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Liu Congqiang
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  Ph. D.
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029

Education and Appointments:

Liu Congqiang
Birthday: September 11,1955

  • Former Director General of the Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1997~2009)
  • Former President of Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Chairman of Academic Board of State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Vice President of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Education and Working Experience:

  • Mar. 1978-Feb. 1982: University study in Department of Geosciences, Naking University, China
  • Mar. 1982–Dec. 1984: Studying for MS degree in Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
    Research area: Ore deposit Geochemistry
  • Jan. 1985-Apr. 1986: Assistant researcher in Institute of Geochemistry.
    Research area: Fluid inclusion in ore minerals
  • May 1986–Apr. 1987: Visiting scholar in Institute of Physical-Chemical Researches,Japan.
    Research area: Mineralogy of meteorite
  • May 1987–Ma. 1991: Studying for Ph. D. in Department of Chemistry, the University of Tokyo, Japan.
    Research area: Geochemistry of the mantle beneath the Chinese continent: Study of Cenozoic basalts and their mantle captures from eastern China.
  • Apr. 1991-Apr. 1994: Special Researcher of Basic Science Research, Institute of Physical-Chemical Researches, Japan.
    Research area: Environmental Geochemistry of arid and semi-arid land.
  • Mar. 1994–Oct. 1996: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Electro-Communications, Japan.
  • Oct. 1996–Jun. 1997: Professor, Institute of Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • July 1997 to September 2009: Director General, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • 1999-2010: Director of the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • July 2001 to May 2011: President of Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Feb. 2013~, Vice President of National Natural Science Foundation of China

Research Interests:
  1. Geofluids and its role in rock- and ore-formation;
  2. Bio-geochemical processes of the Earth’s surface and their effects on ecological and environmental change;
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Supported Projects:
  1. Geochemistry of geofluids in the earth and its role in rock and deposit formation(from 1998 to 2001)
  2. Geochemistry of trace elements during geoluid-rock interaction (from 1997 to 2001)
  3. Hydro-geochemical cycling of chemical substances in karstic river basins and its role on environmental change (from 2000 to 2003)
  4. Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients in soil-plant systems in karstic region, Guizhou, SW China (from 2004 to 2006)
  5. Biogeochemical processes in karstic ecosystems and their effects (from 2006 to 2010)
  6. Granite Weathering and Mass Transport Under Climatic Control-Li, B, Si Isotope Approach (from 2011 to 2015)
  7. Denudation and its tectonic-climatic control of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau(2012-2016)

Selected Publication:
  1. Liu, Xiao-Long / Liu, Cong-Qiang* / Li, Si-Liang / Wang, Fu-Shun / Wang, Bao-Li / Wang, Zhong-Liang, 2011. Spatiotemporal variations of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from two reservoirs in SW China. Atmospheric Environment, 45 (31), p.5458-5468
  2. Liu, Xue-Yan / Xiao, Hua-Yun / Liu, Cong-Qiang, 2011. Physiological and isotopic signals in epilithic mosses for indicating anthropogenic sulfur on the urban–rural scale. Ecological Indicators, 11 (5), p.1245-1250
  3. Xiao-Dong / Liu, Cong-Qiang / Liu, Xiao-Long / Bao, Li-Ran, 2011. Identification of dissolved sulfate sources and the role of sulfuric acid in carbonate weathering using dual-isotopic data from the Jialing River, Southwest China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 42 (3), p.370-380.
  4. Pi, Dao-Hui / Liu, Cong-Qiang / Shields-Zhou, Graham A., Jiang, Shao-Yong, 2011. Trace and rare earth element geochemistry of black shale and kerogen in the early Cambrian Niutitang Formation in Guizhou province, South China: Constraints for redox environments and origin of metal enrichments. Precambrian Research, In Press, Corrected Proof.
  5. Xiao, Hua-Yun / Tang, Cong-Guo / Zhu, Ren-Guo / Wang, Yan-Li / Xiao, Hong-Wei / Liu, Cong-Qiang, 2011. Tracing sources of coal combustion using stable sulfur isotope ratios in epilithic mosses and coals from China. Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM, 13 (8), p.2243-2249.
  6. Wang, Fushun / Wang, Baoli / Liu, Cong-Qiang / Wang, Yuchun / Guan, Jin / Liu, Xiaolong / Yu, Yuanxiu, 2011. Carbon dioxide emission from surface water in cascade reservoirs–river system on the Maotiao River, southwest of China. Atmospheric Environment, 45 (23), p.3827-3834.
  7. Lang, Yun-Chao / Liu, Cong-Qiang* / Li, Si-Liang / Zhao, Zhi-Qi / Zhou, Zhi-Hua, 2011. Tracing natural and anthropogenic sources of dissolved sulfate in a karst region by using major ion chemistry and stable sulfur isotopes. Applied Geochemistry, 26 (Supplement), p.S202-S205.
  8. Li, Si-Liang / Liu, Cong-Qiang / Patra, Sivaji / Wang, Fushun / Wang, Baoli / Yue, Fujun,2011. Using a dual isotopic approach to trace sources and mixing of sulphate in Changjiang Estuary, China. Applied Geochemistry, 26 (Supplement), p.S210-S213
  9. Zhao, Zhi-Qi / Liu, Cong-Qiang* / Zhang, Wei / Wang, Qi-Lian, 2011. Historical lead pollution in the central region of Guizhou province, China: A record of lead stable isotopes of lake sediments. Applied Geochemistry, 26 (Supplement), p.S267-S270.
  10. Ding, Hu / Lang, Yun-Chao / Liu, Cong-Qiang*, 2011. The impact of land use and land cover changes on solute dynamics in seepage water of soil from karst hillslopes of Southwest China. Applied Geochemistry, 26 (Supplement), p.S183-S186.
  11. Wang, Fushun / Liu, Cong-Qiang / Wang, Baoli / Liu, Xiaolong / Li, Ganrong / Guan, Jin / Yao, Chenchen / Wu, Yiying, 2011. Disrupting the riverine DIC cycling by series hydropower exploitation in Karstic area. Applied Geochemistry, 26 (Supplement), p.S375-S378
  12. Liu, Cong-Qiang* / Zhao, Zhi-Qi / Wang, Qilian / Gao, Bo, 2011. Isotope compositions of dissolved lithium in the rivers Jinshajiang, Lancangjiang, and Nujiang: Implications for weathering in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Applied Geochemistry, 26 (Supplement), p.S357-S359.
  13. Xiao, Hua-Yun / Zhu, Ren-Guo / Lin, Bi-Na / Liu, Cong-Qiang, 2011. Sulfur isotopic signatures in rainwater and moss Haplocladium microphyllum indicating atmospheric sulfur sources in Nanchang City (SE China). The Science of the total environment, 409 (11), p.2127-2132
  14. Xiao, Hua-Yun / Wu, Liang-Hong / Zhu, Ren-Guo / Wang, Yan-Li / Liu, Cong-Qiang, 2011. Nitrogen isotope variations in camphor (Cinnamomum Camphora) leaves of different ages in upper and lower canopies as an indicator of atmospheric nitrogen sources. Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 159 (2), p.363-367
  15. Xiao, Hua-Yun / Wu, Liang-Hong / Zhu, Ren-Guo / Wang, Yan-Li / Liu, Cong-Qiang, 2011. Nitrogen isotope variations in camphor (Cinnamomum Camphora ) leaves of different ages in upper and lower canopies as an indicator of atmospheric nitrogen sources. Environmental Pollution, 159 (2), p.363-367
  16. Song, L., Liu*, C.-Q., Wang Z-L, et al., 2011. Iron isotope fractionation during biogeochemical cycle: Information from suspended particulate matter (SPM) in Aha Lake and its tributaries, Guizhou, China. Chemical Geology, 280: 170-179.
  17. Tserenpil, S., Liu, C.-Q., 2011. Study of antimony (III) binding to soil humic acid from an antimony smelting site. Microchemical Journal, doi:10.1016/j.microc.2010.10.003.
  18. Xiao, H.-Y., Liu, C.-Q., 2011. The elemental and isotopic composition of sulfur and nitrogen in Chinese coals. Organic Geochemistry 42: 84–93
  19. Guo, Q. J., Strauss, H., Liu, C.-Q., et al., 2010. A negative carbon isotope excursion defines the boundary from Cambrian Series 2 to Cambrian Series 3 on the Yangtze Platform, South China. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 285: 143-151.
  20. Li X-D, Liu C-Q, Harue M, et al., 2010. The use of environmental isotopic (C, Sr, S) and hydrochemical tracers to characterize anthropogenic effects on karst groundwater quality: A case study of the Shuicheng Basin, SW China. Applied Geochemistry, 25 (12): 1924-1936.
  21. Li, S.-L., Liu*, C.-Q., Li, J., et al., 2010a. Geochemistry of dissolved inorganic carbon and carbonate weathering in a small typical karstic catchment of Southwest China: Isotopic and chemical constraints. Chemical Geology, 277: 301-309.
  22. Li, S.-L., Liu*, C.-Q. , Li, J., et al., 2010b. Assessment of the Sources of Nitrate in the Changjiang River, China Using a Nitrogen and Oxygen Isotopic Approach. Environmental Science & Technology, 44: 1573-1578.
  23. Li, S.-L., Liu*, C.-Q. , Lang, Y.-C., et al., 2010c. Tracing the sources of nitrate in karstic groundwater in Zunyi, Southwest China: a combined nitrogen isotope and water chemistry approach. Environmental Earth Sciences, 60: 1415-1423.
  24. Liu, X. Y., Xiao, H. Y., Liu, C.-Q., et al., 2010. Response of stable carbon isotope in epilithic mosses to atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Environmental Pollution, 158: 2273-2281.
  25. Mostofa, K. M. G., Wu, F. C., Liu, C.-Q., et al., 2010. Characterization of Nanming River (southwestern China) sewerage-impacted pollution using an excitation-emission matrix and PARAFAC. Limnology, 11: 217-231.
  26. Wang, F. S., Yu, Y. X., Liu, C.-Q., et al., 2010. Dissolved silicate retention and transport in cascade reservoirs in Karst area, Southwest China. Science of the Total Environment, 408: 1667-1675.
  27. Xiao, H. Y., Liu, C.-Q., 2010. Identifying organic matter provenance in sediments using isotopic ratios in an urban river. Geochemical Journal, 44: 181-187.
  28. Xu, Z. F., Liu, C.-Q., 2010. Water geochemistry of the Xijiang basin rivers, South China: Chemical weathering and CO2 consumption. Applied Geochemistry, 25: 1603-1614.
  29. Zhao, Z. Q., Liu*, C.-Q., 2010. Anthropogenic inputs of boron into urban atmosphere: Evidence from boron isotopes of precipitations in Guiyang City, China. Atmospheric Environment, 44: 4165-4171.
  30. Chetelat, B., Liu*, C.-Q., Gaillardet, J., et al., 2009. Boron isotopes geochemistry of the Changjiang basin rivers. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 73: 6084-6097.  
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