NInstitute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences
WAN ShiMing


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Name:(姓名)Shiming Wan


Subject:(专业)Marine Geology



Address:(通信地址)7 Nanhai Road, Qingdao 266071, China


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



2012-present, Research Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

2017.4-2017.6, Shipboard Scientist, JOIDES Resolution research vessel, IODP Exp.368 "South China Sea rifted margin";

2016.9-2016.12, Visiting Scientist, CRPG, Nancy, France;

2013.7-2013.9, Shipboard Scientist, JOIDES Resolution research vessel, IODP Exp.346 "Asian monsoon";

2011.2-2011.7, Visiting Scientist, Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology, University of Aberdeen, UK;

2008-2011, Associate Research Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

2007-2010, Postdoc, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

2006-2008, Assistant Research Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.



Ph.D., 2006, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China.

B.S., 2001, Earth Resources exploration, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.


Professional Memberships:(组织任职)

Editor member of Geological Magazine, Acta Sedimentologica Sinica, Journal of Applied Oceanography;

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

Deputy director of Laboratory for Marine Geology, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology.


Research Interests:(研究领域)

Marine sedimentology and past climate change. I’ve had a continue passion in reconstructing the evolution history of silicate chemical weathering in Asia and Asian monsoon system on various timescale (tectonic, orbital and millennial- time scales) using sediment records in the Asian marginal seas. I am also interested in tracing the processes, history and effect of Asian dust from land to the north Pacific, as well as continental shelf records of nature and human impacts on Holocene earth surface processes.


Academic Achievements:(科研成果)

My major scientific achievements include: reconstructed the long-term evolution of the East Asian monsoon and drying history in Asian inland since 20 Ma; discovered the Quaternary evolution history of the Yellow Sea and Yellow River; firstly proposed the hypothesis of enhanced silicate weathering of tropical shelf during the glacials; presented the evidence of human impact overwhelming long-term climate control of weathering, erosion and fire activity in China since 2-3 thousands years ago.


Honors and Awards:(获得荣誉、获奖情况)

The National Science Fund for excellent Young Scholars (2016);

Multi-disciplines cooperation in Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013);

Lu Jiaxi” Prize for Young Talent in Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010).


Selected Publications:(发表论文、出版书籍)

1. Wan, S.M.*, Sun, Y., Nagashima, K. Asian dust from land to sea: processes, history and effect from modern observation to geological records. Geological Magazine, 2020, 157, 701706.

2. Pei, W., Wan, S.M.*, Clift, P.D., Dong, J., Liu, X., Lu, J., Tan, Y., Shi, X., Li, A. Human impact overwhelms long-term climate control of fire in the Yangtze River Basin since 3.0 ka BP. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2020, 230, doi: 10.1016/106165.

3. Zhai, L., Wan, S.M.*, Tada, R., Zhao, D., Shi, X., Yin, X., Tan, Y., and Li, A. Links between iron supply from Asian dust and marine productivity in the Japan Sea since four million years ago. Geological Magazine, 2020, 157, 818828.

4. Zhang, J., Wan, S.M.*, Clift, P.D., Huang, J., Yu, Z., Zhang, K., Mei, X., Liu, J., Han, Z., Nan, Q., Zhao, D., Li, A., Chen, L., Zheng, H., Yang, S., Li, T., Zhang, X. History of Yellow River and Yangtze River delivering sediment to the Yellow Sea since 3.5?Ma: Tectonic or climate forcing? Quaternary Science Reviews, 2019, 216, 7488.

5. Zhao, D., Wan, S.M.*, Song, Z., Gong, X., Zhai, L., Shi, X., Li, A. Asynchronous variation in the Quaternary East Asian winter monsoon associated with the tropical Pacific ENSO-like system, Geophysical Research Letters, 2019, 46(12), 6955–6963.

6. Zhao, D., Wan, S.M.*, Jiang, S., Shen, S., Ren, X., Révillon, S., Zhai, L., Dong, J., Zhang, J., Shi, X., Li, A. Quaternary sedimentary record in the northern Okinawa Trough indicates the tectonic control on depositional environment change. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2019, 516, 126138.

7. Shen, X., Wan, S.M.*, Colin, C., Tada, R., Shi, X., Pei, W., Tan, Y., Jiang, X., Li, A., Increased seasonality and aridity drove the C4 plant expansion in Central Asia since the Miocene-Pliocene boundary. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2018, 502, 7483.

8. Zhao, D., Wan, S.M.*, Clift, P.D., Tada, R., Huang, J., Yin, X., Liao, R., Shen, X., Shi, X., Li, A., Provenance, sea-level and monsoon climate controls on silicate weathering of Yellow River sediment in the northern Okinawa Trough during late last glaciation. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2018, 490, 227–239.

9. Wan, S.M.*, Clift, P., Zhao, D., Hovius, N., Munhoven, G., France-Lanord, C., Wang, Y., Xiong, Z., Huang, J., Yu, Z., Zhang, J., Ma, W., Zhang, G., Li, A., Li, T., Enhanced silicate weathering of tropical shelf sediments exposed during glacial lowstands: a sink for atmospheric CO2. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2017, 200, 123144.

10. Shen, X., Wan, S.M.*, France-Lanord, C., Clift, P.D., Tada, R., Révillon, S., Shi, X., Zhao, D., Liu, Y., Yin, X., Song, Z., Li, A. History of Asian eolian input to the Sea of Japan since 15Ma: Links to Tibetan uplift or global cooling? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2017, 474, 296–308.

11. Zhao, D., Wan, S.M.*, Toucanne, S., Clift, P.D., Tada, R., Révillon, S., Kubota, Y., Zheng, X., Yu, Z., Huang, J., Jiang, H., Xu, Z., Shi, X., Li, A., Distinct control mechanism of fine-grained sediments from Yellow River and Kyushu supply in the northern Okinawa Trough since the last glacial, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 2017, 18(8), 2949-2969.

12. Yu, Z.*, Wan, S.M.*, Colin, C., Yan, H., Bonneau, L., Liu, Z., Song, L., Sun, H., Xu, Z., Jiang, X., Li, A., Li, T.. Co-evolution of monsoonal precipitation in East Asia and the tropical Pacific ENSO system since 2.36 Ma: New insights from high-resolution clay mineral records in the West Philippine Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2016, 446, 45–55.

13. Wan, S.M., Toucanne, S., Clift, P., Zhao, D., Bayon, G., Yu, Z., Cai, G., Yin, X., Revillon, S., Wang, D., Li, A., Li, T.. Human impact overwhelms long-term climate control of weathering and erosion in Southwest China. Geology, 2015, 43(5), 439-442.

14. Clift, P.D., Wan, S.M., and Blusztajn, J., 2014, Reconstructing chemical weathering, physical erosion and monsoon intensity since 25 Ma in the northern South China Sea: A review of competing proxies: Earth-Science Reviews, v. 130, p. 86-102. 

15. Wan, S.M., Clift, P.D., Yu, Z., Li, A., Li, T. Tectonic and climatic controls on long-term silicate weathering in Asia since 5 Ma. Geophysical Research Letters, 2012, 39, L15611, doi:10.1029/2012GL052377.

16. Wan, S.M., Yu, Z.J., Clift, P.D., Sun, H.J., Li, A., Li, T. History of Asian eolian input to the West Philippine Sea over the last one million years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2012, 326–328, 152-159.

17. Wan, S.M., Tian, J, Steinke, S., Li, A.C., Li, T.G. Evolution and variability of the East Asian summer monsoon during the Pliocene: evidence from clay mineral records of the South China Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2010b, 293, 237–247.

18. Wan, S.M., Li, A., Clift, P.D., Wu, S., Li, T. Increased contribution of terrigenous supply from Taiwan to the northern South China Sea since about 3 million years ago. Marine Geology, 2010c, 278, 115–121.

19. Wan, S.M., Kürschner, W., Clift, P.D., Li, A.C., Li, T.G., Extreme weathering/erosion during the Middle Miocene climatic optimum: evidence from sediment record in the South China Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 2009, 36, L19706, doi:10.1029/2009GL040279.

20. Wan, S.M., Li, A.C., Clift, P.D., Stutt, J.B., Development of the East Asian monsoon: Mineralogical and Sedimentologic records in the northern South China Sea since 20 Ma. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2007, 254, 561–582.

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