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Li Fengjiang
  Associate Professor
Highest Education  
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  Geomorphology and Quarternary Geology
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
Dr. Fengjiang Li
Associate Research Professor in Cenozoic Geology and Environment

B.S. 1999, Geography, Changchun College of Geology, Changchun, Jilin Province
M.S. 2002, Quaternay Geology, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province
Ph.D. 2006, Quaternay Geology, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Professional experiences
Associate Research Professor, 2009-present, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Post-Doc, 2006-2009, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Visiting scholar, January 2008 and November-December 2008, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, CNRS & CERES-ERTI, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

Research Interests:
My research interest, starting from my Ph.D program, is paleoclimatology and paleoecology recorded by terrestrial mollusks in Chinese loess sequences, currently focusing on the Neogene. Terrestrial mollusks are the most common and abundant fossil remains in loess-paleosol sequences. They are very sensitive to environmental changes and have long been regarded as “indicator animal” for the study of loess paleoenvironment. Mollusk fossils have contributed more to the origin and paleoenvironmental evolution of the Quaternary loess-paleosol sequences. 
In the past several years, I and coauthors have provided the first biological evidence for wind-blown origin of the well-known Miocene-Pliocene loess sequence in the western Chinese Loess Plateau, which would be one of important bases for subsequent paleoenvironmental interpretations of these loess sequences. On this base, I and coauthors presented late Miocene-Pliocene evolution of the East Asian monsoon based on terrestrial mollusk record and provided interesting findings of East Asian monsoon evolution from winter to summer monsoon dominated sub-regime characterizing periodicity evolution from 100 kyr to 41 kyr during the late Miocene-Pliocene, contrary to the Mid-Pleistocene Transition (MPT). Currently I am continuing the study on early  and middle Miocene mollusks and their implications for paleoclimate evolution.
Public Services:


1. Excellent scholarship from Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2006

2. Special support from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2008
3. Keith Runcorn Travel Award, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009

Supported Projects:
1.The processes of ecological and environmental changes recorded by terrestrial mollusk fossils in the middle Miocene from the western Loess Plateau. Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China 2011-2013 (NSFC).
2.Impact of summer insolation gradient on terrestrial mollusks and summer monsoon in Chinese Loess Plateau during the early Pliocene. Supported by Excellent scholarship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
3.Early Pleistocene evolution of paleoenvironment and paleolake in the Nihewan Basin inferred from fossil mollusks 2014-2017 (NSFC)

Selected Publication:
  1. Li Fengjiang*, Wu Naiqin, Rousseau Denis-Didier, Dong Yajie, Zhang Dan, Pei Yunpeng. Late Miocene-Pliocene paleoclimatic evolution documented by terrestrial mollusk populations in the western Chinese Loess Plateau. PLOS ONE, 9 (4), e95754, 1-12 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095754, 2014 

  2. Li Fengjiang*, Wu Naiqin, Lu Houyuan, Zhang Jianping, Wang Weilin, Ma Mingzhi, Zhang Xiaohu, Yang Xiaoyan. Mid- Neolithic exploitation of mollusks in the Guanzhong Basin of Northwestern China: Preliminary results. PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058999, 2013 

  3. Li Fengjiang*, Wu Naiqin. Pliocene land snail record from western Chinese Loess Plateau and implications for impacts of summer insolation gradient between middle and low latitudes on the East Asian summer monsoon. Global and Planetary Change, 72 (1-2): 73-78, 2010 

  4. Li Fengjiang, Rousseau Denis-Didier, Wu Naiqin*, Hao Qingzhen, Pei Yunpeng. Late Neogene evolution of the East Asian monsoon revealed by terrestrial mollusk record in western Chinese Loess Plateau: from winter to summer dominated sub-regime. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 274 (3-4), 439-447, 2008 

  5. Li Fengjiang*, Wu Naiqin, Pei Yunpeng, Hao Qingzhen, Rousseau Denis-Didier. Wind-blown origin of Dongwan late Miocene-Pliocene dust sequence documented by land snail record in western Chinese Loess Plateau. Geology, 34 (5), 405-408, 2006 

  6. Li Fengjiang*, Wu Naiqin, Denis-Didier Rousseau. Preliminary study of mollusk fossils in the Qinan Miocene loess-soil sequence in western Chinese Loess Plateau. Science in China, Series D, 49(7), 724-730, 2006  

  7. Pei Yunpeng, Wu Naiqin*, Li Fengjiang. Terrestrial mollusk evidence for the origin and sedimentary environment of the Late Tertiary Red Clay Formation in the Loess Plateau, China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 49(10), 1072-1076, 2004

  8. Wu Naiqin*, Chen Xiaoyun, Rousseau Denis-Didier, Li Fengjiang, Pei Yunpeng, Wu Bin. Climatic conditions recorded by terrestrial mollusc assemblages in the Chinese Loess Plateau during marine Oxygen Isotope Stages 12-10. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(13-14), 1884-1896, 2007 

  9. Wu Naiqin*, Pei Yunpeng, Lu Houyuan, Guo Zhengtang, Li Fengjiang, Liu Tungsheng. Marked ecological shifts during 6.2–2.4 Ma revealed by a terrestrial molluscan record from the Chinese Red Clay Formation and implication for palaeoclimatic evolution. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 233(3-4), 287-299, 2006 

  10. Rousseau Denis-Didier*, Wu Naiqin, Pei Yunpeng, Li Fengjiang. Three exceptionally strong East-Asian summer monsoon events during glacial times in the past 470 kyr. Climate of the Past, 5, 157-169, 2009 

  11. Zhang Jianping*, Lu Houyuan, Wu Naiqin, Li Fengjiang, Yang Xiaoyan, Wang Weilin, Ma Mingzhi, Zhang Xiaohu. Phytolith evidence for rice cultivation and spread in Mid-Late Neolithic archaeological sites in North-central China. Boreas, 39(3): 592-602, 2010 

  12. Xiao Guoqiao, Guo Zhengtang*, Dupont-Nivet Guillaume, Lu Houyuan, Wu Naiqin, Ge Junyi, Hao Qingzhen, Peng Shuzhen, Li Fengjiang, Abels Hemmo A, Zhang Kexin. Evidence for northeastern Tibetan Plateau uplift between 25 and 20 Ma in the sedimentary archive of the Xining Basin, Northwestern China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 317-318: 185–195, 2012 

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