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Expert NameProf. Zhisheng An
TitleChair of Academic Committee
DivisionInstitute of Earth Environment (IEE), CAS
CityXi'an, Shaanxi Province
Telephone86 29 88323363
Work ExperienceMy researches have been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, NSF of USA etc. Two 973 program I undertook have been successfully accomplished. Now I am Chinese chief scientist of the Sino-US cooperative research program and I am also the chief scientist of the 973 program started last year and China Continental Scientific Drilling Program. Since last decades, more than 6000 meters core sediments were acquired in different climatic environment, except for the records of tree ring, speleothem, peat and coral etc. Different proxies have been analyzed to reconstruct the paleoclimate changes. I have proposed the“paleomonsoon control theory” and a dynamic model for the evolution history of Asian monsoon-arid environment in China and its relationship with the growth of Tibetan plateau
QualificationsBachelor degree, Geology, Nanjing University, 1962 Master degree, Quaternary Geology, Institute of Geology and Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, 1966
Number of Publications265
Awards1. 2008 the Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Earth Science, Beijing, China 2. 2008 National Natural Scientific Awards of China, Second Prize, Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing, China 3. 2000 National Natural Scientific Awards of China, Second Prize,Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Other Activities1. 2006 – present, Vice Director of standing committee, Earth sciences Division, CAS, Beijing, China 2. 2003 – present, Member of the Editorial Board, Quaternary Science Reviews, London, UK 3. 2005 – present, Guest Professor, Peking University, Beijing, China 4. 2005 – present, Guest Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China 5. 1991 – present, Guest Professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Publications1. An, Z.S. (2000). The history and variability of the East Asian paleomonsoon climate. Quaternary Science Reviews, 19:171-187. 2. An, Z.S., Huang, Y.S., Liu, W.G., Guo, Z.T., Clemens, S., Li, L., Prell, W., Ning, Y.F., Cai, Y.J., Zhou, W.J., Lin, B.H., Zhang, Q.L., Cao, Y.N., Qiang, X.K., Chang, H., Wu, Z.K. (2005). Multiple expansions of C-4 plant biomass in East Asia since 7 Ma coupled with strengthened monsoon circulation. Geology, 33:705-708. 3. An, Z.S. Liu T.S., Lu Y.C., Porter S.C., Kukla G., Wu X.H. and Hua Y.M.(1990). The long-term palaeomonsoon variation recorded by the loess-palaeosol sequence in central China. Quaternary International, 7/8:91-95. 4. Jickells, T.D., An, Z.S., Andersen, K.K., Baker, A.R., Bergametti, G., Brooks, N., Cao, J.J., Boyd, P.W., Duce, R.A., Hunter, K.A., Kawahata, H., Kubilay, N., laRoche, J., Liss, P.S., Mahowald, N., Prospero, J.M., Ridgwell, A.J., Tegen, I., Torres, R., 2005, Global iron connections between desert dust, ocean biogeochemistry, and climate, Science 308, 67-71. 5. An, Z.S., Kutzbach, J.E., Prell, W.L., Porter, S.C. (2001). Evolution of Asian monsoons and phased uplift of the Himalayan Tibetan plateau since Late Miocene times. Nature, 411: 62-66.
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