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Jianjun Qu

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Geographical Focus
Job function
Vice director
Deparment of Desert and Desertification, CAREERI, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI),
Telephone number
0931 4967565
Work experience
_ My researches have been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Water Resources, etc. I have a number of research experiences on arid land geomorphology and environment, including the proven of feathered dunes in the Kumtagh Desert, the development process of pyramid dunes, the importance and sand-control significance of Gobi surface, the principle and reproduction of singing sand, and the electrification effect of wind-blown sands. I was in charge of several wind-blown sand research and engineering designing projects, including the protective system for the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High Speed Railway, the Lasa-Shigatse Railway, the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, the Crescent Spring in the Mingsha Megadunes, and a coastal navy base at southern China. _x000D_
Thematic areas: 1. Aeolian Geomorphology; 2. Sand-control Engineering; _x000D_
3. Desertification; 4. Blown Sand Physics
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Bachelor of Physical Geography, Northwest University, 1982_x000D_
Doctor of Physical Geography,Graduate University of CAS, 2003
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1.Jianjun Qu, Shixiong Cao, Guoshuai Li, Qinghe Niu, Qi Feng, 2013. Conservation of Natural and cultural heritage in Dunhuang, China. Gondwana Research, doi= 16/
2. Jianjun Qu, Qingjie Han, Guangrong Dong, Kecun Zhang, Ruiping Zu, 2013. A study of the characteristics of aeolian sand activity and the effects of a comprehensive protective system in a coastal dune area in southern China. Coastal Engineering, 77: 28-39._x000D_
3. Jianjun Qu, Kongtai Liao, Guangrong Dong, Qinghe Niu, Zhefan Jing, Qingjie Han, 2011. Feathered sand ridges in the Kumtagh Desert and their position in the classification system. Science China: Earth Science, 54(8): 1215-1225._x000D_
4. Jianjun Qu, Ruiping Zu, Kecun Zhang, Haiyan Fang, 2007. Field observations on the protective effect of semi-burried checkerboard sand barriers, Geomorphology, 88(1-2): 193-200._x000D_
5. Jianjun Qu, Ning Huang, Guangrong Dong, Weimin Zhang, 2001. The role and significance of the Gobi Desert pavement in controlling sand movement on the cliff top near the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes. Journal of Arid Environments, 48(3): 357-371.
Other activities
1. Vice Director of the Key Laboratory of Desert and Desertification, CAS. _x000D_
2. Director of Dunhuang Gobi and Desert Research Station, CAREERI, CAS_x000D_
3. Director of Gansu Center for Sand Hazard Reduction Engineering and Technology, Lanzhou, China. _x000D_
4. Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Desert Research, Lanzhou, and Science of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing, China. _x000D_
5. Guest Professor, University of CAS, Beijing, and Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
1. 2013, Science and Technology Progress Award, Second Prize, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, China. _x000D_
2. 2010, National Award for Technological Invention, Second Prize, Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing, China. _x000D_
3. 2004, Excellent Dean’s Award, CAS, Beijing, China.
Organisation name
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organisation street address
No. 320 Donggangxi Road, Lanzhou 730000
Organisation city
Lanzhou, Gansu
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