Zhang Weiguo

Job Title: 
Research Interests: 
Environmental Magnetism
Environmental Change
Environmental Pollution
Zhongshan N. Road 3663,Shanghai 200062, China
Academic Position: 
Scientific Steering Council member: Future Earth Coasts
Editorial Position : 
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Current Pollution Reports
Progress in Geography (in Chinese)
Frontiers in Earth Science, section Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
Education Experience: 
Ph.D., ECNU (2001)
Work Experience: 
Professor, ECNU (2007-)
Academic Exchange: 
Visiting Scholar, University of Salford, University of Liverpool, UK (1996, 1999, 2005)

Selected Publications (* corresponding author, orh the first author supervised student), a detailed one at http://faculty.ecnu.edu.cn/s/1821/main.jspy

  1. Nian, X., Zhang, W., Wang, Z., Sun, Q., Chen, J., Chen, Z., Hutchinson, S. M. The chronology of a sediment core from incised valley of the Yangtze River delta: Comparative OSL and AMS 14C dating. Marine Geology, 2018, 395, 320-330.
  2. Ge, C., Zhang, W., Dong, C., Wang, F., Feng, H., Qu, J., Yu, L. Tracing sediment erosion in the Yangtze River subaqueous delta using magnetic methods. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 2017, 122, 2064-2071.
  3. Mzuza, M. K., Zhang, W., Kapute, F., Selemani, J. R. Magnetic properties of sediments from the Pangani River Basin, Tanzania: Influence of lithology and particle size. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2017, 143, 42-49.
  4. Li, W., Hu, Z., Zhang, W., Ji, R., Nguyen, T. T. H. Influence of provenance and hydrodynamic sorting on the magnetic properties and geochemistry of sediments of the Oujiang River, China. Marine Geology, 2017, 387, 1-11.
  5. Mzuza, M. K., Zhang, W.G.*, Chapola, L. S., Tembo, M., Kapute, F. Determining sources of sediments at Nkula Dam in the Middle Shire River, Malawi, using mineral magnetic approach. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 2017, 126, 23-32.
  6. Nguyen, H. T. T., Zhang, W.G.*, Li, Z., Li, J., Ge, C., Liu, J.Y., Bai, X.X., Feng, H., Yu, L.Z. Magnetic properties of sediments of the Red River, Vietnam: Effect of sorting on the source-to-sink pathway and its implications for environmental reconstruction. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2016, 17, 270–281, doi:10.1002/2015GC006089.
  7. Sha, L., Jiang, H., Seidenkrantz, M. S., Muscheler, R., Zhang, X., Knudsen, M. F., Olsen, J., Knudsen, J. L., Zhang, W.G. Solar forcing as an important trigger for West Greenland sea-ice variability over the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2016, 131(A), 148-156.
  8. Feng, H., Qian, Y., Gallagher, F. J., Zhang, W., Yu, L., Liu, C., Jones, K. W., Tappero, R. Synchrotron micro-scale measurement of metal distributions in Phragmites australis and Typha latifolia root tissue from an urban brownfield site. Journal of Environmental Science, 2016, 41, 172-182
  9. Wang, Y., Liu, X., Li, G., Zhang, W. Stratigraphic variations in the Diaokou lobe area of the Yellow River delta, China: implications for an evolutionary model of a delta lobe.In: Clift, P.D., Harff, J., Wu, J., Qui, Y. (eds), River-Dominated Shelf Sediments of East Asian Seas. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 2016, 429, 185-195.
  10. Nguyen, T. T.H., Zhang, W.G.*, Li, Z., Li, J., Ge, C., Liu, J.Y., Bai, X.X., Feng, H., Yu, L.Z. Assessment of heavy metal pollution in Red River surface sediments, Vietnam, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.030.
  11. Ge, C., Zhang, W. G.*, Dong, C.Y., Dong, Y., Bai, X.X., Liu, J.Y., Hien, N. T. T., Feng, H., Yu, L.Z., Magnetic mineral diagenesis in the river-dominated inner shelf of the East China Sea, China, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2015, 120, 4720-4733, doi: 10.1002/2015JB011952.
  12. Dong, Y., Zhang, W.*, Dong, C., Ge, C., Yu, L. Magnetic and diffuse reflectance spectroscopic characterization of iron oxides in the tidal flat sequence from the coastal plain of Jiangsu Province, China. Geophysical Journal International, 2014, 196(1), 175-188.
  13. Dong, C., Zhang, W.*, Ma, H., Feng, H., Lu, H., Dong, Y., Yu, L. A magnetic record of heavy metal pollution in the Yangtze River subaqueous delta. Science of the Total Environment, 2014,476-477, 368-377.
  14. Dong, C., Zhang, W.*, He, Q., Dong, Y., Yu, L. Magnetic fingerprinting of hydrodynamic variations and channel erosion across the turbidity maximum zone of the Yangtze Estuary, China. Geomorphology, 2014, 226, 300-311.
  15. Mitchell, S. B., Jennerjahn, T.C., Vizzini, S., Zhang, W., Changes to processes in estuaries and coastal waters due to intense multiple pressures – An introduction and synthesis, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2015, 156, 1-6.
  16. Wang, Y.H., Li, G.X., Zhang, W.G., Dong, P. Sedimentary environment and formation mechanism of the mud deposit in the central South Yellow Sea during the past 40 kyr . Marine Geology, 2014, 347, 123-135.
  17. Wang Y.H., Zhang, W.G., Liu, X.J., Li, G.X., Liu, M., Formation of Greigite under different climate conditions in the Huanghe Delta. Science China: Earth Sciences, 2014,doi: 10.1007/s11430-014-4981-6
  18. Lu, H., Zhang, W., Li, Y., Dong, C., Zhang, T., Zhou, Z., Zheng, X.Rock magnetic properties and paleoenvironmental implications of an 8-Ma Late Cenozoic terrigenous succession from the northern Tian Shan foreland basin, northwestern China. Global and Planetary Change, 2013, 111, 43-56.
  19. Dearing, J. A., Yang, X., Dong, X., Zhang, E., Chen, X., Langdon, P. G., Zhang, K., Zhang, W., Dawson, T. P.. Extending the timescale and range of ecosystem services through paleoenvironmental analyses, exemplified in the lower Yangtze basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012, 10.1073/pnas.1118263109.
  20. Zhang, W., Ma, H. , Ye, L., Dong, C., Yu, L., Feng, H. Magnetic and geochemical evidence of Yellow and Yangtze River influence on tidal flat deposits in northern Jiangsu Plain, China. Marine Geology, 2012, 319-322, 47-56.
  21. Zhang, W., Dong, C., Ye, L., Ma, H. , Yu, L.. Magnetic properties of coastal loess on the Midao islands, northern China: Implications for provenance and weathering intensity. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2012, 333, 160-167.
  22. Zhang,W., Jiang, H., Dong, C., Yan, Q., Yu, L., Yu, Y. Magnetic and geochemical characterization of iron pollution in subway dusts in Shanghai, China, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2011, 12, Q06Z25, doi:10.1029/2011GC003524.
  23. Li, C., Yang, S. Y. , Zhang, W. G. Magnetic properties of sediments from major rivers, aeolian dust, loess soil and desert in China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2012, 45, 190-200.
  24. Liu, S.M., Zhang, W.G.*, He, Q., Li, D.J., Liu, H., Yu, L.Z., Magnetic properties of East China Sea shelf sediments off the Yangtze Estuary: Influence of provenance and particle size, Geomorphology, 2010, 119(3-4), 212-220.
  25. Zhang, W.G. Yu, L.Z., Lu, M., Zheng, X.M., Ji, J.F., Zhou, L.M., Wang, X.Y., East Asian summer monsoon intensity inferred from iron oxide mineralogy in the Xiashu Loess in southern China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2009, 28, 345-353.
  26. Zhang, W.G., Feng, H., Chang, J.N., Qu, J.G., Xie, H.X., Yu, L.Z. Heavy metal contamination in surface sediments of Yangtze River intertidal zone: an assessment from different indexes . Environmental Pollution , 2009, 157, 1533-1543.
  27. Zhang, W.G., Feng, H., Chang, J.N., Qu, J.G., Yu, L.Z., Lead (Pb) Isotopes as a Tracer of Pb Origin in Yangtze River Intertidal Zone. Chemical Geology, 2008,  257(3/4), 260-266.
  28. Zhang, W.G., Xing, Y., Yu, L.Z., Feng, H., Lu, M., Distinguishing sediments from the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers,  China: a mineral magnetic approach. The Holocene, 2008, 18(7), 1139-1145.
  29. Zhang, W.G., Yu, L.Z, Lu, M., Zheng, X.M., Shi, Y.X., Magnetic properties and geochemistry of the Xiashu Loess in the present subtropical area of China,  and their implications for pedogenic intensity, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2007, 260(1-2), 86-97.
  30. Zhang, W.G., Yu, L.Z., Lu, M., Hutchinson, S.M., Feng, H., Magnetic approach to normalizing heavy metal concentrations for particle size effects in intertidal sediments in the Yangtze Estuary, China, Environmental Pollution, 2007, 147,  238-244.