Title: Recipient of NSFC Excellent Young Scholar Grant  Professor  Ph.D. advisor
Graduate College：Lanzhou University
Education: Graduate student
Unit: Institute of Climate Change and Response
2009: PhD, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University 2003: BSc, Physical Geography, Lanzhou University
Environmental and Climatic Changes, Paleolimnology, Paleoecology
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 3.Climatology
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)
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)
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.
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.