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John Dearing

Professor John Dearing is Professor in Physical Geography within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

His research interests include:

  • Global environmental change, particularly the integration of climate, human activities and environmental processes.
  • Reconstructing long-term environmental change and ecological services through analyses of lake sediments, particularly through mineral magnetic measurements, and other archives.
  • Understanding the complexity of modern and future environmental systems from past records and modelling.

As a recipient of the Murchison Award (2014), given by the Royal Geographical Society in recognition for publications contributing to the understanding of environmental change, he has been involved in close collaborations with Chinese research institutions working on social, ecological and environmental issues in China since 2001. Recently, he was awarded a visiting professorship by Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology during 2014-2015.


Research projects grants and contracts

2014-2015 (Sept-Jan) Visiting Academy of Sciences International Professorship, NIGLAS, Nanjing \u2013 Syndromes of social-ecological systems

2012 Dearing PI NERC ESPA Putting Research into Use Grant \u2018Poverty and ecology: communicating complexity\u2019

2012-2013 Dearing PI ESPA EIRG Grant \u2018Safeoperating spaces for regional rural development: a new conceptual tool for evaluating complex socio-ecological dynamics\u2019, March 2012-Apr 2013

2011-2013 Dearing PI NERC/ESRC/DfID Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation application (lead PI with Dawson, Treves, Sillitoe, Zhang, Yang) \u2018Poverty and ecology: developing an evolutionary approach\u2019 UK weblink

2007 Prof J A Dearing Royal Society Conference Grant, Long term sustainability of two Chinese lake-catchment systems, (INQUA-Cairns).

2006 Prof J A Dearing Royal Society Conference Grant Human-environment interactions: past, present and future (PAGES OSM- Beijing).

2003-2006 Prof J A Dearing, Prof Yu Lizhong, UK Royal Society-NSFC, Historical reconstruction of human impact on the Lower Yangzte River.

2002 Prof J.A. Dearing, Royal Society, Study visit to Liverpool for scientists from China,

2001-2004 Prof. J.A. Dearing, Prof. R. Thompson, Prof. M. Elvin, Leverhulme Trust, Human and climate impacts on water resources in China: learning from the past,

Web sites

\u2018Complex social-ecological systems: linking theory and reality\u2019 Updated pages in English/Chinese http://www.complexity.soton.ac.uk

\u2018Sustainable Chinese agriculture\u2019 New entry case-study for Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE) in English. http://ihopenet.org/sustainable-chinese-agriculture/

Professional activities

Board member International Consultation Panel for the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) at East China Normal University, Shanghai, 16th-17th October 2014.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Lake Sciences, NIGLAS, Nanjing

MSc/PhD Supervision

Sida Zhuang (Soton), Agricultural intensification and farm field size in China (with Jadu Dash), 2015-2016

Xu Min (NIGLAS) – Lake ecosystem services in the lower Yangtze basin (with Zhang Xiangdong), 2014-

Ying Wang (Soton), Simulating complex hydro-geomorphic changes in lake-catchment systems (with David Sear). PhD awarded August 2013, University of Southampton.

Rong Wang (Soton), Complex dynamical changes in the trophic status of Erhai lake, China based on palaeolimnology and modelling (with Peter Langdon). PhD awarded March 2013, University of Southampton.



Shu, J. , Dearing, J.A. , Morse, A.P., Yu, L. and Li, C. 2000. Magnetic properties of daily sampled total suspended particulates in Shanghai, Environmental Science & Technology, 34, 2393-2400.

Chen, J., Ji, J., Chen, Y., An, Z., Dearing, J.A. and Wang, Y. 2000. Use of rubidium to date loess and paleosols of the Louchan sequence, central China. Quaternary Research 54, 198-205.


Shu, J., Dearing, J.A., Morse, A.P., Yu, L. and Yuan, N. 2001. Determining the sources of atmospheric particulates in Shanghai, China, from magnetic and geochemical properties, Atmospheric Environment 35, 2615-2625


Elvin, M., Crook, D.S., Jones, R.T. and Dearing, J.A. 2002. The Impact of Clearance and Irrigation on the Environment in the Lake Erhai Catchment from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century, East Asian Studies, 23, 1-60.


Xie, H., Zhang, W., Gu, C., Dai, X., Yu, L. and Dearing, J.A. 2006. Magnetic properties of sediments from Lake Chaohu and its response to sedimentary dynamics. Journal of Lake Science 18, 43-48 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Shen, J., Jones, R.T., Yang, X., Dearing, J.A., Wang, S. 2006. The Holocene vegetation history of Erhai Lake, Yunnan Province southwestern China: The role of climate and human forcings. The Holocene. 16, 265-276 DOI: 10.1191/0959683606h1923rp


Zhang, W., Dai., X., Zhang, F., Shi, Y., Yu, L. and Dearing, J.A. 2007. Magnetic properties of sediments from the Chaohu lake for the last 7000 years and their implications for the evolution of Asian Monsoon. Quaternary Sciences 27, 1053-1062 (in Chinese with English abstract).


Dearing, J.A., Jones, R.T., Shen, J., Yang, X., Boyle, J.F., Foster, G.C., Crook, D.S. and Elvin, M.J.D. 2008. Using multiple archives to understand past and present climate\u2013human\u2013environment interactions: the lake Erhai catchment, Yunnan Province, China (invited Deevey and Frey Review Article), J. Paleolimnology 40:3-31. 10.1007/s10933-007-9182-2

Crook D.C., Elvin M, Jones R.J., Shen Ji and Dearing J.A. 2008. The History of Irrigation and Water Control in China\u2019s Erhai Catchment: Mitigation and Adaptation to Environmental Change. In Wiegandt, E (ed) Mountains:Sources of Water, Sources of Knowledge. Series: Advances in Global Change Research vol. 31. Kluwer Publications. 21-42, pp. 382 10.1007/978-1-4020-6748-8_3

Dearing, J.A. 2008. Landscape change and resilience theory: a palaeoenvironmental assessment from Yunnan, SW China. The Holocene 18, 117-127. doi: 10.1177/0959683607085601


Dai X., Yu L., Dearing, J.A., Zhang W., Shi Y., Zhang F., Gu C., Boyle, J.F, Coulthard, T.J. and Foster, G.C. 2009. The recent history of hydro-geomorphic processes in the upper Hangbu river system, Anhui Province, China. Geomorphology 106, 363-375. Doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.11.016

Yan Z., Gu H., Dai Y., Wu X., Dearing, J.A., Zhang, W. and Yu L. 2009. Population, land use and environmental impacts in Shucheng County, Anhui Province, China during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Environment and History 15, 61-78 doi:10.3197/096734009X404662

Crook D.S., Dearing J.A. Jones R. and Elvin M. 2011. An inter-continental comparison between the environmental histories of two Lake Catchment systems in montane environments of France and South West China. Water History 3, 95-120.


Dearing, J.A., Yang, X., Dong, X., Zhang, E., Chen, X., Langdon, P.G., Zhang, K., Zhang, W. and Dawson, T.P. 2012. Extending the timescale and range of ecosystem services through paleoenvironmental analyses: the example of the lower Yangtze basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, E1111-1120 doi:10.1073/pnas.1118263109

Wang, R., Dearing, J.A., Langdon, P.G., Zhang, E., Yang, X., Dakos, V., Scheffer, M. 2012. Flickering gives early warning signals of a critical transition to a eutrophic lake state. Nature 492, 419\u2013422. DOI 10.1038/nature11655


Dearing, J.A., Wang, R., Zhang, K., Dyke, J.G., Haberl, H., Hossain, M.S., Langdon, P.G., Lenton, T.M., Raworth, K., Brown, S., Carstensen, J., Cole, M.J., Cornell, S.E., Dawson, T.P., Doncaster, C.P., Eigenbrod, F., Flörken, M., Jeffers, E., Mackay, A.S., Nykvist, B., Poppy, G.M. 2014. Safe and just operating spaces for regional social-ecological system. Global Environmental Change 28, 227-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.012


Zhang, K., Dearing, J.A., Dawson, T.P., Dong, X., Yang, X., Zhang, W. 2015. Poverty alleviation strategies in eastern China lead to critical ecological dynamics, Science of the Total Environment 506\u2013507, 164\u2013181. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.096

Pete Langdon

Cao, Y., Zhang, E., Langdon, P. G., Liu, E., & Shen, J. (2014). Chironomid-inferred environmental change over the past 1400 years in the shallow, eutrophic Taibai Lake (south-east China): Separating impacts of climate and human activity. The Holocene, 24(5), 581\u2013590. doi:10.1177/0959683614522308

Cook, C. G., Jones, R. T., Langdon, P. G., Leng, M. J., & Zhang, E. (2011). New insights on Late Quaternary Asian palaeomonsoon variability and the timing of the Last Glacial Maximum in southwestern China. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(7-8), 808\u2013820. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.01.003

Cook, C. G., Leng, M. J., Jones, R. T., Langdon, P. G., & Zhang, E. (2012). Lake ecosystem dynamics and links to climate change inferred from a stable isotope and organic palaeorecord from a mountain lake in southwestern China (ca. 22.6\u201310.5 cal ka BP). Quaternary Research, 77(1), 132\u2013137. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2011.09.011

Dearing, J. a., Wang, R., Zhang, K., Dyke, J. G., Haberl, H., Hossain, M. S., \u2026 Poppy, G. M. (2014). Safe and just operating spaces for regional social-ecological systems. Global Environmental Change, 28, 227\u2013238. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.012

Jones, R. T., Cook, C. G., Zhang, E. L., Langdon, P. G., Jordan, J., & Turney, C. (2012). Holocene environmental change at Lake Shudu, Yunnan Province, southwestern China. Hydrobiologia, 693(1), 223\u2013235. doi:10.1007/s10750-012-1124-y

Wang, R., Dearing, J. a., Langdon, P. G., Zhang, E., Yang, X., Dakos, V., & Scheffer, M. (2012). Flickering gives early warning signals of a critical transition to a eutrophic lake state. Nature, 492(7429), 419\u2013422. doi:10.1038/nature11655

Yao, Y., Zhang, E., Kuhn, N., Jones, R., Langdon, P., Shen, J., & Greenwood, P. (2013). Sediment provenance in the Shudu Lake basin , northwest Yunnan Province , China , as revealed by composite fingerprinting. Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin, 144(1), 17\u201329. doi:10.12854/erde-144-2

Zhang, E., Cao, Y., Langdon, P., Jones, R., Yang, X., & Shen, J. (2012). Alternate trajectories in historic trophic change from two lakes in the same catchment, Huayang Basin, middle reach of Yangtze River, China. Journal of Paleolimnology, 48(2), 367\u2013381. doi:10.1007/s10933-012-9608-3

Zhang, E., Cao, Y., Langdon, P., & Wang, Q. (2013). Within-lake variability of subfossil chironomid assemblage in a large, deep subtropical lake (Lugu lake, southwest China). Journal of Limnology, 72(1), 117\u2013126. doi:10.4081/jlimnol.2013.e10

Zhang, E., Jones, R., Bedford, A., Langdon, P., & Tang, H. (2007). A chironomid-based salinity inference model from lakes on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Paleolimnology, 38(4), 477\u2013491. doi:10.1007/s10933-006-9080-z

Zhang, E., Langdon, P., Tang, H., Jones, R., Yang, X., & Shen, J. (2011). Ecological influences affecting the distribution of larval chironomid communities in the lakes on Yunnan Plateau, SW China. Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv Für Hydrobiologie, 179(2), 103\u2013113. doi:10.1127/1863-9135/2011/0179-0103

Zhang, E., Liu, E., Jones, R., Langdon, P., Yang, X., & Shen, J. (2010). A 150-year record of recent changes in human activity and eutrophication of Lake Wushan from the middle reach of the Yangze River, China. Journal of Limnology, 69(2), 235\u2013241. doi:10.3274/JL10-69-2-06

Zhang, E., Tang, H., Cao, Y., Langdon, P., Wang, R., Yang, X., & Shen, J. (2013). The effects of soil erosion on chironomid assemblages in Lugu Lake over the past 120 years. International Review of Hydrobiology, 98(3), 165\u2013172. doi:10.1002/iroh.201301468

Shengjie Lai

Lai S*, Qin Y*, Cowling BJ*, Ren X, Wardrop NA, Gilbert M, Tsang TK, Wu P, Feng L, Jiang H, Peng Z, Zheng J, Liao Q, Li S, Horby PW, Farrar JJ, Gao GF, Tatem AJ, Yu H(2015). Global epidemiology of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection in humans, 1997 \u2013 2015: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Infectious Disease. (Under review)

Lai S*, Zhou H*, Xiong W*, Gilbert M, Huang Z, Yu J, Yin W, Wang L, Chen Q, Li Y, Mu D, Zeng L, Ren X, Geng M, Zhang Z, Li Z, Wardrop N A, Tatem A J, Yu H. The re-emergence of human brucellosis in china: a descriptive analysis of 60 years of nationwide surveillance data. Emerg Infect Dis. (Under review)

Chen W*, Lai S*, Yang Y, Liu K, Li X, Yao H, Li Y, Zhou H, Wang L, Mu D, Yin W, Fang L, Yu H, Cao W. Mapping the distribution of anthrax in mainland China, 2005-2013. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Under review)

Sun R*, Lai S*, Yang Y, Liu K, Li X, Yao H, Zhou H, Li Y, Wang L, Mu D, Yin W, Fang L, Yu H, Cao W. Mapping the Distribution of Tick-Borne Encephalitis in Mainland China. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Under review)

Gaughan AE, Stevens FR, Huang Z, Nieves J, Sorichetta A, Lai S, Ye X, Linard C, Hornby G, Hay SI, Yu H, Tatem AJ. Spatiotemporal Patterns of Population in Mainland China, 1990 to 2010. Scientific Data. (Under review)

Boeckel TPV, Takahashi S, Liao Q, Xing W, Lai S, Hsiao V, Liu F, Zheng Y, Chang Z, Yuan C, Metcalf CJE, Yu H, Grenfell BT. Hand, foot, and mouth Disease in China: Critical Community Size and Spatial Vaccination Strategies. Scientific Report. (Under review)

Lai S*, Huang Z*, Zhou H*, Anders KL, Perkins TA, Yin W, Li Y, Mu D, Chen Q, Zhang Z, Qiu Y, Wang L, Zhang H, Zeng L, Ren X, Geng M, Li Z, Tatem AJ, Hany SI, Yu H (2015). The Changing Epidemiology of Dengue in China, 1990-2014: a descriptive analysis of 25 years of Nationwide Surveillance Data. BMC Med. 2015(13):100. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/13/100

Li Z, Yang Y, Xiao N, Zhou S, Lin K, Wang D, Zhang Q, Jiang W, Li M, Feng X, Yu J, Ren X, Lai S, Sun J, Fang Z, Hu W, Clements AC, Zhou X, Yu H, Yang W (2015). Malaria imported from Ghana by returning gold miners, China, 2013. Emerg Infect Dis 21(5). http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/21/5/14-1712_article

Yu J*, Jing H*, Lai S*, Xu W, Li M, Wu J, Liu W, Yuan Z, Chen Y, Zhao S, Wang X, Zhao Z, Ran L, Wu S, Klena J D, Feng L, Li F, Ye X, Qiu Y, Wang X, Yu H, Li Z, Yang W (2015). Etiology of diarrhea among children under the age five in China: Results from a five-year surveillance. Journal of Infection, 71(1):19-27. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0163445315000754

Zhang Q*, Lai S*, Zheng C, Zhang H, Zhou S, Hu W, Clements AC, Zhou X, Yang W, Hay SI, Yu H, Li Z (2014). The epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum malaria in China, 2004-2012: from intensified control to elimination. Malar J 13(1):419. http://www.malariajournal.com/content/13/1/419

Zhang H, Li Z, Lai S, Clements A, Wang L, Yin W, Zhou H, Yu H, Hu W, Yang W (2014). Evaluation of the performance of a dengue outbreak detection tool for China. PLoS One 9(8):e106144. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0106144

Li Z*, Lai S*, Zhang H, Wang L, Zhou D, Liu J, Lan Y, Ma J, Yu H, Buckeridge D, Pittayawonganan C, Clements A, Hu W, Yang W (2014). Hand, foot and mouth disease in China: evaluating the effectiveness of an automated system for the detection of outbreaks. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 92:656-663. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/92/9/13-130666/en/

Feng L, Li Z, Zhao S, Nair H, Lai S, Xu W, Li M, Wu J, Ren L, Liu W, Yuan Z, Chen Y, Wang X, Zhao Z, Zhang H, Li F, Ye X, Li S, Feikin D, Yu H, Yang W (2014). Viral etiologies of hospitalized acute lower respiratory infection patients in China, 2009-2013. PLoS One 9(6):e99419. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0099419

Gilbert M, Golding N, Zhou H, Wint G, Robinson T, Tatem A, Lai S, Zhou S, Jiang H, Guo D, Huang Z, Messina J, Xiao X, Linard C, Boeckel T, Martin V, Bhatt S, Gething P, Farrar J, Hay S, and Yu H (2014). Predicting the risk of avian influenza A H7N9 infection in live-poultry markets across Asia. Nature Communication 5:4116. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5116. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140617/ncomms5116/full/ncomms5116.html

Shi R, Wang J, Xu C, Lai S, Yang W (2014). Spatiotemporal pattern of hand-foot-mouth disease in China: an analysis of empirical orthogonal functions. Public Health 128: p.367-375. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350614000079

Zhang H*, Lai S*, Wang L, Zhao D, Zhou D, Lan Y, Buckeridge DL, Li Z, and Yang W (2013). Improving the Performance of Outbreak Detection Algorithms by Classifying the Levels of Disease Incidence. PLoS One 8(8): p. e71803. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0071803

Li Z*, Lai S*, Buckeridge DL, Zhang H, Lan Y, and Yang W (2012). Adjusting Outbreak Detection Algorithms for Surveillance during Epidemic and Non-epidemic Periods. J Am Med Inform Assoc 19(e1): p. e51\u2013e53. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3392870/

Li Z, Yin W, Clements A, Clements G, Lai S, Zhou H, Zhao D, Guo Y, Zhang Y, Wang J, Hu W, and Yang W (2012). Spatiotemporal analysis of indigenous and imported dengue fever cases in Guangdong province, China. BMC Infect Dis 12: p. 132. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-132. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/132

Hu M, Li Z, Wang J, Jia L, Liao Y, Lai S, Guo Y, Zhao D, and Yang W (2012). Determinants of the Incidence of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in China Using Geographically Weighted Regression Models. PLoS One 7(6): p. e38978. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0038978

Li X, Wang J, Yang W, Li Z, and Lai S (2012). A spatial scan statistic for nonisotropic two-level risk cluster. Stat Med 31(2): p 177-187. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21850654

Li X, Wang J, Yang W, Li Z, Lai S. (2011) A spatial scan statistic for multiple clusters. Mathematical Biosciences 233(2): p.135-142. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21827771

Wang J, Guo Y, Christakos G, Yang W, Liao Y, Li Z, Li X, Lai S, Chen H. (2011) Hand, foot and mouth disease: spatiotemporal transmission and climate. International Journal of Health Geographics 10: p.25. http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com/content/10/1/25

Wang J, Reis B, Hu M, Christakos G, Yang W, Sun Q, Li Z, Li X, Lai S, Chen H, Wang D. (2011) Area disease estimation based on sentinel hospital records. PLoS One 6(8): p.e23428. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0023428

Chen Y, Li Z, Han D, Cui D, Chen X, Zheng S, Yu F, Liu J, Lai S, Yan Y, Lin Z, Shi Z, Wu T, Li L, and Yang W. (2013) Viral agents associated with acute diarrhea among outpatient children in southeastern China. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 32(7): p.285-290. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23407102

Yang W, Li Z, Lan Y, Wang J, Ma J, Jin L, Sun Q, Lv W, Lai S, Liao Y, and Hu W (2011). A nationwide web-based automated system for early outbreak detection and rapid response in China. Western Pac Surveill Response J 2(1). doi: 10.5365/wpsar.2010.1.1.009. http://ojs.wpro.who.int/ojs/index.php/wpsar/article/view/112/19

Selected Publication in Chinese Journals

Yu J*, Lai S*, Wang X, Liao Q, Feng L, Ran L, Xu W, Qiu Y, Zhang Z, Li M, Wu J, Liu W, Yuan Z, Chen Y, Zhao S, Wang X, Zhao Z, Yu H, Jing H, Li Z, Yang W (2015). Analysis of epidemiology characteristics of norovirus among diarrheal outpatients in 27 provinces in China, 2009-2013. Chinese Journal of Epidemiology 36(3): p.199-204. PubMed PMID: 25975393. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/376728/

Lai S*, Miniota J*, Wang L, et al. Assessing potential airlines and the risk of Ebola virus importation from west African countries into China. Chin Sci Bull (Chin Ver), 2014, 59(36): 3572-3580. doi: 10.1360/N972014-01201. http://csb.scichina.com:8080/EN/abstract/abstract516114.shtml

Feng L*, Lai S*, Li F, Ye X, Li S, Zhang H, Li Z, Yu H, Yang W. (2014) Viral etiologies of hospitalized pneumonia patients aged less than five years in six provinces, 2009-2012. Chinese Journal of Epidemiology 35(6): p.646-649. PubMed PMID: 25174464 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265212945_Viral_etiologies_of_hospitalized_pneumonia_patients_aged_less_than_five_years_in_six_provinces_2009-2012

Lai S, Liao Y, Zhang H, Li X, Ren X, Li F, Yu J, Wang L, Yu H, Lan Y, Li Z, Wang J, Yang W. (2014) Comparing the performance of temporal model and temporal-spatial model for outbreak detection in China Infectious Disease Automated-alert and Response System, 2011-2013, China. Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine 48(4): p.259-64. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2014.04.005 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263516204_Comparing_the_performance_of_temporal_model_and_temporal-spatial_model_for_outbreak_detection_in_China_Infectious_Diseases_Automated-alert_and_Response_System_2011-2013_China

Lv W*, Lai S*, Tang Z, Deng G, Fu Z, Zhang H, Li Z, Yang W. (2013) Application of the China Infectious Diseases Automated-alert and Response System in Guangxi, 2009-2011. Chinese Journal of Epidemiology 34(6): p.589-593. PubMed PMID: 24125610. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257813190_Application_of_the_China_Infectious_Diseases_Automated-alert_and_Response_System_in_Guangxi_2009-2011

Lai S, Li Z, Zhang H, Lan Y, Yang W. (2011) The comparison of two different types of baseline data regarding the performance of aberration detection algorithm for infectious disease outbreaks. Chinese Journal of Epidemiology 32(6): p.579-582. PubMed PMID: 21781476. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51513804_The_comparison_of_two_different_types_of_baseline_data_regarding_the_performance_of_aberration_detection_algorithm_for_infectious_disease_outbreaks

Book Chapters

Li Z, Lai S, et al. (2012) Chapter 15: Researches on HFMD outbreak early detection. And Lai S, Li Z, et al. Chapter 16: Evaluation of a temporal model and a temporal-spatial model for outbreak detection. In: Yang Weizhong (Ed), Early Warning of Infectious Disease: Theory and Practice. People’s Medical Publishing House: Beijing. p.289-312. (Chinese)

Lai S, Wu J, and Liang W. (2011) The surveillance and Early Detection of Public Health Emergency Events. In: 10000 Selected Problems in Sciences (Medicine). Science Press: Beijing. p. 770-772. (Chinese)


Scientific Meeting Convenor

International Paleolimnology Symposium, Lanzhou, August 2015. Session: Integrating lake sediment and other records as a foundation for understanding the functioning of regional social-ecological systems (with Peter Gell).

NIGLAS, Nanjing. Visiting Professorship Inaugural Presentation, 4th September 2014. Chinese lake sediment records and complex human-environment interactions: the story so far\u2026..

Presentations and seminars

NIGLAS, Nanjing. The 11th East Eurasia International Workshop, Nanjing

14th October 2014. Studying nonlinear environmental change through lake sediments.

East China Normal University, Shanghai, SKLEC Workshop 16-17th October 2014. Social-ecological dynamics of the lower Yangtze basin.

Yunnan Institute of Environmental Sciences, Kunming, 23rd October 2014. Studying nonlinear environmental change through lake sediments.
School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Department of Geography, 3rd November 2014. Chinese lake sediment records and complex human-environment interactions

NIGLAS, Nanjing, Graduate Course, 6th November 2014. 1. Research Methods; 2. A Nonlinear World

NIGLAS, Nanjing, Graduate Course, 13th November 2014. 1. Palaeolimnology and Global Questions; 2. Regional Human-Environment Interactions

Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change, Lanzhou University, 24th November 2014. Chinese lake sediment records and complex human-environment interactions: Erhai, Yunnan Province.

Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change, Lanzhou University, 25th November 2014. Chinese lake sediment records and complex human- environment interactions: the lower Yangtze basin.

NIGLAS, Nanjing. Visiting Professorship Leaving Presentation, 16th January 2015. Chinese lake sediment records and complex human-environment interactions: the story continued\u2026..

Shengjie Lai

Lai S, Li Z, Zhang H, Zhao D, Zhou D, Lan Y, Buckeridge D, Clements A, Hu W, Yang W. An early warning and response system for hand, foot and mouth Disease in China, 2011-2012. Oral presented at the 2013 Conference of ISEE, ISES and ISIAQ in Basel, Switzerland, August 19-23, 2013.

Lai S, Zhang J, Liu Y, Long H, Jiraphongsa C, Pittayawonganon C, Li Z. A Varicella Outbreak among Schoolchildren – Guilin, China, 2012. Poster presented at the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network\u2019s (TEPHINET) Seventh Global Scientific Conference in Amman, Jordan, November 10-15, 2012

Zhao D, Li Z, Zhang Y, Yin W, Song T, He J, Lai S, Clements A, Hu W, Yang W. The effects of imported cases, climatic variability and vector population on dengue in Guangzhou City, China, 2001-2010. And Zhang H, Li Z, Lai S, Clements A, Hu W, Yang W. Performance evaluation of an early warning system for dengue outbreak detection, China, 2009-2011. Poster presented at the 2013 Conference of ISEE, ISES and ISIAQ in Basel, Switzerland, August 19-23, 2013.

Staff & PHD Students