I am a Paleozoic palynologist. My current work focuses on the impacts of the Late Palaeozoic climatic turnover on the evolution of terrestrial palynology and vegetation. I am particularly interested in the short-term effects of marine mass extinction on land vegetation dynamics specifically, whether the killing mechanism during marine mass extinction has a comparative effect on the terrestrial ecosystem.
Paleozoic palynology and associated Palaeoecology
Palynofacies and mesofossils
“Chu Yuet Wah Scholarship” in Chinese Academy of Sciences
CAS President Award for Outstanding Students” in Chinese Academy of Sciences
Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association in Chinese Academy of Sciences
Humboldt Research Fellowship
nOuyang, S., Lu, L.C., Zhu, H.C., Liu F. (2017): The Late Palaeozoic spores and pollen of China. Hefei. University of science and technology of China press. 1036pp.
nPublications with peer review process
nLiu, F., Bomfleur, B., Peng, H.P., Li, Q., Kerp, H. Zhu, H.C., S. 2018. 280-million-year old fossil starch reveals early plant-animal mutualism. Geology, 46(5), 423-426.
nLiu, F., Kerp, H., Peng, H.P., Zhu, H.C., Peng, J.G., 2018. Palynostratigraphy of the Devonian–Carboniferous transition in the Tulong section in South Tibet: a Hangenberg Event sequence analogue in the Himalaya-Tethys zone. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, , 531, Part A, 108704.
nJi L.X., Liu F.*, Luo W., Ouyang, S. (2017): Spores-pollen from Early Triassic deposits in Qinghai province and their stratigraphic significance. Journal of Stratigraphy, 39, 450-466.
nPeng, H.P., Liu F.*（Corresponding author）, Zhu, H.C (2016): Morphology and ultrastructure of Middle Devonian dispersed megaspores from Qujing, Yunnan, Southwest China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 234. 110-124.
nLiu, F., Wang Y., Zhu, H.C., Ouyang, S. (2016): Palynomorphs From Massive Metamorphosed Rocks in Lvchun, Yunnan, Southwest China: Evidence From the Ludlow Age and Its Geological Implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 233. 146-160.
nNeregato, R., D'Apolito, C., Glasspool, I.J., Wang, S.J., Liu, F., Windslow, P., Lu, J., Shao, L., Hilton, J., 2016. Palynological constraints on the provenance and stratigraphic range of a Lopingian (Late Permian) inter-extinction floral lagerst？tte from the Xuanwei Formation, Guizhou Province, China. International Journal of Coal Geology 162, 139-150.
nZhang, H., Cao, C.-q., Liu, X.l., Mu, L., Zheng, Q.f., Liu, F., Xiang, L., Liu, L.j., Shen, S.Z. (2016): The terrestrial end-Permian mass extinction in South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 448, 108-124.
nPeng, H.P., Liu, F. *（Corresponding author）, Zhu H.C., 2016. Discussions on the Lower and Middle Devonian Lithostratigraphic Units in Qujing and Zhanyi, Eastern Yunnan, China. Journal of stratigraphy 112, 23-50 (in Chinese with English abstract).
nLiu, F., Wang Y., Zhu, H.C., Ouyang, S. (2016): Palynomorphs From Massive Metamorphosed Rocks in Lvchun, Yunnan, Southwest China: Evidence From the Ludlow Age and Its Geological Implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.02.003.
nLiu, F., Zhu, H.C., Ouyang, S. 2015. Late Pennsylvanian to Wuchiapingian palynostratigraphy of the Baode section in the Ordos Basin, North China. Journal of Asia Earth Science, 111, 528-552.
nLuo W., Ji L.X., Liu F.*, Ouyang, S. (2015): Upper Triassic palynological assemblages from the Nanying'er Formation in Northern Qilian Mountain, Qinghai. Journal of Stratigraphy, 39, 455-467 (in Chinese with English Abstract).
nLuo W., Ji L.X., Liu F.*, Ouyang, S. (2015): Triassic Spores-Pollen and Acritarchs of the Northern Qilian Mountain Ranges in Qinghai Province and Their Stratigraphical Significance. Journal of Stratigraphy, 39, 474-486.
nZhu, H.C., Liu, F. (2013): Palynological techniques-processing. In: The training guidebook for fieldwork in South China, Eds. Chen, X., Yuan, X.L. (Hefei: China Science and Technology University Press), 338-341 (in Chinese).
nLiu, F., Zhu, H.C., Ouyang, S. (2011): Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of Pennsylvanian to Late Permian megaspores from Shanxi, North China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 165, 135-153.
nLiu, F., Zhu, H.C., Ouyang, S. (2008): Late Carboniferous-Early Permian palynology of Baode (Pao-te-chou) in Shanxi Province, North China. Geological Journal, 43, 487-510.
nTian J.J., Zhu H.C., Huang M., Liu F. (2011): Late Silurian to Early Devonian Palynomorphs from Qujing, Southwest China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 85(3), 559-568.
nLiu, F., Zhu, H.C., Ouyang, S. (2007): The fluctuation of the Late Carboniferous-Early Permian miospores abundance in Baode, Shanxi and its implication on palaeoecology. Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, 24, 393-406 (in Chinese with English abstract).
nLiu F.*, Zhu H.C., (2007): Late Carboniferous-Early Permian miospores from North China and their correlation with Europe and North America. Journal of Stratigraphy, 31: 26-29.
PI China National Petroleum Corporation. The correlation and division of Jiamuhe Formation in the northwest margin of Xinjiang Provine. 2019-2021. ￥750K.
PINational Science Foundation of China. The Late Palaeozoic palyno-biostratigraphy in Northern Ordos Basin and its palaeoecological significance. 41102001. 2011-2014. ￥250K.
CINational Science Foundation of China. Permian Vegetational Pompeii from Inner Mongolia and its implications for landscape paleoecology and paleobiogeography of Cathaysia. 41530101. 2015-2020. ￥2.97M.
CINational Science Foundation of China. The Paleozoic stratigraphic unconformity in southern China. 41530101. 2015-2020. ￥2.93M.
PIState Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Palynology and vegetation dynamics across the Permian–Triassic boundary in southern Tibet. 20181101. 2018-2021. ￥500K.
PIChinese Academy of Sciences, Youth Innovation Promotion Association. 2015-2019, ￥600K.
PIState Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Morphology and ultrastructure of Middle Devonian dispersed megaspores from Qujing, Yunnan, Southwest China. 20162108. 2016-2020. ￥200K.
CIChinese Academy of Sciences. Strategic Priority Research Program. XDB26010301. 2018-2022. ￥3.2M.