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LIU Wenjing
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

Education and research experiences:

  • 2007   A.B.   Department of Geosciences, China University Of Geosciences, China 
  • 2010   M.A.   Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
  • 2013   Ph.D.  Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Professional Experience

  • 06/2013-12/2016  PostDoc in Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 01/2015-present  PostDoc in Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and the Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA 
  • 01/2017-present  Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:
  1. Chemical weathering and carbon cycling;
  2. Stable metal isotope (Li, Mg, Ca and Fe isotope systems) and cosmogenic nuclide (10Be、26Al) applications in Earth’s surface process (mainly continent weathering and erosion);
Public Services:

2014  The International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship, China Postdoctoral Council;
2019  Youth Innovation Promotion Association Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

Supported Projects:
  1. Weathering-erosion and carbon cycle (The "Strategic Priority Research Program" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, XDB26020502, 08/2018-08/2023, PI)
  2. Lithium isotope fractionation during shale weathering (Natural Science Foundation of China 41772380, 01/ 2018-12/2021, PI)
  3. Lithium isotope composition variation and fractionation mechanisms in chemical weathering process of granite (Natural Science Foundation of China 41402323, 01/ 2015-12/2017, PI)
  4. Element releasing characteristics during pedogenic process and the related microorganism activity response (The "Strategic Priority Research Program" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, XDB15010405, 07/2014-06/2019,PI)
  5. Nutrient element biogeochemical cycling in Nujiang River basin (Natural Science Foundation of China 41730857, 01/ 2018-12/2022, Co-PI, responsible for weathering effect on element cycling within the basin)
  6. Climatic control on granite weathering and regolith mass transport-Li, B, Si isotope approach (Natural Science Foundation of China, 41130536, 01/ 2011-12/2016, responsible for Strontium and Lithium isotope work)
  7. Basin erosion process and its effect on bio-geochemical cycling in Tibet plateau: Continent denudation and chemical weathering effects of west China and its relationship with Qinghai-Tibet Plateau uplifting and global change. (Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, 2013CB956400, 01/2013-08/2017; responsible for modern chemical weathering of major river on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and case study of granite small catchment in eastern ambient areas of the plateau).

  1. Tong Zhao,Wenjing Liu*,Zhifang Xu,Huiguo Sun,Xiaode Zhou,Li Zhou,Jiangyi Zhang,Xuan Zhang,Hao Jiang,Taoze Liu,2019. The influence of carbonate precipitation on riverine magnesium isotope signals: New constrains from Jinsha River Basin, Southeast Tibetan Plateau,Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 248:172-184.
  2. Tong Zhao,Wenjing Liu*,Zhifang Xu,Taoze Liu,Sheng Xu,Lifeng Cui,Chao Shi, 2019. Cosmogenic nuclides (10Be and 26Al) erosion rate constraints in the Badain Jaran Desert, northwest China: implications for surface erosion mechanisms and landform evolution,Geosciences Journal 23(1):59-68.
  3. Xuan Zhang,Zhifang Xu,Wenjing Liu*,Moon Seulgi,Tong Zhao,Xiaode Zhou,Jiangyi Zhang,Yao Wu,Hao Jiang,Li Zhou,2019. Hydro‐geochemical and Sr isotope characteristics of the Yalong River basin, eastern Tibetan plateau: Implications for chemical weathering and controlling factors,Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20:1221– 1239.
  4. Xiaode Zhou,Zhifang Xu*,Wenjing Liu,Yao Wu,Tong Zhao,Hao Jiang,Xuan Zhang,Jiangyi Zhang,Li Zhou,Yuchen Wang,2019. Chemical composition of precipitation in Shenzhen, a coastal mega-city in South China: Influence of urbanization and anthropogenic activities on acidity and ionic composition, Science of The Total Environment 662:218-226.
  5. Wenjing Liu,Zhifang Xu*,Huiguo Sun,Tong Zhao,Shi Chao,Taoze Liu,2018. Geochemistry of the dissolved loads during high-flow season of rivers in the southeastern coastal region of China: anthropogenic impact on chemical weathering and carbon sequestration,Biogeosciences 15(16):4955-4971.
  6. Hao Jiang,Wenjing Liu*,Zhifang Xu,Xiaode Zhou,Ziyan Zheng,Tong Zhao,Li Zhou,Xuan Zhang,Yifu Xu,Taoze Liu,2018. Chemical weathering of small catchments on the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau I: Water sources, solute sources and weathering rates,Chemical Geology 500:159-174.
  7. Hao Jiang,Wenjing Liu,Tong Zhao,Huiguo Sun,Zhifang Xu*,2018. Water geochemistry of rivers draining karst-dominated regions, Guangxi province, South China: Implications for chemical weathering and role of sulfuric acid,Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 163:152-162.
  8. Tu, C., C. Liu, T. A. Quine, M. W. Jones, T. Liu, L. Li and W. Liu, 2018. Dynamics of soil organic carbon following land-use change: insights from stable C-isotope analysis in black soil of Northeast China. Acta Geochimica 37(5): 746-757.
  9. Wenjing Liu*, Congqiang Liu, Susan L. Brantley, Zhifang Xu, Tong Zhao, Taoze Liu, Chong Yu, Dingshuai Xue, Zhiqi Zhao, Lifeng Cui, Zhuojun Zhang, Bailin Fan, Xin Gu, 2016. Deep weathering along a granite ridgeline in a subtropical climate. Chemical Geology 427: 17-34.
  10. Wenjing Liu, Chao Shi, Zhifang Xu*, Tong Zhao, Hao Jiang, Chongshan Liang, Xuan Zhang , Li Zhou, Chong Yu, 2016. Water geochemistry of the Qiantangjiang River, East China: Chemical weathering and CO2 consumption in a basin affected by severe acid deposition. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 127: 246-256.
  11. Wenjing Liu, Hao Jiang, Chao Shi, Tong Zhao, Chongshan Liang, Jian Hu, Zhifang Xu*, 2016. Chemical and strontium isotopic characteristics of the rivers around the Badain Jaran Desert, northwest China: implication of river solute origin and chemical weathering. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2016, 75(15): 1119-1135.
  12. Yao Wu, Zhifang Xu*, Wenjing Liu, Tong Zhao, Xuan Zhang, Hao Jiang, Chong Yu, Li Zhou, Xiaode Zhou, 2016. Chemical compositions of precipitation at three non-urban sites of Hebei Province, North China: Influence of terrestrial sources on ionic composition. Atmospheric Research 181: 115-123.
  13. Li-Feng Cui, Cong-Qiang Liu, Sheng Xu, Zhi-Qi Zhao, Tao-Ze Liu, Wen-Jing Liu, Zhuo-Jun Zhang, 2016. Subtropical denudation rates of granitic regolith along a hill ridge in Longnan, SE China derived from cosmogenic nuclide depth-profiles. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 117: 146-152.
  14. Zhuo-Jun Zhang, Cong-Qiang Liu, Zhi-Qi Zhao, Li-Feng Cui, Wen-Jing Liu, Tao-Ze Liu, Bao-Jian Liu, Bai-Ling Fan, 2015. Behavior of redox-sensitive elements during weathering of granite in subtropical area using X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 105, 418–429.
  15. Zhifang Xu*, Yao Wu, Wen-Jing Liu, Chong-Shan Liang, Jianpeng Ji, Tong Zhao, Xuan Zhang, 2015. Chemical composition of rainwater and the acid neutralizing effect at Beijing and Chizhou city, China. Atmospheric Research 164–165: 278–285.
  16. Wen-Jing Liu, Cong-Qiang Liu, Zhi-Qi Zhao, Zhi-Fang Xu, Chong-Shan Liang, Long-bo Li, Jia-Yi Feng, 2013. Elemental and strontium isotopic geochemistry of the soil profiles developed on limestone and sandstone in karstic terrain on Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, China: Implications for chemical weathering and parent materials. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 67/68: 138-152.
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