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  • Xuhui Dong
  • Associate Professor
  • RESEARCHER
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  • xhdong@niglas.ac.cn

Research Interest

 My main research interest consists  in the effect of changing environmental conditions on lake ecosystems. I study the patterns and mechensim of environmental change in various systems (i.e. lake ecosystems from Yangtze floodplain and remote lakes from Greenland) over a wide spatiotemporal scales, by employing multiple-paleo-proxy including diatom, cladocera and chironomid. I received my MSc from Chinese Academy of Sciences where I studied the eutrophication and diatoms in the lakes along middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River, China. I received my PhD from University College London, UK. In my PhD thesis, I demonstrated how to combine both paleolimnological and contemporary limnological records to understand environmental change in a small British lake (Esthwaite Water from Lake District, England).  Over the past years after my PhD, I am building a meta-dataset for 100 Yangtze River lakes to reveal the regional patterns of their environmental change.

 

Employment

 Oct 2014 -  present:        Assocaite Professor, Aarhus Institute of Advanced, Aarhus University.

Jan 2013 - Sep 2014:   Associate professor, State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS.

Oct 2010 - Dec 2012:  Assistant professor, State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS.

Aug 2005 -Nov 2006:  Research assistant, State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS.

 

Academic service

 

Acting as a member of the Editor advisory board a SAGE journal The Anthropocene Review  since 2013.

Acting as a reviewer Editor for the journal Frontiers Ecology And Evolution  since 2015.

Peer reviewer for the following journals Global Change Biology, The Science of Total Environment, The Holocene, Journal of Paleolimnology, Journal of Environmental Sciences, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Sciences of China (series D), Journal of Freshwater Ecology, Quartnary International, Hydrobiologia, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and around 10 Chinese academic journals.

The general secretary of two international symposiums 1) China-Australia symposium on floodplain wetland ecosystems (23-28th, March, 2014)  2) The 23rd International Diatom Symposium (7th-12th September, 2014).

 

 Research Grants

Over the past 10 years, I have attended extensively several projects concerning aquatic ecology, palaeolimnology, palaeoecology with my colleagues. Meanwhile, as the principle investigator I applied successfully several projects (listed below) from a variety of foundations from both China and UK.

“Sediment records reveal regime shifts in shallow lakes and the driving mechanism” (PI, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Jan 2015 to Dec 2018, undergoing)
1-3-5 Strategy Project  “Long-term ecological dynamic in response to recent climate changes in two alpine lakes from Yunnan Province, China” (PI of subproject, funded by Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jun 2012 to Jun 2015)
National 973 Basic Research Program of China “Response and restoration strategies of Chinese lakes and wetlands under the global change” (PI of sub-project, funded by Chinese Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Jan 2012 to Dec 2016, undergoing)
“Historical patterns and mechanisms of aquatic plant changes in large shallow lakes: a case study on the Liangzi Lake” (PI, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Jan 2012 to Dec 2014)
“Macrophyte and cladoceran fossils from typical lakes in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River: their distribution and potential application in environment reconstruction” (PI, funded by Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jan 2011 to Dec 2012)
“Establishing reference ecological condition for Dianshan Lake (Shanghai City)” (PI, funded by Shanghai academy of environmental sciences, Dec 2010 to Dec 2011)
“14-C dating for the core ESTH7 taken from the Esthwaite Water, England” (PI, funded by NERC Radiocarbon Laboratory in East Kilbride, UK, Jun 2008 to Jun 2009)
“Diatom seasonality and distribution pattern in Taihu Lake” (PI, funded by Great Britain-China Educational Trust, UK, Jan 2009 to Dec 2009)
“Defining restoration targets for eutrophic Taihu Lake using diatoms” (PI, funded by Royal Geographical Society with IBG, UK, Jan 2008-Dec 2008)

 

Selected publications

Qian Wang Xiangdong Yang, ,John Anderson, Xuhui Dong, Direct versus indirect climate controls on Holocene diatom assemblages in a sub-tropical deep, alpine lake (Lugu Hu, Yunnan, SW China), Quaternary Research,2016, 86, 1-12.

Dong X. H., Carl Sayer, Bennion, H., Stephen Maberly, Yang H., Battarbee, R. Identifying sediment discontinuities and solving dating puzzles using monitoring and palaeolimnological recordsFrontiers of Earth Sciences, 2016, 104: 621-633.

 

Dong Xuhui, Yang Xiangdong, Chen Xu, Liu Qian, Min Yao, Rong Wang and Min Xu, 2016. Using sedimentary diatoms to identify reference conditions and historical variability in shallow lake ecosystems in the Yangtze floodplain, Marine and Freshwater Research, 2016, 67, 803–815.

Liao M., Yu G., Ventelä A.-M. & Dong X. (2016) Determining Long-Term Trends of Four Fast-Eutrophicated Lakes in China and Finland. Journal of Agriculture Science, 8, 39-54.

Dearing, J.; Acma, B.; Bub, S.; Chambers, F.; Chen, X.; Cooper, J.; Crook; Dong, X., et al., Social-ecological systems in the Anthropocene the need for integrating social and biophysical records at regional scales. The Anthropocene Review 2015, 2(3):220-246.

Kattel, G. R.; Dong, X.; Yang, X., A century scale human-induced hydrological and ecological changes of wetlands of two large river basins in Australia (Murray) and China (Yangtze): development of an adaptive water resource management framework. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. 2015, 12, (8), 8247-8287

Zhang, K.; Dearing, J. A.; Dawson, T. P.; Dong, X.; Yang, X.; Zhang, W., Poverty alleviation strategies in eastern China lead to critical ecological dynamics. Sci Total Environ 2015, 506–507, 164-181.

Chen X., Yang X., Dong X.H & Liu E. (2013) Environmental changes in Chaohu Lake (southeast, China) since the mid 20th century: The interactive impacts of nutrients, hydrology and climate. Limnologica - Ecology and Management of Inland Waters, 43, 10-17.

Zhang Q., Dong X.H*, Chen S. & Yang X. (2013b) Quantitative reconstruction of the history of total phosphorus concentrations in Shitang Lake, Anhui Province over the past 100 years. Journal of Ecology and Rural Environment, 29, 494-499. (In Chinese, * corresponding author)

Zhang Q., Dong X.H*, Yao M., Chen S. & Yang X. (2013b) Environmental changes in response to altered hydrological connectivities with the Yangtze River in Zhangdu Lake over the past 200 years. Journal of Lake Sciences, 25, 463-470. (In Chinese, * corresponding author)

 Dong X. H., Anderson, J. N., Yang, X. D., Chen, X. & Shen, J. 2012. Carbon burial by shallow lakes on the Yangtze floodplain and its relevance to regional carbon sequestration. Global Change Biology, 18, 2205-2217.

Dong X.H., Bennion H., Maberly S.C., Sayer C.D., Simpson G.L. & Battarbee R.W. (2012) Nutrients exert a stronger control than climate on recent diatom communities in Esthwaite Water: evidence from monitoring and palaeolimnological records. Freshwater Biology 57, 2044-2056.

Dearing, J. A., Yang X. D., Dong, X. H., Zhang, E. L., Chen, X., Langdon, P. G. et al. 2012. Extending the timescale and range of ecosystem services through palaeoenvironmental analyses, exemplified in the lower Yangtze basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences E1111-E1120.

Dong X.H., Bennion H., Battarbee R.W. & Sayer C.D. (2012a) A multiproxy palaeolimnological study of climate and nutrient impacts on Esthwaite Water, England over the past 1200 years. The Holocene, 22, 107-118.

Dong X. H*& Yang X.D (2012b) Establishing reference condition for lake restoration: the opportunity for palaeoecology. Journal of Lake Sciences, 24, 974-984. (In Chinese)

Li X., Chen X., Dong X. H*, Dong Z. & Sun D. (2012) Nutrient dynamics over the past 100 years and its restoration baseline in Dianshan lake. Environmental Science, 33, 3301-3307. (In Chinese, * corresponding author)

Bennion H., Simpson G., John Anderson N., Clarke G., Dong X., Hobæk A. et al. (2012) Defining ecological and chemical reference conditions and restoration targets for nine European lakes. Journal of Paleolimnology, 45, 415-431.

Chen X., Yang X., Dong X. H & Liu E. (2012a) Environmental changes in Chaohu Lake (southeast, China) since the mid 20th century: The interactive impacts of nutrients, hydrology and climate. Limnologica - Ecology and Management of Inland Waters, 43, 10-17

Chen X., Yang X., Dong X. H & Liu E. (2012b) Influence of environmental and spatial factors on the distribution of surface sediment diatoms in Chaohu Lake, southeast China. Acta Botanica Croatica, 71, 1-12.

Chen X., Yang X.D., Dong X.H. & Liu Q. (2011) Nutrient dynamics linked to hydrological condition and anthropogenic nutrient loading in Chaohu Lake (southeast China). Hydrobiologia, 661, 223-234.

Liu Q., Yang X.D., Anderson N.J., Liu E.F. & Dong X.H. (2011) Ecological regime shifts in response to both natural and anthropogenic forcing of a shallow lake on the Yangtze Floodplain, SE China. Ecohydrology, 5, 316-325.

Dong X.H., Bennion H., Battarbee R., Yang X.D., Yang H.D. & Liu E.F. (2008) Tracking eutrophication in Taihu Lake using the diatom record: potential and problems. Journal of Paleolimnology, 40, 413-429.

Dong X. H., Bennion, H., Battarbee, R., Yang, X. D., Yang, H. D. & Liu, E. F. 2008. Tracking eutrophication in Taihu Lake using the diatom record: potential and problems. Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 413-429.

Dong X.H., Yang X.D., Liu E.F. & Wang R. (2007) Application of redundancy analysis in predigesting sedimentary proxies for palaeolimnological research: A case study of Taibai Lake. Geographical Research, 26, 477-484. (In Chinese)

Liu E.F., Yang X.D., Shen J., Dong X.H., Zhang E.L. & Wang S.M. (2007) Environmental response to climate and human impact during the last 400 years in Taibai Lake catchment, middle reach of Yangtze River, China. Science of the Total Environment, 385, 196-207.

Dong X.H. & Yang X.D. (2006) Diatom community succession and nutrient evolution recorded from a sediment core of the Longgan Lake, a large shallow lake in east China. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica, 30, 702-710.

Dong X.H., Yang X.D. & Liu E.F. (2006a) Diatom records and reconstruction of epilimnetic phosphorus concentration in Lake Taibai (Hubei Province) over the past 400 years. Journal of Lake Sciences, 18, 597-604. (In Chinese)

Dong X.H., Yang X.D. & Wang R. (2006b) Diatom indicative species of eutrophication of the lakes in the middle and lower reach regions of Yangtze River. China Environmental Sciences, 26, 570-574. (In Chinese)

Dong X.H., Yang X.D., Wang R. & Pan H.X. (2006c) A diatom-total phosphorus transfer function for lakes in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River. Journal of Lake Sciences, 18, 1-12. (In Chinese)

Yang X.D., Shen J., Dong X.H., Liu E.F. & Wang S.M. (2006) Historical trophic evolutions and their ecological responses from shallow lakes in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River: Case studies on Longgan Lake and Taibai Lake. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences, 49, 51-61.

Yang X.D., Dong X.H., Gao G., Pan H.X. & Wu J.L. (2005) Relationship between surface sediment diatoms and summer water quality in shallow lakes of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 47, 153-164.

Dong X.H., Yang X.D. & Pan H.X. (2004) Distribution of modern lake sediment diatoms in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River catchment. Journal of Lake Sciences, 16, 298-304. (In Chinese).