Dr Xiang Zhao

Doctor of philosophy
Postdoc Fellow
  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K.
  • Post-graduate study in Geophysics, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
  • B.Sc. in Geology, Jilin University, Changchun, People’s Republic of China

 

Research interests

  • Rock magnetism theories and methods
  • Applications of environmental magnetism and paleomagnetism
  • Rock magnetism and paleomagnetism intruments developments

Groups

  • He, K, Zhao, X, Pan, Y et al. 2020, 'Benchmarking Component Analysis of Remanent Magnetization Curves With a Synthetic Mixture Series: Insight into the Reliability of Unmixing Natural Samples', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 125, no. 10, pp. 1-16.
  • Qin, H, Zhao, D, Liu, S et al. 2020, 'An ultra-low magnetic field thermal demagnetizer for high-precision paleomagnetism', Earth, Planets and Space, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 1-12.
  • Shin, J, Kim, S, Yoo, K et al. 2020, 'Particle-size dependent magnetic properties of Scotia Sea sediments since the Last Glacial Maximum: Glacial ice-sheet discharge controlling magnetic proxies', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 557, no. -, pp. -.
  • Heslop, D, Roberts, AP, Oda, H, Zhao, X, Harrison, RJ, Muxworthy, AR, Hu, PX & Sato, T 2020, 'An automatic model selection-based machine learning framework to estimate FORC distributions', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 125, e2020JB020418.
  • Horng, CS, Roberts, AP, Chen, YH, Shea, KS, Chen, KH & Lin, CH 2020, 'Magnetic properties of sedimentary smythite (Fe9S11)', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 125, e2019JB018812.
  • Hu, PX, Heslop, D, Viscarra Rossel, RA, Roberts, AP & Zhao, X 2020, 'Continental-scale magnetic properties of surficial Australian soils', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 203, 103028.
  • Jiang, XD, Zhao, X, Chou, YM, Liu, QS, Roberts, AP, Ren, JB, Sun, XM, Li, JH, Tang, X, Zhao, XY & Wang, CC 2020, 'Characterization and Quantification of Magnetofossils Within Abyssal Manganese Nodules From the Western Pacific Ocean and Implications for Nodule Formation', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 21, no. 3, e2019GC008811.
  • Li, J, Menguy, N, Roberts, AP, Gu, L, Leroy, E, Bourgon, J, Yang, XA, Zhao, X, Liu, PY, Changela, HG & Pan, YX 2020, 'Bullet-shaped magnetite biomineralization within a magnetotactic Deltaproteobacterium: implications for magnetofossil identification', Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 125, e2020JG005680.
  • Lin, W, Zhang, WS, Paterson, GA, Zhu, QY, Zhao, X, Knight, R, Bazylinski, DA, Roberts, AP & Pan, YX 2020, 'Expanding magnetic organelle biogenesis in the domain Bacteria', Microbiome, vol. 8, 152, doi:10.1186/s40168-020-00931-9.
  • Liu, PY, Liu, Y, Zhao, X, Roberts AP, Zhang, H, Zheng, Y, Wang FX, Wang LS, Menguy, N, Pan YX & Li JH 2020, 'Diverse phylogeny and morphology of magnetite biomineralized by magnetotactic cocci, Environmental Microbiology, vol. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.15254.
  • Qian, Y, Roberts, AP, Liu, Y, Hu, PX, Zhao, X, Heslop, D, Grant, KM, Rohling, EJ, Hennekam, R & Li, JH 2020, 'Assessment and integration of bulk and component-specific methods for identifying mineral magnetic assemblages in environmental magnetism', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 125, e2019JB019024.
  • Roberts, AP, Zhao, X, Heslop, D, Abrajevitch, A, Chen, Y-H, Hu, PX, Jiang, ZX, Liu, QS & Pillans, BJ 2020, 'Hematite (a-Fe2O3) quantification in sedimentary magnetism: limitations of existing proxies and ways forward', Geoscience Letters, vol. 7, no. 8, doi:10.1186/s40562-020-00157-5.
  • Roberts, AP, Zhao, X, Heslop, D, Abrajevitch, A, Chen, Y-H, Hu, PX, Jiang, ZX, Liu, QS & Pillans, BJ 2020, 'Hematite (a-Fe2O3) quantification in sedimentary magnetism: limitations of existing proxies and ways forward', Geoscience Letters, vol. 7, no. 8, doi:10.1186/s40562-020-00157-5.
  • Wang, F, Zhang, WG, Nian, XM, Roberts, AP, Zhao, X, Shang, Y, Ge, C & Dong, Y 2020, 'Magnetic evidence for Yellow River sediment in the late Holocene deposit of the Yangtze River Delta, China', Marine Geology, vol. 427, 106274.
  • Harrison, RJ, Zhao, X, Hu, PX, Sato, T, Heslop, D, Muxworthy, AR, Oda, H, Kuppili, VSC & Roberts AP 2019, 'Simulation of remanent, transient, and induced FORC diagrams for interacting particles with uniaxial, cubic, and hexagonal anisotropy', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 124, no. 12, pp. 12404-12429.
  • Roberts, AP, Hu, PX, Harrison, RJ, Heslop, D, Muxworthy, AR, Oda, H, Sato, T, Tauxe, L & Zhao, X 2019, 'Domain state diagnosis in rock magnetism: evaluation of potential alternatives to the Day diagram', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 124, no. 6, pp. 5286-5314.
  • Sato, T, Nakamura, N, Goto, K, Kumagai, Y, Nagahama, H, Minoura, K, Zhao, X, Heslop, D & Roberts AP 2019, 'Dating of tsunami boulders from Ishigaki Island, Japan, with a modified viscous remanent magnetization approach', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 520, pp. 94-104.
  • Liu, P, Yue, F, Liu, J et al 2018, 'Magnetostratigraphic dating of the Shixia red sediments and implications for formation of Nihewan paleo-lake, North China', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 193, pp. 118-128pp.
  • Paterson, G, Zhao, X, Jackson, M et al 2018, 'Measuring, Processing, and Analyzing Hysteresis Data', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 19, no. 7, pp. 1925-1945.
  • Ao, H, Roberts, AP, Dekkers, MJ, Liu, XD, Rohling, EJ, Shi, ZG, An, ZS & Zhao, X 2018, 'Reply to Zhang et al.: Late Miocene-Pliocene magnetochronology of the Shilou Red Clay on the eastern Chinese Loess Plateau', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 503, pp. 252-255.
  • Chang, L, Harrison, RJ, Zeng, F, Berndt, TA, Roberts, AP, Heslop, D & Zhao, X 2018, 'Coupled microbial bloom and oxygenation decline recorded by magnetofossils during the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum', Nature Communications, vol. 9, 4007, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06472-y.
  • Chou, YM, Jiang, XY, Liu, QS, ..., Roberts, AP, Zhao, X & Shen, C-C 2018, 'Multidecadally resolved polarity oscillations during a geomagnetic excursion', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115, no. 36, pp. 8913-8918.
  • Hu, P, Zhao, X, Roberts, AP, Heslop, D & Viscera Rossel, R 2018, 'Magnetic domain state diagnosis in soils, loess, and marine sediments from multiple first-order reversal curve-type diagrams', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 123, no. 2, pp. 998-1017.
  • Li, M, Ouyang, T, Roberts, AP, Heslop, D, Zhu, Z, Zhao, X, Tian, C, Peng, S, Zhong, H, Peng, X & Qiu, Y 2018, 'Influence of sea level change and centennial East Asian Monsoon variations on northern South China Sea sediments over the past 36 kyr', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 1674-1689.
  • Lin, W, Zhang, W, Zhao, X, Roberts, AP, Paterson, GA, Bazylinski, DA & Pan YX 2018, 'Genomic expansion of magnetotactic bacteria reveals an early common origin of magnetotaxis with lineage-specific evolution', The International Society of Microbial Ecology Journal, vol. 12, pp. 1508-1519.
  • Roberts, AP, Tauxe, L, Heslop, D, Zhao, X & Jiang ZX 2018, 'A Critical Appraisal of the "Day" Diagram', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 123, no. 4, pp. 2618-2644.
  • Roberts, AP, Zhao, X, Harrison, RJ, Heslop, D, Muxworthy, AR, Rowan, CJ, Larrasoaña, JC & Florindo, F 2018, 'Signatures of reductive magnetic mineral diagenesis from unmixing of first-order reversal curves', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 123, no. 6, pp. 4500-4522.
  • Zhao, X., Fujii, M., Suganuma, Y., and Zhao, X., 'Applying the Burr Type XII Distribution to Decompose Remanent Magnetization Curves', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 123, no. 10, pp. 8298-8311.
  • Chen, L, Heslop, D, Roberts, AP, Chang, L, Zhao, X, McGregor, HV, Marino, G, Rodriguez-Sanz, L, Rohling, EJ & Pälike, H 2017, 'Remanence acquisition efficiency in biogenic and detrital magnetite and recording of geomagnetic paleointensity', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 18, pp. 1435-1450.
  • Jiang, ZX, Liu, QS, Dekkers, MJ, Zhao, X, Roberts, AP, Yang, ZY, Jin, CS & Liu, JX 2017, 'Remagnetization mechanisms in Triassic red beds from South China', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 479, pp. 219-230.
  • Roberts, AP, Almeida, TP, Church, NS, Harrison, RJ, Heslop, D, Li, YL, Li, JH, Muxworthy, AR, Williams, W & Zhao, X 2017, 'Resolving the origin of pseudo-single domain magnetic behavior', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 122, no. 12, pp. 9534-9558.
  • Shi, MN, Wu, HC, Roberts, AP, Zhang, SH, Zhao, XX, Li, HY, Su, X, Yang, TS, Chang, L, Hu, PX, Zhao, X & Wang, HQ 2017, 'Tectonic, climatic, and diagenetic control of magnetic properties of sediments from Kumano Basin, Nankai margin, southwestern Japan', Marine Geology, vol. 391, pp. 1-12.
  • Zhao, X, Roberts, AP, Heslop, D, Paterson, GA, Li, YL & Li, JH 2017, 'Magnetic domain state diagnosis using hysteresis reversal curves', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 122, pp. 4767-4789.
  • Ouyang, T, Li, M, Zhao, X et al 2016, 'Sensitivity of Sediment Magnetic Records to Climate Change during Holocene for the Northern South China Sea', Frontiers in Earth Science, vol. 4, no. -, pp. -.
  • Ao, H, Roberts, AP, Dekkers, MJ, Liu, XD, Rohling, EJ, Shi, ZG, An, ZS & Zhao, X 2016, 'Late Miocene-Pliocene Asian monsoon intensification linked to Antarctic ice-sheet growth', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 444, pp. 75-87.
  • Chang, L, Bolton, CT, Dekkers, MJ, Hayashida, A, Heslop, D, Krijgsman, W, Kodama, K, Paterson, GA, Roberts, AP, Rohling, EJ, Yamamoto, Y & Zhao, X 2016, 'Asian monsoon modulation of nonsteady state diagenesis in hemipelagic marine sediments offshore of Japan', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 17, pp. 4383-4398.
  • Chang, L, Roberts, AP, Heslop, D, Hayashida, A, Li, JH, Zhao, X, Tian, W & Huang, QH 2016, 'Widespread occurrence of silicate-hosted magnetic mineral inclusions in marine sediments and their contribution to paleomagnetic recording', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 121, pp. 8415-8431.
  • Jiang, ZX, Liu, QS, Zhao, X, Roberts, AP, Heslop, D, Barrón, V & Torrent, J 2016, 'Magnetism of Al-substituted magnetite reduced from Al-hematite', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol. 121, pp. 4195-4210.
  • Ouyang, T, Tang, Z, Zhao, X et al 2015, 'Magnetic mineralogy of a weathered tropical basalt, Hainan Island, South China', Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, vol. 240, no. 2015, pp. 105-113.
  • Zhao, X, Heslop, D & Roberts, AP 2015, 'A protocol for variable-resolution first-order reversal curve measurements', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 1364-1377.
  • Roberts, AP, Heslop, D, Zhao, X & Pike CR 2014, 'Understanding fine magnetic particle systems through use of first-order reversal curve (FORC) diagrams', Reviews of Geophysics, vol. 52, pp. 557-602.
  • Bolton, CT, Chang, L, Clemens, SC, Kodama, K, Ikehara, M, Medina-Elizalde, M, Paterson, GA, Roberts AP, Rohling, EJ, Yamamoto, Y & Zhao, X 2013, 'A 500,000 year record of Indian summer monsoon dynamics recorded by eastern equatorial Indian Ocean upper water-column structure', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 77, pp. 167-180.