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Xu Deke
  Associate Professor
Highest Education  
Subject Categories  
  Paleontology and Stratigraphy
Zip Code  
  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:


  • 2000/09–2004/06: College of Earth Science, Jilin University, BS. 
  • 2004/09–2010/06: Paleontology and Stratigraphy, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Ph. D. 

Professional Employment 

  • 2010/06–2014/01: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CASPost-doc 
  • 2014/01-Present: Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS 

Research Interests:
Palynology, Paleoclimate, Paleoenvionment
Public Services:

Excellent Scholarship of Zhuliyuehua from Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010

Supported Projects:
  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants No. 41101183), 2012-2014
  2. China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Grant (Grants No. 2012M510536), 2012-2014

Selected Publication:


  1. Xu, D., Lu, H., Chu, G., et al., 2019. Synchronous 500-year oscillations of monsoon climate and human activity in Northeast Asia. Nat Commun 10, 4105.
  2. Wu, J., Liu, Q., Cui, Q. Y., Xu, D. K., Wang, L., Shen, C. M., Chu, G. Q., Liu, J. Q., Shrinkage of East Asia Winter Monsoon Associated With Increased ENSO Events Since the Mid‐Holocene. J Geophys Res-Atmos 124, 3839-3848, 2019
  3. Jin, C., Liu, Q., Xu, D., et al., 2019. A new correlation between Chinese loess and deep-sea δ18O records since the middle Pleistocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 506, 441-454.
  4. Li, K., Qin, X., Zhang, L., et al., 2019. Oasis landscape of the ancient Loulan on the west bank of Lake Lop Nur, Northwest China, inferred from vegetation utilization for architecture. The Holocene 29, 1030-1044.


  1. Sun Qing, Xie Manman, Lin Yuan, Shan Yabing, Zhu Qingzeng, Xu Deke, Su Youliang, Rioual Patrick, Chu Guoqiang, An n-alkane and carbon isotope record during the last deglaciation from annually laminated sediment in Lake Xiaolongwan, northeastern China. Journal of Paleolimnology 56, 189-203, 2016.
  2. Zuo, Xinxin, Lu, Houyuan, Li, Zhen, Song, Bing, Xu, Deke, Zou, Yafei, Wang, Can, Huan, Xiujia and He, Keyang 2016. Phytolith and diatom evidence for rice exploitation and environmental changes during the early mid-Holocene in the Yangtze Delta. Quaternary Res 86, 304-315. 


  1. Deke Xu*, Houyuan Lu*, Guoqiang Chu, Naiqin Wu, Caiming Shen, Can Wang, Limi Mao, 500-year climate cycles stacking of recent centennial warming documented in an East Asian pollen record. Scientific Reports. 4, 3611, 2014   


  1. Deke Xu, Houyuan Lu*, Naiqin Wu, Zhenxia Liu, Tiegang Li, Caiming Shen, Luo Wang, Asynchronous marine-terrestrial signals of the last deglacial warming in East Asia associated with low- and high-latitude climate changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 110(24), 9657-9662, 2013 


  1. Deke Xu*, Houyuan Lu, Naiqin Wu, Zhenxia Liu, 30 000-Year vegetation and climate change around the East China Sea shelf inferred from a high-resolution pollen record. Quaternary International. 227(1), 53-60, 2010 


  1. Houyuan Lu*, Jianping Zhang, Kam-biu Liu, Naiqin Wu, Yumei Li, Kunshu Zhou, Maolin Ye, Tianyu Zhang, Haijiang Zhang, Xiaoyan Yang, Licheng Shen, Deke Xu, Quan Li, Earliest domestication of common millet (Panicum miliaceum) in East Asia extended to 10,000 years ago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 106(18), 7367-7372, 2009 
  2. Houyuan Lu*, Jianping Zhang, Naiqin Wu, Kam-biu Liu, Deke Xu, Quan Li, Phytoliths Analysis for the Discrimination of Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica) and Common Millet (Panicum miliaceum). PLoS ONE 4(2), e4448, 2009 


  1. Houyuan Lu*, Naiqin Wu, Xiangdong Yang, Caiming Shen, Liping Zhu, Luo Wang, Quan Li, Deke Xu, Guobang Tong, Xiangjun Sun, Spatial pattern of Abies and Picea surface pollen distribution along the elevation gradient in the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau and Xinjiang, China. Boreas 37(2), 254-262, 2008 
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