Talent details

Name:Wusheng Yu
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/200907/t20090706_2001493.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Ph.D. in Natural Geography, Cold and Arid Region Environment and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005
B. S. in Natural Geography, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University, 2000


2016.06-present Professor, CAS Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China 
2008.09-2016.05 Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China
2006.01-2008.08 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China

Research Interest

Research Interests: Stable water isotopes in meteorology and hydrology, Glacier changes
Research Fields: Natural Geography

Selected Publications

1. Zhaowei Jing, Wusheng Yu*, Stephen Lewis, Lonnie G. Thompson, Jie Xu, Jingyi Zhang, Baiqing Xu, Guangjian Wu, Yaoming Ma, Yong Wang, Rong Guo. Inverse altitude effect disputes the theoretical foundation of stable isotope paleoaltimetry. Nature Communications, 2022, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32172-9

2. Yong Wang, Wusheng Yu*, Lun Luo, Minghui Li, Xiaoming Liu, Rong Guo, Yaoming Ma, Baiqing Xu, Guangjan Wu, Chengyi Zhao, Zhaowei Jing, Feili Wei, Jiangpeng Cui, Jingyi Zhang, Dongmei Qu. How do precipitation events modify the stable isotope ratios in leaf water at Lhasa on the southern Tibetan Plateau? Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2022.2062343

3. Wusheng Yu*, Tandong Yao, Lonnie G. Thompson, Jean Jouzel, Huabiao Zhao, Baiqing Xu, Zhaowei Jing, Ninglian Wang, Guangjian Wu, Yaoming Ma, Jing Gao, Xiaoxin Yang, Jingyi Zhang, Dongmei Qu. Temperature signals of ice core and speleothem isotopic records from Asian monsoon region as indicated by precipitation δ18O. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2021, 554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116665.

4. Jingyi Zhang, Wusheng Yu*, Zhaowei Jing, Stephen Lewis, Baiqing Xu, Yaoming Ma, Feili Wei, Lun Luo, Dongmei Qu. Coupled Effects of Moisture Transport Pathway and Convection on Stable Isotopes in Precipitation across the East Asian Monsoon Region: Implications for Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Journal of Climate, 2021, 34, 9811–9822.

5. Zhaowei Jing, Wusheng Yu*, Andreas Schneider, Tobias Borsdorff, Jochen Landgraf, Stephen Lewis, Jingyi Zhang, Wenjun Tang, Yaoming Ma, Baiqing Xu, Dongmei Qu. Interannual variation in stable isotopes in water vapor over the northern Tibetan Plateau linked to ENSO. Geophysical Research Letters, 2021, 48, e2021GL092708. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL092708

6. Wusheng Yu*, Lide Tian, Tandong Yao, Baiqing Xu, Feili Wei, Yaoming Ma, Haifeng Zhu, Lun Luo, Dongmei Qu. Precipitation stable isotope records from the northern Hengduan Mountains in China capture signals of the winter India-Burma Trough and the Indian Summer Monsoon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2017, 477, 123–133.

7. Wusheng Yu*, Lide Tian, Camille Risi, Tandong Yao, Yaoming Ma, Huabiao Zhao, Haifeng Zhu, You He, Baiqing Xu, Hongbo Zhang, Dongmei Qu. δ18O records in water vapor and an ice core from the eastern Pamir Plateau: Implications for paleoclimate reconstructions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2016, 456, 146–156.

8. Wusheng Yu*, Tandong Yao, Lide Tian, Yaoming Ma, Rong Wen, Lochan P. Devkota, Weicai Wang, Dongmei Qu, Tek B. Chhetri. Short-term variability in the dates of the Indian monsoon onset and retreat on the southern and northern slopes of the central Himalayas as determined by precipitation stable isotopes. Climate Dynamics, 2016, 47, 159–172.

9. Wusheng Yu*, Feili Wei, Yaoming Ma, Wenjie Liu, Yingyan Zhang, Lun Luo, Lide Tian, Baiqing Xu, Dongmei Qu. Stable isotope variations in precipitation over Deqin on the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau during different seasons related to various meteorological factors and moisture sources. Atmospheric Research, 2016, 170, 123–130.

10. Wusheng Yu*, Lide Tian, Yaoming Ma, Baiqing Xu, Dongmei Qu. Simultaneous monitoring of stable oxygen isotope composition in water vapour and precipitation over the central Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2015, 15: 10251–10262.

11. Wusheng Yu*, Baiqing Xu, Chun-Ta Lai, Yaoming Ma, Lide Tian, Dongmei Qu, Zhiyong Zhu. Influences of relative humidity and Indian monsoon precipitation on leaf water stable isotopes from the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 2014, 41: 7746–7753.

12. Wusheng Yu*, Tandong Yao, Stephen Lewis, Lide Tian, Yaoming Ma, Baiqing Xu and Dongmei Qu. Stable oxygen isotope differences between the areas to the north and south of Qinling Mountains in China reveal different moisture sources. International Journal of Climatology, 2014, 34: 1760–1772.

13. Tek Bahadur Chhetri, Tandong Yao, Wusheng Yu*, Li Ding, Daniel Joswiak, Lide Tian, Lochan Prasad Devkota, Dongmei Qu. Stable isotopic compositions of precipitation events from Kathmandu, southern slope of the Himalayas. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2014, 59(34), 4838–4846.

14. Wusheng Yu*, Tandong Yao, Shichang Kang, Jianchen Pu, Wei Yang, Tanguang Gao, Huabiao Zhao, Hang Zhou, Shenghai Li, Weicai Wang, Linglong Ma. Different region climate regimes and topography affect the changes in area and mass balance of glaciers on the north and south slopes of the same glacierized massif (the West Nyainqentanglha Range, Tibetan Plateau). Journal of Hydrology, 2013, 495: 64–73.

15. Yu Wusheng*, Ma Yaoming, Sun Weizhen, Wang Yu. Climatic significance of δ18O records from precipitation on the western Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2009, 54(16), 2732–2741.

16. Yu Wusheng*, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Ma Yaoming, Ichiyanagi Kimpei, Wang Yu, Sun Weizhen. Relationships between δ18O in precipitation and air temperature and moisture origin on a south-north transect of the Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research, 2008, 87(2), 158–169.

17. Yu Wusheng*, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Ma Yaoming, Kurita Naoyuki, Ichiyanagi Kimpei, Wang Yu, Sun Weizhen. Stable isotope variations in precipitation and moisture trajectories on the western Tibetan Plateau, China. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research, 2007, 39(4), 688–693.

18. Yu Wusheng*, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Li Zhen, Sun Weizhen, Wang Yu. Relationships between δ18O in summer precipitation and temperature and moisture trajectories at Muztagata, western China. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences, 2006, 49(1): 27–35.

19. Yu Wusheng*, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Wang Yu, Li Zexia, Sun Weizhen. Oxygen-18 isotopes in precipitation on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Annals of Glaciology, 2006, 43, 263–268.

20. Yu Wusheng*, Yao Tandong, Tian Lide, Wang Yu, Yin Changliang. Isotopic composition of atmospheric water vapor before and after the monsoon’s end in the Nagqu River Basin. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2005, 50(23): 2755–2760.