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Name   Yan, Maodu Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7089 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      maoduyan@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
2010-             Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China
2008-2010    Post-Doc Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
2006-2008    Post-Doc Research Fellow, University of California Santa Cruz
2003-2006    Ph.D. in Geology, University of Michigan
2000-2005    Research assistant, University of Michigan                      
2000-2005    Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan
1999              Short term visiting scholar, University of Michigan
1997-2003        Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Lanzhou University
1993-1997        B.Sc. in Physical Geography, Lanzhou University

Research Interest:
Public Services:

Honors:
  1. Geological Society of America student award, 2004.
  2. Science and Technology Progress Prize of Gansu Province, China: Second Prize, 2004.
  3. Research grants from the Scott M. Turner Fund at the University of Michigan, 2001-2003.
Selected Publications:
  1. Yang S.L., X. Fang, M. Yan, Z. Shi, C. Song, Y. Han, Grain size profiles in the Chengdu Clay, eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau: Implications for significant drying of Asia since ~500 ka B.P., Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2010, 38, 57-64.
  2. Yan, M., X. Zhao, and P. Riisager, New paleomagnetic results from the igneous rocks of the Nauru Basin, Western Pacific: implications on paleolatitudes and magnetostratigraphy, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 2008, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.11.047.
  3. Yan, M., R. Van der Voo, X. Fang, J.M. Pares, and D.K. Rea, Paleomagnetic evidence for a mid – Miocene clockwise rotation of about 25° of the Guide Basin area in NE Tibet, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 2006, 241, 234-247.
  4. Yan, M., R. Van der Voo, L. Tauxe, X. Fang, and J.M. Pares, Shallow bias in Neogene paleomagnetic directions from the Guide Basin, NE Tibet, caused by inclination error, Geophys. J. Int., 2005, 163, 944-948.
  5. Fang, X., M. Yan, R. Van der Voo, D.K. Rea, C. Song, J.M. Parés, J. Gao, J. Nie, and S. Dai, Late Cenozoic deformation and uplift of the NE Tibetan Plateau: evidence from high-resolution magnetostratigraphy of the Guide Basin, Qinghai Province, China, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., 2005, 117 (9/10), 1208-1225.
  6. Fang, X., Z. Zhao, J. Li, M. Yan, B. Pan, C. Song, and S. Dai, Magnetostratigraphy of the late Cenozoic Laojunmiao anticline in the northern Qilian Mountains and its implications for the northern Tibetan Plateau uplift, Sci. Chin. (D), 2005, 48(7), 1040-1051.
  7. Fang, X., Z. Zhao, J. Li, M. Yan, B. Pan, C. Song, and S. Dai, Paleomagnetism of the late Cenozoic stratigraphy in the Jiuxi Basin north of the Qilian Mts. and uplift the Tibetan Plateau. Sci. Chin. (D), 2004, 34(2), 97-106.
  8. Parés, J.M., R. Van der Voo, M. Yan, and X. Fang, After the dust settles: why is the Blake Event imperfectly recorded in Chinese loess? In timescales of the paleomagnetic field, Editors of J.E. Channell, D.V. Kent, W. Lowrie and J.G. Meert, 2004, Geophysical Monograph, 145, 191-204.
  9. Song, C., X. Fang, J. Gao, J. Nie, M. Yan, X. Xu, and D. Sun, Magnetostratigraphy of Late Cenozoic fossil mammals in the northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Chin. Sci. Bull., 2003, 48(2), 188-193.
  10. Song, C., X. Fang, J. Li, J. Gao, D. Sun, J, Nie, and M. Yan, Late Cenozoic sedimentological evolution of the Guide Basin, Qinghai and uplift of the NE Tibetan Plateau. Review Geol., 2003, 40(4), 337-346.
  11. Song, C., X. Fang, J. Li, J. Gao, D. Sun, M. Fan, and M. Yan, Pliocene sedimentary environment of the Guide Basin on the northeast margin of the Qinghai - Tibetan Plateau and its significance. Quat. Sci., 2003, 23(1), 92-102.
  12. Parés, J.M., R. Van der Voo, W.R. Downs, M. Yan, and X. Fang, Correction to ‘‘Northeastward growth and uplift of the Tibetan Plateau: Magnetostratigraphic insights from the Guide Basin,’’ J. Geophys. Res., 2003, 108(B8), 2400, doi:10.1029/2003JB002624.
  13. Parés, J.M., R. Van der Voo, W. Downs, M. Yan, and X. Fang, Northeastward growth and uplift of the Tibetan Plateau: Magnetostratigraphic insights from the Guide Basin. J. Geophys. Res., 2003, 108(B1), 2017, 1-11.
  14. Yan, M., Late Cenozoic magnetostratigraphy of the Guide Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau, and its geological implications. Univ. of Michigan, 2002.
  15. Fang, X., Z. Shi, S. Yang, M. Yan, J. Li, and P. Jiang. Loess in the Tianshan and its implications for the development of the Gurbantunggut Desert and drying of northern Xinjiang. Chin. Sci. Bull., 2002, 47 (16), 1381-1387.
  16. Yan, M., X. Fang, S. Chen, S. Yang, L. Lu, J. Li and Z. An. Pleistocene magnetic susceptibility and stratigraphy study in Tibetan loess and its great climatic change events.  Sci. China, D, 2001, 44, 227-232.
  17. Zhao, Z., X. Fang, J. Li, B. Pan, M. Yan, Z. Shi. Paleomagnetic dating of the Jiuquan Gravel in the Hexi Corridor Implication on mid-Pleistocene uplift of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2000, v 46, 23, 2001-2005.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Yan, M., Fang, X.M., Zhang, W.L., and Liu, D.L., The Cenozoic deformation of the NE Tibetan Plateau, the 3rd Tectonic and Geodynamic meeting, Guangzhou, China, 2010, 284.
  2. Yan, M., Tohver, E., Kirschvink, J., Playton, R., Hocking, R., Haines, P., Montgomery, Cawood, P.A., Paleomagnetic Investigation of the Late Devonian Reef Complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, 2010.
  3. Yan, M. Tohver, E., Cawood, P.A., Kirschvink, J., Peek, S., Playton, R., Hocking, R., Haines, P., Montgomery, P. Paleomagnetic study of the Late Devonian reef complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia, AGU Fall Meeting, 2008, GP51A-475.
  4. Yan, M., X. Zhao, and P. Riisager, New paleomagnetic results from the igneous rocks of the Nauru Basin, Western Pacific: implications on paleolatitudes and magnetostratigraphy, AGU Fall Meeting, 2006, GP11A-0061.
  5. Fang, X. M. Yan*, R. Van der Voo, J. Li, X. Zhao, C. Song, and S. Dai, Paleomagnetism of the Neogene Jiuxi Basin, Hexi Corridor, China: implications on a rigid deformation mechanism? AGU Fall Meeting, 2006, T41C-1584.
  6. Van der Voo, R., M. Yan, X. Fang, and J.M. Pares, 3-D magnetostratigraphy of the Guide Basin, Qinghai Province, NE Tibet, EGU Spring Meeting, 2005.
  7. Yan, M., R. Van der Voo, X. Fang, J.M. Pares, and D.K. Rea, Paleomagnetism indicates Mid-Miocene rotation of the NE Tibetan Plateau, AGU Fall Meeting Suppl., 2004, 85(46), abstract.
  8. Yan, M., R. Van der Voo, X. Fang, J.M. Pares, D.K. Rea, and C. Song, Neogene magnetostratigraphy of the Guide Basin: mid-Miocene clockwise rotation and implications for uplift of the NE Tibetan Plateau. GSA Fall Meeting, 2004, Vol. 36, No. 5, abstract.
  9. Yan, M., J.M. Pares, R. Van der Voo, D.K. Rea, and X. Fang, Pleistocene magnetostratigraphy of the Gonghe Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau: Headward incision of the Yellow River after 1.8 Ma. AGU Spring Meeting, 2004, GP001.
  10. Yan, M., X. Fang, J.M. Pares, R. Van der Voo, D.K. Rea, C. Song, and J. Li, Neogene Magnetostratigraphy of the Guide Basin and its implications for Pliocene Evolution of the NE Tibetan Plateau. AGU Fall Meeting, 2003, GP11C-0275.

Supported Projects:
  • NSFC International Collaboration Project “the evolution of the Asia monsoon-Arid environment and the growth of the north Tibetan Plateau” (To Zhishen An);
  • National Development and Reform Commission of China program: “National Key Specific Program on Development of Big Oil and Gas Fields and Coal-Related Gas”, sub-subprogram “Deformation of Tian Shan and Its Constraints on Reorganization of Oil-Gas Fields in Nearby Basins”(To Xiao-min Fang).