Meixun Zhao (Maxzhao)
Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology of the Ministry of Education (OUC)
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Ocean University of China
238 Songling Road, Qingdao 266100, China
Phone and FAX: 86-532-6678-2103
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1991 Ph.D. Oceanography (Organic Geochemistry), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
1982 B.S. Chemistry, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, P. R. China
Distinguished Professor and Director, Key Laboratory of Theoretical and Applied Marine Chemistry (OUC) of the Ministry of Education，Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Distinguished Professor, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering，Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Distinguished Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College
Research Environmental Chemist, Environmental Sciences Program, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Organic Geochemistry Unit, School of Chemistry and Biogeochemistry Centre, University of Bristol, UK
Research Assistant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Teaching Assistant, Geochemistry, University of California, San Diego
Research Assistant, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, P. R. China
Marine organic geochemistry
Recent research topics include (1) marginal sea organic carbon cycles using molecular proxies and compound-specific 13C and 14C, (2) climate change and anthropogenic activity influence on late Holocene environmental and ecological changes of marginal seas, (3) application of molecular stratigraphy in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology reconstruction.
Representative Publications and Achievements:
Tao, Shuqin, Timothy I. Eglinton, Daniel B. Montluçon, Cameron McIntyre, Meixun Zhao, Diverse origins and pre-depositional histories of organic matter in contemporary Chinese marginal sea sediments, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2016, 191, 70-88
Bao, Rui, Cameron McIntyre, Meixun Zhao, Chun Zhu, Shuh-Ji Kao, Timothy I. Eglinton, Widespread dispersal and aging of organic carbon in shallow marginal seas, Geology, 2016, doi:10.1130/G37948.1
Xing, Lei, Meixun Zhao, Ting Zhang, Meng Yu, Shanshan Duan, Rongping Zhang, Chih-An Huh, Wen-Hsuan Liao, Xuwen Feng, Ecosystem responses to anthropogenic and natural forcing over the last 100 years in the coastal areas of the East China Sea, The Holocene, 2016, 26, 669-677.
Wu, Peng, Rong Bi, Shanshan Duan, Haiyan Jin, Jianfang Chen, Qiang Hao, Yuming Cai, Xinyan Mao, Meixun Zhao, Spatiotemporal variations of phytoplankton in the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea revealed by lipid biomarkers, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences , 2016, 121, 109-125.
Xing, Lei, Julian P. Sachs, Hailong Zhang, Li Li, Zhongqiang Ji, Meixun Zhao, Hydrogen isotopes in palmitic and stearic acids in suspended particles from the Changjiang River Estuary, SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, 2016 Vol.59 No.5: 981–988.
Xing, Lei, Julian P. Sachs, Wenxian Gao, Shuqing Tao, Xiaochen Zhao, Li Li, Yanguang Liu, Meixun Zhao, TEX86 palaeothermometer as indication of bottom water temperature in the Yellow Sea, Organic Geochemistry, 2015, 86, 19-31.
Tao, Shuqin, Timothy I. Eglinton, Daniel B. Montluçon, Cameron McIntyre, Meixun Zhao, Pre-aged soil organic carbon as a major component of the Yellow River suspended load: Regional significance and global relevance, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2015, 414, 77-86.
Li, Dawei, Meixun Zhao, Min-Te Chen, East Asian winter monsoon controlling phytoplankton productivity and community structure changes in the southeastern Southern China Sea over the last 185 kyr, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology , 2014, 414, 233-242.
Xing, Lei, Meixun Zhao, Wenxian Gao, Fei Wang, Hailong Zhang, Li Li, Jian Liu, Yanguang Liu, Multiple proxy estimates of source and spatial variation in organic matter in surface sediments from the southern Yellow Sea, Organic Geochemistry, 2014, 76, 72-81.
Fan, Ying, Chih-An Huh, Jing Lan, Meixun Zhao, Zongshan Zhao, Guoliang Li, Jianteng Sun and Guibin Jiang, Major sources of MeO/OH-BDEs in the East China Sea elucidated from their records and phytoplankton biomarkers, Environmental Pollution, 2014, 192, 1-8.
Fan, Ying, Jing Lan, Huijuan Li, Guoliang Li, Yali Cao, Zongshan Zhao, Meixun Zhao and Guibin Jiang , Spatial distributions of methoxylated and hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the East China Sea—A seaward increasing trend, Chemosphere, 2014, 114, 247-254.
Fan, Ying, Jing Lan, Zongshan Zhao, Meixun Zhao, Sedimentary records of hydroxylated and methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the southern Yellow Sea, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2014, 84, 366-372.
Fan, Ying, Jing Lan, Huijuan Li, Yali Cao, Zongshan Zhaoa, JiaokaiWang, Meixun Zhao, Guibin Jiang, Use of lipid biomarkers for identification of regional sources and dechlorination characteristics of polychlorinated biphenyls in the East China Sea, Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 490, 766-775.
Yamamoto, M., H. Sai, M.-T. Chen, and M. Zhao, The East Asian winter monsoon variability in response to precession during the past 150,000 years, Climate of the Past, 2013, 9, 2777-2788, doi:10.5194/cp-9-2777-2013
Jiang, Hui, Mads F. Knudsen, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Meixun Zhao, Longbin Sha and Lihua Ran, Diatom-based reconstruction of summer sea-surface salinity in the South China Sea over the last 15 000 years, Boreas, 2013, DOI 10.1111/bor.12031
Schouten, S, et al., many co-authors, M. Zhao, An interlaboratory study of TEX86 and BIT analysis of sediments, extracts and standard mixtures, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 5263–5285, doi:10.1002/2013GC004904.
He, Juan, Meixun Zhao, Pinxian Wang, Li Li, Qianyua Li, Changes in phytoplankton productivity and community structure in the northern South China Sea during the past 260 ka, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2013, 392, 312-323
Yuan, Zineng, Xing Lei, Li Li, Zhang Hailong, Xiang Rong, Zhao Meixun, Biomarker Records of Phytoplankton Productivity and Community Structure Changes of the Last 14000 years from the Mud Area Southwest off Cheju Island, East China Sea, Journal of Ocean University of China, 2013, 12, 611-618.
Zhao, Xiaochen, Tao Shuqin, Zhang Rongping, Zhang Hailong, Yang Zuosheng, Zhao Meixun, Biomarker records of phytoplankton productivity and community structure changes in the Central Yellow Sea mud area during the Mid-late Holocene, Journal of Ocean University of China, 2013, 12, 639-646.
FANG Li, XIANG Rong, ZHAO Meixun, ZHOU Liping, LIU Jianguo, ZHANG Lanlan, Phase Evolution of Holocene Paleoenvironmental Changes in the Southern Yellow Sea: Benthic Foraminiferal Evidence from Core C02, Journal of Ocean University of China, 2013,12, 629-638.
Li, Dawei , Meixun Zhao, Jun Tian, Li Li, Comparison and implications of TEX86 and Uk'37 temperature records over the last 356 kyr of ODP Site 1147 from the northern South China Sea, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology , 2013, 213-223，DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.02.031
Tao, Shuqin, Lei Xing , Xiaofan Luo , Hao Wei , Yanguang Liu , Meixun Zhao, Alkenone distributions in surface sediments of the Yellow Sea and implications for the thermometer, Geo-Marine Letters, 2012, 32, 61-71, DOI 10.1007/s00367-011-0251-1.
Xing, Lei, Zhang Rongping, Liu Yanguang, Zhao Xiaochen, Liu Sumei, Shi xuefa, Zhao Meixun, Biomarker records of phytoplankton productivity and community structure changes in the Japan Sea over the last 166 kyr. Quaternary Science Reviews,2011, 30,2666-2675.
Xing, Lei, Hailong Zhang, Zineng Yuan, Yao Sun, Meixun Zhao. Terrestrial and marine biomarker estimates of organic matter sources and distributions in surface sediments from the East China Sea shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 2011, 31, 1106-1115.
Xing, Lei, Shuqing Tao, Hailong Zhang, Yanguan Liu, Zhigang Yu, Meixun Zhao. Distributions and origins of lipid biomarkers in surface sediments from the southern Yellow Sea. Applied Geochemistry, 2011, 26(8):1584-1593.
Zhao, M., Huang, C.Y., Wang, C.C., Wei, G., A millennial-scale sea-surface temperature record from the South China Sea (8oN) over the last 150 kyr: Monsoon and sea-level influence, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 236, 39-55, 2006.
Zhao, M., Mercer, J., Eglinton, G., Higginson, M., Huang, C.Y., Comparative molecular biomarker assessment of marine productivity of ODP Site 658 off Cap Blanc, N.W. Africa over the last 160 kyr., Organic Geochemistry, 37, 72-97, 2006.
Zhao, M., Dupont, L., Eglinton, G., Teece, M., n-Alkane and pollen reconstruction of terrestrial climate and vegetation for N.W. Africa over the last 160 kyr., Organic Geochemistry, 34, 131–143, 2003.
Zhao, M., Eglinton, G., Read, G., Schimmelmann, A., An alkenone quasi-annual sea surface temperature record (A.D. 1440 to 1940) using varved sediments from the Santa Barbara Basin, Organic Geochemistry, 31, 903-917, 2000.
Zhao, M., Eglinton, G., Haslett, S.K., Jordan, R.W., Sarnthein, M., Zhang, Z., Marine and terrestrial biomarker records for the last 35,000 years at ODP site 658C off NW Africa, Organic Geochemistry, 31, 919-930, 2000.
Harris, P.G., Zhao, M., Rosell-Mele, A., Tiedemann, R., Sarnthein, M., Maxwell, J.R., Chlorin accumulation rate as a proxy for Quaternary marine primary productivity, Nature, 383, 63-65, 1996.
Zhao, M., Bada, J.L., Extraterrestrial amino acids in Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary sediments at Stevns Klint, Denmark. Nature, 339, 463-465, 1989.
Bada, J.L., Zhao, M., Steinberg, S., Ruth, E., Isoleucine stereoisomers on the Earth. Nature, 319, 314-316, 1986.