Mingsong Li
Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University
410 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802
mul450 {at} psu.edu; limingsonglms {at} gmail.com
Research Interests: Paleoclimatology; Astronomical Forcing; Astrochronology; Chronostratigraphy; Sedimentology; Sea-level Change; Groundwater; Evolution; Earth System Modeling; Data Assimilation; Time-Series Analysis; Software Development
1. EDUCATION
2016                     Ph.D., China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Geology
2014 –2016          Johns Hopkins University (Visiting Ph.D. Student, CSC Fellow)
2012                     M.S., Jilin University, China, Paleontology and Stratigraphy
2009                     B.S., Jilin University, China, Geology
2. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2019 – pres.   Assistant Research Professor, Pennsylvania State University
2017 – 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Pennsylvania State University (Lee Kump & Andy Ridgwell)
2016 – 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, George Mason University (Linda Hinnov)
2012 – 2016 Research Assistant, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences
2013 – 2014 Teaching Assistant, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences
2009 – 2012 Research Assistant, College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University
3. SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
2016 Li Siguang Excellent Student Award Nomination (national award), The Foundation of Li Siguang Geological Science Award
2016 Best Doctoral Dissertation, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
2016 Top 10 Talented Graduate Students Award, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
2016 CUG Student Award, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
2012 Outstanding Student Presentation Award, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
2012 First Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
2012 Excellent Graduate Student Award, Jilin University
2011 Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Paleontological Society of China
2010 First Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award, Symposium on hydrocarbon resources investigation in Songliao Basin and adjacent area
2009 Excellent Student Award, Jilin University
2008 CNPC Scholarship, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
2007-2008 National Encouragement scholarship, Ministry of Education, China
2007 Outstanding Student Leader, Jilin University
4. Publications
       
Sept 13, 2019: h-index: 8, citations: 253
# = Student Advisee

2019
16. Matthias Sinnesael, David De Vleeschouwer, Christian Zeeden, Sietske J. Batenburg, Da Silva Anne-Christine, Niels J. de Winter, Jaume Dinarès-Turell, Anna Joy Drury, Gabriele Gambacorta, Frits Hilgen, Linda Hinnov, Alexander J.L. Hudson, David B. Kemp, Margriet Lantink, Jiri Laurin, Mingsong Li, Diederik Liebrand, Chao Ma, Stephen Meyers, Johannes Monkenbusch, Sandro Montanari, Theresa Nohl, Heiko Pälike, Damien Pas, Micha Ruhl, Nicolas Thibault, Maximilian Vahlenkamp, Luis Valero, Sébastien Wouters, Huaichun Wu, Philippe Claeys. 2019. The Cyclostratigraphy Intercomparison Project (CIP): consistency, merits and pitfalls. Earth-Science Reviews (invited), accepted pending minor revision
15. Qingda Su, Junsheng Nie, Zeng Luo, Mingsong Li, Richard Heermance, Carmala Garzione. 2019. Detection of strong precession cycles from the late Pliocene sedimentary records of northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008447
14. Mingsong Li, Linda Hinnov, Lee Kump. 2019Acycle: time-series analysis software for paleoclimate projects and education, Computers & Geosciences. 127: 12-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2019.02.011​​​​​​​
13. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, James Ogg, Yang Zhang, Linda Hinnov, Huaichun Wu, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Zhuoyan Zou. 2019. Paleoclimate proxies for cyclostratigraphy: Comparative analysis using a Lower Triassic marine section in South China. Earth-Science Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.01.011
2015 - 2018
12. Mingsong Li, Lee Kump, Linda Hinnov, Michael Mann. 2018. Tracking variable sedimentation rates and astronomical forcing in Phanerozoic paleoclimate proxy series with evolutionary correlation coefficients and hypothesis testing, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 501: 165-179. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.08.041
11. Mingsong Li, Linda Hinnov, Chunju Huang, James Ogg. 2018. Sedimentary noise and sea levels linked to land-ocean water exchange and obliquity forcing. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03454-y
10. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov, Weizhe Chen, James Ogg, Wei Tian. 2018. Astrochronology of the Anisian stage (Middle Triassic) at the Guandao reference section, South ChinaEarth and Planetary Science Letters. 482: 591-606, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.11.042
9. Mingsong Li, Yang Zhang, Chunju Huang, James Ogg, Linda Hinnov, Yongdong Wang, Zhuoyan Zou, Liqin Li. 2017. Astronomical tuning and magnetostratigraphy of the Upper Triassic Xujiahe Formation of South China and Newark Supergroup of North America: implications for the Late Triassic time scaleEarth and Planetary Science Letters. 475: 207-223. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.015
8. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov, James Ogg, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Yang Zhang. 2016. Obliquity-forced climate during the Early Triassic hothouse in China. Geology. 44(8): 623-626, doi: 10.1130/G37970.1 [Cover Story]
7. Mingsong Li, James Ogg, Yang Zhang, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Zhuoyan Zou. 2016. Astronomical-cycle scaling of the End-Permian Extinction and the Early Triassic Epoch of South China and Germany. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 441:10-25, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.017
6. Zhuoyan Zou, Chunju Huang, Mingsong Li, Yang Zhang. 2016. Climate response to astronomical forcing during the Oligocene-Miocene transition in the equatorial Atlantic (ODP Site 926). Science China Earth Sciences. 59(8): 1665-1673, doi: 10.1007/s11430-016-5311-y
5. Yang Zhang, Mingsong Li, James Ogg, Paul Montgomery, Chunju Huang, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Zhiqiang Shi, Paul Enos, Daniel J. Lehrmann, 2015. Cycle-calibrated magnetostratigraphy of middle Carnian from South China: Implications for Late Triassic time scale and termination of the Yangtze Platform. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 436, 135-166. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.05.033
2010 - 2013
4. Yuewu Sun*, Mingsong Li*, Wenchun Ge, Yanlong Zhang, Dejun Zhang, 2013. Eastward termination of the Solonker–Xar Moron River Suture determined by detrital zircon U–Pb isotopic dating and Permian floristics. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 75, 243-250. doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.07.018
3. Yuewu Sun, Mingsong Li, Guowei Zhao. 2012, A new terrestrial lithostratigraphic unit of the Cisuralian (Early Permian) in the Yanbian area, Jilin Province (in Chinese with English abstract): Journal of Stratigraphy, 36, 89-96.
2. Mingsong Li, Yuewu Sun, Guowei Zhao. 2011, Discovery of Early Permian Cathaysia flora from Daxinggou of Wangqing County, Yanbian area, Jilin Province, China and its geological significance (in Chinese with English abstract): Advances in Earth Science, 26, 339-346.
1. Shuqin Zhang, Yuying Liu, Mingsong Li2010, Eocene-Miocene palynological assemblages in Wanchang area of Jilin and their stratigraphic significance (in Chinese with English abstract): Global Geology, 29, 357-362.

5. Conference Abstracts
2019
48. Mingsong Li, Lee R. Kump, Fuqing Zhang, Andy Ridgwell, Gregory J. Hakim, Jessica E. Tierney. 2019. Assessing the impact of new observations on improved understanding of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
# 47. Meng Wang, Honghan Chen, Mingsong Li. 2019. Tracking Paleogene lake level change and its long-term cyclicities by using sedimentary noise. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
46. Gregory Hakim, Daniel Amrhein, Lee Kump, Mingsong Li, Steven Malevich, Chris Poulsen, Andy Ridgwell, Robert Tardif, Jessica Tierney, and Jiang Zhu. 2019. Tropical Variability from the Last Glacial Maximum to Present. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
45. Jessica Tierney, Steven Malevich, Jiang Zhu, Jonathan King, Chris Poulsen, Andy Ridgwell, Mingsong Li, Lee Kump, Robert Tardif and Greg Hakim. 2019. Glacial cooling and climate sensitivity revisited. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
44. Jessica Tierney, Jiang Zhu, Jonathan King, Mingsong Li, Steven Malevich, Chris Poulsen, Andy Ridgwell, Greg Hakim, Robert Tardif, and Lee Kump. 2019. A new view of the Eocene greenhouse world from paleoclimate data assimilation. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
43. Christian Zeeden, Matthias Sinnesael, Mingsong Li, Arne Ulfers, and Thomas Wonik. 2019. Towards systematic probing for Milankovic cycles in borehole logging data and complex settings. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
42. Dongyang Liu, Chunju Huang, David Kemp, Mingsong Li, Meiyi Yu, William Foster. 2019. Orbital forcing in the Middle Triassic of the eastern Tethys: implications for paleoclimate and eustasy. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
41. Tan Zhang, Changmin Zhang, Mingsong Li, Tailiang Fan. 2019. Cyclostratigraphy of the Lower Triassic terrestrial successions in the Junggar Basin, northwestern China. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
40. Naihua Xue, Wei Wang, Mingsong Li. 2019. Astrochronology and Geochemistry for the Doushantuo Formation of Ediacaran of Yichang in South China. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
39. Yan Chen, Yang Zhang, James G Ogg, Haishui Jiang, Zhiming Sun, Mingsong Li. 2019. Integrated Early Triassic time scale of geomagnetic polarity, cyclostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and geochemical excursions from South China and its global correlation. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [upcoming]
38. Jessica E. Tierney, Jonathan King, Steven Brewster Malevich, Tripti Bhattacharya, Ran Feng, Jiang Zhu, Mingsong Li, Chris J. Poulsen, Alan M. Haywood, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Andy Ridgwell, Greg Hakim, Robert Tardif, Lee R. Kump. 2019. New Views of Warm Worlds from Paleoclimate Data Assimilation. Goldschmidt 2019, Barcelona, Spain.
37. Christian Zeeden, Matthias Sinnesael, Mingsong Li, Arne Ulfers, and Thomas Wonik. 2019. Towards systematic probing for Milankovic cycles in borehole logging data and complex settings. STRATI, 3rd International Congress on Stratigraphy. Milano, Italy. [Poster]
36. Christian Zeeden, Matthias Sinnesael, Mingsong Li, Arne Ulfers, and Thomas Wonik. 2019. EGU2019-3284: Borehole log cyclostratigraphy: towards systematic probing for Milankovic cycles in logging data. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria. [Poster]

2018
35. Mingsong Li, Linda Hinnov, Lee Kump. 2018. A time-series analysis software package (Acycle) for paleoclimate research and education. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA. [Upcoming]
34. Naihua Xue, Chengguo Guan, Bo Wang, Mingsong Li. 2018. Astronomical Time Scale of the Ediacaran Period of South China. AGU Fall Meeting, Washington DC, USA. [Upcoming]
33. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, James Ogg, Linda Hinnov, Yang Zhang, Weizhe Chen, Wei Tian. 2018. Astrochronology of the end-Permian extinction and the Early-Middle Triassic. Goldschmidt 2018, Boston, USA. [Invited Oral]
32. Mingsong Li, Lee R. Kump, Linda A. Hinnov, Michael E. Mann, Andy Ridgwell. 2018. New methods for astrochronological calibration of paleoclimate proxies and significance for deep time data assimilation. The 3rd DeepMIP meeting, Bristol, UK. [Oral]
31. Mingsong Li, Linda Hinnov, Chunju Huang, James Ogg. 2018. Sedimentary noise and Early Triassic sea levels linked to land–ocean water exchange and obliquity forcing. International Symposium on Deep-time Environmental & Climatic Extremes and Biotic Responses, Wuhan, China. [Invited Oral]
30. Mingsong Li, Yang Zhang, Chunju Huang, James Ogg, Linda Hinnov, Yongdong Wang, Zhuoyan Zou, Liqin Li, Stephen Grasby, Yijiang Zhong, Keke Huang. 2017. Astrochronology and magnetostratigraphy of the Xujiahe Formation of South China and Newark Supergroup of North America: implications for the Late Triassic time scale. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA. [Poster]
2016 - 2017
29. Lee Kump, Mingsong Li (presenter), Linda Hinnov. 2017. Tracking variable sedimentation rates in orbitally forced paleoclimate proxy series. AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA. [Poster]
28. Mingsong Li, Yang Zhang, James Ogg, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov, Zhong-Qiang Chen. 2017. Triassic Time Scale from Astronomical-tuned Magnetostratigraphy. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 49(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-302748. [Oral]
27. Yan Chen, Yang Zhang, James Ogg, Mingsong Li, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Chengyi Tu, Daoliang Chu. 2017. Magnetostratigraphy of the continental reference section for latest Permian through Early Triassic of North China at Dayulin (Henan province). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 49(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-301904. [Oral]
26. Mingsong Li, Yang Zhang, James Ogg (presenter), Chunju Huang, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Linda Hinnov. 2017. Triassic TimeScale from Astronomical-tuned Magnetostratigraphy. The 4th International Conference of Geobiology. Wuhan, China [Oral]
25. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, James Ogg, Linda Hinnov, Yang Zhang, Zhong-Qiang Chen. 2017. Cyclo-magnetostratigraphy of the global Triassic. The First CUG Forum for Overseas Young Scholars. China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) [Oral]
24. Wei Liu, Huaichun Wu, Linda Hinnov, Chao Ma, Mingsong Li. 2017. Astronomically forced deposition in the Early Cretaceous Songliao synrift basin, China and its paleoclimatic implications. Joint 52nd Northeastern Annual Section / 51st North-Central Annual Section Meeting – 2017, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 49(2), doi: 10.1130/abs/2017NE-290749. [oral]
23. Linda Hinnov, Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang. 2016. Bio-cyclo-magneto-stratigraphy solves longstanding problems of the global Triassic: astronomically paced aquifer-eustasy, interregional platform correlation, and geologic time. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [Invited, oral]
22. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov, James Ogg, Yang Zhang. 2016. On the timescale controversy of the Spathian substage (Early Triassic) in South China. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, USA. [Poster]
21. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov, Weizhe Chen, Wei Tian. 2016. Astronomical-cycle scaling of the Anisian Stage in South China: implications for biotic recovery following the end-Permian mass extinction. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, USA. [Oral]
20. Yang Zhang, Mingsong Li, James Ogg, Linda Hinnov, Chunju Huang, Zhong-Qiang Chen. 2016. Cycle-calibrated magnetostratigraphy and time scales for the Early and early-Late Triassic. International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa. [Oral]
2012 - 2015
19. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov. 2015. Testing multiple paleoclimatic proxies in a Triassic marine record from China. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA. [Poster]
18. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov. 2015. Intermittent obliquity-forced climate during the Early Triassic. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA. [Oral]
17. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov, James Ogg, Yang Zhang, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Zhuoyan Zou. 2015. An astronomical time scale for Triassic ecosystem recovery in South China. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA. [Poster]
16. Yang Zhang, Mingsong Li, James Ogg, Paul Montgomery, Chunju Huang, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Zhiqiang Shi, Paul Enos, Daniel J. Lehrmann, 2015. Cycle-calibrated Magnetostratigraphy of middle Carnian from South China: Implications for Late Triassic Time Scale and Termination of the Yangtze Platform. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA. [Oral]
15. Mingsong Li, Linda Hinnov, Chunju Huang, James Ogg, Zhong-Qiang, Chen, Yang Zhang. 2015. Cyclostratigraphy and Integrated Time Scale of the Early Triassic. 2nd Boreal Triassic Conference and 12th International Workshop on the Permo-Triassic, Svalbard, Norway. [Oral]
14. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Linda Hinnov. 2015. Multiple proxies of ancient climate and sea-level change: A Permian-Triassic transition example. Geological Society of America Southeastern Section - 64th Annual Meeting. Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. [Oral]
13. Mingsong Li, James Ogg, Chunju Huang, Yang Zhang, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Linda Hinnov, 2014. Astrochronology of the Early Triassic from South China, IsoAstro Geochronology Workshop: The integration and intercalibration of radioisotopic and astrochronologic time scales, Madison, USA. [Oral]
12. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, James Ogg, Yang Zhang, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Linda Hinnov, 2014. Cyclostratigraphy of the Early Triassic from South China. The Third Conference on Earth Systems Science, Shanghai, China. [Oral]
11. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Yang Zhang, Linda Hinnov, James Ogg, 2014. Astrochronology of the Early Triassic from South China and the Earth system model, The 3rd International Conference of Geobiology – Combing ancient records with the present day observations. Wuhan, China. 100-101. [Oral]
10. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Yang Zhang, Zhuoyan Zou, James Ogg, 2013. Astronomical calibration of the duration of the Induan Stage (Early Triassic), The 11th National Congress of the Palaeontological Society of China (PSC) and the 27th Annual Conference of PSC, Dongyang, China, p. 119. [Oral]
9. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Yang Zhang, Zhuoyan Zou, Shifeng Tian, Xiaoqing Liu, 2013. High-resolution rock color series of the Permian-Triassic succession at Xiakou section, Yichang, Hubei Province and its response to orbital forcing, Abstract of the 5th National Symposium on Sedimentology, Hangzhou, China, 431-432. [Oral]
8. Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, Yang Zhang, Shifeng Tian, Zhuoyan Zou, Xiaoqing Liu, 2013. Astrochronology of the Griesbachian substage (Lower Triassic) from Xiakou section, Hubei Province, South China, in Zhong-Qiang Chen, Hao Yang, Genming Luo. (Eds.), World Summit on P-Tr Mass Extinction & Extreme Climate Change, Wuhan, China, 42-43. [Oral]
7. Mingsong Li, Yuewu Sun, Wenchun Ge, Xingzhou Zhang, Fengxu Zhang, Shuqin Zhang, Yanlong Zhang, Guowei Zhao, Dejun Zhang, 2013. Eastward termination of the Xar Moron River Suture in Jilin Province, The 6th National Symposium on Structure Geology & Geodynamics, Changchun, China, pp. 242-243. [Poster]
2010 - 2012
6. Mingsong Li, Yuewu Sun, Xingzhou Zhang, Wenchun Ge, 2012, Gaya River - Tumen River: closed place of the Paleo-Asian Ocean. The Second Conference on Deep-Sea Research and Earth Systems Science, Shanghai, 53-54.[Poster]
5. Mingsong Li, Yuewu Sun, Wenchun Ge, Yanlong Zhang, 2011, Age of the Kaishantun Flora in Yanbian area, Jilin: constrained by detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology. 26th Annual Conference of Palaeontological Society of China, Guanling, 99-100.[Poster]
4. Yuewu Sun, Xingzhou Zhang, Mingsong Li, 2011, New material on Permian phytogeography in the Yanbian area, eastern Jilin Province, China: Proceedings of the Proc Russian Sci Conference with foreign participants on Geological processes in the lithospheric plates subduction, collision, and slid environments, Dalnauka, Vladivostok, 153.
3. Yuewu Sun, Shuqin Zhang, Mingsong Li, Dejun Zhang, 2011, Carboniferous-Permian stratigraphy in Northeastern North China Plate. 26th Annual Conference of Palaeontological Society of China, Guanling, 91-92.
2. Mingsong Li, Yuewu Sun, Guowei Zhao, 2010, Permian Phytogeography in Yanbian area, Jilin. Annual Conference of Paleobotany sub-society of China, Jinghong, 32. [Oral]
1. Mingsong Li, Guowei Zhao, Chengwen Wang, Yuewu Sun, 2010, Eastern extension of the Xar Moron River Suture: evidence from Cathaysia flora from Daxinggou town, Wangqing County, NE China. Symposium on Hydrocarbon Resources Investigation in Songliao Basin and adjacent area, Songyuan, 69-70. [Oral]​​​
6. Speaking Engagements
       
        11. Lehigh University. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. September 5, 2019. Invited Speaker.
        10. George Mason University. Fairfax, Virginia, USA. March 28, 2019. Invited Speaker.     
        9. Pennsylvania State University. State College, Pennsylvania, USA. September 21, 2018
        8. Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. May 11, 2018. Invited Speaker.
        7. Nanjing University. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. May 9, 2018. Invited Speaker.
        6. China University of Geosciences. Wuhan, Hubei, China. March 26, 2018. Invited Speaker.
        5. Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. January 18, 2018. Invited Speaker.
        4. Peking University. Beijing, China. October 19, 2017. Invited Speaker.
        3. Pennsylvania State University. State College, Pennsylvania, USA. April 14, 2017
        2. China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). Wuhan, Hubei, China. March 19, 2017. Invited Speaker.
        1. George Mason University. Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences, Geology Seminar Series. Fairfax, Virginia, USA. October 8, 2015

7. Teaching Experience
Fall 2019 Interim Instructor, Pennsylvania State University [upcoming]
      GEOSC 204-Geobiology: Co-designing and teaching lectures on paleoclimate and mass extinctions.
Sept 2019 Invited Short Course, Lehigh University
      Acycle: Time-series analysis software for paleoclimate research and education.
Aug 2019 Online Instructor, IGCP-652 Pre-meeting workshop for spectral analysis
      ICGP-652: High-resolution Paleozoic geologic timescale. Co-designing lectures and preparing course materials for hands-on time series analysis using Acycle software.
2018-2019 Instructor, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) & Pennsylvania State University
      Time series analysis: Taught cyclostratigraphy and time series analysis for over 25 trainees using MATLAB, R, and my time series analysis package (Acycle).
Spring 2016 Interim Instructor, George Mason University
      GEOL304-Sedimentary Geology: Analysis and interpretation of sediment, sedimentary rocks and strata: Taught 10+ students to implement chronostratigraphic analysis using MATLAB and Excel to understand cyclical patterns of climate change in the Newark Basin.
Spring 2016 Interim Instructor, George Mason University
      GEOL565/CLIM759-Paleoceanography: Investigation of ocean evolution through geologic time: Taught 10+ students to understand the basics of geologic time.
2014 Teaching assistant, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
      Astronomical Forcing of the Paleoclimate System: Guided 25+ students to understand astronomical forcing of the climate and cyclostratigraphy via hands-on astrochronological lab work and the interpretation of chronostratigraphic information.
2013 Teaching assistant, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
      Sequence Stratigraphy: Assisted in preparing teaching materials.
8. STUDENT MENTORSHIP
Pennsylvania State University
    Graduate student mentorship:
         Meng Wang: 1-year visiting Ph.D. student from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), since July 2019
        Oluwaseyi Ajayi (for cyclostratigraphy and time series analysis)
China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
    Graduate student mentorship:
        Yang (Wendy) Zhang (for Earth history, now at Purdue University)
        Zhuoyan Zou (for geology; now at Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, China)
    Undergraduate thesis supervision:
        Weizhe Chen (for time series analysis; now at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan)
        Zhihao Song (for field geology and astrochronology)
Jilin University, China
    Graduate student mentorship:
        Dejun Zhang (for paleobotany and geology; now at China Geological Survey, Shenyang)
    Undergraduate thesis supervision:
        Mengchi Li (for paleontology and stratigraphy)
9. Funding
       
2016 Research Fellowships of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office to Non-EU postdocs       
        Earth’s obliquity forcing of climate change after the Permo-Triassic mass extinction: a global correlation (declined and accepted position at Penn State)
2015 George Mason University Travel Grant                                                             
        for the 2nd Boreal Triassic Conference and 12th International Workshop on the Permo-Triassic in Svalbard, Norway
2015 China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) Conference Travel Grant (1)
2015 China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) Conference Travel Grant (2) 
2015 Geologic Timescale Foundation Grant
        Educational Grant for Triassic Climate and Timescale Research at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Geological Survey, Germany and for Climate-Cycle Field-Training Conference in Sicily, Italy
2015 Geologic Timescale Foundation Grant                                                                      
      Collaborative Research on the Early Triassic time scale
2014 China Scholarship Council (Grant No. 201406410029)                                        
        Astrochronology of Triassic Type Stratigraphic Sections in South China
2014 IsoAstro Geochronology Workshop Travel Grant                                                     
2014 National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (No. 41302113)
        Recognition of Milankovitch cycles from the Xujiahe Formation in the Western Sichuan basin and the establishment of astronomical time scale (Senior personnel – co-written)
2012 National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (No. 41102004) 
        Study of the Carboniferous conodont in the central Jilin area (Senior personnel – co-written)
2011 Program of Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education, China
        Late Paleozoic Phytogeography of Yanbian area, Jilin (Senior personnel – co-written)

10. PARTICIPATED PROJECTS
        Mar 2017 – present, Heising-Simons Foundation award (2016-011), “Paleoclimate Data Assimilation for Deep Time”
        Sept 2016 – Feb 2017, NSF-Standard Grant-OCE-1303605, “Collaborative Research: The relationship between multi-year droughts in California, coupled ocean-atmosphere climate oscillations and climate forcing”
        Jan 2014 – Dec 2016, National Science Fund of China for Excellent Young Scholars (Grant No. 41322013), “Astronomical cycles and Deep-time Global Change”
        Sept 2012 – Dec 2014 The National Basic Research Program (973 Program), Task G of “Climate and Environment Evolution in the late Mesozoic Greenhouse” (2012CB822000-G)
        2011 – 2012 China Geological Survey. “Stratigraphic Correlation of the Carboniferous-Permian in Tianshan-Xingmeng Tectonic Region”
        2011 – 2012 Institute of Mineral Resources, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. “Stratigraphy of the Devonian-Carboniferous in the Northeastern China and Prospects of Hydrocarbon Resources”
        Sept 2009 – Jun 2012 National Strategic Research Center of Oil & Gas. Hydrocarbon Resources “Investigation in the Late Paleozoic in Songliao Basin and adjacent area” (14B09XQ1201)
11. Research Experiences
(1) Field Experiences (20 field trips since Sept 2012, plus over 25 trips before Sept 2012)
        Oct 2018 The 83rd Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA. Took part.
        Sept 2015 Sedimentary cycles and Geologic time: A cyclostratigraphy (work) excursion to Sicily, Italy. Took part.
        Sept 2015 Cyclo-magnetostratigraphy of the Carnian Stage, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Geological Survey, German. Took part.
        May 2015 Cyclostratigraphy of the Ordovician Period, Cumberland, Maryland, USA. Took part.
        Jul 2014 Paleoclimatology of the Carnian Stage, Guizhou Province, SW China. Leader.
        Jul 2014 Cyclostratigraphy of the Late Triassic, Gansu Province, NW China. Took part.
        Jun 2014 Paleoclimatology of the Early Triassic, Anhui Province, Central China. Leader.
        Jun 2014 Cyclostratigraphy of the Middle Triassic, Guizhou Province, SW China. Leader.
        Jun 2014 Integrated stratigraphy of the Carnian Stage, Sichuan Province, SW China. Took part.
        May 2014 Cyclostratigraphy of Meishan GSSPs, Zhejiang Province, China. Leader.
        Apr 2014 Integrated stratigraphy of the Carnian Stage, Guizhou Province, SW China. Took part.
        Apr 2014 Cyclostratigraphy of the Early Triassic, Hubei Province, Central China. Leader.
        Dec 2013 Integrated stratigraphy of the Triassic-Jurassic, Sichuan, China. Took part.
        Oct 2013 Paleoclimatology of the Early Triassic, Anhui Province, Central China. Leader.
        Aug 2013 Cyclostratigraphy of the Late Triassic, Sichuan Province, SW China. Leader.
        Jul 2013 Paleoclimatology of the Late Triassic, Gansu Province, NW China. Took part.
        Jun 2013 Cyclostratigraphy of the Late Triassic, Sichuan Province, SW China. Took part.
        May 2013 Paleoclimatology of the Early Triassic, Hubei Province, China. Leader.
        Dec 2012 Integrated stratigraphy of the Triassic-Jurassic, Sichuan, China. Took part.
        Oct 2012 Cyclostratigraphy of the Early Triassic, Hubei Province, Central China. Took part.
(2) Professional Development
        Aug 2018 Data Science in Geochemistry workshop, Goldschmidt Conference, 1 day
        May 2017 Data assimilation training, University of Washington, 1 week
        May 2017 Earth system model, University of California, Riverside, 3 days
        Apr 2017 Time series analysis workshop, Lehigh University, 3 days
        Mar 2015 Geochronology training, Purdue University, 4 days
        Feb 2015 3D CT scanning, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 1 day
        Oct 2014 Paleomagnetic laboratories and instrumentation training, Lehigh University, 2 days
        Aug 2014 Geochronology workshop, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1 week
        Nov 2013 Cyclostratigraphy workshop, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), 1 week
        Mar 2013 Geochemical experimental training, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 days
        Nov 2011 LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology of detrital zircons, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 5 days
 (3) Skills
        Expertise: Demonstrated leadership in field work planning and implementation; strong hands-on experience in sampling and measurement for cyclostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy; paleomagnetic laboratories and instrumentation; high resolution multi-sensor core logging; Earth system modeling (cGENIE); ensemble Kalman filter data assimilation; graphical user interface (desktop application) programming
        Programming: MATLAB, Python, R, HTML, Markdown
12. SOFTWARE PACKAGES
Acycle: Time-series analysis software for paleoclimate research and education
      A comprehensive and easy-to-use desktop application on MacOS and Windows
     Facilitating research of 100+ scientists at Columbia University (USA), University of Calgary (Canada), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), Utrecht University (Netherlands), University of Padova (Italy), University of Zaragoza (Spain), National Observatory (Brazil), etc.
      "It is truly an amazing contribution to the geosciences community. As someone who has spent much of the last 50 years trying to understand cyclic carbonates on shallow platforms, and having been involved with my students in some of the early work on stratigraphic modelling of the effects of Milankovitch forcing of carbonate platform stratigraphy, I was blown away by the power of the Acycle software. … It opens up much needed access to these powerful tools for a wide audience in the sedimentary geology and paleoclimate community. Thanks again for all your efforts. A really marvellous job." - Dr. J. Fred Read (Emeritus Professor of Sedimentary Geology, Virginia Tech)
      "His Acycle software will become the standard tool for time-scale applications by all international workers." - Dr. James G. Ogg (Professor, Purdue University)
DYNOT.m: MATLAB GUI program for the dynamic noise after orbital tuning 
      (Li et al., 2018, Nature Communications)
pda.m; MATLAB code generating modeled obliquity amplitude modulations 
      ​​​​​​​(Li et al., 2016, Geology)
13. Professional Activities
(1) Conference Chair and Convener       
        2019 AGU Fall Meeting. Primary Convener, Topical Session: Chronostratigraphy using Magnetic Methods [upcoming]
        2019 AGU Fall Meeting. Primary Convener, Topical Session: Cyclostratigraphy and Astronomical Forcing of Past Climates [upcoming]
        2018 AGU Fall Meeting. Chair and Primary Convener, Topical Session: Cyclostratigraphy and Astrochronology in Deep Time
        2018 International Symposium on Deep-time Environmental & Climatic Extremes and Biotic Responses, Wuhan, China. Co-Chair, Session: Triassic
        2018 European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018. Co-Convener, Session CL1.31: Climate response to orbital forcing
        2017 AGU Fall Meeting. Co-chair and co-convener, Topical Session PP42B: Cyclostratigraphy and Astronomical Forcing of Past Climates
        2017 GSA Annual Meeting. Co-chair and co-convener, Topical Session T47: Recent Developments in Cyclostratigraphy
(2) Journal Referee (39+ review reports):
        Science (1), Geology (3), Arabian Journal of Geosciences (1), Computers & Geosciences (1), Cretaceous Research (2), Earth and Planetary Science Letters (3), Earth-Science Reviews (1), Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (1), Geophysical Research Letters (1), Geoscience Frontiers (1), Journal of Geophysics & Remote Sensing (1), Journal of King Saud University–Science (2), Marine and Petroleum Geology (3), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (14), Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology (1), Precambrian Research (1), Quaternary Science Reviews (1), Sedimentology (1)
(3) Judge
        2018 Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA), AGU 
        2017 Tenth Annual Postdoc Research Exhibition, Penn State
(4) Scientific Membership
        American Geophysical Union (AGU)                2015 - Present
        Geological Society of America (GSA)               2015 - Present
        Paleontological Society of China (PSC)        2011 - Present
14. SELECTED NEWS & INTERVIEWS

April 2018 Penn State Today, Science Daily, Physics News, and EurekAlert: “Connection of sea level and groundwater missing link in climate response”
April 2018 Europa Press: “La inclinación terrestre altera el nivel del mar sin hielo en los polos”
Sept 2017 Chinese Academy of Sciences: “A Step Toward A Complete Triassic Time Scale: Proposal from China”
Sept 2017 Xinhua News Agency: “New evidence for the Geological Time Scale from China”
Sept 2017 People.cn and China University of Geosciences (Wuhan): “Scientists make progress in the area of the Triassic timescale”
July 2016 Science Daily: “Researchers of the China University of Geosciences: Astronomically forced catastrophes during the Early Triassic”
July 2016 People.cn: “Status of Earth's time: 22-hour length-of-day and a 398-day year 250 million years ago”
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