Member: KANG Shichang Member: KANG Shichang

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Member: KANG Shichang


Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


1999: Ph D from Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China.  

1995: Master of Science from Lznzhou University, Lanzhou, China

1992: Bachelor degree from Lznzhou University, Lanzhou, China

Work experience

Professor/Director: 11/2013-present, State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Science, Northwest Eco-Environment and Resources Institute (Former Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute), CAS, China.
Professor: 03/2004-10/2013, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, China.
Research Associate Scientist: 01/2003-02/2004, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA.
Postdoctoral Fellow: 09/2000-12/2002, Institute for Quaternary and Climate Studies, University of Maine, USA.
Assistant Research Professor: 03/1999-08/2000, Key Laboratory of Ice Core and Cold Regions Environment, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China.

Research Interests

Dr. Kang takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying cryospheric and environmental change. Specifically, he is interested in recovering climatic and environmental records in ice cores from high mountains (such as Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau). Currently his research focuses on glacier dynamic in response to climate changes, impacts of atmospheric pollutants (black carbon, organic carbon) on cryospheric changes (such as glacier, snow cover, sea ice).

Major Publications:

1.      Kang S., Y. Yang, L. Zhu, et al. eds. 2011. Modern Environmental Processes and Changes in the Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau. Beijing:China Meteorological Press,p.1-418. (In Chinese)

2.      Kang S., Q. Zhang, Y. Zhang, eds. 2018. Climate and Environment Assessment: Mount Qomolangma Region. Beijing:China Meteorological Press,p.1-70. (In Chinese)

3.      Sharma C., S. Kang, L. Tripathe, eds. 2019. Water quality in the Third Pole: The Roles of Climate Change and Human Activities. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Pages 1-312. ISBN: 978-0-12-816489-1.

4.      Hock R., G. Rasul, ……, S. Kang, et al. 2019. High Mountain Areas. In: IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

5.      Kang* S., Q. Zhang*, Y. Qian, et al. 2019. Linking Atmospheric Pollution to Cryospheric Change in the Third Pole Region: Current Progresses and Future Prospects. National Science Review, 6(4): 796-809.

6.      Lin M., S. Kang, R. Shaheen, et al. 2018. Atmospheric sulfur isotopic anomalies recorded at Mt. Everest across the Anthropocene. PNAS, 201801935. Doi: 10.1073/pnas.1801935115.

7.      Kang* S., J. Huang, F. Wang, et al, 2016. Atmospheric mercury depositional chronology reconstructed from lake sediment and ice cores in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Science & Technology, 50: 2859-2869.

8.      Li C., C. Bosch, S. Kang*, A. Andersson, et al. 2016. Sources of Black Carbon to the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau glaciers. Nature Communications, 7: 12574.

9.      Kang, S., F. Wang, U. Morgenstern, et al. 2015. Dramatic loss of glacier accumulation area on the Tibetan Plateau revealed by ice core tritium and mercury records. The Cryosphere, 9: 1213-1222.

10.    Kang S*., Y. Xu, Q. You, et al. 2010. Review of climate and cryospheric change in the Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Research Letter, 5(2010) 015101 (8pp). Doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/1/015101.


Second Degree of CAS Prize for Education and Teaching Achievement Award (the 5th author) in 2017;

Hundred Talent Program in 2015 

Young and Middle-Aged Leading Scientists, Engineers and Innovators in 2014;

Second Prize of National Natural Science Award (the 5th author) in 2014;

CAS Award for Outstanding Mentors in 2010, 2011, and 2019;

National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation in 2012

Zhu Li Yuehua Outstanding Teacher Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010;

BHP Billiton Science Teacher Awards of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009;

Excellent Youth Scientist on Tibetan Plateau Research in 2009;

First Prize of Gansu Natural Science Award (the 5th author) in 2006;

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Fellowship Fund, 1994;

Outstanding graduates of Lanzhou University in 1992.

Social Service 

Executive Director and Vice President of Chinese Association for Scientific Expedition;   

Vice Secretary-General of Chinese Society of Cryospheric Science;

Member of Council of Chinese Society on Tibetan Plateau Research;

Member of Council of Chinese Association for Quaternary Research;

Member and Executive Vice Secretary-General of IUGG/IACS Chinese Council;

Member and Executive Vice Secretary-General of WCRP/CliC Chinese Council;

Member of Capacity Building and Education Committee, IUGG;

Member of CliC SSG;

Member of Council of IGS;

Member of Council of CNC-WCRP;

Associate Editor of Atmospheric Research;

Editor of Frontiers in Cryospheric Sciences;

Member of Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology Editorial Board;

Member of Advances in Climate Change Research Editorial Board;

Member of Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions Editorial Board;