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Name   Zhang, Liyun Home Page      https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Liyun_Zhang7
Highest Education      Ph.D. Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7109 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      zly@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
Research experience
  • Jul 2014– Oct 2015 
    Professor (Associate) 
    Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research · Chinese Academy of Sciences · Key Laboratory of Continental Collision and Plateau Uplift 
  • Sep 2012– Feb 2014
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    University of Arizona · Department of Geosciences · Tibet
  • Mar 2012– Jun 2014
    PostDoc Position
    Chinese Academy of Sciences · Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research · Key Laboratory of Continental Collision and Plateau Uplift
  • Mar 2009– May 2009
    Visiting scholar
    University of Göttingen · Sedimentology & Environmental Geology, Geoscience Center · Low-T geochronology Lab


  • Jul 2005– Jan 2012
    Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Age and geochemistry of Late Triassic granitoids in Hoh-Xil-Songpan-Ganzi, northern Tibet · PhD
  • Sep 2001– Jul 2005
    China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
    Geology · B.S

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Selected Publications:


  1. Zhang, L.Y., Ding, L., Pullen, A., Kapp P. Reply to comment by W. Liu and B. Xia on "Age and geochemistry of western Hoh-Xil-Songpan-Ganzi granitoids, northern Tibet: Implications for the Mesozoic closure of the Paleo-Tethys ocean". Lithos, 2015, 212-215: 457-461
  2. Liu, D.L., Shi, R.D., Ding, L., Huang, Q.S., Zhang, X.R., Yue, Y.H., Zhang, L.Y. Zircon U-Pb age and Hf isotopic compositions of Mesozoic granitoids in southern Qiangtang, Tibet: Implications for the subduction of the Bangong-Nujiang Tethyan Ocean. Gondwana, DOI:10.1016/j.gr.2015.04.007. In press.


  1. Zhang, L.Y., Ducea, M.N., Ding, L., Kapp, P. Southern Tibetan adakites: A record of Indian slab tearing. Lithos, 2014b, 210-211: 209-223.
  2. Zhang L.Y., Ding, L., Pullen, A., Xu, Q., Liu, D. L., Cai, F. L., Yue, Y. H., Lai, Q. Z., Shi, R. D., Ducea, M. N., Kapp, P., Chapman, A. Age and geochemistry of western Hoh-Xil–Songpan-Ganzi granitoids, northern Tibet: Implications for the Mesozoic closure of the Paleo-Tethys ocean. Lithos, 2014a, 190-191: 328-348.


  1. Xu, Q., Ding L., Zhang, L.Y., Cai, F.L., Lai. Q. Z., Yang, D., Liu-Zeng, J. Paleogene high elevations in the Qiangtang Terrane, central Tibetan Plateau. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2013, 362: 31-42.
  2. Liu D. L., Huang, Q. S., Fan, S. Q., Zhang, L.Y., Shi, R. D., Ding, L. Subduction of the Bangong–Nujiang Ocean: constraints from granites in the Bangong Co area, Tibet. Geological of Journal, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/gj.2510.
  3. Haider, V. L., Dunkl, I, von Eynatten, H., Ding, L., Frei, D., Zhang, L.Y. Cretaceous to Cenozoic evolution of the northern Lhasa Terrane and the Early Paleogene development of peneplains at Nam Co, Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2013, 70-71: 79-98.
  4. Ding, L., Yang, D., Cai, F. L., Pullen, A., Kapp, P., Gehrels, G. E., Zhang, L.Y., Zhang, Q. H., Lai, Q. Z., Yue, Y. H., Shi, R. D. Provenance analysis of the Mesozoic Hoh-Xil-Songpan-Ganzi turbidites in northern Tibet: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the eastern Paleo-Tethys Ocean. Tectonics, 2013, 32: 1-15.


  1. Zhang, L.Y., Ding, L., Yang, D., Xu, Q., Cai, F. L., Liu, D. L. Origin of middle Miocene leucogranites and rhyolites on the Tibetan Plateau: Constraints on the timing of crustal thickening and uplift of its northern boundary. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2012, 57: 511-524. 
  2. Cai, F. L., Ding, L., Leary, R. J., Wang, H. Q., Xu, Q., Zhang L.Y., Yue, Y. H. Tectonostratigraphy and provenance of an accretionary complex within the Yarlung-Zangpo suture zone, southern Tibet: insights into subduction-accretion processes in the Neo-Tethys. Tectonophysics, 2012, 574-575: 181-192.
  3. Strobl, M., Hetzel, R., Niedermann, S., Ding, L., Zhang, L.Y. Landscape evolution of a bedrock peneplain on the southern Tibetan Plateau revealed by in situ-produced cosmogenic 10Be and 21Ne. Geomorphology, 2012,153-154: 192-204.

  Before 2011 

  1. Zhang, Q.H., Ding, L., Cai, F.L., Xu, X.X., Zhang, L.Y., Xu, Q. Early Cretaceous Gangdese retroarc foreland basin evolution in the Selin Co basin, central Tibet: evidence from sedimentology and detrital zircon geochronology. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 2011, 353: 27-44.
  2. Strobl, M., Hetzel, R., Ding, L., Zhang, L.Y., Hampel, A. Preservation of a large-scale bedrock peneplain suggests long-term land-scape stability in southern Tibet. 2010, Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, 54: 453–466.
  3. Xu, Q., Ding, L., Zhang, L.Y., Yang, D., Cai, F.L., Lai, Q.Z., Liu, J., Shi, R.D. Stable isotopes of modern herbivore tooth enamel in the Tibetan Plateau: Implications for paleoelevation reconstructions. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2009, 55:45-54.

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