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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Postgraduate Students

Mr Zeyang Liu

PhD Student in the Department of Earth Sciences
Room number: Open Plan Area

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2019.5-present: PDRA

2015.9-2019.5 : PhD in Geochemistry, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University (Durham-CSC Scholarship)

2011-2015: BSc in Petroleum Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China (1st class, with Honours)

2012-2014: Second Major of BSc in Finance, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (1st class)


Paul Hackley, Shuzhong Shen, Brad Sageman, Jeff Over, Lawrence Percival, Clay Tabor, Daniel Horton

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Organic Petrology
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Re-Os isotope systematics

Selected Publications

Conference Paper

  • Liu, Zeyang, Selby, David, Hackley, Paul C. & Over, D. Jeffrey (2018), Fossil charcoal as evidence for intense wildfire at the Frasnian-Famennian boundary (early Late Devonian) and implications for atmospheric oxygen level rise, The Society of Organic Petrology annual conference. Beijing, China.
  • Liu, Zeyang, Selby, David, Sageman, Brad B. & Percival, Lawrence M.E. (2018), Twice the bang: Comet Impact and Volcanism Jointly Contributed to the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, Geological Society of America annual conference. Indianapolis, USA.
  • Liu, Zeyang, Selby, David, Zhang, Hua, Zheng, Quanfeng, Shen, Shuzhong & Sageman, Bradley B. (2018), Volcanism driven carbon isotope fractionation across the Wuchiapingian-Changhsingian boundary interval: Implications from 187Os/188Os isotope stratigraphy, Geological Society of America annual conference. Indianapolis, USA.
  • Liu, Zeyang, Selby, David & Hackley, Paul C. (2017), Investigation into the Controls of Rhenium-Osmium Fractionation in Organic-Rich Sedimentary Rocks: Implications for Re-Os Geochronology, Application of Analytical Techniques to Petroleum Systems Problems. London.
  • Liu, Zeyang, Shen, Chuanbo, Selby, David, Ruan, Xiaoyan, Hu, Shouzhi & Du, Jiayi (2015), Re-Os Geochronology of Bitumen from the Northern Longmen Shan Thrust Belt, Southwest China, AGU Joint Assembly. Montreal, Canada, 565.
  • Liu, Zeyang, Shen, Chuanbo & He, Jie (2014), An interpretation for oil and bitumen Re-Os ages, GSA Abstracts with Programs 46: GSA Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, 324.

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