Mingsong Li, Ph.D.
Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University
410 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802
mul450 {at} psu.edu; limingsonglms {at} gmail.com
Research Interests: Sedimentology; stratigraphy; paleoclimatology; paleoceanography; astronomical forcing; geochronology; Earth system modeling; data assimilation; detrital zircon geochronology; PETM; Triassic; sea-level change; evolution
1. EDUCATION
        2012 - 2016        China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)        Ph.D. Geology. 
                Advisor: Chunju Huang; 
               Committee Members: Linda Hinnov, James Ogg, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Yiming Gong
        2014 - 2016        Johns Hopkins University        Visiting Ph.D. student. Advisor: Linda Hinnov
        2009 - 2012        Jilin University        M.S. Paleontology and Stratigraphy
        2005 - 2009        Jilin University        B.S. Geology

2. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
        2019 – 2020 Assistant Research Professor, Pennsylvania State University
        2017 – 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Pennsylvania State University (Lee Kump and Andy Ridgwell)
        2016 – 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, George Mason University (Linda Hinnov)
        2012 – 2016 Research Assistant, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences
         2014 Teaching Assistant, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences
         2013 Teaching Assistant, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences
        2009 – 2012 Research Assistant, College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University
3. Awards
(1) Professional awards
        2016 The Foundation of Li Siguang Geological Science Award, Li Siguang Excellent Student Award Nomination (National Award)
        2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (top 6 of 1,500 participants, ranking #1), China University of Geosciences ($184)
        2012 First Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award, China University of Geosciences ($100)
        2012 Third Place Scientific Paper Award, Jilin University ($50)
        2011 Excellent Student Poster Presentation Award, 26th Annual Conference of Paleontological Society of China
        2010 First Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award, Symposium on hydrocarbon resources investigation in Songliao Basin and adjacent area (ranking #1)
(2) University awards (selected from >23 awards)
        2016 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) ($100)
        2016 Top 10 Talented Graduate Students Award, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) ($150)
        2016 CUG Student Award, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) ($300)
        2012 Excellent Graduate Student Award, Jilin University
        2009 Excellent Student Award, Jilin University
        2007 Outstanding Student Leader, Jilin University
4. Publications
        ResearchGate:    http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mingsong_Li
        Citations: 164;  h-index: 7 (Dec. 1, 2018)
(1) Under review and in preparation
        Mingsong Li, Linda Hinnov, Lee Kump. Acycle: a time-series analysis software for education and paleoclimate projects, Computers and Geosciences [under review]
        Mingsong Li, Chunju Huang, James Ogg, Yang Zhang, Linda Hinnov, Huaichun Wu, Zhong-Qiang Chen, Zhuoyan Zou. Understanding cyclic sedimentary record: power decomposition and hierarchical cluster analysis of 16 physical climate proxies from Early Triassic marine section in South China. Earth-Science Reviews [in revision
(2) Published, in press or accepted
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 [PDF]
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 [PDF] [SM1]
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]  [PDF] [SM]
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 [PDF] [SM1]
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 [PDF]
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 [PDF]
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 [PDF]
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. [PDF]
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. [PDF]
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. [PDF]

5. Conference Abstracts
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
        9. Xiamen University. Xiamen, Fujian, China. Jan 10, 2019. Invited Speaker. [upcoming]      
        8. Pennsylvania State University. State College, Pennsylvania, USA. September 21, 2018
        7. Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. May 11, 2018. Invited Speaker.
        6. Nanjing University. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. May 9, 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
        5. Spring 2018 Time series analysis, Pennsylvania State University, USA and China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China. 10+ scientists, postdocs, and graduate students, mentor.
        4. Spring 2016 GEOL304-Sedimentary Geology: Analysis and interpretation of sediment, sedimentary rocks and strata. George Mason University, USA. Teaching assistant
        3. Spring 2016 GEOL565/CLIM759-Paleoceanography: Investigation of ocean evolution through geologic time. George Mason University, USA. Teaching assistant
        2. 2014 Astronomical Forcing of the Paleoclimate System. China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China. Teaching assistant
        1. 2013 Sequence Stratigraphy. China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China. Teaching assistant
8. Funding (total $104,977)
        2016 Research Fellowships of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) to Non-EU postdocs. Earth’s obliquity forcing of climate change after the Permo-Triassic mass extinction: a global correlation 
        2015 International Conferences Funding of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) for attending December 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA
        2015 George Mason University research funding for the 2nd Boreal Triassic Conference and 12th International Workshop on the Permo-Triassic in Svalbard, Norway (28 Aug-2 Sept 2015)
        2015 International Conferences Funding of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) for attending March 2015 Geological Society of America Southeastern Section - 64th Annual Meeting, Tennessee, USA
        2015 Geologic Timescale Foundation, Educational Grant for Triassic Climate and Timescale Research at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Geological Survey, German (3-11 Sept); and for Climate-Cycle Field-Training Conference in Sicily, Italy (12-19 Sept)
        2015 Geologic Timescale Foundation, Collaborative Research on the Early Triassic time scale at Purdue University
        2014 IsoAstro Geochronology Workshop: The integration and intercalibration of radioisotopic and astrochronologic time scales, Madison, USA
        2014 China Scholarship Council, Astrochronology of Triassic Type Stratigraphic Sections in South China, Funding No. 201406410029.

9. Projects
        Mar 2017 – Dec 2018, Heising-Simons Foundation award (2016-011), “Paleoclimate Data Assimilation for Deep Time”, Took part
        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”, Took part
        Jan 2014 – Dec 2016, National Science Fund of China for Excellent Young Scholars (Grant No. 41322013), “Astronomical cycles and Deep-time Global Change”. Total project award: $151,000. Co-PI, ranking 5th
        Jan 2014 – Dec 2016, National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (Grant No. 41302113), “Recognition of Milankovitch cycles from the Xujiahe Formation in the Western Sichuan basin and the establishment of astronomical time scale”. Total project award: $36,226. Co-PI, ranking 4th
        Jan 2012 – Dec 2014, National Science Foundation for Young Scientists of China (Grant No. 41102004), “Study of the Carboniferous conodont in the central Jilin area”. Total project award: $37,735. Co-PI, ranking 3rd
        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), Took part
        2011 – 2012 China Geological Survey. “Stratigraphic Correlation of the Carboniferous-Permian in Tianshan-Xingmeng Tectonic Region”. Total project award: $75,470. Took part
        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”. Total project award: $75,470. Took part
        Jan 2011 – Dec 2012 Program of Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education, China, “Late Paleozoic Phytogeography of Yanbian area, Jilin Province”. Total project award: $3,020. Co-PI, ranking 2nd
        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). Took part
10. Research Experiences
(1) Field Experiences (20 field trips since Sept. 2012, plus 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) Skill & Training
        Sept 2017 – Nov 2017 Pennsylvania State University, XRF scanning of the Paleocene-Eocene drilling core in Maryland by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), 40 days
        May 2017 University of Washington, Seattle, Prof. Greg Hakim and Dr. Robert Tardif, data assimilation training, 7 days
        May 2017 University of California, Riverside, cGENIE Earth system model on the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), 3 days
        Apr 2017 Lehigh University, Time-series analysis workshop, 3 days
        Mar 2015 Purdue University, worked with Prof. James Ogg on the Triassic chronology, 4 days
        Feb 2015 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C., 3D CT scanning, 1 day
        Oct 2014 Lehigh University, Prof. Kenneth Kodama, Paleomagnetostratigraphic training, 2 days
        Aug 2014 University of Wisconsin–Madison, geochronology training, 1 week
        Nov 2013 China University of Geosciences, Beijing, Cyclostratigraphy training, 1 week
        Mar 2013 South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Geochemical experimental training, 2 days
        Nov 2011 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zircon Geochronology experiment, 5 days
11. Professional Activities
(1) Conference Chair and Convener
        Dec 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Chair and Primary Convener, Topical Session: Cyclostratigraphy and Astrochronology in Deep Time (with Chao Ma, Wei Liu, and Yang Zhang)
        Jun 2018 International Symposium on Deep-time Environmental & Climatic Extremes and Biotic Responses, Wuhan, China. Co-Chair, Session: Triassic (with Laishi Zhao and Dayong Jiang)
        Apr 2018 European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018. Co-Convener, Session CL1.31: Climate response to orbital forcing (with Christian Zeeden and others)
        Dec 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Co-chair, Topical Session PP42B: Cyclostratigraphy and Astronomical Forcing of Past Climates (with Rocio P Caballero-Gill, Chao Ma and Edward Gasson, co-convener with Chao Ma and David De Vleeschouwer)
        Oct 2017 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Co-chair, Topical Session T47: Recent Developments in Cyclostratigraphy (with Chao Ma and M'bark Baddouh)
(2) Service to Scientific Community
Journal Referee:
        Geology (2), Earth-Science Reviews (1), Quaternary Science Reviews (1), Precambrian Research (1), Marine and Petroleum Geology (1), Sedimentology (1), Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (1), Paleoceanography (1), Computers & Geosciences (1), Cretaceous Research (1), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (3), Geoscience Frontiers (1), Journal of Geophysics & Remote Sensing (1)
Judge:
        2017 Tenth Annual Postdoc Research Exhibition, Penn State
(3) Scientific Memberships
        Geological Society of America
        The American Geophysical Union
12. Research and Tools

3. ACycle: an integrated time-series analysis GUI program for paleoclimate projects

    Facilitate researches of 20+ scientists, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students at Columbia University (USA), Pennsylvania State University (USA), Purdue University (USA), University of Rochester (USA), University of Calgary (Canada), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Utrecht University (Netherlands), and University of Padova (Italy).

2. DYNOT: MatLab GUI program for the dynamic noise after orbital tuning. (Li et al., 2018 Nature Communications)

1. pda.m; Matlab code that was used to generate the modeled obliquity amplitude modulations presented in Fig. 3A and Fig. DR5 in Li et al. (2016, Geology) https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.859147
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