Gengnian Liu


Research Direction: Climate geomorphology, Quaternary environmental change

Department: Department of Physical Geography and Natural Resources

Tel: 010- 62753152

Research direction

physicl geography


English papers

1.        Liu Gengnian, Cui Zhijiu and Xiong Heigang,1992, Coastal phenomena and isostatic uplift around Fildes Peninsula , Antarctica , ANTARCTIC RESEARCH, 3(2),45-55.

2.        Liu Gengnian, Xiong Heigang and Cui Zhijiu,1995, Gelifluction in the alpine environment of the Tianshan Mountains , China , PERMAFROST AND PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES , 6(3) , 265--272.

3.        Liu Gengnian, Cui Zhijiu and Xiong Heigang ,1995, The morphological features and environmental conditions of rock glaciers in Tianshan Mountains , THE JOURNAL OF CHINESE GEOGRAPHY , 5(1) , 41--51.

4.        Cui Zhijiu, Wu Yongqiu and Liu Gengnian, 1995, Discovery and environmental significance of neo-lithic trace in Kunlun Mountains Pass Area, Chinese Science Bulletin, 40(17), 1451—1455.

5.        Cui Zhijiu, Gao Quanzhou, Liu Gengnian, Pan Baotian, Chen Huailu, 1996, Planation surfaces, palaeokarst and uplift of Xizang(Tibet) Plateau, SCIENCE IN CHINA(SERIES D), 39(4), 391--400.

6.        Xiong Heigang, Liu Gengnian, Cui Zhijiu and Song Changqing, 1996, The origin and characteristics of the glacial debris flow in the Du-Ku Highway of Tianshan Mountains , China , CHINESE GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE,6(3),282--288.

7.        Song Changqing, Cui Zhijiu, Liu Gengnian, 1996, The developing features and environmental implications of climatic wedges in Northern China, Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, 4(1), 12-16.

8.        Liu Gengnian, Cui Zhijiu, Xiong Heigang,1997, Grain size characteristics and environmental indication of the sediments around Great Wall Station , Antarctica , CHINESE JOURNAL OF POLAR SCIENCE, 8(2),111—120.

9.        Liu Gengnian, Cui Zhijiu and Xiong Heigang, 1997, Geomorphologic processes and natural hazards in the cryosphere of the Middle Tianshan Mountains, Cryosphere, Vol. 3, 37-42.

10.     Cui Zhijiu, Gao Quanzhou, Liu Gengnian , Pan Baotian, Chen Huailu, 1997, The initial elevation of palaeokarst and planation surfaces on the Tibet Plateau, Chinese Science Bulletin, 42(11), 934-939.

11.     Cui Zhijiu , Wu yongqiu and Liu Gengnian , 1998 , Discovery and character of the Kunlun-Yellow River Movement , CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN ( KEXUE Tongbao ) , Vol.43 , No.10 , 833—836.

12.     Cui Zhijiu, Wu Yongqiu, Liu Gengnian , Ge Daokai , Pang Qiqing , Xu Qinghai , 1998 , On Kunlun-Yellow River Tectonic Movement , Science In China ( Series D ) ,41(6) , 592—600.

13.     Liu Gengnian, Cui Zhijiu, 1999, Sedimentary macro-structures and forming mechanism of debris flow, Chinese Geographical Sciences, 9(1), 33—39.

14.     Liu Gengnian, Cui Zhijiu, Ge Daokai, Wu Yongqiu, 1999, The stratified slope deposits at Kunlunshan Pass, Tibet Plateau, China, PERMAFROST AND PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES, 10: 369—375.

15.     Xiong Heigang, Liu Gengnian and Cui Zhijiu, 1999, The characteristics and vertical zone spectrum of nature disasters in the Tianshan Mountains, Xinjing, Chinese Geographical Sciences, 9(2), 126-133.

16.     Wu Yongqiu, Cui Zhijiu, Ge Daokai, Liu Gengnian, 2000, When the Kunlun MTS. Pass area uplifted to present elevation, Earth Science Frontiers, Vol. 7, Special Suppl. 201—202.

17.     Cui Zhijiu, Yang Jianfu, Liu Gengian, Wang Xin, Song Guocheng, 2000, Discovery of Quaternary glacial evidence of Snow Mountain inTaiwan,China, CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN 45(6),566-571.

18.     Wu Yongqiu, Cui Zhijiu, Liu Gengnian, Ge Daokai, Jiarun Yin, Qinghai Xu, and Qiqing Pang, 2001, Quaternary geomorphological evolution of the Kunlun Pass area and uplift of the Qinghai-Xizang(Tibet) Plateau, Geomorphology, 36(2001), 203—216.

19.     Li, Y.K., Liu, G.N. and Cui, Z.J., 2001 , Glacial valley cross-profile morphology, Tian Shan Mountains,China. Geomorphology ,Vol.38/1-2, 153-166.

20.     Yingkui Li, Gengnian Liu, and Zhijiu Cui, 2001. Longitudinal variations in cross-section morphology along a glacial valley: case study from the Tian Shan, China, Journal of Glaciology,Vol.47, 243-250. .

21.     Cui Zhijiu, Li Dewen, Liu Gengnian, Feng Jinliang, and Zhang Wei, 2001, Characteristics and planation surface formation environment of the red weathering crust in Hunan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou andTibet, Science InChina( Series D ), 44 supp.,162-175.

22.     Gao QZ, Cui ZJ, Tao Z, Liu GN ,Hong Y, 2002, The property , age and environment of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, Journal of Geographical Sciences, 12(2), 144-152.

23.     Zhijiu Cui, Chienfu Yang, Gengnian Liu, Wei Zhang, Shin Wang and Quocheng Sung, The Quaternary glaciation of Shesan Mountain in Taiwan and glacial classification in monsoon areas, Quaternary International,Volumes 97-98,2002,147-153.

24.     Cui Zhijiu, Li Dewen, Feng Jinliang, Liu Gengnian, Li Hongjiang, 2002, The covered karst, weathering crust karst(double leveling) planation surface, Science in China(Series D), 45(4),366-379.

25.     Luo Risheng, Cao Jun, Liu Gengnian, Cui Zhijiu, 2003, Characteristics of the Subglacially formed debris rich chemical deposits and related subglacial processes of Qiangyong Glacier, Journal of Geographical Sciences, 13(4), 455-462.

26.     F. Métivier, M. Moreira, A.Crave, C. Chaduteau, B.Ye, G. Liu. Transport dynamics and morphology of a high mountain stream during the peak flow season: the Ürümqi River (Chinese Tian Shan), River Flow,2004-proceedings of the second International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, 23-25 June, Napoli, Italy. Leiden ;London A.A.Balkema,c2004.1455pp.

27.     Liu Gengnian, Luo Risheng, Cao Jun, Cui Zhijiu, 2005, Processes and environmental significance of the subglacial chemical deposits in Tianshan Mountains, Science in China(Series D), 48(9), 1470-1478.

28.     Gengnian Liu, Xiaoyong Zhang, Zhijiu Cui, Yongqiu Wu, Yuangjiang Ju, 2006, A review of glacial sequences of the Kunlun Pass, northern Tibetan Plateau, Quaternary International, 154-155, 63-72.

29.     Stroeven,A.P.,Hattestrand,C.,Heyman,J.,Harbor,J.,Li,Y.K.,Zhou,L.P.,Caffee,M.W.,Alexanderson,H.,Kleman,J.,Ma,H.Z.,Liu,G.N.,Landscape analysis of the Huang He headwaters, NE Tibetan Plateau-pattern of glacial and fluvial erosion, Geomorphology 2009103(2),212-226.

30.     Liu GN, Chen YX, Zhang Y, Fu HR, Mineral deformation and subglacial processes on ice-bedrock interface of Hailuogou Glacier, Chinese Science Bulletin, 2009, 54(18),3318-3325.

31.    Yixin Chen, Yingkui Li, Yue Zhang, Mei Zhang, Jingchun Zhang, Chaolu Yi, Gengnian Liu, 2011. Late Quaternary deposition and incision sequences of the Golmud River and their environmental implications. Quaternary International, 236(2011),48-56.

32.    Li Yingkui, Liu Gengnian, Kong Ping, Harbor J., Chen Yixin, Caffee, M., 2011. Cosmogenic nuclide constraints on glacial landform evolution in the source area of the Urumqi River, Tian Shan, China. Journal of Quaternary Sciences,26(2), 297-304. ISSN 0267-8179. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1454.

33.     Li Chuanchuan, Chen Yixin, Nie Zhenyu, Cui Zhijiu & Liu Gengnian, 2013, Global warming accelerates the upfreezing of permafrost in arid middle Tianshan Mountains, Chinese Science Bulletin. 58(31), 3806-3814.  doi: 10.1007/s11434-013-5891-2

34.      Zhang Mei, Cui Zhijiu, Liu Gengnian, Chen Yixin, Nie Zhenyu, Fu Hairong. Formation and deformation of subglacial deposits of Hailuogou Glacier in Mount Gongga, Southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2013,35(5):1143-1155

35.     Yingkui Li, Dewen Li, Gengnian Liu, Jon Harbor, Marc Caffee, Arjen P. Stroeven, 2014. Patterns of landscape evolution on the central and northern Tibetan Plateau investigated using in-situ produced 10Be concentrations from river sediments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 398 (2014) 77–89.

36.     Zhao Liang, Jin Huijun, Li Chuanchuan, Cui Zhijiu, Chang Xiaoli, Marchenko, S, Vandenberghe, JV, Zhang Tingjun, Luo Dongliang, Guo Dongxin, Liu GengNian, Yi Caolu. The extent of permafrost in China during the Local Last Glacial Maximum (LLGM). Boreas, 2014, 43(3), 688-698.

37.     Yingkui Li, Gengnian Liu, Yixin Chen, Yanan Li, Jon Harbor, Arjen P Stroeven, Marc W Caffee, Mei Zhang, Chuanchuan Li, Zhijiu Cui, 2014. Timing and extent of Quaternary glaciations in the Tianger Range, eastern Tian Shan, China, investigated using 10Be surface exposure dating. Quaternary Science Reviews, 98, 7-23.

38.     NIE Zhenyu, PAN Renyi, LI Chuanchuan, ZHANG Mei, LIU Gengnian. 2014. Analysis of the glacial geomorphological characteristics of the last glacial in the Tianger area, Tien Shan, and their paleoclimate Implications. Annals of Glaciology. 55(66), 52-60.

39.     Yixin Chen , Yingkui Li , Yueyan Wang , Mei Zhang , Zhijiu Cui , Chaolu Yi ,Gengnian Liu. Late Quaternary glacial history of the Karlik Range, easternmost Tian Shan, derived from 10Be surface exposure and optically stimulated luminescence datings. Quaternary Science Reviews 115 (2015) 17-27

40.     Yanan Li, Yingkui Li, Jon Harbor, Gengnian Liu, Chaolu Yi, Marc Caffee. Cosmogenic 10Be constraints on Little Ice Age glacial advances in the eastern Tian Shan, China. Quaternary Science Reviews 138 (2016) 105-118.

41.     Mei Zhang, Yixin Chen, Yingkui Li,  Gengnian Liu. Late Quaternary glacial history of the Nalati Range, central Tian Shan, China, investigated using 10Be surface exposure dating. Journal of Quaternary Science (2016) 31(7) 659–670.

42.     Yixin Chen, Yingkui Li, Mei Zhang, Zhijiu Cui, Gengnian Liu. Much late onset of Quaternary glaciations on the Tibetan Plateau- determining the age of the Shishapangma Glaciation using cosmogenic 26Al and 10Be dating. Science Bulletin 2018, 63(5), 306–313.

43.     Beibei Liu, Zhijiu Cui, Xu Peng, Yesong Han, Gengnian Liu. Using 10Be exposure dating to constrain glacial advances during the late glacial and Holocene on Mount Xuebaoding, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Research (2018), 90, 348359.

44.     Xu Peng, Yixin Chen, Beibei Liu, Gengnian Liu, Qing Liu, Junnan Liu. Timing and features of a late MIS 2 rock avalanche in the Eastern Himalayas, constrained by 10Be exposure dating. Geomorphology 318 (2018) 5868.

45.     Zeze Ran and Gengnian Liu. Rock glaciers in Daxue Shan, south-eastern Tibetan Plateau: an inventory, their distribution, and their environmental controls. The Cryosphere, 2018, 12, 2327–2340.

46.     Xu Peng, Yixin Chen, Gengnian Liu, Beibei Liu, Yingkui Li, Qing Liu, Yesong Han, Weilin Yang and Zhijiu Cui. Late Quaternary glaciations in the Cogarbu valley, Bhutanese Himalaya. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, 2019, 34(1), 40–50.

47.     Xu Peng, Yixin Chen, Yingkui Li, Beibei Liu, Qing Liu, Weilin Yang, Zhijiu Cui, Gengnian LiuLate Holocene glacier fluctuations in the Bhutanese Himalaya. Global and Planetary Change 187 (2020) 103137.

48.     Yang WL, Han YS, Peng X, Ran ZZ, Liu Q, Liu GN, Paleoglacial and paleoclimate reconstructions during the global Last Glacial Maximum in the Longriba area, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Mountain Science 2021, 18(2), 307-322.

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