HAN Jian

Born: March 9, 1973; Jiangyang County, Shaanxi Province, China

Current Professional Address:

Department of Geology

Northwest University

Taibai Road 229#

Xi’an 710069, China

Phone(FAX): 0086-29-88302128

E-mail: elihanj@nwu.edu.cn

WWW: http://geology.nwu.edu.cn/?p=584


Professional career

1999-2002: Department of Geology, Northwest University (Ph.D. ‘The introverta from the Chengjiang deposits’)

2002-2007: Lecturer, Department of Geology, Northwest University

2007-     Associated Professor, Department of Geology, Northwest University

2009-2010: Visiting scholar, University of Gottingen, Germany


Professional Affiliations

Paleontological Association of China

International Palaeontological Association


Courses Taught:

Modern Stratigraphy

Advanced Paleontology



Languages: English, Japanese

Software: Word, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Micro-CT(Micro-Computed Tomography)



National Science Foundation grant: (No)40602003, 2007-2009


Research interests and workings areas:

Cambrian radiations

Fossil embryology


Publications as the first or Corresponding author:

Han J, Shu D, Zhang Z, Liu, Zhang X, Yao Y. 2006. Preliminary notes on soft-bodied fossil concentrations from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits. Chinese Science Bulletin 51(5): 565-574

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.

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.

Han J., Zhang Z.-F. & Liu, J.-N., 2008. A preliminary note on the dispersal of the Cambrian Burgess Shale-type faunas. Gondwana Research 14:193–208

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.

Han Jian, Zhang Xingliang, Zhang Zhifei and Shu Degan, 2003b. A new platy-armored worm from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Largerstätte, South China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 77(1):1-6.

Han, J., Hu S. Response to “Discussion on the systematic position of the Early Cambrian priapulomorph worms”. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2006, 51(2): 250-256.

Han, J., Liu, J., Zhang, Z., Zhang, X. and Shu, D. 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.

Han, J., Shu D. G., Zhang, Z. F., Liu, J. N., The earliest-known ancestors of Recent Priapulomorpha from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte,Chinese Science Bulletin, 2004, 49(17): 1860-1868.

Han, J., Zhang, Z. and Jiu, J. Taphonomy and ecology of the introverts from the Chengjiang fauna. Journal of Northwest University, 34(2), 206-211, Apr., 2004 (In Chinese with English summary).

Han, J., Zhang, Z., Liu, J. and Shu, D. 2007.Evidence of priapulid scavenging from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang deposits, south China. Palaios, 22:691-694.

Han, J., Zhang, Z.-F. and Shu, D.-G. 2003. Discovery of proboscis on Tylotites petiolaris Luo & Hu, 1999. Northwest Geology, 36 (1): 87-92.

Han, J. Yao X.-Y., and Jiao G.-X., 2009. Cambrian Earthworms: Priapulans. Chinese Journal of Nature, 31(4):204-206. (In Chinese with English summary)

Han, J., Kubota, S., Uchida, H., Stanley G.D. J., Yao, X.-Y., Shu, D.-G., Li, Y., and Yasui, K.Tiny sea anemone from the Lower Cambrian of China. Plos One, 5(10): e13276. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013276.

Yao, X, Han, J. and Jiao G., 2011, Early Cambrian epibolic gastrulation: A perspective from the Kuanchuanpu Member, Dengying Formation, Ningqiang, Shaanxi, South China. Gondwana Research, 20:844-851

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