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1. Personal

Name: Bing HUANG

Present Address:

State Key Laboratory of Paleobiology and Stratigraphy

Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (NIGP)

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

39 East Beijing Road

Nanjing 210008, P. R. CHINA

Phone/Fax: 0086-25-83282189


Current Status:

Voting member of the International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy

Research Professor at NIGP (CAS)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Acta Palaeontologica Sinica


2. Highest education and degrees


Doctoral student at NIGP (Supervisor: Prof. RONG Jiayu). Ph.D. thesis: HUANG BING 2008. Study of survival after mass extinction — Example of earliest Silurian brachiopods of East China. (PhD thesis). NIGPAS, Nanjing, 283 pp. [In Chinese with English summary].


3. Working experience

2008.08–2011.01  Assistant Researcher at NIGP

2011.02–2016.01  Associate Research Professor at NIGP

2016.02–present  Research Professor at NIGP

2012.04–2012.10  Visiting Scholar at the Van Mildert College, Durham University, collaborating with Prof. David A.T. HARPER on the correlative study of Llandovery brachiopods from China, and their paleoecologic and paleogeographic implications.



4. Research grants

2018.06-2023.06      Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (one of the sub-projects, “the end Ordovician mass extinction and its aftermath of South China”)

2015.01-2018.12      Research Project from the National Natural Science Foundation “Quantitative research on brachiopod recovery from the end Ordovician mass extinction in South China and its palaeobiogeographical significance.”


5. Current fields of research

·Paleontology (Late Ordovician (Hirnantian) and Silurian brachiopod taxonomy, functional morphology, evolution)

·Paleoecology (using statistical analysis to study population variation, community structures, biodiversity, mass extinctions and recovery)

·Palaeobiogeography (faunal migration and provincialism, and their application to plate tectonics)

·Stratigraphy (lithostratigraphy, biostragraphy of Silurian)



6. Organization of international conference

1) Secretary: IGCP 591 Field Workshop—Early-Middle Paleozoic Events and their Relationships. Kunming, August 12-21, 2014.

2) Secretary: 7th International Brachiopod Conference. Nanjing, May 23-30, 2015. Also in charge of one of the three post-conference field excursions.


Huang Bing, Harper D.A.T., Zhou Hanghang, Rong Jiayu. 2020. From shallow to deep-water: an ecological study of the Hirnantia brachiopod Fauna (Late Ordovician) and its global implications. Lethaia, doi.org/10.1111/LET.12360.

Huang Bing, Zhou Hanghang, Harper D.A.T., Zhan Renbin, Zhang Xiaole, Chen Di, Rong Jiayu. 2019. A latest Ordovician Hirnantia brachiopod fauna from western Yunnan, Southwest China and its paleobiogeographic significance. Palaeoworld. doi.org/10.1016/j.palwor.2019.03.002

Huang Bing, Harper, D.A.T., Zhou Hanghang, Zhan Renbin, Wang Yi, Tang Peng, Ma Junye, Wang Guangxu, Chen Di, Zhang Yuchen, Luan Xiaocong and Rong Jiayu. 2019. A new Cathaysiorthis (Brachiopoda) fauna from the lower Llandovery of eastern Qinling, China. Papers in Palaeontology. 5(3): 537-557.

Huang Bing, Jin Jisuo, Rong Jiayu. 2018. Post-extinction diversification patterns of brachiopods in the early-middle Llandovery, Silurian. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 493: 11-19.(SCI)

Huang Bing, Harper D A T, Rong Jiayu, Zhan Renbin. 2017. Brachiopod faunas after the end Ordovician mass extinction from South China: Testing ecological change through a major taxonomic crisis. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 138 (2017) 502–514. (SCI)

Huang Bing, Wang Yi, Tang Peng, Wei Xin, Zhang Xiaole, Wang Guangxu, Wu Rongchang, Zhang Yuchen, Zhan Renbin, Rong Jiayu. 2017. On the uppermost Xiushan Formation (Llandovery, Silurian) at Jianshi area, Hubei Province.Journal of Stratigraphy, 41(4): 375-385.

Huang Bing, Baarli B.G., Zhan Renbin, Rong Jiayu. 2016. A new early Silurian brachiopod genus, Thulatrypa, from Norway and South China, and its palaeobiogeographical significance, Alcheringa, 40:83-97. (SCI) 

Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin, Wang Guangxu. 2016. Recovery brachiopod associations from the lower Silurian of South China and their paleoecological implications. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 53(7): 674-679. (SCI)

Huang Bing. 2015. Species-abundance models for the Cathaysiorthis Fauna (Silurian Brachiopods) and its significance, with an application of R in palaeoecology. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 54(4)472-480. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin, Wang Guangxu. 2015. Recovery brachiopod associations from late Rhuddanian in South China and its ecological significance. Permophiles, number 61 (Supp. 1): 44-47.

Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin. 2014. Species-abundance models for brachiopods across the Ordovician–Silurian boundary of South China. Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences, 63, 4, 240-243. (SCI)  

Huang Bing, Harper D A T, Zhan Renbin. 2014, Test of sampling sufficiency in palaeontology. GFF. 36(1): 105-109. (SCI)

Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin, Wang Guangxu. 2014. Brachiopod associations from late Rhuddanian in South China and their bathymetric significance. IGCP project 591 Field Workshop 2014 Extended Summary, 57-60.

Huang Bing, Rong Jiayu, Zhan Renbin. 2014. Essence of Lazarus taxa across mass extinction. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 53(2): 135–145.(in Chinese with English abstract)

Huang Bing, Harper D A T, 2013. Ontogenic study of the brachiopod Dicoelosia by geometric morphometrics and morphing techniques. Lethaia 46, 308-316.(SCI)

Huang Bing, Harper D A T, Hammer O, 2013. Intorductioin to PAST, a comprehensive statistics software package for paleontological data analysis. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 52(2): 161–181.(in Chinese with English abstract)

Huang Bing, Rong Jiayu, Harper D A T. 2013. A new survivor species of Dicoelosia (brachiopoda) from Rhuddanian (Silurian) shallower-water biofacies in South China. Journal of Paleontology, 87 (2), 232-242. (SCI)

Huang Bing, 2012. Rarefaction and its application to the study of diversity of palaeocomunities. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 51(2): 56–64.(in Chinese with English abstract)

Huang Bing, Rong Jiayu, Cocks L R M. 2012. Global palaeobiogeographical patterns in brachiopods from survival to recovery after the end-Ordovician mass extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 317-318, 196–205.(SCI)

Huang Bing, 2012. Sampling in palaeontology and a method for estimating underlying diversity—an example of the Cathaysiorthis brachiopod fauna. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 51(4): 436–444.(in Chinese with English abstract) ]

Huang Bing, 2011. Preliminary discussion on similarity measures with an example of Rhuddanian global brachiopod palaeobiogeography. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 50(3): 304–320.(in Chinese with English abstract)

Huang Bing, Rong Jiayu, Wang Yi, 2011. Discovery of Retziella Fauna (Late Silurian brachiopod) From Hezhang in western Guizhou and its palaeogeographic significance. Journal of Palaeogeography. 13(1): 30–36. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Huang Bing, Rong Jiayu. 2010. Statistically differentiating Katastrophomena from Strophomena (Ordovician-Silurian strophomenid brachiopods). Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, 39, 245–259.

Huang Bing, Harper D A T, Rong Jiayu, Zhan Renbin. 2010. Can the Lilliput Effect be detected in the brachiopod faunas of South China following the terminal Ordovician mass extinction?  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 285, 277–286. (SCI)

Huang Bing, 2010. The application of discriminant analysis in a study of Ordovician-Silurian brachiopod genus Katastrophomena. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 49(2): 196–209.(in Chinese with English abstract)

Huang Bing, Harper D A T, Rong Jiayu, Zhan Renbin. 2009. Does "Lilliput Effect" of brachiopod exist in South China after the late Ordovician mass extinction? Rendiconti della Società Paleontologica Italiana, 3(3): 299–300.

Huang Bing.2008. Does “Lilliput effect” of brachiopods exist in south China after the late Ordovician mass extinction ? Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 47(2)203—213. (in Chinese with English abstract).

Huang Bing, 2007. Primary exploration of new statistical methods in systematic palaeontology—Example of early Silurian glyptorthis from the Zhejiang-Jiangxi border area. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 46(3): 278–292. (in Chinese with English abstract)


Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing. 2019. An indicator of the onset of the end Ordovician mass extinction in South China: the Manosia brachiopod assemblage and its diachronous distribution. Acta Geologica Sinica, 93(3): 509—527

Zhang, Y., Huang, B., Zhan, R., Sproat, C.D., and Zhou, H., 2019a, Growth Metric— A quantitative index for brachiopod allometry research: Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, v. 58, p. 122–129. [in Chinese with English abstract]

Zhou Hang-hang, Huang Bing. 2018. Population analysis of the Silurian brachiopod Atrypoidea foxi Jones From Qujing, Yunna Province. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 57(1): 52-65. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Wu Rongchang, Huang Bing, Wang Guangxu, Wei Xin, Zhan Renbin, Tang Peng, Luan Xiaocong, Zhang Yuchen. 2018. The Silurian Zhuxi Formation in the Zhuxi Area, Northwestern Hubei Province. Journal of Stratigraphy, 42(3): 243-256

Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin, Fu Lipu. 2017. Silurian Brachiopod Genera on Type Species of China. In: Rong J.Y., Jin Y.G., Shen S.Z., Zhan R.B. (eds), Phanerozoic Brachiopod Genera of China. Beijing: Science Press, 247-343.

Tang Peng, Huang Bing, Wu Rongchang, Fan Junxuan, Yan Kui, Wang Guangxu, Liu Jianbo, Wang Yi, Zhan Renbin, Rong Jiayu. 2017. On the upper Ordovician Daduhe Formation of the upper Yangtze Region. Journal of Stratigraphy, 41(2): 119-133

Fan Junxuan, Huang Bing, Pan Yanhong, Shi Yukun, Chen Zhongyang et al. 2016. Quantitative paleobiology and explanations of its key parameters.  Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 2016(2): 220-243]

Zhan Renbin, Huang Bing, Wang Guangxu, Jin Jisuo, Liang Yan, Wang Yi, Zhang Yuandong, Li Rongyu, Liu Jianbo, Wu Rongchang. 2014. Discovery of the late Middle Ordovician Saucrorthis fauna (Brachiopoda) from the Sibumasu palaeoplate, western Yunnan, SW China. GFF. 136(1): 320–326.

Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing. 2014. Study of Mass Extinction over the past thirty years: A synopsis (in Chinese). Scientia Sinica Terrae, 44(3): 377–404]

Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin, Harper, D A T. 2013. Latest Ordovician and earliest Silurian brachiopods succeeding the Hirnantia fauna in South-east China. Special papers in Palaeontology, vol. 90, 1-142pp. SCI

Zhan Renbin, Huang Bing, Liang Yan, Jin Jisuo. 2013. Pulse of the Early Ordovician brachiopod radiation in South China. Proceedings of the 3rd IGCP 591 Annual Meeting. 350-353.

Tang Peng, Huang Bing, Wang Chenguan, et al. 2010. Restudy and definition of the Ludlow Chejianba formation of the Guangyuan area, Sichuan province. Journal of Stratigraphy, 34(3): 241-253. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin, Harper D A T. 2008. Latest Ordovician brachiopod and trilobite assemblage from Yuhang, northern Zhejiang, East China: A window on Hirnantian deep-water benthos. Historical Biology. 20(2): 137–148.

Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin, Harper D A T. 2008.The earliest Silurian Cathaysiorthis Fauna (Brachiopods) of east China and its evolutionary significance. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 47(2): 141–167. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing. 2007. Differential abundance of four genera of early Rhuddanian brachiopods in east China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 46 (suppl.): 407–415. (in Engilish with Chinese Summary).


Monograph (as corresponding author)

Rong Jiayu, Huang Bing, Zhan Renbin, Harper, D A T, 2013. Latest Ordovician and earliest Silurian brachiopods succeeding the Hirnantia fauna in South-east China. Special papers in Palaeontology, vol. 90, 1-142pp. SCI


Edited Book

Huang Bing and Shen Shuzhong (eds). 2015. The Brachiopod World, abstracts for IBC 7. Permophiles, number 61 (Supp. 1). 132 pp.

Zhan Renbin and Huang Bing (eds). 2014. IGCP 591 Field Workshop 2014, Kunming China, 12-21 August 2014, Extended Summary. Nanjing, Nanjing University Press. 246 pp. 

Shu-Zhong Shen, Ren-Bin Zhan and Bing Huang (eds). 2016. The Brachiopod World. Palaeoworld. Volume 25, Issue 4. 465-684.

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