Doctoral Degree in Science

Faculty of Higher Institutions

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Date of Employment:1996-07-01


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Yansheng GU


Male, professor at the School of Enviornmental Studies, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).



1990-09 to 1994-06, Bachelor, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).

1994-09 to 1996-06, Mastre, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).

2000-09 to 2004-06, Ph D, Wuhan University.



1996-present, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).



General ecology, ecogeography


Researching interest

   I am mainly interested in the phytolith records response to the climate change in the past, and Holocene wetland sediments response to the climate changes in the mid-lower Yangtze River.


Research projects

1. Research into the origin and evolution of the Paleo-Yunmeng lakes and marshes. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Beijing).

2. Research into the lake ecological response to the human activity in the recent century in Wuhan region. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Beijing).

3. Research into the biological stratigraphy and molecular stratigraphy of red earth during the Middle Pleistocene in the mid-lower Yangtze River.National Natural Science Foundation of China (Beijing).

Recent papers

1. Hongye Liu, Yansheng Gu*, Zijian Lun, Yangmin Qin, Shenggao Cheng. Phytolith-inferred transfer function for paleohydrological reconstruction of Dajiuhu peatland, central China. The Holocene, 2018 (in press). DOI: 10.1177/0959683618782590.

2. Xianyu Huang, Richard D. Pancost, Jiantao Xue, Yansheng Gu, Richard P. Evershed3 & Shucheng Xie. Response of carbon cycle to drier conditions in the mid-Holocene in central China. Nature Communications, 2018, 9:1369. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03804-w. 

3. Yansheng Gu*, Hongye Liu, Shuo Guan,Yangmin Qin, Min Zheng, Jianxin Yu. Possible El Niño–Southern Oscillation-related lacustrine facies developed in the southern Lake Poyang during the late Holocene: Evidence from spore-pollen records. The Holocene, 2018,28(4) 503–512

4. Kuangjia Li, Yansheng Gu*, Manzhou Li, Lin Zhao, Junjie Ding, Zijian Lun,

Wen Tian. Spatial Analysis, Source Identification and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in a Coal Mining Area in Henan, Central China. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2018, 128:148-154.

5. Kuangjia Li, Zijian Lun, Lin Zhao, Qilong Zhu, Yansheng Gu*, Manzhou Li. Screening for Autochthonous Phytoextractors in a Heavy Metal Contaminated Coal Mining Area. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14 (9): 1068; doi:10.3390/ijerph14091068.

6. Yansheng Gu*, Hongye Liu,Yangmin Qin. Postglacial transgression maximum documented by the core sediments of Xixi Wetland, East China. Quaternary International, 2017, 436: 84-95.

7. Yansheng Gu*, Hongye Liu, Hanlin Wang, Rencheng Li, Jianxin Yu. Phytolith as a method of identification for three genera of woody bamboos (Bambusoideae) in tropical southwest China. Phytolith as a method of identification for three genera of woody bamboos (Bambusoideae) in tropical southwest China. Journal of Archaeological Science, 2016, 68: 46-53 .

8. Gu, Yansheng*, Hanlie Hong, Xianjun Xie, Yanxin Wang. Climate control on the palaeo-lake evolution in the southern Datong Basin, North China: Evidence from 800-ka core records. Quaternary International, 2015, 374: 85-92.

9. Djakanibé Désiré TRAORÉ, Yansheng GU*, Humei LIU, Ceven SHEMSANGA, Jiwen GE. Vegetation types and climate conditions reflected by the modern phytolith assemblages in the subalpine Dalaoling Forest Reserve, central China. Frontiers of Earth Science, 2015, 9 (2): 268-275. 

10. Gu Yansheng*, Zhijun Zhao, Deborah M. Pearsall. Phytolith morphology research on wild and domesticated rice species in East Asia. Quaternary International, 2013, 287: 141-148.


[1] Wuhan University | Historical Geography | Doctoral Degree
[2] China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) | Quaternary geology | Master's Degree
[3] China University of Geosciences | Paleontology and stratigraphy | Bachelor's Degree

[1]  中国地质大学(武汉) 

[1] phytolith records response to the climate change in the past, and Holocene wetland sediments response to the climate changes in the mid-lower Yangtze River

[1] 顾延生,男,教授,博导。1994、1996年分获中国地质大学(武汉)地质学专业学士、硕士学位;2004年获武汉大学历史地理学博士学位,现为环境学院教授、生物地质与环境地质国家重点实验室固定研究人员、湿地演化与生态恢复湖北省重点实验室副主任、国际植硅体学会委员。2004年、2010年分别赴美国密苏里大学和澳大利亚西澳大学从事合作交流访学,曾获2008-2010校级优秀教学奖、河南省国土资源科学技术奖(2015年、二等奖)。 主要从事生态演化与环境保护、气候变化与生态响应等研究,在长江中下游湿地沉积、气候变化与湖沼生态演化、植硅体形态测量与植物分类及生态学、重金属污染场地原位植物修复、强水土流失区植被生态重建等方面取得了一定进展。先后承担国家级和省部级项目20余项,在国内外学术刊物上发表高水平论文120余篇,被SCI、EI检索30余篇;主编出版中文专著2部、教材1部。

Research Group

Name of Research Group:生态学概论教学团队

Description of Research Group:环境学院生物系、环境系、地理系生态环境方向15位教员,共同组建了《生态学概论》教学团队,包括教授5人,副教授9人、讲师1人。