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Name   Cao, Xianyong Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      xcao@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
  • 2018.3-present Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate professor
  • 2015.3-2018.2 Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Research Unit Potsdam, Postdoc
  • 2010.10 -2015.2 Potsdam University, Palaeoecology, Ph.D
  • 2009.9-2015.6 Hebei Normal University, Ecology, Ph.D (completion without degree)
  • 2006.9-2009.6 Hebei Normal University, Physical geography, M.S
  • 2002.9-2006.6 Hebei Normal University, Geography Science, B.S

Research Interest:

Pollen-based past vegetation and climate reconstruction

Public Services:

  • CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program (Rank C), Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018
  • Past Global Changes(PAGES)workshop funding, The PAGES Executive Committee, 2017
  • Provincial outstanding university graduates, Hebei Provincial Department of Education, 2006
Selected Publications:
  1. Tian, F., Cao, X., Dallmeyer, A., Lohmann, G., Zhang, X., Ni, J., Andreev, A., Anderson, P.M., Lozhkin, A.V., Bezrukova, E., Rudaya, N., Xu, Q., Herzschuh, U., 2018. Biome changes and their inferred climatic drivers in northern and eastern continental Asia at selected times since 40 cal ka BP. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 27: 365–379.
  2. Cao, X., Tian, F., Telford, R., Ni, J., Xu, Q., Chen, F., Liu, X., Stebich, M., Zhao, Y., Herzschuh, U., 2017. Impacts of the spatial extent of pollen-climate calibration-set on the absolute values, range and trends of reconstructed Holocene precipitation. Quaternary Science Reviews, 178: 37–53.
  3. Dallmeyer, A., Claussen, C., Ni, J., Cao, X., Wang, Y., Fischer, N., Pfeiffer, M., Jin, L., Khon, V., Wagner, S., Haberkorn, K., Herzschuh, U., 2017. Biome changes in Asia since the mid-Holocene – an analysis of different transient Earth system model simulations. Climate of the Past, 13: 107–134.
  4. Zhao, Y., Liu, Y.L., Guo Z.T., Fang, K.Y., Li, Q., Cao, X.Y., 2017. Abrupt vegetation shifts caused by gradual climate changes in central Asia during the Holocene. Science China Earth Sciences, 60: 1317–1327.
  5. Tian, F., Cao, X. (corresponding author), Dallmeyer, A., Zhao, Y., Ni, J., Herzschuh, U., 2017. Pollen-climate relationships in time (9 ka, 6 ka, 0 ka) and space (upland vs. lowland) in eastern continental Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 156: 1–11.
  6. Tian, F., Cao, X. (corresponding author), Dallmeyer, A., Ni, J., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Herzschuh, U., 2016. Quantitative woody cover reconstructions from eastern continental Asia of the last 22 ka reveal strong regional peculiarities. Quaternary Science Reviews, 137: 33–44.
  7. Xu, Q., Zhang, S., Gaillard, M.-J., Li, M., Cao, X., Tian, F., Li, F., 2016. Studies of modern pollen assemblages for pollen dispersal- deposition- preservation process understanding and for pollen-based reconstructions of past vegetation, climate, and human impact: A review based on case studies in China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 149: 151–166.
  8. Zhang, S., Xu, Q., Gaillard, M.-J., Cao, X., Li, J., Zhang, L., Li, Y., Tian, F., Zhou, L., Lin, F., Yang, X., 2016. Characteristic pollen source area and vertical pollen dispersal and deposition in a mixed coniferous and deciduous broad-leaved woodland in the Changbai mountains, northeast China. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 25: 29–43.
  9. Xu, Q., Chen, F., Zhang, S., Cao, X., Li, J., Li, Y., Li, M., Chen, J., Liu, J., Wang, Z., 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.
  10. Cao, X., Herzschuh, U., Ni, J., Zhao, Y., Böhmer, T., 2015. Spatial and temporal distributions of major tree taxa in eastern continental Asia during the last 22,000 yr. The Holocene, 25: 79–91.
  11. Yang, S., Cao, X., Jin, H., 2015. Validation of ice-wedge isotopes at Yituli'he, northeastern China as climate proxy. Boreas, 44: 502–510.
  12. Chen, F., Xu,Q., Chen, J., Birks, H.J.B., Liu, J., Zhang, S., Jin, L., An, C., Telford, R.J., Cao, X., Wang, Z., Zhang, X., Selvaraj, K., Lu, H., Li, Y., Zheng, Z., Wang, H., Zhou, A., Dong, G., Zhang, J., Huang, X., Bloemendal, J., Rao, Z., 2015. East Asian summer monsoon precipitation variability since the last deglaciation. Scientific Reports 5: 11186.
  13. Dallmeyer, A., Herzschuh, U., Claussen, M., Ni, J., Wang, Y., Mischke, S., Cao, X., 2015. Vegetation, Climate, Man—Holocene Variability in Monsoonal Central Asia. Chapter: Integrated Analysis of Interglacial Climate Dynamics (INTERDYNAMIC). Part of the series: Springer Briefs in Earth System Sciences. pp 97–102.
  14. Cao, X., Herzschuh, U., Telford, R.J., Ni, J., 2014. A modern pollen-climate dataset from China and Mongolia: assessing its potential for climate reconstruction. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 211, 87–96.
  15. Ni, J., Cao, X., Jeltsch, F., Herzschuh, U., 2014. Biome distribution over the last 22,000 yr in China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 409: 33–47.
  16. Xu Q., Cao X., Tian F., Zhang S., Li Y., Li M., Li J., Liu Y., Liang J., 2014. Relative pollen productivities of typical steppe species in northern China and their potential in past vegetation reconstruction. Science China: Earth Sciences, 57: 1254–1266.
  17. Cao, X., Ni, J., Herzschuh, U., Wang, Y., Zhao, Y., 2013. A late Quaternary pollen dataset in eastern inental Asia for plant migration study, vegetation and climate reconstructions: set up and evaluation. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 194: 21–37.
  18. Chen, F., Liu, J., Xu, Q., Li, Y., Chen, J., Wei, H., Liu, Q., Wang, Z., Cao, X., Zhang, S., 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: 447–464.
  19. Xu, Q., Tian, F., Bunting, M. J., Ding, W., Cao, X., He, Z., 2012. Pollen source areas of lakes with inflowing rivers: modern pollen influx data from Lake Baiyangdian, China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 37: 81–91.
  20. Ding, W., Pang, R., Xu, Q., Li, Y., Cao, X., 2011. Surface pollen assemblages as indicators of human impact in the warm temperate hilly areas of eastern China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 56: 996–1004.
  21. Cao, X., Xu, Q., Jing, Z., Li, Y., Tian, F., 2010. Holocene climate change and human impacts implied from the pollen records in Anyang, central China. Quaternary International, 227: 3–9.
  22. Wang, X., Li, Y., Xu, Q., Cao, X., Zhang L., Tian, F., 2010. Pollen assemblages from different agricultural units and their spatial distribution in Anyang area. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55: 544–554.
  23. Tian F., Cao X., Xu Q., Li Y., 2009. A laboratorial study on the influence of alkaline and oxidative environment on the preservation of Pinus tabulaeformis pollen. Frontiers of Earth Science, 3: 226–230.
  24. Xu Q., Li Y., Tian F., Cao X., Yang X., 2009. Pollen assemblages of tauber traps and surface soil samples in steppe areas of China and their relationships with vegetation and climate. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 153: 86–101.
  25. Li, Y., Xu, Q., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Cao, X., Yang,X., 2009. Modern pollen assemblages of the forest communities and their relationships with vegetation and climate in northern China. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 19(6): 643–659.
  26. Tian, F., Xu, Q., Li, Y., Cao, X., Wang, X., Zhang, L., 2008. Pollen Assemblage Characteristics of Lakes in the Monsoon Fringe area of China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53: 3354–3363.

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