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Name:Jianhui Chen

Title: Recipient of NSFC Excellent Young Scholar Grant  Professor  Ph.D. advisor 


Graduate College:Lanzhou University

Education: Graduate student

Academic degree:Doctor

On-the-job information:Incumbency

Unit: Institute of Climate Change and Response

Initiation time:2009

Office location:

Mail box:jhchen@lzu.edu.cn

Learning Experience

2009:  PhD, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University
2003:  BSc, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University

Research Direction

Environmental and Climatic Changes, Paleolimnology, Paleoecology

Work Experience

2016-Present: Professor, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University
2016-2017: Visiting Scholar, J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, University of Arkansas, USA
2012-2016: Associate Professor, MOE Key Lab of Western China's Environmental Systems, Lanzhou University
2009-2012: Lecturer, MOE Key Lab of Western China’s Environmental Systems, Lanzhou University
2012: Visiting Scholar, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway


1.Physical Geography
2.Past Global Change

Part-time Academic Job

Associate Editor of SCIENCE CHINA Earth Science, Marine Geology & Quaternary Geology
Reviewer for more than 10 international journals including Nature Communications, Geology, JGR, GRL, Climatic Dynamics, QSR, etc.
Deputy Secretary-General of Committee on Environmental Change & Environmental Archaeology, Geographical Society of China (GSC)
Member of Committee on Abrupt Climate Change, Chinese Association for Quaternary Research (CHIQUA)

Research Findings

An in-depth knowledge of past climatic changes and regional environmental responses is of profound significance to the long-term projection of future environmental conditions in a warming world. Focusing on this topic, Prof. Jianhui CHEN has improved the understanding of the climatic history and mechanism on sub-orbital and centennial timescales over the mid-latitude Asia – using Chironomidae (Diptera: Insecta) as a major proxy, and a novel procedure of pollen-based quantitative reconstruction.
The main achievements include the following aspects: (1) The application of a new proxy in China and the development of a new method for climatic and environmental reconstruction; (2) The spatial pattern and possible mechanism of hydroclimatic changes over Asia during the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age; (3) The evolution history of East Asian summer monsoon precipitation during the Holocene and its driving factors.
In recent years, Jianhui CHEN has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals (including Nature Climate Change, Quaternary Science Reviews, Earth-Science Reviews, Climate Dynamics, etc.), eight of which was selected by Essential Science Indicator as top 1% "highly-cited papers".

Achievement Of Honor

2018 State Natural Science Award (Second Class), P.R.China (Achiever No 2)
11th Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Youth Science and Technology Award
2013 Natural Science Award (Second Class), Ministry of Education (Achiever No 3)

In-progress Projects

Paleolimnology and Paleoclimatology. National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41822102, 2019-2021), RMB 1,300,000, Principal Investigator.
Hydro-Climatic Change and Spatial Pattern since the Holocene in Arid Central Asia. National Key R&D Programs on Global Change and Adaptation (No. 2018YFA0606401, 2018-2023), RMB 5,000,000, Core Member.
Spatial-Temporal Differentiation and Driving Mechanism in Climatic Changes over Arid and Semi-Arid Region, Northern China. National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41790421, 2018-2022), RMB 3,400,000, Core Member.

Publishing Works

Peer-reviewed Papers (*=corresponding author, #=co-first author)
1.	Chen, F.H.*#, Chen, J.H.#., Huang, W.#, Chen, S.Q., Huang, X.Z., Jin, L.Y., Jia, J., Zhang, X.J., An, C.B., Zhang, J.W., Zhao, Y., Yu, Z.C., Zhang, R.H., Liu, J.B., Zhou, A.F., 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.
2.	Chen, J.H.*#, Liu, J.B.#, Zhang, X.J., Chen, S.Q., Huang, W., Chen, J., Zhang, S.R., Zhou, A.F., Chen, F.H., 2019. Unstable Little Ice Age climate revealed by high-resolution proxy records from northwestern China. Climate Dynamics, 53 (3), 1517-1526.
3.	Chen, J.H.*, Zhang, Z.P., Liu, J.B.*, Rao, Z.G., Huang, W., Zhang, X., Chen, S.Q., 2018. “North-South” dipolar mode of precipitation changes in eastern China extends to the Last Deglaciation. Science Bulletin 63 (24), 1604-1605.
4.	Liu, J.B., Chen, J.H.#, Kandasamy, S.*, Chen, S.Q.*, Xie, C.L., Chen, Q., Lin, B., Yu, K., Xu, Q., Velasco, V.M., Chen, F., 2018. A 14.7 Ka record of earth surface processes from the arid-monsoon transitional zone of China. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43, 723-734.
5.	Wang, H.P., Chen, J.H.*, Zhang, S.D., Zhang, D.D., Wang, Z.L., Xu, Q.H., Chen, S.Q., Wang, S.J., Kang, S.C., Chen, F.H., 2018. A chironomid-based record of temperature variability during the past 4000 years in northern China and its possible societal implications. Climate of the Past 14 (3), 383-396.
6.	Chen, J.H.*, Lv, F.Y., Huang, X.Z., Birks, H.J.B., Telford, R.J., Zhang, S.R., Xu, Q.H., Zhao, Y., Wang, H.P., Zhou, A.F., Huang, W., Liu, J.B., Wei, G.Y., 2017. A novel procedure for pollen-based quantitative paleoclimate reconstructions and its application in China. Science China Earth Sciences 60 (11), 2059-2066.
7.	Liu, J.B.*, Chen, S.Q.#, Chen, J.H., Zhang, Z.P., Chen, F.H.*, 2017. Chinese cave δ18O records do not represent northern East Asian summer monsoon rainfall. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (15), E2987-E2988.
8.	Liu, J.B., Ruhland, K.M., Chen, J.H., Xu, Y.Y., Chen, S.Q., Chen, Q.M., Huang, W., Xu, Q.H., Chen, F.H.*, Smol, J.P.*, 2017. Aerosol-weakened summer monsoons decrease lake fertilization on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Nature Climate Change 7 (3), 190-194.
9.	Long, H.*, Shen, J., Chen, J., Tsukamoto, S., Yang, L., Cheng, H., Frechen, M., 2017. Holocene moisture variations over the arid central Asia revealed by a comprehensive sand-dune record from the central Tian Shan, NW China. Quaternary Science Reviews 174, 13-32.
10.	Wang, H., Brooks, S.J., Chen, J.H.*, Hu, Y., Wang, Z.L., Liu, J.B., Xu, Q.H., Chen, F.H., 2016. Response of chironomid assemblages to East Asian summer monsoon precipitation variability in northern China since the last deglaciation. Journal of Quaternary Science 31 (8), 967-982.
11.	Chen, J.H.*, Rao, Z.G., Liu, J.B., Huang, W., Feng, S., Dong, G.H., Hu, Y., Xu, Q.H., Chen, F.H.*, 2016. On the timing of the East Asian summer monsoon maximum during the Holocene - Does the speleothem oxygen isotope record reflect monsoon rainfall variability? Science China Earth Sciences 59 (12), 2328-2338. (SCES 2016 Highly-Cited Paper)
12.	Chen, F.H.*, Wu, D., Chen, J.H., Zhou, A.F., Yu, J.Q., Shen, J., Wang, S.M., 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.
13.	Chen, F.H.*, Jia, J., Chen, J.H., Li, G.Q., Zhang, X.J., Xie, H.C., Xia, D.S., Huang, W., An, C.B., 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.
14.	Liu, J.B., Chen, J.H.*, Zhang, X.J., Li, Y., Rao, Z.G., Chen, F.H.*, 2015. Holocene East Asian summer monsoon records in northern China and their inconsistency with Chinese stalagmite δ18O records. Earth-Science Reviews 148, 194-208. (ESI Top 1% Highly-Cited Paper)
15.	Huang, W., Feng, S.*, Chen, J.H., Chen, F.H., 2015. Physical Mechanisms of Summer Precipitation Variations in the Tarim Basin in Northwestern China. Journal of Climate 28 (9), 3579-3591.
16.	Huang, W.*, Chen, J.H., Zhang, X.J., Feng, S., Chen, F.H.*, 2015. Definition of the core zone of the “westerlies-dominated climatic regime”, and its controlling factors during the instrumental period. Science China Earth Sciences 58, 767-684.
17.	Chen, J.H., Chen, F.H.*, Feng, S., Huang, W., Liu, J.B., Zhou, A.F., 2015. Hydroclimatic changes in China and surroundings during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and Little Ice Age: Spatial patterns and possible mechanisms. Quaternary Science Reviews 107 (1), 98-111. (ESI Top 1% Highly-Cited Paper)
18.	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 5, 11186. (ESI Top 1% Highly-Cited Paper)
19.	Wang, H.P., Chen, J.H.*, Zhang, X.J., Chen, F.H., 2014. Palaeosol development in the Chinese Loess Plateau as an indicator of the strength of the East Asian summer monsoon: Evidence for a mid-Holocene maximum. Quaternary International 334–335, 155-164. (QI Most Cited Paper)
20.	Liu, J.B., Chen, J.H.*, Selvaraj, K., Xu, Q.H., Wang, Z.L., Chen, F.H., 2014. Chemical weathering over the last 1200 years recorded in the sediments of Gonghai Lake, Lvliang Mountains, North China: a high-resolution proxy of past climate. Boreas 43 (4), 914-923.
21.	Liu, J.B., Chen, F.H.*, Chen, J.H., Zhang, X.J., Liu, J., Bloemendal, J., 2014. Weakening of the East Asian summer monsoon at 1000–1100 A.D. within the Medieval Climate Anomaly: Possible linkage to changes in the Indian Ocean-western Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119 (5), doi: 10.1002/2013JD021199.
22.	Chen, J.H.*, Zhang, E.L., Brooks, S.J., Huang, X.Z., Wang, H.P., Liu, J.B., Chen, F.H., 2014. Relationships between chironomids and water depth in Bosten Lake, Xinjiang, northwest China. Journal of Paleolimnology 51, 313-323.
23.	Chen, F.H., Chen, X.M., Chen, J.H., Zhou, A.F., Wu, D., Tang, L.Y., Zhang, X.J., Huang, X.Z., Yu, J.Q., 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.
24.	Liu, J.B., Chen, F.H.*, Chen, J.H., Xia, D.S., Xu, Q.H., Wang, Z.L., Li, Y.C., 2011. Humid medieval warm period recorded by magnetic characteristics of sediments from Gonghai Lake, Shanxi, North China. Chinese Science Bulletin 56 (23), 2464-2474.
25.	Chen, F.H.*, Chen, J.H., Holmes, J., Boomer, I., Austin, P., Gates, J.B., Wang, N.L., Brooks, S.J., Zhang, J.W., 2010. Moisture changes over the last millennium in arid central Asia: a review, synthesis and comparison with monsoon region. Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (7-8), 1055-1068. (ESI Top 1% Highly-Cited Paper)
26.	Chen, J.H., Chen, F.H.*, Zhang, E.L., Brooks, S.J., Zhou, A.F., Zhang, J.W., 2009. A 1000-year chironomid-based salinity reconstruction from varved sediments of Sugan Lake, Qaidam Basin, arid Northwest China, and its palaeoclimatic significance. Chinese Science Bulletin 54 (20), 3749-3759.