Prof. Chengbang An

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MOE Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems

Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change

Lanzhou University

222 South Tianshui Road, Lanzhou

730000, Gansu Province,CHINA

Phone:  +86 931 891 4319

Fax:       +86 931 891 2330

Email:     cban@lzu.edu.cn



1994: B.Sc., Geography, Northwest Normal University

2004: PhD, Environmental Archaeology, Lanzhou University



7.2004-5.2010: Associate Professor, Key laboratory of west China’s Environmental System (Ministry of Education), Lanzhou University.

5.2010-present: Professor, Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change, Lanzhou University



Environment changes and environmental archaeology



Environmental archaeology



1)  An Cheng-Bang, Zhao Jiaju, Tao Shichen, Lv Yanbin et al. Dust variation recorded by lacustrine sediments from arid Central Asia since ~15 cal ka BP and its implication for atmospheric circulation. Quaternary Research, 2011

2)  TAO Shichen, AN ChenBang, CHEN FaHu, TANG LingYu et al. Pollen-inferred vegetation and environmental changes since 16.7 ka BP at Balikun Lake, Xinjiang. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010, 55

3)  AN ChengBang, JI Duxue, CHEN FaHu , et al. Evolution of prehistoric agriculture in central Gansu Province, China: a case study in Qin’an and Li County. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010, 55 (18): 1925-1930

4)  An Cheng-Bang, Chen Fa-hu, Loukas Barton. Holocene Environmental Changes in Mongolia: A Review. Global and Planetary Change, 2008, 63 : 283–289.

5)  Tang Lingyu, An Cheng-Bang,Pollen records of Holocene vegetation and climate changes in the Longzhong Basin of the Chinese Loess Plateau . Progress in Natural Science, 2007, 17(12): 1445-1456.

6)  An Cheng-Bang, Feng Zhao-Dong, Barton Loukas. Dry or Humid? Mid-Holocene Humidity Changes in arid and semi-arid China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2006,25: 351-361

7)  An Cheng-Bang, Tang Lingyu, Loukas Barton, Chen Fa-Hu. Climatic Change and Cultural Response around 4,000 cal. yr B.P. in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary Research, 2005, 63(3): 347-352

8)  An ChengBang, Feng ZhaoDong, Tang Lingyu. Environment change and cultural response between 8000 and 4000 cal. yr BP in the western Loess Plateau, NW China. Journal of Quaternary Science, 2004, 19:529-535

9)  An ChengBang, Feng Zhaodong, Tang Lingyu. Evidence of a humid mid-Holocene in the western part of Chinese Loess Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2003,48(22): 2472-2479.

10)        Feng Z D, An C B, Wang H B. Holocene climatic and environmental changes in the arid and semi-arid areas of China: a review. The Holocene, 2006, 16(1):119-130