Gangjian Wei


Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS

Telephone: 020-85290093
Address: 511# Kehua Street, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Canton
Postcode: 510640

Research Areas

My research interests focus on developing new technique and method for unconventinonal isotopes analysis, and using elements and isotopes to explore questions such as:

  • Understanding isotopic fractionation in the "critical zone".
  • The processes controlling biomineralization (e.g. in perspective of scleractinian corals).
  • ​Reconstructing paleoclimate and paleoceanography records .
  • ​The impacts of climate change on coral reefs.


Master and PhD 


Work Experience
Teaching Experience

Honors & Distinctions



1)      Wei G.J., Wang Z.B., Ke T., Liu Y., Deng W.F., Chen X.F., Xu JF., Zeng T., Xie L.H 2015. Decadal variability in seawater pH in the West Pacific: Evidence from coral δ11B records. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JC011066. (SCI, IF=3.426)

2)      Chen X.F., Wei G.J., Deng W.F., Liu Y., Sun Y.L., Zeng T., Xie L.H., 2015. Decadal variations in trace metal concentrations on a coral reef: Evidence from a 159 year record of Mn, Cu, and V in a Porites coral from the northern South China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120: 405–416, doi:10.1002/2014JC010390 (SCI, IF=3.426)

3)      Wang Z.B., Ma J.L., Li J., Wei G.J., Chen X.F., Deng W.F., Xie L.H., Lu W.J., Zou L., 2015. Chemical weathering controls on variations in the molybdenum isotopic composition of river water: Evidence from large rivers in China. Chemical Geology, 410: 201–212. (SCI, IF=3.524)

4)      Chen X.F., Wei G.J., Xie L.H., Deng W.F., Sun Y.L., Wang Z.B., Ke T., 2015. Biological controls on diurnal variations in seawater trace element concentrations and carbonate chemistry on a coral reef. Marine Chemistry, 176:1–8. (SCI, IF=2.735)

5)      Deng W.F., Wei G.J., Yu K.F., Zhao J.X., 2014. Variations in the timing of the rainy season in the northern South China Sea during the middle to late Holocene. Paleoceanography, 29, doi:10.1002/2012PA002417 (SCI, IF=3.918)

6)      Ma J.L., Wei G.J., Liu Y., Ren Z.Y., Xu Y.G., and Yang Y.H. 2013. Precise measurement of stable neodymium isotopes of geological materials by using MC-ICP-MS. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 28, 1926 –1931 (SCI, IF=3.396)

7)      Deng W.F., Wei G.J., Xie L.H., Yu K.F. 2013. Environmental controls on coral skeletal δ13C in the northern South China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 118: 1359–1368, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20116 (SCI, IF=3.440)

8)      Ma J.L., Wei G.J., Liu Y., Ren Z.Y., Xu Y.G., and Yang Y.H. 2013. Precise measurement of stable (δ88/86Sr) and radiogenic (87Sr/86Sr) strontium isotope ratios in geological standard reference materials using MC-ICP-MS. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58(25): 3111-3118 (SCI, IF=1.365)

9)      Xia X.P., Ren Z.Y., Wei G.J., Zhang L., Sun M., Wang Y.J., 2013. In situ rutile U-Pb dating by laser ablation-MC-ICPMS. Geochemical Journal, 47(4): 459-468 (SCI, IF=1.942)

10)   Deng W.F., Wei G.J., Xie L.H., Ke T., Wang Z.B., Zeng T., and Liu Y. 2013. Variations in the Pacific Decadal Oscillation since 1853 in a coral record from the northern South China Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Ocean, 118, 2358–2366, doi :10.1002/jgrc.20180 (SCI, IF=3.440)

11)   Wei G.J., Wei J.X., Liu Y., Ke T., Ren Z.Y., Ma J.L., Xu Y.G., 2013. Measurement on High-precision Boron Isotope of Silicate Materials by a Single Column Purification Method and MC-ICP-MS. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 28 (4), 606 – 612 (SCI, IF=3.396)

12)   Wei G.J., Ma J.L., Liu Y., Xie L.H., Lu W.J., Deng W.F., Ren Z.Y., Zeng T., Yang Y.H., 2013. Seasonal changes in the radiogenic and stable strontium isotopic composition of Xijiang River water: Implications for chemical weathering. Chemical Geology, 343:67–75 (SCI, IF=3.482)

13)   Wei G.J., Liu Y., Ma J.L., Xie L.H., Chen J.F., Deng W.F., Tang S., 2012. Nd, Sr isotopes and elemental geochemistry of surface sediments from the South China Sea: Implications for Provenance Tracing. Marine Geology, 319–322 :21 –34 (SCI, IF=2.201)

14)   Wei G.J., Xie L.H., Sun Y.G., Lu Y.H., Liu Y., 2012. Major and trace elements of a peat core from Yunnan, Southwest China: Implications for paleoclimatic proxies. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 58: 64–77  (SCI, IF=2.831)


Research Interests








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