Talent details

Name:Yan Bai
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Associate Professor
Tel:010-84097054
Email:Baiyan06@itpcas.ac.cn
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201010/t20101025_2993054.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Education 
Ph.D. Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems, Ministry of Education of China, Lanzhou University, 2006;
B.S. Dept. of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, 1988 
Appointments
Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, 2009-2020; 
Postdoctor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, 2006-2009

Research Interest

My research has focused on the paleoaltitudes and paleoecology of the Tibetan Plateau and global/monsoonal-arid land climate change, using bio-organic-geochemical proxies based on the hydrogen isotopes of leaf wax n-alkanes (δ2Halk), paleothermometers (glyceryl dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) from microbial cell membranes) and paleoecology (e.g. terpenoids).
Research Field: Uplift of Tibetan Plateau and environmental change

Selected Publications

1. Bai, Y*., Chen, Q., Zhou, Y.*, Fang, X., Liu, X., 2020. Terpenoids in the Surface Soils from Different Ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau. Organic Geochemistry. 150, 104125. 

2.Chen, C., Bai, Y*., Fang, X., Zhuang, G., Khodzhiev, A., Azamdzhon, M., 2021. Evaluation of bacterial tetraether lipids proxies in soils from the westerlies (west Pamirs, Tajikistan): Potential for paleoenvironment reconstruction. Chemical geology. 559, 119908. 

3.Chen, C., Bai, Y.*, Fang, X., Xu, Q., Zhang, T., Deng, T., He, J., Chen, Q., 2020. Lower-altitude of the Himalayas before the Mid-Pliocene as constrained by hydrological and thermal conditions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 545, 116422. 

4.Bai, Y.*, Tian, Q., Fang, X., Chen, C., Liu, X., 2020a. Responses of sedimentary δ2Halk values to environmental changes as revealed by different plant responses to altitude and altituderelated temperatures. Science of the Total Environment. 733, 138087. 

5.Kang, J., Zan, J.*, Bai, Y.*, Fang, X., Chen, C., Guan, C., & Khodzhiev, A. (2020). Critical altitudinal shift from detrital to pedogenic origin of the magnetic properties of surface soils in the western Pamir Plateau, Tajikistan. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 21, e2019GC008752. 

6.Chen, C., Bai, Y.*, Fang, X., Guo, H., Meng, Q., Zhang, W., Zhou, P., Azamdzhon, M., 2019. A Late Miocene terrestrial temperature history for the northeastern Tibetan Plateau's period of tectonic expansion. Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 8375–8386. 

7.Bai, Y.*, Azamdzhon, M., Wang, S., Fang, X., Guo, H., Zhou, P., Chen, C., Liu, X., Jia, S., Wang, Q., 2019. An evaluation of biological and climatic effects on plant n-alkane distributions and δ2Halk in a field experiment conducted in central Tibet. Organic Geochemistry. 135, 53–63. 

8.Bai, Y.*, Chen, C., Xu, Q., Fang, X., 2018. Paleoaltimetry potentiality of branched GDGTs from southern Tibet, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 19, 551–564. 

9.Bai, Y.*, Chen, C., Fang, X., Liu, X., Guo, H., 2017. Altitudinal effect of soil n-alkane δD values on the eastern Tibetan Plateau and their increasing isotopic fractionation with altitude. Science China Earth Sciences. 60(9), 1664–1673. 

10.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. 

11.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. 

12.Bai, Y., Fang, X.*, Tian, Q., 2012. Spatial patterns of soil n-alkane δD values on the Tibetan Plateau –Implications for monsoon boundaries and paleoelevation reconstructions. Journal of Geophysical Research. (117) D20113. 

13.Bai, Y., Fang, X.*, Gleixner, G., Mügler, I., 2011. Effects of precipitation regimes on D values of soil n-alkanes from altitude gradients –implications for palaeoatimetry. Organic Geochemistry. 42, 838–845. 

14.Long, L.Q., Fang, X.*, Miao, Y.F., Bai, Y, Wang, Y., 2011. 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 Science Bulletin.56, 1569–1578. 

15.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. 

16.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. 

17.Guo H, Chen C, Bai Y, Fang X, Zhang W, 2018. Paleoenvironmental evolution of the Xining Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau during mid-Miocene: Revealed by GDGTs. Quaternary Sciences, 38(1): 97–106 (in Chinese with English abstract). 

18.Bai, Y.*, Chen, C., Fang, X., Liu, X., Guo, H., 2017. Altitudinal effect of soil n-alkane δD values on the eastern Tibetan Plateau and their increasing isotopic fractionation with altitude. Science China Earth Sciences, (47): 1233–1242 (in Chinese). 

19.Long, L.Q., Fang, X.*, Miao, Y.F., Bai, Y, Wang, Y., 2011. Northern Tibetan Plateau cooling and aridification linked to Cenozoic global cooling: Evidence from n-alkane distributions of Paleogene sedimentary sequences in the Xining Basin, 56(15): 1221–1231 (in Chinese). 

20.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. 

21.Bai, Y., Fang, X.*., Wang Y., Kenig, F., Miao, Y, Wang, Y., 2006. Branched alkanes with quaternary carbon atoms in Chinese soils: Potential environmental implications. Chinese Science Bulletin. 51 (1), 1–8. 

22.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. 

23.Chen, X.L., Fang, X.M.*, An, Z.S., Han, W.X., Wang, X., Bai, Y., 2007. An 8.1Ma calcite record of Asian summer monsoon evolution on the Chinese central Loess Plateau. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences, 50(3), 321–330. 

24.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.