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JIN Chunsheng
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Education and Appointments:
Chunsheng Jin 
Associate Professor of Cenozoic Geology and Environment
B.S., 1999-2003, Geology, Jilin University, Jilin Province
Ph.D., 2003-2008, Quaternary Geology, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing
Post-Doc, 2008-2012, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing
Associate Professor, 2012-present, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing

Research Interests:
  • Paleoclimate records in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and its adjacent region since the late Mesozoic
  • Arid-monsoon transformation in China
  • Paleoclimate and Paleomagnetic records in Chinese loess
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Supported Projects:
  1. Mechanism and paleoenvironmental changes in the Sichuan Basin during the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2022-2025.
  2. Cenozoic Tethys Sea evolution and its environmental effects, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2019-2023.
  3. Denudation, weathering and their paleoclimatic-environmental effects, supported by “the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research (STEP) Program” of Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, 2019-2023.
  4. The Paleogene records of chemical weathering from the Hoh Xil Basin and links with uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and global change, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2019-2022.
  5. Evolution of the “dry pole of Asia”, supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program B of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018-2022.
  6. Paleogeographical pattern and the variation of paleomonsoon-westerlies, supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program A of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018-2022.
  7. The Cenozoic denudation, weathering and paleoclimate records in western China, supported by the “973 projects” of Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, 2013-2017.
  8. Quantitation of the lock-in depth of natural remanent magnetization in Chinese loess, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2013-2016.
  9. Dating of the Cenozoic basins in the Tibetan Plateau, supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program B of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012-2017.
  10. Reliability and lock-in of the Natural Remanent Magnetization recorded in Chinese loess during paleomagnetic polarity reversal, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2011-2013.
  11. Reliability of palaeomagnetic records of Chinese loess since the last interglacial, supported by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2011-2012.
  12. Relative paleointensity time scale of Chinese loess, supported by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2010-2011.
  13. Magnetostratigraphic and environmental studies of the late Cenozoic basins in the Tibetan Plateau, supported by Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009-2011.

Selected Publication:
  1. He Ma, Yong-Li Wang*, Chun-Sheng Jin*, Zhi-Fu Wei, Gen Wang, Ting Zhang, Wei He, Xue-Yun Ma, Relative paleointensity correction of radiocarbon reservoir effect for lacustrine sediments on the northeast Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Geochronology, 2021, 65: 101193. * Corresponding author
    doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101193.
  2. Zhaoxia Jiang*, Chunsheng Jin*, Zhongbo Wang, Qingsong Liu, Sanzhong Li, Zhengquan Yao. Chronostratigraphic framework of the East China Sea since MIS 6 from geomagnetic paleointensity and environmental magnetic records, Global and Planetary Change, 2020, 185: 103092. * Co-first authors
    doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103092.
  3. Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu, Deke Xu, Jimin Sun, Cange Li, Yun Zhang, Peng Han, Wentian Liang. A new correlation between Chinese loess and deep-sea δ18O records since the middle Pleistocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2019, 506: 441-454.
    doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.11.022
  4. Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu, Wentian Liang, Andrew P. Roberts, Jimin Sun, Pengxiang Hu, Xiangyu Zhao, Youliang Su, Zhaoxia Jiang, Zhifeng Liu, Zongqi Duan, Huihui Yang, Sihua Yuan. Magnetostratigraphy of the Fenghuoshan Group in the Hoh Xil Basin and its tectonic implications for India–Eurasia collision and Tibetan Plateau deformation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2018, 486: 41-53.
    doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.01.010
  5. Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu, Pengxiang Hu, Zhaoxia Jiang, Cange Li, Peng Han, Huihui Yang, Wentian Liang. An integrated natural remanent magnetization acquisition model for the Matuyama-Brunhes reversal recorded by the Chinese loess. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2016, 17: 3150-3163.
    doi: 10.1002/2016GC006407
  6. Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu, Larrasoa?a J C. A precursor to the Matuyama-Brunhes reversal in Chinese loess and its palaeomagnetic and stratigraphic significance. Geophysical Journal International, 2012, 190: 829-842.
    doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05537.x
  7. Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu. Remagnetization mechanism and a new age model for L9 in Chinese loess. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 2011, 187: 261-275.
    doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2011.03.010
  8. Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu. Revisiting the stratigraphic position of the Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic polarity boundary in Chinese loess. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2011, 299: 309-317.
    doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.11.011
  9. Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu. Reliability of the natural remanent magnetization recorded in Chinese loess. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2010, 115: B04103.
    doi: 10.1029/2009JB006703
  10. Kai Kong, Wenfeng Deng, Yangrui Guo, Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu, Gangjian Wei. Thermal alteration history of the Fenghuoshan Group, Hoh Xil Basin, northern Tibetan Plateau: Insights from clumped isotope thermometry. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2021, 126(10): e2021JB022009.
  11. Deke Xu, Houyuan Lu, Chunsheng Jin, Zhaoyan Gu, Xinxin Zuo, Yajie Dong, Canwang, Luo Wang, Hao Li, Yinghao Yu, Yingyu Jin, Naiqin Wu. Application of multiple dating techniques to the Holocene sediments of Angrenjin Co in the southern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Geochronology, 2021, 62: 101148.
  12. Can-Ge Li, Yan Zheng, Mingda Wang, Zhe Sun, Chunsheng Jin, Juzhi Hou. Refined dating using palaeomagnetic secular variations on a lake sediment core from Guozha Co, northwestern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Geochronology, 2021, 62: 101146.
  13. Jimin Sun, Morteza Talebian, Chunsheng Jin, Weiguo Liu, Zhiliang Zhang, Mengmeng Cao, Brian F. Windley, Morteza Sheykh, Reza Shahbazi, Shengchen Tian. Timing and forcing mechanism of the final Neotethys seawater retreat from Central Iran in response to the Arabia-Asia collision in the late early Miocene. Global and Planetary Change, 2021, 197: 103395.
  14. Qiang Zhang, Qingsong Liu, Andrew P. Roberts, Juan C. Larrasoa?a, Xuefa Shi, Chunsheng Jin. Mechanism for enhanced eolian dust flux recorded in North Pacific Ocean sediments since 4.0 Ma: Aridity or humidity at dust source areas in the Asian interior?. Geology, 2020, 48: 77-81.
  15. Jiabin Wu, Licheng Guo, Shangfa Xiong, Shiqi Wang, Zihua Tang, Chunsheng Jin, Xiaoxiao Yang, Ning Gu, Chunxiao Li, Jingyi Cui. New magnetic constraints on early‐middle Miocene uplift of the Liupan Shan, northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2019, 20: 1340-1357.
  16. Yang Li, Wentian Liang, Guowei Zhang, Yazhou Ran, Qi Shen, Jingli Wang, Chunsheng Jin. Granitoid emplacement during syn-convergent transtension: An example from the Huamenlou pluton in North Qinling, central China. Geoscience Frontiers, 2018, 9: 191-205.
  17. Lei Zhang, Jiaqi Liu, Xiaoguang Qin, Yan Mu, Chunsheng Jin, Chunqing Sun, Jianxing Liu, Chenglong Deng. Magnetostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental events recorded in a late Cenozoic sedimentary succession in Huaibei Plain, East China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2018, 200: 52-64.
  18. Zhaoxia Jiang, Qingsong Liu, Mark J. Dekkers, Xiang Zhao, Andrew P. Roberts, Zhenyu Yang, Chunsheng Jin, Jianxing Liu. Remagnetization mechanisms in Triassic red beds from South China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2017, 479: 219-230.
  19. Zhifeng Liu, Gangjian Wei, Xisheng Wang, Chunsheng Jin, Qingsong Liu. Quantifying paleoprecipitation of the Luochuan and Sanmenxia Loess on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2016, 459: 121-130.
  20. Jimin Sun, Wenjiao Xiao, Brian F. Windley, Weiqiang Ji, Bihong Fu, Jiangang Wang, Chunsheng Jin. Provenance change of sediment input in the northeastern foreland of Pamir related to collision of the Indian Plate with the Kohistan-Ladakh arc at around 47 Ma. Tectonics, 2016, 35: 315-338.
  21. Yunfa Miao, Fuli Wu, Hong Chang, Xiaomin Fang, Tao Deng, Jimin Sun, Chunsheng Jin. A Late-Eocene palynological record from the Hoh Xil Basin, northern Tibetan Plateau, and its implications for stratigraphic age, paleoclimate and paleoelevation. Gondwana Research, 2016, 31: 241-252.
  22. Wentian Liang, Guowei Zhang, Yong Bai, Chunsheng Jin, Prayath Nantasin. New insights into the emplacement mechanism of the Late Triassic granite plutons in the Qinling orogen: A structural study of the Mishuling pluton. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 2015, 127: 1583-1603.
  23. Qingsong Liu, Chunsheng Jin, Pengxiang Hu, Zhaoxia Jiang, Kunpeng Ge, Andrew P. Roberts. Magnetostratigraphy of Chinese loess–paleosol sequences. Earth-Science Reviews, 2015, 150: 139-167.
  24. Pengxiang Hu, Qingsong Liu, David Heslop, Andrew P. Roberts, Chunsheng Jin. Soil moisture balance and magnetic enhancement in loess–paleosol sequences from the Tibetan Plateau and Chinese Loess Plateau. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2015, 409: 120-132.
  25. Zhaoxia Jiang, Qingsong Liu, Xiangyu Zhao, Chunsheng Jin, Caicai Liu, Shihu Li. Thermal magnetic behaviour of Al-substituted haematite mixed with clay minerals and its geological significance. Geophysical Journal International, 2015, 200: 130-143. 
  26. Jianxing Liu, Xuefa Shi, Qingsong Liu, Shulan Ge, Yanguang Liu, Zhengquan Yao, Quanhong Zhao, Chunsheng Jin, Zhaoxia Jiang, Shengfa Liu, Shuqing Qiao, Xiaoyan Li, Chuanshun Li, Chunjuan Wang. Magnetostratigraphy of a greigite-bearing core from the South Yellow Sea: Implications for remagnetization and sedimentation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2014, 119: 7425-7441.
  27. Pengxiang Hu, Qingsong Liu, José Torrent, Vidal Barrón, Chunsheng Jin. Characterizing and quantifying iron oxides in Chinese loess/paleosols: Implications for pedogenesis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2013, 369-370: 271-283. 
  28. Wentian Liang, Guowei Zhang, Bo Yu, Rukui Lu, Xianzhi Pei, Chunsheng Jin. Magnetic fabric study and its tectonic significance of suture zones in joint area of Qingling and Qilianshan. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 2009, 52(1): 85-94.
  29. Ping Liu, Chunsheng Jin, Song Zhang, Jiamao Han, Tungsheng Liu. Magnetic fabric of early Quaternary loess-paleosols of Longdan profile in Gansu province and the reconstruction of the paleowind directions. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2008, 53(9): 1450-1452.
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