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



 Ni Su Associate Professor

Office Ocean building 606


Email: nsu@tongji.edu.cn


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


2002.09-2006.06Inner Mongolia University, Material Chemistry, B.Sc

2006.09-2013.06East China Normal University, Estuarine and Coastal Research, Ph.D

2010.08-2012.08Florida State University, Oceanography, joint Ph.D student


2020.03-Tongji University, Associate Professor

2016.06-2020.03Tongji University, Associate researcher in Institute for Advanced Study

2013.11-2016.06Tongji University, Postdoc in Ocean Science

Research interests

1. Weathering and sediment source-to-sink processes in East Asian continental margin

2. Marine chemistry and isotope geochemistry of rivers and marginal seas


1. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Heterogeneity in mountainous river sources with the response to climate event (No. 41776062), 2018.12021.12.

2. Open Financial Grant from Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and technology, Multi-isotope tracing of sediment source-to-sink process in East China Sea affected by extreme event (No. QNLM2016ORP0211), 2017.42020.3.

3. National Natural Science Foundation of China, Investigating the weathering and sedimentary records in the East Asian continental basins and island since the Last Glacial Maximum using U-series isotopes (No. 41506058), 2016.12018.12.

4. the 55th China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Insights into chemical weathering rates using U-series isotopes in Zhejiang and Fujian basins, China (No. 2014M551443), 20142015.


1)Ni Su, Shouye Yang, Xiaolei Xie, Typhoon-enhanced silicon and nitrogen exports in a mountainous catchment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 2018, 123, 2270-2286

2)Ni Su, Shouye Yang, Yulong Guo, Wei Yue, Xiaodan Wang, Ping Yin, Xiangtong Huang, Revisit of rare earth element fractionation during chemical weathering and river sediment transport, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2017, 18, 935–955

3)Ni Su, Shouye Yang, Wei Yue, Rare earth element chemistry indicates chemical alteration of zircons during the evolution of weathering profile, Acta Geochim, 2017, 36(3): 433436

4)Ni Su, Shouye Yang, Xiaodan Wang, Lei Bi, Chengfan Yang, Magnetic parameters indicate the intensity of chemical weathering developed on igneous rocks in China, Catena, 2015, 133, 328–341

5)Ni Su, Jinzhou Du, Zonglian Duan, Bing Deng, Jing Zhang, Radium isotopes and their environmental implications in the Changjiang River system, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2015,156, 155–164

6)Ni Su, William C. Burnett, Hugh L. MacIntyre, Justin D. Liefer, Richard N. Peterson, Richard Visco, Natural radon and radium isotopes for assessing groundwater discharge into Little Lagoon, Alabama: implications for harmful algal blooms, Estuaries and Coasts, 2014, 37, 893–910

7)Ni Su, Jinzhou Du, Sumei Liu, Jing Zhang, Nutrient fluxes via radium isotopes from the coast to offshore and from the seafloor to upper waters after the 2009 spring bloom in the Yellow Sea, Deep-Sea Research II, 2013, 97, 33–42

8)Ni Su, Jinzhou Du, Ying Li, Jing Zhang, Evaluation of surface water mixing and associated nutrient fluxes in the East China Sea using 226Ra and 228Ra, Marine Chemistry, 2013, 156, 108–119

9)Ni Su, Jinzhou Du, Willard S. Moore, Sumei Liu, Jing Zhang, An examination of groundwater discharge and the associated nutrient fluxes into the estuaries of eastern Hainan Island, China using 226Ra, Science of the Total Environment, 2011, 409, 3909–3918

10)Ni Su, Jinzhou Du, Tao Ji, Jing Zhang, 226Ra and 228Ra tracer study on nutrient transport in east coastal waters of Hainan Island, China, Water Science and Engineering, 2011, 4(2): 157–169

11)Leicheng Guo, Ni Su, Townend Ian, Zhengbing Wang, Chunyan Zhu, Yuning Zhang, Xianye Wang, Qing He, 2019. From the headwater to the delta: A synthesis of the basin-scale sediment load regime in the Changjiang River. Earth-Science Reviews 197, 102900, doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102900.

12)Kai Deng, Shouye Yang, Lei Bi, Yuan-Pin Chang, Ni Su, Patrick Frings, Xiaolei Xie, 2019. Small dynamic mountainous rivers in Taiwan exhibit large sedimentary geochemical and provenance heterogeneity over multi-spatial scales. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 505, 96–109.

13)Yulong Guo, Shouye Yang, Ni Su, Chao Li, Ping Yin, Zhongbo Wang, Revisiting the effects of hydrodynamic sorting and sedimentary recycling on chemical weathering indices, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2018, 227, 4863

14)Xiaodan Wang, Shouye Yang, Xiangbian Ran, Xiao-Ming Liu, Clément P. Bataille, Ni Su, Response of the Changjiang (Yangtze River) water chemistry to the impoundment of Three Gorges Dam during 2010–2011, Chemical Geology, 2018, 487, 111

15)Leicheng Guo, Ni Su, Chunyan Zhu, Qing He, How have the river discharges and sediment loads changed in the Changjiang River basin downstream of the Three Gorges Dam ? Journal of Hydrology, 2018, 560, 259274

16)Kai Deng, Shouye Yang, Chao Li, Ni Su, Lei Bi, Yuan-Pin Chang, Su-Chin Chang, Detrital zircon geochronology of river sands from Taiwan: Implications for sedimentary provenance of Taiwan and its source link with the east China mainland, Earth-Science Reviews, 2017, 164, 31–47

17)Ji’an Liu, Ni Su, Xilong Wang, Jinzhou Du, Submarine groundwater discharge and associated nutrient fluxes into the Southern Yellow Sea: A case study for semienclosed and oligotrophic seas-implication for green tide bloom, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2016, doi:10.1002/2016JC012282

18)Chengfan Yang, Shouye Yang, Ni Su, Stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in mineral-bound water and the indication for chemical weathering intensity, Chemical Geology, 2016, 441, 14–23

19)Chengfan Yang, Shouye Yang, Ni Su, The hydrogen and oxygen isotopic compositions of hydroxyl in clay mineral from a weathering profile: New proxies for paleo-climate change? Acta Geochim, 2017, 36(3): 370373

20)Justin D. Liefer, Hugh L. MacIntyre, Ni Su, William C. Burnett, Seasonal alternation between groundwater discharge and benthic coupling as nutrient sources in a shallow coastal lagoon, Estuaries and Coasts, 2013, 37, 925–940

21)Tao Ji, Jinzhou Du, Willard S. Moore, Guosen Zhang, Ni Su, Jing Zhang, Nutrient inputs to a Lagoon through submarine groundwater discharge: the case of Laoye Lagoon, Hainan, China, Journal of Marine System, 2013, 111-112, 253–262

22)Zhijun Dai, Jinzhou Du, Xiaoling Zhang, Ni Su, Jiufa Li, Variation of riverine material loads and environmental consequences on the Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary in recent decades (1955-2008), Environmental Science & Technology, 2011, 45(1), 223–227

23)Ni Su, Lei Bi, Yulong Guo, Shouye Yang, Rare earth element compositions and provenance implications: a case from sediments of the Mulanxi River Estuary and surrounding sea area, Marine Geology & Quaternary Geology, 2018, 38(1): 150–159 (in Chinese with English abstract)

24)Ni Su, Lei Zhang, Yaoling Zhang, Jinzhou Du, Groundwater discharge in coastal zones, Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, 2009, 36(3), 45–50 (in Chinese with English abstract)

25)Ni Su, Jinzhou Du, Zonglian Duan, Characteristics of radium isotopes in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Progress Report on China Nuclear Science & Technology (Vol. 1). Beijing: Atomic Energy Press, 2009, Vol. 4, 239–242 (in Chinese)

26)Feng Zhao, Ni Su, Dekun Huang, Lei Zhang, Jinzhou Du, Jing Zhang, Comparison study on analytic methods of Ra isotopes in sea water, Marine Environmental Science, 2010, 29 (3), 424–428 (in Chinese with English abstract)


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