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Wu Haibin
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:
1999 - 2002, Ph. D. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Carbon Cycle and Global Climate Change.
1996 - 1999, M.S. Department of Geography, Lanzhou University. Environmental Magnetism.
1992 - 1996, B.S. Department of Geography, Lanzhou University. Physical Geography.

Employment and Working experience:
2009 - present, Research Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
2006 - 2009, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Institute of environment sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Canada.
2005 - 2006, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement (CEREGE), Europole Mediterraneen de l'Arbois, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France.
2004 - 2005, Associate Professor, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
2001- 2004, Assistant Professor, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Research Interests:
Terrestrial and aquatic carbon cycle, Global vegetation changes and Paleoclimatology
Public Services:

  • Second Prize of National Natural Science Award (ranked third), 2014
  • Liu Dongsheng Award for Young Earth Scientist, 2013
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Award for Young Scientists, 2013

Supported Projects:
  1. Principal Investigator, Subject of the National Basic Research Program of China “Paleoclimate reconstruction based on numerical simulation and its mechanism analysis”, 2016-2021
  2. Principal Investigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China “The expansion history of C4 plant since the Neogene and its causes in Bengal Basin of Southern Asia”, 2016-2019
  3. Principal Investigator, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2012-2015
  4. Principal Investigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China "The terrestrial carbon storage change in Mu Us Desert during the Holocene", 2010-2013.

Selected Publication:
  1. Wu H B, Li Q, Yu Y Y, Sun A Z, Lin Y T, Jiang W Q, Luo Y L. 2019, Quantitative climatic reconstruction of the Last Glacial Maximum in China. Science China Earth Sciences, 62,
  2. Li Q, Wu H B, Yu Y Y, Sun A Z, Luo Y L. 2019, Quantifying regional vegetation changes in China during three contrasting temperature intervals since the last glacial maximum. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 174: 23-36,
  3. Li Q, Wu H B, Yu Y Y, Sun A Z, Luo Y L. 2019, Large-scale vegetation history in China and its response to climate change since the Last Glacial Maximum, Quaternary International,
  4. Jiang W Q, Wu H B, Li Q, Lin Y T, Yu Y Y. 2019, Spatiotemporal changes in C4 plant abundance in China since the Last Glacial Maximum and their driving factors. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 518: 10-21,
  5. Jiang W Q, Wu J Y, Wu H B, Li Q, Lin Y T, Yu Y Y. 2019, Evolution of the relative abundance of C4 plants on the Chinese Loess Plateau since the Last Glacial Maximum and its implications. Journal of Quaternary Science, 34(2): 101–111, doi: 10.1002/jqs.3084.
  6. Liu X Y, Zhan T, Zhou X Y, Wu H B, Li Q, Zhao C, Qiao Y S, Jiang S W, Tu L Y, Ma Y F, Zhang J, Jiang X, Lou B J, Zhang X L, Zhou X. 2019, Late onset of the Holocene rainfall maximum in northeastern China inferred from a pollen record from the sediments of Tianchi Crater Lake. Quaternary Research, doi:10.1017/qua.2018.137.
  7. Li P, Zhang C X, Guo Z T, Deng C L, Ji X P, Jablonski N G, Wu H B, Zhu R X. 2019, Clay mineral assemblages in the Zhaotong Basin of southwestern China: Implications for the late Miocene and Pliocene evolution of the South Asian monsoon. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 516: 90–100,
  8. Hu B, Zhang C X, Wu H B, Hao Q Z, Guo Z T. 2019, Clay mineralogy of an Eocene fluvial-lacustrine sequence in Xining Basin, Northwest China, and its paleoclimatic implications. Science China Earth Sciences, 62: 571-584, doi: 10.1007/s11430-018-9282-8
  9. Gao X B, Hao Q Z, Wang L, Oldfield F, Bloemendal J, Deng C L, Song Y, Ge J Y, Wu H B, Xu B, Li F J, Han L, Fu Y, Guo Z T. 2018, The different climatic response of pedogenic hematite and ferrimagnetic minerals: Evidence from particle-sized modern soils over the Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary Science Reviews, 179: 69-86.
  10. Sayem A S M, Guo Z, Wu H, Zhang C, Yang F, Xiao G, He Z. 2018. Sedimentary and geochemical evidence of Eocene climate change in the Xining Basin, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Science China Earth Sciences, 61,
  11. Sun A Z, Guo Z T, Wu H B, Li Q, Yu Y Y, Luo Y L, Jiang W Y, Li X Q. 2017, Reconstruction of the vegetation distribution of different topographic units of the Chinese Loess Plateau during the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 173: 236-247.
  12. Yu Y Y, Wu H B, Finke P A, and Guo Z T. 2016, Spatial and temporal changes of prehistoric human land use in the Wei River valley, northern China. The Holocene, 26, 1788-1801, DOI: 10.1177/0959683616645943.
  13. Zhang C X, Guo Z T, Deng C L, Ji X P, Wu H B, Paterson G A, Chang L, Li Q, Wu B L, and Zhu R X. 2016, Clay mineralogy indicates a mildly warm and humid living environment for the Miocene hominoid from the Zhaotong Basin, Yunnan, China. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep20012
  14. Zhang C X, Xiao G Q, Guo Z T, Wu H B, and Hao Q Z. 2015, Evidence of late early Miocene aridification intensification in the Xining Basin caused by the northeastern Tibetan Plateau uplift. Global and Planetary Change, 128, 31-46.
  15. Chang L, Guo Z T, Deng C L, Wu H B, Ji X P, Zhao Y, Zhang C X, Ge J Y, Wu B L, Sun L, Zhu R X. 2015, Pollen evidence of the palaeoenvironments of Lufengpithecus lufengensis in the Zhaotong Basin, southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 435: 95–104.
  16. Li W Z, Peng C H, Zhou X L, Sun J F, Zhu Q A, Wu H B, St-Onge B. 2015, Application of the ecosystem model and Markov Chain Monte Carlo for parameter estimation and productivity prediction. Ecosphere, 6(12), DOI:10.1890/ES15-00034.1
  17. Markovic S B, Stevens T, Kukla G J, Hambach U, Fitzsimmons K E, Gibbard P, Buggle B, Zech M, Guo Z T, Hao Q Z, Wu H B, Dhand K O, Smalley I J, Ujvari G, Sumegi P, Timar-Gabor A, Veres D, Sirocko F, Vasiljevic D A, Jary Z, Svensson A, Jovic V, Lehmkuhl F, Kovacs J, AND Svircev Z. 2015, Danube loess stratigraphy–Towards a pan-European loess stratigraphic model. Earth-Science Reviews, 148, 228-258.
  18. Wu H B, Guo Z T, Guiot J, Hatte C, Peng C H, Yu Y Y, Ge J J, Li Q, Sun A Z, and Zhao D A. 2014, Elevation-induced climate change as a dominant factor causing the late Miocene C4 plant expansion in the Himalayan foreland. Global Change Biology, 20, 1461-1472.
  19. Wu H B, Peng C H, Moore T R, Hua D, Li C S, Zhu Q A, Peichl M, Arain M A, and Guo Z T. 2014, Modeling dissolved organic carbon in temperate forest soils: TRIPLEX-DOC model development and validation. Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 867-881.
  20. Li Q, Wu H B, Guo Z T, Yu Y Y, Ge J Y, Wu J Y, Zhao D A, and Sun A Z. 2014, Distribution and vegetation reconstruction of the deserts of northern China during the mid-Holocene. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 5184-5191.
  21. Li Q, Wu H B, Yu Y Y, Sun A Z, Markovic S B, and Guo Z T. 2014, Reconstructed moisture evolution of the deserts in northern China since the Last Glacial Maximum and its implications for the East Asian Summer Monsoon. Global and Planetary Change, 121, 101-112.
  22. Wu H B, Peng C H, Lucotte M, et al. 2013, A coupled two-dimensional hydrodynamic and terrestrial input model to simulate CO2 diffusive emissions from lake systems. Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., 6, 3509-3556
  23. Yu Y Y, Finke P A, Wu H B, and Guo Z T. 2013, Sensitivity analysis and calibration of a soil carbon model (SoilGen2) in two contrasting loess forest soils. Geoscientific Model Development, 6, 29-44.
  24. Ge J Y, Dai Y, Zhang Z S, Zhao D A, Li Q, Zhang Y, Yi L, Wu H B, Oldfield F, Guo Z T. 2013Major changes in East Asian climate in the mid-Pliocene: Triggered by the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau or global cooling? Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 69: 48-59.
  25. Guo Z T, Zhou X, Wu H B. 2012, Glacial-interglacial water cycle, global monsoon and atmospheric methane changes. Climate Dynamics, 39:1073–1092.
  26. Yu Y Y, Guo Z T, Wu H B, et al. 2012, Reconstructing prehistoric land use change from archeological data: Validation and application of a new model in Yiluo valley, northern China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 156: 99–107.
  27. Peng C H, Guiot J, Wu H B, Jiang H, and Luo Y Q. 2011, Integrating models with data in ecology and palaeoecology: advances towards a model–data fusion approach. Ecology Letters, 14: 522-536.
  28. Yao Z., Wu H., Liang M., Shi X. 2011, Spatial and temporal variations in C3 and C4 plant abundance over the Chinese Loess Plateau since the last glacial maximum. Journal of Arid Environments, 75: 881-889.
  29. Jiang W Y, Guiot J, Chu G Q, Wu H B, Yuan B Y, Hatté C, and Guo Z T. 2010, An improved methodology of modern analogues technique for palaeoclimate reconstruction in arid and semi-arid regions. Boreas, 39: 145-153.
  30. Liu L, Yin Q Z, Wu H B, and Guo Z T. 2010, Carbon isotopic compositions of pore and matrix carbonates in carbonate nodules, and origin of carbonate formation. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55: 2926-2929.
  31. Zhan T, Guo Z T, Wu H B, Ge J Y, Zhou X,Wu C L, and Zeng F M. 2010,  Thick Miocene eolian deposits on the Huajialing Mountains: The geomorphic evolution of the western Loess Plateau. Science of China (Earth Science), doi: 10.1007/s11430-010-4051-7.l
  32. Bartlein P J, Harrison S P, Brewer S, Connor S, Davis B A S, Gajewski K, Guiot, J, Harrison-Prentice T I, Henderson A, Peyron O, Prentice I C, Scholze M, Sepp? H, Shuman B, Sugita S, Thompson R S, Viau A E, Williams J, and Wu H B. 2010, Pollen-based continental climate reconstructions at 6 and 21 ka: a global synthesis. Climatic Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-010- 0904-1.
  33. Wu H B, Guiot J, Peng C H, and Guo Z T. 2009, New coupled model used inversely for reconstructing past terrestrial carbon storage from pollen data: validation of model using modern data. Global Change Biology, 15: 82-96.
  34. Wu H B, Guo Z T, Gao Q, Peng C H. 2009, Distribution of soil inorganic carbon storage and its changes due to land use activity in China. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 129: 413-421.
  35. Guo Z T, Ge J Y, Xiao G Q, Hao Q Z, Wu H B, Zhan T, Liu L, Qin L, Zeng F M, and Yuan B Y. 2010, Comment on “Mudflat/distal fan and shallow lake sedimentation (upper Vallesian–Turolian) in the Tianshui Basin, Central China: Evidence against the late Miocene eolian loess” by A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Z. Zhao, C.H. Song, J.J. Li, J. Zhang, A.Martín-Pérez, R. Martín-García, X.X. Wang, Y. Zhang and M.H. Zhang [Sedimentary Geology 222 (2009) 42–51]. Sedimentary Geology, 230: 86-89.
  36. Yu Y Y, Guo Z T, Wu H B, Kahmann Julia A, and Oldfield F. 2009, Spatial changes in soil organic carbon density and storage of cultivated soils in China from 1980 to 2000. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23: GB2021, doi:10.1029/2008GB003428.
  37. Guiot J, Wu H B, Garreta1V, Hatte C, and Magny M. 2009, A few prospective ideas on climate reconstruction: from a statistical single proxy approach towards a multi-proxy and dynamical approach. Climate of the Past, 5: 571-583.
  38. Guiot J, Wu H B, Jiang W Y, and Luo Y L. 2008, East Asian Monsoon and paleoclimatic data analysis: a vegetation point of view. Climate of the Past, 4: 137-145.
  39. Guiot J, Christelle H A, Wu H B, and Cedric G. 2008, Interactions between vegetation and climate variability: what are the lessons of models and paleovegetation data. C.R. Geoscience, 340: 595-601.
  40. Zhou X L, Peng C H, Dang Q L, Sun J F, Wu H B, and Hua D. 2008, Simulating carbon exchange in Canadian Boreal forests I: model structure, validation, and sensitivity analysis. Ecological Modelling, 219: 287-299.
  41. William F R, Guo Z T, Zhou X, Wu H B, and Yu Y Y. 2008, Early rice farming and anomalous methane trends. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27: 1291-1295.
  42. Wu H B, Guiot J, Brewer S, Guo Z T, and Peng C H. 2007, Dominant factors controlling glacial and interglacial variations in the treeline elevation in tropical Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104: 9720-9724.
  43. Wu H B, Guiot J, Brewer S, and Guo Z T. 2007, Climatic changes in Eurasia and Africa at the Last Glacial Maximum and the mid-Holocene: reconstruction from pollen data using inverse vegetation modelling. Climatic Dynamics, 29: 211-229.
  44. Ramstein G, Kageyama M, Guiot J, Wu H B, Hély C, Krinner G, and Brewer S. 2007, How cold was Europe at the Last Glacial Maximum? A synthesis of the progress achieved since the first PMIP model-data comparison. Climate of the Past, 3: 331-119.
  45. Zhang F, Li C, Wang Z, and Wu H B. 2006, Modeling impacts of management alternatives on soil carbon storage of farmland in Northwest China. Biogeosciences, 3: 451- 466.
  46. Jiang W Y, Guo Z T, Sun X J, Wu H B, Chu G Q, Yuan G Y, Hatté C, and Guiot J. 2006, Reconstruction of climate and vegetation changes of Lake Bayanchagan (Inner Mongolia): Holocene variability of the East Asian monsoon. Quaternary Research, 65: 411-420.
  47. Lu H Y, Wu N Q, Gu Z Y, Guo Z T, Wang L, Wu H B, Wang G A, Zhou L P, Han J M and Liu T S. 2004, Distribution of carbon isotope composition of modern soils on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Biogeochemistry, 70 (2): 273-297.
  48. Wang L, Lü H Y, Wu N Q, Chu D, Han J M, Wu Y H, Wu H B, and Gu Z Y. 2004, Discovery of C4 species at high altitude in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin, 49: 1392-1396.
  49. Wu H B, Guo Z T, and Peng C H. 2003, Land use induced changes of organic carbon storage in soils of China. Global Change Biology, 9: 305-315.
  50. Wu H B, Guo Z T, and Peng C H. 2003, Distribution and storage of soil organic carbon in China. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 17(2): 1048-1058.
  51. Wu H B, Guo Z T, Fang X M, et al. 2002, Desert expansion in northern China since 250 ka B.P. and the environment significance. Chinese Science Bulletin, 47(20): 1740-1745.
  52. Guo Z T, Rudiman W F, Hao Q Z, Wu H B, Qiao Y S, Zhu R X, Peng S Z, Wei J J, Yuan B Y, and Liu T S. 2002, Onset of Asian desertification by 22 Ma age inferred from loess deposits in China. Nature, 416: 159-163.
  53. Wu H B, Chen F H, Wang J M, Cao J X, and Zhang Y T. 1999, Study on the relationship between magnetic anisotropy of modern eolian sediments and wind direction. Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 42(1): 71-78.
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