Talent details

Name:Liyun Zhang
Title & Affiliation:Ph.D, Associate Professor
Homepage in Chinese:http://sourcedb.itpcas.cas.cn/cn/expert/201506/t20150618_4376689.html
Address:Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Education and Appointments

Ph.D. Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011
B. S. Department of Geosciences and resources, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), 2005
Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014-present
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012-2014
Visitor and Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, 2012-2014

Research Interest

Research Interests: Igneous Petrology; Geochemistry; Tectonics
I am a tectonic petrologist. I focus on a variety of magmatism and tectonics including oceanic subduction from initiation to break-off and collision of the continents. My research interests are also broadly in igneous petrology and magmatism, with a focus on better understanding processes of magma migration, and storage within the deep crust. I have particular interests in understanding the role of volatiles in magmatic processes and in using crystal textures to understand the physical behavior of crystal mushes near the Moho depths. I use the chemistry of the rock record to better answer fundamental questions relating to the formation and differentiation of the Earth’s crust through magmatic processes. My main field areas have included Himalaya, Tibet, Myanmar, Pakistan and Iran.
Research Fields: Igneous Petrology

Selected Publications


1.      Zhang, L. Y., Fan, W. M., Ding, L., Ducea, M. N., Pullen, A., Li, J. X., Sun, Y. L., Yue, Y. H., Cai, F. L., Wang, C., Peng, T. P., and Sein, K., 2020, Quaternary Volcanism in Myanmar: A Record of Indian Slab Tearing in a Transition Zone From Oceanic to Continental Subduction: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 21, no. 8, p. e2020GC009091, http://doi.10.1029/2020GC009091.

2.      Xiong, Z. Y., Ding, L., Spicer, R. A., Farnsworth, A., Wang, X., Valdes, P. J., Su, T., Zhang, Q. H., Zhang, L. Y., Cai, F. L., Wang, H. Q., Li, Z. Y., Song, P. P., Guo, X. D., and Yue, Y. H., 2020, The early Eocene rise of the Gonjo Basin, SE Tibet: From low desert to high forest: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 543, p. 116312, http://doi.10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116312.

3.      Song, P. P., Ding, L., Lippert, P. C., Li, Z. Y., Zhang, L.Y., and Xie, J., 2020, Paleomagnetism of Middle Triassic Lavas From Northern Qiangtang (Tibet): Constraints on the Closure of the Paleo-Tethys Ocean: Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, v. 125, no. 2, p. e2019JB017804, http://doi.10.1029/2019JB017804.

4.      Ding, X.-L., Ding, L., Zhang, L.-Y., Wang, C., and Yue, Y.-H., 2020, Identification and origin of Jurassic (~182 Ma) zircon grains from chromitite within the peridotite of the Jijal Complex, Kohistan Arc in North Pakistan: Minerals, v. 10, no. 12, http://doi.10.3390/min10121085.

5.      Li, J. X., Fan, W. M., Zhang, L. Y., Peng, T. P., Sun, Y. L., Ding, L., Cai, F. L., and Sein, K., 2020, Prolonged Neo-Tethyan magmatic arc in Myanmar: evidence from geochemistry and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopes of Cretaceous mafic-felsic intrusions in the Banmauk-Kawlin area: International Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 109, no. 2, p. 649-668, http://doi.10.1007/s00531-020-01824-w.

6.      Li, J. X., Fan, W. M., Zhang, L. Y., Ding, L., Yue, Y. H., Xie, J., Cai, F. L., and Sein, K., 2020, B-rich melt immiscibility in Late Cretaceous Nattaung granite, Myanmar: Implication by composition and B isotope in tourmaline: Lithos, v. 356, http://doi.10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105380.

7.      Li, J.-X., Fan, W.-M., Zhang, L.-Y., Ding, L., Yue, Y.-H., Xie, J., Cai, F.-L., Quan, Q.-Y., and Sein, K., 2020, Biotite geochemistry deciphers magma evolution of Sn-bearing granite, southern Myanmar: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 121, p. 103565, http://doi.10.1016/j.oregeorev.2020.103565.

8.      Wang, C., Ding, L., Zhang, L. Y., Ding, X. L., and Yue, Y. H., 2019, Early Jurassic high-Mg andesites in the Quxu area, southern Lhasa terrane: Implications for magma evolution related to a slab rollback of the Neo-Tethyan Ocean: Geological Journal, v. 54, no. 4, p. 2508-2524, http://doi.10.1002/gj.3309.

9.      Li, J. X., Fan, W. M., Zhang, L. Y., Evans, N. J., Sun, Y. L., Ding, L., Guan, Q. Y., Peng, T. P., Cai, F. L., and Sein, K., 2019, Geochronology, geochemistry and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic compositions of Late Cretaceous-Eocene granites in southern Myanmar: Petrogenetic, tectonic and metallogenic implications: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 112, http://doi.10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.103031.

10.    Li, J. X., Fan, W. M., Zhang, L. Y., Ding, L., Sun, Y. L., Peng, T. P., Cai, F. L., Guan, Q. Y., and Sein, K., 2019, Subduction of Indian continental lithosphere constrained by Eocene-Oligocene magmatism in northern Myanmar: Lithos, v. 348, p. 105211, http://doi.10.1016/j.lithos.2019.105211.

11.    Wang, C., Ding, L., Zhang, L.-Y., Ding, X.-L., and Yue, Y.-H., 2018, Early Jurassic highly fractioned rhyolites and associated sedimentary rocks in southern Tibet: constraints on the early evolution of the Neo-Tethyan Ocean: International Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 108, no. 1, p. 137-154, http://doi.10.1007/s00531-018-1646-2.

12.    Liu, Z. C., Ding, L., Zhang, L. Y., Wang, C., Qiu, Z. L., Wang, J. G., Shen, X. L., and Deng, X. Q., 2018, Sequence and petrogenesis of the Jurassic volcanic rocks (Yeba Formation) in the Gangdese arc, southern Tibet: Implications for the Neo-Tethyan subduction: Lithos, v. 312, p. 72-88, http://doi.10.1016/j.lithos.2018.04.026.

13.    Li, J. X., Zhang, L. Y., Fan, W. M., Ding, L., Sun, Y. L., Peng, T. P., Li, G. M., and Sein, K., 2018, Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic evolution and metallogeny in Myanmar: Evidence from zircon/cassiterite U-Pb and molybdenite Re-Os geochronology: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 102, p. 829-845, http://doi.DOI 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.10.009.

14.    DeCelles, P. G., Castaneda, I. S., Carrapa, B., Liu, J., Quade, J., Leary, R., and Zhang, L. Y., 2018, Oligocene-Miocene Great Lakes in the India-Asia Collision Zone: Basin Research, v. 30, p. 228-247, http://doi.10.1111/bre.12217.

15.    Wang, C., Ding, L., Liu, Z. C., Zhang, L. Y., and Yue, Y. H., 2017, Early Cretaceous bimodal volcanic rocks in the southern Lhasa terrane, south Tibet: Age, petrogenesis and tectonic implications: Lithos, v. 268, p. 260-273, http://doi.10.1016/j.lithos.2016.11.016.

16.    Liu, D. L., Shi, R. D., Ding, L., Huang, Q. S., Zhang, X. R., Yue, Y. H., and Zhang, L. Y., 2017, 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 Research, v. 41, p. 157-172, http://doi.10.1016/j.gr.2015.04.007.

17.    Ding, L., Maksatbek, S., Cai, F. L., Wang, H. Q., Song, P. P., Ji, W. Q., Xu, Q., Zhang, L. Y., Muhammad, Q., and Upendra, B., 2017, Processes of initial collision and suturing between India and Asia: Science China-Earth Sciences, v. 60, no. 4, p. 635-651, http://doi.10.1007/s11430-016-5244-x.

18.    Aminov, J., Ding, L., Mamadjonov, Y., Dupont-Nivet, G., Aminov, J., Zhang, L. Y., Yoqubov, S., Aminov, J., and Abdulov, S., 2017, Pamir Plateau formation and crustal thickening before the India-Asia collision inferred from dating and petrology of the 110-92 Ma Southern Pamir volcanic sequence: Gondwana Research, v. 51, p. 310-326, http://doi.10.1016/j.gr.2017.08.003.

19.    Wang, C., Ding, L., Zhang, L. Y., Kapp, P., Pullen, A., and Yue, Y. H., 2016, Petrogenesis of Middle-Late Triassic volcanic rocks from the Gangdese belt, southern Lhasa terrane: Implications for early subduction of Neo-Tethyan oceanic lithosphere: Lithos, v. 262, p. 320-333, http://doi.10.1016/j.lithos.2016.07.021.

20.    Cai, F. L., Ding, L., Laskowski, A. K., Kapp, P., Wang, H. Q., Xu, Q., and Zhang, L. Y., 2016, Late Triassic paleogeographic reconstruction along the Neo-Tethyan Ocean margins, southern Tibet: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 435, p. 105-114, http://doi.10.1016/j.epsl.2015.12.027.

21.    Zhang, L.-Y., Ding, L., Pullen, A., and Kapp, P., 2015, 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, v. 212-215, no. 0, p. 457-461, http://doi.10.1016/j.lithos.2014.11.016.

22.    Zhang, L. Y., Ducea, M. N., Ding, L., Pullen, A., Kapp, P., and Hoffman, D., 2014, Southern Tibetan Oligocene-Miocene adakites: A record of Indian slab tearing: Lithos, v. 210, p. 209-223, http://doi.10.1016/j.lithos.2014.09.029.

23.    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., and Chapman, A., 2014, Age and geochemistry of western Hoh-Xil-Songpan-Ganzi granitoids, northern Tibet: Implications for the Mesozoic closure of the Paleo-Tethys ocean: Lithos, v. 190, no. 0, p. 328-348, http://doi.10.1016/j.lithos.2013.12.019.

24.    Liu, D. L., Huang, Q. S., Fan, S. Q., Zhang, L. Y., Shi, R. D., and Ding, L., 2014, Subduction of the Bangong-Nujiang Ocean: constraints from granites in the Bangong Co area, Tibet: Geological Journal, v. 49, no. 2, p. 188-206, http://doi.10.1002/gj.2510.

25.    Xu, Q., Ding, L., Zhang, L. Y., Cai, F. L., Lai, Q. Z., Yang, D., and Jing, L. Z., 2013, Paleogene high elevations in the Qiangtang Terrane, central Tibetan Plateau: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 362, p. 31-42, http://doi.10.1016/j.epsl.2012.11.058.

26.    Haider, V. L., Dunkl, I., von Eynatten, H., Ding, L., Frei, D., and Zhang, L. Y., 2013, 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, v. 70-71, p. 79-98, http://doi.10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.03.005.

27.    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., and Shi, R. D., 2013, 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, v. 32, no. 1, p. 34-48, http://doi.10.1002/tect.20013.

28.    Zhang, L. Y., Ding, L., Yang, D., Xu, Q., Cai, F. L., and Liu, D. L., 2012, 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, v. 57, no. 5, p. 511-524, http://doi.10.1007/s11434-011-4813-4.

29.    Strobl, M., Hetzel, R., Niedermann, S., Ding, L., and Zhang, L.Y, 2012, Landscape evolution of a bedrock peneplain on the southern Tibetan Plateau revealed by in situ-produced cosmogenic 10Be and 21Ne: Geomorphology, v. 153-154, no. 0, p. 192-204, http://doi.10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.02.024.

30.    Cai, F. L., Ding, L., Leary, R. J., Wang, H. Q., Xu, Q., Zhang, L. Y., and Yue, Y. H., 2012, 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, v. 574, p. 181-192, http://doi.10.1016/j.tecto.2012.08.016.

31.    Zhang, Q. H., Ding, L., Cai, F. L., Xu, X. X., Zhang, L. Y., Xu, Q., and Willems, H., 2011, 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, v. 353, no. 1, p. 27-44

32.    Xu, Q., Ding, L., Zhang, L. Y., Yang, D., Cai, F. L., Lai, Q. Z., Liu, J., and Shi, R. D., 2009, Stable isotopes of modern herbivore tooth enamel in the Tibetan Plateau: Implications for paleoelevation reconstructions: Chinese Science Bulletin, v. 55, no. 1, p. 45-54, http://doi.10.1007/s11434-009-0543-2.

33.    Strobl, M., Hetzel, R., Ding, L., Zhang, L. Y., and Hampel, A., 2010, Preservation of a large-scale bedrock peneplain suggests long-term land-scape stability in southern Tibet.: Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, v. 54, p. 453–466.