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GU Zhaoyan
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
GU Zhaoyan, Professor of Geology 
1996-1999: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Ph. D.; Geochemistry major. 
1982-1985: Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Sc. M. Degree; Cenozoic (Quaternary) Geology and Environment major. 
1978-1982: Nanjing University, Nanjing, Sc. B. degree; Geology major. 
2000-present: Professor in Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 
1996-2000: Associate Professor in Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  
1993-1996: Research Associate in Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA.  
1985-1992: Assistant Professor in Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Interests:
  1. Cosmogenic nuclide geochemistry and dating
  2. Environmental isotope geochemistry and climatic changes
Public Services:

"China Quaternary Research" Award for outstanding young scientists, 1999.

Supported Projects:
  1. History of alluvial fan evolution with climatic changes and tectonic activities in northwestern China
  2. Cosmogenic nuclide dating on Chinese loess sediment sequences

Selected Publication:
  1. Xu B, Gu Z Y, Han J T, Hao Q Z, Lu Y W. Radiocarbon age anomalies of land snail shells in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary Geochronology, 2011, 6: 383-389 
  2. Lu Y W, Gu Z Y, Aldahan A, Zhang H C, Possnert G, Lei G L. 10Be in quartz gravel from the Gobi Desert and evolutionary history of alluvial sedimentation in the Ejina Basin, Inner Mongolia, China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010, 55: 3802-3809 
  3. Xu B, Gu Z Y, Han J T, Liu Z X, Pei Y P, Lu Y W, Wu N Q, Chen Y F. Radiocarbon and stable carbon isotopes analyses of land snails from the Chinese loess plateau: environmental and chronological implications. Radiocarbon, 2009, 52: 149-156.  
  4. Xu B, Gu Z Y, Han J T, Zhang Y H, Chen Y F, Lu Y W. Sequential extractions and isotope analysis for discriminating the chemical forms and origins of Pb in sediment from Liaodong Bay, china. Archive of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 2009, 58: 230-238. 
  5. Xu B, Gu Z Y, Han J T, Wang C Y. Environmental changes during Frasnian -Famennian transition in south China: A multiproxy approach. J. Geophys. Res. , 2008, 113, G04033, doi: 10.1029/2007JG000450 
  6. Liu Z X, Gu Z Y, Wu N Q, Xu B. Diet control on carbon isotopic composition of land snail shell carbonate. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2007, 52 (3), 388-394. 
  7. Lal D, Harris N B W, Sharma,  K K, Gu Z Y, Ding L, Liu T S, Dong W Q, Caffee M C and Jull A  J T. Erosion history of the Tibetan Plateau since the last interglacial: constraints from the first studies of cosmogenic 10Be from Tibetan bedrock. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2004, 217, 33-42. 
  8. Gu, Z.Y., Liu, Q., Xu, B., Han, J.M., Yang, S.L., Ding, Z.L. and Liu, T.S. Climate as the dominant control on C3 and C4 plant abundance in the Loess Plateau: Organic carbon isotope evidence from the last glacial-interglacial loess-soil sequences. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2003, 48, 1271-1276 
  9. Xu, B., Gu, Z.Y., Liu, Q., Wang, C.Y., and Li, Z.L. Carbon isotopic record from Upper Devonian carbonates at Dongcun in Guilin, southern China, supporting the world-wide pattern of carbon isotope excursions during Frasnian-Famennian transition. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2003, 48, 1259-1260. 
  10. Sharma, K.K., Gu, Z.Y., Lal, D., Caffee, M.W. and Southon, J. Late Quaternary morphptectonic evolution of Upper Indus valley profile: A cosmogenic radionuclide study of river polished surfaces. Current Science, 1998, 75, 366-371. 
  11. Gu, Z.Y., Lal, D., Liu, T.S., Guo, Z.T., Southon, J. and Caffe, M.W Weathering histories of Chinese loess deposits based on U-Th series nuclides and cosmogenic 10Be. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 1997, 61: 5221-5231. 
  12. Gu, Z.Y., Lal, D., Liu, T.S., Southon, J., Caffe, M.W., Guo, Z.T. and Chen, M.Y. Five million year 10Be record in Chinese Loess and red-clay: climate and weathering relationships. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1996, 144, 273-287. 
  13. Lal, D., Pavich, M., Gu, Z.Y., Jull, A.J.T., Caffee, M., Finkel, R., and Southon, J. Recent rrosional history of a soil profile based on cosmogenic in-situ radionuclides 14C and 10Be. Earth Processes: Reading the Isotopic Code, Geophysical Monograph, 95, 371-376. 
  14. Gu, Z.Y., 1991. The carbonate isotopic composition of the loess-paleosol sequence and its implication of paleoclimatic change. Chinese Science Bulletin, 1996, 36(23), 1979-1983. 
  15. Gu, Z.Y., Liu, R.M. and Liu, Y.. Response of the stable isotopic composition of loess-paleosol carbonate to paleoenvironmental changes. In: Loess, Environment and Global Change (Ed., Liu T.S.), Beijing: Science Press , 1991, 82-92. 
  16. Gu, Z.Y., Liu, T.Y. and Zheng, S.H. A preliminary study on quartz oxygen isotope in Chinese loess and soils. In: Aspects of Loess Research (Eds., Liu T.S. et al.),  Beijing: China Ocean Press,, 1987, 291-301.
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