Wuhan Workshop:Geobiologic Methods and Progress Wuhan, 15th-22thSept,2019)


Second Circular

Workshop Organizations

Research Group of Biosphere Evolution, Transitions and Resilience (BETR)

Eco-PT Working Team

Hosted by:

State Key Lab of Biogeology and Environmental Geology (BGEG)

Sponsored by:  

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Natural Environment Research Council of the UK (NERC)

China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

Academic Committee:

Prof. Hongfu Yin, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Prof. Jinnan Tong, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Prof. Maoyan Zhu, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (CAS)

Prof. Tao Su, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (CAS)

Prof. Paul Wignall, University of Leeds

Prof. Gramham Shields, University College London

Prof. Rob Spicer, The Open University

Prof. Mike Benton (FRS), University of Bristol

Prof. Zhongqiang Chen, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Prof. Tim Lenton, University of Exeter

Dr. Rob Newton, University of Leeds

Dr. Dan Condon, British Geological Survey

Organizing Team

Chair: Jinnan Tong

Secretary: Huyue Song, Li Tian

Members: Huasheng Shan, Haijun Song, Huyue Song, Jun Hu, Qian Ni, Wenfeng Zhou, Daoliang Chu, Qin Ye

Preliminary Schedules

15th of Sept, 15:00-17:00: Registration

18:00-20:00: Ice-breaker reception

16th September morning

8:20-8:30 Opening speech (Prof. Hongfu Yin)

Stratigraphy Session

8:30-9:15 Ediacaran-Cambrian integrative stratigraphyChuanming Zhou; Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology

9:20-10:05 Permian-Triassic integrative stratigraphy (Jinnan Tong, CUG- Wuhan)

10:30-11:15 The Cenozoic paleoenvironmental change in SW China and the influence on biodiversity (Li Shufeng, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden)

11:20-12:00 Cyclostratigraphy and Time Series AnalysisChunju Huang, CUG- Wuhan

 16th September afternoon

Paleontology Session

13:30-14:15 Measuring diversity, ecology, and evolution in marine tetrapods (Ben Moon, University of Bristol)

14:20-15:05 Virtual palaeontologythe approaches of X-ray microscopyic tomography (Zongjun Yin, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology)

15:10-15:55 Land plant evolutionary responses and resilience across major earth system transitions (Rob Spicer, Open University)

16:00-16:45 Plants as palaeoproxies (Barry Lomax, University of Nottingham)

16:50-17:30 Using fossil plant species for evolutionary and palaeobiogeographic analyses (Jason Hilton, University of Birmingham)

 17th September morning

Geochemistry Session

8:30-9:15 Principles of carbon isotope mass balance (Graham Shields, University College London)

9:20-10:05 Low sulfate oceans: A precondition for widespread de-oxygenation in the Phanerozoic? (Rob Newton, Leeds University)

10:30-11:15 Geobiological thoughts and progresses in organic geochemistry (Caitlyn Witkowski, University of Bristol)

11:20-12:00 Non-traditional isotopes as the paleo-ocean conditions proxies (Huyue Song, CUG-Wuhan)

 17th September afternoon

Poster Session

BGEG Lab visiting

Eco-PT Group meeting

18th September morning

Geobiology Session

8:30-9:15 Contrasting community dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems in three mass extinctions during the mid-Phanerozoic (Zhongqiang Chen, CUG-Wuhan)

9:20-10:05 Carnian events (Xulong Lai, CUG-Wuhan)

10:30-11:15 Assessing the role of anoxia during mass extinction events (Paul Wignall, Leeds University)

11:20-12:00 Multiple methods in studying extinction of marine invertebrates (Haijun Song, CUG-Wuhan)

Indoor activities end at noon of 18th

19th-22th of Sept, field training in Three Gorges

(Ediacaran succession and Daxiakou Permian-Triassic section)


Please send the attached registration form to contacts before 31th of August, 2019.

The final participants’ list will be announced before 5th of September, 2019.

No registration fee is needed.


Participants have to pay the travel, accommodation, food and other costs by yourself.

Free refreshment during tea breaks will be supplied.


The websites will be accessible to participants after May 15th, 2019.


Huyue SongTel086-18986111808; Email:

Jun Hu, Tel, 086-15527725502; Fax, 086-27-67883456; Email:



State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology