Welcome to the School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University



Jun Tian  Professor

Office Ocean building 313


Email: tianjun@tongji.edu.cn


Mailing AddressSchool of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China


 B.A. (1992-1996), China University of Geosciences(Wuhan).

 M.S.(1996-1999), China University of Geosciences(Wuhan).

 Ph.D (1999-2002), Tongji University.

 Visting student (28/2/2002 – 31/03/2002), Université catholique de Louvain Institut d’Astronomie et de Géophysique G. Lema?tre Chemin du Cyclotron 2, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

 Visiting Scientist (1/11/2003 – 26/12/2003), Institute for Geosciences, Olshausenstr, Kiel University, Germany.

 Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship) (06/08/2006-02/27/2008), MARUM-Research Centre Ocean Margins, Bremen University, Germany.


Professor, 2009/12 until now, Tongji University

Associate Professor, 2005/06-2009/11, Tongji University;

Assistant Professor, 2003/04-2005/05, Tongji University;

Research interests

 Marine Geology; Paleoceanography; Paleoclimate; Quaternary Sciences; Elemental and isotopic geochemistry; paleoclimate modelling.


The Neogene global ice volume, carbon reservoir and ocean circulation in Pacific Ocean;

A single age model for all equatorial Pacific ocean drilling sites.


  1. Ma, X.L.*, Tian, J.*, Ma, W.T., Li, K., and Yu, J.M., 2018. Changes of deep Pacific overturning circulation and carbonate chemistry during middle Miocene East Antarctic ice sheet expansion. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 484:253–263.

  2. Tian, J.*, Ma, X.L., Zhou, J.H., and Wang, W.J., 2017. Subsidence of the northern South China Sea and formation of the Bashi Strait in the latest Miocene: paleoceanographic evidences from 9-Myr high resolution benthic foraminiferal d18O and d13C records. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 466: 382–391, PALAEO8076.

  3. Huang, Enqing, Tian, J., Qiao, P.J., Wan, S., Xie, X., and Yang, W.G., 2015. Early interglacial carbonate-dilution events in the South China Sea: Implication for strengthened typhoon activities over subtropical East Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews,125:61-77.

  4. Huang, Enqing, Tian, J., and Liu, JingJing, 2015. Dynamics of the Australian–Indonesian monsoon across Termination II: Implications of molecular-biomarker reconstructions from the Timor Sea. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol., 423:32–43.

  5. Tian, J.*, Wentao Ma, Mitchell Lyle, Julia Shackford, 2014. Synchronous mid-Miocene upper and deep oceanic d13C changes in the east equatorial Pacific linked to ocean cooling and ice sheet expansion. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 406:72-80.

  6. Ma,W.T., Chai, F., Xiu, P., Xue, H.J., and Tian, J., 2014. Simulation of export production and biological pump structure in the South China Sea. Geo-Marine Letters, DOI 10.1007/s00367-014-0384-0.

  7. Ma, W.T., and Tian, J., 2014. Modeling the contribution of dissolved organic carbon to carbon sequestration during the last glacial maximum. Geo-Mar Lett, 34:471-482.

  8. Ma, W.T., Fei Chai, Peng Xiu, Huijie Xue, and Jun Tian, 2013.Modeling the long-term variability of phytoplankton functional groups and primary productivity in the South China Sea. Journal of Oceanography, 69:527-544.

  9. Tian, J.*, 2013. Coherent variations of the obliquity components in global ice volume and ocean carbon reservoir over the past 5 Ma. Science China Earth Sciences, 56(12):2160-2172.

  10. Tian, J.*, M. Yang, M. W. Lyle, R. Wilkens, and J. K. Shackford, 2013. Obliquity and long eccentricity pacing of the Middle Miocene climate transition, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 1740–1755, doi:10.1002/ggge.20108.

  11. Huang Enqing* and Tian Jun*, 2012. Sea-level rises at Heinrich stadials of early Marine Isotope Stage 3: Evidence of terrigenous n-alkane input in the southern South China Sea. Global and Planetary Change, 94-95:1-12.

  12. Tian, J.*, X. Xie, W. Ma, H. Jin, and P. Wang, 2011. X-ray fluorescence core scanning records of chemical weathering and monsoon evolution over the past 5 Myr in the southern South China Sea, Paleoceanography, 26, PA4202, doi:10.1029/2010PA002045.

  13. Ma Wentao, Tian Jun, Li Qianyu and Wang Pinxian, 2011. Simulation of long eccentricity (400‐kyr) cycle in ocean carbon reservoir during Miocene Climate Optimum: Weathering and nutrient response to orbital change. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L10701, doi:10.1029/2011GL047680.

  14. Huang Enqing*, Tian Jun*, Steinke S., 2011. Millennial-scale dynamics of the winter cold tongue in the southern South China Sea over the past 26 ka and the East Asian winter monsoon. Quat. Res., 75:196–204.

  15. Tian C.C., and Tian Jun*, 2010. Warming magnitude of Indonesian Throughflow during the penultimate deglaciation (Termination II) and its relationship with climate change in high-latitude regions. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55 (32): 3709-3717.

  16. Tian J.*, Enqing Huang, Dorothy K.Pak, 2010. East Asian winter monsoon variability over the last glacial cycle: Insights from a latitudinal sea-surface temperature gradient across the South China Sea. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol., 292:319–324.

  17. Wang P., Tian J., Lourens L. (2010): Obscuring of long eccentricity cyclicity in Pleistocene oceanic carbon isotope records. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 290:319-330.

  18. Ma W.*, Tian J.*, and Li Q., 2010. Astronomically modulated late Pliocene equatorial Pacific climate transition and Northern Hemisphere ice sheet expansion. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55(2):212-220.

  19. Tian J.*, Amelia Shevenell , Pinxian Wang, Quanhong Zhao, Qianyu Li, Xinrong Cheng, 2009. Reorganization of Pacific Deep Waters linked to middle Miocene Antarctic cryosphere expansion: A perspective from the South China. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 284:375-382.

  20. Tian J.*, Quanhong Zhao, Pinxian Wang, Qianyu Li, Xinrong Cheng, 2008. Astronomically modulated Neogene sediment records from the South China Sea, Paleoceanography, 23, PA3210, doi:10.1029/2007PA001552.

  21. Huang E.*, Tian J.*, 2008. Melt-Water-Pulse (MWP) events and abrupt climate change of the last deglaciation. Chinese Science Bulletin. 53(18), 2867-2878.

  22. Tian J.*, Dorothy K. Pak., P.X. Wang, David Lea, Xinrong Cheng, Quanhong, Zhao (2006): Late Pliocene Monsoon Linkage in the Tropical South China Sea, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 252, 72-81.

  23. Tian J.*, P. Wang, R. Chen, and X. Cheng, 2005. Quaternary upper ocean thermal gradient variations in the South China Sea: Implications for east Asian monsoon climate. Paleoceanography, 20, PA4007, doi:10.1029/2004PA001115.

  24. Tian J.*, Wang Pinxian, Cheng Xinrong, Wang Rujian, Sun Xiangjun, 2005. Forcing mechanism of the Pleistocene east Asian monsoon variations in a phase perspective. Science in China (D), 48(10), 1708-1717.

  25. Wehausen R., Tian J., Hans-Jürgen Brumsack et al., 2005. Geochemistry of Pliocene sediments from ODP Site 1143 (southern South China Sea). Proc. ODP, Sci. Results 184: College Station, TX. (Ocean Drillin Program).

  26. Tian J.*, Wang Pinxian, Cheng Xinrong, 2004. Responses of foraminiferal isotopic variations at ODP Site 1143 in the southern South China Sea to orbital forcing. Science in China (D) 47(10), 943-953.

  27. Tian J.*, Wang Pinxian, Cheng Xinrong, 2004. Pleistocene Precession forcing of the upper ocean structure variations in the southern South China Sea. Progress in Natural Science 14(11), 1004-1009.

  28. Tian J.*, Wang Pinxian, Cheng Xinrong, 2004. Time-frequency variations of the Plio-Pleistocene foraminiferal isotopes: A case study from the southern South China Sea. Earth Sciences-Journal of China University of Geosciences 15(3), 283-289.

  29. Wang P., Tian, J., Xinrong Cheng, Chuanlian Liu, and Jian Xu, 2004. Major Pleistocene stages in a carbon perspective: The South China Sea record and its global comparison. Paleoceanography 19, doi:10.1029/2003PA000991, PA4005 1-16.

  30. Tian J.*, Wang P.X., Cheng X.R., 2004. Development of the East Asian monsoon and Northern Hemisphere glaciation: oxygen isotope records from the South China Sea. Quaternary Science Reviews, 23:2007-2016.

  31. Wang P., Tian J., Cheng X., Liu C., Xu J., 2003. Carbon reservoir changes preceded major ice-sheets expansion at the mid-Brunhes event. Geology, 31: 239-242.

  32. Wang P., Tian J., Cheng X., Liu C., Xu J., 2003. Exploring cyclic changes of the ocean carbon reservoir. Chinese Science Bulletin 48(23): 2536-2548.

  33. Tian J.*, Wang P.X., Cheng X.R., Li Q.Y., 2002. Astronomically tuned Plio-Pleistocene benthic d18O records from South China Sea and Atlantic-Pacific comparison. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 203: 1015-1029.

  34. Wang P., Tian J., Cheng X., 2001. Transition of Quaternary glacial cyclicity in deep-sea records at Nansha, South China Sea. Science in China (Ser. D) 44, 926-933.



Physical Geology(undergraduate course)

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