The 3rd ASQUA Conference 2017

4 - 8 September 2017, Lotte City Hotel Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea

Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers

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Ph. D. Min-Te Chen

Professor & Dean, Quaternary Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Office Address

Institute of Geosciences
College of Ocean Science and Resource
National Taiwan Ocean University
Keelung, Taiwan

Phone No.: 886 (2) 24622192


Education: PhD 1994 Brown University, USA

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily on late Quaternary paleoceanography and paleoclimatology and in particular, analyzing marine sediment cores taken from the tropical Indo-Pacific for reconstructing ocean hydrographic variations in response to orbital and millennial-scale forcing. I have been involved in organizing IMAGES (International Marine Past Global Change) expeditions to the western Pacific and sailed as on-board sedimentologist in ODP Leg 202 for the eastern equatorial Pacific. From mid-2016 I act as the Editor-in-Chief of Quaternary International by nomination of INQUA.

Prof. Kyung Sik Woo

Department of Geology, Kangwon National University, Korea

Office Address

Div. of Geology and Geophysics, Kangwon National, University
1 Kangwondaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, 24341 Korea

Phone No.: 82(33)-250-8556


Education: D.Sc. Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign, 1986

Research Interests

Woo Kyung Sik is a professor of geology at Kangwon National University in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. Woo graduated from Seoul National University, earned a master’s degree from Texas A&M University, and a doctoral degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Woo is a member of the National Heritage Committee, president of IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialists Group in Korea, IUCN Geoheritage advisory committe member, and president of the International Union of Speleology. He published his speleothem study results in Journal “Nature” in 2014. He has been written various geological specialty publications (ten books) and more than 300 international paper.

D.Sc. Yoshki Saito

Prime Senior Researcher, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST & Professor and Director, Estuary Research Center, Shimane University, Coastal sedimentology

Office Address

Estuary Research Center, Shimane University
Nishikawatsu-cho 1060, Matsue 690-8504, Japan

Phone No.: 81(852)-32-6037

Email: or

Education: D.Sc. Kyushu University, 1993

Research Interests

My overall research interests are to understand coastal environments on transcending time scales in the Quaternary inclusive recent changes by human activities, from viewpoints of sediment budget/dispersal, depositional system development, and sequence stratigraphy particularly in relation to sea-level and climate changes, and from a standpoint of human impacts. Particularly I am interested in the modern and ancient formation of sedimentary strata in continental margin environments, with special foci on deltas and estuaries. Since 1996, I have been conducting Asian delta projects. I was a co-leader of IGCP-475 “Deltas in the Monsoon Asia-Pacific region (DeltaMAP)” (2003–2008). After my B.S. in geology and mineralogy at Kyoto University in 1981, I have worked at the Geological Survey of Japan. From November 2016, I have also worked at Shimane University. My research activities are shown in Google Scholar, ResearchGate, ResearcherID and ORCiD. Current President of Japan Association for Quaternary Research (JaQUA) (August 2017 to July 2019).

Prof. Jule Xiao

Key Laboratory of Cenozoic Geology and Environment, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Office Address

Institute of Geology and Geophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences
POBox9825, Beijing 100029, P. R. China

Phone No.: 86(10)-8299-8381


Education: D.Sc. Osaka City University, 1994

Research Interests and Achievements:

In my initial research career, I had the good fortune to participate in the advancement of the loess paleomonsoon hypothesis led by Zhisheng An which shaped how I work as a – Quaternary geologist and paleoclimatologist. In 1990, I moved to Japan, my wife’s hometown, and started my graduate studies, under the guidance of Hisao Kumai at Osaka City University, that were focused on the grain size of quartz from the Chinese loess and the eolian quartz flux to Lake Biwa during the last glacial interglacial cycle. As I – completed these work, I became increasingly interested in the Holocene monsoon variability, which led me to conceive a postdoctoral research plan, under the direction of Tungsheng Liu, to investigate the closed-basin lakes in eastern Inner Mongolia where the modern East Asian summer monsoon penetrates to its northern limit. Years of research make me realize the complexity of spatio-temporal variations of the Asian monsoon and the necessity of investigating mountain lakes in South China where a large gap remains for proxy records from lakes. These mountain lakes constitute a main part of research targets of my current project “Holocene variability and abrupt changes of the Asian monsoon (2017 2022)”, a project of China’s major research program on global change.

Ph D. Fahu Chen

Professor, Academician (Chinese Academy of Science), Quaternary research, environmental archeology and palaeolimnology

Office Address

Key Laboratory of West China's Environmental System Lanzhou University
222 Tianshuinanlu, Lanzhou, Gansu China, 730000

Phone No.: 0086-931-8912793


Education: PhD 1990 Lanzhou University

Research Interests and Achievements:

I am interested in Quaternary (especially Holocene) environmental and climatic change, Loess- desert- aeolian processes and history, environmental archeology and palaeolimnology. We systematically studied the stratigraphy, chronology and environmental records of the typical loess-paleosol sequence (Jiuzhoutai section) on the western Chinese Loess Plateau, which contribute the improvement multi-cycle theory on orbital timescale. We proposed both winter monsoon and summer monsoon have rapid climatic events during the last glacial period. On the basis of the anti-phase or out-of-phase relationships in precipitation/moisture changes between the inland arid Asia and eastern part of Asia on different timescales during Holocene, we proposed that there is “westerlies-dominated climate regime” in mid-latitude Asia during the modern interglacial period. We proposed three stages of how prehistoric human settled on the Tibetan Plateau, and further demonstrated the advance of agricultural technology facilitated permanent human occupation of the Tibetan Plateau.

Ph D. Jon Woodruff

Associate Professor, coastal processes, sedimentology

Office Address

Department of Geosciences
627 North Pleasant Street

249 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9297, USA

Phone No.: 001(413) 577-3831


Education: PhD 2008 Woods Hole-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program

Research Interests

I am a sedimentologist who focuses on coastal, estuarine and fluvial processes. In particular, I study mechanisms of sediment transport during extreme flooding, as well as how these high-magnitude, low-frequency events are recorded within the geologic record. Recent projects include assessing relationships between climate and tropical cyclone activity using storm-overwash reconstructions from the Western North Atlantic, flooding impacts by extreme precipitation within floodplain settings, and tsunami and typhoon reconstructions from southern Japan. I received my PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program (MIT/WHOI) in Geology and Geophysics, my M.S. in Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (also in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program), and my B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. For more information please visit the web page link above.

Hosted By

The 3rd ASQUA 2017 conference co-hosted by the Korea Association for Quaternary Research (KOQUA) and the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM).

Co-organized By

The 3rd ASQUA 2017 conference co-organized by the the Korean Palaeolithic Society and the Korean Geomorphological Association and World Heritage Office, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province.

Key Dates:

    Conference Dates: 4-8 September 2017

    Regist ID: Open

    Registration Form: Open

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    Registration Deadline: May 31, 2017
    Registration & abstract submission extended: June 30, 2017

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