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Professor and Chair, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, UNC Wilmington


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Tennessee
  • M.S., Geography, University of Tennessee
  • B.S., Environmental Science, University of Denver


Chad Lane is a paleolimnologist and stable isotope geochemist interested in a wide variety of past and current environmental changes and their origins. His interests in PFAS research relate primarily to stable isotopes as forensic tools to track the origin, transport and fate of PFAS in the environment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry
  • Environmental Change