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Xu Honghe
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  2014.2 -  Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS.  Researcher (Professor). 

  2013.9 – 2013.12  School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (UK), Advanced academic visitor.  

  2011.7- Science communication web: Fossil web (http://www.uua.cn/), Chief executive.  

  2009.3 – 2010.3, Cardiff University (UK), Postdoctoral. 

  2009.1- 2014.1  Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS. Associate Researcher. 

  2000.9 - 2006.9  Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS. Ph.D 

  2000.7, Nanjing University. Bachelor of Science 


  Origin and evolution of early land plants, Silurian and Devonian plant fossils and biostratigraphy worldwide. Dr. Xu treats the study of early land plant evolution as the life career. Research work of recent years can be summarized as 1) detailed study on China late Middle Devonian land plant diversity; 2) evolutionary study on significant evolutionary characters of dozens of Devonian plant taxa; 3) theoretical analyzing the some Devonian plant habits and palaeoecological features; 4) reconstructions of some plant’s evolution and emigration pattern in the geological periods; 5) discussions of palaeoenvironments of key evolution points of early land plants. Dr. Xu published over 50 scientific papers and three translation books and also works on science popularization and is an excellent example of organic combination of scientific research and science communication work. 


  九三学社江苏省委:2015, 2016年度社会服务先进个人 


  Publications of resent five years:  

  Wang D-M, Zhang Y-Y, Liu L, Xu H-H*, Qin M, Liu L, 2017. Reinvestigation of the Late Devonian Shougangia bella and new insights into the evolution of fern-like plants, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2017.1289269 

   Xu H-H, Wang Y., 2016. The earliest cormose rhizomorph of putative lycopsid affinity from the Middle Devonian of West Junggar, Xinjiang, China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 226, 54–57   

  Wang D-M, Xu H-H*, Xue J-Z, Wang Q, Liu L, 2015. Leaf evolution in early-diverging ferns: insights from a new fern-like plant from the Late Devonian of China. Annals of Botany, 115: 1133-1148    

   Xu H-H, Xue J-Z, Wang Q. 2015. Notes on a fertile rhyniophytoid from the Lower Devonian of Guangxi, southwestern China. Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology. 27, 294-298.    

   Xu H-H, Marshall JEA, Wang Y, Zhu H-C, Berry CM, Wellman CH. 2014. Devonian spores from an intra-oceanic volcanic arc, West Junggar (Xinjiang, China) and the palaeogeographical significance of the associated fossil plant beds. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 206: 10-22.    

   Xu H-H, Feng J, Jiang Q, Wang Y, 2013. Report of Drepanophycus Goppert (Lycopsida) from the Middle Devonian of Xinjiang, China. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 51: 765-772.    

   Xu H-H, Wang Y, Wang Q, 2012. A new homosporous, arborescent lycopsid from the Middle Devonian of Xinjiang, Northwest China. Palaeontology, 55: 957-966.    

   Xu H-H, Zong R-W, Wang Q. 2012. New materials of Sphinxiocarpon, a seed-like organ of putative lycopsid affinity, from the Late Devonian of Hubei, China. Palaeoworld. 21: 131-136.    

   Xu H-H, Marshall JEA, Berry CM, Wang Y, Zhu HC, Wellman CH. 2012. Mid Devonian megaspores from Yunnan and North Xinjiang, China: Their palaeogeographical and palaeoenvironmental significances. Palaeoworld. 21: 11-19.   

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