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Highest Education      Ph.D. Office      Building 3, No. 16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Phone      010-84097055 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      wangjb@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
Ph.D. in Natural Geography, Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2005
B. S. in Geography, School of Geography, Lanzhou University, China, 2000
2019.06-present Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China
2008.07-2019.06 Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China
2005.07-2008.6 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China

Research Interest:
Research Interests: Lake modern process, water chemistry, thermal dynamics, lake drilling, lake sediment, paleoenvironmental change, Indian Summer Monsoon evolution
Research Fields: Lake sediment and paleoenvironmental change, Limnology and hydrology, Quaternary environment
Public Services:
Professional Services and Activities (2016-2020)
2020-present  Director, Lhasa Campus of Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2019-present  Director, Nam Co Observation and Research Station (NAMORS),
2016-present  Council Member, Limnology branch of Chinese Society for Oceanology and Limnology

Selected Publications:
Publications in the recent 5 years (2016-2020) (* corresponding author; # joint first authors; Including books and book chapters)
Part 1: 5 representative publications 
1. Wang, J.B.*, Huang, L., Ju, J.T., Daut, G., Ma, Q.F., Zhu, L.P., Haberzettl, T., Baade, J., Mausbacher, R., Hamilton, A., Graves, K., Olsthoorn, J., Laval, B.E., 2020. Seasonal stratification of a deep, high-altitude, dimictic lake: Nam Co, Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Hydrology. 584, 124668.
2. Wang, J.B.*, Huang, L., Ju, J.T., Daut, G., Wang, Y., Ma, Q.F., Zhu, L.P., Haberzettl, T., Baade, J., Mausbacher, R., 2019. Spatial and temporal variations in water temperature in a high-altitude deep dimictic mountain lake (Nam Co), central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 45, 212-223.
3. Gyawali, A.R., Wang, J.B.*, Ma, Q.F., Wang, Y., Xu, T., Guo, Y., Zhu, L.P., 2019. Paleo-environmental change since the Late Glacial inferred from lacustrine sediment in Selin Co, central Tibet. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 516, 101-112.
4. Wang, J.B.*, Zhu, L.P., Wang, Y., Peng, P., Ma, Q.F., Haberzettl, T., Kasper, T., Matsunaka, T., Nakamura, T., 2017. Variability of the 14C reservoir effects in Lake Tangra Yumco, Central Tibet (China), determined from recent sedimentation rates and dating of plant fossils. Quaternary International. 430, Part B, 3-11.
5. Huang, L., Wang, J.B.*, Zhu, L.P., Ju, J.T., Daut, G., 2017. The warming of large lakes on the Tibetan Plateau: evidence from a lake model simulation of Nam Co, China, during 1979–2012. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 122, 13095-13107.
Part 2: all other publications (exclude part 1)
6. Kai, J.L., Wang, J.B.*, Ju, J.T., Huang, L., Ma, Q.F., Daut, G., Zhu, L.P., 2020. Spatio-temporal variations of hydrochemistry and modern sedimentation processes in the Nam Co basin, Tibetan Plateau: Implications for carbonate precipitation. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 46, 961-975.
7. Kou, Q.Q., Lin, X.*, Wang, J.B.*, Yu, S.W., Kai, J.L., Laug, A., Zhu, L.P., 2020. Spatial distribution of n-alkanes in surface sediments of Selin Co Lake, central Tibetan Plateau, China. Journal of Paleolimnology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-10020-00148-10938.
8. Kaphle, B., Wang, J.B.*, Kai, J.L., Lv, X.M., Paudayal, K.N., Adhikari, S., 2020. Hydrochemistry of Rara Lake: A Ramsar lake from the southern slope of the central Himalayas, Nepal. Journal of Mountain Science, DOI: 10.1007/s11629-019-5910-0
9. Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., 2019. A comprehensive scientific investigation report on environmental change in Selin Co area, Tibet. Beijing: Science Press, pp:1-329 (in Chinese).
10. Yu, S.W., Wang, J.B.*, Li, Y.M., Peng, P., Kai, J.L., Kou, Q.Q., Laug, A., 2019. Spatial distribution of diatom assemblages in the surface sediments of Selin Co, central Tibetan Plateau, China, and the controlling factors. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 45, 1069-1079.
11. Kai, J.L., Wang, J.B.*, Huang, L., Wang, Y., Ju, J.T., Zhu, L.P., 2019. Seasonal variations of dissolved organic carbon and total nitrogen concentrations in Nam Co and inflowing rivers, Tibet Plateau. Journal of Lake Sciences, 31, 1099-1108. (in Chinese with English abstract)
12. Wang, Y.*, Wang, J.B.*, Zhu, L.P., Lin, X., Hu, J.F., Ma, Q.F., Ju, J.T., Peng, P., Yang, R.M., 2017. Mid- to late-Holocene paleoenvironmental changes inferred from organic geochemical proxies in Lake Tangra Yumco, Central Tibetan Plateau. The Holocene, 27, 1475-1486.
13. Qiao, B.J., Wang, J.B.*, Huang, L., Zhu, L.P., 2017. Characteristics and seasonal variations in the hydrochemistry of the Tangra Yumco basin, central Tibetan Plateau, and responses to the Indian summer monsoon. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, 162.
14. Neupane, B., Wang, J.B., Kang, S.C., Zhang, Y.L., Chen, P.F., Rai, M., Guo, J.M., Yu, S.W., Thapa, P., 2020. Black carbon and mercury in the surface sediments of Selin Co, central Tibetan Plateau: Covariation with total carbon. Science of the Total Environment, 721, 137752.
15. Li, J., Zhu, L.P., Li, M.H., Wang, J.B., Ma, Q.F, 2020. Origin of modern dolomite in surface lake sediments on the central and western Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary International, 544, 65-75.
16. Laug, A., Turner, F., Engels, S., Wang, J.B., Haberzettl, T., Ju, J.T., Yu, S.W., Kou, Q.Q., Borner, N., Schwalb, A., 2020. Is there a common threshold to subfossil chironomid assemblages at 16 m water depth? Evidence from the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Limnology, 79, 278-292.
17. Alivernini, M., Wang, J.B., Frenzel, P., Mischke, S., 2020. Mio–Pleistocene Ostracoda from the Zhada Basin (western Tibetan Plateau). PalZ, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-020-00523-w.
18. Nishimura, M., Matsunaka, T., Wang, J.B., Matoba, S., Tsushima, A., Zhu, L.P., Izutsu, Y., 2020. Sources and behavior of monsoon air masses in the lowest-latitude region on the Tibetan Plateau, and their paleoclimatic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 554, 109750.
19. Ma, Q.F., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Wang, Y., Lü, X.M., Kasper, T., Haberzettl, T., 2020. Late Holocene vegetation responses to climate change and human impact on the central Tibetan Plateau. Science of the Total Environment, 708, 135370.
20. Liu, C., Zhu, L.P., Li, J.S., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Qiao, B.J., Ma, Q.F., Wang, S.L., 2020. The increasing water clarity of Tibetan lakes over last 20 years according to MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112199.
21. Chen, H., Wang, F., Kong, W.D., Jia, H.Z., Zhou, T.Q., Xu, R., Wu, G.J., Wang, J.B., Wu, J.S., 2020. Soil microbial CO2 fixation plays a significant role in terrestrial carbon sink in a dryland ecosystem: A four-year small-scale field-plot observation on the Tibetan Plateau. Science of the Total Environment, 143282.
22. Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Ma, N., Zhang, Y.S., Liu, C., Han, B.P., Liu, L.S., Wang, M.D., Ma, Q.F., 2019. Climatic and lake environmental changes in the Serling Co region of Tibet over a variety of timescales. Science Bulletin, 64, 422-424.
23. Wang, Q., Wang, J.B., Guo, J.Y., Liang, J., 2019. Lake ice extraction of Selin Co and its space-time distribution based on support vector machine. Manned Spaceflight, 25, 789-798. (in Chinese with English abstract)
24. Chen, H., Zhu, L.P., Ju, J.T., Wang, J.B., Ma, Q.F., 2019. Temporal variability of 14C reservoir effects and sedimentological chronology analysis in lake sediments from Chibuzhang Co, North Tibet (China). Quaternary Geochronology, 52, 88-102.
25. Ma, Q.F., Zhu, L.P., Lü, X.M., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Kasper, T., Daut, G., Haberzettl, T., 2019. Late glacial and Holocene vegetation and climate variations at Lake Tangra Yumco, central Tibetan Plateau. Global and Planetary Change, 174, 16-25.
26. Haberzettl, T., Daut, G., Schulze, N., Spiess, V., Wang, J.B., Zhu, L.P., and the Nam Co workshop party, 2019. ICDP workshop on scientific drilling of Nam Co on the Tibetan Plateau: 1 million years of paleoenvironmental history, geomicrobiology, tectonics and paleomagnetism derived from sediments of a high-altitude lake. Scientific Drilling, 25, 63-70.
27. Zhu, S.H., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Ma, Q.F., Chen, H., Xu, T., Kai, J.L., 2019. Environmental changes reflected by core sediments since late glacial in Mapam Yumco, Southwest Tibet of China. Quaternary Sciences, 39, 602-614. (in Chinese with English abstract)
28. Huang, A.N., Lazhu, Wang, J.B., Dai, Y.J., Yang, K., Wei, N., Wen, L.J., Wu, Y., Zhu, X.Y., Zhang, X.D., Cai, S.X., 2019. Evaluating and Improving the Performance of Three 1-D Lake Models in a Large Deep Lake of the Central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 3143-3167.
29. Ji, M.K., Kong, W.D., Yue, L.Y., Wang, J.B., Deng, Y., Zhu, L.P., 2019. Salinity reduces bacterial diversity, but increases network complexity in Tibetan Plateau lakes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 95. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz190
30. Laug, A., Hamerlík, L., Anslan, S., Engels, S., Turner, F., Wang, J.B., Schwalb, A., 2019. Acricotopus indet. morphotype incurvatus: Description and genetics of a new Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) larval morphotype from the Tibetan Plateau. Zootaxa, 4656, 535-544.
31. Qiao, B.J., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Ma, Q.F., Huang, L., Chen, H., Liu, C., Xu, T., 2019. Estimation of lake water storage and changes based on bathymetric data and altimetry data and the association with climate change in the central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Hydrology, 578, 124052.
32. Xu, T., Zhu, L.P., Lü, X.M., Ma, Q.F., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Huang, L., 2019. Mid- to late-Holocene paleoenvironmental changes and glacier fluctuations reconstructed from the sediments of proglacial lake Buruo Co, northern Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 517, 74-85.
33. Alivernini, M., Akita, L.G., Ahlborn, M., Borner, N., Haberzettl, T., Kasper, T., Plessen, B., Peng, P., Schwalb, A., Wang, J.B., Frenzel, P., 2018. Ostracod-based reconstruction of Late Quaternary lake level changes within the Tangra Yumco lake system (southern Tibetan Plateau). Journal of Quaternary Science, 33, 713-720.
34. Alivernini, M., Lai, Z.P., Frenzel, P., Fürstenberg, S., Wang, J.B., Guo, Y., Peng, P., Haberzettl, T., Borner, N., Mischke, S., 2018. Late quaternary lake level changes of Taro Co and neighbouring lakes, southwestern Tibetan Plateau, based on OSL dating and ostracod analysis. Global and Planetary Change, 166, 1-18.
35. Bruce, L.C., Frassl, M.A., Arhonditsis, G.B., Gal, G., Hamilton, D.P., Hanson, P.C., Hetherington, A.L., Melack, J.M., Read, J.S., Rinke, K., Rigosi, A., Trolle, D., Winslow, L., Adrian, R., Ayala, A.I., Bocaniov, S.A., Boehrer, B., Boon, C., Brookes, J.D., Bueche, T., Busch, B.D., Copetti, D., Cortés, A., de Eyto, E., Elliott, J.A., Gallina, N., Gilboa, Y., Guyennon, N., Huang, L., Kerimoglu, O., Lenters, J.D., MacIntyre, S., Makler-Pick, V., McBride, C.G., Moreira, S., Ozkundakci, D., Pilotti, M., Rueda, F.J., Rusak, J.A., Samal, N.R., Schmid, M., Shatwell, T., Snorthheim, C., Soulignac, F., Valerio, G., van der Linden, L., Vetter, M., Vincon-Leite, B., Wang, J.B., Weber, M., Wickramaratne, C., Woolway, R.I., Yao, H., Hipsey, M.R., 2018. A multi-lake comparative analysis of the General Lake Model (GLM): Stress-testing across a global observatory network. Environmental Modelling & Software, 102, 274-291.
36. Ahlborn, M., Haberzettl, T., Wang, J.B., Henkel, K., Kasper, T., Daut, G., Zhu, L.P., Mausbacher, R., 2017. Synchronous pattern of moisture availability on the southern Tibetan Plateau since 17.5 cal. ka BP – the Tangra Yumco lake sediment record. Boreas, 46, 229-241.
37. Ju, J.T., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Cui, Y.Y., Huang, L., Yang, R.M., Ma, Q.F., Luo, L., Wang, Y.J., 2017. Estimating the contribution of glacial meltwater to Ranwu Lake, a proglacial lake in SE Tibet, using observation data and stable isotopic analyses. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, 229.
38. Ma, Q.F., Zhu, L.P., Lu, X.M., Wang, Y., Guo, Y., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Peng, P., Tang, L.Y., 2017. Modern pollen assemblages from surface lake sediments and their environmental implications on the southwestern Tibetan Plateau. Boreas, 46, 242-253.
39. Ma, Q.F., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Lü, X.M., Wang, Y., Guo, Y., Yang, R.M., Kasper, T., Haberzettl, T., Tang, L.Y., 2017. Artemisia /Chenopodiaceae ratio from surface lake sediments on the central and western Tibetan Plateau and its application. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 479, 138-145.
40. Qiao, B.J., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Ma, Q.F., Liu, C., 2017. Estimation of lakes water storage and their changes on the northwestern Tibetan Plateau based on bathymetric and Landsat data and driving force analyses. Quaternary International, 454, 56-67.
41. Yang, R.M., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Ma, Q.F., Turner, F., Guo, Y., 2017. Spatiotemporal variations in volume of closed lakes on the Tibetan Plateau and their climatic responses from 1976 to 2013. Climatic Change, 140, 621-633.
42. Ahlborn, M., Haberzettl, T., Wang, J.B., Fürstenberg, S., Mausbacher, R., Mazzocco, J., Pierson, J., Zhu, L.P., Frenzel, P., 2016. Holocene lake level history of the Tangra Yumco lake system, southern-central Tibetan Plateau. The Holocene, 26, 176-187.
43. Guo, Y., Zhu, L.P., Frenzel, P., Ma, Q.F., Ju, J.T., Peng, P., Wang, J.B., Daut, G., 2016. Holocene lake level fluctuations and environmental changes at Taro Co, southwestern Tibet, based on ostracod-inferred water depth reconstruction. The Holocene, 26, 29-43.
44. Akita, L.G., Frenzel, P., Wang, J.B., Borner, N., Peng, P., 2016. Spatial distribution and ecology of the Recent Ostracoda from Tangra Yumco and adjacent waters on the southern Tibetan Plateau: A key to palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Limnologica - Ecology and Management of Inland Waters, 59, 21-43.
45. Henkel, K., Haberzettl, T., St-Onge, G., Wang, J.B., Ahlborn, M., Daut, G., Zhu, L.P., Mausbacher, R., 2016. High-resolution paleomagnetic and sedimentological investigations on the Tibetan Plateau for the past 16 ka cal B.P.—The Tangra Yumco record. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17, 774-790.
46. Huang, L., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Wang, Y., Zhang, J.F., Yang, R.M., 2016. Glacial activity reflected in a continuous lacustrine record since the early Holocene from the proglacial Laigu Lake on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 456, 37-45.
47. Lazhu, Yang, K., Wang, J.B., Lei, Y.B., Chen, Y.Y., Zhu, L.P., Ding, B.H., Qin, J., 2016. Quantifying evaporation and its decadal change for Lake Nam Co, central Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, 7578-7591.
48. Liu, K.S., Liu, Y.Q., Jiao, N.Z., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Hu, A.Y., Liu, X.B., 2016. Vertical variation of bacterial community in Nam Co, a large stratified lake in central Tibetan Plateau. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 1-13.
49. Turner, F., Zhu, L.P., Lü, X.M., Peng, P., Ma, Q.F., Wang, J.B., Hou, J.Z., Lin, Q.Q., Yang, R.M., Frenzel, P., 2016. Pediastrum sensu lato (Chlorophyceae) assemblages from surface sediments of lakes and ponds on the Tibetan Plateau. Hydrobiologia, 771, 101-118.
50. Wang, R., Liu, Z.F., Jiang, L.G., Yao, Z.J., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., 2016. Comparison of surface water chemistry and weathering effects of two lake basins in the Changtang Nature Reserve, China. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 41, 183-194.
51. Wang, Y., Zhu, L.P., Wang, J.B., Ju, J.T., Peng, P., Lin, X., Hu, J.F., Nishimura, M., 2016. Paleohydrological processes revealed by n-alkane δD in lacustrine sediments of Lake Pumoyum Co, southern Tibetan Plateau, and their response to climate changes during the past 18.5 cal ka. Journal of Paleolimnology, 56, 223-238.

Supported Projects:

Current Research Grants (2016-2020) 

1. 2020- (Ongoing), ICDP project: The Nam Co Drilling Project, Tibet (NamCore): A one million year sedimentary record from the third pole, $ 1,500,000, Leading Co-PI.

2. 2020-2023 (Ongoing), The establishment and demonstration of monitoring platform for lake and environment research at Nam Co, Tibet, grant no: XZ202001YD0013C, Project from Science and Technology Department of Tibet, ¥452,000, PI.

3. 2019-2022 (Ongoing), Thermal structure characteristics of lakes on the Tibetan Plateau and their responses to climatic change: monitoring and simulations, grant no: 41877168, NSFC General Program, ¥610,000, PI.

4. 2018-2023 (Ongoing), Climatic transformation and characteristic events recorded by lake sediment in monsoon-westerly transition area and central Asian westerly region, grant no: XDA2007010102, Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, ¥8,730,000, Co-PI.

5. 2016-2019, Interplay between monsoon and westerlies since MIS3 stage reflected by lake sediment from Selin Co, Tibetan Plateau, grant no: 41571189, NSFC General Program, ¥800,000, PI.

6. 2013-2016, Environmental changes reflected by lake sediments in Tangra Yumco, Northern Tibet since the Last Glacial Maximum, grant no: 41271225, NSFC General Program, ¥900,000, PI.

7. 2012-2017, Lake sediment records and monsoon evolution study on the Tibetan Plateau, grant no: XDB03030103, Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, ¥1,300,000, Co-PI.

8. 2012-2017, Comprehensive scientific investigations in the unsurveyed regions of the Tibetan Plateau, grant no: 2012FY111400, Key project of Ministry of Science and Technology of China, ¥800,000, Co-PI.

9. 2012-2016, The ecological system evolution and its response to global change in different feeding type lakes on the Tibetan Plateau, grant no: 2012CB956101, National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 program), ¥930,000, Main Participant.