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Dr. Xiaoxia Huang


Department of Earth Sciences

Institute of Geological Sciences

Tectonics and Sedimentary Systems

Guest Researcher

Malteserstr. 74-100
Room B 242
12249 Berlin

Professional experience:


05/2019 - present

Researcher: Institute of Deep-Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science

Guest researcher: Institute of Geological Sciences, Sedimentary Systems, Free University of Berlin


01/2017 - 03/2019

Research Associate: Sedimentology Group, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University Potsdam


01/2016 - 12/2016

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Paleoclimate dynamics group, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany


09/2015 - 12/2015,

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Geophysics department Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany




Oct. 2011-Aug. 2015, PhD

Geophysics department, Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Research, and University of Bremen, Germany.


Sep. 2008-Jul. 2011, M.Sc.

Geophysics department, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, P.R. China.


Oct. 2009-Sep. 2010, M.Sc.

Geoscience department, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.


Sep. 2004-Jul. 2008, B.Sc.

Geology department, Northwest University, Xi’an, P.R. China

WS 2017-2018

at University of Potsdam, MSc course: Basin analysis, Petrel

Research Interests:

  • Sedimentary transport processes
  • Glacial sedimentation
  • Paleobathymetric reconstruction
  • Tropical carbonate platforms and atolls


Huang, X*., Bernhardt, A., De Santis, L., Wu, S., Leitchenkov, G., Harris, P., O’Brien, P., (2020). Depositional and erosional signatures in sedimentary successions on the continental slope and rise off Prydz Bay, East Antarctica-- implications for Pliocene paleoclimate, accepted, Marine Geology, V (430). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106339

Chen, W., Huang, X*., Wu, S., Liu, G., Geochemical character and signature in the Late Quaternary meteoric diagenetic carbonate succession, Xisha Islands, South China Sea. Acta Oceanologica Sinica (accepted).

Huang, X*., Betzler, C., Wu, S., Bernhardt, A., Eagles, G., Han, X., & Hovland, M. (2020). First documentation of seismic stratigraphy and depositional signatures of Zhongsha atoll (Macclesfield Bank), South China Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 104349. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104349

Wu, S., Chen, W., Huang, X*., Liu, G., Li, X., & Betzler, C. (2020). Facies model on the modern isolated carbonate platform in the Xisha Archipelago, South China Sea. Marine Geology, 106203. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106203


Huang, X*., Stärz, M., Gohl, K., Knorr, G., & Lohmann, G. (2017). Impact of Weddell Sea shelf progradation on Antarctic bottom water formation during the Miocene. Paleoceanography. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/2016PA002987.


Huang, X*., Jokat, W., (2016) Glacial erosion, transport, and deposition on the rifted continental margin of Dronning Maud Land and Lazarev Sea, Marine Geophysical Researches.

Huang, X*., Jokat, W., (2016), Middle Miocene to present sediment transport and deposits in the southeast Weddell Sea, Antarctica, Global and Planetary Change, 119, 211-255. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.03.010.


Huang, X*., Gohl, K., (2015) Seismostratigraphic analysis and glacial history of the Weddell Sea region, Antarctica. Springer Briefs in Earth System Sciences, pages 207-217. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13865-7_22


Huang, X*., Gohl, K., Jokat, W., (2014), Variability in Cenozoic sedimentation and paleo-water depths of the Weddell Sea basin related to pre-glacial and glacial conditions of Antarctica, Global and Planetary Change, 118, 25-41. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.03.010.