Associate Professor of Paleontology and Stratigraphy
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University
163th Xianlin Avenue, Nanjing 210046, China
B.S., Heilongjiang Institute of Science and Technology (China), Geology, 1994
M.S., Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Academia Sinica (NIGPAS), Palaeontology, 2000
Ph. D., Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Academia Sinica (NIGPAS), Palaeontology, 2003
Terrestrial Mesozoic stratigraphy. Systematics of bivalves. Integration of paleontology, stratigraphy and sedimentology in reconstructing past environmental changes, especially concerning on the formation of the Jehol Biota in western Liaoning, NE China.
Currently working on: 1) the terrestrial T-J boundary in southern China, where we found several very good sections consisting of alternated marine and nonmarine deposits with some pyroclastic intercalations. We are aiming to erect a nonmarine T-J boundary using integration of marine fossils (we have collected amounts of marine bivalves and ammonites), contents of organic carbon and radiometric dating; taphonomy of the Daohugou and Jehol biotas.
Palaeontology and Historical Geology (2006-2007), undergraduate students
Vertabrate Palaeontology (2007-2008; 2009-2010; 2010-2011; 2012-2013), undergraduate students
Field Training of Geological Survey (2006-2009), undergraduate students
1994-1997. Associate Engineer and Engineer, Harbin Institute of Coal Geology
2004-2006. Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University
2006-Present. Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University
Grants and fellowships:
2007-2009. Study on the Early Cretaceous lake-associated volcanic activities and exceptional preservation of fossils in the Sihetun area, western Liaonning, NE China (NSFC Grant, 0.37 million RMB)
2007-2009. Study on the Mesozoic Molusk Paleobiogeograhy in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation Funding, 0.37 million RMB)
2009. Palaeoenvironmental analysis of an Early Cretaceous volcanism-related lake in the Sihetun Area, Western Liaoning, NE China (DAAD fellowship, with Prof. Franz Fuersich)
2009-2011. Building of National Base for Field Training in Geology (NSFC Grant, 0.1 million RMB)
2010-2011. Late Triassic-Early Jurassic paleogeographic reconstruction in southern China (State Key Laboratory for Mineral Deposits Research Funding, 0.15 million RMB)
2011-2013. Reconstruction of Mesozoic lake ecosystems. (Bilateral Cooperation in Education and Research (BMBF) fellowship of Germany, with Prof. Franz Fuersich)
2012-2015. Late Triassic-Early Jurassic paleogeographic reconstruction in southern China and the T-J boundary (NSFC Grant, 0.78 million RMB)
2012-2016. Chronologic frame and depositional history of the main terrestrial Mesozoic and Cenozoic biotas in China (973 Program grant, 0.76 million RMB)
Supervision of graduate student:
M.S.Ya-zhuo Niu, Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic marine bivalves of Hunan and Guangdong province, South China and the biogeography of East Tethys.
Jiang B. Y., Harlow G. E., Wohletz K., Zhou Z. H., Meng J. 2014. New evidence suggests pyroclastic flows are responsible for the remarkable preservation of theJehol biota. Nature Communications, 5:3151. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4151.
Jiang, B. Y., Sinclair, H. D., Niu, Y., & Yu, J. 2014. Late Neoproterozoic–Early Paleozoic evolution of the South China Block as a retroarc thrust wedge/foreland basin system. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 23-40.
Niu, Y. Z., Jiang, B.Y., Zhang, Y.W., 2013. Late Triassic–Early Jurassic marine bivalve fossils from south china and their biostratigraphic implications. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica，52, 352-376
Hethke, M., Fürsich, F. T., Jiang, B.Y., Klaus, R. (2013). Oxygen deficiency in Lake Sihetun; formation of the Lower Cretaceous Liaoning Fossillagerstätte (China). Journal of the Geological Society, 170(5), 817-831.
Jiang B.Y., Fürsich F.T., Hethke, M., 2012. Depositional evolution of the Early Cretaceous Sihetun Lake and implications for regional climatic and volcanic history in western Liaoning, NE China. Sedimentary Geology 257–260, 31–44.
Hethke, M., Fürsich, F.T., Jiang, B.Y., Pan, Y.H., 2012. Seasonal to sub-seasonal palaeoenvironmental changes in Lake Sihetun (Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation, NE China). International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00531-012-0799-7.
Niu Y.Z., Jiang B.Y.*, Hao Huang, 2011. Triassic marine biogeography constraints on the palaeogeographic reconstruction of Tibet and adjacent areas. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 306, 160–175. （*Corresponding author）
Jiang B.Y., Fürsich Franz T., Sha Jingeng, Wang Bo, Niu Yazhuo, 2011. Early Cretaceous volcanism and its impact on fossil preservation in Western Liaoning, NE China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 302, 255-269.
Carter, J., Altaba, C., Anderson, L.,…..Jiang, B.Y., et al. 2011. A Synoptical Classification of the Bivalvia (Mollusca). University of Kansas, Paleontological Insitute, Paleontological Contributions, no. 4, p. 1-47.
Jiang B.Y., Yao Xiaogang, Niu Yazhuo, Rao Xin, Li Qijian, 2010. Outline of the Jurassic and Cretaceous systems in western Liaoning. Hefei: University of Science and Technology of China Press, 84pp (in English, with Chinese translation).
Fürsich, F.T., Sha J. G., Jiang B.Y., Pan Y. H., 2007. High resolution palaeoecological and taphonomic analysis of Early Cretaceous lake biota from western Liaoning (NE-China). Paleogeography, paleoclimatology, paleoecology 253, 434-457.
Jiang B.Y., Sha J.G., 2007. Preliminary study on the depositional environments of the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation in Sihetun area, western Liaoning, China. Cretaceous Research 28(2), 183-193.
Jiang B.Y., Sha J.G., Cai H.W., 2007. Early Cretaceous nonmarine bivalve assemblages of the Jehol Group in western Liaoning, NE China. Cretaceous Research 28(2), 199-214.
Yang W., Li S.G., Jiang B.Y., 2007. New evidence for Cretaceous age of the feathered dinosaurs of Liaoning: zircon U-Pb SHRIMP dating of the Yixian Formation in Sihetun, northeast China. Cretaceous Research 28(2), 177-182.
Jiang B.Y., Sha J.G., 2006. Late Mesozoic stratigraphy in western Liaoning, China: A review. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 28, 205-217.
Jiang B.Y., 2006. Non-marine bivalve Ferganoconcha (Bivalvia) from the Middle Jurassic in Daohugou area, Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia, China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 45(2), 259-264 (in Chinese, English abstract).
Jiang B.Y., Cai H.W., Chen S.W., 2005. Some Middle Jurassic bivalves from the Kuche depression of the Tarim Basin, northwestern China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 44(2), 296-305 (in Chinese, English abstract).
Jiang B.Y., Cai H.W., Sha J.G., 2004. Early Cretaceous Aucellina (bivalvia) from the Dajiashan area, northeastern China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 23, 365-371.
Jiang B.Y., Cai H.W.,2004. Two Aptian bivalve genera of Heterodonta from the Qihulin Formation in eastern Heilongjiang province. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 43(1), 112-117 (in Chinese, English abstract).
Jiang B.Y., 2003. Bivalve fossils from the Qihulin Formation in eastern Heilongjiang province. Chinese Journal of Zoology 38(4), 85-100 (in Chinese, English abstract).