Prof. Baotian Pan

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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 2315

Fax:        +86 931 891 2330

Email:     panbt@lzu.edu.cn



1983: B.Sc., Physical geography, Lanzhou University

1988: M. Sc., Physical Geography, Lanzhou University

1991: PhD, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University



1983-1985Assistant teacherDepartment of Geography, Lanzhou University

1992-1994: Lecturer, Department of Geography, Lanzhou University

1992-1993: Visisting Scholar,Royal Holloway,University of London, UK

1994-1997: Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Lanzhou University

1997-2009: Professor, Department of Geography, Lanzhou University

2001-2002: Senior Visiting Scholar, University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara

2009-Present: Professor, Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change,Lanzhou University



Fluvial geomorphology, tectonic geomorphology, fission-track dating, analysis of digital topography, Quaternary paleoclimatology and glacial geology.




Quaternary Environment



1.      Pan, B.T., Hu, Z.B., Wang, J.P., Vandenberghe, J., Hu, X.F.. A magnetostratigraphic record of landscape development in the eastern Ordos Plateau, China: Transition from Late Miocene and Early Pliocene stacked sedimentation to Late Pliocene and Quaternary uplift and incision by the Yellow River. Geomorphology, 2011, 125(1): 225-238.

2.      Pan, B.T., Hu, Z.B., Wang, J.P., Vandenberghe, J., Hu, X.F.. The approximate age of the planation surface and the incision of the Yellow River. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.04.011.

3.      Pan, B.T., Geng, H.P., Hu, X.F., Sun, R.H. The topographic controls on the decadal-scale erosion rates in Qilian Shan Mountains, N. W. China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2010, 292: 148-157.

4.      Pan, B.T., Su, H., Hu, Z.B., Hu, X.F., Gao, H.S., Li, J.J., Kirby, E.. 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, 2009, 28: 3281-3290.

5.      Pan, B.T., Gao, H.S., Wu, G.J., Li, J.J., Li, B.Y., Ye, Y.G.. Dating of erosion surface and terraces in the eastern Qilian Shan, northwest China. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2007, 32(1): 143-154.

6.      Pan, B.T., Su, H., Hu, C.S., Hu, X.F.; Zhou, T., Li, J.J.. Discovery of a 1.0 Ma Yellow River terrace and redating of the fourth Yellow River terrace in Lanzhou area. Progress in Natural Science, 2007, 17(2): 197-205.

7.      Pan, B.T., Liu, X.F., Gao, H.S., Wang, Y., Li, J.J.. Dating and genesis of the upper Weihe River terraces around Longxi basin, China. Progress in Natural Science, 2007, 17(11): 1134-1140.

8.      Pan, B.T., Wang, J.P., Gao, H.S., Guan, Q.Y., Wang, Y., Su, H., Li, B.Y., Li, J.J.. Paleomagnetic dating of the topmost terrace in Kouma, Henan and its indication to the Yellow River running through the Sanmen Gorges. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2005, 50(7): 657-664.

9.      Pan, B.T., Wang, J.P., Gao, H.S., Chen, Y.Y., Li, J.J., Liu, X.F.. Terrace dating as an archive of the run-through of the the Sanmen Gorges. Progress in Natural Science, 2005, 15(12): 1096-1103.

10.    Pan, B.T., Burbank, D.W., Wang, Y.X., Wu, G.J., Li, J.J., Guan, Q.Y.. A 900 k.y. record of strath terrace formation during glacial-interglacial transitions in northwest China. Geology, 2003, 31(11): 957-960.

11.    Pan, B.T.. Wu, G.J.. Wang, Y.X., Liu, Z.G., Guan, Q.Y.. Age and genesis of the Shagou River terraces in eastern Qi-lian Mountains. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2001, 46(6): 509-513.

12.    Pan, B.T.. Climatic changes in the northern Tibetan Plateau during the last 150,000 years. Chin. Sci. Bull., 1999, 44 (Suppl.): 274-275.

13.    Pan, B.T., Li, J.J., Zhou, S.Z.. Discovery and significance of ice wedges during penultimate glaciation in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 1994, 39(7): 578-582. (SCI)Guan, Q.Y., Pan, B.T. *, Li, N., Li, Q., Zhang, J.D., Xu, S.J., Gao, H.S., Liu, J.. Loess record of the evolution history of severe sandstorms in the Tengger Desert during the Last Interglacial Period (MIS5). Geosciences Journal, 2010, 14(2), 155-162.

14.    Guan, Q.Y., Pan, B.T. *, Li, N., Li, Q., Zhang, J.D., Gao, H.S., Liu, J.. Pattern of abrupt climatic fluctuation in the East Asian Monsoon during the last glacial: evidence from Chinese loess records. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 2010, 342(3), 189-196.

15.    Guan, Q.Y., Pan, B.T. *, Li, N., Li, Q., Zhang, J.D., Gao, H.S., Liu, J.. A warming interval during the MIS 5a/4 transition in two high-resolution loess sections from China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2010, 38, 255-261.

16.    Guan, Q.Y., Pan, B.T. *, Li, N., Gao. H.S., Li, Q., Yang, X.Y.. Differences among sub-orbital time scale events recorded in two high-resolution loess sections, China, during the last deglaciation. Quaternary International, 2009, 198, 246-254.

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

18.    Gao, H.S., Liu, X.F., Pan, B.T.*, Wang, Y., Yu, Y.T., Li, J.J.. Stream response to Quaternary tectonic and climatic change: evidence from the Upper Weihe River, Central China. Quaternary International, 2008, 186: 123-131.

19.    Wu, G.J., Pan, B.T.*, Li, J.J., Guan, Q.Y., Liu, Z.G.. Tectonic-climatic events in eastern Qilian Mountains over the past 0.83 Ma. Science in China (Series D), 2001, 44(Supp.): 251-260.

20.    Guan, Q.Y., Pan, B.T., Li, N., Li, Q., Hu, Z.B., Gao, H.S., Xu, S.J., Wang, Y.. An indicator of sand storms in the south of the Tengger Desert. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 2010, 102, 197-203.

21.    Hu, X.F., Pan, B.T., Kirby, E., Li, Q.Y., Geng, H.P., Chen, J.F.. Spatial differences in rock uplift rates inferred from channel steepness indices along the northern flank of the Qilian Mountain, northeast Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010, 55: 3205-3214.

22.    Guan, Q.Y., Pan, B.T., Gao, H.S., Li, B.Y., Wang, J.P., Su, H.. Instability characteristics of the East Asian Monsoon recorded by high-resolution loess sections from the last interglacial (MIS5). Science in China (Series D), 2007, 50 (7), 1067-1075.

23.    Wang, Y., Pan, B.T., Gao, H.S., Guan, Q.Y., Chen, Y.Y., Wang, J.P.. Magnetic fabric-based reconstruction of the paleowind direction from a loess sequence in the northeastern flank of the Qilian Mountains. Chinese Journal Geophysics (in Chinese), 2007, 50(4): 1005-1010.