Prof. Junsheng Nie

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MOE Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems

Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change

Lanzhou University

222 South Tianshui Road, Lanzhou

730000, Gansu Province,CHINA

Phone:  +86 187 9480 4964


Email:     jnie@lzu.edu.cn





University of Texas Austin   Geological Sciences   Postdoc  2008-2010

University of Rhode Island  Geological Oceanography  PhD 2003-2008

Lanzhou University  Physical Geography               MS 2000-2003

Lanzhou University  Physical Geography               BS 1996-2000



Reviewer for “Geophysical Research Letters”, “Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology”, “Global and Planetary Change”, “Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems”, “Journal of Asian Earth Sciences”, and “Chinese Science Bulletin”.



Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism; paleoceanography and paleoclimatology; geochronology and low-temperature thermochronology; basin analysis



23. J. Saylor, B. Horton, J. Nie, J. Corredor, and A. Mora. Evaluating foreland basin partitioning in the northern Andes using Cenozoic fill of the Floresta basin, Eastern Cordillera, Colombia. Basin Research, in press, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2010.00493.x, 2010

22. J. Zan, X. Fang, J. Nie, S. Yang, C. Song, and S. Dai. Magnetic properties of surface soils across the southern Tarim Basin. Chinese Science Bulletin, in press, 2010

21. J. Zan, X. Fang, S. Yang, J. Nie, and X. Li. A rock magnetic study of loess from the West Kunlun Mountains. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B10101, doi:10.1029/2009JB007184, 2010

20. Y. Bai, X. Fang, J. Nie, Q. Meng, and Y. Chi. Methoxy n-fatty acids in surface solis from the Gongga and Kunlun Mountain regions: Ecological implications. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55, doi: 10.1007/s11434-010-3228-y, 2010

19. Y. Song, Z. Shi, X. Fang, J. Nie, N. Ishikawa, X. Qiang, and X. Wang, Magnetic properties of loess in the Ili basin, Central Asia, and their correlation with those of loess from the Chinese Loess Plateau. Science in China (series D), 40, 61-72, 2010.

18. B. Horton, M. Parra, J. Saylor, J. Nie, A. Mora, V. Torres., D. Stockli, and M. Strecker, Resolving Andean uplift of the Eastern Cordillera in Colombia using detrital zircon U-Pb age signatures. GSA Today, 20, 4-9, 2010.

17. B. Horton, J. Saylor, J. Nie, A. Mora, M. Parra, A. Reyes, and D. Stockli, Linking sedimentation in the northern Andes to basement configuration, Mesozoic extension, and Cenozoic shortening: Evidence from detrital zircon U-Pb ages in the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122, 1423-1442, 2010.

16. J. Nie, B. Horton, A. Mora, J. Saylor, T. Housh, J. Rubiano, and J. Naranjo, Tracking exhumation of Andean ranges bounding the Middle Magdalena Valley basin, Colombia. Geology, 38, 451-454, 2010.

15. J. Nie, Y. Song, J. King, X. Fang, and C. Heil, HIRM variations in the Chinese red-clay sequence: insights into pedogenesis in the dust source area. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 38, 96-104, 2010.

14. J. Saylor, A. Mora, B. Horton, and J. Nie, Controls on the Isotopic Composition of Surface Water and Precipitation in the Northern Andes, Colombian Eastern Cordillera. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 6999-7018, 2009.

13. J. Nie, Y. Song, J. King, and R. Egli, Consistent grain size distribution of pedogenic maghemite of surface soils and Miocene loessic soils on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Journal of Quaternary Science, 25, 261-266, ISSN 0267-8179, 2010.

12. Y. Bai, X. Fang, J. Nie, Y. Wang, and F. Wu, A preliminary reconstruction of the paleoecological and paleoclimatic history of the Chinese Loess Plateau from the application of biomarkers. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 271, 161-169, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.10.006, 2009

11. J. Nie,  J. King, and X. Fang, The correlation between magnetic susceptibility record of the Chinese aeolian sequences and benthic oxygen isotope record. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 9, Q12026, doi:10.1029/2008GC002243, 2008

10. J. Nie, J. King, and X. Fang, The late Pliocene-early Pleostocene100 ka problem. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L21606, doi:10.1029/2008GL035265, 2008

9. J. Nie, J. King, Z. Liu, S. Clemens, W. Prell, and X. Fang, Surface-water freshening: A cause for the onset of North Pacific stratification from 2.75 Ma onward? Global and Planetary Change, 64, 49-52, 2008

8. J. Nie, J. King, M. Jackson, X., Fang, and Y., Song, AC magnetic susceptibility studies of the red-clay sediments on the Chinese Loess Plateau during the time interval 4.8-4.1 Ma and their paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic implications. Journal of Geophysics Research, 113, B10106, doi:10.1029/2008JB005654, 2008

7. J. Nie, J. King, and X. Fang, Tibetan uplift intensified the 400 k.y. signal in paleoclimate records at 4 Ma. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 120, 1338-1344, DOI: 10.1130/B26349.1, 2008

6. J. Nie, J. King, and X. Fang, Link between benthic oxygen isotopes and magnetic susceptibility in the red-clay sequence on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L03703, doi:10.1029/2007GL032817, 2008

5. J. Nie, J. King, and X. Fang, Enhancement mechanisms of magnetic susceptibility in the Chinese red-clay sequence. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L19705, doi:10.1029/2007GL031430, 2007.

4. X. Fang, M. Yan, R. Van der Voo, D. Rea, C. Song, J. Parés, J. Gao, J. Nie and S. Dai, Late Cenozoic deformation and uplift of the NE Tibetan Plateau: evidence from high-resolution magnetostratigraphy of the Guide Basin, Qinghai Province, China. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117, 1208-1225, 2005.

3. J. Nie, C. Song, X. Fang, X. Xu, and D. Sun, Paleomagnetic constraint on the Pleistocene appearance of the Yellow River in the Guide Basin of the NE Tibetan Plateau and its geomorphologic implications. Marine Geology and Quaternary Geology, 23, 59-64, 2003. (In Chinese with English abstract)

2. C. Song, X. Fang, J. Gao, J. Nie, M. Yan, X. Xu, and D. Sun, Magnetostratigraphy of Late Cenozoic fossil mammals in the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48, 188-193, 2003.

1. C. Song, X. Fang, J. Li, J. Gao, D. Sun, J. Nie, and M. Yan, Late Cenozoic sedimentological evolution of the Guide Basin, Qinghai, and uplift of the NE Tibetan Plateau. Review of Geology, 40, 337-346, 2003. (In Chinese with English abstract)