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Assoc. Xiaozhong Huang

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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:  +86 139 1919 4001

Fax:       +86 931 891 2330

Email:     xzhuang@lzu.edu.cn



2000-2006 Lanzhou University, PhD, Physical Geography

2004-2005 University of London, Royal Holloway & University Clollege London, MSc Quaternary Science

1996-2000 Lanzhou University BSc, Physical Geography



2010-   Research School of Arid Environment & Climate Change, Lanzhou University

2009       Postdoc in Archéorient of CNRS, France

2006-2008 College of Earth Sciences, Lanzhou University



  Late Quaternary Palaeoclimate and Environment Change, Palynology



Teach <Physical Geography> for undergraduates

<Palynology> for graduates, Co-teacher



1)     Huang X.Z., Zhao Y., Cheng B., Chen F.H., Xu J.R., 2004. Modern pollen analysis of the surface sediments from Bosten Lake, Xinjiang, China. Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, 26(5): 602609 (in Chinese with English abstract).

2)     Chen F.H., Huang X.Z.,Yang M.L., et al. 2006. Westerly dominated Holocene climate model in arid Central Asia--Case study on Bosten Lake, Xinjiang, China. Quaternary Sciences, 26(6):881-887 (in Chinese with English abstract).

3)     Huang X.Z., Chen F.H., Xiao S., Lv Y.B., Zhou A.F., Chen J.H., 2008. Primary study on the environmental significance of grain-size changes of the Bosten Lake sediments. Journal of Lake Sciences, 20(3): 291-297. (in Chinese with English abstract)

4)     Chen F.H., Huang X. Z., Zhang J.W., Holmes J.A., Chen J.H., 2006. Humid Little Ice Age in arid central Asia documented by Bosten Lake, Xinjiang, China. Science in China (Ser D), 49(12): 1280-1290.

5)     Chen F.H., Yu Z.C., Yang M.L., Ito E., Wang S.M., Madsen D., Huang X.Z., Zhao Y., Sato T., Birks H.J.B., Boomer I., Chen J.H., An C.B., Wünnemann B., 2008. Holocene moisture evolution in arid central Asia and its out-of-phase relationship with Asian monsoon history. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27(3-4): 351-364.

6)     Huang X.Z., Chen F.H., Fan Y.X., Yang M.L. 2009. Dry late-glacial and early Holocene climate in arid central Asia indicated by lithological and palynological evidence from Bosten Lake, China. Quaternary International, 194(1-2): 19-27.

7)     Ma Y.L., Xu Q.H., Huang X.Z.*, et al., 2009. Pollen assemblage characters of human disturbed vegetation in arid area in northwestern China. Journal of Palaeogeography, 11(5): 542-550. (* Corresponding Author ) (in Chinese with English abstract)

8)     Zhao Y., Xu Q.H., Huang X.Z., Guo X.L., Tao S.C., 2009. Differences of modern pollen assemblages from lake sediments and surface soils in arid and semi-arid China and their significance for pollen-based quantitative climate reconstruction. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 156: 519–524.

9)     Huang X.Z., Zhou G., Ma Y.L., Xu Q.H., Chen F.H., 2010. Pollen distribution in large freshwater lake of arid region: a case study on the surface sediments from Bosten Lake, Xinjiang, China. Frontiers of Earth Science in China, 4: 174-180.