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Wang Luo
  Associate Professor
Highest Education  
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  Quarternary Geology
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

Dr. Luo Wang
Associate Professor
Division of Cenozoic Geology and Environment

PhD: Geology (Quaternary Geology), Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, 2000
MSc: Geology (paleontology), China university of Geosciences, Beijing, 1997
BSc: Geology (Paleontology), China university of Geosciences, Wuhan, 1990

Professional Experience
01/2009, Associate Professor 'palaeoclimate', IGGCAS

09/2009-02/2010, Visiting Scientist, DOCS, Louisiana State University 
05/2006-04/2007, Visiting Scientist, ECRC, University college of London
08/2000-12/2008, Assitant Professor ’palaeoclimate’, IGGCAS
07/1990-08/1994, Junior geologist, Tibet Geological Survey

Research Interests:

Modern lake diatom communities and their relationships with the physical and chemical environment, analysis of sub-fossil surface sediment diatom assemblages, the construction of transfer functions, and reconstructing the paleoenvironment of Holocene and last glacial, especially in tropic (Marr Lake Huguangyan) in South China and aridity region lake in Inner Mongolia and strong seasonality region in northeast China.

Public Services:


Supported Projects:
Diatom based inference of variations in the salinity of lakes from Inner Mongolia during the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. 2010-2012. Supported by NSFC.

  1. Yafei Zou, Luo Wang, Huiming Xu, Yao Yan, Jiaoyang Zhang, Yuan Liu, Peng Li, Zhiyuan Peng, Zhaoyan Gu, Houyuan Lu. Do changes in water depth and water level influence the diatom diversity of Yunlong Lake, in Yunnan Province, Southwest China? Journal of Paleoliminology, 2020, 64:273–291.
  2. Luo Wang, Thomas A. Bianchette, and Kam-biu Liu. Diatom evidence of a paleohurricane induced coastal flooding event in Weeks Bay, Alabama, USA. Journal of Coastal Research, 2019, 35(3): 499-508, http://doi.ogr/102112/JCoASTRES_D_1700199.1
  3. Jingjing LI, Luo Wang, Qi Cao, Patrick Rioual, Guoliang Lei, Binggui Cai, Jiaoyang Zhang, Yafei Zou, Yao Yan, Xiaoqiao Wan, JuleXiao. Diatom Response to Global Warming in Lake Douhu, Southeast China.
  4. Hao Qingzhen, Wang Luo, Oldfield Frank, Guo Zhengtang, 2015. Extra-long interglacial in Northern Hemisphere during MISs 15-13 arising from limited extent of Arctic ice sheets in glacial MIS 14. Scientific Reports, 5: 12103,
  5. Wang Luo , Patrick Rioual, Virginia N. Panizzo, Houyuan Lu, Zhaoyan Gu, Guoqiang Chu, Deguang Yang, Jingtai Han, Jiaqi Liu, Anson W. Mackay. A 1000-yr record of environmental change in NE China indicated by diatom assemblages from maar lake Erlongwan. Quaternary Research, 2012, 78:24-34, doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2012.03.006. [PDF]
  6. Wang Luo , Anson W. Mackay, Melanie J. Leng, Patrick Rioual,Virginia N. Panizzo, Houyuan Lu, Zhaoyan Gu, Guoqiang Chu, Jingtai Han, Christopher P. Kendrick. The influence of the ratio of planktonic to benthic diatoms on lacustrine organic matter d13C from Erlongwan maar Lake, Northeast China. Organic Geochemistry, 2013, 54:62-68 [PDF]
  7. Hao Qingzhen, Wang Luo, Oldfield Frank, Peng Shuzhen, Qin Li, Song Yang, Xu Bing, Qiao Yansong, Bloemendal Jan, Guo Zhengtang, Delayed build-up of Arctic ice sheets during 400,000-year minima in insolation variability. Nature 2012,490, 393-396, doi:10.1038/nature11493
  8. Wang Luo, Li Jingjing, Lu Houyuan, Gu Zhaoyan, Patrick Rioual, Hao Qingzhen, Anson W. Mackay, Jiang Wenying, Cai Binggui, Xu Bing, Han Jingtai, Chu Guoqiang. The East Asian Winter Monsoon over the last 15,000 years: its links to high-latitudes and tropical climate systems and complex correlation to the summer monsoon. Quternary Science Reviews, 2012,32:131-142, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.11.003 [PDF] 
  9. Wang Luo, Lu Houyuan, Liu Jiaqi, Zhaoyan Gu, Jens Mingram, Guoqiang Chu, JingJing Li, Patrick Rioual, Jorg F. W. Negendank, Jingtai Han,and Tungsheng Liu. Diatom-based inference of variations in the strength of Asian winter monsoon winds between 17,500 and 6000 calendar years B.P. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 2008, 113, D21101, doi:10.1029/2008JD010145.  [PDF]
  10. Wang Luo, Lu Houyuan, Wu Naiqin, Li jie, Pei yunpeng, Tong Guobang, Peng Shuzhen. Palynological evidence for Late Miocene–Pliocene vegetation evolution recorded in the red clay sequence of the central Chinese Loess Plateau and implication for palaeoenvironmental change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2006, 241:118–128 [PDF]
  11. Wang Luo, Lu Houyuan, Wu Naiqin, Chu Duo, Han Jiamao, Wu Yuhu, Wu Haibin, Gu Zhaoyan. Discovery of C4 species at high altitude in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bullitine, 2004, 49(14):1392-1396 [PDF]
  12. Li Jingjing, Li Jie, Wang Luo, 2009, The best duration of settling for diatom suspension. Quaternary Sciences, 29(1):183-184(in Chinese with English abstract) [PDF]
  13. Qin Li, Li Jie, Wang Luo, Lu Houyuan, 2008. The morphology and assemblages of phytolith in pooideae from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 47(2): 176-184(In Chinese with English abstract) [PDF]
  14. Wang Luo, Liu Dongsheng, Lu Houyuan. 2000. Magnetic susceptibility properties of polluted soils. Chinese Science Bulletin, 45 (18):1723-1726 [PDF]
  15. Wan Xiaoqiao, Wang Luo, Wang Chengshan, Luba Jansa. Discovery and significance of Cretaceous fossils from the Xigaze foearc Basin, Tibet. Journal of Asian Earth Science. 1998, 16(2-3): 217-223 [PDF]
  16. Anson W. Mackay, Elna V. Bezrukova, Melanie J. Leng, Miriam Meaney, Ana Nunes, Natalia Piotrowska, Angela Self, Alexander Shchetnikov, Ewan Shilland, Pavel Tarasow, Luo Wang, Dustin White. Aquatic ecosystem responses to Holocene climate change and biome development in boreal, central Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2012, 41:119-131.
  17. Jianping Zhang, Houyuan Lu, Naiqin Wu, Xiaoguang Qin and Luo Wang. Palaeoenvironment and agriculture of ancient Loulan and Milan on the Silk Road.The Holocene 2013 23: 208.doi: 10.1177/0959683612455541
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