Name: Xin Shan

China Ocean Repository 301
First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
No. 6 Xianxialing Road, Qingdao, P. R. China 266061


09/2012-06/2016: PhD, Sedimentology, Department of Energy Resources, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
09/2007-06/2011: BA, Petroleum Geology, Department of Earth Sciences, Northeast Petroleum University

Working Experience
08/2016-: Postdoc, Department of Marine Geology, First Institute of Oceanography
09/2014-09/2015: Visiting PhD student, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University

Research Interests
1 Sedimentary evolution and sequence stratigraphy of Quaternary shelf deposits.
2 Distribution, architecture, genesis and triggering mechanisms of event beds
(1) Sediment gravity flow deposits i.e. turbidite, debrite and hybrid event beds;
(2) Storm deposits i.e. washover deposits preserved in barrier-lagoon system;
(3) Flood deposits i.e. flood history reconstruction using Ganges River terraces.

Research Projects
1. Sedimentary architecture of late Quaternary East China Sea Shelf and its response to climate and sea level change. (Basic Scientific Fund for National Public Research Institute of China). Period covered: 3/2017- 12/2019
2. Sedimentary environment reconstruction and sedimentary processes of late Quaternary East China Sea Shelf (National Natural Science Foundation of China. Period covered:1/2018- 12/2020
3. The provenance study of Holocene northern East China Sea Shelf. China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. Period covered: 12/2016- 6/2019

1. Shan, X., Yu, X., Clift, P. D., Tan, C., Jin, L., and Li, M., (2015). The ground penetrating radar facies and architecture of a paleo-spit from huangqihai lake, north china: implications for genesis and evolution. Sedimentary Geology, 323, 1-14.
2. Shan, X., Li, S., Li, S., Yu, X., Wan, L., and Jin, L., et al. (2018). Sedimentology of a topset-dominated, braided river delta of huangqihai lake, north china: implications for formation mechanisms. Journal of Paleolimnology, 59(2), 245-261.
3. Shan, X., Yu, X., Clift, P. D., Li, Y., Jin, L., Su, D., Du, Y., Zhou, J., and Han, X. (2018). Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy of Marine to Lacustrine Deltaic Deposits in a Craton Basin and Their Controlling Factors: Shan 2 Member–He 8 Member (Guadalupian–Lopingian, Permian), Southeast Ordos Basin, North China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 92(1), 268-285.
4. Shan, X., Yu, X., Clift, P. D., Wang, T., Tan, C., and Jin, L. (2016). The bounding-surfaces record of a barrier spit from Huangqihai Lake, North China: implications for coastal barrier boundary hierarchy. Chinese Journal of
Oceanography and Limnology, 34, 1097-1105.
5. Shan, X., Yu, X., Clift, P. D., Tan, C., Li, S, Wang, Z, and Su D. (2016). Ground-penetrating radar study of beach-ridge deposits in huangqihai lake, north china: the imprint of washover processes. Frontiers of Earth Science, 10(1), 183-194.
6. Li, S., Li, S., Shan, X., Gong, C., and Yu, X. (2017). Classification, formation, and transport mechanisms of mud clasts. International Geology Review, 59, 1609-1620.
7. Yao Z, Yu X, Shan X, Shunli Li, Shengli Li, Yalong Li, Chengpeng Tan, Hongliang Chen. Braided–meandering system evolution in the rock record: Implications for climate control on the Middle–Upper Jurassic in the southern Junggar Basin,north-west China. Geological Journal. 2018, 1–22.
8. Tan, C., Yu, X., Li, S., Shan, X., and Chen, B. (2016). Sedimentology and stratigraphic evolution of the fan delta at the badaowan formation (lower jurassic), southern junggar basin, northwest china. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9, 1-12.
9. Clift, P. D., Zheng, H., Carter, A., Böning, P., Jonell, T. N., Schorr, H., Shan, X.,Pahnke, K., Wei, X., and Rittenour, T. (2017). Controls on erosion in the western tarim basin: implications for the uplift of northwest tibet and pamirs. Geosphere, 13,1747-1765.