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Dr Tianyu Chen

Dr Tianyu Chen

Dr Tianyu Chen
BSc(Nanjing), MSc(Nanjing), PhD (Kiel)

Research Fellow

Area of research

Reconstructing equatorial Atlantic circulation based on radiocarbon of precisely dated deep sea corals

Office G43
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 954 5247



Oct. 2010 - Nov. 2013, PhD in Earth Sciences, awarded With Distinction (summa cum laude). GEOMAR, University of Kiel, Germany. 

Thesis: The geochemical cycling and paleoceanographic application of combined oceanic Nd-Hf isotopes

Sept. 2007 - Oct. 2010, Master study in Isotope Geochemistry, Nanjing University, China

Sept. 2003 - Jun. 2007, Undergraduate study in Geochemistry, Nanjing University, China

Research Interests

Trace metal cycling in the ocean

Metal isotopes as proxies in paleo studies

Late Cenozoic paleoceanography and paleoclimate

U-series dating


Chen, T.-Y., Stumpf, R., Frank, M., BeĊ‚dowski J., and Staubwasser M., 2013. Contrasting geochemical cycling of hafnium and neodymium in the central Baltic Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 123, 166-180,

Chen, T.-Y., Rempfer J., Frank, M., Stumpf R., and Molina-Kescher M., 2013. Upper ocean vertical supply: a neglected primary factor controlling the distribution of neodymium concentrations of open ocean surface waters? Journal of Geophysical Research-oceans, 118, 3887–3894,

Chen, T.-Y., Li G., Frank, M., and Ling, H.-F., 2013. Hafnium isotope fractionation during continental weathering: implications for the generation of seawater Nd-Hf isotope relationships. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 916-920,

Chen, T.-Y., Ling, H.-F., Hu, R., Frank, M., and Jiang, S.-Y., 2013. Lead isotope provinciality of central North Pacific Deep Water over the Cenozoic. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems,  14, 1523-1537,

Chen, T.-Y., Frank, M., Haley, B. A., Gutjahr, M., and Spielhagen, R. F., 2012. Variations of North Atlantic inflow to the central Arctic Ocean over the last 14 million years inferred from hafnium and neodymium isotopes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 353–354, 82-92,

Chen, T.-Y., Ling, H.-F., Frank, M., Zhao, K.-D., and Jiang, S.-Y., 2011. Zircon effect alone insufficient to generate seawater Nd-Hf isotope relationships.Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 12, Q05003,

Chen, T.-Y., Ling, H.-F., and Hu, R., 2011. Neodymium isotopes distribution and transport in the central North Pacific deep water. Chinese Science Bulletin 56, 2243-2250,

Jiang F.-Q., Frank, M., Li T., Chen, T.-Y., Zhaokai Xu , and Anchun Li., 2013. Asian dust input in the western Philippine Sea: Evidence from radiogenic Sr and Nd isotopes. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems

Hu, R., Chen, T.-Y., and Ling, H.-F., 2012. Late Cenozoic history of deep water circulation in the western North Pacific: Evidence from Nd isotopes of ferromanganese crusts. Chinese Science Bulletin 57, 4077-4086,


 Last update: March 12, 2014



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