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Name:Guoqiang Li

Title: Professor  Ph.D. advisor 


Graduate College:Lanzhou University


Academic degree:Doctor

On-the-job information:Incumbency

Unit:Department of Geography

Initiation time:2012

Office location:Qilian Building 609A

Mail box:gqli@lzu.edu.cn

Learning Experience

Sep 2003 – Jun 2007:  Lanzhou University
Bachelor's degree, Geochemistry, Lanzhou, China
Oct 2010 – Apr 2013: Joint PHD degree project, University of Georgia, Department of Geography, Athens, United States
Sep 2007 – Jun 2012: Lanzhou University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Physical Geography, Lanzhou, China

Research Direction

(1) The luminescence chronology of loess and lacustrine deposits in arid central Asia. 
(2) The dynamics of loess depositional process and its revealed orbital paleoclimatic changes in arid central Asia and their relationship to monsoonal East Asia.
(3) The paleohydrological changes of lakes at transaction of Westerlies and East Asian summer monsoon.
(4) Spatial-temporal variation of precipitation of Westerlies and East Asian summer monsoon at transaction of arid central Asia to humid East Asia.
(5) The mechanism of orbital climate changes in arid central Asia.

Work Experience

Augest 2018 – Present: Professor Lanzhou University, Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems, Lanzhou, Gansu Sheng, China
May 2014 – July 2018: Associate Professor Lanzhou University, Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems, Lanzhou, Gansu Sheng, China
May 2014 – May 2014: Visiting Scholar, Technical University of Denmark, Center for Nuclear Technologies Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 2013 – Jun 2013: Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jul 2012 – Apr 2014: Lecturer, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China


1.  Undergraduate Courses: Physical Geography, Desert Science, Global climate Change and Human Civilization, Deserts and Civilization
2.  Postgraduate Courses: Luminescence dating, Global climate Change, Methodology of Physical Geography Research.

Research Findings

The candidate is mainly focused on luminescence dating and paleoclimatic changes. Based on systematically studies of quartz and K-feldspar luminescence dating of eolian and lacustrine records in arid central Asia (ACA), high resolution age-depth modelling of the late Quaternary sediment of ACA was established, which shows that depositional hiatuses of >50 ka are appeared in ACA loess sequences. The pattern and mechanism of climatic changes in ACA on glacial-interglacial cycles and inside interglacial, and their relationship to that in East Asia are clarified. The boundary of EASM-precipitation and Westerlies-precipitation dominances at NW China are explored. These studies provide valuable perspective for understanding the mechanisms of climate change in drylands at NW China and interaction of East Asia summer monsoon and Westerlies at different timescales. The candidate published a total of 54 research paper that include 41 SCI papers (21 SCI papers in high level Journals including Earth and Planetary Science Letters and Quaternary Science Reviews as the first or/and first corresponding author), which have been cited more than 1000 times by scientific journal. 

Achievement Of Honor

Cuiying Scholar of Lanzhou university


1.	Yang, He, Li, Guoqiang*, Gou, Siyi, Qian, Jikun, Deng, Yanqing, Zhang, Yunian, Jonell, N. Tara, Wang, Zhong, Jin, Ming, 2021. The close-space luminescence dated loess record from SW Junggar Basin indicates persistent aridity during the last glacial-interglacial cycle in lowlands of Central Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 110664. (地学二区, Top, IF= 3.998)
2.	Wang, Zhong, Li, Guoqiang*, Wang, Xiaoyan, Gou, Siyi, Deng, Yanqing, Tao, Shuxian, Zhang, Yunian, Yang, He, Zhao, Wenwei, Jin, Ming, 2021. The elements and color of lacustrine record revealed lake environmental changes in semiarid northern China: a case study from Chagan Nur Lake of southern Mongolian Plateau. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, 713972. (地学三区, IF=3.498) 
3.	Yang, H., Li, G.Q.*, Jin, M., Zhang, H.X., Wang, X.Y., Oldknow C., Wang, Z., Huang, X., 2021. The bleaching of different K-feldspar pIRIR signals of source materials of lacustrine sediment - a case study from Bosten Lake basin in arid central Asia. Geochronometria, doi: 10.2478/geochr-2020-0013 (地学四区, IF=1.137)
4.	Chen Chunzhu#, Tao Shuxian#, Zhao Wenwei*, Jin Ming, Wang Zhong, Li Huan, Ren Haiyun, Li Guoqiang*, 2020. Holocene lake level, vegetation, and climate at the East Asian summer monsoon margin: A record from the Lake Wulanhushao basin, southern Inner Mongolia, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 561: 110051. (地学二区, Top, IF=2.752)
5.	Zhang Haobo, Nie, Junsheng*, Liu, Xiangjun, Pullen, Alex, Li, Guoqiang Wenbin Peng, Hanzhi Zhang; Spatially variable provenance of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Geology 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/G48867.1
6.	Dong, G.H.*,#, Li, T#., Zhang, S.J., Ren, L.L., Li, R., Li, Guoqiang, Xiao, Y.M., Wang, Z.X., Chen, F.H., 2021. Precipitation in surrounding mountains instead of lowlands facilitated the prosperity of ancient civilizations in the eastern Qaidam Basin of the Tibetan Plateau. Catena. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105318
7.	Qiang M.R.*, Stevens T., Li, Guoqiang, Hu L., Wang X.W., Lang W.Z., Chen J., 2021. Late Quaternary dust, loess and desert dynamics in upwind areas of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Frontiers in Earth Science 9, 661874, doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.661874
8.	Dong, G.H., Wang, L.B.*, Zhang D.D., Liu, F., Cui, Y., Li, Guoqiang, Shi, Z.L., Chen, F.H.,2021, Climate-driven desertification and its implications for the ancient Silk Road trade, Climate of the Past, 17, 1395–1407.
9.	Li, Guoqiang*, Zhang, Haixia, Liu, Xiangjun, Yang He, Zhang, Xiaojian, Jonell, Tara, Zhang, Yunian, Huang, Xin, Wang, Zhong, Wang, Yixuan, Wang, Xiaoyan, Yu, Lupeng, 2020. Paleoclimatic changes and modulation of East Asian summer monsoon by high-latitude forcing over the last 130,000 years as revealed by independently dated loess-paleosol sequences on the NE Tibetan Plateau, Quaternary Science reviews, 237, 106283. (地学一区, Top, IF=4.591)
10.	Li, Guoqiang*, Yang, He, Stevens, Thomas, Zhang, Xiaojian, Zhang, Haixia, Wei, Haitao, Zheng, Weipeng, Li, Lijuan, Liu, Xiangjun, Chen, Jianhui, Xia, Dunsheng, Oldknow, Chris, Ye, Wei, Chen, Fahu, 2020, Differential ice volume and orbital modulation of Quaternary moisture patterns between Central and East Asia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 530, 115901. (地学一区, Top, Nature Index, IF=4.72)
11.	Li, Guoqiang*, Wang, Zhong, Zhao, Wenwei, Jin, Ming*, Wang, Xiaoyan, Tao, Shuxian, Chen, Chunzhu, Cao, Xianyong, Zhang, Yunian, Yang, He, Madsen, David, 2020. Quantitative precipitation reconstructions from Chagan Nur revealed lag response of East Asian summer monsoon precipitation to summer insolation during the Holocene in arid northern China. Quaternary Science reviews, 239: 106365. (地学一区, Top, IF=4.591)
12.	Yang, He, Li, Guoqiang*, Huang, Xin, Wang, Xiaoyan, Zhang, Yunian, Tara N. Jonell., Jin, Min, Chen, Chunzhu, Zhao, Wenwei, Zhang, Haixia, Wang, Zhong, Deng, Yanqing, 2020. Loess depositional dynamics and paleoclimatic changes in the Yili Basin, Central Asia, over the past 250 ka. Catena, 195, 104881. (农林科学一区, Top, IF= 5.381)
13.	Jonell N. Tara, Aitchison, C. Jonathan, Li, Guoqiang, Shulmeister, James, Zhou, Renjie, Zhang, Haixia, 2020. Revisiting growth and decline of late Quaternary mega-lakes across the south-central Tibetan Plateau, Quaternary Science Reviews, 248: 106475. (地学一区, Top, IF=4.572)
14.	Wu, Duo, Zhou, Aifeng, Zhang, Jiawu, Chen, Jianhui, Li, Guoqiang, Wang, Qiang, Chen, Lin, Madsen, David, Abbott, Mark, Cheng, Bo, Chen, Fahu, 2020. Temperature-induced dry climate in basins in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau during the early to middle Holocene, Quaternary Science Reviews, 237, 106311. (地学一区, Top, IF=4.591)
15.	Duan, Futao, An, Chengbang, Wang, Wei, Herzschuh, Ulrike, Zhang, Man, Zhang, Haixia, Liu, Yi, Zhao, Yongtao, Li, Guoqiang, 2020. Dating of a late Quaternary loess section from the northern slope of the Tianshan Mountains (Xinjiang, China) and its paleoenvironmental significance, Quaternary International, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.02.034. (地学三区, IF=2.109)
16.	Wei, Haitao, Wang, Leibin, Azarmdel, Hassan, Khormali, Farhad, Frechen, Manfred, Li, Guoqiang, Chen, Fahu, 2020. Quartz OSL dating of loess deposits since the late glacial in the Southeast of Caspian Sea, Quaternary International. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2020.04.042. (地学三区, IF=2.109)
17.	李国强*,陶淑娴,佘琳琳,金明,魏海涛,李芳亮,黄新,王中,杨和,王晓艳,杨丽萍,陈发虎,2019. 阿拉善高原古湖岸堤释光测年与晚第四纪湖面变化研究进展. 第四纪研究,39(4): 803-811 
18.	段阜涛,安成邦,赵永涛,张晓楠,周爱锋,黄小忠,李国强,夏敦胜,陈发虎,2019. 新疆湖泊岩芯记录的末次间冰期以来气候变化初步研究, 38: 1156-1165.
19.	杨丽萍, 刘飞, 李雁飞, 刘晶, 李国强, 金明. 2019, 基于AIEM模型的干旱区裸露地表后向散射特性模拟. 兰州大学学报(自然科学版), 55(02): 176-182.
20.	Li, Guoqiang*, Chen, Fahu, Xia, Dunsheng, Yang, He, Zhang, Xiaojian, Madsen, David, Oldknow, Chris, Wei, Haitao, Rao, Zhiguo, Qiang, Mingrui, 2018. A Tianshan Mountains loess-paleosol sequence indicates anti-phase climatic variations in arid central Asia and in East Asia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 494: 153–163. (地学一区, Top, Nature Index, IF=4.72)
21.	Li, Guoqiang*, She, Linlin, Jin, Ming, Yang, He, Madsen, David, Chun, Xi, Liping Yang, Liping, Wei, Haitao, Tao, Shuxian, Chen, Fahu, 2018. The spatial extent of the East Asian summer monsoon in arid NW China during the Holocene and Last Interglaciation. Global and Planetary Change, 169: 48-65. (地学二区, IF=3.982)
22.	Li, Guoqiang*, Madsen, David, Jin, Ming, Stevens, Thomas, Tao, Shuxian, She, Linlin, Yang, Liping, Li, Fangliang., Wei, Haitao, Duan, Yanwu, Chen, Fahu, 2018. Orbital scale lake evolution in the Ejina Basin, central Gobi Desert, China revealed by K-feldspar luminescence dating of paleolake shoreline features, Quaternary International, 482: 109-121. (地学三区, IF=2.109)
23.	Xie, Haichao *, Zhang, Huiwen, Ma, Jianying, Li, Guoqiang, Wang, Qiang, Rao, Zhiguo, Huang, Wei, Huang, Xiaozhong, Chen, Fahu, 2018. Trend of increasing Holocene summer precipitation in arid central Asia: evidence from an organic carbon isotopic record from the LJW10 loess section in Xinjiang, NW China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 509: 24-32. (地学二区, IF=2.752)
24.	刘向军,赖忠平,David Madsen,李国强, 于禄鹏, 黄昶, 陈发虎, 2018. 晚第四纪青海湖高湖面研究. 第四纪研究, 38: 1166-1178.
25.	王蕾彬,魏海涛,贾佳,李国强,陈发虎,2018. 亚洲中部干旱区黄土释光测年研究进展及其问题. 地球科学进展, 33: 93-102.
26.	段炎武, 孙青, 谢曼曼, 侯居峙, 梁洁, 李国强, 陈发虎. 新疆天山黄土GDGTs重建的全新世温度逐步升高及其可能意义. 干旱区地理, 2018, 41(03): 528-535.
27.	Li, Guoqiang*, Li, Fangliang, Jin, Ming, She, Linlin, Duan, Yanwu, Madsen, David, Wang, Leibin, Chen, Fahu, 2017. Late Quaternary lake evolution in the Gaxun Nur basin, central Gobi Desert, China, based on quartz OSL and K-feldspar pIRIR dating of paleoshorelines. Journal of Quaternary Science, 32: 347-361. (地学二区, IF=2.857).
28.	Ren, Lele, Dong, Guanghui, Li, Haiming, Rhode, Dave, Flad, Rowan K., Li, Guoqiang, Yang Yin, Wang Zhongxin, Cai Linhai, Ren Xiaoyan, Zhang Dongju, Chen Fahu, 2017. Dating human settlement in the east-central Tibetan plateau during the late Holocene, Radiocarbon, 1–14. (地学二区, IF=2.691)
29.	Wang, Leibin, Jia jia, Li, Guoqiang, Li, Zaijun, Wang, Xin, Chen, Fahu, 2017. Fine-grained quartz OSL dating chronology of loess sequence from southern 1 Tajikistan: Implications for climate change in arid central Asia during MIS 2. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences: 1–14. (地学二区, IF=2.584)
30.	Li, Guoqiang*, Rao, Zhiguo, Duan, Yanwu, Xia, Dunsheng, Wang, Leibin., Madsen, David, Jia, Jia, Wei, Haitao, Qiang, Mingrui, Chen, Jianhui, Chen, Fahu, 2016. Paleoenvironmental changes recorded in a luminescence dated loess/paleosol sequence from the Tianshan Mountains, arid central Asia, since the Penultimate Glaciation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 448: 1–12. (地学一区, Top, Nature Index, IF=4.72)
31.	Li, Guoqiang*, Duan, Yanwu, Huang, Xiaozhong, Buylaert, Jan-Pieter, Peng, Wei, Madsen, David, Rao, Zhiguo, She, Linlin, Xie, Haichao, Chen, Jianhui. & Chen, Fahu, 2016. The luminescence dating chronology of a deep core from Bosten Lake (NW China) in arid central Asia reveals lake evolution over the last 220 ka. Boreas, 46: 264-281. (地学三区, IF=2.499).
32.	Chen, Fahu*, Jia Jia, Chen Jianhui, Li, Guoqiang, Zhang Xiaojian, Xie Haichao, Xia, Dunsheng, Huang, Wei, An, Chengbang, 2016. A persistent Holocene wetting trend in arid central Asia, with wettest conditions in the late Holocene, revealed by multi-proxy analyses of loess-paleosol sequences in Xinjiang, China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 146: 134-146. (地学一区, Top, IF=4.572)
33.	Li, Guoqiang*, Jin, M., Chen, X.M., Wen, L.J., Zhang, J.W., Madsen, D., Zhao, H., Wang, X., Fan, T.L., Duan, Y.W., Liu, X.K., Wu, D., Li, F.L., Chen, F.H., 2015. Environmental changes in the Ulan Buh Desert, southern Inner Mongolia, China since the middle Pleistocene based on sedimentology, chronology and proxy indexes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 128: 69-80. (地学一区, Top, IF=4.572)
34.	Li, Guoqiang*, Wen, Lijuan, Xia, Dunsheng, Duan, Yanwu, Rao, Zhiguo, David B. Madsen, Wei, Haitao, Li, Fangliang, Jia, Jia, Chen, Fahu, 2015. Quartz OSL and K-feldspar pIRIR dating of a loess/paleosol sequence from arid central Asia, Tianshan Mountains, NW China. Quaternary Geochronology, 28: 40-53. (地学二区, IF=3.059). 
35.	Li, Guoqiang*, Jin, Ming, Duan, Yanwu, Madsen, David, Li, Fangliang, Yang, Liping, Wei, Haitao and Chen, Fahu, 2015. Quartz and K-feldspar luminescence dating of a Marine Isotope Stage 5 megalake in the Juyanze Basin, central Gobi Desert, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 440: 96-109. (地学二区, IF=2.525)
36.	Jin, Ming*, Li, Guoqiang*, Li, Fangliang, Duan, Yanwu, Wen, Lijuan, Wei, Haitao, Yang, Liping, Fan, Yuxin, Chen, Fahu, 2015. Holocene shorelines and lake evolution in Juyanze Basin, southern Mongolian Plateau, revealed by luminescence dating. Holocene, 25: 1898-1911. (地学二区, IF=3.098)
37.	Zhao Hui*, Li Sheng-Hua, Li Bo, Li, Guoqiang, 2015. Holocene climate changes in westerly-dominated areas of central Asia: Evidence from optical dating of two loess sections in Tianshan Mountain, China, Quaternary Geochronology, 30: 188-193. (地学二区, IF=3.059)
38.	李芳亮, 魏海涛, 范育新, 金明, 温丽娟, 范天来, 李国强, 谢海超, 陈发虎, 2015. JYZ11A钻孔记录的居延泽演化历史. 第四纪研究, 35: 180-191.
39.	Li, Guoqiang*, Jin, Ming, Wen, Lijuan, Zhao, Hui, Madsen, David, Liu, Xiaokang, Wu, Duo, Chen, Fahu, 2014. Quartz and K-feldspar optical dating chronology of eolian sand and lacustrine sequence from the southern Ulan Buh Desert, NW China: Implications for reconstructing late Pleistocene environmental evolution. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 393: 111-121. (地学二区, IF=2.630)
40.	Li, Guoqiang, Dong, Guanghui*, Wen, Lijuan, Chen, Fahu, 2014. Overbank flooding and human occupation of the Shalongka site in the Upper Yellow River Valley, northeast Tibet Plateau in relation to climate change since the last deglaciation. Quaternary Research, 82: 354-365. (地学三区, IF=2.544)
41.	Chen, Fahu*, Li, Guoqiang, Zhao, Hui, Jin, Ming, Chen, Xuemei, Fan, Yuxin, Liu, Xiaokang, Wu, Duo, Madsen, David, 2014. Landscape evolution of the Ulan Buh Desert in northern China during the late Quaternary. Quaternary Research, 81: 476-487. (地学三区, IF=2.544)
42.	Zhao, Hui*, Sheng, Yongwei, Zhang, Jiawu, Zhao, Yan, Li, Guoqiang, 2014. Oasis evolution processes and mechanisms in the lower reaches of Heihe River, Inner Mongolia, China since 1 ka ago. The Holocene, 25: 445-453. (地学二区, IF=3.098)
43.	Ren, Lele, Wang, Yiru, Li, Guoqiang, Li, Qilu, Ma, Zhanting, Dong, Guanghui*, 2014. Discovery of a tiger (Panthera tigris (L.)) skeleton from the Little Ice Age buried on the shore of Qinghai Lake, northeast Tibet Plateau. Quaternary International, 355: 145-152. (地学三区, IF=2.109)
44.	陈雪梅,李国强,黄小忠,赵晖, 2013. 乌兰布和沙漠钻孔WL10ZK-1孢粉记录的末次冰期以来的植被变化. 海洋地质与第四纪地质, 33: 169-174.
45.	杨颖, 董广辉, 赵艳, 李国强, 任乐乐, 方克艳, 吴娴, 2013. Spatiotemporal variability of temperature and precipitation during 1960—2008 inferred from instrumental records in Qinghai province, northeastern Tibetan plateau. 海洋地质与第四纪地质, 33(04): 45-54.
46.	Zhao, Hui, Li, Guoqiang, Sheng, Yongwei, Jin, Ming, Chen, Fahu*, 2012. Early–middle Holocene lake-desert evolution in northern Ulan Buh Desert, China, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 331–332: 31-38. (地学二区, IF=2.752)
47.	Ma, Minmin, Dong Guanghui*, Chen, Fahu, Meng, Xingmin, Wang, Zongli, Elston, Robert, Li, Guoqiang, 2012. Process of paleofloods in Guanting basin, Qinghai Province, China and possible relation to monsoon strength during the mid-Holocene. Quaternary International 321: 88-96. (地学三区, IF=2.109)
48.	Li, Guoqiang, Zhao, Hui*, Chen, Fahu, 2011. Comparison of three k-feldspar luminescence dating methods for Holocene samples. Geochronometria, 38: 14-22. (地学四区, IF=1.206)
49.	Alfonsina Tripaldi, Marcelo A. Zárate, George A. Brook, Li, Guoqiang, 2011. Late Quaternary paleoenvironments and paleoclimatic conditions in the distal Andean piedmont, southern Mendoza, Argentina. Quaternary Research, 76: 253-263. (地学三区, IF=2.544)
50.	Wen, Xing, Zhao, Hui, Li, Guoqiang, 2011. Drought/Flood Change in the Guanzhong Region between the 8th and the 13th Century. Environment and Transportation Engineering. 10.1109/RSETE.2011.5964476. (EI)
51.	Fan, Yu-Xin, Chen, Fa-Hu, Wei, Guo-Xiao, Madsen, David, Oviatt, Charles, Zhao, Hui, Chun, Xi, g Yang, Li-Pin, Fan, Tian-Lai, Li, Guoqiang, 2009. Potential water sources for Late Quaternary Megalake Jilantai-Hetao, China, inferred from mollusk shell 87Sr/86Sr ratios. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43: 577-587. (SCI-3)
52.	李国强,赵晖,文星,彭海梅,陈发虎,2010. 钾长石矿物在全新世样品光释光测年中的应用与校正问题,第四纪研究, 30: 54-61.
53.	李孝泽,王振亭,陈发虎,N.Lancaster,李志刚,李国强,任孝宗,董光荣, 2009. 巴丹吉林沙漠横向沙山沉积GPR雷达探测研究. 第四纪研究, 29: 797-805.
54.	李国强,赵晖,范育新,彭海梅,陈发虎,2008. 光释光测年中石英样品提纯方法的改进,地球科学进展,23(3):284-289.