Full Professor of Palaeontology, Department of Geology, Northwest University
229Th North Taibei Road
Xi’an, Shaanxi, P. R. China
Phone: 0086-29-88303003 (office)
Short curriculum and Awards
(i). Professional Preparation:
● Ph.D., 1998. Paleobiology Nanjing Institute of geology and Paleontology
● M. Sc., 1990. Paleobiology Northwest University
● B. Sc., 1987.Geology Northwest University
● Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2001. Geology , University of Saskatchewan
● Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2006. Paleobiology Nanjing Institute of geology and Paleontology
● 2006 – present Full Professor Northwest University
● 2003 – 2006 Associate Professor Northwest University
● 1992 – 2003 Assistant Professor Northwest University
(iii). Awards and Honors:
● 2010 Chair, Fossil algae committee, China
● 2009 Standing director, Paleontological Society, China
● 2007 Vice-chair, Paleontological Society Shaanxi
● 2006 New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education, China
● 2004 Director, Paleontological Society, China
● 1998 Director, Fossil algae committee, China
Selected publications(Journals (peer reviewed monograph and articles)
Yuan Xunlai, Chen Zhe, Xiao Shuhai, Zhou Chuanming & Hua Hong, 2011 An early Ediacaran assemblage of macroscopic and morphologically differentiated eukaryotes. Nature, 470, 390–393
*Cai, Yaoping, Schiffbauer, J. D., Hua, Hong, Xiao, Shuhai, 2011 Morphology and paleoecology of the late Ediacaran tubular fossil Conotubus hemiannulatus from the Gaojiashan Lagerstätte of southern Shaanxi Province, South China. Precambrian Research, 191：46– 57
*Cai Yaoping, Hua Hong, 2011.Discussion of First finds of problematic Ediacaran fossil Gaojiashania in Siberia and its origin. Geological Magazine. 148 (2): 329–333.
*Cai Yaoping, Hua Hong, Xiao Shuhai, Schiffbauer J. D., Li Peng,2010. Biostratinomy of the late Ediacaran pyritized Gaojiashan Lagerstätte from southern Shaanxi, South China: Importance of event deposits. Palaios. 25(8): 487–506.
Hua Hong, Chen, Zhe, Yuan Xunlai, Xiao Shuhai, Cai, Yaoping,2010. The earliest Foraminifera from southern Shaanxi, China. 2010. Science in China. 53 (12): 1756–1764.
*Deng Hui, Hua Hong,Hui Wei,2010. Decay and disarticulation experiments of three arthropod species. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 49( 3) : 407- 412
*Wang Xin, Hua Hong, Han Wei, 2010. Depositonal environment and biostratinomic model of the Early Cambrian Kuanchuanpu biota from Southern Shaanxi. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica,, 49 (1) : 125 – 132
Hua Hong,Chen Zhe,Cai yaoping, Lipeng,2010. The earliest biom ineralizing animal Cloudina: an important index fossil in the Late Ediacaran. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition), 39(3)：522-527
Chen, Zhe, Bengtson, S. Zhou, Chuanming Hua Hong and Yue Zhe, 2008. Tube structure and original composition of Sinotubulites: shelly fossils from the late Neoproterozoic in southern Shaanxi, China. Lethaia, 41: 37–45.
Hua Hong, Chen Zhe and Yuan Xunlai, 2007.The advent of mineralized skeletons in Neoproterozoic Metazoa. Geological Journal, 42：263-279
*Cai Yaoping and Hua Hong, 2007. Pyritization in Gaojiashan Biota. Chinese Sciences Bulletin, 52(5)：645-650
*Cai Yaoping and Hua Hong, 2007. Fossil diagenesis and weathering of pyritized fossils in the Late Ediacaran Gaojiashan Biota in Niqngqiang, Shaanxi. Acta Palentologica Sinica,47（2）：214-221
* Li Peng, Hua Hong, Zhang Luyi et al.,2007. Lower Cambrian phosphatized Punctatus from southern Shaanxi and their ontogeny sequence. Chinese Science Bulletin, 52(20): 2820-2828
Zhang Xingliang, Hua Hong and Reitner, J. 2006. A new type of Precambrian megascopic fossils: the Jinxian biota from northeastern China. Facies, 52: 169-181
Hua Hong，Chen Zhe，Yuan Xunlai，Zhang Luyi and Xiao Shuhai,2005. Skeletogenesis and asexual reproduction in the earliest biomineralizing animal Cloudina. Geology, 33( 4): 277–280
Zhang, Xingliang and Hua, Hong,2005. Soft-bodied fossils from the Shipai Formation, Lower Cambrian of the Three-Gorge area, South China. Geological Magazine, 142: 699-709.
Hua Hong, Chen Zhe, Zhang Luyi,2004. Early Cambrian phosphatized blastula-and Gastrula-stage animal fossils from southern Shaanxi. Chinese Sciences Bulletin, 49(5):487-490
Hua Hong, Chen Zhe and Zhang Luyi, 2004. Shaanxilithes from the Taozichong Formation and its significance. Journal of Stratigraphy, 28(3):265-269.
Hua Hong, Cao Ruiji, 2004. An abrupt variation event of stromatolitic microstructures in the Neoproterozoic and its origination background. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica , 43(2):234-245.
Hua Hong, Brian R. Pratt & Zhang Luyi,2003. Borings in Cloudina shells: Complex predator-prey dynamics in the terminal Neoproterozoic. PALAIOS, 18(4-5): 454-459
Hua Hong, Zhang Luyi and Chen zhe,2003. Micorbially mediated phosphatization in the late Sinian Skeletal fossils, Southern Shaanxi. Acta Palentologica Sinica,42(2): 189-199.
Hua Hong, Cao Ruiji,2003. Neoproterozoic stromatolite assemblages from the Shisanlitai Stage and its signif icance in the regional and continental correlation. Journal of Stratigraphy, 27(1):19-25
Hua Hong, Zhang Luyi, Xie Congrui,2002 The New Discovery of Pecul iar Skeleton Fossils from the Uppermost Neoproterozoic Strata in South Shaanxi and Its Significance. ACTA GEOSCIENTIA SINICA, 23(5): 387-394
ChenZhe, Sun Weiguo, Hua Hong,2002. Preservation and morphologic interpretation of Late Sinian Gaojiashania from southern Shaanxi. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 41 (3) :448 – 454.
HUA Hong, ZHAN G Luyi , ZHANG Zifu , and Wang Jingping. 2001. Assemblage zones of Gaojiashan Biota and their characteristics. Journal of Stratigraphy, 25(1):13-17. [In Chinese with English summary]
Hua Hong, Qiu Shuyu, 2001. Three Mesoproterozoic stromatolite assemblages in the Helan Mt.., Ningxia and their biostratigraphic significance. Journal of Stratigraphy, 25（4）：307-311.
Hua Hong, Zhang Luyi, Zhang Zifu and Wang Jingping,2000. Fossil Evidence of the latest Neoproterozoic Gaojiashan biota and its characteristics. Acta Palentologica Sinica,39(4): 507-515.
Hua Hong, Zhang Luyi , Zhang Zifu, and Wang Jingping, 2000. New fossil evidences from latest Neoproterozoic Gaojiashan Biota, South Shaanxi. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica , 39 (3) :381 – 390.
Selected Synergistic Activities in past five years:
2009 Member of the Organizing committee, International Discussion Meeting on Continental Geology and Tectonics
2008 Co-chair, second Workshop and Summer School on “Architecture of Collisional Orogens: Eastern Alps versus China Central Orogenic Belt”, and co-leader of field trip to Qinling Mt.
2005 Co-leader of Fourth International Symposium on the Cambrian System field trip “The Neoproterozoic and Cambrian of south Shaanxi
2007 – Editor: Evolution of Life