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Name   Bai, Yan Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7054 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      Baiyan06@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:

Jul 2009-present, Associate Pro., Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS;

Sep 2006 Jun 2009, Postdoctor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS;

Sep 2003 Jun 2006, Ph.D., Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems, Ministry of Education of China, Lanzhou University;

Sep 1984 Jun 1988, B.S., Dept. of Chemistry, Lanzhou University.

Research Interest:

Uplift of Tibetan Plateau and environmental change

Public Services:

Selected Publications:
  1. Bai Yan *, Chen Chihao, Xu Qiang, Fang Xiaomin. Paleoaltimetry potentiality of branched GDGTs from southern Tibet, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2018, 19. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GC007122
  2. Bai Yan *, Chen Chihao, Fang Xiaomin, Liu Xiaomin, Guo Haichao. Altitudinal effect of soil n-alkane δD values on the eastern Tibetan Plateau and their increasing isotopic fractionation with altitude. Science China Earth Sciences, 2017, 60(9): 1664-1673, doi: 10.1007/s11430-016-9055-4.
  3. Bai, Y., Fang, X.,  Jia G.,  Sun J.,  Wen R.,  Ye Y., 2015. Different altitude effect of leaf wax n-alkane δD in surface soils along two vapor transport pathways from Southeast Tibetan Plateau. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 170, 94–107.
  4. Bai, Y., Tian Q., Fang, X., Wu F., 2014. The “Inverse Altitude Effect” of Leaf Wax-derived n-alkane δD on the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Organic Geochemistry 73, 90–100.
  5. Bai Y., Fang X. and Tian Q. Spatial patterns of soil n-alkane δD values on the Tibetan Plateau— Implications for monsoon boundaries and paleoelevation reconstructions. J. Geophys. Res., 2012, 117, D20113, doi:10.1029/2012JD017803.
  6. Bai, Y., Fang, X. Gleixner, G., Mügler I. Effects of precipitation regimes on D values of soil n-alkanes from altitude gradients –implications for palaeoatimetry. Org. Geochem., 2011, 42, 838–845.
  7. Long L Q, Fang X M, Miao Y F, Bai Y, Wang Y. Northern Tibetan Plateau cooling and aridification linked to Cenozoic global cooling: Evidence from n-alkane distributions of Paleogene sedimentary sequences in the Xining Basin. Chinese Sci Bull, 2011, 56: 1569 1578, doi: 10.1007/s11434-011-4469-0.
  8. Bai Y., Fang X., Nie J., Meng Q., Chi Y., 2010. Methoxy n-fatty acids in surface soils from the Gongga and Kunlun Mountain regions: Ecological implications. Chinese Science Bulletin 51 (1), 1–12.
  9. Bai, Y., Fang, X., Ni J., Wang Y., Wu F., 2009. Paleoecological and paleoclimatic history on the Chinese Loess Plateau recorded by biomarkers: implication for the last 8 Ma Asian drying evolution. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 271, 161–169.
  10. Bai, Y., Fang, X., Wang Y., Kenig, F., Chen X., Wang, Y., 2006. Distribution of aliphatic ketones in Chinese soils: Potential environmental implications. Organic Geochemistry, 37, 640–646.
  11. Bai, Y., Fang, X., Wang Y., Kenig, F., Miao, Y, Wang, Y. Branched alkanes with quaternary carbon atoms in Chinese soils: Potential environmental implications. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2006, 51 (1): 1–8.
  12. Wang Y., Fang, X., Bai, Y., Xi, X., Yang, S., Wang, Y., 2006. Macrocyclic alkanes in modern soils of China. Organic Geochemistry, 37, 146–151.
  13. Wang Y., Fang, X., Bai, Y., Xi, X., Zhang, X., Wang, Y., 2007. Distribution of lipids in modern soils from various regions with continuous climate (moisture-heat) change in China and their climate significance. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences 50(4), 600–612.

Supported Projects:
  • Jan 2011–Dec 2013: NSFC (Natural National Science Foundation of China) program: “Uplifting of southern Tibet Plateau: Evidence from sedimentary plant- n-alkanes δD in the Lunpola Basin” (41071003).
  • Jan 2007–Dec 2009: NSFC program: "Lipid biomarkers and n-alkanes δ13C and δD values extracted from surface soils with changing altitude on the presenting monsoon and western wind region of the Tibetan plateau” (40671024).
  • Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China “Lipids of soils on the eastern Tibetan Plateau and their relationships with elevation” (Grant No., 20060400506).