NInstitute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences
CHANG FengMing


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Name:  Fengming Chang


Research Field: Micropaleontology and Paleoceanography

Tel/Fax: (86) 532-82898527/ (86) 532-82898526



Key Laboratory of Marine Geology and Environment, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences



2016-present, Research Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2013- 2014, Visiting Scholar, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 

2008 -2015, Associate professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2004-2007, Assistant professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences 


Ph. D., 2004, Marine Geology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China.

B.S., 1995, Mineralogy & Petrology , China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.

Professional Memberships

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Chinese Micropalaeontological Society 

Chinese Society for Quaternary Research

Chinese Society for oceanology and Limnology 

Chinese Geological Society 

Research Interests:

Marine Micropaleontology-Particularly Recent or Pleistocene Foraminifera and Radiolarian, and their use as environmental indicators. 

Paleoceanography-Tropical and subtropical west Pacific paleoclimate reconstructions since the later Cenozoic Era.

Honors and Awards:

Marine Innovation Achievement Award (2011)

Young Scientist Award from Shenyang Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008)

Chinese Micropalaeontological Society Best Article (2004)

Marine Innovation Achievement Award (2001)

Selected Publications:

1. Li Tiegang, Chang Fengming, 2009. Paleoceanography in the Okinawa Trough. China Ocean Press, Beijing, pp.1~259 (in Chinese).;

2. Jia WANG, Fengming CHANG, Tiegang LI, Hanjie SUN, Yikun CUI, Tianhao LIU, 2020. The evolution of the Kuroshio Current over the last 5 million years since the Pliocene: Evidence from planktonic foraminiferal faunas. SCIENCE CHINA, Earth Sciences.;

3. Guillermic, M., Misra, S., Eagle, R., Villa, A., Chang, F., and Tripati, A., 2020. Seawater pH reconstruction using boron isotopes in multiple planktonic foraminifera species with different depth habitats and their potential to constrain pH and pCO2 gradients. Biogeosciences, 17, 1–25, 2020,

4. An, B., Li, T., Liu, J., Sun, H., and Chang, F., 2018, Spatial distribution and controlling factors of planktonic foraminifera in the modern western Pacific: Quaternary International, 468, 14-23.

5. Chang Fengming, Li Tiegang, Zhuang Lihua, Yan Jun. A Holocene paleotemperature record based on radiolaria from the northern Okinawa Trough (East China Sea).Quaternary International,2008, 183: 115122.

6. CHANG Fengming, LI Tiegang, ZHUANG Lihua, YAN Jun. Environmental anomalies in the northeastern East China Sea during the last 3 000 years: implications for El Ni?o activity in the Holocene. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 2010, 28(1): 190-200.

7. Fengming Chang, Tiegang Li, Zhifang Xiong, Zhaokai Xu. Evidence for sea level and monsoonally driven variations in terrigenous input to the northern East China Sea during the last 24.3 ka. Paleoceanography, 2015, 30, 642-658

8. Jia, Q., Li, T., Xiong, Z., Steinke, S., Jiang, F., Chang, F., and Qin, B., 2018, Hydrological variability in the western tropical Pacific over the past 700kyr and its linkage to Northern Hemisphere climatic change: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 493, 44-54.

9. Qin, B., Li, T., Xiong, Z., Algeo, T. J., and Chang, F. 2017. Deepwater carbonate ion concentrations in the western tropical Pacific since 250 ka: Evidence for oceanic carbon storage and global climate influence. Paleoceanography, 32: 351-370.

10. Qin, B., T. Li, Z. Xiong, T. J. Algeo, and F. Chang. An improved protocol for cleaning of planktonic foraminifera for shell weight measurement. Journal of Sedimentary Research. 2016, 86(5): 431-437.

11. Sun, H., Li, T., Chang, F., Wan, S., Xiong, Z., An, B. and Sun, R., 2017. Deep-sea carbonate preservation in the western Philippine Sea over the past 1Ma Quaternary International 459, 101-115.

12. Sun, H., Li, T., Liu, C., Chang, F., Sun, R., Xiong, Z. and An, B., 2017. Variations in the western Pacific warm pool across the mid-Pleistocene: Evidence from oxygen isotopes and coccoliths in the West Philippine Sea Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 483, 157-171.

13. Tiegang Li, Jingtao Zhao, Rongtao Sun, Fengming Chang, Hanjie Sun, 2010. The variation of upper ocean structure and paleoproductivity in the Kuroshio source region during the last 200 kyr.  Marine Micropaleontology, 75(1-4): 50-61(SCI)

14. Tiegang Li, Zhaokai Xu, Dhongil Lim, Fengming Chang, Shiming Wan, Hoisoo Jung, Jinyong Cho. Sr-Nd isotopic constraints on detrital sediment provenance and paleoenvironmental change in the northern Okinawa Trough during the late Quaternary. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2015, 430, 74-84 (SCI, IF=2.339);

15. Xiong, Z., T. Li, T. Algeo, K. Doering, M. Frank, M. A. Brzezinski, F. Chang, S. Opfergelt, X. Crosta, F. Jiang, S. Wan and B. Zhai (2015).The silicon isotope composition of Ethmodiscus rex laminated diatom mats from the tropical West Pacific: Implications for silicate cycling during the Last Glacial Maximum.  Paleoceanography: 2015PA002793. (SCI, IF=3.74)

16. XU Zhaokai, LI Tiegang, CHANG Fengming, et al. Sediment provenance discrimination in northern Okinawa Trough during the last 24 ka and paleoenvironmental implication: rare earth elements evidence. Journal of Rare Earths, 2012, 30(11): 1184-1190 (SCI, IF=0.901);

17. Zhaokai Xu, Tiegang Li, Fengming Chang, Shiming Wan, Jinyong Choi, Dhongil Lim. Clay-sized sediment provenance change in the northern Okinawa Trough since 22 kyr BP and its paleoenvironmental implication. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2014, 399: 236-245;

18. Zhaokai Xu, Tiegang Li, Shiming Wan, Qingyun Nan, Anchun Li, Fengming Chang, Fuqing Jiang, Zheng Tang. Evolution of East Asian monsoon: Clay mineral evidence in the western Philippine Sea over the past 700 kyr. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2012, 60: 188-196;

19. Zhaokai Xu, Dhongil Lim, Tiegang Li, Soyoung Kim, Hoisoo Jung, ShimingWan, FengmingChang, MingjiangCai. REEs and Sr-Nd isotope variations in a 20 ky-sediment core from the middle Okinawa Trough, East China Sea: An in-depth provenance analysis of siliciclastic components. Marine Geology, 2019, 415, 105970,;

20. Zhaokai Xu, Tiegang Li, Peter D. Clift, Shiming Wan, Dhongil Lim*, Fengming Chang, Rongtao Sun. Sea-level, monsoonal, and anthropogenic impacts on the millennial-scale variability of siliciclastic sediment input into the western Philippine sea since 27 ka. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2019, 177: 250-262

21. Zhifang Xiong, Tiegang Li, Fengming Chang, Thomas J. Algeo Peter D. Clift f, Lisa Bretschneider h, Zhengyao Lu i, Xiao Zhu c, Martin Frank h, Peter E. Sauer j, Lisa Bretschneider, Zhengyao Lu, Xiao Zhu, Martin Frank, Peter E. Sauer et al., Rapid precipitation changes in the tropical West Pacific linked to North Atlantic climate forcing during the last deglaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews 197 (2018) 288-306.

22. Zhifang Xiong, Tiegang Li, Thomas Algeo, Fengming Chang, Xuebo Yin, Zhaokai Xu. Rare earth element geochemistry of laminated diatom mats from tropical West Pacific: Evidence for more reducing bottomwaters and higher primary productivity during the Last Glacial Maximum. Chemical Geology, 2012, 296-297: 103-118;

23. Zhifang Xiong, Tiegang Li, Xavier Crosta, Thomas Algeo, Fengming Chang, Bin Zhai., 2013. Potential role of giant marine diatoms in sequestration of atmospheric CO2 during the Last Glacial Maximum: δ13C evidence from laminated Ethmodiscus rex mats in tropical West Pacific. Global and Planetary Change 108, 1-14.

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