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Expert NameProf. Xunming Wang
DivisionLaboratory of Desert and Desertification, Cold & Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute
Telephone86 931 4967491
Work Experience2003 – Present Senior scientist at Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Research interests include: desertification in arid and semiarid regions; wind blown sediments and wind environmental change; quaternary environmental changes in dry lands; and arid geomorphology.
QualificationsPhD/Geography/Chinese Academy of Sciences/2001
Number of Publications70
Awards1. The first winner of Gansu award for natural sciences 2. The sixth winner of Gansu award for natural science and technology progress
Other Activities1. Editor member of ‘Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions’
Publications1. Xunming Wang, Fahu Chen, Zhibao Dong, 2006. The relative role of climatic and human factors in desertification in semi-arid China. Global Environmental Change, 16, 48-57. 2. Xunming Wang, Dunsheng Xia, Tao Wang, Xuan Xie, Jinchang, Li, 2008. Dust sources in arid and semiarid China and southern Mongolia: impacts of geomorphologic setting and surface materials. Geomorphology, 97, 583-600. 3. Xunming Wang, Fahu Chen, Eerdun Hasi, Jinchang Li, 2008. Desertification in China: an assessment. Earth-Science Reviews, 88, 188-206. 4 Xunming Wang, Yi Yang, Zhibao Dong, 2009. Responses of desertification to twenty-first century global warming in China. Global and Planetary Change, 67, 167-185. 5. Xunming Wang, Caixia Zhang, Jiawu Zhang, Ting Hua, Lili Lang, Xiaoyou Zhang, Li Wang, 2010. Nebkha formation: Implications for reconstructing environmental changes over the past several centuries in the Ala Shan Plateau, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 297, 697–706.
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