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James T. Liu, Professor

(Ph.D., Stony Brook University, USA)




ExpertiseCoastal geology and processes, Coastal sediment dynamics, Coupling between physics and biogeochemistry in river plume regimes

Research interestsSource-to-sink processes and records across space and time

Selected recent publications:

1.   Tao S, Liu JT*, Wang A, Blattmann TM, Yang RJ, Lee J, Xu JJ, Li L, Ye X, Yin X and Wang L (2022) Deciphering organic matter distribution by source-specific biomarkers in the shallow Taiwan Strait from a source-to-sink perspective. Frontiers in Marine Sciences,  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.969461

2.   Du, X., Liu, J.T.*, Lee, J., Huang, P. S., Yang, R. J., & Jue, P. Z. (2022). Influence of sediment sources, water mass, and physical processes on the dynamics of flocs at a location between the mouth of a river and the head of a submarine canyon. Marine Geology, 455, 106736. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2022.106736

3.   Yang, R.J., Liu, J.T.*, Su, C.-C., Chang, Y., Xu, J.J., and Lui, H.-K. (2021). Land-Ocean Interaction Affected by the Monsoon Regime Change in Western Taiwan Strait. Frontiers in Marine Science, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.735242.   

4.   Liu, J.T., Lee, J., Yang, R.J., Du, X., Li, A., Lin, Y.-S., Su, C.-C., Tao, S., (2021). Coupling between physical processes and biogeochemistry of suspended particles over the inner shelf mud in the East China Sea. Marine Geology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2021.106657.

5.   Lee, J., Liu, J.T.*, Lee I.-H., Fu, K.-H., Yang R. J., Gong W., and Gan J. (2021) Encountering shoaling internal waves on the dispersal pathway of the pearl river plume in summer. Scientific Reports, 11, 999. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-80215-2     

6.    Sparkes, R.B., Houvius, N., Galy, A., and Liu, J.T. (2020) Survival of graphitized petrogenic organic carbon through multiple erosional cycles. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 531, 115992. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115992

7.   Liu, J.T., Huang, B., Chang, Y. Du, X., Liu, X., Yang, R. J., Hsu, R.T., Lin, S., Hung, J.J., Lee, J., Su, C.C., & Chang, Y.-P. (2019) Three-dimensional coupling between size-fractionated chlorophyll-a, POC and physical processes in the Taiwan Strait in summer. Progress in Oceanography, 176, 102129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102129

8.   Liu, J.T., Hsu, R.T., Yang, R.J., Wang, Y.P., Wu, H., Du, X., Li, A., Chien, S.C., Lee, J., Yang, S., Zhu, J., Su, C.C., Chang, Y., & Huh, C.-A. (2018) A comprehensive sediment dynamics study of a major mud belt system on the inner shelf along an energetic coast. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 4229. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22696-w

9.   Yang, R.J., Liu, J.T.*, Fan, D., Burr, G.S., Lin, H.-L., & Chen, T.-T. (2017) Land-sea duel in the late Quaternary at the mouth of a small river with high sediment yield.  Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 143, 59-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.03.028

10.  Du, X., and Liu, J.T.* (2017). Particle dynamics of the surface, intermediate, and benthic nepheloid layers under contrasting conditions of summer monsoon and typhoon winds on the boundary between the Taiwan Strait and East China Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 156, 130-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2017.06.009

11.  Lee, J., Liu, J.T.*, Hung, C.-C., & Du, X. (2016) River plume induced variability suspended particle characteristics. Marine Geology, 380, 219-230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2016.04.014

12.  Liu, J.T., Hsu, R.T., Hung, J.J., Kao, S.J., Chang, Y.P., Huh, C.A., Wang, Y.H., Lee, C.L., & Yang, R.J. (2016) From the highest to the deepest: The Gaoping River-Gaoping Submarine Canyon dispersal system. Earth-Science Reviews, 153, 274-300.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.10.012

13.  Hsu, R.T., Liu, J.T.*, Su, C.-C., Kao, S.-J., Chen, S.-N., Kuo, F.-H., and Huang, J.C., 2014.  On the links between a river’s hyperpycnal plume and marine benthic nepheloid layer in the wake of a typhoon.  Progress in Oceanography, 127, 62-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2014.06.001

14.  Liu, J.T., Kao, S.-J., Huh, C.-A., Hung, C.C., 2013. Gravity flows associated with flood events and carbon burial: Taiwan as instructional source area.  Annual Review of Marine Science, 5, 47-68. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-121211-17230

15.  Liu, J.T., Wang, Y.-H., Yang, R.J., Hsu, R.T., Kao, S.-J., Lin, H.-L., and Kuo, F.H., 2012.  Cyclone-induced hyperpycnal turbidity currents in a submarine canyon.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C04033, doi:10.1029/2011JC007630.

16.  Liu, J.T., Wang, Y.-H., Lee, I.-H., and Hsu, T.R., 2010.  Quantifying tidal signatures of the benthic nepheloid layer in Gaoping Submarine Canyon in southern Taiwan.  Marine Geology, 271, 119-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2010.01.016 


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