Trace element biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry and paleoceanography.
The biogeochemistry of trace elements in the ocean and their application in paleoceanography;
North Pacific paleoceanography, in particular deep water circulation, in the last glacial cycle;
Plio-Pleistocene climate transition and the onset of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation.
1. The diagenetic and oceanic cycles of Nd and its isotopes.
2. The application of authigenic εNd as a circulation tracer in paleoceanography, with case studies in the Gulf of Alaska.
3. The biogeochemistry of redox sensitive metals in sediments, with paleoceanographic applications in the Gulf of Alaska.
Oregon State University, CEOAS, PhD Candidate in Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry, 2014~
Peking University, SESS, M.S. in Geology, 2011
Peking University, SESS, B.S. in Geology, 2009
Du, J., Haley, B. A., & Mix, A. C. (2016). Neodymium isotopes in authigenic phases, bottom waters and detrital sediments in the Gulf of Alaska and their implications for paleo-circulation reconstruction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 193, 14-35, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.08.005
Du, J., B. Huang, and L. Zhou (2016), Global deepwater circulation between 2.4 and 1.7 Ma and its connection to the onset of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation, Paleoceanography, 31, 1480–1497, doi:10.1002/2015PA002906.
Du. J and B. Huang. Variations in upper water structure during MIS 3 from the western South China Sea. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010, 55: 301-307.