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Name   Wang, Xiaoping Home Page     
Highest Education      2008-2009: Academic visitor of Lancaster University, UK
2004-present: Associate Professor (Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China)
2001-2004: Ph.D (Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, China)
1998-2001: M.Sc. (Shanxi University)
1994-1998: B.Sc. (Shanxi University)
Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7120 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      wangxp@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
The presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in remote areas such as the Tibetan Plateau has resulted in considerable interest in their global transport and accumulation behavior. My work aims at the fractionation and cold condensation for POPs, which prone to preferential deposition and accumulation in cold areas. Chemicals become fractionated altitudinally based on their temperature-controlled atmosphere-surface partitioning characteristics. We are presently detecting the POPs concentrations in different matrix of Tibetan Plateau (soil, plant, ice, and snow, lake water) to map the spatial distribution of persistent contaminants across plateau. I am further using passive air samples, deploying polyurethane foam disks to obtain the geographical pattern of all compounds. The ability of certain POPs to undergo long range atmospheric transport (LRAT) has resulted in the global transport and distribution. Another aim of our research is to investigate the possible sources of certain POPs in Tibetan Plateau.

Research Interest:
Contamination by persistent organic pollutants in the Tibetan Plateau
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Honors:
Selected Publications:
  1. Wang Xiao-ping, Ping Gong, Qianggong Zhang, Tan-dong Yao Impacts of Climate Fluctuations on Deposition of Organochlorine Pesticides: Evidence from ice core records Environmental Pollution (in press) DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.09.006
  2. Wang Xiao-ping, Bai-qing Xu, Shi-chang Kang, Zhi-yuan Cong, Tan-dong Yao The historical residue trend of DDT, hexachlorocyclohexanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ice core from Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), central Himalayas Atmospheric Environment 2008,42,6699–6709
  3. Wang Xiao-ping, Tan-dong Yao, Peng-ling Wang, Wei-Yang, Li-de Tian The recent deposition of persistent organic pollutants and mercury to the Dasuopu glacier, Mt. Xixiabangma, central Himalayas Science of the Total Environment 2008,394 (1):134-143
  4. Wang Xiao-ping, Ping Gong, Tan-dong Yao Progress about the research of atmospheric persistent organic pollutants in remote areas  2008,29 (2):273-282  
  5. Wang Xiao-ping, Tan-dong Yao, Zhi-yuan Cong, Xing-liang Yan, Shi-chang Kang, Yong Zhang Distribution of persistent organic pollutants in soil and grasses around Mt. Qomolangma, China Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 2007, 52,153-162
  6. Wang Xiao-ping, Tan-dong Yao, Zhi-yuan Cong, Xing-liang Yan, Shi-chang Kang, Yong Zhang Concentration level and distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil and grass around Mt. Qomolangma Chinese Science Bulletin 2007, 52, 1405-1413
  7. Wang Xiao-ping, Tan-dong Yao, Zhi-yuan Cong, Xing-liang Yan, Shi-chang Kang, Yong Zhang Gradient distribution of persistent organic contaminants along northern slope of central-Himalayas, China Science of the Total Environment 2006,372,193–202
  8. Wang Xiao-ping, Xiao-quan Shan, Shu-zhen Zhang and Bei Wen Sorption of 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol in Model Humic Acid-Clay Systems Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 2005, 53, 3548-3555
  9. Wang Xiao-ping, Xiao-quan Shan, Bei Wen, Shu-zhen Zhang,A model for predicting bioavailability of trace elements in soils to vegetables under real field condition . Chemosphere 2004, 55, 811-822
  10. Wang Xiao-ping, Jing-hao Pan, Shao-min Shuang, Yong Zhang Study on the Supramolecular System of TAPP and Cyclodextrins by Spectroscopy Supramolecular Chemistry 2003, 15, 245-250
  11. Wang Xiao-ping, Xiao-quan Shan, Shu-zhen Zhang,Bei Wen Distribution of rare earth elements among chloroplast components of hyperaccumulator Dicranopteris dichotoma Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2003, 376, 913-917
  12. Wang Xiao-ping, Jing-hao Pan, Mai-xia Ma, Shao-min Shuang, Yong Zhang Study on Supramolecular Systems of Cyclodextrins and Magnolol, Honokiol by Thin Layer Chromatography Supramolecular Chemistry 2002, 14, 323-328
  13. Wang Xiao-ping, Jing-hao Pan, Shao-min Shuang, Yong Zhang Determination of the Inclusion Constants for the Inclusion Complexes between meso-Tetrakis (4-sulfonatophenyl) Porphyrin and Cyclodextrins by Three Methods Supramolecular Chemistry 2002, 14, 419-426
  14. Wang Xiao-ping, Jing-hao Pan, Xiao-dong Yang, Chuan-dong Niu, Yong Zhang, Shao-min Shuang Porphyrin binding to DNA investigated by cyclodextrin supramolecular system  Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2002, 374, 445-450
  15. Wang Xiao-Ping, Jing-Hao Pan, Wen-Hua Li and Yong Zhang Study on the supramolecular system of TAPP with cyclodextrins by polarography Talanta, 2001, 54, 805-810
  16. Wang Xiao-ping, Jing-hao Pan, Shao-min Shuang Thin Layer Chromatographic Study on Inclusion Complex formation between Cyclodextrins and Some Flavonoids Analytical letters 2001,34, 239-245
  17. Wang Xiao-ping, Jing-hao Pan and Shao-min Shuang Study on the supramolecular system of meso-tetrakis (4-sulfonatophenyl) porphyrin and cyclodextrins by spectroscopy Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 2001, 57, 2755-2762
  18. Li Chao-liu, Shi-chang Kang, Xiao-ping Wang, F. Ajmone-Marsan,, Qiang-gong Zhang Heavy metals and rare earth elements (REEs) in soil from the Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau Environmental Geology 2008, 53:1433–1440

Supported Projects:
  • 2006-2008 Principal investigator (PI) of “Persistent organic pollutants in snow and ice of the Tibetan Plateau” funded by the National Science Foundation of China.
  • 2009-2012 Principal investigator (PI) of “Spatial distribution and source appointment of organohalogen compounds in the Tibetan Plateau using passive air samplers” funded by the National Science Foundation of China.