Education and Appointments:
9/2009 - 6/2013, B. Sc., Geology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
9/2013 - 6/2016, M. Sc., Mineralogy, Petrology, Mineral Deposit Geology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
9/2016 - 12/2019, Ph. D., Mineralogy, Petrology, Mineral Deposit Geology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Current Research Interest:
- Clay and iron mineralogy.
- Spectroscopic effect of clay-mineral evolution.
- Pedogenesis of soils with redoximorphic features in southern China.
- Paleoclimate and paleoenvironment.
- Statistical modelling in soil science.
Spectral fusion analysis to decipher the clay-mineral evolution and its paleoclimate record in loess sequences in the South Luo River region, funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2020-2022.
Selected Publications (* author for correspondence):
Zhao, L., Hong, H., Fang, Q., et al., 2020. Potential of VNIR spectroscopy for prediction of clay mineralogy and magnetic properties, and its paleoclimatic application to two contrasting Quaternary soil deposits. CATENA 184, 104239.
Zhao, L., Hong, H., Liu, J., et al., 2018. Assessing the utility of visible-to-shortwave infrared reflectance spectroscopy for analysis of soil weathering intensity and paleoclimate reconstruction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 512, 80-94.
Zhao, L., Hong, H., Fang, Q., et al., 2017. Monsoonal climate evolution in southern China since 1.2 Ma: New constraints from Fe-oxide records in the red earth sediments from the Shengli section, Chengdu Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 473,1-15.
Hong, H., Zhao, L., Fang, Q., et al., 2019. Volcanic sources and diagenetic alteration of Permian–Triassic boundary K-bentonites in Guizhou Province, South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 519, 141-153.
Fang, Q., Hong, H., Zhao, L., et al., 2017. Tectonic uplift-induced monsoonal changes promoted hominin occupation of the Luonan Basin: Insights from a loess-paleosol sequence, eastern Qinling Mountains, central China. Quaternary Science Reviews 169, 312-329.
Hong, H., Fang, Q., Zhao, L., et al., 2017. Clay mineralogy of altered tephra beds and facies correlation between the Permian-Triassic boundary stratigraphic sets, Guizhou, south China. Applied Clay Science 143, 10-21.
Fang, Q., Hong, H., Zhao, L., et al., 2018. Visible and Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy for Investigating Soil Mineralogy: A Review. Journal of Spectroscopy 2018, 1-14.
Hong, H., Chen, S., Fang, Q., Algeo, T.J. and Zhao, L., 2019. Adsorption of organic matter on clay minerals in the Dajiuhu peat soil chronosequence, South China. Applied Clay Science 178, 105125.
Hong, H., Algeo, T.J., Fang, Q., Zhao, L., et al., 2019. Facies dependence of the mineralogy and geochemistry of altered volcanic ash beds: An example from Permian-Triassic transition strata in southwestern China. Earth-Science Reviews 190, 58-88.
Fang, Q., Hong, H., Furnes, H., Chorover, J., Luo, Q., Zhao, L., et al., 2019. Surficial weathering of kaolin regolith in a subtropical climate: Implications for supergene pedogenesis and bedrock argillization. Geoderma 337,225-237.
Fang, Q., Hong, H., Chen, Z.Q., Yu, J., Wang, C., Yin, K., Zhao, L., Liu, Z., Cheng, F., Gong, N., Furnes, H., 2017. Microbial proliferation coinciding with volcanism during the Permian–Triassic transition: New, direct evidence from volcanic ashes, South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 474, 164-186.
Fang, Q., Churchman, G. J., Hong, H., Chen, Z.Q., Yu, J., Wang, C., Zhao, L. Furnes, H., 2017. New insights into microbial smectite illitization using short-wavelength infrared spectroscopy together with conventional clay mineralogical analyses. Applied Clay Science 140, 96-111.
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