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GUO Licheng
  Special-term Associate Professor
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 2008.09-20012.07, B.S., Fujian Normal University
  • 2012.09-2019.07, Ph.D., Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2019.07-2023.01, Postdoctoral research, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2023.01-present, Special-Term Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:
  1. Silicate weathering regimes and their possible shifts
  2. Environmental evolution in East Asia during the Meso-Cenozoic
  3. Holocene human activity and soil degradation
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Supported Projects:
  1. Nature Science Foundation of China (42007282). Characteristics and environmental effects of the Holocene agricultural regime change in the Mollisol region of Northeast China, 2021/01-2023/12.

  1. Guo Licheng*, Xiong Shangfa*, Chen Yulu, Cui Jingyi, Yang Shiling, Wang Heng, Wang Yongda, Ding Zhongli. Total organic carbon content as an early warning indicator of soil degradation. Science Bulletin, 2023, 68: 150–153.
  2. Guo Licheng*, Zhang Bin, Xiong Shangfa*, Wu Jiabin, Chen Zuoling, Cui Jingyi, Chen Yulu, Ye Wei, Zhu Lidong. Shifts in the silicate weathering regime in South China during the Meso-Cenozoic linked to Asian summer monsoon evolution. Global and Planetary Change, 2022, 212: 103809.
  3. Guo Licheng*, Wu Jiabin, Chen Yulu, Xiong Shangfa*, Cui Jingyi, Ding Zhongli. Modern silicate weathering regimes across China revealed by geochemical records from surface soils. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 2022, 127: e2022JF006728.
  4. Guo Licheng*, Xiong Shangfa*, Dong Xinxin, Ding Zhongli, Yang Ping, Zhao Hua, Wu Jiabin, Ye Wei, Jin Guiyun, Wu Wenwan, Zheng Lin. Linkage between C4 vegetation expansion and dune stabilization in the deserts of NE China during the late Quaternary. Quaternary International, 2019, 503: 10–23.
  5. Guo Licheng*, Xiong Shangfa*, Ding Zhongli, Jin Guiyun, Wu Jiabin, Ye Wei. Role of the mid-Holocene environmental transition in the decline of late Neolithic cultures in the deserts of NE China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2018, 190: 98–113.
  6. Guo Licheng*, Xiong Shangfa*, Wu Jiabin, Ding Zhongli, Chen Yulu, Zhu Lidong, Ye Wei. Human activity induced asynchronous dune mobilization in the deserts of NE China during the late Holocene. Aeolian Research, 2018, 34: 49–55.
  7. Guo Licheng*, Xiong Shangfa, Yang Ping, Ye Wei, Jin Guiyun, Wu Wenwan, Zhao Hua. Holocene environmental changes in the Horqin desert revealed by OSL dating and δ13C analyses of paleosols. Quaternary International, 2018, 469: 11–19.
  8. Lu Haijian*, Malusa Marco G., Zhang Zhiyong, Guo Licheng, Shi Xuhua, Ye Jiacan, Sang Shengping, Xiong Shangfa, Pan Jiawei, Li Haibing. Syntectonic sediment recycling controls eolian deposition in eastern Asia since ~8 Ma. Geophysical Research Letters, 2022, 49: e2021GL096789.
  9. Wang Heng, Yang Shiling*, Wang Yongda, Gu Zhaoyan, Xiong Shangfa, Huang Xiaofang, Sun Minmin, Zhang Shihao, Guo Licheng, Cui Jingyi, Tang Zihua, Ding Zhongli. Rates and causes of black soil erosion in Northeast China. Catena, 2022, 214: 106250.
  10. Wu Jiabin*, Guo Licheng, Xiong Shangfa*, Wang Shiqi, Tang Zihua, Jin Chunsheng, Yang Xiaoxiao, Gu Ning, Li Chunxiao, Cui Jingyi. New magnetic constraints on early-middle Miocene uplift of the Liupan Shan, northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2019, 20: 1340–1357.
  11. Lu Haijian*, Ye Jiacan, Guo Licheng, Pan Jiawei, Xiong Shangfa, Li Haibing. Towards a clarification of the provenance of Cenozoic sediments in the northern Qaidam Basin. Lithosphere, 2019, 11: 252–272.
  12. Yang Shiling*, Ding Zhongli, Feng Shaohua, Jiang Wenying, Huang Xiaofang, Guo Licheng. A strengthened East Asian Summer Monsoon during Pliocene warmth: Evidence from ‘red clay’ sediments at Pianguan, northern China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2018, 155: 124–133.
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