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Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8424 9469 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      fhchen@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:


Ph.D. in Quaternary Sciences, Lanzhou University (Lanzhou), 1990
M.Sc. in Physical Geography, Lanzhou University (Lanzhou), 1987
B.Sc. in Physical Geography, Lanzhou University (Lanzhou), 1984


  • Professor, Director, Institute of Tibet Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Science, 2018-present
  • Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou university, 2015-present
  • Professor, Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change, Lanzhou University, 2009-2014
  • Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou university, 1994-2009
  • Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Lanzhou University, 1992-1994
  • Lecturer, Department of Geography, Lanzhou University, 1990-1994
  • Vice-President (responsible for research and journal management), Lanzhou University,2007-present
  • Director, Key Laboratory of West China’s Environmental System, Ministry of Education, China, 2005-present
  • Director, Center for Arid Environment and Paleoclimate Research (CAEP), 2001-2008 Visiting Professor, University College of London, UK, 2001-2006
  • Dean, College of Earth and Environment Sciences, 1999-2005
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Liverpool, 1995-1997

Research Interest:

Quaternary (especially Holocene) Environment, Climatic Changes, Loess-Desert- Aeolian Processes & History, Environmental Archeology and Palaeolimnology.

Public Services:


  • Environmental Change Commission, Chinese Geography Society (2000-present)
  • Arid Environment Change Commission, CHIQUA Society (2000-2016)
  • Rapid Climatic Changes in the Central-Asia's Dryland (RACHAD INQUA Working Group(1999-2007)
  • E. Asian Holocene Sub-commission of Holocene Commission, INQUA(1999-2004)

Society/Commission Vice-President:

  • IGU-Environment Evolution Commission (2012-present)
  • Chinese Nature Resource Society (2014-present)
  • Chinese Geography Society (2010-present)
  • Chinese Quaternary Science Associate (2015-present)

Executive Committee Member:

Chinese Geography Society,Chinese Quaternary Associate, and Chinese Nature Resources Society.

Society Members:

CNC-IGBP-PAGES (2000-present), CNC-IHDP (2004-2006), Earth and Environment Sciences in Science and Technology Commission (Ministry of Education), Advisory Board of International Paleolimnology Associate (IPA) (2007-2015); IGU Environment evolution commission (2012-present); IGU Land Degradation and Desertification (COMLAND, 2004-present).

Editorial Board Members:

Journal of Quaternary Science (2014-present); Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (2014-present); Chinese Science Bulletin(2003-2012), Journal of Chinese Desert (Only Chinese version, 1999-present), Journal of Quaternary Research (only Chinese version, 2004-present), Advances of Earth Science (only Chinese version, 2003-present), Arid Land Geography (Only Chinese Version, 2004-present).

Associate Editors:

Frontier of Earth Science (2012-present),Journal of Arid Land (2015-present), Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment (in Chinese, 2004-2013), Journal of Glacier and Permafrost (in Chinese, 2006-present), Journal of Scientia Geographica Sinica (2010-present), Frontier of Earth Science (2009-present).

Executive Editor-In-Chief:

Science China: Earth Science (2013-present)


2016, Member, The World Academy of Science (TWAS)
2015, Academician, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
2005, National Excellent Scientist
2003, NSFC Excellent Younger Scientist grogram
1996, China Youth Science and Technology Award

Selected Publications:


  1. Wu, D., Chen, X.M., Lv, F.Y., Brenner, M., Curtis, J., Zhou, A.F., Chen, J.H., Abbott, M., Yu, J.Q., Chen, F.H.*, 2018. Decoupled early Holocene summer temperature and monsoon precipitation in southwest China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 193: 54-67.
  2. Yu, S.Y.*, Chen, X.X., Liu, X.L., Fang, Z., Guo. J.F., Zhan, S.Y., Fang, H.*, and Chen, F.H.*, 2018. Ancient water wells reveal a prolonged drought in the lower Yellow River area about 2800 years ago. Science Bulletin, 63: 1324-1327.
  3. Li, G.Q., Chen, F.H., Xia, D.S., Yang, H., Zhang, X.J., Madsen, D., Oldknow, C., Wei, H.T., Rao, Z.G., Qiang, M.R., 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.
  4. 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: 383-396.
  5. Xie, H.C., Zhang, H.W., Ma, J.Y., Li, G.Q., Wang, Q., Rao, Z.G., Huang, W., Huang, X.Z., Chen, F.H., 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.
  6. Wang, L.B., Jia, J., Li, G.Q., Li, Z.J., Wang, X., Chen, F.H., 2018. Fine-grained quartz OSL dating chronology of loess sequence from southern Tajikistan: Implications for climate change in arid central Asia during MIS 2. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 155: 116-123.
  7. Jia, J., Gao, F.Y., Xia, D.S., Huang, W., Chen, F.H., 2018. Moisture variations in arid central Asia and its out-of-phase relationship with the Asian Monsoon during MIS5: evidence from loess records. Journal of Quaternary Science, 33(4): 435-443.
  8. Li, G.Q., She, L.L., Jin, M., Yang, H., Madsen, D., Chen, X., Yang, L.P., Wei, H.T., Tao, S.X., Chen, F.H., 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.
  9. Li, F.R., Cao, X., Herzschuh, U., Jia, X., Sugita, S., Tarasov, P.E., Wagner, M., Xu, Q., Chen, F. H., Sun, A., Gaillard, M.-J., 2018. What do pollen-based quantitative reconstructions of plant cover tell us about past anthropogenic deforestation in eastern China? PAGES Magazine, 26(1):32-33.
  10. Yao, T.D., Xue, Y.C., Chen, D.L., Chen, F.H., Thompson, L. Cui, P., Koike, T., Lau, W. K. –M., Lettenmaier, D., Mosbrugger, V., Zhang, R. H., Xu, B. Q., Dozier, J., Gillespie, T., Gu, Y., Kang, S. C., Piao, S. L., Sugimoto, S., Ueno, K., Wang, L., Wang, W. C., Zhang, F., Sheng, Y. W., Guo, W. D., Ailikun, W., Yang, X. X., Ma, Y. M., Shen, S. S. P., Su, Z. B., Chen, F., Liang, S. L., Liu, Y. M., Singh, V. P., Yang, K., Yang, D. Q., Zhao, X. Q., Qian, Y., Zhang, Y., Li Q., 2018. Recent Third Pole's rapid warming accompanies cryospheric melt and water cycle intensification and interactions between monsoon and environment: multi-disciplinary approach with observation, modeling and analysis. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0057.1.
  11. Zhang, Z.P., Liu, J.B., Chen, S.Q., Chen, J., Zhang, S.J., Xia, H., Shen, Z.W., Wu, D. Chen, F.H., 2018. Nonlagged response of vegetation to climate change during the Younger Dryas: Evidence from high-resolution multiproxy records from an alpine lake in northern China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123 (14):7065-7075.
  12. Wang, L.B., Jia, J. , Xia, D.S., Liu, H., Gao, F.Y., Duan, Y.W., Wang, Q., Xie, H.C., Chen, F.H., 2018. Climate change in arid central Asia since MIS 2 revealed from a loess sequence in Yili Basin, Xinjiang, China. Quaternary International.
  13. Zhang, H., Werner, J.P., García-Bustamante, E., González-Rouco, F., Wagner, S., Zorita, E., Fraedrich, K., Jungclaus, J.H., Ljungqvist, F.C., Zhu, X.H., Xoplaki, E., Chen, F.H., Duan, J.P., Ge, Q.S., Hao, Z.X., Ivanov, M., Schneider, L., Talento, S., Wang, J., Yang, B., Luterbacher, J., 2018. East Asian warm season temperature variations over the past two millennia. Scientific Reports, 8, 7702, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26038-8.
  14. Shen, Z.W., Liu, J.B., Xie, C.L., Zhang, X.S., Chen, F.H., 2018. An environmental perturbation at AD 600 and subsequent human impacts recorded by multi-proxy records from the sediments of Lake Mayinghai, North China. The Holocene, 28:1870–1880.
  15. Chen, J., Liu, J.B., Xie, C.L., Chen, G.J., Chen, J.H., Zhang, Z.P., Zhou, A.F., Rühland,K.M., Chen, F.H., 2018. Biogeochemical responses to climate change and anthropogenic nitrogen deposition from a~ 200-year record from Tianchi Lake, Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary International, 493:22-30.
  16. Wang, F., Li, Z.J., Wang, X., Li, B.F., Chen, F.H., 2018. Variation and interplay of the Siberian High and westerlies in central-east Asia during the past 1200 kyr. Aeolian Research, 33:62-81.
  17. 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(13):6628-6636.
  18. Li, Z.J., Wang, F., Wang, X., Li, B.F., Chen, F.H., 2018. A multi-proxy climatic record from the central Tengger Desert, southern Mongolian Plateau: Implications for the aridification of inner Asia since the late Pliocene. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 160:27-37.
  19. Liu, J.B., Chen, J.H., Kandasamy, S., Chen, S.Q., Xie, C.L., Chen, Q.M., Lin, B.Z., Yu, K.F., Xu, Q.H., Velasco, V.M., Chen, F.H., 2018. Record of Earth Surface Processes from the Arid‐Monsoon Transitional Zone of China. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(3):723-734.
  20. Li, G.Q., Madsen, D.B., Jin, M., Stevens, T., Tao, S.X., She, L.L., Yang, L.P., Li, F.L., Wei, H.T., Duan, Y.W., Chen, F.H., 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.
  21. Chen, S.Q., Liu, J.B., Xie, C.L., Chen, J.H., Wang, H.P., Wang, Z.L., Rao, R.G., Xu, Q.H., Chen, F.H., 2018. Evolution of integrated lake status since the last deglaciation: A high resolution sedimentary record from Lake Gonghai, Shanxi, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 496: 175-182.
  22. Zhang, S.W., Yang, Z.Y., Cioppa, M.T., Liu, Q.S., Wang, X.S., Eichhorn, H.S., Qiao, Y.S., Chen, F.H., Shao, Z.G., Liu, J.B., Zhang, S.H., Gagnon, J.E., Huo, J.J., Sheng, M., 2018. A high-resolution Holocene record of the East Asian summer monsoon variability in sediments from Mountain Ganhai Lake, North China. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 508:17-34.


  1. Chen, F.H., Huang, W., 2017. Multi-scale climate variations in the arid Central Asia. Advances in Climate Change Research, 8(1):1-2.
  2. Liu, J.B, Rühland, 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 in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Nature Climate Change, 7(3), 190–194.
  3. Zhang, D.J.*, Zhang, N.M., Wang, J., Ha, B.B., Dong, G.H., Chen, F.H.*, 2017. Comment on “Permanent human occupation of the central Tibetan Plateau in the early Holocene”. Science,
  4. 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 of the United States of America, 114(15): E2987–E2988.
  5. Huang, X.Z., Liu, S.S., Dong, G.H., Qiang, M.R., Bai, Z.J., Zhao, Y., Chen, F.H., 2017. Early human impacts on vegetation on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau during the middle to late Holocene. Progress in Physical Geography, 41(3): 286–301.
  6. Zhang, N.M., Dong, G.H., Yang, X.Y., Zuo, X.X., Kang, L.H., Ren, L.L.,Liu, H.G., Li, H., Min, R., Liu, X., Zhang, D.J., Chen, F.H., 2017. Diet reconstructed from an analysis of plant microfossils in human dental calculus from the Bronze Age site of Shilinggang, southwestern China. Journal of Archaeological Science, 83: 41-48.
  7. Li, G.Q., Li, F.L., Jin, M., She, L.L., Duan, Y.W., Madsen, D., Wang, L.B., Chen, F.H., 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, DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2928
  8. Dong, G.H, Yang, Y.S, Han, J.Y, Wang, H., Chen F.H., 2017. Exploring the history of cultural exchange in prehistoric Eurasia from the perspectives of crop diffusion and consumption. Science China Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s11430-016-9037-x
  9. Cao, J.T., Rao, Z.G., Jia, G.D., Xu, Q.H., Chen, F.H., 2017. A 15 ka pH record from an alpine lake in north China derived from the cyclization ratio index of aquatic brGDGTs and its paleoclimatic significance. Organic Geochemistry, 109: 31-46.
  10. Qiang, M.R., Song, L., Jin, Y.X., Li, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, J.W., Zhao, Y., Chen, F.H., 2017. A 16-ka oxygen-isotope record from Genggahai Lake on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Hydroclimatic evolution and changes in atmospheric circulation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 162: 72-87.


  1. 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. QSR, 154: 111-129.
  2. Chen, F.H., Jia, J., Chen, J.H., Li, G.Q., Zhang, X.J., Xie, H.C., Xia, D.S., Huang, W., and 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. QSR, 146:134-146.
  3. Xu, Q.H.*, Chen, F.H.*, Zhang, S.R., Cao, X.Y., Li, J.Y., Li, Y.C., Li, M.Y., Chen, J.H., Liu, J.B., Wang, Z.L., 2016. Vegetation succession and East Asian Summer Monsoon Changes since the last deglaciation inferred from high-resolution pollen record in Gonghai Lake, Shanxi Province, China. The Holocene, doi: 10.1177/0959683616675941.
  4. Zhang, D.J.*, Dong, G.H., Wang, H., Ren, X. Y., Ha, P., Qiang, M.R., Chen, F. H.*, 2016. History and possible mechanisms of prehistoric human migration to the Tibetan Plateau. Science China Earth Sciences, 59: 1765–1778.
  5. 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, 2328-2338.
  6. Wang, X., Kraatz, B., Meng, J., Carrapa, B., Decelles, P., Clementz, M., Abdulov, S., Chen, F.H.*, 2016. Central Asian aridification during the late Eocene to early Miocene inferred from preliminary study of shallow marine-eolian sedimentary rocks from northeastern Tajik Basin. Science China Earth Sciences, 59(6): 1242–1257.
  7. Wu, D., Chen, F.H., Li, K., Xie, Y.W., Zhang, J.W., Zhou, A.F., 2016. Effects of climate change and human activity on lake shrinkage in Gonghe Basin of northeastern Tibetan Plateau during the past 60 years. Journal of Arid Land, 8(4): 479–491.
  8. Wang, X., Wei, H.T., Taheri, M., Khormali, F., Danukalova, G., Chen, F.H., 2016. Early Pleistocene climate in western arid central Asia inferred from loess-palaeosol sequences. Scientific Reports, 6, 20560, DOI: 10.1038/srep20560.
  9. Wang, H.P., 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.
  10. Qiang, M.R., Jin, Y.X., Liu, X.X., Song, L., Li, H., Li, F.S., Chen, F.H., 2016. Late Pleistocene and Holocene aeolian sedimentation in Gonghe Basin, northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Variability, processes, and climatic implications. Quaternary Science Reviews, 132: 57-73.
  11. Zhang, X.J., Jin, L.Y., Huang, W., Chen, F.H., 2016. Forcing mechanisms of orbital-scale changes in winter rainfall over northwestern China during the Holocene. The Holocene, 26(4):549 – 555.
  12. Rao, Z.H., Li, Y.X., Zhang, J.W., Jia, G.D., Chen, F.H., 2016. Investigating the long-term palaeoclimatic controls on the δD and δ18O of precipitation during the Holocene in the Indian and East Asian monsoonal regions. Earth-Science Reviews, 159: 292-305.
  13. Zhang, J., Ma, X., Qiang, M., Huang, X., 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.
  14. Ma, M.M., Dong, G. H., Jia, X., Wang, H., Cui, Y.F. and Chen, F.H., 2016. Dietary shift after 3600 cal yr BP and its influencing factors in northwestern China: Evidence from stable isotopes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 145: 57-70.
  15. Li, G.Q., Rao, Z.G., Duan, Y.W., Xia, D.S., Wang, L.B., Madsen, D.B., Jia, J., Wei, H.T., Qiang, M.R., Chen, J.H. and Chen, F.H., 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.
  16. Rao, Z.G., Jia, G.D., Li, Y.X., Chen, J.H., Xu, Q.H., Chen, F.H., 2016. Asynchronous evolution of the isotopic composition and amount of precipitation in north China during the Holocene revealed by a record of compound-specific carbon and hydrogen isotopes of long-chain n-alkanes from an alpine lake. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 446: 68-76.
  17. Rao, Z.H., Qiang, M.R, Jia, G.D., Li, Y.X., Dan, D., Chen, F.H., 2016. A 15 ka lake water δD record from Genggahai Lake, northeastern Tibetan Plateau, and its paleoclimatic significance. Organic Geochemistry, 97: 5-16.
  18. Fan, Y.X., Zhang, F., Zhang, F., Liu, W.H., Chen, X.L., Fan, T.L., Wang, Y.D., Chen, F.H., Lai, Z.P., 2016. History and mechanisms for the expansion of the Badain Jaran Desert, northern China since 20 ka: Geological and luminescence chronological evidence. The Holocene, 26(4):532–548.


  1. Chen, F.H.* Dong, G.H.*, Zhang, D.J., Liu, X.Y., Jia, X., An, C.B., Ma, M.M., Xie, Y.W., Barton, L., Ren, X.Y., Zhao, Z.J., Wu, X.H., and M. K. Jones, 2015, Agriculture facilitated permanent human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau after 3600 BP. Science, 347(6219): 248-250.
  2. Dong, G.H., Zhang, D.J., Liu, X.Y., Liu, F.W., Chen, F.H., Jones, M.K., 2015. Response to Comment on “Agriculture facilitated permanent human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau after 3600 BP”. Science, 348, 872-c. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa7573
  3. 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., and Rao, Z.G., 2015, East Asian summer monsoon precipitation variability since the last deglaciation. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep11186
  4. Chen, J.H., Chen, F.H.*, Feng, S., Huang, W., Liu, J.B., and Zhou, A.F., 2015, Hydroclimatic changes in China and surrounding areas during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and Little Ice Age: Spatial patterns and possible mechanisms. Quaternary Science Reviews, 107: 98-111.
  5. Wu, D., Zhou, A.F., Liu, J.B., Chen, X.M., Wei, H.YT., Sun, H.L., Yu, J.Q., Bloemendal, J. & Chen, F.H.*, 2015, Changing intensity of human activity over the last 2,000 years recorded by the magnetic characteristics of sediments from Xingyun Lake, Yunnan, China. Journal of Paleolimnology, 53(1):47–60.
  6. 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(5):676-684.
  7. Liu, J.B., Chen, J.H.*, Zhang, X.J., Li, Y., Rao, Z.G. and Chen, F.H.*, 2015, Holocene East Asian summer monsoon records in northern China and their inconsistency with Chinese stalagmite δ18O records. Earth Science Reviews, in press
  8. 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: 3579-3591.
  9. Carrapa, B., DeCelles, P.G., Wang, X., Clementz, M.T., Mancin, N., Stoica, M., Kraatz, B., Meng, J., Abdulov, S. and Chen, F.H., 2015, Tectono-climatic implications of Eocene Paratethys regression in the Tajik basin of central Asia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 424:168-178.
  10. Gou, X.H., Deng, Y., Gao, L.L., Chen, F.H., Yang, M.X., Zhang F., 2015, Millennium tree-ring reconstruction of drought variability in the eastern Qilian Mountains, northwest China. Climatic Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-014-2431-y.
  11. Li, G.Q., Wen, L.J., Xia, D.S., Duan, Y.W., Rao, Z.G., Madsen, D.B., Wei, H.T., Li, F.L., Jia J. and Chen, F.H., 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.
  12. Wang, F., Sun, D.H., Chen, F.H., Bloemendal, J., Guo, F., Li, Z.J., Zang, Y.B., Li, B.F. and Wang, X., 2015, Formation and evolution of the Badain Jaran Desert, North China, as revealed by a drill core from the desert centre and by geological survey. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 426:139-198.
  13. Rao, Z.G., Liu, X.K., Hua, H., Gao, Y.L., and Chen, F.H., 2015, Evolving history of the East Asian summer monsoon intensity during the MIS5: inconsistent records from Chinese stalagmites and loess deposits. Environmental Earth Sciences, 73:3937–3950.


  1. Chen, F.H., Li, G.Q., Zhao, H., Jin, M., Chen, X.M., Fan, Y.X., Liu, X.K., Wu, D. and Madsen, D., 2014, Landscape evolution of the Ulan Buh Desert in northern China during the late Quaternary. Quetrnary Research, 81(3):476–487.
  2. Chen, F.H., Chen, X.M., Chen, J.H., Zhou, A.F., Wu, D., Tang, L.Y., Zhang, X.J., Huang, X.Z., and Yu, J.Q., 2014, Holocene vegetation history, precipitation changes and Indian summer monsoon evolution documented from sediments of Xingyun Lake, southwest China. Journal of Quaternary Research, 29(7):661–674.
  3. Fang, K.Y.*, Chen, F.H.*, Sen, A.K., Davi, N., Huang, W., Li, J.B., Seppa, H., 2014, Hydroclimate Variations in Central and Monsoonal Asia over the Past 700 Years. PLOS ONE, 9(8): DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102751.
  4. Chen, X.M., Chen, F.H.*, Zhou, A.F., Huang, X.Z., Tang, L.Y., Wu, D., Zhang, X.J., and Yu, J.Q., 2014. Vegetation history, climatic changes and Indian summer monsoon evolution during the Last Glaciation (36400-13400 cal yr BP). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 410: 179-189.
  5. Liu, J., Chen, F.*, Chen, J., Zhang, X., Liu, J. and 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. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119(5): 2209-2219.
  6. Dong, G.H., Wang, Z.L., Ren, L.L., Matuzeviciute, G.M., Wang, H., Ren, X.Y. and Chen, F.H.*, 2014, A comparative study of radiocarbon dating on charcoal and charred seeds from the same flotation samples in the late Neolithic and Brown age sites in Gansu and Qinghai Proviences, northern China. Radicarbon, 56(1):157–163.
  7. Mischke, S. and Chen, F.H., 2014, Introduction to “Late Pleistocene and Holocene climate change in continental Asia”. Journal of Paleolimnology, 51:157–159.
  8. Qin, D.H., Yao, T.D., Chen, F.H., Zhang, T.J., and Meng, X.M., 2014, Uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and its environmental impacts. Quaternary Research, 81(3): 397-399.
  9. Qin, D.H., Yao T.D., Zhou S.Z., Chen, F.H., Meng, X.M. and Zhang, T.J., 2014, A visionary geomorphologist and glaciologist: Professor Jijun Li on his eightieth birthday. Quaternary Research, 81:393-396. SCI


  1. Chen, F.H., Liu, J.B., Xu, Q.H., Li, Y.C., Chen, J.H., Wei, H.T., Liu, Q.S., Wang, Z.L., Cao, X.Y. and Zhang, S.R., 2013, Environmental magnetic studies of sediment cores from Gonghai Lake: implications for monsoon evolution in North China during the late glacial and Holocene. Journal of Paleolimnology, 49(3):447–464.
  2. Chen, F.H., Qiang, M.R., Zhou, A.F., Xiao, S., Chen, J.H. and Sun, D.H., 2013, A 2000-year dust storm record from Lake Sugan in the dust source area of arid China. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(5): 2149-2160.
  3. Huang, W., Chen, F.H.*, Feng, S., Chen, J.H. and X.J. Zhang, 2013, Interannual precipitation variations in the mid-latitude Asia and their association with large scale atmospheric circulation. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58(32):3962-3968.
  4. Chen, F., Yuan, Y. J., Wei, W. S., Zhang, R. B., Yu, S. L., Shang, H. M., Zhang, T. W., Qin, L., Wang, H. Q. & Chen, F.H.*, 2013, Tree-ring-based annual precipitation reconstruction for the Hexi Corridor, NW China: consequences for climate history on and beyond the mid-latitude Asian continent. Boreas. 42(4):1008-1021.
  5. Rao, Z.G., Chen, F.H.*, Cheng, H., Liu, W.G., Wang, G.A., Lai, Z.P., and Bloemendal, J., 2013, High-resolution summer precipitation variations in the western Chinese Loess Plateau during the last glacial. Scientific Reports, 3, 2785, DOI: 10.1038/srep02785.
  6. Dong, G.H., Jia, X., Elston, R., Chen, F.H., Li, S.C., Wang, L., Cai, L.H. and An, C.B., 2013, Spatial and temporal variety of prehistoric human settlement and its influencing factors in the upper Yellow River valley, Qinghai Province, China. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40(5): 2538-2546.
  7. Qiang, M.R., Chen, F.H., Song, L., Liu, X.X., Li, M.Z., and Wang, Q., 2013, Late Quaternary aeolian activity in Gonghe Basin, northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Quaternary Research, 79(3):403-412.
  8. Li, J.B., Xie, S.-P., Cook, E.R., Morales, M.S., Christie, D.A., Johnson, N.C., Chen, F.H., D’Arrigo, R., Fowler, A.M., Gou, X.H., and Fang, K.Y., 2013, El Ni?o modulations over the past seven centuries. Nature Climate Change, 3(9): 822-826.
  9. An, C.B., Tao, S.C., Zhao, J.J., Chen, F.H., Lv, Y.B., Dong, W.M., Li, H., Zhao, Y.T., Jin, M. and Wang, Z.L., 2013, Late Quaternary (30.7-9.0 cal ka BP) vegetation history in central Asia inferred from pollen records of Lake Balikun, northwest China. Journal of Paleolimnology, 49(2): 145-154.


  1. Zhao, H., Li, G.Q., Sheng, Y.W., Jin, M. and Chen, F.H.*, 2012, Early-middle Holocene lake-desert evolution in northern Ulan Buh Desert, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 331-332: 31-38.
  2. Jin, L.Y., Chen, F.H., Morrill, C., Otto-Bliesner, B.L. and Rosenbloom, N., 2012, Causes of early Holocene desertification in arid central Asia. Climate Dynamics, 38(7): 1577-1591.
  3. Rao, Z.G., Chen, F.H., Zhang, X., Xu, Y.B., Xue, Q. and Zhang, P.Y., 2012, Spatial and temporal variations of C3/C4 relative abundance in global terrestrial ecosystem since the Last Glacial and its possible driving mechanisms. Chinese Science Bulletin, 57(31): 4024-4035.
  4. Fang, K.Y., Gou, X.H., Chen, F.H., Frank, D., Liu, C.Z., Li, J.B. and Kazmer, M., 2012, Precipitation variability during the past 400 years in the Xiaolong Mountain (central China) inferred from tree rings. Climate Dynamics, 39(7-8): 1697-1707.


  1. Chen, F.H., Huang, W., Jin, L.Y., Chen, J.H. and J.S. Wang, 2011, Spatiotemporal precipitation variations in the arid Central Asia in the context of global warming. Science in China (D), 54(12): 1812-1821.
  2. Liu, J.B., Chen F.H.*, Chen, J.H., Xu, Q.H., Xia, D.S., Wang, Z.L. and Y.C. Li, 2011. Humid Medieval Warm Period recorded by magnetic characteristics of sediments from Gonghai Lake, Shanxi, North China. Chinese Sci Bull, 56(23): 2464-2474.
  3. Zhang, J.W., Chen, F.H., Holmes, J.A., Li, H., Guo, X.Y., Wang, J.L., Li, S., Lü, Y.B., Zhao, Y., and Qiang, M.R., 2011, Holocene monsoon climate documented by oxygen and carbon isotopes from lake sediments and peat bogs in China: a review and synthesis. Quaternary Science Reviews, 1-15.
  4. Jin, L.Y., Chen, F.H., Morrill, C., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Rosenbloom, N., 2011, Causes of early Holocene desertification in arid central Asia. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1086-1.


  1. Chen, F.H., Chen, J.H., Holmes, J.A., Boomer, I., Austin, P., Gates, J.B., Wang, N.L., Brooks, S.J. and J.W. Zhang, 2010, Moisture changes over the last millennium in the Arid Central Asia: a review, synthesis and comparison with monsoon region. Quaternary Science Review, 29(7-8): 1055-1068.
  2. Zhang, D.J., Chen, F.H.*, Bettinger, R. L., Barton, L., Ji, D.X., Morgan, C., Wang, H., Cheng, X.Z., Dong, G.H., Guilderson, T.P. and Zhao, H., 2010, Archaeological records of Dadiwan in the past 60 ka and the origin of millet agriculture. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55(16): 1636-1642.
  3. Fan YX, Chen FH, Wei GX, Madsen DB, Oviatt CG, Zhao H, Chun X, Yang LP, Fan TL, Li GQ, 2010. Potential water sources for Late Quaternary Megalake Jilantai-Hetao, China, inferred from mollusk shell 87Sr/86Sr ratios. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43:577-587.
  4. Wang, J.S., Chen, F.H., Jin, L.Y., Bai, H.Z., 2010. Characteristics of the dry/wet trend over arid central Asia over the past 100 years. Climate Research, 41(1):51-59.


  1. Chen, F.H., Holmes, J., Wünnemann, B. and Yu, Z.C., 2009, Holocene climate variability in arid Asia: Nature and mechanisms. Quaternary International, 194:1–5.
  2. Chen, F.H., Wang, J.S., Jin, L.Y., Zhang, Q., Li, J. and Chen, J.H., 2009, Rapid warming in mid-latitude central Asia for the past 100 years. Frontier of Earth Science in China, 3(1): 42–50.
  3. Xie, Y.W., F.H., Chen* and J.G. Qi, 2009, Past desertification processes of Minqin Oasis in arid China. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 16( 4): 260–269.
  4. Zhao, Y.*, Yu, Z.C., Chen, F.H.*, Zhang, J.W., Yang, B., 2009, Vegetation response to Holocene climate change in monsoon-influenced region of China. Earth-Science Reviews, 97: 242-256.
  5. Jin, L., Peng, Y., Chen, F., and Ganopolski, A. 2009, Modeling sensitivity study of the possible impact of snow and glaciers developing over Tibetan Plateau on Holocene African-Asian monsoon climate. Climate of the Past, 5, 457–469, 2009.
  6. Barton, L., Newsome, S.D., Chen, F.H., Wang, H., Guilderson, T.P. and R.L. Bettinger, 2009, Agricultural origins and the isotopic identity of domestication in northern China. PNAS, 106(14): 5523–5528.


  1. Chen, F.H. Yu, Z.C., Yang, M.L., Ito, E., Wang, S.M., Madsen, D.B., 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: 351–364.
  2. Chen, F.H., Fan, Y.X., Chun, X., Madsen, D.B., Oviatt, C.G., Zhao, H., Yang, L.P., Sun, Y., 2008, Preliminary Research on Paleolake Jilantai-Hetao in Late Quaternary. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(11):1725-1739.
  3. Zhang, P.Z., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Chen, F.H., Wang, Y.C., Yang, X.L., Liu, J. , Tan, M., Wang, X.F., Liu, J.H., An., C.L., Dai, Z.B., Zhou, J. Zhang, D.Z., Jia, J.H., Jin, L.Y., and K.R. Johnson, 2008, A Test of Climate, Sun, and Culture Relationships from an 1810-Year Chinese Cave Record. Science 322, 940-942.
  4. An, C.-B., Chen, F.-H., Loukas, B., 2008, Holocene Environmental Changes in Mongolia: A Review. Global and Planetary Change, 63:283–289.
  5. Yang, L.P., Chen, F.H.*, Chun, X., Fan, Y.X., Sun, Y., Madsen, D.B. and Zhang, X.Q., 2008, The Jilantai Salt Lake shorelines in Northwestern arid China revealed by remote sensing images. Journal of Arid Environments, 72:861-866.
  6. Gou, X.H., Chen, F.H., Yang, M.X., Gordon, J., Fang, K.Y., Tian, Q.H. and & Zhang, Y., 2008, Asymmetric variability between maximum and minimum temperatures in Northeastern Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from tree rings. Science in China, 51(1):41-55.


  1. Chen, F.H., Cheng, B., Zhao, H., Fan, Y.X., Madsen, D.B. and Jin, M., 2007, Post-glacial Climate Variability and Drought Events in the Monsoon Transition Zone of Western China between Monsoon and Westerly dominant regions since the last deglacial. In D.B. Madsen, F.H. Chen and X. Gao (Eds), Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China. Developments in Quaternary Science, 2007, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 11-24.
  2. Jin, L.Y., Chen, F.H.*, Claussen, M. and Ganopolski, A., 2007, Response of East Asian climate to Dansgaard/Oeschger and Heinrich events in a coupled model of intermediate complexity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D06117, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007316.
  3. Li, J.B., Chen, F.H.*, Cook, E.R., Gou, X.H. and Zhang, Y.X., 2007, Using tree-rings and the Palmer drought severity index to reconstruct the drought history in Helan mountain, north central China. International Journal of Climatology, 27: 903–909.
  4. Gou, X.H., Chen, F.H., Jacoby, G., Cook, E., Yang, M.X., Li, J.B., 2007, Streamflow variations of the Yellow River over past 593 years in western China reconstructed from tree rings. Water Resource Research, VOL.43, WO6434, doi:10.1029/2006WR 005705.
  5. Zhou, A.F., Chen, F.H.*, Qiang, M.R., Yang, M.L., Zhang, J.W., 2007, The discovery of annually laminated sediments (varves) from shallow Sugan Lake in inland arid China and their paleoclimatic significance. Science in China Series D, 50(8): 1218-1224.


  1. Chen, F.H., Cheng, B., Zhao, Y., Zhu, Y. and Madsen, D.B., 2006, Holocene Environmental Change Inferred from a High-Resolution Pollen Records of Lake Zhuyeze, Arid China. The Holocene, 16(5): 675-684.
  2. 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 (Series D-Earth Sciences), 49(12):1280-1290.
  3. Chen, F.H., Rao, Z.G., Zhang, J.W., Jin, M. and Ma, J.Y., 2006, Variations of organic carbon isotopic composition and its environmental significance during the last glacial on western Chinese Loess Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 51(13): 1593-1602.
  4. Gou, X.H., Chen, F.H.*, Jacoby, G., Yang, M.X., 2006,A comparison of tree-ring records and glacier variations over the past 700 years, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Annals of Glaciology, 43:86-90.
  5. Wang, X.M., Chen, F.H. and Dong, Z.B., 2006, The relative role of climatic and human factors in deserti?cation in semiarid China. Global Environmental Changes, 16:48-57.
  6. Li, J.B., Gou, X.H., Cook, E.R. and Chen, F.H., 2006, Tree-ring Based Drought Reconstruction for the Central Tien Shan Area, Northwest China. Geophysical Research Letter, 33, L07715, doi:10.1029/2006GL025803.
  7. Rao, Z., Zhu, Z., Chen, F.H., Zhang, J., 2006, Does delta C-13(carb) of the Chinese loess indicate past C-3/C-4 abundance? A review of research on stable carbon isotopes of the Chinese loess. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25: 2251-2257.

Before 2006

  1. Qiang, M.R., Chen, F.H.* Zhang, J.W., Gao, S.Y., Zhou, A.F., 2005, Climatic changes documented by stable isotopes of sedimentary carbonate in Lake Sugan, northeastern Tibetan Plateau of China, since 2 kaBP. Chinese Science Bulletin, 50 (17): 1930-1939.
  2. Wang, X. M., Chen, F.H., Dong, Z.B. and Xia, D., 2005, Evolution of the southern Mu Us desert in north China over the past 50 years: an analysis using proxies of human activity and climate parameters. Land Degradation & Development, 16: 351-366.
  3. Jin, L.Y., Ganopolski, A., Chen, F.H., Claussen, M. and Wang, H.J., 2005, Impacts of snow and glaciers over Tibetan Plateau on Holocene climate change: sensitivity experiments with a coupled model of intermediate complexity. Geophysical Research Letters, 32: L17709, doi:10.1029/2005GL023202.
  4. Chen, F.H., Wu, W., Holmes, J., Madsen, D.B., Zhu, Y., Jin, M. and Oviatt, J.G., 2003, A mid-Holocene drought interval as evidenced by lake desiccation in the Alashan Plateau, Inner Mongolia, China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48(13): 1-10.
  5. Chen, F.H. and Holmes, J.A., 2003, Multi-proxy evidence for late Pleistocene-Holocene environmental change in arid central Asia: an overview of the RACHAD 2001 symposium. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48(13): 1401-1410.
  6. Chen, F.H., Qiang, M.R., Feng, Z.D., Wang, H.B. and Bloemendal, J., 2003, Stable East Asian monsoon climate during the Last Interglacial (Eemian) indicated by paleosol S1 in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Global and Planetary Change, 36(3): 171-179.
  7. Zhang, J.W., Jin, M., Chen, F.H. *, Battarbee, R., Henderson, A. And Holmes, J.A., 2003, High-resolution precipitation variations in the Northeast Tibet Plateau over the last 800 years documented by sediment cores of Lake Qinghai. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48(13): 1451-1456.
  8. Madsen, D.B., Chen, F.H., Oviatt, C.G., Zhu, Y., Brantingham, P.J., Elston, R.G. and Bettinger, R.L., 2003, Late Pleistocene/Holocene wetland events recorded in southeast Tengger Desert lake sediments, NW China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48(13): 1423-1429.
  9. Sun, D.H., Chen, F.H., Bloemendal, J. and Su, R.X., 2003, Seasonal variability of modern dust over the Loess Plateau of China, Journal of Geophyscial Research, 108 (D21):AAC3-1 -AAC3-10.
  10. Xie, S., Chen, F.H., Wang, Z., Wang, H., Gu, Y. and Huang, Y., 2003, Lipid distributions in loess-paleosol sequences from northwest China. Organic Geochemistry, 34:1071-1079.
  11. Shi, Q., Chen, F.H.*, Zhu, Y. and Madsen, D.B., 2002, Lake Evolution of the Terminal Area of Shiyang River Drainage in Arid China since the Last Glaciation. Quaternary International, 93/94C:31-44.
  12. Zhu, Y., Chen, F.H., Cheng, B., Zhang, J.W. and Madsen, D. B., 2002, Pollen Assemblage Features of Modern Water Samples from the Shiyang River Drainage, Arid China. Acta Botanica Sinica, 44(3): 367-373.
  13. Chen, F.H., Zhu, Y., Li, J.J., Shi, Q., Jin, L.Y. and Wünnemann, B., 2001, Abrupt Holocene changes of the Asian monsoon at millennial- and centennial-scales: evidence from Lake Sediment document in Minqin Basin, North China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 46(23):1942-1947.
  14. Zhu, Y., Chen, F.H. and Madsen, D.B., 2002, The Environmental signal of an early Holocene pollen record from Shiyang River basin lake sediments, NW China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 47(4): 267-273.
  15. Chen, F.H., Feng, Z.D. and Zhang, J.W., 2000, Loess particle size data indicative of stable winter monsoons during the last interglacial in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Catena, 39(4):112-121.
  16. Chen, F.H., Shi, Q. and Wang, J.M., 1999, Environmental change documented by sedimentation of Lake Yiema in arid China since the last glaciation. Journal of Paleolimnology, 22(2):159-169.
  17. Chen, F.H., Bloemendal, J., Feng, Z.D., Wang, J.M., Parker, E. and Guo, Z.T., 1999, East Asian monsoon variations during Oxygen Isotope Stage 5: evidence from the northwestern margin of the Chinese loess plateau. Quaternary Science Reviews, 18(8-9):1127-1135.
  18. Chen, F.H., Bloemendal, J., Zhang, P.Z. and Liu, G.X., 1999, An 800 ka proxy record of climate from lake sediments of the Zoige Basin, the Eastern Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Plalaeoecology, 151(4): 307-320.
  19. Chen, F.H., Yang, L.P., Wang, J.M. and Zhang, J.W., 1999, Atmospheric particulate pollution of Lanzhou using magnetic measurements. Journal of Environmental Science, 11(3): 373-377.
  20. Chen, F.H., Bloemendal, J., Wang, J.M., Li, J.J., Oldfield, F. and Ma, Y.Z., 1997, High-resolution multi-proxy climate records from Chinese loess: evidence for rapid climatic changes over the last 75 kyr. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology Palaeontology, 130:323-335.
  21. Chen, F.H., Wang, S.M., Li, J.J., Shi, Y.F., Li, S.J., Cao, J.X., Zhang, Y.T., Wang, Y.F. and Kelts, K., 1995, Palaeomagnetic record from RH lacustrine Core in Zoige Basin of Tibetan Plateau. Science in China (Series B), 38(12): 1513-1521.
  22. Chen, F.H., Wu, R.J., Pompei, D. and Oldfield, F., 1995, Magnetic property and particle size variations in the late Pleistocene and Holocene parts of the Dadongling loess section near Xining. Quaternary Proceedings, (4): 27-40.
  23. Chen, F. H., X.S., Zhang, Y.T. and Cao, J.X., 1993, Climatic record of Lanzhou Loess and Climatic cycles on scale of ten thousand years. Chinese Science Bulletin, 38 (14):1181-1184.
  24. Chen, F.H., Li, J. and W. Zhang, 1991, Loess stratigraphy of the Lanzhou profile and its comparison with deep-sea sediment and ice core record. GeoJournal, 24(2):201-209.

Book/Issue edited (not included those in Chinese)

  1. F.H. Chen, J. Holmes, B. Wunnemann, and Yu, Z.C. (Guest Editors), Holocene climate variability in arid Asia: Nature and mechanisms. Quaternary International, 2009, Vol.194. (RACHAD Symposium Issue)
  2. D.B. Madsen, F.H. Chen and X. Gao (Eds), 2007, Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China. Developments in Quaternary Science Vol.19, Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  3. J.A. Holmes and F.H. Chen (Editors), Abrupt Holocene Environmental Changes in Arid Central Asia-History and Mechanisms. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2003, Volume 48, Issue 14, Science in China Press. (special Issue)

Supported Projects:
  • 2017-2021, Study on Prehistoric Human Adaptation to High-elevation and Low-oxygen Environment in Northern Tibetan Plateau. Special NSFC grant, PI.
  • 2014-2017, Asian Summer Monsoon Changes and Arid Events during Holocene recorded by Lake and Wetland Sediment in the Alashan Plateau, Summer Monsoon. NSFC grant, PI
  • 2012-2016 Climatic and environmental changes in the arid NW China during last glacial/interglacial: model and mechanism. NSFC special project, PI
  • 2006-2015 Environmental Changes in Arid Central Asia. the Program of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities (B06026), Ministry of Education, PI

    Overseas Research Collaborators

    Including: Martin Jones (Oxford University, UK), Jan Bloemendal (Liverpool University, UK), Frank Oldfield (Liverpool University, UK), John Shaw (Liverpool University, UK), Rick Battarbee (University College of London, UK), Jonathan Holmes (University College of London, UK), John Dodson (Brunel University, UK); W.M.Edmunds (Oxford University, UK); Martin Claussen (Potsdam University, Germany), Bernd Wuemanne (Free University of Berlin, Germany), Brigitta Schütt (Free University of Berlin, Germany), Andrey Ganoposki (Potsdam University, Germany); Edward R. Cook (Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, US) , Gordon Jacoby (Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, US), Emi Ito (University of Minnesota, US), Zicheng Yu (Lehigh University, US), Jeffrey Brantingham (University of California-Los Angeles, US), David Rhode (Desert Research Institute, US), David Madsen (Desert Research Institute, US), Robert Bettinger (University of California-Davis), Lukas Bardon (University of California-Davis); Chuan-Chou Shen (National Taiwan University, China); Shenghua Li, David Zhang (Hongkang University, China), Farhad Khormali (Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran), and so on.