LV Xiaoxia

Professor of College of Marine Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences

Education and Appointments:

1991.9-1995.7, B.Sc., Rock and Mineral Analysis, Changchun College of Geology

1995.9-1998.7, M.Sc., Analytical Chemistry, Changchun University of Science and Technology

2000.7-2003.6, Ph. D., Marine Chemistry, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research grants:

Distinguish the sources and implications of bGDGTs in deep sea sediment- Taking the region east off Taiwan for example, funded by NSF of China, 2020-2023.

Current Research Interest

1. Lipids indicative of organism sources - Research work conducted covers coastal sea and deep ocean.

2. Biomarkers indicative of marine environment and climate change - Research work is related to the estuarial delta evolution and the rapid climate change caused by the hydrogen gas rapid release

Hornors and Awards:

Marine Innovation Achievement Award, the State Oceanic Administration, 2006

Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Shandong Province, 2006

Professional Experience:

1998~2000, Research Assistant, Marine Geochemistry, Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, China Geological Survey

2003~2009, Postdoctorate and associate professor, Marine Science, Ocean University of China

2009~2019, Associate professor, Marine Geochemistry, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

2013~2014, Academic visitor, Organic Geochemistry, MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

2020 to present, Professor, Marine Geochemistry, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China

Selected Publications (* author for correspondence):


Xiaoxia Lü*, Xiaolei Liu, Changgui Xu, Jinming Song, Xuegang Li, Huamao Yuan, Ning Li, Deying Wang, Hongming Yuan, Siyuan Ye, 2019. The origins and implications of glycerol ether lipids in China coastal wetland sediments. Scientific Reports, 9:18529 |


Xiaoxia Lü*, Jiali Chen, Tianwei Han, Huan Yang, Weichao Wu, Weihua Ding, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs. 2019. Origin of hydroxyl GDGTs and regular isoprenoid GDGTs in suspended particulate matter of Yangtze River Estuary. Organic Geochemistry, 128, 78-85.


Bangqi Hu, Yuxin He, Xiaoxia Lü, Jun Li, Houjie Wang, Naishuang Bi, 2019. Impact of reservoir operations on glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether transportation in suspended particulate matter from the Yellow River. Continental Shelf Research, 175, 99-109.


Huaiming Li, Xiaoxia Lü*, Chunhui Tao, Tianwei Han, Pengju Hu, Guoyin Zhang, Zenghui Yu, Chunming Dong, Zongze Shao, 2018. Distribution of tetraether lipids in sulfide chimneys at the Deyin hydrothermal field, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Implication to chimney growing stage. Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-26166-1.


Jiali CHEN, Xing LI, Pengju HU, Yang YANG, Jinming SONG, Xuegang LI, Huamao YUAN, Ning LI, Xiaoxia LÜ* 2018. Impact of water depth on the distribution of iGDGTs in the surface sediments from the northern South China Sea: Applicability of TEX86 in marginal seas. Frontiers of Earth Science, 12(1), 95-107.


Yi Yang, Chao Gao, Xinyue Dang, Xiaoyan Ruan, Xiaoxia Lü, Shucheng Xie, Xuejie Li, Yongjian Yao, Huan Yang, 2018. Assessing hydroxylated isoprenoid GDGTs as a paleothermometer for the tropical South China Sea. Organic Geochemistry, 115, 156-165.


Xiaoxia Lü*, Gerard J M Versteegh, Jinming Song, Xuegang Li, Huamao Yuan, Ning Li, 2016. Geochemistry of Middle Holocene Sediments from South Yellow Sea: Implications to Provenance and Climate Change. Journal of Earth Sciences.  27(5), 751-762.


Xiaoxia Lü*, Xiao-Lei Liu, Felix J. Elling, Huan Yang, Shucheng Xie, Jinming Song, Xuegang Li, Huamao Yuan, Ning Li, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, 2015. Hydroxylated isoprenoid GDGTs in Chinese coastal seas and their potential as a paleotemperature proxy for mid-to-low latitude marginal seas. Organic Geochemistry, 89-90, 31-43.


Huan Yang, Xiaoxia Lü, Weihua Ding, Yanyan Lei, Xinyue Dang, Shucheng Xie, 2015. The 6-methyl branched tetraethers significantly affect the performance of the methylation index (MBT’) in soils from an altitudinal transect at Mount Shennongjia. Organic Geochemistry, 2015.82, 42-53.


Xiaoxia Lü*, Huan Yang, Weihua Ding, Yang Yang, Jinming Song, Xuegang Li, Huamao Yuan, Ning Li, Changbing Yang, Shucheng Xie, 2014. Sources and Distribution of Isoprenoid Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraethers in the Sediments from the East Coastal Sea of China: Application of GDGT-Based Paleothermometry in Shallow Marginal Seas. Organic Geochemistry, 75, 24-35.