Under the guidance of Prof. Zhisheng An, the first director of Institute of Earth Environment, Limnological Lab was established in 2005. It is now directed by Dr. Hai Xu, and currently has seven employees and Ph.D students. The faculty and staff of this lab have achieved a batch of academic achievements in limnology related studies since 2005. A series of scientific research papers have been published in some key journals, such as Quaternary Science Reviews, Climate Dynamics, Chemical Geology, Science, and so on. The Limonoglical lab have collaborated with various scientific centers both internationally and domestically, including Earth and Environmental Sciences Department in University of Kentucky, AMS Lab in University of Glasgow, and so on.
The Limnological Lab mainly focuses on extracting high-resolution paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental informations and environmental processes from lake and peatland, and evaluating carbon cycle in limnology; aims to understand changes and dynamics of Asian Monsoon-Westerly and interactions of East Asian summer Monsoon and Indian summer Monsoon, and to estimate carbon dynamics in lake sediment and peat.
Members of our Lab
Hai Xu (Professor)
Jianghu Lan (Assistant Professor)
Bin Liu (Ph.D student)
Enguo Sheng (Ph.D student)
Keke Yu (Ph.D student)
Lifen Hou (Technician)
Shuai Che (Technician)
Publications (since 2009):
Xu H., et al., 2013. Holocene peatland development along the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Research, 80 (1): 47-54.
Xu H.,et al.，2013. Modern carbon burial in Lake Qinghai, China. Applied Geochemistry. 39：150-155.
Xu H. et al., 2012. Decreasing Asian summer monsoon intensity after 1860 AD in the global warming epoch. Climatic Dynamics. 39: 2079–2088.
Xu H. et al., 2010. Influence of ENSO on multi annual temperature variations at Hongyuan, NE Qinghai-Tibet plateau: evidence from δ13C of spruce tree rings.International Journal of Climatology, 30(1): 120-126.
Xu H. et al., 2010.Spatial and temporal variations of Rb/Sr ratios of the bulk surface sediments in Lake Qinghai. Geochemical Transactions, 11:3.
Xu H. et al., 2010. Spatial pattern of modern sedimentation rate of Qinghai Lake and a preliminary estimate of the sediment flux. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55(7): 621-627.
Xu H. et al., 2010. Major ion chemistry of waters in Lake Qinghai catchments, NE Qinghai-Tibet plateau, China. Quaternary International, 212(1): 35-43.
An ZS,…, Xu H., et al., 2012. Interplay between the Westerlies and Asian monsoon recorded in Lake Qinghai sediments since 32 ka. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep00619.
Wang H., ... Xu H., 2010. Response of humification degree to monsoon climate during the Holocene from the Hongyuan peat bog, eastern Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 286(3-4):171-177.
Lan et al., 2013. Paleoclimate implication of carbonate, organic matter and its stable isotope in lacustrine sediments: a review. Chinese of Joural Ecology, 32( 5): 1326-1334 (in Chinese with English Abstract).
Liu et al., 2010. Apreliminary study on the environmental singificance of biogenicsilica in Qinghai Lake, Quaternary Sciences, 30(6): 1169-1176 (in Chinese with English Abstract).
Sheng et al, 2013.Study of humification degree for estimating organic matter contents of peat on the eastern margion of the Tibetan Plateau. Earth and Environment, 41(1): 37-42. (in Chinese with English Abstract).