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Name   Hou, Juzhi Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7077 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      houjz@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
  • Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor, Oct 2009 - Present
  • Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, HWK Fellowship, Aug - Sep 2008
  • University of Washington, Program on Climate Change (UWPCC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jan 2009 – Oct 2009.
  • California Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aug 2008 - Dec 2008.
  • National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Graduate Student Internship, Jan 2008 – Jul 2008.
  • Brown University, Research Assistant, Sep 2003 – Dec 2008.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Research Assistant, Sep 1998 – Aug 2003.
  • Brown University, Providence, RI.  Ph.D., Department of Geological Sciences Feb 2006 – Jul 2008 
  • Brown University, Providence, RI. M.S., Department of Geological Sciences Sep 2003 – Feb 2006
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Ph.D., Institute of Geology and Geophysics Advisor: Dr. Tungsheng Liu Sep 1998 – Aug 2003
  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.B.S., College of Geosciences Sep 1994 - Jun 1998

Research Interest:

Biogeochemical cycles and climate/environment change

Public Services:

Honors:
Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, Germany, HWK Fellowship, 2009
ISOCOMPOUND Conference, Younger Investigator Awards, 2009
University of Washington, Postdoctoral Fellowship Jan 2009-Dec 2010.
National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Graduate Student Internship, Jan 2008 – Jul 2008.
Brown University, University Fellowship, Sep 2003 – Jun 2004.
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, 2003, Excellent publications.
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peng Yin-Gang Scholarship, 2001.
Selected Publications:
Peer-reviewed
  1. Hou, J., D'Andrea, W.J., and Huang, Y., 2008. Can sedimentary leaf waxes record D/H ratios of continental precipitation? Field, model and experimental assessments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 3503-3517, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.04.030
  2. Hou, J., Huang, Y., Oswald, W.W., Foster, D.R., and Shuman, B., 2007. Centennial-scale compound-specific hydrogen isotope record of Pleistocene - Holocene climate transition from southern New England. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L19706, doi:10.1029/2007GL030303.
  3. Hou, J., D'Andrea, W. J., Macdonald, D., and Huang, Y., 2007. Evidence for water use efficiency as an important factor in determining the δD values of tree leaf waxes. Organic Geochemistry, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2007.03.011.
  4. Hou, J., D'Andrea, W. J., Macdonald, D., and Huang, Y., 2007. Hydrogen isotopic variability in leaf waxes among terrestrial and aquatic plants around Blood Pond, Massachusetts (USA). Organic Geochemistry, doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2006.12.009.
  5. Lindbladh, M., Oswald, W. W., Foster, D. R., Faison, E., Hou, J., and Huang, Y., 2007. A late-glacial transition from Picea glauca to Picea Mariana in southern New England. Quaternary Research, 67, 502-508.
  6. Hou, J., Huang, Y., Wang, Y., Shuman, B., Oswald, W. W., Faison, E., and Foster, D. R., 2006. Postglacial climate reconstruction based on compound-specific D/H ratios of fatty acids from Blood Pond, New England. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 7, doi:10.1029/2005GC001076.
  7. Cai, B., Cheng, H., Hou, J., Liu, H., Wang, G. and Liu, T.S., 2005. The impact of soil erosion on the formation of Yunnan Stone Forest: Evidence from Stalagmite and field observations. Quaternary Sciences (in Chinese with English Abstract), 25, 170-176.
  8. Tan, M., Hou, J. and Liu, T.S., 2004. Sun-coupled climate connection between eastern Asia and northern Atlantic. Geophysical Research Letters , 31, doi:10.1029/2003GL019085.
  9. Hou, J. and Tan, M., 2003. Image characteristics of annual layers in very young Chinese stalagmites. Supplementi di Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria, 65-69.
  10. Hou, J., Tan, M., Liu, T. S. and Cheng, H., 2003. Stable isotope records of plant cover change and monsoon variation in the past 2200 years: evidence from laminated stalagmites. Boreas, 32, 304-313.
  11. Tan, M., Liu, T.S., Hou, J., Qin, X., Zhang, H., and Li, T., 2003. Cyclic rapid warming on centennial-scale revealed by a 2650-year stalagmite record of warm season temperature. Geophysical Research Letters, 30, doi:10.1029/2003GL017352.
  12. Hou, J., Tan, M., Liu, T.S., 2002. Counting chronology and climate records with about 1000 annual layers of a Holocene stalagmite from the Water Cave in Liaoning, China. Science in China, 45(5), 385-391.
  13. Tan, M., Hou, J., Cheng, H., 2002. Methodology of quaternary reconstructing paleoclimate from annually laminated stalagmites. Quaternary Sciences (in Chinese with English Abstract), 22(3), 209-219.
  14. Hou, J., Tan, M., Cheng, H., Liu, T.S., 2001. Preliminary research on Layer counting chronology of young stalagmite from Water Cave, Benxi. Science in China (Series D, Earth Sciences, in Chinese), 31(5), 387-392
  15. Hou, J., 2001. Image characteristics of annual micro-bands in stalagmites. Quaternary Sciences (in Chinese), 21(3), 278
  16. Tan, M., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Hou, J., and Liu, T.S., 2000. TIMS-230Th dating for very young annual laminated stalagmites. Quaternary Sciences (in Chinese), 20, 391.

Invited Presentations

  1. Hou, J., Reconstructing past continental climate using D/H ratios of biomarkers from lake sediments. Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 2009.
  2. Hou, J., The Response of continental abrupt climate changes to Atlantic Meridional Overturning circulation (AMOC) during the early Holocene. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 2009.
  3. Hou, J., Reconstructing past continental climate using D/H ratios of biomarkers from lake sediments. University of Washington, Jun 2008.
  4. Hou, J., Reconstructing D/H Ratios of Past Continental Precipitation from Lake Sediments: Method validation and high-resolution records. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jun 2007.

Presentations

  1. Hou, J., Huang, Y., Shuman, B.N., Oswald, W.W. and Foster, D.R. An abrupt and prominent climatic reversal at 9.2 ka in the northeastern North America (PP21C-1445). Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2008.
  2. Huang, Y. and Hou, J. Solar Activity Induced Pronounced Temperature Oscillations During the Late Pleistocene to the Early Holocene in the Northeastern North America. Oral presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2007.
  3. Gao, L., Littlejohn, S., Hou, J., Toney, J. and Huang, Y. Chain-Length Distribution and Hydrogen Isotopic Fraction of n-alkyl Lipids in Aquatic and Terrestrial Plants: Implications for Paleoclimate Reconstructions (PP51C-1522). Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2008.
  4. Hou, J., Russell, J.M., Huang, Y., Penetration of Atlantic Walker circulation into easternmost Africa during Early-mid Holocene: Hydrogen isotopic evidence from Sacred Lake. Oral presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2007.
  5. Majumdar, S., Feng, X., Hou, J., Faiia A.M., Huang, Y., Relationship between Leaf Water and Leaf Waxes in Growing Pine Needles. Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2007.
  6. Hou, J., D’Andrea, W.D., Toney, J., Huang, Y., Factor controlling hydrogen isotope ratios of sedimentary leaf waxes: Implications for interpreting δD records of paleoclimate (PP41A-1178). Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2006.
  7. Hou, J., Parsons, L., Huang, Y., Shuman, B., Donnelly, J., High resolution hydrogen isotope records of climate change during the early Holocene from two adjacent lakes in northeastern North America (PP43A-1227). Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2006.
  8. Toney, J., Hou, J., Huang, Y., H-isotope fractionation during biosynthesis of leaf waxes in C3 plants: trees vs. grasses (PP41A-1177). Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2006.
  9. Hou, J., Huang, Y., Shuman, B., Oswald, W.W., Faison, E., Foster, D.R., Postglacial climate reconstruction based on D/H ratios of fatty acids from Blood Pond, New England. Oral presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2005.
  10. Hou, J., Huang, Y., Tan, M., Edwards, R.L., Smith, E., Carbon isotopic ratios of lignin moieties in stalagmites as a novel indicator of past C3/C4 plant variation (PP43-0607). Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2004.
  11. Hou, J., Tan, M., Liu, T.S., Layer chronology of stalagmite from northeast China. Oral presentation at The 5th International Conference on Geomorphology, Tokyo, 2001.
  12. Hou, J., Tan, M., Liu, T. S. and Cheng, H., Stable isotope records of plant cover change and monsoon variation in the past 2200 years: evidence from laminated stalagmites. Oral presentation at The 5th International Conference on Geomorphology, Tokyo, 2001.
  13. Hou, J., Tan, M., Optical characteristics of speleothem micro-bands and their climatic implications. Oral presentation at Annual of High-resolution Committee in Chinese Association of Quaternary Research, Guangzhou, 2001.

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