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Li Jianguo
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39 East Beijing Road, Nanjing, 210008, China



Professor of Palaeontology at NIGPCAS. Director of Department of Palaeobotany and Palynology. Li became a research fellow at Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPCAS) after he obtained his Master degree in palynology. Later, he got his PhD degree at the institute from CAS in 2004. His research interests include taxonomy and morphology of fossil spores, pollen and dinoflagellate cysts, Mesozoic and Cenozoic biostratigraphy, palaeovegetation and palaeoecologic, palaeoclimate and palaeogeographic reconstruction, origin and evolution of angiospermous pollen, palynofacies and source potential. He is also engaged in the geology of Tibetan plateau.


He is councilor and treasure of the Palynological Society of China. Member of the Berriasian Working Group, ICS.



Bao, Tong, Wang, Bo, Li, Jianguo, Dilcher, D., 2019. Pollination of Cretaceous flowers. PNAS, 116, 24707–24711.

Liu Gengwu, Li, Jian-guo*, 2019. Pollen and spore assemblages from the Miocene Maladun Frmation at Hongtupo, Songpan County, western Sichuan plateau and their bearing on palaeoenvironments. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 58(3), 402–414.

Wu, Yi-xiao, Li, Jian-guo*, Zhu, Huai-cheng, 2019. On the mophology, measurement and description of Triprojectacites. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 58 (2)232–248.

Peng, Jungang, Li, Jianguo*, Slater, S. M., Zhang, Qianqi, Zhu, Huaicheng, Vajda, V., 2019. Triassic vegetation and climate evolution on the northern margin of Gondwana: a palynological study from Tulong, southern Xizang (Tibet), China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 175, 74–82. DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2018.06.005

Li, Jianguo, Wu, Yixiao, Batten, D. J., Lin, Miaoqin, 2019. Vegetation and climate of the central and northern Qinghai–Xizang plateau from the Middle Jurassic to the end of the Paleogene inferred from palynology. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 175, 35–48.

Li, Jianguo, Sha, Jingeng, McLoughlin, S., Wang, Xiaoming, 2019. Mesozoic and Cenozoic palaeogeography, palaeoclimate and palaeoecology in the eastern Tethys. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 515, 1–5.

Lin, Miaoqin, Li, Jianguo*, 2019. Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous palynofloras in the Lhasa Block, central Xizang, China and their bearing on palaeoenvironments. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 515, 95–106.

Li, Jianguo, Wu, Yixiao, Peng, Jungang, Batten, D. J., 2019. Palynofloral evolution on the northern margin of the Indian Plate, southern Xizang, China during the Cretaceous Period and its phytogeographic significance. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 515, 107–122.

Wang, He, Dutta, S., Kelly, R. S., Rudra, A., Li, Sha, Zhang, Qing-Qing, Zhang, Qian-Qi, Wu, Yi-Xiao, Cao, Mei-Zhen, Wang, Bo, Li, Jian-Guo*, Zhang, Hai-Chun*, 2018. Amber fossils reveal the Early Cenozoic dipterocarp rainforest in central Tibet. Palaeoworld 27 (4), 506–513.

Zhang, Qianqi, Li, Jianguo, Huang, Diying, 2018. Palynological assemblage of the Haifanggou Formation in the Daohugou area, Inner Mongolia. Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica 35(2), 190–199.

Peng, Jungang, Li, Jianguo*, Li, Wenben, Slater, S. M., Zhu, Huaicheng, Vajda, V., 2018. The Triassic to Early Jurassic palynological record of the Tarim Basin, China. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 98, 7–28.

Peng, Jungang, Li, Jianguo*, Slater, S. M., Li, Wenben, Zhu, Huaicheng, Vajda, V., 2018. Triassic palynostratigraphy and palynofloral provinces: evidence from southern Xizang (Tibet), China. Alcheringia 42, 67–86.

Li, Jianguo, Peng, Jungang, Zhang, Qianqi, 2016. Palynological assemblages from the Cretaceous succession at Chaqiela, Gamba County, Xizang. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 55, 346–366 (in Chinese, with English abstract).

Lin, Miaoqin, Li, Jianguo*, Peng, Jungang, 2016. Early Cretaceous palynological assemblages from the Third Member of the Tuchengzi Formation at Sihetun, Beipiao County, western Liaoning Province, China and their implications. Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, 33, 261–271 (in Chinese, with English abstract).

Batten, D. J., Li, Jianguo, Peng, Jungang, 2016. Megaspores attributable to Ghoshispora in Late Cretaceous deposits of the Songliao Basin, north-east China: taxonomic clarification and distribution. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 232, 40–60.

Liu, Gengwu, Li, Jianguo, 2016. Miocene fossil floral horizons in the Oiyug Basin, southern Central Tibet, and related stratigraphic problems. Journal of Stratigraphy, 40, 92–99 (in Chinese, with English abstract).

Li, Jianguo, Jungang Peng, DJ Batten, 2015. Palynomorph assemblages from the Fenghuoshan Group near the Fenghuoshan Mountain Pass, southern Qinghai, China, and their significance for age and palaeoenvironment. Science Bulletin, 60 (4), 470476 

Song, Ying, Ren, Jianye, Stepashko, Andrei A., Li, Jianguo, 2014. Post-rift geodynamics of the Songliao Basin, NE China: origin and significance of T11 (Coniacian) unconformity. Tectonophysics, 634, 118. 

Li, Jianguo, 2014. Palynological successions of the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous in the Qinghai-Xizang plateau, China. In: Rocha, R., Kullberg, J. C., Pais, J., Finney, S., eds., STRATI 2013. Springer. 11971202. 

Peng Jun-Gang, Li Wen-Ben, Li, Jianguo, 2014. Spores, pollen and acritachs from the Middle Triassic Leikoupo Formation near Tongjing Town, Chongqing. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 53, 7784. 

Li, Jianguo, Peng, J., Batten, D. J., 2013. Palynostratigraphy of a JurassicCretaceous transitional succession in the Himalayan Tethys, southern Xizang, China. Cretaceous Research, 46, 123135. 

Singh, Y. R., Li, Jianguo, Singh, B.P., Guruaribam, V., 2013. Microforaminiferal linings from the upper part of the Upper Disang Formation at Gelmoul quarry, Churachandpur, Imphal valley and their bearing on palaeoenvironment. Current Science, 105 (9), 12231226. 

Wang Weiming, Li, Jianguo, Mao Limi, 2012. Progress and prospect of study on neogene climate evolution in Eurasia (NECLIME). Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 51, 502507.

Li, Jianguo, David J. Batten, Yiyong Zhang, 2011. Palynological record from a composite core through Late Cretaceousearly Paleocene deposits in the Songliao Basin, Northeast China and its biostratigraphic implications. Cretaceous Research, 32 (2011), 112. 

Li, Jianguo, Riding, James B., Cheng Jinhui, He Chengquan, 2011. Latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous (Tithonian-Berriasian) dinoflagellate cysts from the Yanshiping Group of the northern Qinghai-Xizang Plateau (Tibet), western China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 166, 3845. 

Li, Jianguo, Batten, David J., 2011. Early Cretaceous palynofloral provinces in China: western additions. Island Arc, 20, 3542. 

Li, Jianguo, Guo, Zhen-yu, David J. Batten, Cai, Hua-wei, Zhang, Yi-yong, 2010. Palynological stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic collision-related conglomerates at Qiabulin, Xigaze, Xizang (Tibet) and its bearing on palaeoenvironmental development. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 38, 8695. 

Li, Jianguo, 2010. Jurassic pollen and spore floras of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau. Earth Science Frontiers, 17 (Special Issue), 166. 

El-Soughier, M. I., Mahmoud, M. S., Li, Jianguo, 2010. Palynology and palynofacies of the Lower Cretaceous succession of the Matruh 2-1 borehole, northwestern Egypt. Revista Espa?da de Micropaleontologia, 42 (1), 3758. 

Li, Jianguo, Guo Zhenyu, Zhang Yiyong, 2009. Palynofloral assemblages from the Dagzhuka Formation at Qiabulin, Xigaze, Xizang (Tibet): their age and bearing on palaeoenvironments and palaeogeography. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 48, 163174. 

Li, Jianguo, David J Batten, Zhang Yiyong, 2008. Late Cretaceous palynofloras from the southern Laurasian margin in the Xigaze region, Xizang (Tibet). Cretaceous Research, 29, 294300. 

Li, Jianguo, Zhang Yiyong, Cai Huawei, Guo Zhenyu, Wan Xiaoqiao, 2008. CretaceousPaleogene palynological successions at Zhongba, Xizang (Tibet). Acta Geologica Sinica, 82, 584593 + plates 2. 

Li, Jianguo, David J Batten, Zhang Yiyong, 2008. Palynological indications of environmental changes during the Late CretaceousEocene on the southern continental margin of Laurasia, Xizang (Tibet). Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 265, 7886. 

Li, Jianguo, David J Batten, 2007. Palynological evidence of an Early Cretaceous age for the Yixian Formation at Sihetun, western Liaoning, China. Cretaceous Research, 28, 333338. 

Li, Jianguo, Guo Zhenyu, 2007. A primary observation on palynofacies of the Chuangde Section (Late Jurassic-Cretaceous), Gyangze, southern Tibet. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 81 (6), 10191025. 

Li, Jianguo, Du Baoan, 2006. Palynofloras from the Liupanshan Group (Cretaceous) at Anguo Town of Pingliang, Gansu. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 45, 498513. 

Li, Jianguo, Batten D J, 2005. Palynofacies: principles and methods. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 44 (1),138156. 

Li, Jianguo, Tang Peng, He Cuiling, 2005. Experiments assessing the palynological residue filtering method of Batten and Morrison (1983). Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, 22 (1), 115120. 

Li Wenben, Li, Jianguo, 2005. Albian palynological assemblage from the borehole Yu-302 in Yushu——with focus on the age of the Denglouku Formation in Songliao Basin. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 44(2), 209228.  

Li, Jianguo, 2004. Discovery and preliminary study on palynofossils from the Cenozoic Qiuwu Formation of Xizang (Tibet). Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, 21(2), 216221. 

Li, Jianguo, Batten, D. J., 2004. Early Cretaceous palynofloras from the Tanggula Moutains of the northern Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, China. Cretaceous Research, 25, 531542. 

Li, Jianguo, Jiang Liang, Zhang Yiyong, Wang Jianping, 2003. Neogene palynofloral succession from Taibei Depression in southwestern continent shelf of the East China Sea. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 42(2), 239256. 

Zhang Yiyong, Jiang Liang, Li, Jianguo, Wang Jianping, 2003. Succession and distrinution of the Paleogene palynoflora in the southwestern continent shelf of the East China Sea. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 42(2), 223238. 

Li, Jianguo, Zhou Yong, 2001. Pliocene palynoflora from the Zanda Basin, West Xizang (Tibet), and the palaeoenvironment. Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, 18 (1), 8996. 

Li, Jianguo, ZHANG Yiyong, 2000. Paleogene arid climatic process in China. Song Zhichen (ed.), Palynofloras and Palynomorphs of China, Hefei: Press of University of Science and Technology of China. 106119. 

Zhang Yiyong, Li, Jianguo, 2000. Cretaceous palynofloral succession of the Jiangsu area. Journal of Stratigraphy, 24 (1), 6571. 

Zhang Yiyong, Li, Jianguo, 2000. The Tertiary chronostratigraphic researches and Tertiary chronostratigraphic chart of China. Journal of Stratigraphy, 24 (2), 120-125. 

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