安芷生 男 汉族 博导 地球环境研究所

An Zhisheng

Professor, member of CAS,Foreign Associate of NAS

Institute of Earth Environment, CAS

97 Yanxiang Road, Yanta Zone, Xi'an, 710061

Shaanxi Province,

P.R. China

Tel: 86-29-62336201

Fax: 86-29-62336234

Research Areas

Monsoon dynamics. 

Global change/sustainable development strategy on the Loess Plateau and western China. 

Urban air pollution control


Postgraduate study, 1966, Quaternary Geology, Institute of Geology and Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Undergraduate study, 1962, Geology, Department of Geology, Nanjing University, China


Work Experience

Professor, Institute of Earth Environment (IEE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Xi’an, China, 1989 ― present

Chair of Academic Committee, IEE/CAS, Xi’an, China, 2002 ― present

President, Xi’an Branch of CAS, Xi’an, China, 1996 ― 2006

Director, IEE/CAS, Xi’an, China, 1999 ― 2002

Director, Xi’an Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology and State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, CAS, Xi’an, China, 1989 ― 1999

Associate Professor, Xi’an Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, CAS, Xi’an, China, 1985 ― 1988

Deputy Director, Xi’an Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, CAS, Xi’an, China, 1985 ― 1988

Assistant Professor, Institute of Geochemistry, CAS, Guiyang, China, 1966 ― 1984.

Honors & Distinctions

National Natural Scientific Awards of China, State Council of the People's Republic of China, Beijing, China, 2016, 2012 , 2008, 2001, 1999, 1991

Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences  2016

Outsanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2015

Honorary Doctorate Degree, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2015) and Northwest University, China (2011)

Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2013

Ten Scientific Advances in China, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2011

Presidential Award, Desert Research Institute, Nevada, USA, 2011

The Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Earth Science, China, 2008

      Science and Technology Award, First Prize, Shaanxi Province, China, 2006, 1999, 1993

      Distinguished Chinese Scholars, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2004

      He Liang He Li Science and Technology Progress Prize, He Liang He Li Foundation, Hong Kong, 2001

Loczy Medal, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest,  Hungary, 2001

Annual Excellent Supervisor for Ph.D. Student, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China, 2001 and 1999

Member, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, 2000

Li Siguang Earth Science Prize, Li Siguang Earth Science Prize Committee, Beijing, China, 1992

Member, Chinese National Academy of Sciences, 1991 ― present

Natural Scientific Award, First Prize, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1989

Scientific Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1988


(1) Goldsmith, Y., Broecker, W.S., Xu, H., Polissar, P.J., Demenocal, P.B., Porat, N., Lan, J., Cheng, P., Zhou, W., An, Z., Northward extent of East Asian monsoon covaries with intensity on orbital and millennial timescales. PNAS 114, 1817-1821, 2017.

(2) Liu, Y., Cobb, K.M., Song, H., Li, Q., Li, C.-Y., Nakatsuka, T., An, Z., Zhou, W., Cai, Q., Li, J., Leavitt, S.W., Sun, C., Mei, R., Shen, C.-C., Chan, M.-H., Sun, J., Yan, L., Lei, Y., Ma, Y., Li, X., Chen, D., Linderholm, H.W., Recent enhancement of central Pacific El Nino variability relative to last eight centuries. Nature communications 8, 2017.

(3) An Zhisheng, Wu Guoxiong, Li Jianping, Sun Youbin, Liu Yimin, Zhou Weijian, Cai Yanjun, Duan Anmin, Li Li, Mao Jiangyu, Cheng Hai, Shi Zhengguo, Tan Liangcheng, Yan Hong, Ao Hong, Chang Hong, and Feng Juan. Global Monsoon Dynamics and Climate Change. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 43:2.1–2.49, 2015.

(4) Yanjun Cai, Inez Y. Fung, R. Lawrence Edwards, Zhisheng An, Hai Cheng, Jung-Eun Lee, Liangcheng Tan, Chuan-Chou Shen, Xianfeng Wang, Jesse A. Day, Weijian Zhou, Megan J. Kelly, and John C. H. Chiang. Variability of stalagmite-inferred Indian monsoon precipitation over the past 252,000 y. PNAS 112, 2954-2959, 2015.  

(5) Hong Yan, WeiWei, Willie Soon, Zhisheng An,Weijian Zhou, Zhonghui Liu, YuhongWang and Robert M. Carter. Dynamics of the intertropical convergence zone over the western Pacific during the Little Ice Age. Nature Geoscience 8, 315-320, 2015.

(6) An Zhisheng (Editor) et al., Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia Loess, Monsoon and Monsoon-arid Environment Evolution. 587p. Springer, 2014.

(7) An, Z. S., et al., Interplay between the Westerlies and Asian monsoon recorded in Lake Qinghai sediments since 32 ka, Scientific Reports. 2, 619, 2012.

(8) Sun, Y.B., Clemens, S.C., Morrill, C., Lin, X.P., Wang, X.L., and An, Z.S. Influence of Atlantic meridional overturning circulation on the East Asian winter monsoon, Nature Geoscience 5, 46-49, 2012. 

(9) An, Z. S., Clemens, S. C., Shen, J., Qiang, X. K., Jin, Z. D., et al., Glacial-Interglacial Indian Summer Monsoon Dynamics, Science 333, 719-723, 2011.

(10) Wang, Y.J., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Kong, X.G., Shao, X.H., Chen, S.T., Wu, J.Y., Jiang, X.Y., Wang, X.F., An, Z.S., Millennial- and orbital-scale changes in the East Asian monsoon over the past 224,000 years, Nature 451, 1090-1093, 2008.

(11) An, Z. S., Huang, Y. S., Liu, W. G., Guo, Z. T., Clemens, S., et al., Multiple expansions of C4 plant biomass in East Asia since 7 Ma coupled with strengthened monsoon circulation, Geology 33, 705-708, 2005. 

(12) Dykoski, C.A., Edwards, R.L., Cheng, H., Yuan, D.X., Cai, Y.J., Zhang, M.L., Lin, Y.S., Qing, J.M., An, Z.S., Revenaugh, J., A high-resolution, absolute-dated Holocene and deglacial Asian monsoon record from Dongge Cave, China, EPSL 233, 71-86, 2005.

(13) Jickells, T.D., An, Z. S., Andersen, K.K., Baker, A.R., Bergametti, G., et al., Global iron connections between desert dust, ocean biogeochemistry, and climate, Science 308, 67-71, 2005.

(14) An, Z. S., Kutzbach, J.E., Prell, W.L. and Porter, S.C. Evolution of Asian monsoons and phased uplift of the Himalaya-Tibetan plateau since Late Miocene times, Nature 411, 62-66, 2001. 

(15) Wang, Y. J., Cheng, H., Edwards, R. L., An, Z. S., Wu, J. Y., et al., A high resolution absolute-dated late Pleistocene monsoon record from Hulu Cave, China, Science 294, 2345-2348, 2001. 

(16) An, Z. S. The history and variability of the East Asian paleomonsoon climate, Quaternary Science Reviews 19, 171-187, 2000. 

(17) An, Z. S., Porter, S.C., et al., Asynchronous Holocene optimum of the East Asian monsoon, Quaternary Science Reviews 19, 743-762, 2000. 

(18) An, Z.S., et al., Eolian evidence from the Chinese Loess Plateau: the onset of the Late Cenozoic Great Glaciation in the Northern Hemisphere and Qinghai-Xizang Plateau uplift forcing, Science In China Series D-Earth Sciences 42, 258-271, 1999.

(19) Chen, J., An, Z.S., Head, J., Variation of Rb Sr ratios in the loess-paleosol sequences of central China during the last 130,000 years and their implications for monsoon paleoclimatology, Quaternary Research 51, 215-219, 1999.

(20) An, Z. S. and Thompson, L.G. Paleoclimatic change of monsoonal China linked to global change. In: Galloway, J. N. and Melillo J.M. (eds.) Asian Change in the Context of Global Climate Change. pp 18-41. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1998.

(21) Sun, D.H., Shaw, J., An, Z.S., Cheng, M.Y., Yue, L.P., Magnetostratigraphy and paleoclimatic interpretation of a continuous 7.2Ma Late Cenozoic eolian sediments from the Chinese Loess Plateau, Geophys. Res. Lett. 25, 85-88, 1998.

(22) An, Z. S. and Porter, S. C., Millennial-scale climatic oscillations during the last interglaciation in central China, Geology 25, 603-606, 1997.

(23) Porter, S. C. and An, Z.S. Correlation between climate events in the North Atlantic and China during the last glaciation, Nature 375, 305-308, 1995. 

(24) Shackleton, N.J., An, Z. S., Dodonov, A.E., Gavin, J., Kukla, G.J., et al., Accumulation rate of loess in Tadjikistan and China: Relationship with global ice volume cycles. Quaternary Proceedings 4, 1-6, 1995.

(25) Xiao, J., Porter, S.C., An, Z.S., et al., Grain-size of quartz as an indicator of winter Monsoon strength on the loess Plateau of central China during the last 130,000-yr, Quaternary Research 43, 22-29, 1995.

(26) An, Z.S., Kukla, G. J., Porter, S. C., and Xiao, J. L. Magnetic susceptibility evidence of monsoon variation on the Loess Plateau of central China during the last 130,000 years. Quaternary Research 36, 29-36, 1991a. 

(27) An, Z. S., Wu, X. H., Wang, P. X., Wang, S.M., Dong, G.R., et al., Paleomonsoons of China over the past 130,000 years—Paleomonsoon records / Paleomonsoon variation. Science in China (Series B) 34, 1007-1015 / 1016-1024, 1991b. 

(28) An, Z.S., Kukla, G., Porter, S.C., Xiao, J.L., Late Quaternary dust flow on the Chinese loess Plateau, Catena 18, 125-132, 1991c.

(29) An, Z. S., Liu, T. S., et al., The long-term paleomonsoon variation recorded by the loess-paleosol sequence in Central China. Quaternary International 7-8: 91-95, 1990. 

(30) Kukla, G., and An, Z.S. Loess stratigraphy in central China, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 72, 203-225, 1989.



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