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Tang Zihua
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  Quarternary Geology
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  No. 19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

Dr. TANG Zihua

Associate Professor in Paleoclimatology, Key Laboratory of Cenozoic Geology and Geophysics, CAS


  • 2014.01-2014.12 Academic Visitor, University of Leeds
  • 2013.01- Associate Professor in Paleoclimatology
  • 2010.06-2012.12 Postdoc, IGGCAS
  • 2000.07-2003.07 Teacher, No.16 Middle School of Shihezi


  • Ph.D 2006.09-2010.06 Institute of Geology & Geophysics, CAS
  • M.Sc 2003.09-2006.07 Xinjiang Institute of Ecology & Geography, CAS
  • --   1997.09-2000.06 Shihezi University, Xinjiang

Research Interests:
Palaeoclimate of central Eurasia
Public Services:


Supported Projects:
  1. Impacts of the Paratethys retreat on the Tarim environments, NSFC, 2015-2018, PI
  2. Timing of the Paratethyan retreat out of the Tarim Basin, NSFC, 2012-2014, PI 
  3. Meso- and Cenozoic deposits in southern China and implications to the origin of the Asian summer monsoon, CAS, 2012-2016, Member 
  4. China's Last Glacial Maximum: climate evolution and human adaption, MOST, 2010-2014, Member

Selected Publication:
  1. Chen Z, Ding Z, Tang Z, Yang S, Wang X, Cui L, 2017. Paleoweathering and paleoenvironmental change recorded in lacustrine sediments of the early to middle Eocene in Fushun Basin, Northeast China. Geophysics Geochemistry Geosystems, DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006573. 
  2. Shen H, Li X, Zhou X, Wu X, Tang Z, Sun N, 2017. Wood types and environment of the Tashkurgan region, Xinjiang, at 2500 cal yr BP, based on a record from the Ji'erzankale Necropolis. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 238: 7-14. 
  3. Tang Z, Yang S, Qiao Q, Yin F, Huang B, Ding Z, 2016. A high-resolution geochemical record from the Kuche depression: Constraints on early Miocene uplift of South Tian Shan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 446: 1-10. 
  4. Wang X, Tang Z, Wu J, Wu X, Wu Y, Zhou X, 2016. Strontium isotope evidence for a highly mobile population on the Pamir Plateau 2500 years ago. Scientific Reports 6. 35162. DOI: 10.1038/srep35162. 
  5. Wu X, Tang Z, 2016. Jirzankal Cemetery covered with rows of black-and-white stones: Key excavations and primary research. Eurasian Studies 4: 5-82. 
  6. Dong X, Yang S, Tang Z, Ding Z, A grain-size-based model for dust source-to-sink distance reconstruction: A case study from Chinese Loess (in Chinese). Scientia Sinica Terrae 46: 1406-1412. 
  7. Tang Z, Dong X, Wang X, Ding Z, 2015. Oligocene-Miocene magnetostratigraphy and magnetic anisotropy of the Baxbulak section from the Pamir-Tian Shan convergence zone. Geophysics Geochemistry Geosystems, DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005965. 
  8. Shen H, Wu X, Tang Z, Zhou X, Sun N, Li X, 2015. Wood usage and fire veneration in the Pamir, Xinjiang, 2500 yr BP. PloS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134847. 
  9. Chen Z, Wang X, Hu J, Yang S, Zhu M, Dong X, Tang Z, Peng P, Ding Z, 2014. Structure of the carbon isotope excursion in a high-resolution lacustrine Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum record from central China. Earth Planetary Science Letters 408, 331-340. 
  10. Chen Z, Ding Z, Tang Z, Wang X, Yang S (2014). Early Eocene carbon isotope excursions: Evidence from the terrestrial coal seam in the Fushun Basin, Northeast China. Geophysical Research Letter Doi: 10.1002/2014GL059808. 
  11. Tang Z, Chen D, Wu X, Mu G (2013). Redistribution of prehistoric Tarim people in response to climate change. Quaternary International, 308-309: 36-41. 
  12. Tang Z, Ding Z (2013). A palynological insight into the Miocene aridification in the Eurasia interior. Palaeoworld, 22: 77-85. 
  13. Tang Z, Huang B, Dong, X, Ji, J, Ding Z. (2012): Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) record of the Jingou River section: Implications for late Cenozoic uplift of the Tian Shan. Geophysics Geochemistry Geosystems, 13, doi: 10.1029/2011GC003966. 
  14. Yang S, Ding Z, Wang X, Tang Z, Gu Z (2012): Negative δ18O–δ13C relationship of pedogenic carbonate from northern China indicates a strong response of C3/C4 biomass to the seasonality of Asian monsoon precipitation. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 317-318: 32-40. 
  15. Tang Z, Ding Z, White P D, Dong X, Ji J, Jiang H, Luo P, Wang X. (2011): Late Cenozoic Central Asian Drying Inferred from a Palynological Record from the Northern Tian Shan. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 302: 439-447. 
  16. Tang Z. (2011): Cenozoic warm intervals and their implications for the anthropogenic warming. Quaternary Sciences, 31(6): 1053-1059. [in Chinese with English abstract] 
  17. Zhu M, Ding Z, Wang X, Chen Z, Jiang H, Dong X, Ji J, Tang Z, Luo P. (2010): High-resolution carbon isotope record for the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum from the Nanyang Basin, Central China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55: 3606-3611. 
  18. Feng S, Tang, Z, Wang, X, Yang S. (2010): Origin and age of “Red Clay” at Jungar Banner, Inner Mongolia, and its palaeoclimatic implications, Quaternary Sciences, 30(5), 895-902. [in Chinese with English abstract] 
  19. Tang Z, Mu G, Chen D. (2009): Palaeoenvironment of mid- to late Holocene loess deposit of the southern margin of the Tarim Basin, NW China. Environmental Geology, 58(8): 1703-1711. 
  20. Jiang H, Ji J, Gao L, Tang Z, Ding Z. (2008): Cooling-driven climate change at 12-11 Ma: Multiproxy records from a long fluviolacustrine sequence at Guyuan, Ningxia, China. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 265(1-2): 148-158. 
  21. Tang Z, Mu G. (2006): Possible provenances and their change of aeolian deposits in north China in late Cenozoic. Arid Land Geography, 29(1): 101-108. [in Chinese with English abstract]
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