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Dr. Jinling Liu 

Title: Associate professor, doctoral supervisor 

Department of Geochemistry, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, 430074


Tel: 15171493752 

Education and work experience 

2004: B.S. Biological Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Central China Normal University

2008: M.S. Ecology, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, China

2011: PhD. Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, CAS

2011-2013: Post-Doctoral Associate, Environmental Chemistry, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS

2013-now: Associate Professor of Department of Geochemistry, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

2017-2018 Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame, USA 

Research interests

Interaction between microbes and heavy metal/trace element; Biogeochemistry of trace element in environment;  Isotopic geochemisty in environment; Environmental pollution and human health  


Mechanism of methylmercury production in the sediments of Dajiuhu sphagnum wetland (NSFC, no. 41503086, 2016.01-2018.12)

Using hgcAB probes studying mercury methylation by microbes in Dajiuhu wetland (NSFC, no. 41773112, 2018.1-2021.12)

Study on composite pollution sink relationship and risk classification technology of heavy metals in smelting sites in central and southern China (NKRDPC, no. 2018YFC1802701, 2018.1-2022.12)

Selected  publications (Recent 5 Years)

[1]Liu CT, Liu JL*, Zhou CY, Huang XY, Wang HM. Redox potential and C/N ratio predict the structural shift of mercury methylating microbe communities in a subalpine Sphagnum peatland. Geoderma, 2021, 403, 115375. 

[2] Zhou MY, Wu QQ, Wu H, Liu JL*, Ning YQ, Xie SY, Huang WM, Bi XY. Enrichment of trace elements in red swamp crayfish: influences of region and production method, and human health risk assessment. Aquaculture, 2021, 736366. 

[3] Zhang C, Wang X, Jiang SH, Zhou MY, Li FL, Bi XY, Xie SY, Liu JL*. Heavy metal pollution caused by cyanide gold leaching: a case study of gold tailings in central China. Envrionmental Science and Pollution Research, 2021. https:/

[4] Huang YM, Liu JL*, Feng XB, Hu GJ, Li XY, Zhang LM, Yang L, Wang G, Sun GY, Li ZG*. Fate of thallium during precalciner cement production and the atmospheric emissions. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2021, 151, 158-165. 

[5]Ning YQ, Liu JL*, Huang XY, Wang PC, Yang SC, Bi XY, Yang XJ, Mo JY. Geochemical cycle of mercury associated with wet deposition and inflows in a subalpine wetland. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2021, 208, 111507.

[6]Yang SC, Wang B, Qin CY, Yin RS, Li P*, Liu JL, Point D, Maurice L, Sonke JE, Zhang LM, Feng XB. Compound-specific stable isotope analysis provides new insights for tracking human monomethylmercury exposure sources. Environmental Science & Technology, 2021, 

[7]Liu JL*, Yu Q, Showalter AR, Bunker BA, Swanson JS, Reed D, Rong XM, Fein JB*. Cadmium and proton adsorption onto a halophilic archaeal species: the role of cell envelope sulfhydryl sites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2020, 276, 186-197.

[8] Wang PC, Peng H, Liu JL*, Zhu ZL, Bi XY, Yu QQ, Zhang J. Effects of exogenous dissolved organic matter on the adsorption-desorption behaviors and bioavailabilities of Cd and Hg in a plant-soil system. Science of Total Environment, 2020, 728, 138252.

[9] Yang SC, Liu JL*, Bi XY, Ning YQ, Qiao SY, Yu QQ, Zhang J. Risks related to heavy metal pollution in urban construction dusts of fast-developing Chinese cities. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2020, 197, 110628.

[10]Shen J*, Feng Q., Algeo T., Liu JL, Zhou C., Wei W., Liu JS., Them II T., Gill B., Chen J. Sedimentary host phases of mercury (Hg) and implications for use of Hg as a volcanic proxy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2020, 543, 116333.

[11]Wu QQ, Hu HY*, Meng B*, Wang BL, Poulain AJ, Zhang H, Liu JL, Bravo AG, Bishop K, Bertilsson S, Feng XB. Methanogenesis is an important process in controlling MeHg concentration in rice paddy soils affected by mining activities. Environmental Science & Technology, 2020. 54(21): 13517-13526. 

[12]Yang SC, Li P, Liu JL*, Bi XY, Ning YQ, Wang S, Wang PC. Profiles, source identification and health risks of potentially toxic metals in pyrotechnic-related road dust during Chinese New Year. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2019, 184, 109604.

[13] Liu JL, Wang JX*, Ning YQ, Yang SC, Wang PC, Shaheen SM, Feng XB, Rinklebe J. Methylmercury production in a paddy soil and its uptake by rice plants as affected by different geochemical mercury pools. Environment International, 2019, 129:461-469.

[14] Wang PC, Li ZG, Liu JL*, Bi XY, Ning YQ, Yang SC, Yang XJ. Apportionment of source of heavy metals to agricultural soils using isotope fingerprints and multivariate statistical analyses. Environmental Pollution, 2019, 249: 208-216.

[15] Yu QQ*, Li SL, Li H, Chai XN, Bi XY, Liu JL, Ohnuki T. Synthesis and characterization of Mn-slag based geopolymer for immobilization of Co. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019, 234, 97-104. 

[16] Shen J.*, Algeo TJ., Chen JB, Planavsky NJ, Feng QL, Yu JX, Liu JL. Mercury in marine Ordovician/Silurian boundary sections of South China is sulfide-hosted and non-volcanic in origin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2019, 511, 130-140.

[17] Liu JL, Bi XY*, Li FL, Wang PC, Wu J. Source discrimination of atmospheric metal deposition by multi-metal isotopes in the Three Gorges Reservoir region, China. Environmental Pollution, 2018, 240: 582-589.

[18] Yu Q*, Boyanov MI, Liu JL, Kemner, KM, Fein, JB. Adsorption of selenite onto Bacillus subtilis: The overlooked role of cell envelope sulfhydryl sites in the microbial conversion of Se(IV). Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52, 10400-10407.

[19] Wu H., Liu J.L.*, Bi X.Y., Lin G.H., Feng, C.C., Li Z.J., Qi F., Zheng T.L., Xie, L.Q. Trace metals in sediments and benthic animals from aquaculture ponds near a mangrove wetland in Southern China. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2017, 117: 486-491.

[20] Huang W, Liu JL*, Shi Q, Xing W. Characteristics of the elemental stoichiometry of submerged macrophytes and their relationships with environments in Honghu Lake (China). Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 2017, 190/4: 299-308.

[21] Bi XY*, Li Z, Wang S, Zhang L, Xu Rui, Liu JL, Yang H, Guo M. Lead isotopic compositions of selected coals, Pb/Zn ores and fuels in China and the application of source tracing. Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51, 13502-13508.

[22] Wu Y, Xiang W, Fu XF, Yan S, Su J, Liu JL, Bao ZY. Geochemical interactions between iron and phenolics originated from peatland in Hani, China: implications for effective transport of iron from terrestrial systems to marine. Environ. Earth Sci. 2016, 75:336. DOI 10.1007/s12665-015-5189-6. 

[23]Liu J.L., Xu X.R., Ding Z.H., Peng J.X., Jin M.H., Wang Y.S., Hong Y.G., Yue W.Z. Heavy metals in wild marine fish from South China Sea: Levels, tissue- and species-specific accumulation and potential risk to humans. Ecotoxicology, 2015, 24: 1583-1592.

[24] Bi XY, Li ZG, Sun GY, Liu JL, Han ZX. In vitro bioaccessibility of lead in surface dust and implications for human exposure: A comparative study between industrial area and urban district. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2015, 297: 191-197.

[25] Bi XY, Liu JL, Han ZX, Yang WL. Lead in Chinese villager house dust: Geographical variation and influencing factors. Environmental Pollution, 2015, 207: 183-189.

  • Education Background
  • Work Experience
2008-8 | 2011-7
  • Institute of geochemistry, CAS
  • Geochemistry
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Doctoral Degree in Science

2005-9 | 2008-6
  • Xiamen University
  • Ecology
  • Master's Candidates
  • Master's Degree in Science

2000-9 | 2004-6
  • Central China Normal University
  • Life Sciences
  • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree)
  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Social Affiliations
  • Research Focus
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Academic Titles : Member of the ninth Committee of Environmental Geology and Geochemistry, Chinese Society of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry

Honors and Titles : 中国科学院朱李月华优秀博士

Gender : Female

Alma Mater : Institute of Geochemistry, CAS

Education Level : Faculty of Higher Institutions

Degree : Doctoral Degree in Science

Status : Employed

School/Department : School of Earth Sciences

Date of Employment : 2013-10-20

Discipline : Geochemistry

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