Liu Weiguo     Institute of Earth Environment
Address: IEECAS, NO.97, Yanxiang Road, Yanta District, Xi’an
Postcode: 710061

Research Areas

1. Stable isotope biogeochemistry in northwest China;
2. Paleoenvironment, paleovegetation and paleoclimate;
3. New methods and techniques of stable isotope.


1997-09--2000-07 University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.D
1979-09--1983-07 Xi'an university of geosciences, B.S.


Work Experience
1999-09--                Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
1991-09--1999-09 Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences


(1) The precipitation threshold value on C-4/C-3 abundance of the Loess Plateau, China,Science Bulletin,2015
(2) Comparison of three pretreatment methods for the analysis of distributions and hydrogen isotopic compositions of leaf wax n-fatty acids in natural samples,Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry,2015
(3) Deglacial and Holocene archaeal lipid-inferred paleohydrology and paleotemperature history of Lake Qinghai, northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau,Quaternary Research,2015
(4) Vertical distributions of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in an agricultural soil core from the Guanzhong Basin, China,Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,2015
(5) Insight into the reasons of leaf wax delta Dn-alkane values between grasses and woods,Science Bulletin,2015
(6) Carbon isotope composition of long chain leaf wax n-alkanes in lake sediments: A dual indicator of paleoenvironment in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,Organic Geochemistry,2015
(7) delta C-13 values of plants as indicators of soil water content in modern ecosystems of the Chinese Loess Plateau,Ecological Engineering,2015
(8) Characterization and Risk Assessment of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in City Park Soils of Xi An, China,Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology,2015
(9) Evaluation on nitrogen isotopes analysis in high-C/N-ratio plants using elemental analyzer/isotope ratio mass spectrometry,Nuclear Science And Techniques,2014
(10) Water salinity and productivity recorded by ostracod assemblages and their carbon isotopes since the early Holocene at Lake Qinghai on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China,Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology,2014
(11) Profile distribution of soil inorganic carbon along a chronosequence of grassland restoration on a 22-year scale in the Chinese Loess Plateau,Catena,2014
(12) Hydrogen isotopic composition of plant leaf wax in response to soil moisture in an arid ecosystem of the northeast Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China,Journal Of Arid Land,2014
(13) Dependence of the cyclization of branched tetraethers on soilmoisture in alkaline soils from arid–subhumid China: implications for palaeorainfall reconstructions on the Chinese Loess Plateau,Biogeosciences,2014
(14) Late Miocene episodic lakes in the arid Tarim Basin, western China,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,2014
(15) Ion-Exchange Method for Nitrogen Isotope Analysis of Nitrate in Soil,Soil Science Society Of America Journal,2014
(16) Distributions and hydrogen isotopic compositions of plant leaf wax from Orinus kokonorica along a general aridity gradient around Lake Qinghai, China,Journal of Geochemistry,2014
(17) Distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether lipids along an altitudinal transect on Mt. Xiangpi, NE Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China,Organic Geochemistry,2013
(18) Carbon isotopic composition of isoprenoid tetraether in surface sediments of Lake Qinghai and surrounding soils,Organic Geochemistry,2013
(19) Branched and isoprenoid tetraether (BIT) index traces water content along two marsh-soil transects surrounding Lake Qinghai: Implications for paleo-humidity variation,Organic Geochemistry,2013
(20) Total organic carbon isotopes: A novel proxy of lake level from Lake Qinghai in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau, China,Chemical Geology,2013
(21) Variation of compound-specific hydrogen isotope ratios under changing temperature program in gas chromatography/thermal conversion/isotope ratio mass spectrometry,RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY,2012
(22) An evaluation of alumina reaction tube conditioning for high-precision H-2/H-1 isotope measurements via gas chromatography/thermal conversion/isotope ratio mass spectrometry,RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY,2012
(23) Tracing the Source of Cooking Oils with an Integrated Approach of Using Stable Carbon Isotope and Fatty Acid Abundance,JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY,2012
(24) Carbon isotopes in surface-sediment carbonates of modern Lake Qinghai (Qinghai-Tibet Plateau): Implications for lake evolution in arid areas ,CHEMICAL GEOLOGY ,2012
(25) Distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in surface sediments of Lake Qinghai and surrounding soil,ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY,2012
(26) Carbon chain length distribution in n-alkyl lipids: A process for evaluating source inputs to Lake Qinghai,ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY,2012
(27) Comparing the Effect of Naturally Restored Forest and Grassland on Carbon Sequestration and Its Vertical Distribution in the Chinese Loess Plateau,PLOS ONE,2012
(28) Variations in the concentration and isotopic composition of nitrate nitrogen in wet deposition and their relation with meteorological conditions in Xi’an city, Northwest China,Applied Geochemistry,2012
(29) Isotopic indicators of carbon and nitrogen cycles in river catchments during soil erosion in the arid Loess Plateau of China,Chemical Geology,2012
(30) Isotopic indicators of carbon and nitrogen cycles in river catchments during soil erosion in the arid Loess Plateau of China,CHEMICAL GEOLOGY,2012
(31) An improved method of ion exchange for nitrogen isotope analysis of water nitrate,Analytica Chimica Acta,2011
(32) Wet Climate during the Little Ice Age in the Arid Tarim Basin, Northwestern China,Holocene,2011
(33) δ13C values of loess carbonate: a sensitive proxy of Asian summer monsoon for arid northwest Loess Plateau,Chemical Geology,2011
(34) Distribution of long chain alkenone from surface water in lakes in the Qinghai, China.,Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,2011
(35) Effect of plant ecological life forms on relationship between leaf wax n-alkanes δD values and altitude along Mount Taibai, China,Organic Geochemistry,2011