Dr. Xiao, Guoqiao, Ph.D Associate Professor, Department of Geography, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences ContactSchool of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, ChinaTel: +86 027 67883001 or +86 15271930332Email: xgqiaocug(at)gmail.com; gqxiaocug(at)126.com Research Interests:Tibetan Plateau uplift and its environmental effectsQuaternary loess Education: Ph.D. (3/2010) Quaternary Geology. Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xian, China.Sc. B. (7/2003) Faculty of Earth Resource, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. Professional Experience:Associate Professor (1/2014-present) China University of Geosciences, WuhanLecturer (6/2013-1/2014) China University of Geosciences, Wuhan Postdoctoral Research (4/2010-6/2013) China University of Geosciences, Wuhan Supervision of graduate students2017- Shaohua Tian (Master student) School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan2017- Xiaoqin Meng (Master student) School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan2016- Qingyu Zhao (Master student) School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan2015-2018 Liting Li (Master student) School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan2014-2017 Gaowen Dai (Master student) School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan2013-2016 Yuqi Sun (Master student) School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan Teaching activities 2013- Geomorphology & Quaternary Geology, China University of Geoscience, Wuhan, China Funded Proposals:2017-2020 Project Leader Provenance of loess deposits in the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau and their implications for the palaeo-atmospheric circulation patterns, National Nature Science Foundation of China, China2013-2015 Project Leader Expansion of C4 Plants during the late Eocene to early Miocene: Evidence from lacustrine sediments in the Xining Basin, National Nature Science Foundation of China, China2012-2013 Project Leader Onset of East Asian monsoon: U-Pb ages of detrital zircons from the Xining Basin, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, China 2011-2012 Project Leader The paleotemperature reconstruction across the Eocene/Oligocene transition from the Xining Basin, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, China Major collaborationsZhengtang Guo: Professor, Academician in Chinese Academic of Science, IGG, ChinaHong Ao: Professor, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ChinaHemmo A. Abels: Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, NetherlandsGuillaume Dupont-Nivet: Professor, Potsdam University, GermanyZhengquan Yao: Professor, First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic AdministrationXiang-Jun Liu: Associate Professor, Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of SciencesQiuzhen Yin: Professor, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium Publications: Tang C Y, Yang H, Pancost, R.D., Griffiths, M.L., Guoqiao Xiao, Dang X Y and Xie S C. Tropical and high latitude forcing of enhanced megadroughts in Northern China during the last four terminations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2017, 479: 98-107.Jiaheng Shen, Guoqiao Xiao, Zhixiang Wang, Qing Sun, Haibin Wu, Chunxia Zhang, Zhengtang Guo. Distribution ofn-alkanes in Miocene loess in Qinan, western Chinese Loess Plateau, and its palaeoenvironmental implications. Science China Earth Sciences, 2017, 60(5), 921-928. Xiang-Jun Liu, Guoqiao Xiao, Chongyi E, Xiangzhong Li, Zhongping Lai, Lupeng Yu, Zhong Wang. Accumulation and erosion of aeolian sediments in the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and implications for provenance to the Chinese Loess Plateau. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 2017, 135: 166-174.Jiantao Xue, Xinyue Dang, Changyan Tang, Huan Yang, Guoqiao Xiao, Philip A. Meyers, Xianyu Huang. Fidelity of plant-wax molecular and carbon isotope ratios in a Holocene paleosol sequence from the Chinese Loess Plateau. Organic Geochemistry, 2016, 101: 176-183.Chunxia Zhang, Guoqiao Xiao, Zhengtang Guo, Haibin Wu, Qingzhen Hao. Evidence of late early Miocene aridification intensification in the Xining Basin caused by the northeastern Tibetan Plateau uplift. Global and Planetary Change, 2015, 128: 31-46.Huan Yang, Richard D. Pancost, Xinyue Dang, Xinying Zhou, Richard P. Evershed, Guoqiao Xiao, Changyan Tang, Li Gao, Zhengtang Guo, Shucheng Xie. Correlations between microbial tetraether lipids and environmental variables in Chinese soils: Optimizing the paleo-reconstructions in semi-arid and arid regions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2014, 126: 49-69.Guoqiang Xiao, Jilong Yang, Changrong Zhao, Qiang Wang, Qinmian Xu, Yunzhuang Hu, Yafei Qin, Jing Li, Guoqiao Xiao. Magnetostratigraphy of drill hole G2 in the Tianjin coastal area and its tectonic significance. Geological Bulletin of China, 2014, 33(10): 1642-1650 (In Chinese with English abstract).Guoqiao Xiao, Chunxia Zhang, Zhengtang Guo. Initiation of East Asian monsoon system related to Tibetan Plateau uplift from the latest Oligocene to the earliest Miocene. Chinese Journal of Nature, 2014, 36(3): 165-169 (In Chinese with English abstract).Hong Ao, Mark J. Dekkers, Qi Wei, Xiaoke Qiang, Guoqiao Xiao. New evidence for early presence of hominids in North China. Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 2403, DOI:10.1038/srep02403.Hong Ao, Zhisheng An, Mark J. Dekkers, Yongxiang Li, Guoqiao Xiao, Hui Zhao, Xiaoke Qiang. Pleistocene magnetochronology of the fauna and Paleolithic sites in the Nihewan Basin：Significance for environmental and hominin evolution in North China. Quaternary Geochronology, 2013, 18: 78-92.Kexin Zhang, Guocan Wang, Hanlie Hong, Yadong Xu, An Wang, Kai Cao, Mansheng Luo, Junliang Ji, Guoqiao Xiao, Xiao Lin. The study of the Cenozoic uplift in the Tibetan Plateau: A review. Geological Bulletin of China, 2013, 32(1):1-18 (In Chinese with English abstract).Gaojun Li, Xiudong Che, Guoqiao Xiao, Zhong Chen. Zircon ages of Xining loess: Implication for the provenance of the loess on Chinese Loess Plateau. Quaternary Sciences, 2013, 33(2): 345-350 (In Chinese with English abstract).Kexin Zhang, Guocan Wang, Yadong Xu, Mansheng Luo, Junliang Ji, Guoqiao Xiao, An Wang, Bowen Song, Yinpin Liang, Shangsong Jiang, Kai Cao, Fenning Chen, Ruiming Chen, Yongfeng Yang. Sedimentary Evolution of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Cenozoic and its Response to the Uplift of the Plateau. Acta Geologica Sinica, 2013, 87(2): 555-575.Hong Ao, Mark J. Dekkers, Zhisheng An, Guoqiao Xiao, Yongxiang Li, Hui Zhao, Xiaoke Qiang, Hong Chang, Qiufang Chang, Dacheng Wu. Magnetostratigraphic evidence of a mid-Pliocene onset of the Nihewan Formation - implications for early fauna and hominid occupation in the Nihewan Basin, North China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2013, 59: 30-42. Guoqiao Xiao, Zhengtang Guo, Guillaume Dupont-Nivet, Houyuan Lu, Naiqin Wu, Junyi Ge, Qingzhen Hao, Shuzhen Peng, Fengjiang Li, Hemmo A. Abels, Kexin Zhang. Evidence for northeastern Tibetan Plateau uplift between 25 and 20 Ma in the sedimentary archive of the Xining Basin, Northwestern China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2012, 317-318: 185-195. Guoqiao Xiao, Keqing Zong, Gaojun Li, Zhaochu Hu, Guillaume Dupont-Nivet, Shuzhen Peng, Kexin Zhang. Spatial and glacial–interglacial variations in provenance of the Chinese Loess Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 2012, 39, L20715, doi:10.1029/2012GL053304.Guoqiao Xiao, Zhongshi Zhang, Zhengquan Yao. The Eocene/Oligocene climate transition: review of recent progress. Geological Review, 2012, 17(2): 91-105 (In Chinese with English abstract).Hong Ao, Zhisheng An, Mark J. Dekkers, Qi Wei, Shuwen Pei, Hui Zhao, Hongli Zhao, Guoqiao Xiao, Xiaoke Qiang, Dacheng Wu, Hong Chang. High-resolution record of geomagnetic excursions in the Matuyama chron constrains the ages of the Feiliang and Lanpo Paleolithic sites in the Nihewan Basin, North China, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 2012, 13, Q08017, doi:10.1029/2012GC004095.Zongmin Zhu, Shihong Zhang, Changyan Tang, Haiyan Li, Shucheng Xie, Junliang Ji, Guoqiao Xiao. Magnetic fabric of stalagmites and its formation mechanism. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 2012, 13, Q06006, doi:10.1029/2011GC003869.Zhengquan Yao, Zhengtang Guo, Guoqiao Xiao, Qiang Wang, Xianyan Wang, Xuefa Shi, Xianyan Wang. Sedimentary history of the western Bohai coastal plain since the late Pliocene: Implications on tectonic, climatic and sea-level changes, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 2012, 54-55: 192-202.Hong Ao, Mark J. Dekkers, Guoqiao Xiao, Xiaoqiang Yang, Li Qin, Xiaodong Liu, Xiaoke Qiang, Hong Chang, Hui Zhao. Different orbital rhythms in the Asian summer monsoon records from North and South China during the Pleistocene. Global and Planetary Change. 2012, 80: 51-60.Xu Chenxi, Hao Qingzhen, Yangshiling, Zhao Shujun, Zhou Xin, Ge Junyi, Xiao Guoqiao. East Asian monsoon changes during the Holocene records from the southeastern Loess Plateau. Journal of Geomechanics, 2011, 17(2):175-184 (In Chinese with English abstract).Hemmo A. Abels, Guillaume Dupont-Nivet, Guoqiao Xiao, Roderic Bosboom, Wout Krijgsman. Step-wise change of Asian interior climate preceding the Eocene – Oligocene Transition (EOT). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2011, 299 (3-4): 399-412.Hong Ao, Mark J. Dekkers, Li Qin, Guoqiao Xiao. An updated astronomical timescale for the Plio-Pleistocene deposits from ODP Site 1143 and new insights into Asian monsoon evolution. Quaternary Science Reviews. 2011, 30(13-14): 1560-1575. Guoqiao Xiao, Hemmo A. Abels, Zhengquan Yao, Guillaume Dupont-Nivet, Frederik J. Hilgen. Asian aridification linked to the first step of the Eocene-Oligocene climate Transition (EOT) in obliquity-dominated terrestrial records (Xining Basin, China). Climate of the Past, 2010, 6(4): 501-513.Guoqiao Xiao, Tao Zhan, Junyi Ge. Development of the geomagnetical polarity time scale: a review. Advances in Earth Science, 2010，25(4): 365-373 (In Chinese with English abstract).Guoqiao Xiao, Xinying Zhou, Junyi Ge, Tao Zhan, Zhengquan Yao. The sedimentary character and paleoenvironmental significance of the late Eocene gypsum-mudstone cycles in the Xining Basin, northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Sciences, 2010, 30(5): 919-924 (In Chinese with English abstract).Zhengquan Yao, Guoqiao Xiao, Haibin Wu, Weiguo Liu, Yukun Chen. Plio-Pleistocene vegetation changes in the North China Plain: Magnetostratigraphy, oxygen and carbon isotopic composition of pedogenic carbonates. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2010, 297, 502-510.Zhengtang Guo, Junyi Ge, Guoqiao Xiao, Qingzhen Hao, Haibin Wu, Tao Zhan, Lian Liu, Li Qin, Fangming Zeng, Baoyin Yuan. Comment on “Mudflat/distal fan and shallow lake sedimentation (upper Vallesian–Turolian) in the Tianshui Basin, Central China: Evidence against the late Miocene eolian loess” by A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Z. Zhao, C.H. Song, J.J. Li, J. Zhang, A. Martín-Pérez, R. Martín-García, X.X. Wang, Y. Zhang and M.H. Zhang [Sedimentary Geology 222 (2009) 42–51]. Sedimentary Geology, 2010, 230(1-2), 86-89.Shuzhen Peng, Lijun Zhu, Guoqiao Xiao, Yansong Qiao, Zhidong Gao, Dongdong Chen. Magnetostratigraphy and provenance of the Qingzhou loess in Shandong province. Journal of Arid Land. 2011, 3(3): 184-190.Hong Ao, Chenglong Deng, Mark J. Dekkers, Qingsong Liu, Li Qin, Guoqiao Xiao, Hong Chang. Astronomical dating of the Xiantai, Donggutuo and Maliang Paleolithic sites in the Nihewan Basin (North China) and implications for early human evolution in East Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2010, 297(1), 129-137.Yao Zhengquan, Xiao Guoqiao, Liang Meiyan. Global cooling controls on the chemical weathering as evidenced from the Plio-Pleistocene deposits of the North China Plain. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2010, 55(9): 787-790 Zhengtang Guo, Bin Sun, Zhongshi Zhang, Shuzhen Peng, Guoqiao Xiao, Junyi Ge, Qingzhen Hao, Yansong Qiao, Meiyan Liang, Jinfeng Liu, Qiuzhen Yin and Jianjing Wei. A major reorganization of Asian climate by the early Miocene. Climate of the Past, 2008, 4: 1-22.Guoqiao Xiao, Zhengtang Guo, Yukun Chen, Zhengquan Yao, Yongxin Shao, Xulong Wang, Qingzhen Hao, Yanchou Lu. Magnetostratigraphy of BZ1 borehole in west coast of Bohai Bay, Northern China. Quaternary Sciences, 2008, 28(5): 909-916 (In Chinese with English abstract).Qiuzhen Yin, Guoqiao Xiao, Zhengtang Guo, Junyi Ge, Qingzhen Hao, Baoyin Yuan. Syn- and post-depositional modification of loess deposits and their paleoenvironmental significance. Quaternary Sciences, 2007, 27(2): 295-302 (In Chinese with English abstract).Xin Zhou, Zhengtang Guo, Shuzhen Peng, Qingzhen Hao, Guoqiao Xiao, Junyi Ge, Li Qin. Variations of paleo-weathering intensity of the Wucheng Loess Formation at Xifeng and the implications on environmental changes. Quaternary Sciences, 2007, 27(4): 645-650 (In Chinese with English abstract).Baoyin Yuan, Zhengtang Guo, Qingzhen Hao, Shuzhen Peng, Yansong Qiao, Haibin Wu, Guoqiao Xiao, Junyi Ge, Bin Sun, Xin Zhou, Qiuzhen Yin, Meiyan Liang, Li Qin, Lian Liu, Zhengquan Yao, Tungsheng Liu. 2007. Cenozoic evolution of geomorphic and sedimentary environments in the Tianshui-Qin’an region. Quaternary Sciences, 27(2): 161-171 (In Chinese with English abstract).Zhengquan Yao, Zhengtang Guo, Yukun Chen, Guoqiao Xiao, Yongxin Shao, Xulong Wang, Qingzhen Hao, Yanchou Lu, Zhisheng An. Marine Geology ＆ Quaternary Geology, 26(1): 9-15 (In Chinese with English abstract).