Liu Dunyi


Details of the Faculty or Staff

Liu Dunyi

Address: Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

Baiwanzhuang Road 26, Beijing, 100037 P.R. China


Tel: +86-(10)-56833699

Fax: +86-(10)-56833688

Education Experience

  • 1962  Department of Physics, Yunnan University

Professional Experience

1992 – 2000 International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).; Vice President

1996 – 2000  Member of IUGS Nominating Committee 

2001  President of BCEIA 

1993 – 1997  Geological Society of China (GSC).; Vice President

1995 – 2000  Chinese Mass Spectrometry Society.; President 

2000 – present  China National Committee for IGCP.; Chairman 

1993 – present  Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) 

Research interests

  • Isotope Geology and Geochronology

    R & D of Mass Spectrometer

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

  1. Prof. Liu Dunyi is very active in international exchange and cooperation. He has a steady collaborative tie with Australia National University and University of Rennes (France). He traveled a lot overseas on academic purposes. He was also involved in the organization of international symposium. He was Chairman of the 9th ICOG (1998, Beijing), Chairman of the 9th BCEIA (Beijing, 2001) and Member of Honourary Committee of the 30th IGC (Beijing, 1996).

Scientific Research Projects

  1. (1)Prof. Liu Dunyi has been engaged in the study of isotope geochronology for as long as 50 years, and has focused on the Precambrian and high-grade metamorphic rock (eclogite and granulite) in many regions such as Wutaishan-Taihangshan, eastern Hebei, Anshan, Jiaodong, northestern Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Qinling-Dabashan and Dabie Mountains. In the late 1980s’ he obtained the oldest zircon age (≥3850 Ma) and the oldest rock age (≥3800 Ma) with MAT261 in China and SHRIMP I at the Australia National University. These results are among the most significant achievements of the Precambrian geology and metamorphic geology research in the country, and have been paid much attention by the geological community overseas. In the recent years, he has gained new progress in his work and discovered that metamorphic zircon has a property of multiple crystal domain when he made isotope chronological study on the Dabie HP-UHP metaporphic belt. 

    (2)Prof. Liu Dunyi is well experienced in spectrometry technology, and well accomplished in isotope geochronology. He originated a number of age-dating methods in China, such as conventional and single grain zircon U-Pb dating method. He is the first person that introduced SHRIMP into China. As SHRIMP II was imported to the country and installed in his lab 10 years ago, he has done well in zircon and monazite age dating and zircon REE determination.

    (3)Prof. Liu was responsible for the research project “A Demonstrative Research for SHRIMP Remote Operation System (SROS)”. He has successfully shown that zircon U-Pb SHRIMP analysis can be performed using remote control through the Internet. This is the first case worldwide that such operation was achieved through the Internet on a high-resolution ion microprobe. At present, SROS has won wide recognition and enjoyed great prestige in the international geological community. Remote operating work stations have now been set up in several places, including Yichang Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Nanjing University, the University of Saõ Paolo, Brazil, the Ontario Geological Survey in Sudbury, Canada, University of Milan- Bicocca, Italy, Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia, Academia Sinica, Taipei and the University of Hong Kong . Prof. Liu’s philosophy of “resource-sharing” of SHRIMP II is now becoming gradually realized.



    Papers on International Journals:

    A. Kröner, E. Hegner, B. Lehmann, J. Heinhorst, M.T.D. Wingate, D.Y. Liu, P. Ermelov. Palaeozoic arc magmatism in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt of Kazakhstan: SHRIMP zircon ages and whole-rock Nd isotopic systematics. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Volume 32, Issues 2~4, 31 March 2008, Pages 118~130.

    Bor-ming Jahn, Liu Dunyi, Wan Yusheng, Song Biao, and Wu Jiashan. Archean crustal evolution of the Jiaodong Peninsula, China, as revealed by zircon SHRIMP geochronology, elemental and Nd-isotope geochemistry (in Dunyi Liu special issue; Part I). American Journal of Science (March 2008), 308(3):232~269.

    Bor-ming Jahn, Ramon Capdevila, Dunyi Liu, Antoine Vernon, G. Badarch,. Sources of Phanerozoic granitoids in the transect Bayanhongor-Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia: geochemical and Nd isotopic evidence, and implications for Phanerozoic crustal growth. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 2004. 23: 629~653

    Carlos A. Salazar, Carlos J. Archanjo, Marly Babinski, Dunyi Liu. Magnetic fabric and zircon U–Pb geochronology of the Itaoca pluton: Implications for the Brasiliano deformation of the southern Ribeira Belt (SE Brazil). Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Volume 26, Issue 3, November 2008, Pages 286~299.

    Cavosie Aaron J, Wilde Simon A, Liu Dunyi, Weiblen Paul W, Valley John W. Internal zoning and U/ Th/ Pb chemistry of Jack Hills detrital zircons; a mineral record of early Archean to Mesoproterozoic (4348-1576 Ma) magmatism. Precambrian Research. 2004. 135 ( 4): 251-279.

    Chavagnac Valerie, Jahn Bor ming, Villa Igor M, Whitehouse Martin J, Liu Dunyi. Multichronometric evidence for an in situ origin of the ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic terrane of Dabieshan, China. Journal of Geology. 2001. 109(5): 633-646.

    Chiu, Han-Yi, Sun-Lin Chung, Fu-Yuan Wu, Dunyi Liu, Yu-Hsuan Liang, I-Jhen Lin, Yoshiyuki Iizuka, Lie-Wen Xie, Yanbin Wang and Mei-Fei Chu, 2009. Zircon U–Pb and Hf isotopic constraints from eastern Transhimalayan batholiths on the precollisional magmatic and tectonic evolution in southern Tibet. Tectonophysics 477(1-2): 3-19.

    Cho Moonsup, Kim Hyeoncheol, Wan Yusheng, Liu Dunyi. U/ Pb zircon ages of a granitic gneiss boulder in metadiamictite from the Ogcheon metamorphic belt, Korea. Geosciences Journal (Seoul). 2004. 8(4): 355-362.

    Chu Mei Fei, Chung Sun Lin, Song Biao, Liu Dunyi, O Reilly Suzanne Y, Pearson Norman J,  Ji Jianqing, Wen Da Jen. Zircon U-Pb and Hf isotope constraints on the Mesozoic tectonics and crustal evolution of southern Tibet. Geology (Boulder). 2006. 34 (9): 745-748.

    Chung Sun Lin, Liu Dunyi, Ji Jianqing, Chu Mei Fei, Lee Hao Yang, Wen Da Jen, Lo Ching Hua, Lee Tung Yi, Qian Qing, Zhang Qi. Adakites from continental collision zones; melting of thickened lower crust beneath southern Tibet. Geology (Boulder). 2003. 31(11): 1021-1024.

    Chung, Sun-Lin, Mei-Fei Chu, Jianqing Ji, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, N.J. Pearson, Dunyi Liu, Tung-Yi Lee and Ching-Hua Lo, 2009. The nature and timing of crustal thickening in Southern Tibet: Geochemical and zircon Hf isotopic constraints from postcollisional adakites. Tectonophysics, 477(1-2): 36-48.

    Dai Bao-Zhang, Jiang Shao-Yong, Jiang Yao-Hui, Zhao Kui-Dong, Liu Dun-Yi. Geochronology, geochemistry and Hf–Sr–Nd isotopic compositions of Huziyan mafic xenoliths, southern Hunan Province, South China: Petrogenesis and implications for lower crust evolution. Lithos, 2008, 102(1~2):65~87.

    Da-Ren Wen, Dunyi Liu, Sun-Lin Chung, Mei-Fei Chu, Jianqing Ji, Qi Zhang, Biao Song, Tung-Yi Lee, Meng-Wang Yeh, Ching-Hua Lo. Zircon SHRIMP U–Pb ages of the Gangdese Batholith and implications for Neotethyan subduction in southern Tibet. Chemical Geology, Volume 252, Issues 3-4, 15 July 2008, Pages 191~201.

    Da-Ren Wen, Sun-Lin Chung, Biao Song, Yoshiyuki Iizuka, Huai-Jen Yang, Jianqing Ji, Dunyi Liu, Sylvain Gallet. Late Cretaceous Gangdese intrusions of adakitic geochemical characteristics, SE Tibet: Petrogenesis and tectonic implications. Lithos, Volume 105, Issues 1~2, September 2008, Pages 1~11.

    Demoux, Antoine, Alfred Kröner, Dunyi Liu and Gombosuren Badarch, 2009b. Precambrian crystalline basement in southern Mongolia as revealed by SHRIMP zircon dating. International Journal of Earth Sciences 98(6): 1365-1380.

    Dunyi Liu, Bradley L. Jolliff, Ryan A. Zeigler, Randy L. Korotev, Yushan Wan, Hangqiang Xie, Yuhai Zhang, Chunyan Dong, Wei Wang. Comparative zircon U–Pb geochronology of impact melt breccias from Apollo 12 and lunar meteorite SaU 169, and implications for the age of the Imbrium impact. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 2012. 319-320: 277-286.

    Dunyi Liu, Ping Jian, Alfred Kroener, Shutong Xu,. Dating of prograde metamorphic events deciphered from episodic zircon growth in rocks of the Dabie-Sulu UHP complex, China. EPSL. 2006. 250: 650-666

    Dunyi Liu, Simon A. Wilde, Yusheng Wan, Shiyan Wang, John W. Valley, Noriko Kita, Chunyan Dong, Hangqiang Xie, Changxiu Yang, Yixin Zhang, Linzhi Gao. Combined U–Pb, hafnium and oxygen isotope analysis of zircons from meta-igneous rocks in the southern North China Craton reveal multiple events in the Late Mesoarchean–Early Neoarchean. Chemical Geology, 2009. 261(1-4): 140-154.

    Gao, Jun, Lingli Long, Reiner Klemd, Qing Qian, Dunyi Liu, Xianming Xiong, Wen Su, Wei Liu, Yitian Wang and Fuqun Yang, 2009b. Tectonic evolution of the South Tianshan orogen and adjacent regions, NW China: geochemical and age constraints of granitoid rocks. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 98(6): 1221-1238.

    GUANGHAI SHI, WENYUAN CUI, SHUMIN CAO, NENG JIANG, PING JIAN, DUNYI LIU, LAICHENG MIAO, and BINGBING CHU. Ion microprobe zircon U–Pb age and geochemistry of the Myanmar jadeitite. Journal of the Geological Society, Jan 2008; 165: 221 ~234.

    Han Zhiyong, Liu Dunyi. Lightness timescale for terrestrial sediments in the past 500,000 years. Paleoceanography. 2002. 17(3)

    Huang Xiaolong, Xu Yigang, Liu Dunyi. Geochronology, petrology and geochemistry of the granulite xenoliths from Nushan, east China; implication for a heterogeneous lower crust beneath the Sino-Korean Craton.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2004. 68 (1): 127-149.

    Jahn B M, Auvray B, Cornichet J, Bai Y L, Shen Q H, Liu D Y. 3.5 Ga old amphibolites from eastern Hebei Province, China; field occurrence, petrography, Sm-Nd isochron age and REE geochemistry. Precambrian Research. 1987. 34 (3-4): 311-346.

    Jahn B M, Auvray B, Shen Q H, Liu D Y, Zhang Z Q, Dong Y J, Ye X J, Zhang Q Z, Cornichet J, Mace J. Archean crustal evolution in China; the Taishan Complex, and evidence for juvenile crustal addition from long-term depleted mantle. Precambrian Research. 1988. 38(4): 381-403.

    Jian, Ping, Dunyi Liu, Alfred Kröner, Qi Zhang, Yizhao Wang, Xiaomeng Sun and Wei Zhang, 2009b. Devonian to Permian plate tectonic cycle of the Paleo-Tethys Orogen in southwest China (II): Insights from zircon ages of ophiolites, arc/back-arc assemblages and within-plate igneous rocks and generation of the Emeishan CFB province. Lithos, 113(3-4): 767-784.

    Jian, Ping, Dunyi Liu, Alfred Kröner, Qi Zhang, Yizhao Wang, Xiaomeng Sun and Wei Zhang, 2009a. Devonian to Permian plate tectonic cycle of the Paleo-Tethys Orogen in southwest China (I): Geochemistry of ophiolites, arc/back-arc assemblages and within-plate igneous rocks. Lithos, 113(3-4): 748-766.

    Jingsui Yang, Tianfu Li, Shizhong Chen, Cailai Wu,Paul T. Robinson, Dunyi Liu, Joseph L. Wooden.2009. Genesis of garnet peridotites in the Sulu UHP belt: Examples from the Chinese Continental Scientific Drilling Project-Main hole, PP1 and PP3 drillholes. Tectonophysics, 475(2): 359-382

    Kuzmichev A, Kroner A, Hegner E, Liu Dunyi, Wan Yusheng. The Shishkhid Ophiolite, northern Mongolia; a key to the reconstruction of a Neoproterozoic island arc system in central Asia. Precambrian Research. 2005. 138 (1-2):125-150.

    L. Miao, F. Zhang, W.-M. Fan & D. Liu. Phanerozoic evolution of the Inner Mongolia–Daxinganling orogenic belt in North China: constraints from geochronology of ophiolites and associated formations. Geological Society of London. 2007. 280: 223~237.

    Laicheng Miao, Weiming Fan, Dunyi Liu, Fuqin Zhang, Yuruo Shi, Feng Guo. Geochronology and geochemistry of the Hegenshan ophiolitic complex: Implications for late-stage tectonic evolution of the Inner Mongolia-Daxinganling Orogenic Belt, China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Volume 32, Issues 5~6, 15 April 2008, Pages 348~370.

    Li Xian Hua, Liu Dunyi, Sun Min, Li Wu Xian, Liang Xi Rong, Liu Ying. Precise Sm-Nd and U-Pb isotopic dating of the supergiant Shizhuyan polymetallic deposit and its host granite, SE China. Geological Magazine. 2004. 141(2): 225-231.

    Liu D Y, Nutman A P, Compston William, Wu J S, Shen Q H. Remnants of > or =3800 Ma crust in the Chinese part of the Sino-Korean Craton. Geology (Boulder). 1992. 20 (4): 339-342.

    Liu D Y, Shen Q H, Zhang Z Q, Jahn B M, Auvray B. Archean crustal evolution in China; U-Pb geochronology of the Qianxi Complex. Precambrian Research. 1990. 48(3): 223-244.

    Liu Dunyi, R. W. Page, W. Compston and Wu Jiashan,. U-Pb zircon geochronology of late Archaean metamorphic rocks in the Taihangshan-Wutaishan area, North China. Precambrian Research. 1985. 27: 85-109

    Liu Dunyi, Simon A. Wilde, Wan Yusheng, Wu Jiashan, Zhou Hongyin, Dong Chunyan, and Yin Xiaoyan. New U-Pb and Hf isotopic data confirm Anshan as the oldest preserved segment of the North China Craton (in Dunyi Liu special issue; Part I). American Journal of Science (March 2008), 308(3):200~231.

    Liu Xiaochun, Jahn Bor ming, Liu Dunyi, Dong Shuwen, Li Sanzhong. SHRIMP U/ Pb zircon dating of a metagabbro and eclogites from western Dabieshan (Hong'an Block), China, and its tectonic implications. Tectonophysics. 2004. 394 (3-4): 171-192.

    Liu, Dunyi, Simon A. Wilde, Yusheng Wan, Shiyan Wang, John W. Valley, Noriko Kita, Chunyan Dong, Hangqiang Xie, Changxiu Yang, Yixin Zhang and Linzhi Gao, 2009. Combined U–Pb, hafnium and oxygen isotope analysis of zircons from meta-igneous rocks in the southern North China Craton reveal multiple events in the Late Mesoarchean–Early Neoarchean. Chemical Geology, 261(1-4): 140-154.

    Liu, Wei, Xiao-Fei Pan, Dun-Yi Liu and Zhen-Yu Chen, 2009. Three-step continental-crust growth from subduction accretion and underplating, through intermediary differentiation, to granitoid production. International Journal of Earth Sciences 98(6): 1413-1439.

    Nutman A, Bennet V C, Friend C L, Jenner F, Wan Yusheng and Liu Dunyi, 2009. Eoarchaean crustal growth in West Greenland (Itsaq Gneiss Complex) and in northeastern China (Anshan area): review and synthesis, Journal of the Geological Society, London, 318: 127-154.

    Pierre CHOUKROUNE, Bernard AUVRAY, BOR-ming JAHN, Tao CHEAN, Yuansheng GENG et Dunyi LIU,. Coupe structurale de la Croute archeenne en Hebei (Craton sino-coreen, Chine du Nord),Tectonique/Tectonics, C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, t. 1993. 316, Serie II: 669-675,

    Ping Jian, Dunyi Liu, Alfred Kröner, Brian F. Windley, Yuruo Shi, Fuqin Zhang, Guanghai Shi, Laicheng Miao, Wei Zhang, Qi Zhang, Liqao Zhang, Jishun Ren. Time scale of an early to mid-Paleozoic orogenic cycle of the long-lived Central Asian Orogenic Belt, Inner Mongolia of China: Implications for continental growth. Lithos, Volume 101, Issues 3-4, March 2008, Pages 233~259.

    Ping Jian, Dunyi Liu, Alfred Kröner, Qi Zhang, Yizhao Wang, Xiaomeng Sun, Wei Zhang, Devonian to Permian plate tectonic cycle of the Paleo-Tethys Orogen in southwest China (I): Geochemistry of ophiolites, arc/back-arc assemblages and within-plate igneous rocks. Lithos,2009. 113(3-4): 748-766

    Ping Jian, Dunyi Liu, Alfred Kröner, Qi Zhang, Yizhao Wang, Xiaomeng Sun, Wei Zhang, Devonian to Permian plate tectonic cycle of the Paleo-Tethys Orogen in southwest China (II): Insights from zircon ages of ophiolites, arc/back-arc assemblages and within-plate igneous rocks and generation of the Emeishan CFB province. Lithos, 2009. 113(3-4): 767-784

    Ping Jian, Dunyi Liu, Xiaomeng Sun. SHRIMP dating of the Permo-Carboniferous Jinshajiang ophiolite, southwestern China: Geochronological constraints for the evolution of Paleo-Tethys. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Volume 32, Issues 5-6, 15 April 2008, Pages 371~384.

    Qian, Qing, Jun Gao, Reiner Klemd, Guoqi He, Biao Song, Dunyi Liu and Ronghua Xu, 2009. Early Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the Chinese South Tianshan Orogen: constraints from SHRIMP zircon U–Pb geochronology and geochemistry of basaltic and dioritic rocks from Xiate, NW China International Journal of Earth Sciences 98(3): 551-569.

    Rojas Agramonte Y, Neubauer F, Kroener A, Wan Y S, Liu D Y. Garcia Delgado D E, Handler R. Geochemistry and early Palaeogene SHRIMP zircon ages for island arc granitoids of the Sierra Maestra, southeastern Cuba. Chemical Geology. 2004. 213 (4): 307-324.  

    Santosh, M., Yusheng Wan, Dunyi Liu, Chunyan Dong and Jianghai Li, 2009. Anatomy of zircons from an ultrahot orogen; the amalgamation of the North China Craton within the supercontinent Columbia. Journal of Geology, 117(4): 429-443.

    Simon A. Wilde, John W. Valley, Noriko T. Kita, Aaron J. Cavosie, and Liu Dunyi. SHRIMP U-Pb and Cameca 1280 oxygen isotope results from ancient detrital zircons in the Caozhuang Quartzite, eastern Hebei, North China Craton; evidence for crustal reworking 3.8 Ga ago (in Dunyi Liu special issue; Part I). American Journal of Science (March 2008), 308(3):185~199.

    Song Biao, Nutman Allen P, Liu Dunyi, Wu Jiashan. 3800 to 2500 Ma crustal evolution in the Anshan area of Liaoning Province, northeastern China. Precambrian Research. 1996. 78(1-3): 79-94.

    Song Shuguang, Zhang Lifei, Niu Yaoling, Su Li, Song Biao, Liu Dunyi. Evolution from oceanic subduction to continental collision: a case study from the northern Tibetan Plateau based on geochemical and geochronological data. Journal of Petrology. 2006. 47 (3): 435-455.

    Tomurtogoo O, Windley B F, Kroener A, Badarch G, Liu D Y. Zircon age and occurrence of the Adaatsag Ophiolite and Muron shear zone, central Mongolia; constraints on the evolution of the Mongol-Okhotsk ocean, suture and orogen. Journal of the Geological Society of London. 2005. 162 (1): 125-134.  

    Tseng, Chien-Yuan, Guo-Chao Zuo, Huai-Jen Yang, Houng-Yi Yang, Kuo-An Tung, Dun-Yi Liu and Han-Quan Wu, 2009. Occurrence of Alaskan-type mafic-ultramafic intrusions in the North Qilian Mountains, northwest China: Evidence of Cambrian arc magmatism on the Qilian Block. The Island Arc, 18(3): 526-549.

    Tseng, Chien-Yuan, Huai-Jen Yang, Houng-Yi Yang, Dunyi Liu, Cailai Wu, Chiu-Kuang Cheng, Cheng-Hong Chen and Choon-Muar Ker, 2009. Continuity of the North Qilian and North Qinling orogenic belts, Central Orogenic System of China: Evidence from newly discovered Paleozoic adakitic rocks. Gondwana Research, 16: 285–293.

    Wan Yusheng, Liu Dunyi, Xu Zhongyuan, Dong Chunyan, Wang Zhejiu, Zhou Hongying, Yang Zhensheng, Liu Zhenghong, and Wu Jiashan. Paleoproterozoic crustally derived carbonate-rich magmatic rocks from the Daqinshan area, North China Craton; geological, petrographical, geochronological and geochemical (Hf, Nd, O and C) evidence (in Dunyi Liu special issue; Part I). American Journal of Science (March 2008), 308(3):351~378.

    Wan Yusheng, Wilde Simon A, Liu Dunyi, Yang Changxiu, Song Biao, Yin Xiaoyan. Further evidence for approximately 1.85 Ga metamorphism in the Central Zone of the North China Craton; SHRIMP U-Pb dating of zircon from metamorphic rocks in the Lushan area, Henan Province. Gondwana Research. 2006. 9 (1-2), Pages 189-197.

    Wan Yusheng; Song Tianrui; Liu Dunyi; Yang Tiannan; Yin Xiaoyan; Chen Zhenyu; Zhang Qiaoda. Mesozoic monazite in Neoproterozoic metasediments; evidence for low-grade metamorphism of Sinian sediments during Triassic continental collision, Liaodong Peninsula, NE China. Geochemical Journal. 2007. 41(1): 47~55.

    Wan, Yusheng, Dunyi Liu, Chunyan Dong, Zhongyuan Xu, Zhejiu Wang, Simon A. Wilde, Yueheng Yang, Zhenghong Liu and Hongying Zhou, 2009. The Precambrian Khondalite Belt in the Daqingshan area, North China Craton: evidence for multiple metamorphic events in the Palaeoproterozoic era. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 323: 73-97.

    Wang Yanbin, Liu Dunyi, Sun-Lin Chung, Laixi Tong, and Ren Liudong. SHRIMP zircon age constraints from the Larsemann Hills region, Prydz Bay, for a late Mesoproterozoic to early Neoproterozoic tectono-thermal event in East Antarctica (in Dunyi Liu special issue; Part II). American Journal of Science (April 2008), 308(4):573~617.

    Xiao W J, Windley B F, Liu D Y, Jian P, Liu C Z, Yuan C, Sun M. Accretionary tectonics of western Kunlun Orogen, China; a Paleozoic-early Mesozoic, long-lived active continental margin with implications for the growth of southern Eurasia. Journal of Geology. 2005. 113(6): 687-705.

    Xiao, W. J., B. F. Windley, C. Yuan, M. Sun, C. M. Han, S. F. Lin, H. L. Chen, Q. R. Yan, D. Y. Liu, K. Z. Qin, J. L. Li and S. Sun, 2009. Paleozoic multiple subduction-accretion processes of the southern Altaids. American Journal of Science, 309: 221-270.

    Xu Bei, Jian Ping, Zheng Haifei, Zou Haibo, Zhang Lifei, Liu Dunyi. U-Pb zircon geochronology and geochemistry of Neoproterozoic volcanic rocks in the Tarim Block of northwest China; implications for the breakup of Rodinia supercontinent and Neoproterozoic glaciations. Precambrian Research. 2005. 136 (2):107-123.

    Xu, Bei, Shuhai Xiao, Haibo Zou, Yan Chen, Zheng-Xiang Li, Biao Song, Dunyi Liu, Chuanming Zhou and Xunlai Yuan, 2009. SHRIMP zircon U–Pb age constraints on Neoproterozoic Quruqtagh diamictites in NW China. Precambrian Research, 168(3-4): 247-258

    Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Alfred Kroener, James Pindell, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Dora Garcia-Delgado, Liu Dunyi, and Wang Yusheng.Detrital zircon geochronology of Jurassic sandstones of western Cuba (San Cayetano Formation); implications for the Jurassic paleogeography of the NW proto-Caribbean (in Dunyi Liu special issue; Part II). American Journal of Science (April 2008), 308(4):639~656.

    Yu-Hsuan Liang, Sun-Lin Chung, Liu Dunyi, Xu Yigang, Wu Fuyuan, Yang Jinhui, Wang Yanbin, and Ching-Hua Lo. Detrital zircon evidence from Burma for reorganization of the eastern Himalayan river system (in Dunyi Liu special issue; Part II). American Journal of Science (April 2008), 308(4):618~638.

    Yusheng Wan, Dunyi Liu, Meihui Xu, Jianmin Zhuang, Biao Song, Yuruo Shi and Lilin Du. SHRIMP U–Pb zircon geochronology and geochemistry of metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks in Northwestern Fujian, Cathaysia block, China: Tectonic implications and the need to redefine lithostratigraphic units. Gondwana Research. 2007. 12(1-2): 166~183.

    Zhang Shuan Hong; Zhao Yue; Song Biao; Liu Dun Yi. Petrogenesis of the Middle Devonian Gushan diorite pluton on the northern margin of the North China Block and its tectonic implications. Geological Magazine.2007. 144(3): 553~568.

    Zhang, Shuan-Hong, Yue Zhao, Xiao-Chun Liu, Dun-Yi Liu, Fukun Chen, Lie-Wen Xie and Hai-Hong Chen, 2009a. Late Paleozoic to Early Mesozoic mafic–ultramafic complexes from the northern North China Block: Constraints on the composition and evolution of the lithospheric mantle. Lithos, 110(1-4): 229-246.


    Papers on Chinese Journals

    Wan Yusheng, Wu Jiashan, Liu Dunyi, Geng Yuansheng, Song Biao. Chronoframe of Archaean in Anshan-Benxi area, Liaoning Province, China. Journal of China University of Geosciences. 1993. 4(1): 30-35.  

    Geng Yuansheng, Liu Dunyi, Song Biao, Important events and chronological framework of the early Precambrian granulite terrain, northwestern Hebei Province. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition). 1997. 71(4): 466-479.

    Wan Yusheng, Liu Dunyi, Li Huiming, Yang Chonghui. Discovery of Eoarchean meta-dioritic rocks in Anshan area, China and its geological significance. Journal of China University of Geosciences. 1999. 10 (4): 291-294.  

    Jian Ping, Liu Dunyi, Yang Weiran, Williams I S. Petrographic and SHRIMP studies of zircons from the Caledonian Xiongdian Eclogite, northwestern Dabie Mountains. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition). 2000. 74(4): 766-773.

    Jian Ping, Liu Dunyi, Yang Weiran, Williams I S,. SHRIMP dating of zircons from the Caledonian Xiongdian Eclogite, western Dabie Mountains, China. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2001. 46 (1): 77-79.

    Wan Yusheng, Liu Dunyi, Jian Ping. Comparison of SHRIMP U-Pb dating of monazite and zircon. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2004. 49 (14): 1501-1506.

    Shi Guanghai, Liu Dunyi, Zhang Fuqin, Jian Ping, Miao Laicheng, Shi Yuruo, Tao Hua. SHRIMP U-Pb zircon geochronology and its implications on the Xilin Gol Complex, Inner Mongolia, China. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2003. 48(24): 2742-2748.

    Miao Laicheng, Fan Weiming, Zhang Fuqing, Liu Dunyi, Jian Ping, Shi Guanghai, Tao Hua, Shi Yuruo,. Zircon SHRIMP geochronology of the Xinkailing-Kele complex in the northwestern Lesser Xing'an Range, and its geological implications. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2004. 49 (2): 201-209.

    Shi Guanghai, Miao Laicheng, Zhang Fuqing, Jian Ping, Fan Weiming, Liu Dunyi,. Emplacement age and tectonic implications of the Xilinhot A-type granite in Inner Mongolia, China. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2004. 49 (7): 723-729.

    Yan Quanren, Wang Zongqi, Liu Shuwen, Li Qiugen, Zhang Hongyuan, Wang Tao, Liu Dunyi, Shi Yuruo, Jian Ping, Wang Jianguo, Zhang Dehui,& Zhao Jian,. Opening of the Tethy in southwest China and its significance to the breakup of East Gondwanaland in late Paleozoic: Evidence from SHRIMP U-Pb zircon analyses for the Garze ophiolite block. Chinese Science Bulletin. 2005. 50 (3): 256-264

    DONG Chunyan, LIU Dunyi, LI Junjian, WAN Yusheng, ZHOU Hongying, LI Chengdong,  YANG Yueheng, XIE Liewen. Palaeoproterozoic Khondalite Belt in the western North China Craton: New evidence from SHRIMP dating and Hf isotope composition of zircons from metamorphic rocks in the Bayan Ul-Helanshan area. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2007, 52 (21): 2984~2994.

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