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Prof. Xingmin Meng

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Vice Director of MOE Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems

Dean of Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change

Lanzhou University

222 South Tianshui Road, Lanzhou

730000, Gansu Province,CHINA

Phone:  +86 931 891 2880

Fax:       +86 931 891 2330

Email:    xmmeng@lzu.edu.cn

 

vEDUCATION

1992-1998: The Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London PhD in Physical GeologyHis thesis is on loess and geohazards in North China.

1980-1984: Xian Geological College (now Chang-an University), B.Sc. in Geology.

 

vPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

2008-2009: Professor, Department of Geography, Lanzhou University

1992-2008: The Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

1991-1992: Visisting Scholar The Department of Geography, University of Leicester

1985-1991: The geological and natural disaster prevention research institute, Gansu academy of sciences

1984-1985: TA, The Department of Geography, Xian Geological College

 

vRESEARCH INTERESTS

Research on Environmental Geohazard, Envirnment and climate change, The Dust Storm, GIS and Remote Sensing

 

vSELECTED PUBLICATIONS

·           Rene Wackrow, R., Dijkstra, T., Meng, X.M., 2011. Mechanism of Zhouqu debris flow, Gansu, China. Geomorphometry.

·           Wasowski, J., Bovenga, f., Nitti, D.N., Nutricato, R., Dijkstra, T. and Meng, X.M., 2011. Detecting very slow ground movements using PS interferometry in the Lanzhou loess area of Gansu Province, China. Geophysical Research, Vol. 13.

·           Yang, L., Chen, F., Meng, X.M., 2010. SRTM DEM and its application advances (2010):     International Journal of Remote Sensing. SCI, 3/5.

·           Meng, X.M., Derbyshire, E. and Zhang S., 2007.  Application of GIS to slope instability assessment in loess terrain as a means of documentation, analysis and forecasting. Landslide, Incidence, Impact and Mitigati on in Developing Countries, Geological Society Publishing House .

·           Derbyshire, E. and Meng, X.M., 2005. Loess. In: Fookes, P.G., Lee, E.M. and Milligan, G. (eds.) Handbook of Engineering Geomorphology. Whittles Publishing, 688-728.

·           Kemp, R.A, Derbyshire, E & Meng, X.M. 2001. A high-resolution micromorphological record of changing landscapes and climates on the Western Loess Plateau of China during Oxygen Isotope Stage 5. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 170, 157-169.

·           Meng, X.M., Derbyshire, E, Thompson, D. and Page, N., 2000. Slope instability modelling using GIS in the thick loess terrain of North China. Nature Hazards Special Publication (No. L00.105), 104-107.

·           Meng, X.M., Dijkstra, T.A. and Derbyshire, E. (2000). Loess slope instability. In: Derbyshire, Meng and Dijkstra (eds) (2000) op cit 173-203.

·           Meng, X.M., Derbyshire, E. and Yi, D. 1999. Landslide hazards in the eastern part of Gansu Province, China.  In: Mulder, E.F.J. de (ed.) Geohazards in Cities,

·           Meng, X.M., Derbyshire, E. and Dijkstra, T.A. (2000). Landslide amelioration and mitigation.  In: Derbyshire, Meng and Dijkstra (eds) (2000) op cit 243-262.

·           Dijkstra T.A., Van Asch, T.W.J., Rappange, F.E. and Meng, X.M., 2000. Loess slope stability modelling. In: Derbyshire, Meng and Dijkstra (eds) (2000) op cit  203-219.

·           Derbyshire, E. Wang, J.T. and Meng, X. (2000) A treacherous terrain: background to natural hazards in northern China, with special reference to the history of landslides in Gansu Province.  In:  Derbyshire, Meng and Dijkstra (eds. 2000) op cit, 1-20.

·           Derbyshire, E. Meng, X.M. Billard, A., Muxart, T. and Dijkstra, T.A. (2000).The environment: Geology, Geomorphology, Climate and Land Use. In: Derbyshire, Meng and Dijkstra (eds) (2000) op cit  21-46.

·           Derbyshire, E. and Meng, X.M. (2000)  Loess as a geological material.  In: Derbyshire, Meng and Dijkstra (eds) (2000) op cit 47-90.

·           Rose, J. and Meng, X.M. 1999. River activity in small catchments over the last 140 ka, northeast Mallorca, Spain. In: Brown, A.G. and Quine, T.A. (eds.) Fluvial Processes and Environmental Change. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester. 91-102.

·           Kemp, R.A., Derbyshire, E. and Meng, X.M. 1999 Comparison of proxy records of Late Pleistocene climate change from a high-resolution loess-palaeosol sequence in north-central China.  Journal of Quaternary Science 14: 91-96.

·           Meng, X.M., Derbyshire, E. and Kemp, R.A. 1999. QSR Correspondence Reply to Comments on “Origin of the magnetic susceptibility signal in Chinese loess”. Quaternary Science Reviews, 18, 871-875.

·           Rose, J., Meng, X.M. and Watson, C. 1999. Palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental responses in the western Mediterranean over the last 140 ka: evidence from Mallorca, Spain. Journal of the Geological Society, 156: 435-448.

·           Meng, X.M. and Derbyshire, E.  1998. Landslides and their control in the Chinese Loess Plateau: models and case studies from Gansu Province, China.  In: Maund, J.D. and Eddleston, M. (eds.) Geohazards in Engineering Geology.  Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications 15: 141-153.

·           Derbyshire, E. Meng, X.M. and Kemp, R.A. 1998. Provenance, transport and characteristics of modern aeolian dust in western Gansu Province, China, and interpretation of the Quaternary loess record.  Journal of Arid Environments, 39: 497-516.

·           Derbyshire, E., Meng, X.M. and Kemp, R.A. 1998. Characteristics of some recent wind-lain dust in north-western China, and interpretation of the loess record. In: Busacca, A. (ed.) Dust Aerosols, Loess Soils and Global Change. Washington State University, Publication No. MISC0190, 15-18.

·           Meng, X.M., Derbyshire, E. and Kemp, R.A. 1997. Origin of the magnetic susceptibility signal in Chinese loess. Quaternary Science Reviews 16: 833-839.

·           Kemp, R.A., Derbyshire, E. and Meng, X.M. 1997. Micromorphological variation of the S1 pedocomplex across north-west China.  Catena 31: 77-90.

·           Derbyshire, E., Kemp, R.A. and Meng, X.M. 1997. Climate change, loess and palaeosols: proxy measures and resolution in North China.  Journal of the Geological Society 154: 793-805.

·           Derbyshire, E.  Meng, X.M. and  Dijkstra, T.A. 1997. Landslides in the Lanzhou region, Gansu Province, China, In: Sassa, K. (ed.) International Symposium on Landslide Hazard Assessment, 41-55.  Kyoto University, Japan, ISBN 4-9900618-0-2.

·           Zhang, S., Wang, N. and Meng, X., 1996. Landslide control in Tianshui City, Gansu Province, China. Journal of Gansu Sciences, 8, 55-60.

·           Derbyshire, E., Keen, D.H., Kemp, R.A., Rolph, T.A., Shaw, J. and Meng, X.M. 1995.  Loess-palaeosol sequences as recorders of palaeoclimatic variations during the Last Glacial-Interglacial cycle: some problems of correlation in north-central China.  In:  Derbyshire, E. (ed.) Wind Blown Sediments in the Quaternary Record.  Quaternary Proceedings, 4: 7-18, Quaternary Research Association, Cambridge, U.K.

·           Derbyshire, E., Kemp, R. and Meng, X.M. 1995. Variations in Loess and Palaeosol Properties as Indicators of Palaeoclimatic Gradients across the Loess Plateau of North China.  Quaternary Science Reviews 14: 691-699.

·           Derbyshire, E., Van Asch, T., Billard, A. and Meng, X.M. 1995. Modelling the erosional susceptibility of landslide catchments in thick loess: Chinese variations on a theme by Jan de Ploey. Catena 25: 315-331.

·           Kemp, R.A., Derbyshire, E., Meng, X.M., Chen, F.H. & Pan, B.T. 1995. Pedosedimentary reconstruction of a thick loess-paleosol sequence near Lanzhou in north-central China.  Quaternary Research, 43: 30-45.

·           Muxart, T., Billard, A., Andrieu, A., Derbyshire, E. and Meng, X.M. 1995. Changes in water chemistry and loess porosity with leaching: implications for collapsibility in the loess of North China.  In: Derbyshire, E., T.A. Dijkstra and I.J. Smalley (eds.) Genesis and Properties of Collapsible Soils.  NATO ASI Series C:  Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Vol. 468, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 313 - 331.

·           Derbyshire, E., Meng, X.M., Wang, J.T., Zhou, Z. and Li, B. 1995. Collapsible loess on the Loess Plateau of China.  In: Derbyshire, E., T.A. Dijkstra and I.J. Smalley (eds.) Genesis and Properties of Collapsible Soils.  NATO ASI Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Vol. 468, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 267 - 293.

·           Derbyshire, E. and Meng, X.M. 1995. The landslide hazard in North China: charactersitics and remedial measures at the Jiaoshuwan and Taishanmiao slides in Tian Shui city, Gansu province.  In: McGregor, D.F.M. and D.A. Thompson (eds.) Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 89-104.

·           Dijkstra, T.A., Rogers, C.D.F., Smalley, I.J., Derbyshire, E., Li, Y.J. and Meng, X.M. 1994.  The loess of north-central China: geotechnical properties and their relation to slope stability.  Engineering Geology, 36: 153-171.

·           Dijkstra, T.A., Derbyshire, E. and Meng, X.M., 1993. Neotectonics and mass movements in the loess of north-central  China.  Quaternary Proceedings, 3, 93-110.

·           Zhang, S, Du, Y. and Meng, X.M. 1992. Landslides and debris flows in Tianshui district. Journal of Lanzhou University (natural sciences), 28 (5), 303-307.

·           Meng, X.M., Xu, Y.H., Guo, T. and Zhang, S.W., 1991. Research of dangerous landslides in Tianshui City, Gansu Province, China. Journal of Gansu Science, 3 (2), 36-44.

·           Wang, J., Feng, X. and Meng, X.M., 1991. Analysis of loess slope instability using fuzzy methods. Journal of Mountains, 9(1), 33-40.

·           Wang J.T., Derbyshire, E., Meng, X.M., and Ma, J.H. 1991. Natural hazards and geological processes: an introduction to the history of natural hazards in Gansu Province, China.  In: Liu, T.S.(ed.), Quaternary Geology and Environment  in China, Beijing,  Science Press, 285-296.

·           Meng, X.M. and Zhang, S.W., 1990. The characteristics and mechanism of Gaolanshan landslides in Lanzhou city. Journal of Gansu Science, 2 (1), 48-53.

·           Wang, J., Meng, X.M. and Bai, X.H., 1990. Preliminary analysis of sandy soil liquefaction caused by landslides. Journal of Hazards, 2 (2), 23-36.

·           Wang, J., Meng, X.M. and Ma, J.H., 1990. Geological hazards in Gansu Province. Journal of Gansu Science, 2 (3), 1-11.

 

vMOMOGRAPHS ALBUM

[1] Derbyshire, E., Owen, L. and Meng, X.M. (2008: in progressing) Engineering Geology, Geomorphology and Geotechnics. Whittles Publishing.

[2]  Derbyshire, E., Meng, X.M. and Dijkstra, T.A. (eds) (2000) Landslides in the thick loess terrain of North-West China. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester and New York, 288pp.

 

vBOOK REVIEW

[1] Meng, X.M. 2000. Review of Information Graphics: A comprehensive Illustrated Reference (by R.L. Harris, 1999, 448pp). Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.