Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2016, Vol. 71 ›› Issue (11): 2037-2048.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201611013

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Prof. Wang Nailiang's contributions to the geomorphological research in China

Duowen MO1(), Zhengkai XIA1(), Cheng ZHU2()   

  1. 1. College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, 100871, China
    2. School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210046, China
  • Received:2016-09-02 Revised:2016-10-28 Online:2016-11-25 Published:2016-11-25


Professor Wang Nailiang is a famous geomorphologist in China. He worked as a geomorphological science professor for 43 years in Peking University after several years of career in Tsinghua University. He investigated and studied the landforms and the Cenozoic sediments in many regions such as Loess Plateau, North China, Northeast China, Northwest China, and the provinces of Sichuan, Hubei and Guangxi. He achieved great success in research on Cenozoic sediments and geomorphological evolution history, neotectonic movements and tectonic geomorphology, the theories and methods of geomorphology and sedimentology. He worked hard for geomorphological teaching, academic research, scientific activities and international exchange. He contributed greatly to the progress of the geomorphological science in China.

Key words: Prof. Wang Nailiang, geomorphologist, Cenozoic sediments, geomorphic evolution history, tectonic geomorphology, theories and methods of geomorphology