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LI Yang
  Associate Professor
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  Ggeochemistry;Economic Geology
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

Dr. Yang LI, Associate Professor
Member of the State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution
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Yang Li received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan and Durham University in 2011 and 2017, respectively, followed by postdoctoral training at Durham and Yale University. His current research broadly seeks to understand how metalliferous volatiles are concentrated in the upper crust and their fates near the surface through integrating field geology, high-precision geochronology and isotopic microanalysis. Additional research interests include further developments and geological applications of the Re-Os chronometer.

Research Interests:
  • Magmatic-hydrothermal process and mineralization
  • Geochronology of mass extinction and climate change
  • High-precision Re-Os geochronology
  • In-situ microanalysis and its geological application
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Selected Publication:
  1. Li, Y.*, Li, Q.-L., Tang, G.-Q., Gargano, A., Sharp, Z., Pitawala, A., Zhao, L., Zhai, M.-G., and Li, X.-H., 2020, Eppawala-AP, Sri Lanka, an Apatite Reference Material for High Precision Chlorine Isotope Analysis: Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 41, no. 2, p. 51-56.
  2. He, Z., Zhang, X.-C., Deng, X.-D., Hu, H., Li, Y., Yu, H.-M., Archer, C., Li, J.-W., and Huang, F., 2020, The behavior of Fe and S isotopes in porphyry copper systems: Constraints from the Tongshankou Cu-Mo deposit, Eastern China: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 270, p. 61-83.
  3. Li, Y.*, Zhang, S., Hobbs, R., Caiado, C., Sproson, A. D., Selby, D., and Rooney, A. D., 2019, Monte Carlo sampling for error propagation in linear regression and applications in isochron geochronology: Science Bulletin, v. 64, no. 3, p. 189-197.
  4. Li, Y.*, McCoy-West, A. J., Zhang, S., Selby, D., Burton, K. W., and Horan, K., 2019, Controlling Mechanisms for Molybdenum Isotope Fractionation in Porphyry Deposits: The Qulong Example: Economic Geology, v. 114, no. 5, p. 981-992.
  5. Li, Y.*, Li, Q.-L., and Yang, J.-H., 2019, Tracing water-rock interaction in carbonate replacement deposits: a SIMS pyrite S-Pb isotope perspective from the Chinese Xinqiao system: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 107, p. 248-257.
  6. Cao, K., Yang, Z.-M., Mavrogenes, J., White, N. C., Xu, J-F., Li, Y., and Li, W.-K., 2019, Geology and Genesis of the Giant Pulang Porphyry Cu-Au District, Yunnan, Southwest China: Economic Geology, v. 114, no. 2, p. 275-301.
  7. van der Ploeg, R., Selby, D., Cramwinckel, M. J., Li, Y., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J., and Sluijs, A., 2018, Middle Eocene greenhouse warming facilitated by diminished weathering feedback: Nature Communications, v. 9, no. 1, p. 2877.
  8. Rooney, A. D., Austermann, J., Smith, E. F., Li, Y., Selby, D., Dehler, C. M., Schmitz, M. D., Karlstrom, K. E., and Macdonald, F. A., 2018, Coupled Re-Os and U-Pb geochronology of the Tonian Chuar Group, Grand Canyon: GSA Bulletin, v. 130, no. 7-8, p. 1085-1098.
  9. Li, Y.*, Selby, D., Li, X.-H., and Ottley, C. J., 2018, Multisourced metals enriched by magmatic-hydrothermal fluids in stratabound deposits of the Middle-Lower Yangtze River metallogenic belt, China: Geology, v. 46, no. 5, p. 391-394.
  10. Li, Y.*, Li, X.-H., Selby, D., and Li, J.-W., 2018, Pulsed magmatic fluid release for the formation of porphyry deposits: Tracing fluid evolution in absolute time from the Tibetan Qulong Cu-Mo deposit: Geology, v. 46, no. 1, p. 7-10.
  11. Li, Y.*, Selby, D., Feely, M., Costanzo, A., and Li, X.-H., 2017, Fluid inclusion characteristics and molybdenite Re-Os geochronology of the Qulong porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, Tibet: Mineralium Deposita, v. 52, no. 2, p. 137-158.
  12. Li, Y.*, Selby, D., Condon, D., and Tapster, S., 2017, Cyclic Magmatic-Hydrothermal Evolution in Porphyry Systems: High-Precision U-Pb and Re-Os Geochronology Constraints on the Tibetan Qulong Porphyry Cu-Mo Deposit: Economic Geology, v. 112, no. 6, p. 1419-1440.
  13. Li, Y.*, Li, J.-W., Li, X.-H., Selby, D., Huang, G.-H., Chen, L.-J., and Zheng, K., 2017, An Early Cretaceous carbonate replacement origin for the Xinqiao stratabound massive sulfide deposit, Middle-Lower Yangtze Metallogenic Belt, China: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 80, p. 985-1003.
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