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Name:Xiaozhong Huang

Title: Professor  Ph.D. advisor  Master advisor 


Graduate College:Lanzhou University


Academic degree:PhD

On-the-job information:Incumbency


Initiation time:

Office location:Qilian Building 607

Mail box:xzhuang@lzu.edu.cn

Learning Experience

1996-2000  Lanzhou University, BSc, Physical Geography
2004-2005  University of London, Royal Holloway & University College London, MSc Quaternary Science
2000-2006  Lanzhou University, PhD, Physical Geography

Research Direction

Late Quaternary Palaeoclimate and Environment Change,  Palynology,  Human-Environment interactions

Work Experience

2007.2-2008.5  Lecturer in College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University
2008.12-2010.3  Postdoc in Archéorient of CNRS, France
2012.12     Visiting at Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway
2013.7-2014.7  Visiting Scholar at Illinois State Museum & UIUC, USA
2008.5-2018.6  Associate Professor, Lanzhou University
2018.7      Professor, Lanzhou University


1.  Teaching  <Physical Geography>, <Regional Geography>,<Global Environmental Change and Culture Evolution> for undergraduates
2.  Teaching with others <Progress of Physical Geography> for graduates

Part-time Academic Job


Research Findings

1) Ealry human impacts on ecosystem
2) Early Holocene dry climate in central Asia and warm-cold variations during middle to late Holocene
3) Holocene vegetation evolution and climate dynamics in the Altai Mountains
4) Climate change and its impact on human activities during the late Quaternary period and especially during the middle to late Holocene
5) Modern dispersal processes of pollen grains and its relationship with climate and human activities   

In-progress Projects

1)	NSFC key project: Historical Background of Anthropocene, CNY 4,480,000 2020-2024, PI
2)	NSFC key Project: Vegetation feedback to climate change in northern China. 2018-2022
3)	Abrupt climate change and vegetation evolution in arid areas: records from lake sediments. 2017.07-2022.06 


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (* corresponding author)

1.	Zhang, J., Huang X.-Z.*, Wang, J.L., Bradshaw, R.H.W., Wang, T., Xiang, L.X., Luo, D.R., Chen, F.H.* 2022. An inverse relationship between moisture and grazing intensity in an arid mountain-basin system. Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment. https://doi.org/10.1177/03091333211060000. (SCI-2).
2.	Chen, X.*, Huang, X.*, Wu, D.*, Chen, J., Zhang, J., Zhou, A., Dodson J., Atun, Z., Geraldine, J., Yu, J., Wu, Q., Chen, F., 2022. Late Holocene land use evolution and vegetation response to climate change in the watershed of Xingyun Lake, SW China. Catena. 211(3):105973. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105973. (Top journal)
3.	Zhang, N., Cao, X.*, Xu, Q., Huang, X., Herzschuh, U., Shen, Z., Peng, W., Liu, S., Wu, D., Wang, J., Xia, H., Zhang, D.*, Chen, F.. 2022. Vegetation change and human-environment interactions in the Qinghai Lake Basin, northeastern Tibetan Plateau, since the last deglaciation. Catena. 210:105892 (Top journal)
4.	Cao, X.*, Chen, J., Tian, F., Xu, Q., Herzschuh, U., Telford, R., Huang, X., Zheng, Z., Shen, C. 2022. Long-distance modern analogues bias results in pollen-based precipitation reconstructions. Science Bulletin. In press. (Top journal)
5.	Balasubramanian, M., Sridhar, S.G.D., Ayyamperumal, R.*, Karuppannan, S., Gopalakrishnan, G., Chakraborty, M., Huang, X. 2022. Isotopic signatures, hydrochemical and multivariate statistical analysis of seawater intrusion in the coastal aquifers of Chennai and Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, India. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 174: 113232. (SCI-2).
6.	Huang, X.*, Zhang, J., Ren, L., Zhang, S., Chen, F. 2021. Intensification and driving forces of pastoralism in Northern China 5.7 ka ago. Geophysical Research Letters. 48(7), GRL62146. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL092288 (Top journal)
7.	Huang, X.*, Xiang, L., Lei, G.*, Sun, M., Qiu, M., Storozum, M., Huang, C., Munkhbayar, C., Demberel, O., Zhang, J., Zhang, J., Chen, X., Chen, J., Chen, F. 2021. Sedimentary Pediastrum record of middle–late Holocene temperature change and its impacts on early human culture in the desert-oasis area of northwestern China. Quaternary Science Reviews. 265, 107054. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.107054 (Top journal). 
8.	Huang, X. *, Ren, X., Chen, X., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Shen, Z., Hu, Y., Chen, F. 2021. Anthropogenic mountain forest degradation and soil erosion recorded in the sediments of Mayinghai Lake in northern China. Catena. 207, 105597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105597 (Top journal).
9.	Zhang, J., Huang, X.*, Zhang, S., Ren, X., Xiao, Y., Wang, J., Xiang, L., Xu, Q., Birks, H.J.B. 2021. Cycles of grazing and agricultural activity during the historical period and its relationship with climatic and societal changes in northern China. Land Degradation & Development. 32(11): 3315-3325. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.4007 (Top journal, 封面文章)
10.	Peng, W., Huang, X.*, Storozum, M.J., Fan, Y., Zhang, H*. 2021. An updated chronology and paleoenvironmental background for the Paleolithic Loufangzi site, North China. Journal of Human Evolution. 152, 102948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2020.102948. (Top journal, SCI, SSCI)
11.	Xiang, L., Chen, X., Huang, C., Sun, M., Xiao, Y., Hu, Y., Huang, X.*, 2021. Divergent patterns of Holocene hydro-climatic evolution in arid central Asia and the Asian summer monsoon margin indicated by Pediastrum records. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 582, 110662. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110662. (Top journal)
12.	Xiang, L., Huang, X.*, Huang, C., Chen, X.*, Wang H., Chen J., Hu Y., Sun M., Xiao, Y. 2021. Pediastrum (Chlorophyceae) assemblages in surface lake sediments in China and western Mongolia and their environmental significance, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 289, 104396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2021.104396.
13.	Xie, H., Liang, J., Vachula, R.S., Russell, J.M., Chen, C., Guo, M., Wang, X., Huang, X.*, Chen, F. 2021. Changes in the hydrodynamic intensity of Bosten Lake and its impact on early human settlement in the northeastern Tarim Basin, Arid Central Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 576, 110499. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110499. (Top journal)
14.	Xiao, Y.1, Xiang, L.1, Huang, X.*, Mills K., Zhang, J., Chen, X., Li, Y. 2021. Moisture changes in the northern Xinjiang basin over the past 2,400 years as documented in pollen records of Jili Lake. Frontiers in Earth Science. 9, 741992. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2021.741992. (1 equal contribution)
15.	Lv, F., Chen, J.*, Zhou, A., Cao, X., Zhang, X., Wang, Z., Wu, D., Chen, X., Yan, J., Wang, H., Dong, G., Xu, Q., Huang, X., Chen, F. 2021. Vegetation history and precipitation changes in the NE Qinghai‐Tibet Plateau: a 7,900-yr pollen record from Caodalian Lake. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. 36(4), e2020PA004126. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020PA004126 (Top journal)
16.	Li, Y., Qiang, M.*, Huang, X., Zhao, Y., Leppänen, J., Weckström, J., Väliranta, M. 2021, Lateglacial and Holocene climate change in the NE Tibetan Plateau: Reconciling divergent proxies of Asian summer monsoon variability. Catena. 199, 105089. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2020.105089. (Top journal)
17.	Li, Y. *, Hu, L., Wang, H., Zhao, Y., Huang, X., Chen, G., Leppänen, J. J., Fontana, L., Ren, L., Shi, Z., Liu, B., Zhao, H.*, 2021. Meltwater-driven water-level fluctuations of Bosten Lake in arid China over the past 2,000 years. Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 2020GL090988. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL090988. (Top journal)
18.	Wang, X., Sun, J., Longstaffe, F.J., Gu, X., Du, S.*, Cui, L., Huang, X., Ding, Z. 2021. Climatic quantification and seasonality of the late MIS 3 in North China: A perspective from carbon and oxygen isotopes of fossil mammal teeth. Quaternary Science Reviews. 272(15): 107222. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.107222. (Top journal)
19.	Ayyamperumal, R.*, Karuppasamy, M.B., Gopalakrishnan, G., Huang, X. 2021. Characteristics of Atmospheric Total Gaseous Mercury Concentrations (TGM) and Meteorological Parameters Observed in Chennai Metropolis, South India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14(1424): 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-07803-y.

20.	Xuemei Chen*, Duo Wu, Xiaozhong Huang*, Feiya Lv, Mark Brenner, Fahu Chen. 2020. Response of vegetation in subtropical southwest China to rapid climate change during the Younger Dryas. Earth-Science Reviews, 201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103080
21.	Li, F., Gaillard, M.-J., Cao, X., Herzschuh, U., Sugita, S., Tarasov, P.E., Wagner, M., Xu, Q., Ni, J., Wang, W., Zhao, Y., An, C., Beusen, A.H.W., Chen, F., Feng, Z., Goldewijk, C.G.M.K., Huang, X., Li, Y., Li, Y., Liu, H., Sun, A., Yao, Y., Zheng, Z., Jia, X., 2020. Towards quantification of Holocene anthropogenic land-cover change in temperate China: A review in the light of pollen-based REVEALS reconstructions of regional plant cover. Earth-Science Reviews. Doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103119
22.	Huang Xiaozhong*, Mingjie Sun, Lixiong Xiang, Enyuan Zhang, Jun Zhang, Eric Grimm. 2020. The effect of diatoms on the grain size of lake sediments: a case study on the sediments of Lake Kanas. Journal of Paleolimonology, 63, 101-111. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-019-00104-1
23.	Huang Xiaozhong*, Zhang Jun*, Michael Storozum, et al., 2020. Long-term herbivore population dynamics in the northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and its implications for early human impacts. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 275. 104171
24.	Peng W., Huang X.Z.*, Zhang D.J., Storozum M.J., Chen F.H., 2019. In-site pollen record from Dadiwan archaeological site and human-environment relationship during Marine Isotope Stage 3. Quaternary Research. 91, 289-300. doi:10.1017/qua.2018.72
25.	Fontana L., Sun M, Huang Xiaozhong *, Xiang L., 2019. Diatoms from Bosten Lake recorded human disturbance on aquatic ecology amplified by climate change in northwestern China over the past 2000 years. The Holocene. 2019, 29(12): 1871–1884 DOI: 10.1177/0959683619865586
26.	Huang XZ*, Xiang LX, Zhang EY, Sun MJ. 2019. Mid-Holocene cold event at ca. 7ka and its impact on vegetation ecology in Northern China. Quaternary Sciences. 39(3): 687-700. Doi: 10.11928/j.issn.1001.7410.2019.03. (in Chinese with English abstract)
27.	Chen, F., Chen, J., Huang, W., Chen, S., Huang, X., Jin, L., Jia, J., Zhang, X., An C., Zhang, J., Zhao, Y., Yu Z., Zhang, R., Liu, J., Zhou, A., Feng, S., 2019. Westerlies Asia and monsoonal Asia: Spatiotemporal differences in climate change and possible mechanisms on decadal to sub-orbital timescales. Earth-Science Reviews. 192, 337-354.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.03.005.
28.	Huang X.Z.*, Peng W., Rudaya N., Grimm E.C., Chen X.M., Cao X.Y., Zhang J., Pan X.D., Liu S.S., Chen C.Z., Chen F.H. 2018. Holocene vegetation and climate dynamics in the Altai Mountains and surrounding areas. Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 6628–6636. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL078028
29.	Zhang J., Huang X.Z.*, Wang Z.L., Yan T.L., Zhang E.Y. 2018. A late-Holocene pollen record from the western Qilian Mountains and its implications for climate change and human activity along the Silk Road, Northwestern China. The Holocene. 28(7), 1141–1150. DOI: 10.1177/0959683618761548. 
30.	Lin X.R., Rioual P.*, Peng W., Yang H.D., Huang XZ*. 2018. Impact of recent climate change on Lake Kanas, Altai Mountains (NW China) inferred from diatom and geochemical evidence. Journal of Paleolimnology. 59(4), 461-477. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-018-0019-y. 
31.	Huang X.Z.*, Chen X.M., Du X., 2018. Modern pollen assemblages from human-influenced vegetation in northwestern China and their relationship with vegetation and climate. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 27(6): 767–780. DOI: 10.1007/s00334-018-0672-0. 
32.	Zhang J.N., Xia Z.K.*, Zhang X., Storozum M.J., Huang X.Z.*, Han JY, Xu H, Zhao HT, Cui YF, Dodson J, Dong GH. 2018. Early-Middle Holocene ecological change and its influence on human subsistence strategies in north-central China: a case study in the Luoyang Basin. Quaternary Research. 89(2), 446-458. doi:10.1017/qua.2017.104. 
33.	Wang YH, Huang XZ*, Peng W. 2017. Temperature variations over the past 600 years documented by d13C record from terrestrial plant remains from Kanas Lake, Altai Mountains, Northwestern China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 62(24): 2829-2839. 
34.	Huang X.Z.*, Liu SS, Dong GH, Qing MR, Zhao Y, Chen FH. 2017. Early human impacts on vegetation on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau during the middle to late Holocene. Progress in Physical Geography. 286-301. DOI: 10.1177/0309133317703035.
35.	Chen X.M., Huang X.Z.*, Wu D., Zhang X., Dodson J., Zhou A., Chen F.H. 2017. Modern pollen assemblages in topsoil and surface sediments of the Xingyun lake catchment, central Yunnan Plateau, China, and their implications for interpretation of the fossil pollen record. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 241, 1-12.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.01.003 
36.	Chen J., Lv F., Huang X., Birks H.J.B., Telford R.J., Zhang S., Xu Q., Zhao Y., Wang H., Zhou A., Huang W., Liu J., Wei G., 2017. A novel procedure for pollen-based quantitative paleoclimate reconstructions and its application in China. Science China Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11430-017-9095-1.
37.	Fan Y.X., Wang Y.D., Mou X.S., Zhao H., Zhang F., Zhang F., Liu W.H., Hui Z., Huang X.Z., Ma J. 2017. Environmental status of Jilantai Basin, North China, on the northwestern margin of the modern Asian summer monsoon domain during MIS3. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 147, 178-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.07.012
38.	Li G.Q., Duan Y., Huang X.Z., Buylaert J.P., Peng W., Madsen D.B., Rao Z.G., Chen J.H., Chen F.H., 2017. Chronology of a deep core from Bosten Lake (NW China) in the arid central Asia using K-feldspar pIRIR luminescence signals. Boreas, 10.1111/bor.12209.
39.	Chen F., Wu D., Chen J., Zhou A., Yu, J., Shen J., Wang S., Huang X.Z., 2016. Holocene moisture and East Asian summer monsoon evolution in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau recorded by Lake Qinghai and its environs: A review of conflicting proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews 154: 111-129.
40.	Li Y., Qiang M., Zhang J., Huang X., Zhou A., Chen J., Wang G., Zhao Y., 2016. Hydroclimatic changes over the past 900 years documented by the sediments of Tiewaike Lake, Altai Mountains, Northwestern China. Quaternary International.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.07.053
41.	Zhang J., Ma X., Qiang M., Huang X.Z, Li S., Guo X., Henderson A.C.G., Holmes J.A., Chen F. 2016. Developing inorganic carbon-based radiocarbon chronologies for Holocene lake sediments in arid NW China. Quaternary Science Reviews. 144: 66-82. 
42.	Chen X.M., Huang X.Z.*, Tang L.Y., Chen F.H., 2016. A preliminary investigation of relationship between modern Pediastrum and the level of Xingyun Lake, central Yunnan, and its implications for the interpretation of the fossil record. Chinese Science Bulletin. 61(21): 2395-2408. (in Chinese with English abstract)
43.	Liu S.S., Huang X.Z.*, Qiang M.R., Lin X.R., Bai Z.J., Peng W. 2016. Vegetation and climate change during the mid-late Holocene reflected by the pollen records from Genggahai Lake. Quaternary Sciences, 36(2): 247-256. (in Chinese with English abstract)
44.	Peng W., Lin X.R., Huang X.Z.*, Liu S.S., Jia W.N., 2016. The temporal change characteristics and accumulated feature of River Pollen in the Lanzhou Yellow River. Journal of Palaeogeography, 18(4):691-698. (in Chinese with English abstract)
45.	Jia W.N., Huang X.Z.*, Fan Y.X., Peng W., Liu S.S., Chen F.H., 2015. Lake status and palaeoclimate in Jilantai Salt Lake area during the last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Desert Research. 35(3): 602-609. (in Chinese with English abstract)
46.	Huang X.Z., * Chen C.Z., Jia W.N., An C.B., Zhou A.F., Zhang J.W., Jin M., Xia D.S., Chen F.H., Grimm E.C. 2015, Vegetation and climate history reconstructed from an alpine lake in central Tienshan Mountains since 8.5 ka BP. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 432, 36-48. 
47.	Chen F.H., Xu Q.H., Chen J.H., Birks H.J.B., Liu J.B., Zhang S.R., Jin L.Y., An C.B., Telford R.J., Cao X.Y., Wang Z.L., Zhang X.J., Selvaraj K., Lu H.Y., Li Y.C., Zheng Z., Wang H.P., Zhou A.F., Dong G.H., Zhang J.W., Huang X.Z., Bloemendal J., Rao Z.G. 2015. East Asian summer monsoon precipitation variability since the last deglaciation. Scientific Reports. doi:  10.1038/srep11186.
48.	Chen F., Chen X., Chen J. Zhou A., Wu D., Tang L., Zhang X., Huang X., Yu J. 2014. Holocene vegetation history, precipitation changes and Indian Summer Monsoon evolution documented from sediments of Xingyun Lake, south-west China. Journal of Quaternary Science, 29(7): 661-674. 
49.	Chen X., Chen F.,* Zhou A., Huang X., Tang L., Wu D., Zhang X., Yu J. 2014. Vegetation history, climatic changes and Indian summer monsoon evolution during the Last Glaciation (36400-13400 cal yr BP) documented by Xingyun Lake, Yunnan, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 410: 179-189.
50.	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. 
51.	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.
52.	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)
53.	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.
54.	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.
55.	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) 
56.	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.
57.	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). 
58.	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): 602-609 (in Chinese with English abstract).