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Prof. Xiaohua Gou

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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 5309

Fax:       +86 931 891 2330

Email:     xhgou@lzu.edu.cn

 

vEDUCATION

1992: B.S., Botany, Lanzhou University

1995: M.A., Botany, Lanzhou University

2004: Ph D., Physical Geography, Lanzhou University

 

vPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1995-1997 Teaching Assistant, College of Earth and Environmental Science, Lanzhou University

1997-1999 Lecturer, College of Earth and Environmental Science, Lanzhou University

2000-2007 Associate Professor, College of Earth and Environmental Science, Lanzhou University

2007- Professor, College of Earth and Environmental Science, Lanzhou University

October 2000-April 2001: Visiting scholar of London University, UK

March 2002-July 2003: Visiting scholar of Columbia University, USA

March 2003: Visiting scholar of Free University of Berlin, Germany

September 2005-December 2007: Research visiting scholar of Tree-ring lab, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, USA

 

vRESEARCH INTERESTS

Tree ring and Environment change

 

vTEACHING & SUPERVISION

Teaching the Ecology and Terrestrial ecosystem for the undergraduate

Teaching the Dendrochronology for the graduate

Directed 10 research training programs for undergraduates

Advising 3 PhD and 8 graduate students

 

vEXTERNAL ACTIVETIES

Editorial Members: Science in Cold and Arid Regions

 

vSELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2010

1.         Gou Xiaohua, Deng Yang, Chen Fahu, Yang Meixue, Fang Keyan, Gao Linlin, Yang Tao & Zhang Fen. Tree ring based streamflow reconstruction for the Upper Yellow River over the past 1234 years. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010, 55 (36): 4179-4186, DOI:   10.1007/s11434-010-4215-z

2.         Keyan Fang, Xiaohua Gou, Kenneth Peters, Jinbao Li and Fen Zhang. Removing Biological Trends From Tree-Ring Series: Testing modified hugershoff curves. Tree-Ring Research, 2010,66(1):51-59. (Corresponding author)

3.         Keyan Fang, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Jinbao Li, Rosanne D’Arrigo, Edward Cook, Tao Yang, Wenhuo Liu, Fen Zhang. Tree growth and time-varying climate response along altitudinal transects in central China. Eur J Forest Res, 2010, doi: 10.1007/s10342-010-0408-x (Corresponding author)

4.         Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, D’Arrigo Rosanne, Li Jinbao. Tree-ring based drought reconstruction for Guiqing Mountain (China): Linkage to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. International Journal of Climatology, 2009. doi: 10.1002/joc.1974. (Corresponding author)

5.         Keyan Fang, Nicole Davi, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Edward Cook, Jinbao Li and Rosanne D’Arrigo. Spatial drought reconstructions for central High Asia based on tree rings. Climate Dynamics, 2010, doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0739-9. (Corresponding author)

6.         Keyan Fang, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Zhang Fen, Li Yingjun and Peng Jianfeng. Comparisons of drought variability between central High Asia and monsoonal Asia: Inferred from tree rings. Frontiers of Earth Science in china. 2010, doi: 10.1007/s11707-010-0111-8 (Corresponding author)

7.         Yong Zhang, Qinhua Tian, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Steven W. Leavitt and Yousheng Wange. Annual precipitation reconstruction since AD 775 based on tree rings from the Qilian Mountains, northwestern China. International Journal of Climatology, 2010, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2085.(Corresponding author)

8.         Jian-feng Peng, Xiao-hua Gou, Fa-hu Chen, Ke-yan Fang. Climate–growth relationships of Qilian juniper Sabina przewalskii in the Anyemaqen Mountains,Tibet. Climate Resarch, 2010, doi: 10.3354/cr00834. (Corresponding author

9.         Tao YANG, Xiaohua GOU, Yingjun LI, Keyan FANG, Puxing LIU. Tree-ring researches over the northwest China: a review. Front. Earth Sci. China .2009,doi: 10.1007/s11707-009-0062-0 (Corresponding author

10.     Yang Tao, Gou Xiaohua, Li Yingjun, Peng Jianfeng. Scatter plot and liner regression applied in the Tree-ring elevation gradient analysis in Northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2010, 32:429-437. (Corresponding author

11.     J. Li ,E.R. Cook , F. Chen , X. Gou , R. D’Arrigo, Y. Yuan. An extreme drought event in the central Tien Shan area in the year 1945. Journal of Arid Environments.2010,74:1225-1231. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.03.002

2009

12.     Keyan Fang, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Maosheng He, Yong Zhang, Qinhua Tian, Jianfeng Peng. Drought variation in eastern part of Northwest China over last two centuries: evidence from tree-ring. Climate Research. 2009, 38: 129-135. doi: 10.3354/cr00781. (Corresponding author)

13.     Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Li Jinbao, D’Arrigo Rosanne, Cook Edward, Yang Tao, Davi Nicole. 2009. Reconstructed droughts for the southeastern Tibetan Plateau over the past 568 years and its linkages to the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean climate variability. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0636-2. (Corresponding author)

14.     Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Peng jianfeng, D’Arrigo Rosanne, Wright William, Li Mai-He. 2009. Response of regional tree-line forests to climate change: evidence from the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Trees, doi: 10.1007/s00468-009-0373-5. (Corresponding author)

15.     Keyan Fang, Xiaohua Gou, Delphis, F Levia, Jinbao Li, Zhang Fen, Xiuju Liu, Jianfeng Peng. 2009. Variations of radial growth patterns in trees along three altitudinal transects in north central China. Journal of IAWA, 30 (4): 443–457. (Corresponding author)

16.     Liu, W. H., X. H. Gou, M. X. Yang, Y. Zhang, K. Y. Fang, T. Yang, and L. Y. Jin, 2009: Drought reconstruction in the Qilian mountains over the last two centuries and its implications for large-scale moisture patterns. Adv.Atmos.Sci.26(4):620-628,doi: 10.1007/s00376-009-9028-0. (Corresponding author)

17.     Yongxiang Zhang,Martin Wilmking, Xiaohua Gou. Changing relationships between tree growth and climate. Plant Ecol, 2009, 201:39–50, DOI 10.1007/s11258-008-9478-y

18.     Qinhua Tian, Xiaohua Gou, Yong Zhang, Yongsheng Wang. May-June Temperature reconstruction over the past 300 years based on Tree rings on the Qilian Mountains of Northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Journal of IAWA2009, 421-434. (Corresponding author)

19.     Yong Zhang, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Qinhua Tian, Meilin Yang, Jianfeng Peng, Keyan Fang. A 1232 years tree-ring record of climate variability in the Qilian Mountains, Northwestern China. Journal of IAWA, 2009, 30 (4): 407–420.

20.     Jinbao Li, Edward R. Cook, Rosanne D’Arrigo, Fahu Chen and Xiaohua Gou. Moisture variability across China and Mongolia: 1951–2005. Climatic Dynamics, 2009, 32: 1173–1186 DOI 10.1007/s00382-008-0436-0. 

21.     Jinbao Li, Edward R. Cook,Fahu Chen, Nicole Davi, Rosanne D’Arrigo, Xiaohua Gou,Wiliam E. Wright, Keyan Fang, Liya Jin, Jiangfeng Shi,and Tao Yang. Summer monsoon moisture variability over China and Mongolia during the past four centuries: Geophysical Research Letters, 2009, 36 , doi:10.1029/2009GL041162.

2008

22.     Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Yang Meixue, Jacoby Gordon, Fang Keyan, Tian Qinhua & Zhang Yong. Asymmetric variability between maximum and minimum temperatures in Northeastern Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from tree rings. Science in China, 2008, 51(1): 41-55. 

23.     X. Gou, J. Peng, F. Chen, M. Yang, D. F. Levia, J. Li. A dendrochronological analysis of maximum summer half-year temperature variations over the past 700 years on the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2008, 93: 195–206. DOI 10.1007/s00704-007-0336-y.

24.     Jianfeng Peng, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Jinbao Li, Puxing Liu,Yong Zhang and Keyan Fang. Difference in Tree Growth Responses to Climate at theUpper Treeline: Qilian Juniper in the Anyemaqen Mountains. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 2008, 50 (8): 982–990. (Corresponding author)

25.     Jianfeng Peng, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Jinbao Li, Puxing Liu, Yong Zhang. Altitudinal variability of climate–tree growth relationships along a consistent slope of Anyemaqen Mountains, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Dendrochronologia, 2008, 26: 87–96 doi:10.1016/j.dendro. 2007.10.003. (Corresponding author)

26.     Jinbao Li, Ed Cook, Rosanne D’Arrigo, Fahu Chen, Xiaohua Gou, Jianfeng Peng, Jianguo Huang. Common tree growth anomalies over the northeastern Tibetan Plateau during the last six centuries: implications for regional moisture change. Global Change Biology, 2008, 16: 2096–2107, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01603.x

27.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou, and Huijun Wang. Precipitation distribution along the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibetan) Highway, summer 1998. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 2008. 40(4):761-769.doi: 10.1657/1523-0430(06-058) [YANG] 2.0.CO;2.

28.     Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen fahu, Peng Jianfeng, and Liu Puxing. The advance of dendroecology. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2008, 30(5): 825-834. (Corresponding author)

2007

29.     Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Meixue Yang, Gordon Jacoby, Keyan Fang, Qinhua Tian, and Yong Zhang. Asymmetric Variations of the minimum and the maximum temperature included from tree-ring in Northeast of Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Science China Earth Sciences, 2007, 37: 1480-1492.

30.     Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Gordon Jacoby, Edward Cook, Meixue Yang, Jianfeng Peng and Yong Zhang. Rapid tree growth with respect to the last 400 years in response to climate warming, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Climatology. 2007, 27:1497-1503.

31.     Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Edward Cook, Gordon Jacoby, Meixue Yang and Jinbao Li. Streamflow variations of the Yellow River over past 593 years in western China reconstructed from tree rings. Water Resources Research. 2007, 43, W06434, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005705.

32.     Qinhua Tian, Xiaohua Gou, Yong Zhang, Jianfeng Peng, Jinsong Wang and Tuo Chen. Tree-ring based drought reconstruction (A.D. 1855-2001) for the Qilian Mountains, northwestern China. Tree-ring Research, 2007,63(1): 27-36. (Corresponding author)

33.     Jinbao Li, Fahu Chen, Edward Cook, Xiaohua Gou and Yongxiang Zhang. Drought reconstruction for north central China from tree rings: the value of the Palmer drought severity index. International Journal of Climatology, 2007, 27: 903–909.

34.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou, Hirose Nozomu, Fujii Hide Yuki, Lisheng Hao & D. F. Levia. Diurnal freeze/thaw cycles of the ground surface on the Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2007, 52(1): 136-139.

35.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou, Huijun Wang, lisheng Hao. Comparison analysis of the summer monsoon precipitation between northern and southern slopes of Tanggula Mountains, Qinghai–Xizang (Tibetan) Plateau: a case study in summer 1998. Hydrological Processes, 2007, 21: 1841-1847.

36.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou, Huijun Wang & Hongguan Tang. The spatially heterogeneous distribution of precipitation of the Anduo area, Tibetan Plateau, in summer 1998. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 2007, 52(4): 645-653. 

37.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou and Hongguan Tang. Water Recycling Between the Land Surface and Atmosphere on the Northern Tibetan Plateau-A Case Study at Flat Observation Sites. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research. 2007. 39(4): 694-698.

38.     Yong Zhang, Fahu Chen, Xiaohua Gou, Liya Jin, Qinhua Tian, Yousheng Wang, and Jianfeng Peng. The temporal and spatial distribution of seasonal dry-wet change over the Northwestern China: based on PDSI. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2007, 62(11): 1142-1152. (Corresponding author) 

2006

39.     Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Meixue Yang, Gordon Jacoby, Jianfeng Peng, Yongxiang Zhang. A comparison of tree-ring records and glacier variations over the past 700 years, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Annals of Glaciology, 2006, 43, 86-90.

40.     Jinbao Li, Xiaohua Gou, Edward R. Cook, Fahu Chen. Tree-ring Based Drought Reconstruction for the Central Tien Shan area in northwest China. Geophysical Research Letters, 2006, 33, L07715, doi:10.1029/2006GL025803. (Corresponding author)

41.     Jinbao Li, Fahu Chen, Edward R. Cook, Xiaohua Gou and Yongxiang Zhang. Drought reconstruction for north central China from tree rings: the value of the Palmer drought severity index. International Journal of Climatology, 2006, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1450.

42.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Huijun Wang, Xiaohua Gou. Climate oscillations over the past 120kyr recorded in the Guliya ice core, China. Quaternary International, 154-155 (2006) 11-18.

43.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou, Huijun Wang. Effect of Heavy Snowfall on Ground Temperature, northern Tibetan Plateau, Annals of Glaciology, 2006, 43:317-322.

44.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Huijun Wang, Xiaohua Gou. Correlation between precipitation and temperature variations in the past 300 years recorded in Guliya Ice Core, China. Annals of Glaciology, 2006, 43,137-141.

45.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou, Huijun Wang, Thomas Neumann. Wavelet analysis reveals periodic oscillations in a 1700 year ice core record from Guliya, China. Annals of Glaciology, 2006, 43, 132-136. 

46.     Xiaohua Gou, Meixue Yang, Jianfeng Peng, Yong Zhang, Tuo Chen and Zongdong Hou. Maximum temperature reconstruction for Animaqing mountains over past 830 years based on tree-ring records. Quaternary Sciences, 2006, 26(6): 991-998.

47.     Jianfeng Peng, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Jinbao Li, Puxing Liu, Qinhua Tian, YongZhang,and Yongxiang Zhang. The responses of growth ring width variations of Larix sibirica Ledb to climatic in eastern Tianshan Mountains. Acta Ecologica Sinca, 2006, 26(8): 2723-2731. (Corresponding author)

48.     Jianfeng Peng, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Puxing Liu, Yongxiang Zhang, Yong Zhang, and Qinhua Tian. The characteristics of tree-ring width of Sabina przewalskii kom for different elvvations in the Animaqing Mountains. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2006, 28(5): 713-721. (Corresponding author)   

2005 and before

49.     X. Gou, F. Chen, M. Yang, J. li, J. Peng, L. Jin. Climatic response of thick leaf spruce (Picea crassifolia) tree-ring width at different elevations over Qilian Mountains, northwestern China. Journal of Arid Environments, 2005, 61: 513-524.

50.     Yongxiang Zhang, Xiaohua Gou, Wendong Hu, Jianfeng Peng, and Puxing Liu. The drought events recored in tree ring width in Helan Mt. over past 100 years. Acta ecological Sinica, 2005, 25(8): 2121-2126. (Corresponding author)

51.     Liya Jin, Ningsheng Qin, Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, and Jing Li. Series of springmaximum temperature in Southern Qinghai Plateau and analysis of its variations during the last 450 years. Quaternary Sciences, 2005, 25(2): 193-201.

52.     Jianfeng Peng, Jinbao Li, Fahu Chen, Xiaohua Gou, and Puxing Liu. Development ofthetree-ring width chronologies in the high-elevation regions in the middle and East Tianshan Mountains. Arid Land Geography, 2005, 28(4): 490-496. (Corresponding author)

53.     Puxing Liu, Fahu Chen, Xiaohua Gou, Jianfeng Peng, and Xiaozhong Huang. Establishmentof tree-ring chronology and response analysis in past 100 years for Ejin Banner, Inner Mongolia. Journal of Desert Research, 2005, 25(5): 764-768.

54.     Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Meixue Yang, Jianfeng Peng, Weiya Qiang, and Tuo Chen. Analysis of the tree-ring width chronology of Qilian Mountains at different elevation. Acta Ecologica Snica, 2004, 24(1): 172-176.

55.     Meixue Yang, Shaoling Wang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou, Anxin Lu, Xuejun Guo. Desertification and its relationship with permafrost degradation in Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau. Cold regions science and technology, 2004, 39:47-53.

56.     Puxing Liu, Xiaohua Gou, Qibing Zhang, and Fahu Chen. Advances in dendrohydrology around the world. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2004,26(6): 720-728.

57.     Yajun Wang, Fahu Chen, and Xiaohua Gou. March to June runoff of Heihe River since 1770 reconstructed from tree-ring data. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2004, 26(2): 202-206.

58.     Qinhua Tian, Xiaohua Gou, Yanyan Tian, Yong Zhang, Jianfeng Peng, and Yongxiang Zhang. Analysis on the relationship between tree-growth and ecology environment by 13C/12C ratios of tree ring cellulose. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment, 2004,18(8): 36-42. (Corresponding author) 

59.     Meixue Yang, Tandong Yao, Xiaohua Gou, Toshio Koike, Yuanqing He. The soil moisture distribution, thawing-freezing processes and their effects on the seasonal Transition on the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibetan) Plateau. Journal of Asia Earth Sciences, 2003, 21:457-465.

60.     Xingcheng Kang, Guodong Cheng, Fahu Chen, and Xiaohua Gou. A record drought and flood series by tree-ring data in the middle section of Qilian Mountain since 904 A.D. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2003,25 (5):518-525.

61.     Xiaohua Gou, Fahu Chen, Yajun Wang and Xuemei Shao. Spring precipitation reconstructed in the East of the Qilian Mountains during the last 280 a by tree ring width. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 2001, 23(3): 292-296.