Updated in February, 2022

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

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Under review

* 10. Li, W., Costa, F, Oppenheimer, C. & Nagashima K (in review). Measurements and a general model of volatile and trace element partitioning between apatite and alkaline melts.



9. Bernard, O., Li, W., Costa, F. Saunders, S., Itikarai, I., Sindang, M. & Bouvet de Maisonneuve, C. (2022) Explosive-effusive-explosive: The role of magma ascent rates and paths in modulating caldera eruptions. Geology. DOI: 10.1130/G50023.1


8. Yang, Q., Jenkins, S.F., Lerner, G.A., Li, W., et al. The Millennium Eruption of Changbaishan Tianchi Volcano is VEI 6, not 7. Bulletin of Volcanology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-021-01487-8

* 7. Li, W., Costa, F. & Nagashima K (2020b). Apatite crystals reveal melt volatile budgets and magma storage depths at Merapi volcano, Indonesia. J Petrol.  https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egaa100


* 6. Li, W., Chakraborty, S., Nagashima, K, & Costa, F (2020). Multicomponent diffusion of F, Cl, OH in apatite with application to magma ascent rates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 550, 116545https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116545

* 5. Li, W. & Costa, F (2020). A thermodynamic model for F-Cl-OH partitioning between apatite and melt including non-ideal mixing and applications to constraining melt volatile budgets, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 269, 203–222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.10.035

4. Schonwalder, D. A., Albert, H., Ngoc, T. L., Nguyen, X. P., Utami, S. B., Li, W., Phung, M. K., Widiwijayanti, C. & Costa, F. (2019) PWD: A Petrological Workspace & Database tool, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 20, 6095-6105. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008710

Before Ph.D.

3. Andreeva, O.A., Yarmolyuk, V.V., Andreeva, I.A., Ji, J.Q. Li, W. (2014), The composition and sources of magmas of Changbaishan Tianchi volcano (China-North Korea). Doklady Earth Sciences 456 (1), 572-578. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1028334X14050213

* 2. Li, W., Ji, J., Sang, H., Zhou, J., Tu, J., Sa, X. & Ye, H. (2013), Laser 40Ar/39Ar isochron dating on Leizhou Quaternary volcanic rocks (in Chinese). Acta Petrologica Sinica. 29, 2775-2788. http://html.rhhz.net/ysxb/20130813.htm

1. Quan WuXun, Ji, Jianqing, Zhou, Jing, Li, Weiran, Tu, Jiyao (2013). Evaluation of K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar dating and Q value (in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Petrologica Sinica. 29, 2803-2810.

In review/prep:

* 11. Li, W., Shorttle, O., Matthews, S., MacLennan, J., et al. (in prep) Mantle potential temperatures and lithologies revealed by ocean island basalts.

* 12. Li, W. & Yang, Q (in prep). DiffusionMC3: a Markov Chain Monte Carlo and finite-difference algorithm for simulating multicomponent diffusion with application to magma ascent dynamics.

Presentations at international conferences

Selected talks (only showing presentations as first or second author):

  • Li, W., Costa F., & Oppenheimer C. A new model for predicting rare earth element partition coefficients between apatite and silicate melts based on crystal lattice strain and thermodynamics. AGU Fall Meeting (virtual).

  • Bernard, O., Li, W., Costa, F., & Bouvet de Maisonneuve, C (2021). Using apatite records of volatile budget and magma ascent rates to investigate eruption dynamics. EGU General Assembly (virtual).

  • Li, W. & Costa, F (2020). ApThermo and ApTimer: new online tools for the calculation of H2O budgets in magmas and the timescales of magma ascent based on apatite chemistry. AGU Fall Meeting, virtual (INVITED).

  • Li, W., Chakraborty, S., Nagashima, K, & Costa, F (2020). Time constraints on magma ascent from volatile element diffusion in apatite. JpGU-AGU joint meeting, virtual (INVITED).

  • Li, W., Costa, F., & Nagashima, K (2019). Apatite as a powerful tool of tracking melt volatile (H2O, CO2) abundances. Goldschmidt Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Li, W., Costa, F., Chakraborty, S., & Nagashima, K (2018). A new experimental study on multicomponent diffusion of F, Cl and OH in apatite and implications for magma ascent rate determinations. 16th International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry (EMPG), Clermont-Ferrand, France (BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARD).

  • Li, W., Costa, F., Herrin, J., & Nagashima, K (2017). Contrasting eruption styles of Merapi volcano but similar magma pre-eruptive volatile compositions (CO2, H2O, S, Cl, F) and contents. IAVCEI Scientific Assembly conference, Portland, USA.

  • Li, W., Costa, F., & Herrin, J (2017). Apatite as a Potential Indicator of Magmatic Carbon Dioxide and Water Concentrations. AOGS General Assembly conference, Singapore.



  • Li, W., Costa, F., Chakraborty, S., & Nagashima, K (2018). F, Cl, OH and S diffusion in apatite and applications to constrain magma ascent rates. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington D.C., USA.

  • Li, W., Costa, F., & Herrin, J (2016). Same initial volatile budget but different ascent paths led to contrasting eruptive styles at Merapi Volcano in 2006 and 2010. Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan.