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Ding Zhongli
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  Geomorphology and Quarternary Geology
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China
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  zlding@mail.iggcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:

Zhongli Ding
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Professor of Geology

Education
1990 Visiting Scholar, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
1988 Ph.D., Institute of Geology, CAS, Beijing
1985 M.S., Institute of Geology, CAS, Beijing
1982 B.S., Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

Professional Experience
2008.1-present  Vice President of CAS
2000.11-2007.6  director of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
1999.5-2000.11  deputy director of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
1995.12-1999.5  vice-chairman of the Department of Quaternary Geology, the Institute of Geology, CAS,
1994.12-present  professor, the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS,
1992.2-1994.12  associate professor, the Institute of Geology, CAS,
1988.8-1992.2  assistant professor, the Institute of Geology, CAS,


Research Interests:
Cenozoic Palaeoclimate; interactions between Tectonics and climate change; eolian sediments; East-Asian monsoon evolution and its dynamics
Public Services:

Honors:

Supported Projects:
NSFC  Environmental evolution in arid region and global change NSFC  High-resolution terrestrial record of PETM event and its ecological effects
CAS   Cenozoic tectonic-scale environmental change in China and its mechanisms

Selected Publication:
  1. Ding, Z. L., Rutter, N. W., Han, J. T., and Liu, T. S., A coupled environmental system formed at about 2.5Ma in East Asia, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimotology, Palaeoecology, 94(1992), 223-242.
  2. Ding, Z. L., Rutter, N. W., and Liu, T. S., Pedostratigraphy of Chinese loess deposits and climatic cycles in the last 2.5Myr, Catena, 20(1993), 73-91.
  3. Ding, Z. L., Yu, Z. W., Rutter, N. W., and Liu, T. S., Towards an orbital time scale for Chinese loess deposits, Quaternary Science Reviews, 13(1994), 39-70.
  4. Ding, Z. L., Liu, T. S., Rutter, N. W., Yu, Z. W., Zhu, R. X., and Guo, Z. T., Ice-volume forcing of the East Asia winter monsoon variation in the past 800,000 years, Quaternary Research, 44(1995), 149-158.
  5. Ding, Zhongli, Rutter, Nat, and Liu, Tungsheng, The onset of extensive loess deposition around the G/M boundary in China and its palaeoclimatic implications, Quaternary International, 40(1997), 53-60.
  6. Ding, Z. L., Rutter, N. W., Liu, T. S., Sun, J. M., Ren, J. Z., Rokosh, D., and Xiong, S. F., Correlation of Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles between Greenland ice and Chinese loess, Paleoclimates, 2(1998), 281-291.
  7. Ding, Z. L., Sun, J. M., Liu, T. S., Zhu, R. X., Yang, S. L., and Guo, B., Wind-blown origin of the Pliocene red clay formation in central Loess Plateau, China, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 161(1998), 135-143.
  8. Ding, Z. L., Sun, J. M., Yang, S. L., and Liu, T. S., Preliminary magnetostratigraphy of a thick eolian red clay-Loess sequence at Lingtai, the Chinese Loess Plateau, Geophysical Research Letters, 25(1998), 1225-1228.
  9. Ding, Z. L., Sun, J. M., Rutter, N. W., Rokosh, D., and Liu, T. S., Changes in sand content of loess deposits along a north-south transect of the Chinese Loess Plateau and the implications for desert variations, Quaternary Research, 52(1999), 56-62.
  10. Ding, Z. L., Ren, J. Z., Yang, S. L., and Liu, T. S., Climate instability during the penultimate glaciation: Evidence from two high-resolution loess records, China, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104(1999), 20123-20132.
  11. Ding, Z. L., Xiong, S. F., Sun, J. M., Yang, S. L., Gu, Z. Y., and Liu, T. S., Pedostratigraphy and paleomagnetism of a ~7.0 Ma eolian loess-red clay sequence at Lingtai, Loess Plateau, north-central China and the implications for paleomonsoon evolution, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 152(1999), 49-66.
  12. Ding, Z. L., Yang, S. L., C3/C4 vegetation evolution over the last 7.0 Myr in the Chinese Loess Plateau: evidence from pedogenic carbonate δ13C. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 160(2000), 291-299.
  13. Ding, Z. L., Rutter, N. W., Sun, J. M., Yang, S. L., and Liu, T. S., Re-arrangement of atmospheric circulation at about 2.6Ma over northern China: evidence from grain size records of loess-paleosol and red clay sequences, Quaternary Science Reviews, 19(2000), 547-558.
  14. Ding, Z. L., Sun, J. M., Yang, S. L., and Liu, T. S., Geochemistry of the Pliocene red clay formation in the Chinese Loess Plateau and implications for its origin, source provenance and paleoclimate change, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 65(2001), 901-913.
  15. Ding, Z. L., Yang, S. L., Hou, S. S., Wang, X., Chen, Z., Liu, T. S., Magnetostratigraphy and sedimentology of the Jingchuan red clay section and correlation of the Tertiary eolian red clay sediments of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(2001), 6399-6407.
  16. Ding, Z. L., Yu, Z. W., Yang, S. L., Sun, J. M., Xiong, S. F., and Liu, T. S., Coeval changes in grain size and sedimentation rate of eolian loess, the Chinese Loess Plateau, Geophysical Research Letters, 28(2001), 2097-2100.
  17. Ding, Z. L., Yang, S. L., Sun, J. M., Liu, T. S., Iron geochemistry of loess and red clay deposits in the Chinese Loess Plateau and implications for long-term Asian monsoon evolution in the last 7.0 Ma, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 185(2001), 99-109.
  18. Ding, Z. L., Derbyshire, E., Yang, S. L., Yu, Z. W., Xiong, S. F., and Liu, T. S., Stacked 2.6-Ma grain size record from the Chinese loess based on five sections and correlation with the deep-sea δ18O record, Paleoceanography, 17(2002), 5-1--5-21.
  19. Ding, Z. L., Ranov, V., Yang, S. L., Finaev, A., Han, J. M., Wang, G. A., The loess record in southern Tajikistan and correlation with Chinese loess. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 200(2002), 387-400.
  20. Ding, Z. L., Derbyshire, E., Yang, S. L., Sun, J. M., Liu, T. S., Stepwise expansion of desert environment across northern China in the past 3.5 Ma and implications for monsoon evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 237(2005), 45-55.
  21. Ding, Z. L., Liu, T. S., Liu, X. M., Chen, M. Y., and An, Z. S., Thirty seven climatic cycles in the last 2.5Ma, Chinese Science Bulletin, 35(1990), 668-671.
  22. Ding, Z. L., Pedostratigraphy of Chinese loess and Quaternary climatic fluctuation, Quaternary Geology and Environment in China, edited by Liu T.S., Science Press, (1991), 168-172.
  23. Ding, Z. L., Han, J. T., Liu, C., and Liu, T. S., Preliminary determination of an abrupt climatic shift around 2.5Ma in northern China, Chinese Science Bulletin, 36(1991), 852-856.
  24. Ding, Z. L., Rutter, N. W., Liu, T. S., Evans, M. E., and Wang, Y. C., Climatic correlation between Chinese loess and deep-sea cores: a structral approach. Loess, Environment and Global Change, edited by Liu, T. S., Science Press, (1991), 168-186.
  25. Ding, Z. L., Liu, T. S., Loess-soil stratigraphy in China and bearings on climatic history in the last 2.5Ma, Advances in Geoscience (2), (1992), China Ocean Press, 390-406.
  26. Ding, Z. L., Liu, D. S., Climatic correlation between Chinese loess and deep-sea cores in the last 1.8Ma, Chinese Science Bulletin, 37(1992), 217-220.
  27. Ding, Zhongli, Correlation of climatic periodicities between loess and deep sea records in the past 2.5 Ma, Advances in Solid Earth Sciences, edited by Pang, Zhonghe et al., Science Press, (1996), 59-63.
  28. Ding, Z. L., Liu, T. S., Forcing mechanisms for East-Asia monsoon variations during the late Pleistocene, Chinese Science Bulletin, 43(1998), 1497-1510.
  29. Ding, Z. L., Sun, J. M., Yu, Z. W., and Liu, D. S., Chronology of environmental events over East-Asia during the past 130 ka, Chinese Science Bulletin, 43(1998), 1761-1770.
  30. Ding, Zhongli, Sun, Jimin, and Liu, Dongsheng, A sedimentological proxy indicator linking changes in loess and deserts in the Quaternary, Science in China (Series D), 42(1999), 146-152.
  31. Ding, Zhongli, Sun, Jimin, and Liu, Tungsheng, Stepwise advance of the Mu Us desert since late Pliocene: Evidence from a red clay-loess record, Chinese Science Bulletin, 44(1999), 1211-1214.
  32. Liu, T. S., Ding, Z. L., Chen, M. Y., and An, Z. S., The global surface energy system and geological role of wind stress, Quaternary International, 1/2(1989), 42-55.
  33. Rutter, N. W., Ding, Z. L., Evans, M. E., and Liu, T. S., Magnetostratigraphy of the Baoji loess-paleosol loess-paleosol section in the north-central China, Quaternary International,  7/8(1990), 97-102.
  34. Rutter, N. W., Ding, Z. L., Liu, T. S., Comparison of isotope stages 1-61 with the Baoji-type pedostratigraphic section of north-central China, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 28 (1991), 985-990.
  35. Rutter, N. W., Ding, Z. L., and Liu, T. S., Comparison of isotope stages 1-61, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 28(1991), 958-963.
  36. Rutter, N. W., Ding, Z. L., Evans, M. E., and Liu, T. S., Baoji-type pedostratigraphic section, Loess Plateau, north-central China, Quaternary Science Reviews, 10(1991), 1-22.
  37. Liu, T. S., Ding, Z. L., Stepwise coupling of monsoon circulations to global ice volume variations during the late Cenozoic, Global and Planetary Changes, 7(1993), 119-130.
  38. Liu, T. S., Ding, Z. L., Yu, Z. W., and Rutter, N. W., Susceptibility time series of the Baoji section and the bearings on paleoclimatic periodicities in the last 2.5Ma, Quaternary International, 17(1993), 33-38.
  39. Rutter, N. W., Ding, Z. L., Paleoclimates and monsoon variations interpreted from micromorphogenic features of the Baoji paleosols, China, Quaternary Science Reviews, 12(1993), 853-862.
  40. Zhu, R. X., Ding, Z. L., Wu, H. N., and Li, C. Y., Details of magnetic polarity transition recorded in Chinese loess, Journal of Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity, 45(1993), 289-299..
  41. Rutter, N. W., Ding, Z. L., and Liu, T. S., Reliability of grain size variation as a climatic proxy and correlation method for loess-paleosol units, north-central China, International Conference on Geology, Geotechnology and Mineral Resources, Thailand, (1995), 45-52.
  42. Liu, T. S., Ding, Z. L., Chinese loess and the paleomonsoon, Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 26(1998), 111-145.
  43. Sun, J. M., Ding, Z. L., Liu, T. S., Desert distributions during the glacial maximum and climatic optimum: Example of China, Episodes, 21(1998), 28-31.
  44. Sun, J. M., Ding, Z. L., Deposits and soils of the past 130,000 years at the desert-loess transition in northern China, Quaternary Research, 50(1998), 148-156.
  45. Yu, Z. W., Ding, Z. L., An automatic orbital tuning method for paleoclimate records, Geophysical Research Letters, 25(1998), 4525-4528.
  46. Liu, T. S., Ding, Z. L., and Rutter, N.W., Comparison of Milankovitch periods between continental loess and deep sea records over the last 2.5 Ma, Quaternary Science Reviews, 18(1999), 1205-1212.
  47. Sun, J. M., Ding, Z. L., Liu, T. S., Rokosh, D., and Rutter, N., 580,000 year environmental reconstruction from eolian deposits at the Mu Us desert margin, China, Quaternary Science Reviews, 18(1999), 1351-1364.
  48. Xiong, Shangfa, Ding, Zhongli, and Liu, Tungsheng, Climatic implications of loess deposits from the Beijing region, Journal of Quaternary Science, 16(2001), 575-582.
  49. Xiong, Shangfa, Ding, Zhongli, and Yang, Shiling, Abrupt shifts in the late Cenozoic environment of north-western China recorded in loess-palaeosol-red clay sequences, Terra Nova, 13(2001), 376-381.
  50. Xiong, Shangfa, Ding, Zhongli, Liu, Tungsheng, and Zhang, Jingzhao, East Asian monsoon instability at the stage 5a/4 transition, Boreas, 31(2002), 126-132.
  51. Xiong, S. F., Ding, Z. L., Jiang, W. Y., Yang, S. L., and Liu, T. S., Initial intensification of East Asian winter monsoon at about 2.75 Ma as seen in the Chinese eolian loess-red clay deposit, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(2003), Vol. 30, No. 10, 1524, doi: 10.1029/2003GL017059.
  52. Xiong, S. F., Ding, Z. L., Jiang, W. Y., Yang, S. L., and Liu, T. S., Damped fluctuations in Chinese loess grain size, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(2003), 2007, doi:10.1029/ 2003GL018187.
  53. Yang, S. L., Ding, Z. L., Color reflectance of Chinese loess and its implications for climate gradient changes during the last two glacial-interglacial cycles, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(2003), 2058, doi:10.1029/2003GL018346.
  54. Yang, S. L., Ding, Z. L, Comparison of particle size characteristics of the Tertiary “red clay” and Pleistocene loess in the Chinese Loess Plateau: implications for origin and sources of the “red clay”, Sedimentology, 51(2004), 77-93.
  55. Jiang, H. C., Ding, Z. L., Temporal and spatial changes of vegetation cover on the Chinese Loess Plateau through the last glacial cycle: evidence from spore-pollen records, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 133(2005), 23-37.
  56. Yang, S.L., Ding, Z.L., Winter-spring precipitation as the principal control on predominance of C3 plants in Central Asia over the past 1.77 Myr: Evidence from δ13C of loess organic matter in Tajikistan, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 235(2006), 330-339.
  57. Jiang, H.C., Ding, Z.L., Xiong, S.F., Magnetostratigraphy of the Neogene Sikouzi section at Guyuan, Ningxia, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 243 (2007) 223-234.
  58. Jiang, H.C., Ding, Z.L., A 20 Ma pollen record of East-Asian summer monsoon evolution from Guyuan, Ningxia, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 265, 30-38.
  59. Yang, S. L, .Ding, Z. L., Advance-retreat history of the East-Asian summer monsoon rainfall belt over northern China during the last two glacial-interglacial cycles. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 274(2008), 499-510.
 
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