ZHANG Zhi-Fei

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Current position:

  Professor (2012.1— )

       Northwest University,

Early Life Institute & Department of Geolgy

Taibaibei Road, #229, Xi’an, 710069,

Shaanxi Province, P.R. China.

  Programme director of palaeotology and sedimentology (2012.3-2014.3)

             National Natural Science Foundation of China,

             Shuangqing Road, 87#, Haidian district, 10085,

             Beijing, China.

Birth: Born on 24 August 1975, in Shaanxi Province, China

Marital status: Married with one son

Academic education

  • 2012.02-2013. Postdoctoral research at the Institute of Paleontology and sedimentology, Nanjing, China.
  • 2009.10-2010. 10.Visiting research scholar at Department of Earth Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • 2003.09-2006.06. Doctoral Studies in palaeontology and stratigraphy at the Department of Geology, Northwest University, Xi’an, China.
  • 2000.09-2003.06. Master of Science in palaeontology and stratigraphy at Department of Geology, Northwest University, Xi’an.
  • 1994.09-1998.06. Undergraduate in Biology at college of life science, Northwest University, Xi’an.

Academic awards

ü  2008  Top 100 National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of P.R. China

ü  2008  Top 10 excellent research papers in Shaanxi Province of China

ü  2009  Scientific Award by the Ministry of Education of China (the 4th author)

ü  2010  Outstanding young Teachers in Universities of China

ü  2010  Nova programme members from Shaanxi Province, China

ü  2011  Award to distinguished young palaeontologists in China

ü  2011  New Century Excellent Talents in Universities of China

Research grants

  • 2011.01-2013.12  grant from National Natural Science Foundation of China (RMB 490,000)
  • 2008.01-2010.12  grant from National Natural Science Foundation of China (RMB 210,000)
  • 2009.01-2012.12  Major basic research programme from National Natural Science Foundation of China (RMB 1,600,000)
  • 2009.01-2013.12 A Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral                    Dissertation of PR China (RMB 790,000)
  • 2012.01-2015.12 Grant for New Century Excellent Talents in University (RMB 500,000)
  • 2011.01-2015.12 The Programme of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities (G: P201102007) (RMB 1500,000)
  • 2009.10-2010.10. visiting scholarship supported by China Scholarship Council in Sweden
  • 2010.05- 2013.05. The Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China for Outstanding young Teachers in University (Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, Hong Kong).
  • 2011.01-2013.12  Major grants from Shaanxi Bureau of Science and Techonology ( 2011kjxx37)
  • 2011.07.2013.07. The National Science Foundation for Post-doctoral Scientists of China (2011M501273).

Supervision of Master studies

  • Yan Wang (Sep 2007-Jun 2010),
    • Cnidarians from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang fauna, China.
  • Xiangren Wang (Sep 2009-Jun 2012)
    • Early Cambrian archaeocyathids from the Three Gorges areas, China and its implications for stratigraphical correlation

Teaching activities

u  Micropaleontology  Junior undergraduates in Northwest University (Since 2007-)

u  Palaeobiology  Master student in Northwest University (since 2006-)

Interests and collection

  • Chengjiang Fauna (2000-now)
  • Other Burgess Shale-type preservation of biota.
  • Brachiopods from Cambrian: their diversification, taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships
  • Tentacle-bearing and other benthic animals

Publications & Abstracts

1st-authored and corresponding papers

  1. Zhang Z.F., Holmer, L.E., Popov, L.E., Shu D.G. 2011. An obolellate brachiopod with soft-part preservation from the early Cambrian Chengjiang Fauna of China. Journal of Paleontology 85(3):462-465. (SCI)
  2. Zhang Z.F., Holmer, L.E., Robson, S.P., Hu, S.X., Wang, X.R. 2011. First record of repaired durophagous shell damages in Early Cambrian lingulate brachiopods with preserved pedicles. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302:206-212. (SCI)
  3. Zhang Z.F., Holmer, L.E., Ou Q., Han J. & Shu D-G. 2011: The exceptionally preserved Early Cambrian stem rhynchonelliform brachiopod Longtancunella and its implications. Lethaia 44: 490-495. (SCI)
  4. Zhang, Z.F., Han, J., Wang, Y., Emig, C.C. and Shu, D.G. 2010. Epibionts on the lingulate brachiopod Diandongia from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstatte, South China. Proc. R. Soc. B, 277, 175–181. (SCI)
  5. Hu, S.X., Zhang, Z.F*., Holmer, L.E., and Skovsted, C.B. 2010. Soft-part preservation in a linguliform brachiopod from the Lower Cambrian Wulongqing Formation (Guanshan Fauna) of Yunnan, southern China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55(3):495-505.(Corresponding author*). (SCI)
  6. Zhang, Z.F., Li, G.X., Emig, C.C., Han, J., Holmer, L.E., Shu, D.G. 2009. Architecture and function of the lophophore in the problematic brachiopod Heliomedusa orienta (Early Cambrian, South China) Geobios, 42: 649-661.
  7. Zhang Z. F., Robson S. P., Emig C. C. & Shu, D. G. 2008. Early Cambrian radiation of brachiopods: A perspective from South China. Gondwana Research, 14 (1-2), 241-254. (SCI)
  8. Zhang, Z.F., Shu, D.G., Han, J. & Liu, J.N. 2007a: A gregarious lingulid brachiopod Longtancunella chengjiangensis from the Lower Cambrian, South China. Lethaia 40 (1): 11–18. (SCI)
  9. Zhang, Z. F., Han, J., Zhang, X.L., Liu, J. N. and Shu, D. G. 2007b. Note on the gut preserved in the Lower Cambrian Lingulellotreta (Lingulata, Brachiopoda) from South China. — Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 88:65-70. (SCI)
  10. Zhang, Z.F., Shu D.G., Emig, C.C., Zhang, X.L., Han, J., Liu, J.N., Li, Y., Guo, J.F. 2007c. Rhynchonelliformean brachiopods with soft-tissue preservation from the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte of South China. Palaeontology, 50 (6): 1391-1402. (SCI)
  11. Zhang, Z.F., Shu, D. G., Han, J. & Liu, J. N. 2006. New data on the rare Chengjiang (Lower Cambrian, South China) linguloid brachiopod Xianshanella haikouensis. Journal of Paleontology 80:203-211. (SCI)
  12. Zhang, Z.F., Shu, D. G., Han, J. & Liu, J. N. 2005. morpho-anatomical differences of the Early Cambrian Chengjiang and Recent linguloids and their implications. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm): 277-288. (SCI)
  13. Zhang, Z.F., Shu, D. G., Han, J. and Liu, J. N. 2004b. New data on the lophophore anatomy of Early Cambrian linguloids from the Chengjiang Lagerstätte, Southwest China. Carnets de Géologie – Notebooks on Geology, Letter: 1-7. (法国, 国际地层委员会网络杂志)
  14. Zhang, Z.F., Han, J., Zhang, X.L., Liu, J. N. and Shu, D. G. 2004a. Soft-issue preservation in the Lower Cambrian linguloid brachiopod from South China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 49: 259-266. (SCI)
  15. Zhang, Z.F., Han, J, Zhang, X. L., Liu, J. N. and Shu, D. G. 2003. Pediculate brachiopod Diandongia pista from the Lower Cambrian of South China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 77: 288-293. (SCI)
  16. 张志飞,韩健, 2004. 澄江动物群发现新的舌形贝型腕足动物.西北大学学报(自然科学版), 34(4): 449-452.

(Zhang, Z.F, Han, J. 2004. A new linguliform brachiopod from the Chengjiang Lagerstätte. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science edition) 34 (4), 449-452.)

  1. 张志飞,舒德干,2008. 早寒武世腕足动物的形态解剖及其进化,中国科技论文在线精品论文,25-41.
  2. 张志飞,王妍,汪洋,韩健, 2009. 寒武早期泥质基底腕足动物的生活策略-来自澄江动物群的证据, 西北大学学报(自然科学版)39(6):534-541.
  3. 张志飞,王妍,汪洋,Emig, C.C. 2009. 海豆芽-进化中的”活化石”, 自然杂志:31(4): 201-203. Zhang Z.,WANG Y. & C. C. Emig, 2009. Lingulids: the Evolutionary “Living Fossils”. Chinese Journal of Nature 31, 4:201-203, 4 Figs.
  4. 张志飞,2006. 我国发现地球早期最原始的真后生动物——科学家提出早期动物起源演化的新谱系图, 自然杂志ISSN:0253-9608.0.2006-05-015.
  5. 汪洋,李勇,张志飞*,2010. 峡东水井沱组顶部微体骨骼化石初探,古生物学报:49(4):388-397. Wang Yang, Li Yong, Zhang Zhifei* Note on small skeletal fossils from the uppermost Shuijingtuo Formation (Early Cambrian) in the Yangtze Gorge area. 49:388-397.(*通讯作者)

Co-authored papers ( including 7 papers in Nature or Science)

  1. Holmer, L.E., Skovsted, Larsson, C., Brock, G.A., Zhang,Z.F. 2011. First record of a bivalved larval shell in Early Cambrian Tommotiids and its phylogenetic significance. Palaeontology 54: doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.01030.x
  2. Shu, D.-G., S. Conway Morris, Zhang Z.-F. and J. Han. 2010. The earliest history of the deuterostomes: the importance of the Chengjiang Fossil-Lagerstatte. Proceeding of the Royal Society, B, 277: 165–174.
  3. Shu D.G., Conway Morris, S, Han J., Li Y., Zhang X.L, Hua, H., Zhang Z.F., Liu J.N., Guo, J.F., Yao, Y. & Yasui. K. 2006. Lower Cambrian Vendobionts from China and Early Diploblast Evolution. Science 312:731-734.
  4. Shu D.G., S. Conway Morris, Han, J., Chen, L., Zhang X.L, Zhang, Z.F., Liu, H.Q., Li, Y & Liu, J.N. Primitive deuterostomes from the Chengjiang Lagerstätte, Lower Cambrian, China. Nature, 2001, 41(4): 419-424.
  5. Shu, D. G., Conway Morris, S. Zhang, Z. F., Liu, J. N., Han, J. Chen, L., Zhang, X. L., Yasui, K. & Li, Y. 2003b. A new species of Yunnanozoan with implications for deuterstome evolution. Science, 299, 1380-1384.
  6. Shu, D. G., Conway Morris, S., Han J., Zhang Z. F. & Liu J.N. 2004. Ancestral echinoderms from the Chengjiang deposits of China, Nature, 430:422-428.
  7. Shu, D., S. Conway Morris, J. Han, Zhang, Z. F., Yasui, P. Janvier, L. Chen, X-L. Zhang, J-N. Liu, Y. Li, H-Q. Liu, 2003, Head and backbone of the Early Cambrian vertebrate Haikouichthys, Nature, 421: 526-529.
  8. Shu, D.G., Conway Morris, S., Zhang, Z.F. and Han, J. 2010. The earliest history of the deuterostomes: the importance of the Chengjiang Fossil-Lagerstatte, Proeeedings of Royal Society B, 277: 165-174.
  9. Han J., Zhang Z.F. & Liu, J.N., 2008. A preliminary note on the dispersal of the Cambrian Burgess Shale-type faunas. Gondwana Research, 14: 269-276.
  10. Han, J., Zhang, Z.F., Liu, J.N. & Shu, D.G. 2007. Evidence of Priapulid scavenging from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Deposits, South China. PALAIOS, 22: 691-694.
  11. Han, J., Liu, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, X. and Shu, D.G 2007. Trunk ornament on the palaeoscolecid worms Cricocosmia and Tabelliscolex from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits of China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 52 (2): 423–431.
  12. Han, J., Zhang X.L., Zhang Z.F. & Shu D.-G., 2006. A new theca-bearing Early Cambrian worm from the Chengjiang fossil Lagerstätte, China. Alcheringa 30:1-10.
  13. Han, J., Shu, D.G., Zhang, Z.F., Liu, J.N., Zhang, X.L. 2006. Preliminary notes on soft-bodied fossil concentrations from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits, Chinese Science Bulletin 20: 2482-2492.
  14. Han, J., Shu, D.G., Zhang, Z.F., Liu, J.N., 2004.The earliest-known ancestors of Recent Priapulomorpha from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte, Chinese Science Bulletin, 49(17): 1860-1868.
  15. Han J, Zhang X.L, Zhang Z.F. and Shu D.G, 2003. A new platy-armored worm from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Largerstätte, South China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 77(1): 1-6.
  16. Han, J., Jianni Liu, Zhang, Z.F., Xingliang Zhang, and Degan Shu, 2007.Trunk ornament on the palaeoscolecid worms Cricocosmia and Tabelliscolex from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits of China, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52(2): 423-431.
  17. Schoenemann, B., Liu, J.N., Shu, D.G., Han, J. & Zhang, Z.F. 2009. A miniscule optimized visual system in the lower Cambrian. 42: 256-273.
  18. Guo, J.F., Li, Y., Han, J., Zhang, X.L., Zhang, Z.F., Ou, Q., Liu, J.N., Shu, D.G., Maruyama, S. and Komiya. T. 2008. Fossil Association from the Lower Cambrian Yanjiahe Formation in the Yangtze Gores Area, Hubei, South China. Acta Geologica Sinica. 82: 1124-1132.
  19. Liu, J.-N., Shu, D.-G., Han, J.,  Zhang, Z.F. and Zhang, X.-L. 2008. Origin, diversification, and relationships of Cambrian lobopods. Gondwana Research 14: 277-283.
  20. Liu Jian-ni, Shu De-gan., Han Jian, Zhang Zhi-fei and Zhang Xing-liang. 2008. The lobopod Onychodictyon from the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte revisited. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53: 285-292.
  21. Liu Jian-ni, Shu De-gan., Han Jian, Zhang Zhi-fei, and Zhang Xing-liang. 2007. Morpho-anatomy of the lobopod Magadictyon cf. haikouensis from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagersträtte, South China. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), 88: 279-288.
  22. Liu, J. N., Shu, D.G., Han, J., Zhang, Z.F. & Zhang, X.L. 2006a. A large xenusiid lobopod with complex appendages from the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstatte, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51(2): 215-222.
  23. Liu, J. N., Han, J., A. M. Simonetta, Hu, S.X., Zhang, Z.F., Yao, Y. & Shu, D.G. 2006b. New observations of the lobopod-like worm Facivermis from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstatte. Chinese Science Bulletin 51(3): 385-363.
  24. Liu J.N., Shu D.G, Han J., Zhang, Z.F. 2004. A rare lobopod with well-preserved eyes from Chengjiang Lagerstätte and its implications for origin of arthropods. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2004,49(10): 1063-1071.
  25. Zhang, X. L., Han, J., Zhang, Z.F., Liu, H.Q. & Shu, D.G., 2003. Reconsideration of the supposed naraoiid Larva from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstatte, South China. Palaeonotology, 46(3): 447-465.
  26. Zhang, X.L., Han,J., Zhang, Z.F., Liu, H.Q.& Shu, D.G., 2004. Redescription of the Chengjiang arthropod Squamaculaclypeata Hou and Bergström, from the Lower Cambrian, south-west China. Palaeontology, 47(2): 1-13.
  27. Ou, Q., Shu, D.G., Han, J., Zhang, X.L., Zhang, Z.F., Liu, J.N. 2009. A juvenile redlichiid trilobite caught on the move: Evidence from the Cambrian (Series 2) Chengjiang Lagerstatte, southwestern China. Palaios 24: 473-477.
  28. 韩健,张志飞,刘建妮,2004.澄江动物群中鳃曳动物的埋藏学与生态学研究.西北大学学报,34(2):207-211.
  29. Han Jian, Yao Yang, Zhang Zhifei, Liu Jianni and Shu Degan, 2007. New observations on the palaeoscolecid worm Tylotites petiolaris from the Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte, south China. Paleontological Research, 11(1): 59-69.
  30. Han, J., Zhang, Z.F. & Shu D.G., 2003. Discovery of proboscis on Tylotites petiolaris Luo & Hu, 1999. 西北地质,36(1): 87-91.
  31. Han J., ZHANG Z.-F. & LIU, J.-N., 2007. The trace fossils of priapulids from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits and implications for their locomotory styles. Journal of China University of Geosciences. 18(special issue), 392-393.
  32. 刘建妮,舒德干,韩健,张志飞 2008. 寒武纪叶足动物对于探讨节肢动物起源的意义.中国科技论文在线精品论文,68-72.
  33. 郭俊锋,李勇,韩健,张兴亮,张志飞,欧强,舒德干,2009. 原锥虫属在湖北三峡地区纽芬兰统岩家河组的发现。自然科学进展 19:180-184.
  34. 郭俊锋,李勇,舒德干,韩健,张志飞,2010. 湖北宜昌纽芬兰统岩家河组结核的特征及形成过程。沉积学报 28(4):676-681.

 

Conference abstracts

  1. Zhang Z.F. 2012. Cambrian explosion and tiering complexity of suspension-feeding benthic communities. Nanjing. Discussion meeting on Early Life evolution and process, 15-18, Feb, 2012.
  2. Zhang Z.F., Holmer, L.E., Zhang, X.L., Wang, X.R. 2011. The Linguloid brachiopod Palaeobolus liantuoensis: A potential index fossil for regional correlations in the “Lower” Cambrian of China. Morthern Arizona Bulletin 67: 318-319.
  3. Zhang Zhifei, Hu Shixue, Holmer, L.E., and Skovsted, C.B. New occurrence of soft-tissue preservation in brachiopods from the early cambrian wulongqing formation (series 2, stage 4) of yunnan, southern china. The Third International Palaeontological Congress, IPC3. London, June 28 to July 3, 2010.
  4. Zhang Zhifei, Holmer, L.E. Soft-tissue preservation in the early cambrian brachiopods from the chengjiang fauna of china and its implications.The Third International Palaeontological Congress, IPC3. London, June 28 to July 3, 2010.
  5. Zhang Zhifei 2010. Life strategies of Early Cambrian brachiopods on mudd substrate: inferences from the Chengjiang fauna of south China. Geological Society of Australia, Abstracts No. 95. 6th International Brachiopod congress, Melbourne, Australia, February, 2010. (guest talk)
  6. Zhang, Z.F., Li, G.X., Emig, C.C., Han, J., Holmer, L.E., Shu, D.G. 2009. New data on the enigmatic early Cambrian brachiopod Heliomedusa orienta from south China. A International conference on the Cambrian explosion-Banff, Alberta, August 3-8, 2009.
  7. Zhang, Z.F., 2008. Functional disposition of the lophophore in the Llower Cambrian brachiopod Heliomedus International Geologiical Congress – Oslo 2008.
  8. Zhang, Z.F. 2008. Early Cambrian radiation of brachiopods: A perspective from South China. The 13th international field conference of the Cambrian stage subdivision working group. The Siberian Platform, Western Yakutia. Yakutsk July 20th – August 1rd, 2008.
  9. 张志飞,韩健,张兴亮,刘建妮,舒德干,2003. 澄江化石库发现保存软体的纯真滇东贝. 中国古生物学会第22届学术年会论文摘要,成都。
  10. 张志飞. 2005. 澄江动物群中的腕足动物-试论早寒武世舌形贝类的辐射及其性状特征,中国古生物学会第23届学术年会论文摘要,口头报告,常州。
  11. Han, J., Shu, D.G., Zhang, Z.F., Liu, J.N. 2006. Preliminary notes on soft-bodied fossil concentrations from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits, Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica 22(supplement), 56. The Fouth International Symposium on the Cambrian System, The tenth Field Conference of the Cambrian Stage Subdivision Working Group. Nanjing, August 18-24. 2005.

 



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