Research Assistant Professor Department of Ocean Science and Engineering

2008.9-2012.6 B.S. in Ocean Management

Oceanography institute, Jiangsu Ocean University, Lian Yungang, China

2012.6-2017.6 Ph.D. in Marine Geology (Supervisor: Zhong Chen)

South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

2017.6-now Post-doctoral research in Marine Geology (Supervisor: Qingsong Liu), Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Yi Zhong currently works at Southern University of Science and Technology. Yi does research in Paleoclimatology, Paleomagnetism and Marine Geology. Current work involved two sides: One is relative paleointensity recorded in the marine sediments during the Quaternary, another is paleo-dust and deep-water ventilation changes in the Pacific during the long-time scale. The current project is including two sides: “The provenance variations of eolian dust in the northwestern Pacific Ocean since Late Quaternary and its implication for the westerlies” and “Reconstruction of deep-water environment in the Pacific during the late Cenozoic based on the Fe-Mn deposits”.

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Marine Geology; Paleomagnetism; Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.

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(1) Yi Zhong, Yanguang Liu, Xiaoqiang Yang, Jian Zhang, Jiabo Liu, Aleksandr Bosin, Sergey Gorbarenko, Xuefa Shi, Ting Chen, Yu-Min Chou, Wei Liu, Haosen Wang, Congcong Gai, Jianxing Liu, Aleksandr Derkachev, Xiaoke Qiang, Qingsong Liu*, Do non-dipole geomagnetic field behaviors persistently exist in the subarctic Pacific Ocean over the past 140 ka? Science Bulletin, 2020, 65, 1505-1507.

(2) Yi Zhong, Zhong Chen, James R. Hein, Zhaoxia Jiang, Xiaoqiang Yang, Jian Zhang, Wanzhang Wang, Xuefa Shi, Zhonghui Liu, Qingsong Liu*, Evolution of a deep-water ferromanganese nodule in the South China Sea in response to Pacific deep-water circulation and continental weathering during the Plio-Pleistocene, Quaternary Science Reviews, 2020, 229, 106106.

(3) Yi Zhong, Qingsong Liu, Zhong Chen*, Francisco Javior Gonzalez, James R. Hein, Jian Zhang, Lifeng Zhong. Tectonic and paleoceanographyic conditions during the formation of ferromanganese nodules from the northern South China Sea based on the high-resolution geochemistry, mineralogy and isotopes, Marine Geology, 2019, 410, 146~163.

(4) Yi Zhong, Zhong, Chen*, Francisco Javior Gonzalez, Xufeng Zheng, Gang Li, Yun Luo, Aibin Mo, Antao Xu, Shuhong Wang. Rare earth elements and yttrium in ferromanganese deposits from the South China Sea: distribution, composition and resource considerations. Acta Oceanological Sinica, 2018, 37(7), 41~54. DOI:

(5) Yi Zhong, Zhong Chen*, Francisco Javior Gonzalez, James R. Hein, Xufeng Zheng, Gang Li, Yun Luo, Aibin Mo, Yuhang Tian, Shuhong Wang, Composition and genesis of ferromanganse deposits from the northern South China Sea, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2017,138, 110 ~ 128.

(6) Yi Zhong, Zhong Chen*, Liang Li, Jianguo Liu, Gang Li, Xufeng Zheng, Shuhong Wang, Bottom water hydrodynamic provinces and transport patterns of the northern South China Sea: Evidence from grain size of the terrigenous sediments, Continental Shelf Research, 2017, 140,11 ~ 26.

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