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Special-Term Associate Professor
Professor of Engineering
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  Special-term Associate Professor
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  Quaternary Environment
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:

2014-2018, Ph.D. University of Helsinki, Finland
2011-2014, M.S. Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2007-2011, B.S. China Three Gorges University, China


Employment and Working experience:
2022- Associate professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2018-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
2017.6 Visiting Researcher, University of Exeter
2016.2 Visiting Researcher, University of Exeter
2015.4 Visiting Researcher, University of Exeter
2014.12 Visiting Researcher, University of Exeter

Research Interests:

Peatland carbon cycling and climate change

Public Services:


Supported Projects:


  1. Hui Zhang*, Minna Valiranta*, Graeme Swindles et al. 2022. Recent climate change has driven divergent hydrological shifts in high-latitude peatlands. Nature Communications, 13, doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32711-4
  2. Hui Zhang*, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Aino Korrensalo et al. 2021. Methane production and oxidation potentials along a fen-bog gradient from southern boreal to subarctic peatlands in Finland. Global Change Biology, 27: 4449-4464.
  3. Hui Zhang*, Minna Valiranta, Sanna Piilo et al. 2020. Decreased carbon accumulation feedback driven by climate-induced drying of two southern boreal bogs over recent centuries. Global Change Biology, 26: 2435-2448.
  4. Hui Zhang*, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Aino Korrensalo et al. 2020. Water flow controls the spatial variability of methane emissions in a northern valley fen ecosystem. Biogeosciences, 17: 6247-6270.
  5. Hui Zhang*, Matthew Amesbury, Sanna Piilo et al. 2020. Recent changes in peatland testate amoeba functional traits and hydrology within a replicated site network in northwestern Québec, Canada. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: special issue on Functional Traits as Indicators of Past Environmental Changes, 8, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00228.
  6. Hui Zhang*, Angela V. Gallego-Sala, Matthew J. Amesbury et al. 2018. Inconsistent response of Arctic permafrost peatland carbon accumulation to warm climate phases. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32: 1605-1620.
  7. Hui Zhang*, Sanna R. Piilo, Matthew J. Amesbury et al. 2018. The role of climate change in regulating Arctic permafrost peatland hydrological and vegetation change over the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews, 182: 121-130.
  8. Hui Zhang*, Minna M. Valiranta, Matthew J. Amesbury et al. 2018. Successional change of testate amoeba assemblages along a space-for-time sequence of peatland development. European Journal of Protistology, 66: 36-47.
  9. Hui Zhang*, Matthew J. Amesbury, Tiina M. Ronkainen et al. 2017. Testate amoeba as palaeohydrological indicators in the permafrost peatlands of Northeast European Russia and Finnish Lapland. Journal of Quaternary Science, 32(7): 976-988.
  10. Hui Zhang, Yun Zhang*, Zhaochen Kong et al. 2015. Late Holocene climate change and anthropogenic signal in north Xinjiang: evidence from the peatland archive, Caotanhu wetland. The Holocene, 25: 323-332.
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