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Assoc. Aifeng Zhou

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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:  +86 138 9361 2602

Fax:       +86 931 891 2330

Email:     zhouaf@lzu.edu.cn



2002 – 2007  PhD   Physical geography, Lanzhou University, P. R. China     

1996-2000   B. E.  Polymer chemistry, Lanzhou University, P. R. China



2002-now, associate professor, Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change, Lanzhou University




l  High resolution Holocene climate change research by using lake sediment records in margin of Asian monsoon, China.

l  Use of stable isotope and organic geochemistry skill as indicators in climatic and environmental change research.

l  Application of Radiocarbon dating in arid lake sediment.



Graduated course: isotope geochemistry

Undergraduate course: environmental geochemistry



Member of International Paleolimnology Association (IPA)



Zhou AF, Sun HL, Chen FH, et al , High resolution climate change in mid-late Holocene on Tianchi Lake, Liupan Mountain in the Loess Plateau in central China and its significance, 2010, Chinese Science Bulletin, 55 (20):2118-2121

Zhao Y, Chen FH, Zhou AF, et al., Vegetation history, climate change and human activities over the last 6200 years on the Liupan Mountains in the southwestern Loess Plateau in central China, 2010, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 293(1):197-205

Zhang Ke, Zhao Y, Zhou AF, et al., Late Holocene vegetation dynamic and human activities reconstructed from lake records in western Loess Plateau, China, 2010, Quaternary International, 227(1):38-45

Zhang K, Zhao Y, Yu ZC, Zhou AF, et al., A 2700-year high resolution pollen record of climate change from varved Sugan Lake in the Qaidam Basin, northeastern Tibetan Plateau, 2010, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 297(2):290-298

Zhou Ai-feng, Chen Fa-hu, Wang Zong-li, Yang Mei-lin, Qiang Ming-rui, Zhang Jia-wu, temporal change of radiocarbon reservoir effect in sugan lake, northwest china during the late Holocene, radiocarbon, 2009, 51(2):529-535(SCI)

ZHOU AiFeng, CHEN FaHu, QIANG MingRui, YANG MeiLin, ZHANG JiaWu, 2007, The discovery of annually laminated sediments (varves) from shallow Sugan Lake in inland arid China and their paleoclimatic significance, Science in China Series D, 50(8): 1218-1224

Qiang Mingrui, ChenFahu, Zhou Aifeng, Xiao Shun, Zhang Jiawu and Wang Zhenting, 2007, Impacts of wind velocity on sand and dust deposition during dust storm as inferred from a series of observations in the northeastern Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau, China, Powder Technology, 175(2): 82-89

Qiang Mingrui, Chen Fahu, Zhang Jiawu, Gao Shangyu, Zhou Aifeng, 2005, Climatic changes documented by stable isotopes of sedimentary carbonate in Lake Sugan, northeastern Tibetan Plateau of China, since 2 ka BP, Chinese Science Bulletin, 50(17): 1930-1939

Qiang Mingrui, Chen Fahu, Zhang Jiawu, Zu Ruiping, Jin Ming, Zhou Aifeng, Xiao Shun, 2007, Grain size in sediments from Lake Sugan: a possible linkage to dust storm events at the northern margin of the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau, environmental geology, 51(7): 1229-1238