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Name:Shengli Yang

Title: Professor  Ph.D. advisor 


Graduate College:Lanzhou University


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On-the-job information:Incumbency


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Mail box:shlyang@lzu.edu.cn

Learning Experience

2001.09-2004.06  Ph.D, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University, China

1998.09-2001.06  M.S., Physical Geography, Lanzhou University, China

1994.09-1998.06  B.S., Geography, Lanzhou University, China

Research Direction

Loess and Environmental Changes; Global Change and Response; Luminescence Dating

Work Experience

2014 - present:    College of Earth and Environment Sciences, Lanzhou University.

2009 -2014        School of Geography, Nanjing Normal University, China

2004 -2009        Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Science


1.  Global Environmental Change

2.  Natural Hazards


1.  Yang S.L., Chen, Z., Chen, H., Luo, Y., Liu, L., Liu, X., et al.,2022. Magnetic properties of the Ganzi loess and their implications for precipitation history in the eastern Tibetan Plateau since the Last Interglacial. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37, e2021PA004322. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021PA004322.

2. Liu, L., Yang, S.L.*, Liu, X., Cheng, T., Li, P., Zhou, J., Chen, Z., Luo, Y., 2022. Effects of the size of the test dose on the SAR protocol for quartz optically stimulated luminescence dating of loess in the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Geochronology, 72, 101365. DOI:10.1016/j.quageo.2022.101365.

3.  Chen, Z., Yang S.L., Luo, Y., Chen, H., Liu, L., Liu, X., Wang, S., Yang, J., Tian, W., Xia, D., 2022. HIRM variation in the Ganzi loess of the eastern Tibetan Plateau since the last interglacial period and its paleotemperature implications for the source region. Gondwana Research 101, 233-242.

4. Cheng, T., Zhang, D.J., Zhao, H., Yang, S.L., Li, B., 2022. Bleachability of pIRIR signal from single-grain K-feldspar. Quaternary Geochronology 71, 101321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2022.101321.

5.Liu L, Yang S.L., Liu X, Li P, Wang H and Zhou J (2022) Variation of luminescence sensitivity of quartz grains from loess in eastern Tibetan Plateau and its provenance significance. Front. Earth Sci. 10:939638. doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.939638.

6.  Ling, Z.Y., Yang, S.L., Xia, D.S., Wang, X., Chen, F.H., 2022. Source of the aeolian sediments in the Yarlung Tsangpo valley and its potential dust contribution to adjacent oceans. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 47, 1860-1871. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5351

7. Yang, S.L., Luo, Y., Li, Q., Liu, W., Chen, Z., Liu, L., Liu, X., 2021. Comparisons of topsoil geochemical elements from Northwest China and eastern Tibetan Plateau identify the plateau interior as Tibetan dust source. Science of The Total Environment 798, 149240.

8.  Liu, L., Yang, S.L., Cheng, T., Liu, X., Luo, Y., Liu, N., Chen, H., Chen, Z., Li, P., Liu, W., 2021. Chronology and dust mass accumulation history of the Wenchuan loess on eastern Tibetan Plateau since the last glacial. Aeolian Res. 53, 100748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2021.100748.

9. Ning, W.-X., Zan, J.-B., Yang, S.-L., Fang, X.-M., Shen, M.-M., Kang, J., et al. (2021). A combined rock magnetic and meteorological investigation of the precipitation boundary across the Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094808. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL094808

10.  Yang S.L., Liu, L., Chen, H., Tang, G., Luo, Y., Liu, N., Cheng, T., Li, D., 2021. Variability and environmental significance of organic carbon isotopes in Ganzi loess since the last interglacial on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. CATENA 196, 104866. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2020.104866.

11. Yang, S., Liu, N., Li, D., Cheng, T., Liu, W., Li, S., Chen, H., Liu, L. & Luo, Y. 2021: Quartz OSL chronology of the loess deposits in the Western Qinling Mountains, China, and their palaeoenvironmental implications since the Last Glacial period. Boreas, Vol. 00, pp. 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1111/bor.12473. 

12. Song, Y., Yang S.L., Nie, J., Zan, J., Song, C., 2021. Preface (volume I): Quaternary paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental changes in Central Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 568, 110319.

13. Wu, D., Zhang, C., Wang, T., Liu, L., Zhang, X., Yuan, Z., Yang, S., Chen, F., 2021. East-west asymmetry in the distribution of rainfall in the Chinese Loess Plateau during the Holocene. CATENA 207, 105626.

14. Yang, S.L., Li, D.X., Liu, N.N., Zan, J.B., Liu, W.M., Kang, J., Murodov, A., Fang, X.M., 2020. Quartz optically stimulated luminescence dating of loess in Tajikistan and its paleoclimatic implications for arid Central Asia since the Lateglacial. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 556, 109881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109881.

15. Ling, Z., Yang, S., Wang, X., Wang, J., Xia, D., Chen, F., 2020. Spatial-temporal differentiation of eolian sediments in the Yarlung Tsangpo catchment, Tibetan Plateau, and response to global climate change since the Last Glaciation. Geomorphology 357, 107104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107104.

16. Yang S.L., Forman, S.L., Song Y.G., Pierson J., Mazzocco J., Li, X.X., Shi Z.T., Fang X.M.,2014. Evaluating OSL-SAR protocols for dating quartz grains from the loess in Ili Basin, Central Asia. Quaternary Geochronology 20, 78-88.

17. Yang S.L., Fang X., Shi Z.T., Lehmkuhl F., Song C.H., Han,Y.X., Han W.X., 2010. Timing and provenance of loess in the Sichuan Basin, southwestern China, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 292,144-154.

18. Yang S., Fang X., Yan M.D., Shi Z.T., Song C.H., Han Y.X., 2010. Grain size profiles in the Chengdu Clay, eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau: Implications for significant drying of Asia since 500 ka B.P. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 38:57-64.