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Li Zhong
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
Li Zhong

Current Position
  • Research fellow (professor) of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Professor of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Council Member of the Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Council Member of the Sedimentology Branch, Chinese Society of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Council Member of the Sedimentary Geology Branch, Geological Society of China
  • Member of the International Association of Sedimentologists

Research Interests:
Sdimentation and sedimentary diagenesis
Reservoir and oil-gas basin research
Paleogeography and basin-range geodynamics
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Supported Projects:
  1. National Key Project: Formation-distribution and prediction of efficient reservoirs deep-buried in typical superposed basins, China (Grant No. 2011ZX05008-003). 2011-2016.
  2. NSFC Project: Depositional records and tectonic differential evolution during Devonian-Carboniferous time in the Tarim basin and South Tianshan, Northwest China (Grant No. 41372120). 2014~2017.
  3. NSFC Project: Middle-Late Ordovician detrital source-sink systems and paleogeographic evolution in Tarim basin and its adjacent area, West China (Grant No. 41172096). 2012~2015.
  4. Key Project Supported by PetroChina: A research on carbonate reservoirs deep-buried in Tarim Basin, Northwest China. 2015-2017.

Selected Publication:

As the first author or corresponding author (*)

  1. Li Zhong, Gao Jian, Guo Chuntao, Xu Jianqiang. Devonian-Carboniferous tectonic evolution of continental margins in northern Tarim block, Northwest China: constrained by basin-fill sequences and provenance systems. Earth Science Frontier, 2015, 22(1): 35-52. 
  2. LI Zhong, Gao Jian, Xu Jianqiang . Basin-Range System Sedimentology and Case Studies in North China and Tarim Areas, China. ACTA SEDIMENTOLOGICA SINICA, 2013, 31(5): 757-772. (in Chinese with English Abstract) 
  3. Jingbo Yu, Zhong Li*, Liu Yang. Fault system impact on paleokarst distribution in the Ordovician Yingshan Formation in the central Tarim basin, northwest China. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2016, 71: 105-118. 
  4. Shunli Dong, Zhong Li*, Lei Jiang. The early Paleozoic sedimentary–tectonic evolution of the circum-Mangar areas, Tarim block, NW China: Constraints from integrated detrital records, Tectonophysics, 2016, 682: 17-34  
  5. Shunli DongZhong Li*Lei Jiang. The Ordovician–Silurian tectonic evolution of the northeastern margin of the Tarim block, NW China: Constraints from detrital zircon geochronological records. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2016, 122: 1-19 
  6. Jianqiang Xu, Zhong Li*. Middle–Late Mesozoic sedimentary provenances of the Luxi and Jiaolai areas: Implications for tectonic evolution of the North China Block. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2015, 111: 284–301. doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.07.008 
  7. HAN Denglin, LI Man, LI Zhong*. Sealing Features of Fluid-Rock System and its Control on Acidic Dissolution in Cretaceous Sandstone Reservoirs, Kuqa Subbasin. Acta Geologica Sinica, 2015, 89(4): 1296-1306. 
  8. DONG Shunli, LI Zhong*, XU Jianqiang, GAO Jian, GUO chuntao. Detrital zircon U–Pb geochronology and Hf isotopic compositions of Middle–Upper Ordovician sandstones from the Quruqtagh area, eastern Tarim Basin: implications for sedimentary provenance and tectonic evolution. Chin Sci Bull, 2014, 59(10), 1002-1012. 
  9. Jianqiang Xu, Zhong Li*, Yonghong Shi. Jurassic detrital zircon U–Pb and Hf isotopic geochronology of Luxi Uplift, eastern North China, and its provenance implications for tectonic–paleogeographic reconstruction. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2013, 78: 184–197. 
  10. Liu JQ, Li Z*, Huang JC, Yang L. Distinct sedimentary environments and their influences on carbonate reservoir evolution of the Lianglitag Formation in the Tarim Basin, Northwest China. Sci China Earth Sci, 2012, 55(10): 1641-1655.  
  11. Han Denglin, Li Zhong*, Shou Jianfeng, Li Weifeng. Reservoir Heterogeneities between structural positions in the anticline: A case study from Kela-2 gas field in the Kuqa Depression, Tarim Basin, NW China. Petroleum Exploration and Development, 2011, 38(3): 282-286. 
  12. Zhong Li, Shoutao Peng. Detrital zircon geochronology and depositional responses to basin-range interactions of Jurassic-Neogene in north margin of Tarim Basin, Northwest China. Basin Research, 2010, 22(1): 126-138. 
  13. Zhong Li, Yang Li, Jianping Zheng, Denglin Han. Late Mesozoic tectonic inversion of the eastern North China craton: Evidences from basin-fill records. Geological Society, London, 2007, Special publication 280: 239-265. 
  14. Peng S, Li Z*, Huang B, et al.. Magnetostratigraphic division of Cretaceous depositional sequences in the north Kuqa subbasin, northwest China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2006,51(1): 97-107. 
  15. LI Zhong, GUO Hong, WANG Daoxuan, LIN Wei. Mesozoic-Cenozoic Tectonic Transition in Kuqa Depression-Tianshan, Northwest China: Evidence from Sandstone Detrital and Geochemical Records. Science In China (Series D), 2005, 48(9): 1387-1402. 
  16. Zhong Li, Wenjie Song, Shoutao Peng, Daoxuan Wang, Zhongpei Zhang. Mesozoic–Cenozoic tectonic relationships between the Kuqa subbasin and Tian Shan, northwest China: constraints from depositional records. Sedimentary Geology, 2004, 172(3-4): 223~249. 
  17. Li Z, Li R W, Sun S, Wang Q. Jurassic depositional records and sandstones provenances in Hefei basin, Central China: Implication for Dabie orogenesis. The Island Arc, 2004, 13(2): 346~358. 
  18. LI Zhong, LIU Shaofeng, ZHANG Jinfan & WANG Qingchen. Typical basin-fill sequences and basin migration in Yanshan, North China: response to Mesozoic tectonic transition. Science In China (Series D), 2004, 47(2): 181~192. 
  19. Li Z, Li R W,Sun S, Zhang W H. Mesozoic basin-fill records in south foot of Dabie Mountains: Implication for Dabie Orogenic attributes. Science In China (Series D), 2003, 46(3): 217230. 
  20. Li Z, Li R W, Sun S, Zhang W H. Rb-Sr chronology Characteristics of Jurassic granitoid gravels in Hefei Basin central China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2001,46(13): 1126-1129. 
  21. Li Zhong, Sun Shu, Li Renwei, Jiang Maosheng. Mesozoic fill-sequences in Hefei Basin:Implication for Dabie Orogenesis, Central China. Science In China (Series D), 2001, V44, No.1: 52-63. 
  22. Li Zhong, Sun Yongchuan. Reservoir diagenesis sequences and framework in intracontinent rift basinEast China. Journal of China University of Geosciences, 1997, 8(1): 68-71. 
  23. LI Z, HAN DL & SHOU JF. 2006. Diagenesis systems and their spatio-temporal attributes in sedimentary basins. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 2006, 22(8): 1783~1796. (in Chinese with English Abstract) 
  24. LI Z, CHEN J S, GUAN P. 2006. Scientific problems and frontiers of sedimentary diagenesis research in oil-gas-bearing basins. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 2006, 22(8): 1745~1754. (in Chinese with English Abstract)
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