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Xiong Shangfa
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:
Shangfa XIONG
Research Professor

B.Sc. Geography. Jiangxi Normal University, China (1984).
M.Sc. Geography. Institute of Mountain Environment & Disaster, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (1990).
Ph.D., Geology. Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (1996).

Professional Experience:
2006- present Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2001-2006 Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1996-2001 Assistant Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1990-1993 Assistant Research Scientist, Institute of Mountain Environment & Disaster, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1984-1987 Jiangxi Agriculture University

Research Interests:
Loess sedimentology, Quaternary geology, Paleoclimatology
Public Services:


Supported Projects:
Cenozoic chemical weathering history recorded in the Chaidam and Liupan Shan sections and its response to the global cooling events

Selected Publication:
  1. Wu Jiabin, Guo Licheng, Xiong Shangfa, Wang Shiqi, Tang Zihua, Jin Chunsheng, Yang Xiaoxiao, Gu Ning, Li Chunxiao, Cui Jingyi, 2019. New magnetic constraints on early-middle Miocene uplift of the Liupan Shan, northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20: 1340–1357. 
  2. Lu Haijian, Ye Jiacan, Guo Licheng, Pan Jiawei, Xiong Shangfa, Li Haibing, 2019. Towards a clarification of the provenance of Cenozoic sediments in the northern Qaidam Basin. Lithosphere, 11: 252–272.
  3. Li Yangyang, Yang Shiling, Luo Pan, Xiong Shangfa, 2019. Aridity-controlled hydrogen isotope fractionation between soil n-alkanes and precipitation in China. Organic Geochemistry, 133: 53–64.
  4. Guo Licheng, Xiong Shangfa, Dong Xinxin, Ding Zhongli, Yang Ping, Zhao Hua, Wu Jiabin, Ye Wei, Jin Guiyun, Wu Wenwan, Zheng Lin, 2019. Linkage between C4 vegetation expansion and dune stabilization in the deserts of NE China during the late Quaternary. Quaternary International, 503: 10–23. 
  5. Guo Licheng, Xiong Shangfa, Ding Zhongli, Jin Guiyun, Wu Jiabin, Ye Wei, 2018. Role of the mid-Holocene environmental transition in the decline of late Neolithic cultures in the deserts of NE China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 190: 98–113. 
  6. Guo Licheng, Xiong Shangfa, Yang Ping, Ye Wei, Jin Guiyun, Wu Wenwan, Zhao Hua, 2018. Holocene environmental changes in the Horqin desert revealed by OSL dating and δ13C analyses of paleosols. Quaternary International, 469: 11–19. 
  7. Guo Licheng, Xiong Shangfa, Wu Jiabin, Ding Zhongli, Chen Yulu, Zhu Lidong, Ye Wei, 2018. Human activity induced asynchronous dune mobilization in the deserts of NE China during the late Holocene. Aeolian Research, 34: 49–55.
  8. Gu Ning, Jiang Wenying, Wang Luo, Zhang Enlou, Yang Shiling, Xiong Shangfa, 2015. Rainfall thresholds for the precipitation of carbonate and evaporite minerals in modern lakes in Northern China. Geophysical Research Letters, 42: 5895–5901.
  9. Shangfa Xiong, Zhongli Ding, Yuanjian Zhu, Ru Zhou, Haijian Lu, 2010. A ~6 Ma chemical weathering history, the grain size dependence of chemical weathering intensity, and its implications for provenance change of the Chinese loess-red clay deposit. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1911–1922.
  10. Haijian Lu, Shangfa Xiong, 2009. Magnetostratigraphy of the Dahonggou section, northern Qaidam Basin and its bearing on Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Qilian Shan and Altyn Tagh Fault. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 288, 539-550.
  11. S.F. Xiong, W. Jiang, T. Liu, 2006. Mega-pulses and megacycles in East Asian monsoon variations recorded in Chinese loess-red clay magnetic susceptibility. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol.33, No.18, L18702, doi:10.1029/ 2006GL027842.
  12. S.F. Xiong, W.Y. Jiang, S.L. Yang, Z.L. Ding, T.S. Liu, 2002. Northwestward decline of magnetic susceptibility for the red clay deposit in the Chinese Loess Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol.29, No. 24. 2162. doi: 10.1029/2002GL015808
  13. S.F. Xiong, Z.L. Ding, W.Y. Jiang, S.L. Yang, T.S. Liu, 2003. Damped Fluctuations in Chinese Loess Grain Size. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol.30, No.19, 2007, doi:10.1029/ 2003GL018187
  14. S.F. Xiong, Z.L. Ding, W.Y. Jiang, S.L. Yang, T.S. Liu, 2003. 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, Vol. 30, No. 10, 1524, doi: 10.1029/2003GL017059
  15. Shangfa Xiong, Donghuai Sun, Zhongli Ding, 2002. Aeolian origin of the red earth in southeast China. Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol. 17, No. 2, 181-191.
  16. Shangfa Xiong, Zhongli Ding, Shiling Yang, 2001. Abrupt shifts in the late Cenozoic environment of north-western China recorded in loess-palaeosol-red clay sequences. Terra Nova, Vol. 13, No. 5, 376-381.
  17. Shangfa Xiong, Zhongli Ding, Tungsheng Liu & Jinzhao Zhang, 2002. East Asian monsoon instability at the stage 5a/4 transition. Boreas, Vol. 31, No.2, 126-132.
  18. Shangfa Xiong, Zhongli Ding, Tungsheng Liu, 2001. Climatic implications of loess deposits from the Beijing region. Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol. 16, No. 6, 575-582.
  19. Ding, Z. L., Derbyshire, E., Yang, S. L., Yu, Z. W., Xiong, S. F., and Liu T. S., 2002. Stacked 2.6-Ma grain size record from the Chinese loess based on five sections and correlation with the deep-sea  18O record. Paleoceanography, VOL. 17(3), 1033 (5-1_5-21), doi: 10.1029/2001PA000725
  20. Ding, Z.L., Rutter, N.W., Liu, T.S., Sun, J.M., Ren, J.Z., Rokosh, D., Xiong, S.F. 1998. Correlation of Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles between Greenland ice and Chinese loess. Paleoclimates, 2, 281-291.
  21. Ding, Z.L., Xiong, S.F., Sun, J.M., Yang, S.L., Gu, Z.Y., Liu, T.S. 1999. Pedostratigraphy and paleomagnetism of a ~7.0Ma eolian loess-red clay sequence at Lingtai, Loess Plateau, north-central China and the implications for paleomonsoon evolution. Palaeogeography, Plaeoclimatology, Plaeoecology, 152, 49-66.
  22. Ding, Z.L., Yu, Z.W., Yang, S.L., Sun, J.M., Xiong, S.F., Liu, T.S. 2001. Coeval changes in grain size and sedimentation rate of eolian loess, the Chinese Loess Plateau. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 2097-2100.
  23. Jiang, H., Ding, Z., Xiong, S. 2007. Magnetostratigraphy of the Neogene Sikouzi section at Guyuan, Ningxia, China. Palaeogeography, Plaeoclimatology, Plaeoecology, 243, 223-234.
  24. Liu, Tungsheng, Xinshi Zhang, Shangfa Xiong, Xiaoguang Qin, and Xiaoping Yang, 2002. Glacial environments on the Tibetan Plateau and global cooling. Quaternary International, 97-98, 133-139.
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