Earth Surface Processes and Chemical Weathering Laboratory, affiliated with the Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEECAS), is directed by Prof. Zhangdong Jin. Through high-resolution analyses and tracing of radioactive and non-traditional stable isotopes of sediments and biogenic shells, the team continually aims at:
(1) systemically assessing single catchment earth surface processes and its response to (paleo-)climatic changes at various settings;
(2) better understanding surface geochemical processes and its effects on ecological environment over different time scales;
(3) probing the relationship among catchment weathering-erosion and monsoon evolution, inland aridification and mountain uplift at various spatio-temporal scales;
(4) cognizing global terrestrial environmental changes and its dynamics since the late Cenozoic.