Sedimentology & Marine Paleoenvironmental Dynamics


Dr. Yin Lu

Meister Lu



Institut für Geowissenschaften


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


Im Neuenheimer Feld 234


D-69120 Heidelberg



+49 (0)6221-54 6048

Fax: +49 (0)6221-54 5503





Research interests:

  • Paleoseismology (seismites, micro-faults)

  • Sedimentology (mass wasting, sedimentation response to tectonics, climate and anthropogenic impact)

  • Personal webpage:


Research experience:

since 10/2017

Post-Doc. Fellow

Institute of Earth Sciences, Heidelberg University 

(Hosted by Prof. Oliver Friedrich, Heidelberg University and Prof. Erwin Appel, Tübingen University)

08/2015 - 09/2017

Post-Doc. Fellow

Department of Geophysics, Tel Aviv University, Israel

(Hosted by Prof. Shmuel Marco, Tel Aviv University and Assistant Prof. Nicolas Waldmann, Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa)

07/2015 - 08/2015

Doctoral Research Assistant

Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, Beijing, China

11/2013 -  07/2014

Guest scientist (rock magnetism and paleomagnetism)

University of Tübingen, Germany (under a supervision of Prof. Erwin Appel)



09/2010 - 07/2015

Ph.D. in Sedimentology (Supervisor: Prof. Xiaomin Fang)

Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITP, CAS), Beijing, China.

Title of Thesis: "Sedimentation response to anticline uplift and climatic change in the western Qaidam Basin, northeastern Tibetan Plateau: Indicated by lithofacies and grain size of Core SG-1b, on top of the Jianshan Anticline."


09/2006 - 07/2010

B.Sc. in Geography

Anyang Normal University, Anyang, China




(as of 03/2018, * denotes correspondence author)



[9] Fang, X.M.*, Fang, Y.H., Zan, J.B., Zhang, W.L., Song, C.H., Appel, E., Meng, Q.Q., Miao, Y.F., Dai, S., Lu, Y., Zhang, T., 2018. Cenozoic magnetostratigraphy of the Xining Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau, and its constraints on paleontological, sedimentological and tectonomorphological evolution. Earth science review, under review.



[8] Lu, Y.*, Waldmann, N.D., G. Ian Alsop and Marco, S., 2017. Interpreting soft sediment deformation and mass transport deposits as seismites in the Dead Sea depocenter. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 122, 8305-8325.

[7] Lu, Y.*, Waldmann, N.D., Nadel, D., and Marco, S., 2017. Increased sedimentation following the Neolithic Revolution in the Southern Levant. Global and Planetary Change 152, 199-208.

[6] Lu, Y.*, Fang, X.M.*, Friedrich, O., Song, C.H., 2017. Characteristic grain-size component - A useful process-related parameter for grain-size analysis of lacustrine clastics? Quaternary International,

[5] Zhang W.L.*, Zhang T.,, Song C.H., Appel E., Mao Z.Q., Fang Y.H., Lu, Y., Meng Q.Q., Yang R.S., Zhang D.W., Li B.S., Li J., 2017. Termination of fluvial-alluvial sedimentation in the Xining Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau, and its subsequent geomorphic evolution. Geomorphology 297, 86-99.



[4] Fang, X.M.*, Wang, J.Y., Zhang, W.L., Zan, J.B., Song, C.H., Yan, M.D., Appel, E., Zhang, T., Wu, F.L., Yang, Y.B., Lu, Y., 2016. Tectonosedimentary evolution model of an intracontinental flexural (foreland) basin for paleoclimatic research. Global and Planetary Change, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.08.015.



[3] Zan, J.B., Fang, X.M.*, Yan, M.D., Zhang, W.L., Lu, Y., 2015. Lithologic and rock magnetic evidence for the Mid-Miocene Climatic Optimum recorded in the sedimentary archive of the Xining Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 431, 6-14. 

[2] Fang, X.M.*, Zan, J.B., Appel, E., Lu, Y., Song, C.H., Dai, S.E., Tuo, S.B., 2015. An Eocene-Miocene continuous rock magnetic record from the sediments in the Xining Basin, NW China: indication for Cenozoic persistent drying driven by global cooling and Tibetan Plateau uplift. Geophysical Journal International 201 (1), 78-89.

[1] Lu, Y., Fang, X.M.*, Appel, E., Wang, J.Y., Herb, C., Han, W.X., Wu, F.L., Song, C.H., 2015. A 7.3-1.6 Ma grain size record of interaction between anticline uplift and climate change in the western Qaidam Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau. Sedimentary Geology 319, 40-51.


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