HUA Hong

Full Professor of Palaeontology, Department of Geology, Northwest University
229Th North Taibei Road
Xi’an, Shaanxi, P. R. China
Phone: 0086-29-88303003 (office)
Fax: 0086-29-88304789


Short curriculum and Awards
Professional career
(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
(ii). Appointments:
● 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


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