Ph. D. Professor

Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research,

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Lincui Rd yard 16, Building 3.

Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Ph.: 86-10-84097072


Research Areas

persistent organic pollutants in the third pole region


2013-present: Professor (Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China)

2004-2012: Associate Professor (Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China)

2001-2004: Ph.D (Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, China)

1998-2001: M.Sc. (Shanxi University)

1994-1998: B.Sc. (Shanxi University)


2008, 8-2009,2 visiting scholar Lancaster University, UK

2012,3-2012,9 visiting scholar of Lancaster University, UK

2012, 10-2012,12 Visiting scholar of GKSS, Germany

2015, 8-2016,8 Visiting scholar of University of Rholde Island, USA


  1. WangX.P.*, Ping Gong, Jiujiang Sheng, Daniel R. Joswiak, Tandong Yao Long-range atmospheric transport of particulate Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and the incursion of aerosols to the southeast Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Environment 2015, 115: 124-131

  2. Chuanfei Wang, WangX.P.*, Xiaohua Yuan , Jiao Ren, Ping Gong Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in air, grass and yak butter from Namco in the central Tibetan Plateau Environmental Pollution 2015, 201: 50-57

  3. Wang, X.P.*,Crispin Halsall*, Garry Codling, Zhiyong Xie, Baiqing Xu, Zhen Zhao, Yonggang Xue, Ralf Ebinghaus, and Kevin C. Jones. Accumulation of Perfluoroalkyl Compounds in Tibetan Mountain Snow: Temporal Patterns from 1980 to 2010. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48: 173−181

  4. Wang, X.P*, Yonggang Xue, Ping Gong, Tandong Yao. Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in Tibetan forest soil: profile distribution and processes. Environmental Science Pollution Research, 2014, 21:1897–1904

  5. Jawad Nasir, Wang, X.P.*, Baiqing Xu, Chuanfei Wang, Daniel R. Joswiak, Said Rehman, Arifa Lodhi, Shoaib Shafiq, and Rehmatullah Jilani. Selected Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Urban Atmosphere of Pakistan: Concentration, Spatial Variation and Sources Environmental Science & Technology 2014, 48, 2610−2618

  6. Ping Gong, Wang, X.P.*, Yong-gang Xue, Bai-qing Xu, Tan-dong Yao Mercury distribution in the foliage and soil profiles of the Tibetan forest: Processes and implications for regional cycling Environment Pollution 2014, 188: 94-101

  7. Chuanfei Wang, Wang, X.P*, Ping Gong, Tandong Yao Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface soil across the Tibetan Plateau: Spatial distribution, source and air-soil exchange Environmental Pollution 2014,184: 138-144

  8. Jiao Ren, Wang, X.P. *, Yonggang Xue, Ping Gong, Daniel R. Joswiak, Baiqing Xu, Tandong Yao Persistent organic pollutants in mountain air of the southeastern Tibetan Plateau: Seasonal variations and implications for regional cycling Environmental Pollution 2014194: 210-216

  9. Ping Gong, Wang, X.P. *, Sheng-hai Li, Wu-sheng Yu, Jiu-le Li, Dambaru Ballab Kattel, Wei-cai Wang, Lochan Prasad Devkota, Tan-dong Yao,Daniel R. Joswiak Atmospheric transport and accumulation of organochlorine compounds on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, Nepal Environmental Pollution 2014, 192: 44-51

  10. Sheng, J.J., Wang, X.P*., Gong, P., Joswiak, D.R., Tian, L.D., Yao, T.D., Jones, K.C. Monsoon-Driven Transport of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls to the Tibetan Plateau: Three Year Atmospheric Monitoring Study. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47: 3199-3208

  11. 王传飞,王小萍*,龚平,姚檀栋 植被富集持久性有机污染物研究进展 地理科学进展,2013 32101555-1566

  12. 薛永刚,龚平,王小萍*,姚檀栋 持久性有机污染物在森林生态系统中的环境行为研究 地理科学进展,2013 322278-287

  13. 任娇,王小萍*,龚平,盛久江,姚檀栋 持久性有机污染物气土界面交换研究进展 地理科学进展2013, 322288-297

  14. WangX.P*, Jiujiang Sheng, Ping Gong, Yonggang Xue, Tandong Yao, Kevin, C. Jones. Persistent organic pollutants in the Tibetan surface soil: Spatial distribution, air–soil exchange and implications for global cycling. Environmental Pollution 2012, 170, 145-151

  15. Jiu-jiang Sheng., WangX.P*, Gong Ping., Tian Li-de., Tan-dong Yao. Heavy metals and arsenic of the Tibetan top soils: level, source, spatial distribution, temporal variation and risk assessment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research  2012,193362-3370 

  16. Ping Gong, WangX.P*, Tan-dong Yao Ambient distribution of particulate- and gas-phase n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Environmental Earth Sciences, 2011, 64:1703–1711

  17. WangX.P*, Ping Gong, Tan-dong Yao, Kevin, C. Jones  Passive air sampling of organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers across the Tibetan Plateau Environmental Science and Technology 2010, 44, 2988–2993

  18. WangX.P*, Handong Yang , Ping Gong, Xin Zhao, Guangjian WuSimon Turner , Tandong Yao  One century sedimentary records of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, mercury and trace elements in the Qinghai Lake, Tibetan Plateau Environmental Pollution 2010, 158, 3065-3070

  19. WangX.P*, Ping Gong, Qiang-gong Zhang, Tan-dong Yao Impact of climate fluctuations on deposition of DDT and hexachlorocyclohexane in mountain glaciers: Evidence from ice core records Environmental Pollution 2010, 158, 375380

  20. Ping Gong, WangX.P*, Jiu-jiang Sheng, Tan-dong Yao Variations of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in atmosphere of the Tibetan Plateau: Role of the monsoon system Atmospheric Environment 2010, 44, 2518-2523

  21. WangX.P*, Bai-qing Xu, Shi-chang Kang, Zhi-yuan Cong, Tan-dong Yao The historical residue trend of DDT, hexachlorocyclohexanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ice core from Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), central Himalayas Atmospheric Environment 20084266996709

  22. WangX.P*, Tan-dong Yao, Peng-ling Wang, Wei-Yang, Li-de Tian The recent deposition of persistent organic pollutants and mercury to the Dasuopu glacier, Mt. Xixiabangma, central Himalayas Science of the Total Environment 2008394 (1)134-143

  23. Chao-liu Li, Shi-chang Kang, WangX.P, F. Ajmone-Marsan,, Qiang-gong Zhang Heavy metals and rare earth elements (REEs) in soil from the Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau Environmental Geology 2008, 53:1433–1440

  24. 王小萍*,龚平,姚檀栋 偏远地区大气中持久性有机污染物研究进展环境科学200829 2):273-282  

  25. WangX.P*, Tan-dong Yao, Zhi-yuan Cong, Xing-liang Yan, Shi-chang Kang, Yong Zhang Distribution of persistent organic pollutants in soil and grasses around Mt. Qomolangma, China Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 2007, 52,153-162

  26. WangX.P*, Tan-dong Yao, Zhi-yuan Cong, Xing-liang Yan, Shi-chang Kang, Yong Zhang Concentration level and distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil and grass around Mt. Qomolangma Chinese Science Bulletin 2007, 52, 1405-1413

  27. WangX.P*, Tan-dong Yao, Zhi-yuan Cong, Xing-liang Yan, Shi-chang Kang, Yong Zhang Gradient distribution of persistent organic contaminants along northern slope of central-Himalayas, China Science of the Total Environment 2006372193–202

  28. WangX.P*, Xiao-quan Shan, Shu-zhen Zhang and Bei Wen Sorption of 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol in Model Humic Acid-Clay Systems Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 2005, 53, 35483555

  29. WangX.P*, Xiao-quan Shan, Bei Wen, Shu-zhen ZhangA model for predicting bioavailability of trace elements in soils to vegetables under real field condition . Chemosphere 2004, 55, 811-822

  30. WangX.P*, Xiao-quan Shan, Shu-zhen ZhangBei Wen Distribution of rare earth elements among chloroplast components of hyperaccumulator Dicranopteris dichotoma Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2003, 376, 913-917

  31. WangX.P*, Jing-hao Pan, Shao-min Shuang, Yong Zhang Study on the Supramolecular System of TAPP and Cyclodextrins by Spectroscopy Supramolecular Chemistry 2003, 15, 245-250

  32. WangX.P*, Jing-hao Pan, Mai-xia Ma, Shao-min Shuang, Yong Zhang Study on Supramolecular Systems of Cyclodextrins and Magnolol, Honokiol by Thin Layer Chromatography Supramolecular Chemistry 2002, 14, 323-328

  33. WangX.P*, Jing-hao Pan, Shao-min Shuang, Yong Zhang Determination of the Inclusion Constants for the Inclusion Complexes between meso-Tetrakis (4-sulfonatophenyl) Porphyrin and Cyclodextrins by Three Methods Supramolecular Chemistry 2002, 14, 419-426

  34. WangX.P*, Jing-hao Pan, Xiao-dong Yang, Chuan-dong Niu, Yong Zhang, Shao-min Shuang Porphyrin binding to DNA investigated by cyclodextrin supramolecular system Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2002, 374, 445-450

  35. WangX.P*, Jing-Hao Pan, Wen-Hua Li and Yong Zhang  Study on the supramolecular system of TAPP with cyclodextrins by polarography Talanta, 2001, 54, 805-810

  36. Wang, X.P*, Jing-hao Pan, Shao-min Shuang Thin Layer Chromatographic Study on Inclusion Complex formation between Cyclodextrins and Some Flavonoids Analytical letters 2001,34, 239-245

  37. Wang, X.P*, Jing-hao Pan and Shao-min Shuang Study on the supramolecular system of meso-tetrakis (4-sulfonatophenyl) porphyrin and cyclodextrins by spectroscopy Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 2001, 57, 2755-2762

Research Interests

The presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in remote areas such as the Tibetan Plateau has resulted in considerable interest in their global transport and accumulation behavior. My work aims at the fractionation and cold condensation for POPs, which prone to preferential deposition and accumulation in cold areas. We are presently detecting the POPs concentrations in different matrix of Tibetan Plateau (air, soil, plant, ice, and snow, lake water) to map the spatial distribution of persistent contaminants across plateau. I set 4 active air samplers on different field stations of our institute, which aim to get high resolution atmospheric transport patterns of POPs, and depict the driving force for the “source-receptor” relations. Another aim of my research is to investigate the processes of certain POPs in Tibetan Plateau environment. The air-soil exchange status of legacy compounds (e.g. OCPs and PAHs) has been systematic investigated for the Plateau, which demonstrates the continuous deposit of DDTs to the Tibetan soil. This result highlighted the role of the Tibetan Plateau - like a “sink” for the global cycling of POPs.There are also some ice core and sediment core studies in my group which focused on the change of pollution features from past to recent.


Prof. Kevin C. Jones, Lancaster University

Prof. Ralf Ebinhouse, GKSS, Germany

Prof. Rainer Lohmann, URI, USA



龚平  博士研究生  070501-自然地理学  

盛久江  博士研究生  070501-自然地理学  

薛永刚  博士研究生  070501-自然地理学  

王传飞  博士研究生  070501-自然地理学  


任娇  博士研究生  070501-自然地理学  

林海  硕士研究生  070501-自然地理学  

张静怡  硕士研究生  070501-自然地理学  

孙殿超  博士研究生  070501-自然地理学  

陈梦珂  硕士研究生  070501-自然地理学  

王晓艳  博士研究生  070501-自然地理学