Quaternary Geology

Quaternary geology is mainly engaged in professional and human resources since the Quaternary, the development of civilization, human activities, natural environmental evolution of climate, sea level change, active tectonic movement, catastrophic events, such as the study of global trends, focusing on the use of multi-disciplinary extraction and analysis of cross-collaboration tools stored in a variety of high-resolution evolving environment information in Quaternary strata, for understanding the area of human activities and environmental changes in the process and its response to global change. The applied research focuses on the use of land and development resources and geological disaster remediation, environmental planning and protection, as well as the energy and resources in land and sea Quaternary strata to provide scientific basis for the government decision-making.

Currently a particular profession focuses on the human activities and environmental impact since the beginning of the Holocene 11500 aBP including a study of the evolution of events in glacial and interglacial cycles. It can be divided into the following four main time scales: 1) the major natural disasters from the Holocene sedimentary record; 2) extracting natural formations and archaeological strata disaster information since Zhou Dynasty to the early Holocene no written records; 3) information catastrophic events recorded since 5000 aBP written records; 4) information with instrumental records over the past years, especially to understand how human societies and ecosystems fast recover after catastrophic events. This study involved people with a particular emphasis on the extensive cooperation among geoscientists with biologists, archaeologists, historians, meteorologists and astrophysicists, using multi-disciplinary collaboration tools to solve high-resolution Holocene rate of environmental Change and catastrophic events, and to achieve new breakthroughs.