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Prof. Zicheng Yu

Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lehigh University
1 West Packer Avenue
18015 Bethlehem

  +1 610 758 6751

Expertise & Interests

Official PAGES function(s)        C-PEAT Steering Committee
PAGES interests        Peat Carbon - C-PEAT



Yu, Z.C., J. Loisel, D.J. Charman, D.W. Beilman and P. Camill. 2014. Holocene peatland carbon dynamics in the circum-Arctic region: An introduction. The Holocene 24: 1021-1027

Loisel, J., Z.C. Yu, D.W. Beilman, P. Camill, J. Alm, D. Anderson, S. Andersson, B. Fia?kiewicz-Kozie?, K. Barber, L.R. Belyea, J. Bunbury, F.M. Chambers, D.J. Charman, F.De Vleeschouwer, S.A. Finkelstein, M. Garneau, D. Hammarlund, J. Holmquist, P. Hughes, M.C. Jones, E.S. Klein, U. Kokfelt, A. Korhola, P. Kuhry, A. Lamarre, M. Lamentowicz, D. Large, M. Lavoie, G. MacDonald, G. Magnan, M. Ga?ka, P. Mathijssen, D. Mauquoy, J. McCarroll, T.R. Moore, J. Nichols, B. O’Reilly, P. Oksanen, D. Peteet, P.J.H. Richard, S. Robinson, T. Ronkanien, M. Rundgren, B. Sannel, T. Thom, E.-S. Tuittila, M. Turetsky, M. Väliranta, M. van der Linden, B. van Geel, S. van Bellen, D. Vitt, Y. Zhao, and W.J. Zhou. 2014. A database and synthesis of northern peatland soil properties and Holocene carbon and nitrogen accumulation. The Holocene 24: 1028-1042.

Yu, Z.C., J. Loisel, M. Turetsky, S. Cai, Y. Zhao, S. Frolking, G. MacDonald and J. Bubier. 2013. Evidence for elevated emissions from high-latitude wetlands contributing to high atmospheric CH4 concentration in the early Holocene. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27: 131-140, doi:10.1002/gbc.20025.

Loisel, J. and Z.C. Yu. 2013. Holocene peatland carbon dynamics in Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews 69: 125-141.

Spahni, R. F. Joos, B. D. Stocker, M. Steinacher1, and Z.C. Yu. 2013. Transient simulations of the carbon and nitrogen dynamics in northern peatlands: from the Last Glacial Maximum to the 21st century. Climate of the Past, 9: 1287-1308, doi:10.5194/cp-9-1287-2013

Yu, Z.C. 2012. Northern peatland carbon stocks and dynamics: a review. Biogeosciences 9: 4071-4085, doi:10.5194/bg-9-4071-2012

Yu, Z.C. 2011. Holocene carbon flux histories of the world’s peatlands: Global carbon-cycle implications. The Holocene 21: 761-774; doi:10.1177/0959683610386982.

Yu ZC, Loisel J, Brosseau DP, Beilman DW and Hunt SJ* 2010. Global peatland dynamics since the Last Glacial Maximum. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L13402, doi:10.1029/2010GL043584.

Jones MC and Yu ZC. 2010. Rapid deglacial and early Holocene expansion of peatlands in Alaska. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA, 107: 7347-7352.

Chen, F.H., Z.C. Yu, M.L. Yang, E. Ito, S.M. Wang, D.B. Madsen, X.Z. Huang, Y. Zhao, T. Sato, H.J.B. Birks, I. Boomer, J.H. Chen, C.B. An, and B. Wunnemann. 2008. Holocene moisture evolution in arid central Asia and its out-of-phase relationship with Asian monsoon history. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 351-364.

Lowe, J.J., S.O. Rasmussen, S. Bjorck, W.Z. Hoek, J.P. Steffensen, M.J.C. Walker, Z. Yu, and the INTIMATE. 2008. Synchronisation of palaeoenvironmental events in the North Atlantic region during the Last Termination: a revised protocol recommended by the INTIMATE group. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 6-17. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.09

Yu, Z.C., M.R. Turetsky, I.D. Campbell and D.H. Vitt. 2001. Modelling long-term peatland dynamics. II. Processes and rates as inferred from litter and peat-core data. Ecological Modelling, 145: 159-173.

Yu, Z.C. and E. Ito. 1999. Possible solar forcing of century-scale drought frequency in the northern Great Plains. Geology, 27: 263-266.

Yu, Z.C. and U. Eicher. 1998. Abrupt climate oscillations during the last deglaciation in central North America. Science, 282: 2235-2238.

Yu, Z.C., J. McAndrews, and U. Eicher. 1997. Middle Holocene dry climate caused by change in atmospheric circulation patterns: Evidence from lake levels and stable isotopes. Geology, 25: 251-254.