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1999—2002,  PhD in palaeontology and stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1990—1993,  MSc in sedimentology, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
1986—1990,  BSc in geochemistry, petrology and mineralogy, Department of Geology, Peking University.
2005—present, Research Professor; 2001—2004, Associate Professor; 1996—2000, Assistant Professor; 1993—1996, Research Assistant, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2003—2004, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, PostDoctoral research associate
2006, Young Scientist Award, Jiangsu Province, China
2004, Excellent PhD Thesis Award, Jiangsu Province, China
2001, Liu Yongling Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Research interests include Neoproterozoic glaciations; Biological and environmental evolution in the Neoproterozoic-early Cambrian.
Voting member, Subcommission on Cryogenian Stratigraphy
Voting member, Subcommission on Ediacaran Stratigraphy
Standing committee member, Geological Society of Jiangsu
Committee member, Palaeontological Society of China
Past and on-going research projects as PI supported by Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, and Sinopec.



Peng Yongbo, Bao Huiming, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, Luo Taiyi, 2013, Oxygen isotope composition of meltwater of a Neoproterozoic glaciations in southern China. Geology, in press.

Bryan Killingsworth, Justin Hayles, Chuanming Zhou, Huiming Bao, 2013, Sedimentary Constraints on the Duration of the Marinoan Oxygen-17 Depletion (MOSD) Event. PNAS, in press.

Chen Zhe, Zhou Chuanming, Meyer Mike, Xiang Ke, Schiffbauer J D, Yuan Xunlai, Xiao Shuhai, 2013, Trace fossil evidence for Ediacaran bilaterian animals with complex behaviors. Precambrian Research, 224: 690-701


袁训来, 陈哲, 肖书海, 万斌, 关成国, 王伟, 周传明, 华洪,2012,蓝田生物群: 一个认识多细胞生物起源和早期演化的新窗口。科学通报,5734):3219-3227

Wang Wei, Zhou Chuanming*, Yuan Xunlai, Chen Zhe, Xiao Shuhai, 2012. A pronounced negative δ 13C excursion in an Ediacaran succession of western Yangtze Platform: a possible equivalent to the Shuram event and its implication for chemostratigraphic correlation in South China. Gondwana Research, 221091-1101

Bao Huiming, Chen Zhongqiang, Zhou Chuanming, 2012. An 17O record of late Neoproterozoic glaciation in the Kimberley region, Western Australia. Precambrian Research, 216-219: 152-161

Zhou Chuanming*, Jiang Shaoyong, Xiao Shuhai, Chen Zhe, Yuan Xunlai, 2012. Rare earth elements and carbon isotope geochemistry of the Doushantuo Formation in South China: implication for middle Ediacaran shallow marine redox conditions. Chinese Science Bulletin, 57(16), 1998-2006

Xiao Shuhai, Knoll A H, Schiffbauer J D, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, 2012. Comment on “Fossilized nuclei and germination structures identify Ediacaran ‘animal embryos’ as encysting protists”. Science, 335, 1169c

Xiao Shuhai, McFadden K A, Peek S, Kaufman A J, Zhou Chuanming, Jiang Ganqing, and Hu Jie. 2012, Integrated chemostratigraphy of the Doushantuo Formation at the northern Xiaofenghe section (Yangtze Gorges, South China) and its implication for Ediacaran stratigraphic correlation and ocean redox models: Precambrian Research, 192-195: 125-141 


Yin Leiming, Wang Dan, Yuan Xunlai, Zhou Chuanming. 2011, Diverse small spinose acritarchs from the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation, South China. Palaeoworld, 20:279-289

王伟, 周传明, 袁训来, 陈哲, 关成国. 2011, 华南埃迪卡拉纪陡山沱海洋中无机碳同位素组成变化. 地层学杂志, 35(4): 349-360

Kong Fanfan, Yuan Xunlai, Zhou Chuanming. 2011, Paleoproterozoic glaciation: Evidence from carbon isotope record of the Hutuo Group, Wutai Mountain area of Shanxi Province, China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 56(27): 2922-2930 (孔凡凡, 袁训来, 周传明, 2011, 古元古代冰期事件:山西五台地区滹沱群的碳同位素证据. 科学通报, 56(32): 2699-2707)

Peng Yongbo, Bao Huiming, Zhou Chuanming, Xunlai Yuan. 2011, 17O-depleted barite from two Marinoan cap dolostone sections, South China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 305: 21-31

Wang Xin, Yuan Xunlai, Zhou Chuanming, Du Kaihe, Gong Miao, 2011, Anatomy and plant affinity of Chuaria. Chinese Science Bulletin, 56(12): 1256-1261 (王鑫, 袁训来, 周传明, 杜开和, 龚淼, 2011, Chuaria的解剖结构及其植物属性. 科学通报, 56(9): 693-699)

Shen Bing, Xiao Shuhai, Bao Huiming, Kaufman AJ, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, 2011, Carbon, sulfur, and oxygen isotope evidence for a strong depth gradient and oceanic oxidation after the Ediacaran Hankalchough glaciation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75: 1357-1373

Yuan Xunlai, Chen Zhe, Xiao Shuhai, Zhou Chuanming, Hua Hong, 2011, An early Ediacaran assemblage of macroscopic and morphologically differentiated eukaryotes. Nature, 470: 390-393

Meng Fanwei, Ni Pei Schiffbauerc J D, Yuan Xunlai, Zhou Chuanming, Wang Yigang, Xia Maolong, 2011, Ediacaran seawater temperature: Evidence from inclusions of Sinian halite. Precambrian Research, 184: 63-69


Gong Miao, Zhou Chuanming*, Yin Leiming, Yuan Xunlai, Wang Chunzhao, 2010, Cell wall ultrastructures of the Proterozoic acritarch Leiosphaeridia asperata and their implications for biological affinity. Science China Earth Science, 53: 1750-1755  (龚淼, 周传明, 尹磊明, 袁训来, 王春朝, 2010, 元古代刘老碑组Leiosphaeridia asperata膜壁的超微结构及其亲缘关系探讨. 中国科学: 地球科学, 40(9 0: 1098-1104)

Zhou Chuanming, Bao Huiming, Peng Yongbo, Yuan Xunlai, 2010, Timing the deposition of 17O-depleted barite at the aftermath of Nantuo glacial meltdown in South China. Geology, 38: 903-906

Zhang Yuandong, Cheng Junfeng, Munnecke A, Zhou Chuanming, 2010, Carbon Isotope Development in the Ordovician of the Yangtze Gorges Region (South China) and Its Implication for Stratigraphic Correlation and Paleoenvironmental Change. Journal of Earth Science, 21: 70-74

Bing Shen, Shuhai Xiao, Chuanming Zhou, Alan J. Kaufman, Xunlai Yuan, 2010, Carbon and sulfur isotope chemostratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Quanji Group of the Chaidam Basin, NW China: Basin stratification in the aftermath of an Ediacaran glaciation postdating the Shuram event? Precambrian Research, 177: 241-252


McFadden K A, Xiao Shuhai, Zhou Chuanming, Kowalewski M, 2009, Quantitative evaluation of the biostratigraphic distribution of acanthomorphic acritarchs in the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation in the Yangtze Gorges area, South China. Precambrian Research, 173: 170-190

Shen Bing, Xiao Shuhai, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, 2009, Yangtziramulus Zhangi new genus and species, a carbonate-hosted macrofossil from the Ediacaran Dengying Formation in the Yangtze Gorges area, South China. Journal of Paleontology, 83(4): 575-587

Xu Bei, Xiao Shuhai, Zou Haibo, Chen Yan, Li Zheng-Xiang, Song Biao, Liu Dunyi, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, 2009, SHRIMP zircon U-Pb age constraints on Neoproterozoic Quruqtagh diamictites in NW China. Precambrian Research, 168: 247-258

Lin Dong, Shuhai Xiao, Bing Shen, Chuanming Zhou, Guoxiang Li, Jinxian Yao, 2009, Basal Cambrian microfossils from the Yangtze Gorges area (South China) and the Aksu area (Tarim Block, northwestern China). Journal of Paleontology, 83(1): 30-44

Zhou Chuanming, Jiang Shao-Yong, 2009, Palaeoceanographic redox environments for the lower Cambrian Hetang Formation in South China: evidence from pyrite framboids, redox sensitive trace elements, and sponge biota occurrence. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 271: 279-286

周传明, 袁训来, 肖书海, 2009, 新元古代雪球事件和早期真核生物辐射. : 沙金庚主编, 世纪飞跃辉煌的中国古生物学. 7-11, 科学出版社

袁训来, 周传明, 肖书海, 2009, 六亿年前的动物胚胎. : 沙金庚主编, 世纪飞跃辉煌的中国古生物学. 12-15, 科学出版社


解古巍, 周传明, McFadden KA, 肖书海, 袁训来, 2008, 湖北峡东地区九龙湾剖面震旦系陡山沱组微体化石的新发现. 古生物学报, 47(3): 279-291

尹磊明, 周传明, 袁训来, 2008, 湖北宜昌埃迪卡拉系陡山沱组天柱山卵囊胞-Tianzhushania的新认识. 古生物学报, 47(2): 129-140

Bao Huiming, J. R. Lyons, Zhou Chuanming, 2008, Triple oxygen isotope evidence for elevated CO2 levels after a Neoproterozoic glaciation. Nature, 453: 504-506

Liu Pengju, Xiao Shuhai, Yin Chongyu, Zhou Chuanming, Gao Linzhi, Tang Feng, 2008, Systematic description and phylogenetic affinity of tubular microfossils from the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation at Weng’an, South China. Palaeontology, 51(2): 339-366

Chen Zhe, Bengtson S, Zhou Chuanming, Hua Hong, Yue Zhao, 2008, Tube structure and original composition of Sinotubulites: shelly fossils from the late Neoproterozoic in southern Shaanxi, China. Lethaia, 41: 37-45

McFadden K A, Huang Jing, Chu Xuelei, Jiang Ganqing, Kaufman A J, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, Xiao Shuhai, 2008, Pulsed oxidation and biological evolutionin the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 105(9): 3197-3202

Dong Lin, Shen Bing, Xiao Shuhai, Zhou Chuanming, 2008, Silicified Horodyskia and Palaeopascichnus from upper Ediacaran cherts in South China: tentative phylogenetic interpretation and implications for evolutionary stasis. Journal of the Geological Society, 165: 367-378

Shen Bing, Xiao Shuhai, Kaufman A J, Bao Huiming, Zhou Chuanming, Wang Haifeng, 2008, Stratification and mixing of a post-glacial Neoproterozoic ocean: Evidence from carbon and sulfur isotopes in a cap dolostone from northwest China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 265: 209-228


孟凡巍, 袁训来, 周传明, 李葵发, 黄宇营, 何伟, 2007, 同步辐射X射线荧光微探针技术测定太古宙条带状硅铁建造中硅质条带及包裹体的微量元素. 岩石学报, 23(9): 2079-2084

Shen Bing, Xiao Shuhai, Dong Lin, Zhou Chuanming, Liu Jianbo, 2007, Problematic macrofossils from Ediacaran successions in the North China and Chaidam blocks: implications for their evolutionary root and biostratigraphic significance. Journal of Paleontology, 81: 1406-1421

Xiao Shuhai, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, 2007, Undressing and redressing Neoproterozoic embryos. Nature 446: E9-10

Xiao Shuhai, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, 2007, Are Megasphaera and Parapandorina from the Ediacaran Doushantuo formation gigantic sulfide oxidizing bacteria? Journal of China University of Geosciences, 18: 415-416

Xiao Shuhai, Hagadorn J.W., Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, 2007, Rare helical spheroidal fossils from the Doushantuo Lagerstätte: Ediacaran animal embryos come of age? Geology, 35(2): 115-118

Zhou Chuanming, Xie Guwei, MacFadden K., Xiao Shuhai, Yuan Xunlai, 2007, The diversification and extinction of Doushantuo-Pertatataka acritarchs in South China: Causes and biostratigraphic significance. Geological Journal, 42: 229-262

Zhou Chuanmingand Xiao shuhai, 2007, Ediacaran δ13C chemostratigraphy of South China. Chemical Geology, 237: 89-108  


Meng Fanwei, Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai, 2006, Remnants of early Archean (circa 3.5 GA) seawater in BIF from Caozhuang Formation, Qian'an County, Hebei Province, North China. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, 36 (3): 232-233

Hagadorn J.W., Xiao S., Donoghue P.C.J., Bengtson S., Gostling N.J., Pawlowska M., Raff E.C., Raff R.A., Turner F.R., Yin C., Zhou C., Yuan X., McFeely M.B., Stampanoni M., Nealson K.H., 2006, Cellular and Subcellular Structure of Neoproterozoic Animal Embryos. Science, 314: 291-294

左景勋, 彭善池, 周传明, 燕长海, 刘国印, 2006, 湘西王村剖面寒武系花桥组浊积岩特征及其大地构造意义. 沉积学报, 24(2): 175-184

孟凡巍,  周传明,  燕夔, 袁训来, 尹磊明, 2006, 通过C27/C29甾烷和有机碳同位素来判断早古生代和前寒武纪的烃源岩的生物来源. 微体古生物学报, 23(1): 51-56

薛耀松, 周传明, 2006, 扬子区早寒武世早期磷质小壳化石的再沉积和地层对比问题. 地层学杂志, 30(1): 64-74 


解古巍, 周传明, 2005, 蓟县铁岭组底部硅质褐铁矿屑砂岩的地质意义. 地层学杂志, 29, 增刊: 450-453

周传明,  解古巍,  肖书海, 2005, 湖北宜昌樟村坪陡山沱组微体化石新资料. 微体古生物学报, 22(3): 217-224

Meng Fanwei,  Zhou Chuanming,  Yin Leiming,  Chen Zhilin, Yuan Xunlai, 2005, the oldest known dinoflagellates: Morphological and molecular evidence from Mesoproterozoic rocks at Yongji, Shanxi Province. Chinese Science Bulletin, 50(12): 1230-1234 孟凡巍,  周传明,  尹磊明,  陈致林, 袁训来, 2005, 最古老的沟鞭藻: 来自山西永济中元古代晚期的化石和分子生物学证据. 科学通报, 50(12): 1234-1238

Xiao Shuhai, Shen Bing, Zhou Chuanming, Xie Guwei, Yuan Xunlai, 2005, A uniquely preserved Ediacaran fossil with direct evidence for a quilted bodyplan. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 102(29): 10227-10232

周传明, 袁训来, 肖书海, 陈哲, 薛耀松, 2004, 湖北保康陡山沱组磷酸盐化微化石组合. 微体古生物学报, 21(4): 349-366

Chen Zhe, Hu Jie, Zhou Chuanming, Xiao Shuhai, Yuan Xunlai, 2004, Sponge assemblage from early Cambrian Hetang Formation, southern Anhui. Chinese Science Bulletin, 49(15): 1625-1628陈哲, 胡杰, 周传明, 肖书海, 袁训来, 2004, 皖南早寒武世荷塘组海绵动物群. 科学通报, 49(14): 1399-1402

Zhou Chuanming, R Tucker, Shuhai Xiao, Zhanxiong Peng, Xunlai Yuan, Zhe Chen, 2004, New constraints on the ages of Neoproterozoic glaciations in south China. Geology, 32(5): 437-440

Shuhai Xiao, Huiming Bao, Haifeng Wang, A J Kaufman, Chuanming Zhou, Guoxiang Li, Xunlai Yuan, Hongfei Ling, 2004, The Neoproterozoic Quruqtagh Group in eastern Chinese Tianshan: evidence for a post-Marinoan glaciation. Precambrian Research, 130, 1-26

薛耀松, 周传明, 陈哲, 2004, 湖北南漳地区晚震旦世高家山期微化石的新发现-兼论南江上升运动的地质意义. 微体古生物学报, 21(1): 1-12

孟凡巍, 袁训来, 周传明, 陈致林, 2003, 新元古代大塘坡组黑色页岩中的甲藻甾烷及其生物学意义. 微体古生物学报, 20(1): 97-102

Zhou Chuanming, Yuan Xunlai and Xiao Shuhai, 2002, Phosphatized biotas from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation on the Yangtze Platform. Chinese Science Bulletin, 47(22): 1918-1924周传明, 袁训来, 肖书海, 2002, 扬子地台新元古代陡山沱期磷酸盐化生物群. 科学通报, 47(22): 1734-1739

袁训来, 肖书海, 尹磊明, 安德鲁 诺尔, 周传明, 穆西南, 2002, 陡山沱期生物群早期动物辐射前夕的生命. 合肥: 中国科学技术大学出版社, 1-171

周传明, 陈哲, 薛耀松, 2002, 江西上饶朝阳磷矿新元古代晚期陡山沱组微体化石新材料. 古生物学报, 41(2): 178-192

Yuan Xunlai, Xiao Shuhai, Parsley, R.L. Zhou Chuanming, Chen Zhe and Hu Jie, 2002, Towering sponges in an early Cambrian Lagerstätte: Disparity between nonbilaterian and bilaterian epifaunal tierers at the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian transition. Geology, 30(4), 363-366

薛耀松, 周传明, 唐天福, 2002, 扬子区晚震旦世动物化石新材料. 古生物学报, 41(1): 137-142

周传明, 燕夔, 胡杰等, 2001, 皖南新元古代两次冰期事件. 地层学杂志, 25(4): 247-252

薛耀松, 周传明, 唐天福, 2001, 瓮安陡山沱组磷块岩中球状绿藻化石繁殖机制的发现. 微体古生物学报, 18(4): 373-378

Zhou Chuanming, Brasier, M.D. and Xue Yaosong, 2001, Three-dimensional phosphatic preservation of giant acritarchs from the Terminal Proterozoic Doushantuo Formation in Guizhou and Hubei provinces, south China. Palaeontology, 44(6): 1157-1178

周传明, 薛耀松, 2000, 湘鄂西奥陶纪宝塔组灰岩网纹构造成因及沉积环境探讨.地层学杂志, 24(4): 307-309

张俊明, 孙晓文, 李国祥, 袁文伟, 张允白, 周传明, 2000, 湘鄂地区晚寒武世末至早奥陶世特马道克期层序地层与岩相古地理. 古地理学报, 2(3): 15-26

袁训来, 周传明, 1999, 新元古代磷酸盐化微化石. 江苏地质, 23(4): 202-208

周传明, 薛耀松, 1999, 贵州瓮安上震旦统陡山沱组磷质似红藻石. 微体古生物学报, 16(3): 275-280

Xue Yaosong, Zhou Chuanming and Tang Tianfu, 1999,animal embryos, a misinterpretation of Neoproterozoic microfossils. Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, 16(1): 1-4

周传明, 袁训来, 薛耀松, 1998, 贵州瓮安上震旦统陡山沱组骨针状假化石. 微体古生物学报,15(4): 380-384

周传明, 薛耀松, 张俊明, 1998, 贵州瓮安磷矿上震旦统陡山沱组地层和沉积环境. 地层学杂志, 22(4): 308-314

Yang Jiedong, Wang Zongzhe, Xue Yaosong, Sun Weiguo, Tao Xiancong, Zhou Chuanming, 1997, Origin and age of Mn deposits of the Nantuo Formation in the Sinian System. Chinese Science Bulletin, 42(24): 2072-2075杨杰东, 薛耀松, 孙卫国, 陶仙聪, 王宗哲, 周传明, 1997, 南沱冰期锰矿的起源和时代. 科学通报, 42(14): 1538-1541

张俊明, 李国祥, 周传明, 1997, 滇东早寒武世梅树村期浅色粘土岩层的地球化学特征和地质意义. 岩石学报, 13(1): 100-110

Zhang Junming, Yu Ziye, Zhu Maoyan, Zhou Chuanming and L i Guoxiang, 1997, Metabentonites from early Cambrian Meishucunian stage in eastern Yunnan, China and their implications. Bulletin of National Museum of Natural Science, 10: 161-173

Zhang Junming, Li Guoxiang, Zhou Chuanming, Zhu Maoyan and Yu Ziye, 1997, Carbon isotope profiles and their correlation across the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian boundary interval on the Yangtze Platform, China. Bulletin of National Museum of Natural Science, 10: 107-116

Li Guoxiang, Xue Yaosong and Zhou Chuanming, 1997, Late Proterozoic tubular fossils from the Doushantuo Formation of Weng’an, Guizhou, China. Palaeoworld, 7: 29-38

Zhou Chuanming, 1997, Rare earth elements in late Precambrian phosphorites. Palaeoworld, 7: 197-204

周传明, 张俊明, 李国祥, 虞子冶, 1997, 云南永善肖滩早寒武世早期碳氧同位素记录. 地质科学, 32(2): 201-211

周传明, 1997, 贵州瓮安地区上震旦统碳同位素特征. 地层学杂志, 21(2): 124-129

张俊明, 李国祥, 周传明, 1997, 滇东下寒武统含磷岩系底部火山喷发事件沉积及其意义. 地层学杂志, 21(2): 91-99

Xue Yaosong, Tang Tianfu, Yu Congliu and Zhou Chuanming, 1996, Microfossil assemblages and phosphatization of the Upper Sinian Doushantuo Phosphorite Deposits in central Guizhou, China. In: Ye L.(ed.), Aspects of biomineralization. 33-50, Seismological Press薛耀松, 唐天福, 俞从流, 周传明, 1996, 黔中陡山沱期磷块岩中的微化石组合及磷酸盐化作用. :叶连俊主编, 生物有机质成矿作用. 41-54, 海洋出版社)

薛耀松, 唐天福, 俞从流, 周传明, 1995, 贵州瓮安-开阳地区陡山沱期含磷岩系的大型球形绿藻化石. 古生物学报, 34(6): 688-706

周传明, 薛耀松, 张俊明, 1993, 贵州瓮安磷矿磷酸盐硬底. :叶连俊等著, 生物成矿作用研究.170-175, 海洋出版社

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