STAFF Full-time Academic Staff: Teaching Staff - Prof. D. Zhang
Full-time Academic Staff:
|Prof. David Zhang 章典 教授
BSc Tech Inst of Guizhou; MSc SW China Normal; PhD Manc
Office: +852 3917-7027
- Research Interests
Climate change and human history; geomorphology; environmental science and natural hazards; hydrology and hydrochemistry; Quaternary science; physical environmental studies in Tibet, south and north China.
- Selected Publications
Prof. Zhang has published over 100 articles on academic journals, in which over 65 articles on SSCI or SCI journals. 30% of these journals are ranked in top 10 journals in different academic categories. The followings are the selected articles in past 10 years
Zhang, D.D., Lee, H.F., Wang, C., Li, B., Zhang, J., and Chen, J. (2010) Climate change and large scale human population collapses in the pre-industrial era. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
Lee, H.F. and Zhang, D.D. (2010) Natural disasters in northwestern China, AD1270 – 1949. Climate Research. 41(3): 245-257.
Lee, H.F., Zhang, D.D., and Fok, L. (2009) Temperature, aridity thresholds, and population growth dynamics in China over the last millennium. Climate Research 39(2): 131-147. Amelinghausen:
Zhang, D.D., Brecke, P., Lee, H.F., He, Y., and Zhang, J. (2007)Global climate change, war and population collapse during the recent human history. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104(49): 19214-19219. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences
Zhang, D.D., Zhang, J., Lee, H.F., and He, Y. (2007) Climate change and war frequency in Eastern China over the last millennium. Human Ecology35(4): 403-414. New York: Plenum Pub. Corp.
Shi, C., Zhang, D., You, L., Li, B., Zhang, Z., and Zhang, O. (2007) Land subsidence as a result of sediment consolidation in the Yellow River Delta. Journal of Coastal Research 23(1): 173-181. Lawrence: Alliance Communications Group.
Zhang, D.D., Jim, C.Y., Lin, C.S., He, Y.Q., Wang, J.J., and Lee, H.F. (2006) Climate change, wars and dynastic cycles in China over the last Millennium. Climatic Change 76(3-4): 459-477. Dordrecht-Holland: Kluwer Academic.
Shi, C. and Zhang, D.D. (2005) A sediment budget of the lower Yellow River, China, over the period from 1855 to 1968. Geografiska Annaler Series A 87(3): 461-471. Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologie och geografi.
Zhang, D., Jim, C.Y., Lin, C.S., He, Y.Q., and Lee, F. (2005) Climate change, social unrest and dynastic transition in ancient China. Chinese Science Bulletin 50(2): 137-144. Beijing: Science in China Press
Lee, H.F. and Zhang, D.D. (2005) Perceiving land-degrading activities from the lay perspective in Northern China. Environmental Management 36(5): 711-725. New York: Springer-Verlag.
Lee, H.F. and Zhang, D.D. (2004) Perceiving desertification from the lay perspective in Northern China. Land Degradation & Development 15(6): 529-542. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Chen, J., Zhang, D.D., Wang, S., Xiao, T., and Huang, R. (2004) Factors controlling tufa deposition in natural waters at waterfall sites. Sedimentary Geology 166(3-4): 353-366. New York: Elsevier Science.
He, Y., Zhang, D., and Gu, J. (2003) Correspondence. What is the major reason for glacier retreat on Yulong mountain, China? Journal of Glaciology 49 (165): 325-326. Cambridge: International Glaciology Society.
Shi, C., Zhang, D.D., and You, L. (2003) Sediment budget of the Yellow River delta, China: The importance of dry bulk density and implications to understanding of sediment dispersal. Marine Geology 99(1-2): 13-25. Amsterdam: Elsevier Scientific.
Shi, C. and Zhang, D. (2003) Processes and mechanisms of dynamic channel adjustment to delta progradation: The case of the mouth channel of the Yellow River, China. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 28(6): 609-624. Chichester: Wiley
Zhang, D.D., Li, S.H., He, Y.Q., and Li, B.S. (2003) Human settlement of the last glaciation on the Tibetan plateau. Current Science 84(5): 701-704. Bangalore: Current Science Association.
*Zhang D.D., M. R. Peart, C.Y. Jim, Y.Q. He, B.S.Li, and J.A. Chen, Percipitation chemistry of Lhasa and other remote towns, Tibet. Atmospheric Environment, Volume 37, 231-240, 2003
Zhang, D.D., Jim, C.Y., Peart, M.R., and Shi, C. (2003) Rapid changes of precipitation pH in Qinghai Province, the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Science of the Total Environment 305(1-3): 241-248. Amsterdam: Elsevier Pub. Co.
Zhang, D.D., Peart, M.R., Jim, C.Y., and Jia, L. (2002) Alkaline rains on the Tibetan Plateau and their implication for the original pH of natural rainfall. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere 107(D14): 9-1-9-6. Washington, D.C.: American Geographical Union.
Shi, C., Zhang, D., and You, L. (2002) Changes in sediment yield of the Yellow River basin of China during the Holocene. Geomorphology 46(3-4): 267-283. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Zhang, D.D. and Li, S.H. (2002) Optical dating of Tibetan human hand- and footprints: An implication for the palaeoenvironment of the last glaciation of the Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters 29(5): 16-1-16-3. Washington: American Geophysical Union.
Zhang, D. and Shi, C. (2001) Sedimentary causes and management of two principal environmental problems in the lower Yellow River. Environmental Management28(6): 749-760. New York:Springer-Verlag.
Zhang, D.D., Zhang, Y., Zhu, A., and Chen, X. (2001) Physical mechanisms of river waterfall tufa (travertine) formation. Journal of Sedimentary Research 71(1): 205-216. Tulsa: SEPM
Zhang, D.D. (2001) Tectonically controlled fluvial landforms on the Yaluzangbu River and their implications for the evolution of the river. Mountain Research and Development 21(1): 61-68. Boulder: International Mountain Society.
Li, B., Zhang, D.D., Jin, H., Wu, Z., Yan, M., Sun, W., Zhu, Y., and Sun, D. (2000) Paleo-monsoon activities of Mu Us Desert, China since 150 ka B.P. - A study of the stratigraphic sequences of the Milanggouwan Section, Salawusu River area. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 162(1-2): 1-16. Amsterdam: Elsevier
Zhang, D.D., Peart, M., Zhang, Y.-J., Zhu, A., and Cheng, X. (2000) Natural water softening processes by waterfall effects in karst areas. Desalination 129(3): 247-259. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
- GEOG2021 6 credits Physical environment of China
- GEOG2097 6 credits Global landforms
- GEOG3201 6 credits Environmental monitoring and assessment
- GEOG3203 6 credits Climate change and the environment
- GEOG3211 6 credits Climate change and social responses
- Additional Info - Grants, Governments & Community Appointments, etc.
Outstanding Acheivement Award, CAREERI, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2009
Second Prize of Natural Sciences, Gansu Province, 2009
Fifth Winner of Amedeo Prize 2008,
First Winner in Epidemiology, Amedeo Prize
Research Output prize, 2007-2008 University of Hong Kong
Merit Award for Research Proposal, The University of Hong Kong, 2008
Outstanding Overseas Scholar, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005
University Outstanding Researcher (2002-2003)
3 RGC Grants for Tibetan and climate studies
CRCG Grant for Northern China desertification study
State Key Project (NSFC) Glacial and Climate studies in Lijiang - Mt. Yulong Region
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