Prof. Tangfu Xiao

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Professor in Environmental Geochemistry

State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, China

Vice director



2001 Ph.D., University of Quebecat at Chicoutimi

1995 M.S., China University of Geosciences

1992 B.S., Chengdu Institute of Geology

Publications (selected)

  1. Ning ZP, Xiao TF, Xiao EZ. Antimony in the soil-plant system in a Sb mining/smelting area of southwest China. International Journal of Phytoremediation 2015, 00: 1-9.
  2. Ning ZP, He LB, Xiao TF, Marton L. High Accumulation and Subcellular Distribution of Thallium in Green Cabbage (Brassica Oleracea L. Var. Capitata L.). International Journal of Phytoremediation 2015, 00: 1-8.
  3. Sun W, Xiao TF, Sun M, Dong Y, Ning Z, Xiao E, Tang S, Li J. Diversity of the sediment microbial community in the Aha watershed (southwest China) in response to acid mine drainage pollution gradients. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2015, 81: 000-000.
  4. Sun JL, Zou X, Xiao TF, Jia YL, Ning ZP, Sun M, Liu YZ, Jiang T. Biosorption and bioaccumulation of thallium by thallium-tolerant fungal isolates. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2015.
  5. Lin WJ, Xiao TF, Zhou WC, Ning ZP. Pb, Zn, and Cd distribution and migration at a historical zinc smelting site. Polish Journal of Environmental Study 2015, 24(2): 575-583.
  6. Liu YZ, Xiao TF, Philippe CB, Zhu JM, Ning ZP, Li HJ. Potential health risk in areas with high naturally-occurring cadmium background in southwestern China. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2015, 112: 122-131.
  7. Sun M, Xiao TF, Ning ZP, Xiao EZ, Sun WM. Microbial community analysis in rice paddy soils irrigated by acid mine drainage contaminated water. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2015, 99: 2911-2922.
  8. Kersten M, Xiao TF, Kreissig K, Brett A, Coles BJ, Rehkamper M. Tracing Anthropogenic Thallium in Soil Using Stable Isotope Compositions. Environmental Science and Technology 2014, 48: 9030-9036.
  9. Liu YZ, Xiao TF, Ning ZP, Li HJ, Tang J, Zhou GZ. High cadmium in soil in the Three Gorges region: Geogenic source and bioavailability. Applied Geochemistry 2013, 37: 149-56.
  10. Jia YL, Xiao TF, Zhou GZ, Ning ZP. Thallium at the interface of soil and green cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata L.): Soil–plant transfer and influencing factors. Science of Total Environment 2013, 450-451: 140-147.
  11. Wang J, Liu J, Li HC, Song G, Chen YH, Xiao TF, Qi JY, Zhu L. Surface water contamination by uranium mining/milling activities in Northern Guangdong Province, China. Clean – Soil, Air, Water 2012, 40: 1357–1363.
  12. Wang J, Liu J, Zu L, Qi JY, Chen YH, Xiao TF, Fu SM, Wang CL, Li JW. Uranium and thorium leached from uranium mill tailing of Guangdong Province, China and its implication for radiological risk. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 2012, 152: 215-219.
  13. Sun JL, Zou X, Ning ZP, Sun M, Peng JQ, Xiao TF. Culturable microbial groups and thallium-tolerant fungi in soils with high thallium contamination. The Science of the Total Environment 2012, 441: 258-264.
  14. Xiao TF, Yang F, Li SH, Zheng BS, Ning ZP. Thallium pollution in China: a geo-environmental perspective. The Science of the Total Environment 2012, 421-422: 51-58.
  15. Li SH, Xiao TF, Zheng BS. Medical geology of arsenic, selenium and thallium in China. The Science of the Total Environment 2012, 421-422: 31-40.
  16. Lin WJ, Xiao TF, Wu YY, Ao ZQ, Ning ZP. Hyperaccumulation of zinc by Corydalis davidii in Zn-polluted soil1s. Chemosphere 2012, 86: 837-842.
  17. Sun JL, Zou X, Liu AY, Xiao TF. Elevated yield of Monacolin K in Monascus purpureus by fungal elicitor and mutagenesis of UV and LiCl. Biological Research 2011, 44: 377-382.
  18. Tang J, Xiao TF, Wang SJ, Lei JL Zhang MZ, Gong YY, Li HJ, Ning ZP, He LB. High cadmium concentrations in areas with endemic fluorosis: A serious hidden toxin? Chemosphere 2009, 76: 300-305.
  19. Chen JA, Wang FS, Wan GJ, Tang DG, Zhang DD, Hunag RG, Li J, Xiao TF. δ13C-δ18O covariance: an effective indicator of hydrological closure for lakes? Acta Geologica Sinica 2008, 82 (5, Suppl. 4): 975-981.
  20. Liu S., Hu RZ, Gao S, Feng CX, Qi L, Zhong H, Xiao TF, Qi YQ, Wang T, Coulson IM. Zircon U–Pb geochronology and major, trace elemental and Sr–Nd–Pb isotopic geochemistry of mafic dykes in western Shandong Province, east China: Constrains on their petrogenesis and geodynamic significance. Chemical Geology 2008, 255: 329-345.
  21. Xiao TF, Guha J, Liu CQ, Zheng BS, Wilson G, Ning ZP, He LB. Potential health risk in areas of high natural concentrations of thallium and importance of urine screening. Applied Geochemistry 2007, 22: 919-929.
  22. Qiu GL, Feng XB, Wang SF, Xiao TF. Mercury contaminations from historic mining to water, soil and vegetation in Lanmuchang, Guizhou, southwestern China. The Science of the Total Environment 2006, 368: 56-68.
  23. Wang SF, Feng XB, Qiu GL, Wei ZQ, Xiao TF. Mercury emission to atmosphere from Lanmuchang Hg–Tl mining area, Southwestern Guizhou, China. Atmospheric Environment 2005, 39: 7459-7473.
  24. Chen JA, Wan GJ, Zhang DD, Chen ZL, Xu JY, Xiao TF, Huang RG. The 'Little Ice Age' recorded by sediment chemistry in Lake Erhai, southwest China. Holocene 2005, 15: 925-931.
  25. Xiao TF, Guha J, Boyle D. High thallium content in rocks associated with Au–As–Hg–Tl and coal mineralization and its adverse environmental potential in SW Guizhou, China. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis 2004, 4 (3): 243-252.

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