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Name: Wuxian LI(李武显)
Position: Research Professor
Department: State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry


Main research interests
(a) Mesozoic Magmatism and geological evolution of South China
(b) Igneous rocks assemblage of Orogenic belt, mantle plume and continental rift (South China)
(c) Igneous petrology, geochemistry and petrogenesis

Current research projects:
(1) NSFC project: Geochronology, origin and thermal history of the Indosinian magmas in the interior of South China
(2) NSFC project: Geochronology and Geochemistry of the late Mesozoic volcanic rocks in the eastern of Nanling Range 


Recent Publications:
1. Huang, H.Q., Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Li, Z.X. 2011. Formation of high δ18O fayalite-bearing A-type granite by hightemperature melting of granulitic metasedimentary rocks, southern China. Geology, 39, 903-906. doi:10.1130/G32080.
2. Li, W.X., Li, X.H., Li, Z.X. 2010. Ca. 850 Ma bimodal volcanic rocks in northeastern Jiangxi province, South China: initial extension during the breakup of Rodinia. American Journal of Science, 310, 951-980.
3. Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Li, Q.L., Wang, X.C., Liu, Y., Yang, Y.H., 2010. Petrogenesis and tectonic significance of the ~850 Ma Gangbian alkaline complex in South China: evidence from in-situ zircon U-Pb and Hf-O isotopes and whole-rock geochemistry. Lithos, 114, 1-15.
4. Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Wang, X.C., Li, Q.L., Liu, Y., Tang, G.Q., Gao, Y.Y., Wu, F.Y., 2010. SIMS U–Pb zircon geochronology of porphyry Cu–Au–(Mo) deposits in the Yangtze River Metallogenic Belt, eastern China: Magmatic response to early Cretaceous lithospheric extension. Lithos, 119, 427-438.
5. Li, Z.X., Li, X.H., Wartho, J.A., Clark, C., Li, W.X., Zhang, C.L., Bao C.M., 2010. Magmatic and metamorphic events during the early Paleozoic Wuyi-Yunkai orogeny, southeastern South China: New age constraints and pressure-temperature conditions. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122, 772-793.
6. Yang, D.S., Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Liang, X.Q., Long, W.G., Xiong, X.L., 2010. U-Pb and 40Ar-39Ar geochronology of the Baiyunshan gneiss (central Guangdong, south China): constraints on the timing of early Palaeozoic and Mesozoic tectonothermal events in the Wuyun (Wuyi-Yunkai) Orogen. Geological Magazine, 147, 481-496.
7. Wang, XC; Li, XH; Li, WX, et al., 2009. Variable involvements of mantle plumes in the genesis of mid-Neoproterozoic basaltic rocks in South China: A review. Gondwana Research, 15(3-4), 381-395.
8. Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Li, Z.X., Lo, C.H., Wang, J., Ye, M.F., Yang, Y.H., 2009. Amalgamation between the Yangtze and Cathaysia Blocks in South China: Constraints from SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages, geochemistry and Nd-Hf isotopes of the Shuangxiwu volcanic rocks. Precambrian Res., 174, 117–128.
9. Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Wang, X.C., Li, Q.L., Liu, Y., Tang, G.Q., 2009. Role of mantle-derived magma in genesis of early Yanshanian granites in the Nanling Range, South China: in situ zircon Hf-O isotopic constraints. Sci. China Ser. D-Earth Sci., 52, 1262-1278.
10. Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Li, Z.X., Liu, Y., 2008. 850-790 Ma bimodal volcanic and intrusive rocks in northern Zhejiang, South China: a major episode of continental rift magmatism during the breakup of Rodinia. Lithos, 120, 341-357.
11. Li, W.X., Li, X.H., Li, Z.X. 2008. Middle Neoproterozoic syn-rifting volcanic rocks in Guangfeng, South China: Petrogenesis and tectonic significance. Geological Magazine, 145 (4), 475-489.
12. Li, W.X., Li,X.H., Li, Z.X., Lou, F.S. 2008. Obduction-type granites within the NE Jiangxi Ophiolite: implications for the final amalgamation between the Yangtze and Cathaysia Blocks. Gondwana Res., 13, 288-301.
13. Wang, X.C., Li, X.H., Li, W.X., Li, Z.X. 2008. The Bikou basalts in northwestern Yangtze Block, South China: Remnants of 820-810 Ma continental flood basalts?. The Geological Society of America Bulletin, 120(11/12):1478-1492.
14. Li Z.X., Li X.H., Li W.X., Ding S.J. 2008. Was Cathaysia part of Proterozoic Laurentia? – new data from Hainan Island, south China. Terra Nova, 20, 154-164.
15. Huang H.Q., Li X.H., Li W.X., Liu Y. 2008. Age and origin of the Dadongshan granite from the Nanling Range: SHRIMP U-Pb zircon age, geochemistry and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopes. Geological Journal of China Universies, 14(3), 317-333.
16. Huang X.L., Xu Y.G., Li X.H., Li W.X., Lan J.B., Zhang H.H., Liu Y.S., WangY.B., Li H.Y. 2008. Petrogenesis and tectonic implications of Neoproterozoic, highly fractionated A-type granites from Mianning, South China. Precambrian Research, 165, 190-204.
17. Li, X.H., Li, Z.X., Li, W.X., Liu, Y., Yuan, C., Wei, G.J., Qi, C.S. 2007. U-Pb zircon, geochemical and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic constraints on age and origin of Jurassic I- and A-type granites from central Guangdong, SE China: A major igneous event in respond to foundering of a subducted flat-slab? Lithos, 96: 186-204.
18. Li, X.H., Li, Z.X., Sinclair, J.A., Li,W.X., Carter, G., 2007. Reply to the comment by Zhou et al. on: “Revisiting the “Yanbian Terrane”: Implications for Neoproterozoic tectonic evolution of the western Yangtze Block, South China”. Precambrian Res., 155(3-4), 318-323.
19. Li, X.H., Li, Z.X., Sinclair, J.A., Li,W.X., Carter, G., 2007. Understanding dual geochemical characters in a geological context for the Gaojiacun intrusion: Response to Munteanu and Yao’s discussion. Precambrian Res., 155(3-4), 328-332.
20. Ye, M.F., Li, X.H., Li,W.X., Liu, Y., Li, Z.X. 2007. SHRIMP zircon U–Pb geochronological and whole-rock geochemical evidence for an early Neoproterozoic Sibaoan magmatic arc along the southeastern margin of the Yangtze Block. Gondwana Res., 12, 144-156.
21. Lin, G.C., Li, X.H., Li,W.X. 2007. SHRIMP U-Pb zircon age, geochemistry and Nd-Hf isotope of Neoproterozoic mafic dyke swarms in western Sichuan: Petrogenesis and tectonic significance. Science in China (Series D), 50(1), 1-16.
22. Li, X.H, Li,W.X., Li, Z.X. 2007. On the genetic classification and tectonic implications of the Early Yanshanian granitoids in the Nanling Range, South China. Chinese Science Bulletin 52(14), 1873-1885.
23. Wang, X.C., Li, X.H, Li,W.X., Li, Z.X. 2007. Ca. 825 Ma komatiitic basalts in South China: First evidence for >1500 °C mantle melts by a Rodinian mantle plume. Geology, 35, 1103-1106.
24. Qi C.S., Deng X.G., Li W.X., Li X.H., Yang Y.H., Xie L.W. 2007. Origin of the Darongshan-Shiwandashan S-type granitoid belt from southeastern Guangxi: geochemical and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic constraints. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 23(2), 403-412.