Prof. Zong, Y Q


Prof. Zong, Yongqiang


Before gaining a PhD degree in Durham University, UK in 1993, he had self-studied marine geology while working as a shop assistant in a butcher shop of Guangzhou and learned coastal geomorphology and Quaternary science while working as a research assistant in Guangzhou Institute of Geography. Between 1993 and 2008, he was a postdoctoral research assistant, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Geography of Durham University. Since 2008, he has served the University of Hong Kong as an Associate Professor and Professor, directing the development of the environmental science major programme. He is currently Editor in Chief of the international journal, Geomorphology. 

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ENVS3004    Environment, society and economics
ENVS3007    Natural harzards and mitigation
ENVS4999    Environmental science project

Selected Publications

  1. Zong Y, Chen Z, Innes JB, Chen C, Wang Z, Wang H. 2007. Fire and flood management of coastal swamp enabled first rice paddy cultivation in east China. Nature 449, 459-462.
  2. Innes JB, Zong Y, Wang Z, Chen Z. 2014. Climatic and palaeoecological changes during the mid- to Late Holocene transition in eastern China: high-resolution pollen and non-pollen palynomorph analysis at Pingwang, Yangtze coastal lowlands. Quaternary Science Reviews 99: 164-175.
  3. Liu T, Liu Y, Sun Q, Zong Y, Finlayson B, Chen Z. 2017. Early Holocene groundwater table fluctuations in relation to rice domestication in the middle Yangtze River basin, China. Quaternary Science Reviews 155: 79-85.
  4. Xiong H, Zong Y, Qian P, Huang G, Fu S. 2018. Holocene sea-level history of the northern coast of South China Sea. Quaternary Science Reviews 194: 12-26.
  5. Tam CY, Zong Y, Kamaludin bH, Hamlee bI, Habibah bJ, Xiong H, Huang G, Sun Y, Wu PP, Zheng Z. 2018. A below-the-present late Holocene relative sea level and the glacial isostatic adjustment during the Holocene in the Malay Peninsula. Quaternary Science Reviews 201: 206-222.