Dr. Shichang Kang

Ph. D., Professor, State Key Laboratory of Cryosphere Science,Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources,Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); CAS Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).


Research Interest:

Cryosphere and environment; paleoenvironment and climate records in ice cores; changes in glacier and climate


Contact Info:

Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Donggang West Rd. 320, Lanzhou 730000,P.R. China


Tel: 0086-931-4967368 (office)


Fax: 0086-931-4967368


Email: shichang.kang@lzb.ac.cn; shichang.kang@itpcas.ac.cn


Professional Preparation:

  1. Doctor of Philosophy: Natural Geography, 9/1995 – 3/1999, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China.
    Major in climatic and environmental changes recovered from ice cores records in Himalayas.
  2. Master of Science: Natural Geography, 8/1992 – 6/1995, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.
    Major in climatic change and glacier fluctuations in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
  3. Bachelor of Science: Natural Geography, 8/1988 - 6/1992, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.

Professional Experiences:

    2011-present, Associate Editor for《Atmospheric Research》.
    Professor: 11/2003-present, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    Research Associate Scientist: 1/2003-2/2004, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA.
    Postdoctoral Fellow: 9/2000-12/2002, Institute for Quaternary and Climate Studies, University of Maine, USA.
    Assistant Research Professor: 3/1999-8/2000, Key Laboratory of Ice Core and Cold Regions Environment, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China.
    Visiting Scholar:
    1/1996 - 6/1996, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway;
    2/1998 - 5/1998, Climate Change Research Center, EOS, University of New Hampshire, USA;
    9/1999 - 12/1999, Climate Change Research Center, EOS, University of New Hampshire, USA.

Field Research Experiences:

    Up to now, I have leaded more than 20 scientific expeditions to Tibetan Plateau; among them seven times I have been to Mt. Everest. I am very experienced in field work at extreme high elevations (5000 – 7000 m).

Research Projects:
    More than 30 projects I have participated during the last decade, partial recent projects are listed here:

  1. Water and heat cycles and their effects on regional environment in the key basins in the southern Tibetan Plateau, Innovation Project of CAS (KZCX-YW-145), 2009-2011, PI;
  2. Integrated study on anthropogenic metal pollutants in the atmosphere recorded in the environments of the Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 40830743), 2009-2012, PI;
  3. Historical records of atmospheric heavy metals from the Geladaindong ice cores, central Tibetan Plateau, NSFC (40774487), 2008-Dec. 2010, PI;
  4. Climate and environmental records from ice cores on Mt. Geladandong, Tanggulha Mts, Tibetan Plateau, NSFC (40401054), 2005-2007, PI;
  5. Climate and environmental records from ice cores in the source region of Yangtze River, Director Fund of CAS, 2004-2006, PI;
  6. Environmental change over the Tibetan Plateau and its response to global change, and adoption policies, National Basic Research Program of China (2005CB422000), 2005-2010, sub-PI;
  7. Environmental change and its relationship to ecosystem over the Tibetan Plateau since Holocene, Innovation Project of CAS (KZCX3-SW-339), 2004-2006; sub-PI;
  8. Paleoclimate from Mount Everest Ice Cores, NSF-ATM (USA), 2002-2005, co-PI;
  9. Holocene Climate Variability, NSF-ATM (USA), 2000-2002, participator.

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