My professional career in paleolimnology

  • Sumin WangEmail author

In June 2018, I was awarded the International Paleolimnology Association (IPA) “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 14th International Paleolimnology Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden. I never expected to receive such an award, but I am very happy and grateful. I thank the executive committee of the IPA and my nominees for this award.

Looking back on my career in paleolimnology, I would first like to thank my Alma Mater, Nanjing University (1957–1962), for giving me a good education. In college, many outstanding professors such as Mei’e Ren (Fig.  1a) and Lingzhi Guo provided me with a solid foundation in the fields of geology, physical geography, geomorphology, geochemistry and Quaternary geology. During my master’s program (1962–1965), my advisor, Professor Huairen Yang (Fig.  1b), inspired me to study the evolution of Quaternary geomorphology in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, from the perspective of tectonics, glacial-interglacial climate change, vegetation...


IPA Lifetime Achievement Award Paleolimnology Lake-basin sedimentary system Proxies of lacustrine environment Paleoclimatology Lacustrine ecosystem 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and LimnologyChinese Academy of SciencesNanjingChina

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