Department of geology northwest university

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He graduated from the Institute of earth environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005, worked as a visiting scholar in the Department of Oceanography, University of Georgia, USA from 2009 to 2010, and worked as a Marie Curie scholar in the Department of chemistry, University of Bristol, UK from 2012 to 2014.

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Presided over national scientific research projects:

1. General program of NSFC, 41372033, Holocene microbial lipid record of peat in Northeast China: monsoon change and its impact on methane biogeochemical process, 2014 / 01-2017 / 12.

2. General program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 41072024, temporal and spatial distribution of peat microbial community in the northeast of Qinghai Tibet Plateau and its response to monsoon climate change, 2011 / 01-2013 / 12.

3. Project of youth fund of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 40602004, biological and Climatic Research on high-resolution hydrocarbon isotope of peat lipid molecular monomer in the northeast of Qinghai Tibet Plateau, 2007 / 01-2009 / 12.

Presided over international scientific research projects:

1. EU maricurie action plans, 2012-2014 and 2015-2016.

Representative papers:


Szafranek-Nakonieczna, Yanhong Zheng,

Mirosław Słowakiewicz, Anna Pytlak, Cezary Polakowski, Adam Kubaczyński,

Andrzej Bieganowski, Artur Banach, Agnieszka Wolińska, Zofia Stępniewska. Methanogenic potential of lignites in Poland. International Journal of Coal Geology, 2018,196, 201–210.

Zheng, Y., Pancost, R., Naafs, B.D.A., Li, Q., Liu, Z., Yang, H. Transition from a warm and dry to a cold and wet climate in NE China across the Holocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2018, 493, 36-46.

Inglis, G. N.,Naafs, B. D. A., Zheng, Y., McClymont, E. L.,Evershed, R. P.,Pancost, R. D. Distributions of geohopanoids in peat: implications for the use of hopanoid-based proxies in natural archives.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2018, 224, 249-261.

Zheng, Y.,Pancost, R., Liu, X,, Wang, Z, Naafs,B.D.A., Xie, X,, Liu, Z,, Yu, X & Yang, H. Atmospheric connections with the North Atlantic enhanced thedeglacial warming in Northeast China.Geology ,2017, 45,1031-1034 . doi:10.1130/G39401.1.

B.D.A. Naafs, G.N. Inglis,Y. Zheng, M.J. Amesbury, H. Biester, R. Bindler, J. Blewett, M.A. Burrows, D. del Castillo Torres, F.M. Chambers, A.D. Cohen, R.P. Evershed, S.J. Feakins, M. Gałka, A. Gallego-Sala, L. Gandois, D.M. Gray, P.G. Hatcher, E.N. Honorio Coronado, P.D.M. Hughes, A. Huguet, M. Könönen, F. Laggoun-Défarge, O. Lähteenoja, M. Lamentowicz, R. Marchant, E. McClymont, X. Pontevedra-Pombal, C. Ponton, A. Pourmand, A.M. Rizzuti, L. Rochefort, J. Schellekens, F. De Vleeschouwer, R.D. Pancost. Introducing global peat-specific temperature and pH calibrations based on brGDGT bacterial lipids.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2017, 208: 285-301.

Slowakiewicz, M., Whitaker, F., Thomas, L., Tucker, M.,Zheng, Y., Gedl, P., Pancost, R.D. Biogeochemistry of intertidal microbial mats from Qatar: New insights from organic matter characterisation.Organic Geochemistry, 2016, 102: 14-29.

Zheng, Y.,Li, Q., Wang, Z., Naafs, B., Yu, X., Pancost, R.D.Peatland GDGT records of

Holocene climatic and biogeochemical responses to the Asian Monsoon.Organic Geochemistry, 2015, 87: 86-95.


Y.,Singarayer, J.S.,Cheng, P.,Yu,

X.,Liu, Z.,Valdes, P.J.,Pancost, R.D., Holocene

variations in peatland methane cycling associated with the Asian summermonsoonsystem.Nature Communications, 2014, 5:4631

doi: 10.1038/ ncomms5631.

Li, Y. X., Zhang, Y. X.,Zheng, Y. H.Erinaceus europaeusfossils

(Erinaceidae, Insectivora) from the Middle Pleistocene cave site of

Shanyangzhai, Hebei Province, China.Quaternary International, 2013, 286: 75-80.


Y. H., Zhou, W. J., Meyers, P. A. Proxy value ofn-alkan-2-ones in the Hongyuan peat

sequence to reconstruct Holocene climate changes on the Eastern margin of the

Tibetan Plateau. Chemical Geology, 2011, 288, 97-104.


O., Meyers, P. A., Yamamoto, S., Kawamura, K., Nakatsuka, T., Zhou, W. J.,Zheng,

Y. H. Plant-wax hydrogen isotopic evidence for postglacial variations in

delivery precipitation in the monsoon domain of China.Geology , 2011,

39, 875-878.

Zheng, Y.

H., Liu, X. M., Zhou, W, J., Zhang, C. L.n-Alkan-2-one distributions in a

northeastern China peat core spanning the last 16 kyr.Organic Geochemistry,

2011, 42:25-30.


Y. H., Zhou, W. J., Liu, Z., Liu, X. M. The n-alkanol paleoclimate records in two

peat deposits: a comparative study of the northeastern margin of the Tibetan

Plateau and Northeast China.Environmental Earth Sciences, 2011, 63:



S, Kawamura, K., Seki, O., Meyers, P. A.,Zheng, Y. H., Zhou, W. J.

Environmental influences over the last 16ka on compound-specific δ13C

variations of leaf wasn-alkanes in

the Hani peat deposit from Northeast China.Chemical

Geology, 2010, 277: 261-268.


S., Kawamura, K., Seki, O., Meyers, P. A.,Zheng, Y. H., Zhou, W. J.

Paleoenvironmental significance of compound-specific δ13C variations

inn-alkanes in the Hongyuan peatsequence from southwest China over the last 13 ka.Organic Geochemistry, 2010, 41: 491-497.


Y. H., Zhou, W. J., Liu, Z., Chen, Q. M., Yu, X. F., Liu,

X. M. Compositions of aliphaticdes-A-triterpenoids in the Hani peat

deposit, Northeast China and its biological significance. Chinese Science

Bulletin, 2010, 55: 2275-2281.


W.,Zheng, Y. H., Meyers, P. A., Jull, A. J. T., Xie, S. C. Postglacial

climate-change record in biomarker lipid compositions of the Hani peat

sequence, northeastern China.Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2010, 294: 37-46.

Yu, X. F., Zhou, W. J., Liu, X. Q.,Xian, F., Liu, Z.,Zheng,

Y. H., An, Z. S. Peat records of human impacts on the atmosphere in

Northwest China during the late Neolithic and Bronze Ages.Palaeogeography , Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2010,


Seki, O.,

Meyers, P. A., Kawamura, K.,Zheng, Y. H., Zhou, W. J. Hydrogen isotopic

ratios of plant-waxn-alkanes in a peat bog deposited in northeast china

during the last 16kyr. Organic Geochemistry, 2009, 40: 671-677.

Zheng, Y.

H., Zhou, W. J., Xie, S. C., Yu, X. F. A comparative

study ofn-alkane biomarker and

pollen records: an example from southern China.Chinese Science Bulletin,



Y. H., Xie, S. C., Liu, X. M., Zhou, W. J.n-alkanol ratios as proxies of paleovegetation and paleoclimate in a

peat-lacustrine core in southern China since the last deglaciation. Frontiers

Earth Sciences in China, 2009, 3(4): 445-451.

Zheng, Y.

H., Zhou, W. J., Xie, S. C,, Meyers, P. A. Lipid

Biomarkers in the Zoigê-Hongyuan Peat Deposit: Indicators of Holocene Climate

Changes in West China.Organic Geochemistry, 2007, 38:1927-1940.

Zhou, W. J.,

Xie, S. C., Meyers, P. A.,Zheng, Y. H.Reconstruction of late glacial

and Holocene climate evolution in southern China from geolipids and pollen in

the Dingnan peat sequence. Organic

Geochemistry, 2005, 36: 1272-1284.


Zheng Yanhong

Departments:Paleontology Teaching and Research Office
Direction:Quaternary climate and global change; organic biogeochemistry; geomicroorganism

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