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Name:Jun Zhang

Title: Associate Professor 


Graduate College:Lanzhou University


Academic degree:Phd

On-the-job information:Incumbency

Unit:Institute of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology

Initiation time:2008

Office location:

Mail box:zj@lzu.edu.cn

Learning Experience

1998.09-2002.06: Bachelor, Geography, Baoji University of Arts and Sciences
2002.07-2008.06: PhD, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University

Research Direction

1. Quaternary Loess
2. Geomorphology Evolution
3. Neogene Environmental Change and Uplift of Tibetan Plateau

Work Experience

2008.07-2016.04: Lecturer, College of Earth and Environmental Science, Lanzhou University
2016.05- present: Associate Professor, Key laboratory of west China’s Environmental System (Ministry of Education), College of Earth and Environment Sciences, Lanzhou University.
2016.08-2017.08: Visiting Scholar, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Louisiana State University


1.  Global Change
2.  Advance in Quaternary Geology

Research Findings

1. Established the magnetostratigraphic age sequence and monsoonal evolution by the thickest Quaternary loess in Lanzhou, Western China.
2. Obtained the sedimentary environment change and high-resolution magnetostratigraphic sequence in North Tianshui Basin, Western China.
3. Studied the compositive characteristics of Neogene Hipparion fauna and ecological environment features from Qin' An area, Gansu Province

In-progress Projects

“Quaternary paleoclimate evolution in Western Loess Plateau revealed by the Lanzhou loess” supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China


1.Hui, Z.*, Li, J., Song, C., Chang, J., Zhang, J., Liu, J., Liu, S., Peng, T., 2017. Vegetation and climatic changes during the Middle Miocene in the Wushan Basin, northeastern Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from a high-resolution palynological record. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 147:116-127.
2.Li, J., Ma, Z., Li, X., Peng, T. *, Guo, B., Zhang, J., Song, C., Liu, J., Hui, Z., Yu, H., Ye, X., Liu, S., Wang, X., 2017. Late Miocene-Pliocene geomorphological evolution of the Xiaoshuizi peneplain in the Maxian Mountains and its tectonic significance for the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geomorphology, 295:393-405.
3.Peng, T. *, Li, J., Song, C., Guo, B., Liu, J., Zhao, Z., Zhang, J., 2016. An integrated biomarker perspective on Neogene–Quaternary climatic evolution in NE Tibetan Plateau: Implications for the Asian aridification. Quaternary International, 399:174-182.
4.Zhang, J., Li, J. *, Guo, B., Ma, Z., Li, X., Ye, X., Yu, H., Liu, J., Yang, C., Zhang, S., Song, C., Hui, Z., Peng, T., 2016. Magnetostratigraphic age and monsoonal evolution recorded by the thickest Quaternary loess deposit of the Lanzhou region, western Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary Science Reviews, 139:17-29.
5.Hou Z.*, Li, J., Song C., Meng J., Zhang, J., 2015. Late-Miocene palaeoecological evolution of the Tianshui Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from stable organic carbon isotope record. Journal of Asian Earth Science, 98:296-303.
6.Li, J., Zhou, S.*, Zhao, Z.*, Zhang, J., 2015. The Qingzang Jun Zhang movement: The major uplift of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Science China-Earth Sciences, 2015, 58(11):2113-2122.
7.Wang, S.*, Shi, Q., Hui, Z., Li, Y., Zhang, J., Peng, T., 2015. Diversity of Moschidae (Ruminantia, Artiodactyla, Mammalia) in the Middle Miocene of China. Paleontological Research, 19:143-155.
8. Liu, S., Li, J., Stockli, D.F., Song, C.*, Nie, J., Peng, T., Wang, X., He, K., Hui, Z., Zhang, J., 2015. Late Tertiary reorganizations of deformation in northeastern Tibet constrained by stratigraphy and provenance data from eastern Longzhong Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120:5804-5821.
9.Hou, Z.*, Li, J., Song, C., Zhang, J., Hui, Z., Chen, S., Xian, F., 2014. Understanding Miocene Climate Evolution in Northeastern Tibet: Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Records from the Western Tianshui Basin, China. Journal of Earth Science, 25:357-365.
10. Zhang, J., Li, J.*, Song, C., Zhao, Z., Xie, G., Wang, X., Hui, Z., Peng, T., 2013. Paleomagnetic ages of Miocene fluvio-lacustrine sediments in the Tianshui Basin, western China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 62: 341-348.
11. Peng, T., Li, J.*, Song, C., Zhao, Z., Zhang, J., Hui, Z., King, J., 2012. Biomarkers challenge early Miocene loess and inferred Asian desertification. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L06702.
12.Wang X., Li J., Song C.*, Zattin M., Zhang J., Zhao Z., Zhang Y., 2012. Late Cenozoic orogenic history of Western Qinling inferred from sedimentation of Tianshui basin, northeastern margin of Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 101:1345-1356.
13.Hui Z., Li J *, Xu Q, Song C, Zhang J, Wu F, Zhao Z., 2011. Miocene vegetation and climatic changes reconstructed from a sporopollen record of the Tianshui Basin, NE Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 308: 373-382.
14. Alonso-Zarza A.*, Zhao Z., Song C., Li J., Zhang J., Martín-Pérez A., Martín-García R., Wang X., Zhang Y., Zhang M., 2009. Mudflat/distal fan and shallow lake sedimentation (upper Vallesian–Turolian) in the Tianshui Basin, Central China: Evidence against the late Miocene eolian loess. Sedimentary Geology, 222, 42-51.
15.Wang X., Li J., Song C.*, Zhang J., Zhao Z. Gao J. Pan M., 2007. Cenozoic uplift of West Qinling, northeast margin of Tibetan Plateau-a detrital apatite fission track record from the Tianshui basin. Frontiers of Earth Science in China, 1(3): 304-308.
16. Li J., Zhang J., Song C.*, Zhao Z., Zhang Y., Wang X., Zhang J., Cui Q., 2006. Miocene Bahean stratigraphy in the Longzhong Basin, northern central China and its implications in environmental change. Science China Earth Science, 49 (12): 1270-1279.