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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Xuhui Dong, AIAS Fellow

Back to the future: Paleolimnology and its application in understanding long-term environmental changes

Info about event


Monday 14 September 2015,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Paleolimnological techniques based on lake sediments offer continuous and datable paleoenvironmental archives that can be faithfully interpreted in climatic and ecological terms. This presentation will exemplify how these archives (majorly on biological proxies) are used in understanding a wide range of environmental concerns, such as pollution control, ecological regime shift, ecosystem services, and adapting to climate change, with case studies from China and Greenland. 

Short CV

Xuhui Dong received his PhD degree in Environmental Change Research Center from University College London in 2010. Subsequently, he joined Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS), where he became an Associate professor in January 2013. His main scientific interests combine comtempary and paleo-limnology to understand environmental changes in aquatic ecosystems across a variety of spatio-temporal scales (i.e. annual to millennial) using biological remains such as diatom, cladocera and chironomid in lake sediments.

Xuhui Dong's project at AIAS.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.