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HFUT Researcher’s Study Included in Springer Theses
time: Apr 12, 2015

“Impact of Climate Change and Human Activity on the Eco-environment” by Dr. Xu Liqiang, associate research fellow of School of Resources and Environmental Engineering was included in “Springer Theses” and published by Springer, the famous publisher in the world.

This study elaborates the changes in the seabird ecology on the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea and identifies the influences of climate change and human activity on seabird ecology in the context of the global climate change. This study serves as an important reference to understand the seabird paleoecology and to assess the vulnerability of ecology under climate change. The study has been released on journals like “Quaternary International” and “Chemical Geology” and was awarded Distinguished PhD thesis by Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).

“Springer Theses” has a very stringent standard for publication. Only best thesis selected by internationally top-ranked research institutes would be submitted annually for publication in this series. Nominated and endorsed by two recognized specialists, each thesis is chosen for its scientific excellence and impact on research and must be written in English.

The studies of Dr. Xu have been sponsored byNaturalScienceFoundationofChina, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Knowledge Innovation Program of CAS and National Program on Key Basic Research Project of China (973 Program). He has published 16 research papers, among which 11 were cited by SCI.

Link of the study:http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-662-45003-1