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Prof. Dunsheng Xia

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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 5221

Fax:       +86 931 891 5221

Email:     dsxia@lzu.edu.cn  

dshxia@yahoo.com

vEDUCATION

l  B.Sc. Honours, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University, China, 1995

l  MSc, Palynology, Geography, Lanzhou University, China, 1998

l  PhD, Environmental Magnetism, Geography, University of Liverpool, UK 2003

l  Post Doctor, Key Laboratory of Desert and Desertification (LDD), The Institute of Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering (ICAREE), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), China, 2006

 

vPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

l  Associate Professor, LDD, ICAREE, CAS, China, 2003.11-2006.10

l  Professor, LDD, ICAREE, CAS, China, 2006.11-2008.9

l  Professor, Key Laboratory of West China's Environmental System, Lanzhou University, China, 2008.10-

 

vRESEARCH INTERESTS

Environmental MagnetismSurface soils, loess/palaesol sequences; Urban pollution; Environmental Change in Arid Regions.

l  NSFC General Program (No.41071125): Magnetic characteristics of dust fall and its temporal and spatial variation in Northwest China

l  NSFC General Program (No.40871090): Magnetic characteristics of dust and loess in westerly region in Northwest China and its plaeoclimatic significances-A case study in Tianshan

l  NSFC General Program (No. 40571147): The Magnetic Properties of Dust Pollutants in Urban Areas-A Case Study in Lanzhou

l  NSFC Young Program (No. 40401064): Environmental magnetic studies of dust and surface soil in arid region, Northwest China

l  NSFC Key Program (No. 90502008): A comprehensive study on the Holocene environmental change in the arid and semiarid China

l  Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973 Program) (No. 2009CB421308 )Oasis-making and desertification process, adjust and its response with climate and human actions in arid region

l  International Collaboration Project (No. 2002CB714004): Studies on processes and mechanism of desert and ecosystem in Alashan plateau

l  Knowledge Innovation Program of ICAREE CAS (No. 2003104): Magnetic characteristic of desert and desertification soil in west China

 

vTEACHING & SUPERVISION

Environmental Magnetism, Physical Geography

 

vSELECTED PUBLICATIONS

l  Xia DS, Chen FH, Ma JY et al., 2010, Magnetic characteristics of loess deposit of western Tianshan and its environmental signature, Quaternary Sciences, 30(5):902-911.

l  Xia DS, Chen FH, Bloemendal J et al., 2008, Magnetic properties of urban dustfall in Lanzhou, China, and its environmental implications, Atmospheric Environment, 42(9): 2198-2207.

l  Xia DS, Chun X, Bloemendal J et al., 2007, Use of magnetic signatures to correlate tephra layers in Holocene loessial soil profiles from a small region, SE Iceland. Environment Geology, 51(8): 1425-1437.

l  Xia DS, Yang LP, MA JY et al.2007Magnetic property of Lanzhou dustfall and its implication in urban pollution, Science in China(D), 50(11)1724-1732.

l  Xia DS, Jin M, Liu XM  et al., 2007, A preliminary study on the magnetic signatures of modern soil in Central Asia, Frontiers of Earth Sciences in China, 1(3): 275-283.

l  Xia DS, Yu Y, Ma JY et al., 2007, Magnetic characteristics of street dust in Lanzhou and its environmental significance, Environmental Science, 28(5): 937-944.

l  Xia DS, Chen FH, Ma JY et al., 2007, Environmental Magnetic Investigations of Surface Soils along a NW-SE transect from the Chinese Loess Plateau to the Alxa Plateau, Quaternary Sciences, 27(6): 1001-1008.

l  Xia DS, Ma JY, Jin M et al., 2006, Environmental magnetism and its applications to environmental studies in arid region, Northwest China, Earth Science Frontiers 13(3): 168-179.

l  Xia DS, Wei HT, Ma JY  et al., 2006, Magnetic characteristics of surface soil in arid region, central Asia and its paleoenvironmental signature, Quaternary Sciences, 26(6):937-946.

l  Xia DS, Bloemendal J et al., 2004Use of environmental magnetic measurements to characterize and correlate tephra --a case study in Iceland, Chinese Science Bulletin  49(3): 286-294.

l  Jia J, Xia DS, Wei H T, et al., A magnetic investigation of a loess/paleosol sequences record in Ili area. Frontiers of Earth Sciences in China, 4(3): 259-268.

l  Wei H T, Xia DS, Chen F H, et al.,. 2009. Magnetic characteristics of topsoil form Xinjiang Northwestern China, and their implications. Frontiers of Earth Sciences in China,  3(3): 259-265.

l  Wang G, Xia DS, Liu XM et al., 2008, Spatial and temporal variation in magnetic properties of street dust in an industrial city of Northwest China, Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(12): 1913-1923.

l  Wei HT, Xia DSChen FH et al.2008Relationship between the Magnetic Susceptibility of Surface Soil and Precipitation of Loess Plateau and Adjacent AreaJournal of Glaciology and Geocryology,303):433-439

l  Wang XM, Xia DS, Wang T, et al., 2008, Dust sources in arid and semiarid China and southern Mongolia: impacts of geomorphological setting and surface materials, Geomorphology, 97: 583-600.

l  Liu XM, Xia DS, Liu TS et al., 2007, Discussion on two models of paleoclimatic of magnetic susceptibility of Alaskan and Chinese loess, Quaternary Sciences, 27(2): 210-220.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

l  Xia DS et al., 2009, Magnetic characteristics of loess deposits in Ily Xinjiang, CGS 2009, Hefei

l  Xia DS et al., 2008, Magnetic characteristics of lake sediment of arid region Northwest China, CGS 2008, Beijing

l  Xia DS  et al., 2007, Magnetic characteristics of surface soil in arid region, central Asia and its environmental signature, XVIIINQUACains

l  Xia DS et al., 2007, Environmental Magnetic Investigations of Surface Soils along a NW-SE transect from the Chinese Loess Plateau to the Alxa Plateau, CGS 2007, Qingdao

l  Xia DS et al., 2006Magnetic property of Lanzhou dustfall and its implication in urban pollution, CGS 2006, Chengdu

l  Xia DS  et al., 2005, On the application of magnetic techniques to environmental studies in arid region, Northwest China, RACHAD WORKSHOP, Ulanbartuo.

l  Xia DS et al., 2004, Use of rock magnetic measurements to characterize and correlate tephra layers in loessial soil, SE Iceland, Glasgow