Selected Publications 2008

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First author


1.       An, C.-B., Chen, F.-H., Loukas B., 2008, Holocene environmental changes in Mongolia:    A review.  Global and Planetary Change, 63:283-289.SEC-3


2.       Chang, F.-Q., Zhang H.-C., Chen Y., Yang, M.-S., et al. 2008, Sedimentation Geochemistry and Environmental Changes during the Late Pleistocene of Paleolake Qarhan in the Qaidam Basin. Journal of China University of Geosciences 19(1): 1–8. SEC-4


3.       Chen, F.-H., Yu, Z.-C., Yang, M.-L, et al. 2008, Holocene moisture evolution in arid central Asia and its out-of-phase relationship with Asian monsoon history. Quaternary Science Reviews 27(3-4): 351-364. SEC-1


4.       Chen, F.-H., Fan, Y.-X., Chun, X., et al. 2008, Preliminary research on Megalake Jilantai-Fletao in the arid areas of China during the Late Quaternary. Chinese Science Bulletin 53(11): 1725-1739.(SEC-4)


5.       Chang, G.-Y., 2008, Restructuring of Large Industrial SOEs in Transitional China: A Case Study in Lanzhou. Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie 124(1-2): 33-39. SEC-4


6.       Cheng, H.-Y., Wang, G.-X., Hu, H.-C., et al. 2008, The variation of soil temperature and water content of seasonal frozen soil with different vegetation coverage in the headwater region of the Yellow River, China. Environmental Geology 54(8): 1755-1762. SEC-4


7.       Gao, H.-S., Liu, X.-F., Pan, B.-T., et al. 2008, Stream response to Quaternary tectonic and climatic change: Evidence from the upper Weihe River, central China. Quaternary International, 186: 123-131. SEC-3


8.       Gou, X.-H, Chen, F.-H., Yang, M.-X., et al. 2008, Asymmetric variability between maximum and minimum temperatures in Northeastern Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from tree rings. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences 51(1): 41-55.  SEC-4


9.       Gou, X.-H., Feng, J., Chen, F.-H., Yang, M., D. F. Levia, 2008, A dendrochronological analysis of maximum summer half-year temperature variations over the past 700 years on the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Theor. Appl. Climatol, 93: 195–206.DOI 10.1007/s00704-007-0336y.SEC-3


10.   Guan, Q.-Y., Pan, B.-T., Gao, H.-S., Li, N., Zhang, H., Wang, J.-P., 2008, Geochemical evidence of the Chinese loess provenance during the Late Pleistocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 270: 53-58. SEC-2


11.   Guo, W.-Q., Yang, T.-B., Dai, J.Gl, et al. 2008, Vegetation cover changes and their relationship to climate variation in the source region of the Yellow River, China, 1990-2000. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(7): 2085-2103. SEC-3


12.   Liu, J.-H., Zhang, P.-Z., Cheng, H., et al. 2008, Asian summer monsoon precipitation recorded by stalagmite oxygen isotopic composition in the western Loess Plateau during AD1875-2003 and its linkage with ocean-atmosphere system. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(13): 2041-2049. SEC-4


13.   Liu X.-M., Liu, T.-S., Paul Hesse, Xia, D.-S., Chlachu Jiri, Wang, Guan., 2008, Two pedogenic models for paleoclimatic records of magnetic susceptibility from Chinese and Siberian loess, Science in China Series D:Earth Sciences 51(2): 284-293. SEC-4


14.   Ma, J.-Z., Ding, Z., Gates, J.B., et al. 2008, Chloride and the environmental isotopes as the indicators of the groundwater recharge in the Gobi Desert, northwest China. Environmental Geology, (55)7: 1407-1419. SEC-4


15.   Peng, J.-F., Gou, X.-H., Chen F.-H., Li, J.-B., Liu, P.-X., Zhang, Y., Fang, K.-Y., 2008, Difference in Tree Growth Responses to Climate at theUpper Treeline: Qilian Juniper in the Anyemaqen Mountains. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 50 (8): 982–990. SEC-4 


16.   Peng, J.-F., Gou, X.-H., Chen, F.-H., Li, J.-B., Liu, P.-X., Zhang,-Y., 2008, Altitudinal variability of climate–tree growth relationships along a consistent slope of Anyemaqen Mountains, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Dendrochronologia.26:87-96. SEC-4


17.   Sun, D.-H., Su, R.-X., Ted A. McConnaughey, Jan Bloemendal, 2008, Variability of skeletal growth and δ13C in massive corals from the South China Sea:Effects of photosynthesis, respiration and human activities. Chemical Geology 255: 414–425. SEC-2


18.   Sun, D.-H., Su, R.-X., Jan, Bloemendal, Lu, H.-Y., 2008, Grain-size and accumulation rate records from Late Cenozoic aeolian sequences in northern China: Implications for variations in the East Asian winter monsoon and westerly atmospheric circulation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 264:39–53. SEC-2


19.   Tao, Y., Liu, H., Wang, S.-G., et al. 2008, Expression of a fused fpg gene in E-coli and engineering a strain Comamonas testosteroni ZD4-1-fpg for environmental application. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 43(12): 1410-1416. SEC-4


20.    Wang, G., Xia, D.-S., Liu, X.-M., Chen, F.-H., Yu, Y., Yang, L.-P., Chen, J.-H., Zhou, A.-F., 2008., Spatial and temporal variation in magnetic properties of street dust in Lanzhou City, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 53(12): 1913-1923. SEC-4


21.   Wang, H.-B., Liu, L.-Y., Feng, Z.-D., 2008, Spatiotemporal variations of Zr/Rb ratio in three last interglacial paleosol profiles across the Chinese Loess Plateau and its implications for climatic interpretation. Chinese Science Bulletin 53(9): 1413-1422. SEC-4


22.   Wang, Y.-B., Wang, G.-X., Hu, H.-C., et al. 2008, Erosion rates evaluated by the Cs-137 technique in the high altitude area of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau of China. Environmental Geology 53(8): 1743-1749. SEC-4


23.   Wang, Z.-T., Zhang, J.-W., Zhang, Q.-H., 2008, Barchans of Minqin: Sediment transport.
Geomorphology 96(1-2): 233-238.


24.   Wei, G.-X., Wang, Y.-B., Wang, Y.-L., 2008, Using 137Cs to quantify the redistribution of soil organic carbon and total N affected by intensive soil erosion in the head waters of the Yangtze River,China. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 66: 2007-2012. SEC-3


25.   Yang, L.-P., Chen, F.-H., Chun X., 2008, The Jilantai Salt Lake shorelines in northwestern arid China revealed by remote sensing images. Journal of Arid Environments 72(5): 861-866. SEC-4


26.   Zhang, H.-C., Yang, M.-S., Zhang, W.-X., Lei, G.-L., 2008, Molecular fossil and paleovegetation records of paleosol S4 and adjacent loess layers in the Luochuan loess section, NW China. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences 51(3): 321-330. SEC-4


27.   Zhang, P.-Z., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.-L., Chen, F.-H., Wang, Y.-J., Yang, X.-L., Liu, J., Tan, M., Wang, X.-F., Liu, J.-H., An, C.-L., Dai, Z.-B., Zhou, J., Zhang, D.-Z., Jia, J.-H., Jin, L.-Y., and  Johnson, K.-R., 2008, A Test of Climate, Sun, and Culture Relationships from an 1810-Year Chinese Cave Record. Science 322(5903): 940-942. SEC-1


28.   Zhao, Y., Yu, Z.-C., Chen, F.-H., et al. 2008, Sensitive response of desert vegetation to moisture change based on a near-annual resolution pollen record from Gahai Lake in the Qaidam Basin, northwest China. Global and Planetary Change 62(1-2): 107-114. SEC-3


29.   Zhao, Y., Yu, Z.-C., Chen, F.-H., Li, J.-J., 2008, Holocene vegetation and climate change from a lake sediment record in the Tengger Sandy Desert, northwest China. Journal of Arid Environments, 72: 2054–2064. SEC-4


First author (affiliated to the lab)


1.         Feng, Z.-D., Wang, L.X., Ji, Y.-H., Guo, L.-L., et al. 2008, Climatic dependency of soil organic carbon isotopic composition along the S–N Transect from 34°N to 52°N in central-east Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 257:335–343. LAWES-2SEC-2


2.         Li, J.-B., Edward, R.-C., Rosanne, D., et al. 2008, Common tree growth anomalies over the northeastern Tibetan Plateau during the last six centuries: implications for regional moisture change. Global Change Biology, 14(9): 2096-2107. LAWES-2SEC-1


3.         Miao, Y.-F, Fang, X.-M., Song, Z.-C., et al. 2008, Late Eocene pollen records and palaeoenvironmental changes in northern Tibetan Plateau. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences, 51(8): 1089-1098. LAWES-2SEC-4


4.         Nie, J.-S., King, J.-W., Liu, Z.-Y., Clemens, S., Prell, W., Fang, X.-M., 2008, Surface-water freshening: A cause for the onset of North Pacific stratification from 2.75 Ma onward? Global and Planetary Change, 64:49-52. LAWES-2SEC-4


5.         Nie, J.-S., John, K., Mike, J., Fang, X.-M., Song, Y.-G., 2008, AC magnetic susceptibility studies of Chinese red clay sediments between 4.8 and 4.1 Ma: Paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic implications. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113: B10106. LAWES-2SEC-2


6.         Nie, J.-S., King, J.-W., Fang, X.-M., 2008, Tibetan uplift intensified the 400 k.y. signal in paleoclimate records at 4 Ma. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 120(9-10): 1338-1344. LAWES-3


7.         Nie, J.-S., King, J.-W., Fang, X.-M., 2008, Late Pliocene-early Pleistocene 100-ka problem. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L21606. LAWES-3


8.         Nie, J.-S., King, J.-W., Fang, X.-M., 2008, Link between benthic oxygen isotopes and magnetic susceptibility in the red-clay sequence on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L03703. LAWES-3


9.         Nie, J.-S., King, J.-W., Fang, X.-M., 2008, Correlation between the magnetic susceptibility record of the Chinese aeolian sequences and the marine benthic oxygen isotope record. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9(1). doi:10.1029/2008GC002243. LAWES-3


10.     Wang, X.-M., Chen, F.-H, Hasi E, et al. 2008, Desertification in China: An assessment. Earth-Science Reviews 88(3-4): 188-206. LAWES-2SEC-1


11.     Wang, X.M, Xia, D.-S, Wang T, et al. 2008, Dust sources in arid and semiarid China and southern Mongolia: Impacts of geomorphological setting and surface materials. Geomorphology 97(3-4): 583-600. LAWES-2SEC-3


12.     Xia, D.-S., Chen, F.-H., Bloemendal, J., Liu, X.-M., Yu, Y., Yang, L.-P., 2008, Magnetic properties of urban dustfall in Lanzhou, China, and its environmental implications. Atmospheric Environment 42(9): 2198-2207. LAWES-2SEC-4


13.     Yang, B., Achim, Bräuning, Dong, Z.-B., Zhang, Z.-Y., Jiao, K.-Q., 2008, Late Holocene monsoonal temperate glacier fluctuations on the Tibetan Plateau. Global and Planetary Change 60: 126–140. LAWES-2SEC-4


14.     Zeng, B., Yang, T.-B. 2008, Impacts of climate warming on vegetation in Qaidam Area from 1990 to 2003. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 144(1-3): 403-417. LAWES-2SEC-4


Non-first author 


1.         Bloemendal J, Liu, X.-M., Sun, Y.-B, et al. 2008, An assessment of magnetic and geochemical indicators of weathering and pedogenesis at two contrasting sites on the Chinese Loess plateau. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 257(1-2):152-168. SEC-2


2.         Dupont-Nivet, G., Dai, S., Fang, X., Krijgsman, W., Erens, V., Reitsma, M., and Langereis, C., 2008, Timing and distribution of tectonic rotations in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, in Burchfi el, B.C., and Wang, E., eds., Investigations into the Tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau. Geological Society of America Special, 444:73–87, doi: 10.1130/2008.2444(05). SEC-4


3.         Gates, J.-B., Edmunds, W.-M., Ma, J.-Z, et al. 2008, Estimating groundwater recharge in a cold desert environment in northern China using chloride. Hydrogeology Journal, 16(5): 893-910. SEC-2


4.         Gates, J.-B., Edmunds, W.-M., Ma, J.-Z, Paul, R.-S., 2008, A 700-year history of groundwater recharge in the drylands of NM china. The Holocene, 18(7):1045-1054. SEC-2


5.         Gates, J.-B., Edmunds, W.-M., Darling, W.-G., Ma, J.-Z, Pang, Z.-H., Young, A.-A., 2008, Conceptual model of recharge to southeastern Badain Jaran Desert groundwater and lakes from environmental tracers. Applied Geochemistry, 23: 3519–3534. SEC-2


6.         Li, Y., Gou, X., Wang, G, et al. 2008, Heavy metal contamination and source in and agricultural soil in central Gansu Province, China. Journal of Environmental Sciences-China 20(5):607-612. SEC-4


7.         Ma, Y.-Z., Liu, K.-B., Feng, Z.-D., et al. 2008, A survey of modern pollen and vegetation along a south-north transect in Mongolia. Journal of Biogeography, 35(8): 1512-1532. SEC-2


8.         Mischke S, Zhang, C.-J, Borner A., 2008, Bias of ostracod stable isotope data caused by drying of sieve residues from water. Journal of Paleolimnology 40(1):567-575. SEC-2


9.         Wang, S.-F., Zhang, W.-L., Fang, X.-M., et al. 2008, Magnetostratigraphy of the Zanda basin in southwest Tibet Plateau and its tectonic implications. Chinese Science Bulletin 53(9): 1393-1400. SEC-3


10.     Wang, S.-F., Zhang, W.-L., Fang, X.-M., et al. 2008, Magnetostratigraphy of the Zanda basin in southwest Tibet Plateau and its tectonic implications. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(9): 1393-1400. SEC-4


11.     Xue, J.-B., Zhong, W., Zhao, Y.-J., Peng, X.-Y., 2008, Holocene Abrupt Climate Shifts and Mid-Holocene Drought Intervals Recorded in Barkol Lake of Northern Xinjiang of China., Chinese Geographical Science 18(1): 54-61. SEC-4


12.     Yang, M.-X., Yao, T.-D., Gou, X.-H., Wang, H.-J., 2008, Precipitation Distribution along the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibetan) Highway, Summer 1998. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 40(4): 761–769. SEC-4


13.     Yang, T., Zhu, Z.-Y., Wu, Y., et al. 2008, Concentrations of rare earth elements in topsoil from East China. Environmental Geology, 56(2): 309-316. SEC-4


14.     Zhang, X.-Y., Wang, X.-M., Yan, P., 2008, Re-evaluating the impacts of human activity and environmental change on desertification in the Minqin Oasis, China. Environmental Geology, 55(4): 705-715. SEC-4


15.     Zhang, Z.-Q., Qu, J.-S, Zeng, J.-J., 2008, A quantitative comparison and analysis on the assessment indicators of greenhouse gases emission. Journal Of Geographical Sciences, 18(4) :387-399SEC-4


16.     Zhou, H.-Y., Zhao, J.-X., Zhang, P.-Z, et al. 2008, Decoupling of stalagmite-derived Asian summer monsoon records from North Atlantic temperature change during marine oxygen isotope stage 5d. Quaternary Research, 70(2): 315-321. SEC-2


17.     Zu, R.-P., Xue, X., Qiang, M.-R., et al. 2008, Characteristics of near-surface wind regimes in the Taklimakan Desert, China. Geomorphology 96(1-2):39-47. SEC-3