Selected Publications 2009

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First author


1.         Chen, F.-H, Holmes, J., Wunnemann, B., et al. 2009, Holocene climate variability in arid Asia: Nature and mechanisms. Quaternary International, 194: 1-5. SEC-3


2.         Chen, J.-H., Chen, F.-H., Zhang, E.-L, et al. 2009, A 1000-year chironomid-based salinity reconstruction from varved sediments of Sugan Lake, Qaidam Basin, arid Northwest China, and its palaeoclimatic significance. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54(20): 3749-3759. SEC-4


3.         Dong, J.-Y., Gao, H., Wang, S.-G., et al. 2009, Simulation of the transfer and fate of HCHs since the 1950s in Lanzhou, China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 72(7): 1950-1956. SEC-3


4.         E, C.-Y., Wang, Y., Yang, T.-B., et al. 2009, Different responses of different altitudes surrounding Taklimankan Desert to global climate change. Environment Geology, 56:1281–1293. SEC-4


5.         Fang, K.-Y., Gou, X.-H, Chen, F.-H, et al. 2009, Response of regional tree-line forests to climate change: evidence from the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Trees-Structure and Function, 23(6): 1321-1329.  SEC-4


6.         Fang, K.-Y., Gou, X.-H., Chen, F.-H., et al. 2009, Drought variations in the eastern part of northwest China over the past two centuries: evidence from tree rings. Climate Research, 38(2): 129-135. SEC-3


7.         Fang, K.-Y., Gou, X.-H., Levia, F, Delphis, et al. 2009, Variation of radial growth patterns in trees along three altitudinal transects in North Central China. IAWA Journal, 30(4): 443-457. SEC-4


8.         Guan, Q.-Y, Pan, B.-T, Li, N, et al. 2009, Differences among sub-orbital time scale events recorded in two high-resolution loess sections, China, during the last deglaciation. Quaternary International, 198: 246-254.  SEC-3


9.         Huang, T., Cheng, X.-G., Gao, H., Liang, R.-X., 2009, Composition of Floccules Formed in Hydrotreated Base Oil. Petroleum Science and Technology. 27(5): 464 – 473. SEC-4


10.     Huang, X.-Z., Chen, F.-H., Fan, Y.-X., et al. 2009, Dry late-glacial and early Holocene climate in arid central Asia indicated by lithological and palynological evidence from Bosten Lake, China. Quaternary International, 194: 19-27.   SEC-3


11.     Jin, L., Peng, Y., Chen F, et al. 2009, Modeling sensitivity study of the possible impact of snow and glaciers developing over Tibetan Plateau on Holocene African-Asian summer monsoon climate. Climate of the Past, 5(3): 457-469. SEC-2


12.     Li, Y., Wang, N., Cheng, H.-Y., et al. 2009, Holocene environmental change in the marginal area of the Asian monsoon: a record from Zhuye Lake, NW China. Boreas, 38(2): 349-361. SEC-2


13.     Liu, W.-H., Gou, X.-H., Yang, M.-X, et al. 2009, Drought Reconstruction in the Qilian Mountains over the Last Two Centuries and Its Implications for Large-Scale Moisture Patterns. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 26(4): 621-629. SEC-4


14.     Ma, J.-Z., Ding, Z.-Y., Edmunds, W. M., Gates, J. B., Hunag, T.-W., 2008, Limits to recharge of groundwater from Tibetan plateau to the Gobi desert, implications for water management in the mountain front. Journal of Hydrology, 364:128-141. SEC-2


15.     Ma, J.-Z., Ding, Z.-Y., Wei, G.-X., Zhao, H., Huang, T.-M., 2008, Sources of water pollution and evolution of water quality in the Wuwei basin of Shiyang river, Northwest China. Journal of Environmental Management, 90:1168-1177. SEC-4


16.     Ma, J.-Z., W. Mike Edmunds, He, J.-H., and Jia, B., 2009, A 2000 year geochemical record of palaeoclimate and hydrology derived from dune sand moisture. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 276: 38–46. SEC-2


17.     Pan, B.-T., Su, H., Hu, Z.-B., Hu, X.-F., Gao, H.-S., Li, J.-J., Eric, K., 2009, Evaluating the role of climate and tectonics during non-steady incision of the Yellow River: evidence from a 1.24 Ma terrace record near Lanzhou, China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28: 3281-3290. SEC-1


18.     Peng, Y.-B., Xu, Y., Jin, L.-Y., 2009, Climate change over eastern China during the last millennium in simulations and reconstructions. Quaternary International, 208: 11-18. SEC-3


19.     Rao, Z.-G., Zhu, Z.-Y., Jia, G.-D., et al. 2009, Compound specific delta D values of long chain n-alkanes derived from terrestrial higher plants are indicative of the delta D of meteoric waters: Evidence from surface soils in eastern China. Organic Geochemistry, 40(8): 922-930. SEC-2


20.     Wang, S.-L., Nan, Z.-R., 2009, Copper Sorption Behavior of Selected Soils of the Oasis in the Middle Reaches of Heihe River Basin, China. Soil & Sediment Contamination, 18(1): 74-86. SEC-4


21.     Wang, S.-L., Nan, Z.-R., Liu, X.-W., et al. 2009, Accumulation and bioavailability of copper and nickel in wheat plants grown in contaminated soils from the oasis, northwest China. Geoderma, 152(3-4): 290-295. SEC-2


22.     Wang, S.-L., Nan, Z.-R., Li Y., et al. 2009, The chemical bonding of copper ions on kaolin from Suzhou, China. Desalination, 249(3): 991-995. SEC-3


23.     Wang, W., Ma, Y.-Z., Feng, Z.-D., et al. 2009, Vegetation and climate changes during the last 8660 cal. a BP in central Mongolia, based on a high-resolution pollen record from Lake Ugii Nuur. Chinese Science Bulletin, 54(9): 1579-1589. SEC-4


24.     Wu, H.-N., Ma, Y.-Z., Feng, Z.-D., et al. 2009, A high resolution record of vegetation and environmental variation through the last similar to 25,000 years in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 273(1-2): 191-199. SEC-2


25.     Wu, J.-Y., Sun, B.-N., Liu,Y.-S., et al. 2009, A new species of Exbucklandia (Hamamelidaceae) from the Pliocene of China and its paleoclimatic significance. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 155(1-2): 32-41. SEC-4


26.     Xie, S.-P., Sun, B.-N., Yan, D.-F., et al. 2009, Altitudinal variation in Ginkgo leaf characters: Clues to paleoelevation reconstruction. Science In China Series D-Earth Sciences, 52(12): 2040-2046. SEC-4


27.     Xie, Y.-W., Chen, F.-H, Qi, J.-G., 2009, Past desertification processes of Minqin Oasis in arid China. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 16(4): 260-269.  SEC-4


28.     Yan, D.-F., Sun, B.-N., Xie, S.-P., et al. 2009, Response to paleoatmospheric CO2 concentration of Solenites vimineus (Phillips) Harris (Ginkgophyta) from the Middle Jurassic of the Yaojie Basin, Gansu Province, China. Science In China Series D-Earth Sciences, 52(12): 2029-2039. SEC-4


29.     Zeng, B., Yang, T.-B., 2009, Natural vegetation responses to warming climates in Qaidam Basin 1982-2003. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(21): 5685-5701. SEC-4


30.     Zhang, C.-J, Mischke S, 2009, A Lateglacial and Holocene lake record from the Nianbaoyeze Mountains and inferences of lake, glacier and climate evolution on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28(19-20): 1970-1983. SEC-1


31.     Zhang, H.-C., Zhang, W.-X., Chang, F.-Q., et al. 2009, Geochemical fractionation of rare earth elements in lacustrine deposits from Qaidam Basin. Science In China Series D-Earth Sciences, 52(11): 1703-1713. SEC-4


32.     Zhang, J.-W., Holmes, J.-A., Chen, F.-H., et al. 2009, An 850-year ostracod-shell trace-element record from Sugan Lake, northern Tibetan Plateau, China: Implications for interpreting the shell chemistry in high-Mg/Ca waters. Quaternary International, 194: 119-133.  SEC-3


33.     Zhang, Y., Gou, X.-H., Chen, F.-H., et al. 2009, A 1232-year tree-ring record of climate variability in the Qilian Mountains, northwestern China. IAWA Journal, 30(4): 407-420. SEC-4


34.     Zhang, Y.-X., Wilmking, M., Gou, X.-H. 2009, Changing relationships between tree growth and climate in Northwest China. Plant Ecology, 201:39-50. SEC-4


35.     Zhao, Y., Xu, Q.-H., Huang, X.-Z., et al. 2009, Differences of modern pollen assemblages from lake sediments and surface soils in arid and semi-arid China and their significance for pollen-based quantitative climate reconstruction. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 156(3-4): 519-524. SEC-4


36.     Zhao, Y., Yu, Z.-C., Chen, F.-H., 2009, Spatial and temporal patterns of Holocene vegetation and climate changes in arid and semi-arid China. Quaternary International, 194: 6-18. SEC-3


37.     Zhao, Y., Z.-C., Chen, F.-H., Zhang, J.-W., Yang, B., 2009, Vegetation response to Holocene climate change in monsoon-influenced region of China. Earth-Science Reviews, 97: 242-256. SEC-1


38.     Zhao, Y., Herzschuh, U., 2009. Modern pollen representation of source vegetation in the Qaidam Basin and surrounding mountains, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 18, 245-260. SEC-4


39.     Zhou, A.-F., Chen, F.-H., Wang, Z.-L, et al. 2009, Temporal change of radiocarbon reservoir effect in sugan lake, northwest china during the late Holocene. Radiocarbon, 51(2): 529-535.


First author (affiliated to the lab)


1.         Bai, Y., Fang, X.-M., Nie, J.-S., et al. 2009, A preliminary reconstruction of the paleoecological and paleoclimatic history of the Chinese Loess Plateau from the application of biomarkers. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 271(1-2): 161-169 . LAWES-2 SEC-2


2.         Bartona, Loukas, Newsomed, S.-D., Chen, F.-H., et al. 2009, Agricultural origins and the isotopic identity of domestication in northern China. PANS: doi_10.1073_pnas.0809960106.

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3.         Li, J.-B., Edward R. Cook, Rosanne D’arrigo, Chen, F.-H., and Gou, X.-H., 2009, Moisture variability across China and Mongolia: 1951–2005. Climatic Dynamics, 32(7-8): 1173-1186.

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4.         Li, J.-B., Cook, E.-R., Chen, F.-H, et al. 2009, Summer monsoon moisture variability over China and Mongolia during the past four centuries. Geophysical Research Letters, 36: L22705. LAWES-2 SEC-2


5.         Wang, X.-M, Yang, Y., Dong, Z.-B, et al. 2009, Responses of dune activity and desertification in China to global warming in the twenty-first century. Global and Planetary Change, 67(3-4): 167-185. LAWES-2 SEC-3


6.         Wang, X.-M., Dong, Z.-B., Zhang, C.-X., et al. 2009, Characterization of the composition of dust fallout and identification of dust sources in arid and semiarid North China. Geomorphology, 112(1-2): 144-157. LAWES-2 SEC-3


7.         Xu, Q.-H., Li, Y.-C., Tian, F., et al. 2009, Pollen assemblages of tauber traps and surface soil samples in steppe areas of China and their relationships with vegetation and climate. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 153:86–101. LAWES-2  SEC-4


8.         Tian, Q.-H., Gou, X.-H., Zhang, Y., et al. 2009, May-June mean temperature reconstruction over the past 300 years based on tree rings in the Qilian Mountains if the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. IAWA Journal 30(4): 421-434. LAWES-2 SEC-4


9.         Yang, B., Brauning, A., Liu, J.-J, et al. 2009, Temperature changes on the Tibetan Plateau during the past 600 years inferred from ice cores and tree rings. Global and Planetary Change, 69(1-2): 71-78. LAWES-2 SEC-3


10.     Yang, B., Wang, J.-S., Brauning, A., et al. 2009, Late Holocene climatic and environmental changes in and central Asia. Quaternary International, 194: 68-78. LAWES-2 SEC-3


11.     Zou, S.-B., Cheng, G.-D., Xiao, H.-L., et al. 2009. Holocene natural rhythms of vegetation and present potential ecology in the Western Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary International, 194: 55-67. LAWES-2 SEC-3


Non-first author 


1.         A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Zhao, Z.-J., Song C.-H., et al. 2009, Mudflat/distal fan and shallow lake sedimentation (upper VallesianTurolian) in the Tianshui Basin, Central China: Evidence against the late Miocene eolian loess. Sedimentary Geology,, 222, 42-51


2.         Chu, C.-J., Weiner, J., Maestre FT, et al. 2009, Positive interactions can increase size inequality in plant populations, Journal of Ecology, 97(6): 1401-1407.


3.         Chu, C.-J., Wang, Y.-S., Li, Q., et al. 2009, Effects of traits, species identity and local environmental conditions on the assessment of interactions: insights from an alpine meadow community. Journal of Plant Ecology, 2(3): 135-141.


4.         Herzschuh, U., Kramer, A., Mischke S, et al. 2009, Quantitative climate and vegetation trends since the late glacial on the northeastern Tibetan Plateau deduced from Koucha Lake pollen spectra. Quaternary Research, 71(2): 162-171


5.         Schettler G, Romer RL, Qiang MR, et al. 2009, Size-dependent geochemical signatures of Holocene loess deposits from the Hexi Corridor (China). Journal Of Asian Earth Sciences, 35(2): 103-136.


6.         Li, Y.-C., Xu, Q.-H., Zhang, L.-Y., et al. 2009, Modern pollen assemblages of the forest communities and their relationships with vegetation and climate in northern China. Journal Of Geographical Sciences. 19(6): 643-659.


7.         Liu, D.-L., Fang, X.-M, Gao, J.-P, et al. 2009, Cenozoic Stratigraphy Deformation History in the Central and Eastern of Qaidam Basin by the Balance Section Restoration and its Implication. Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition, 83(2): 359-371.


8.         Shen, C., Wang, W.-C., Peng, Y., et al. 2009, Variability of summer precipitation over Eastern China during the last millennium. Climate of the Past, 5(2): 129-141.


9.         Wang, J.-Z., Zhu, W.-J., Zhang, W.-Y., Sun, D.-H., 2009, A trend fixed on firstly and seasonal adjustment model combined with the epsilon-SVR for short-term forecasting of electricity demand. Energy Policy, 37(11): 4901-4909.


10.     Zhang, X.-Y., Wang, X.-M., Yan, P., 2009, Re-evaluating the impacts of human activity and environmental change on desertification in the Minqin Oasis, China. Environ Geol, 55:705–715


11.     Zhao, C., Yu, Z.-C., Zhao, Y., et al. 2009, Possible orographic and solar controls of Late Holocene centennial-scale moisture oscillations in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 36: L21705