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CHEN Jitao
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  I obtained my B.S. (2004) from Shandong University of Science and Technology, China, and Ph.D. (2011) from Seoul National University, South Korea. My research interests focus on field-based, process-oriented, integrated sedimentological, stratigraphic, and geochemical studies from the Precambrian to the entire Paleozoic, and specifically on sedimentary processes, depositional cycles and sequences, and microbialites and microbial-metazoan reefs. I have been working on integrated sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geochemistry of the Cambrian and Ordovician since 2004. Recently, I also start to work on sedimentary and geochemical records (C, O, N, Sr isotopes and major-trace elements) of the late Paleozoic ice age in the east Paleotethys Ocean regions and the implications for paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, and paleobiologic evolution. 




[50] 陈吉涛. 软沉积物变形构造研究进展. 地层学杂志, 2020年第1.

[49] Wang, Z., Chen Jitao*, Liang, T., Yuan, J., Han, C., Liu, J., Zhu, C., Zhu, D., Han, Z.*, 2020. Spatial variation in carbonate carbon isotope during the Cambrian SPICE event across the North China Platform. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 546, article # 109669. (*通讯作者)

[48] Tian, X., Chen Jitao*, Yao, L., Hu, K., Qi, Y., Wang, X., 2020. Glacio-eustasy and δ13C across the Mississippian–Pennsylvanian boundary in the eastern Paleo-Tethys Ocean (South China): Implications for mid-Carboniferous major glaciation. Geological Journal, in press, published online 19 June 2019. (*通讯作者)

[47] Yao Le, Aretz Markus, Chen Jitao, Qi Yuping, 2020. Earliest Carboniferous stromatolites from the Qianheishan Formation, Dashuigou section, northwestern China: Implications for microbial proliferation after the end-Devonian mass extinction. Geological Journal, in press, published online 25 July 2019.

[46] Yao, L., Aretz, M., Wignall, P., Chen Jitao, Vachard, D., Qi, Y., Shen, S., Wang, X., 2020. The longest delay: Re-emergence of coral reef ecosystems after the Late Devonian extinctions. Earth-Science Reviews, 203, article # 103060.

[45] Yuping Qi, James E. Barrick, Nicholas J. Hogancamp, Jitao Chen, Keyi Hu, Qiulai Wang, Xiangdong Wang, 2020. Conodont faunas across the Kasimovian-Gzhelian boundary (Late Pennsylvanian) in South China and implications for the selection of the stratotype for the base of the global Gzhelian stage. Papers in Palaeontology, accepted on Nov. 29, 2019.

[44] Hu, K., Hogancamp, N.J., Lambert, L.L., Qi, Y., Chen Jitao, 2020. Evolution of the conodont Diplognathodus Ellesmerensis from D. Benderi sp. nov. at the Bashkirian-Moscovian (Lower-Middle Pennsylvanian) boundary in South China. Papers in Palaeontology, accepted on Dec. 13, 2019.


[43] Chen Jitao*, Sheng Qingyi, Hu Keyi, Yao Le, Lin Wei, Monta?ez Isabel P., Tian Xiaoxu, Qi Yuping, Wang Xiangdong, 2019. Late Mississippian glacio-eustasy recorded in the eastern Paleo-Tethys Ocean (South China). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 531, article # 108873.

[42] Li Wenjie, Chen Jitao*, Wang Longwu, Fang Xiang, Zhang Yuandong, 2019. Slump sheets as a record of regional tectonics and paleogeographic changes in South China. Sedimentary Geology, 392, article #: 105525. (*通讯作者)

[41] Wu, H., Fang, Q., Wang, X., Hinnov, L.A., Qi, Y., Shen, S., Yang, T., Li, H., Chen Jitao, Zhang, S., 2019. An ~34 m.y. astronomical time scale for the uppermost Mississippian through Pennsylvanian of the Carboniferous System of the Paleo-Tethyan realm. Geology, 47, 83–86.

[40] Wang, X.D., Hu, K.Y., Qie, W.K., Sheng, Q.Y., Chen, B., Lin, W., Yao, L., Wang, Q.L., Qi, Y.P., Chen Jitao, Liao, Z.T., Song, J.J., 2019. Carboniferous integrative stratigraphy and time scale of China. Science China Earth Sciences, 62 (1), 135–153. DOI: 10.1007/s11430-017-9253-7


[39] Chen Jitao*, Monta?ez Isabel P., Qi Yuping, Shen Shuzhong, Wang Xiangdong, 2018. Strontium and carbon isotopic evidence for decoupling of pCO2 from continental weathering at the apex of the late Paleozoic glaciation. Geology, 46, 395–398.

[38] Monta?ez, I.P., Osleger, D.J., Chen Jitao, Wortham, B.E., Stamm, R.G., Nemyrovska, T.I., Griffin, J.M., Polataev, V.I., Wardlaw, B.R., 2018. Carboniferous climate teleconnections archived in coupled bioapatite δ18OPO4 and 87Sr/86Sr records from the epicontinental Donets Basin, Ukraine. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 492, 89–101.

[37] Lang Xianguo, Chen Jitao, Cui Huan, Man Ling, Huang Kang-Jun, Fu Yong, Zhou Chuanming, Shen Bing, 2018, Cyclical cold climate during the Nantuo glaciation: evidence from the Nantuo Formation in the Yangtze Block, South China. Precambrian Research, 310, 243–255.

[36] Lee Hyun Suk, Chen Jitao, Han Zuozhen, Chough Sung Kwun, 2018. Depositional processes and environmental changes during initial flooding of epeiric platform: Liguan Formation (Cambrian Series 2), Shandong Province, China. Geosciences Journal, 22 (6), 903–919.


[35] Myrow Paul M.*, Chen Jitao*, Snyder Zach, Leslie Stephen, Fike David, Fanning Mark, Yuan Jinliang, Tang Peng, 2017. Depositional history, tectonics, and provenance of the Cambrian–Ordovician succession in the western margin of the North China Block: Reply. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 129, 1022–1024. (*通讯作者)

[34] Wang, Q., Qi, Y., Korn, D., Chen Jitao, Sheng, Q., Nemyrovska, T., 2017. Progress on the Viséan-Serpukhovian boundary in South China and Germany. Newsletter on Carboniferous Stratigraphy, 33, 35–42.

[33] Hu Keyi, Qi Yuping, Wang Qiulai, Nemyrovska Tamara I., Chen Jitao, 2017. Early Pennsylvanian conodonts from the Luokun section of Luodian, Guizhou, South China. Palaeoworld, 26, 64–82.


[32] Chen Jitao*, Monta?ez Isabel P., Qi Yuping, Wang Xiangdong, Wang Qiulai, Lin Wei, 2016. Coupled sedimentary and δ13C records of late Mississippian platform-to-slope successions from South China: insight into δ13C chemostratigraphy. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 448, 162–178. (*通讯作者)

[31] Yao Le, Aretz Markus, Chen Jitao, Webb Gregory E., Wang Xiangdong, 2016. Global microbial carbonate proliferation after the end-Devonian mass extinction. Scientific Report, 6, Article number: 39694.

[30] Li Fangbing, Teng Fangzhen, Chen Jitao, Huang Kangjun, Wang Shuijiong, Lang Xianguo, Ma Haoran, Yongbo Peng, Shen Bing, 2016. Spontaneous dolomitization in ribbon rocks supported by Mg isotopes. Chemical Geology, 445, 208–220.

[29] Peng Yang, Shen Bing, Lang Xian-Guo, Huang Kang-jun, Chen Jitao, Yan Zhen, Tang Wen-bo, Ke Shan, Ma Hao-Ran, Li Fang-Bing, 2016. Constraining dolomitization by Mg isotopes: A case study from partially dolomitized limestones of the middle Cambrian Xuzhuang Formation, North China. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17 (3), 1109–1129.


[28] Chen Jitao, 2015. Origin of the Furongian limestone breccias in the North China Platform. Science China Earth Sciences, 58 (5), 770–775.

[27] Myrow Paul M.*, Chen Jitao*, Snyder Zach, Leslie Stephen, Fike David, Fanning Mark, Yuan Jinliang, Tang Peng, 2015. Depositional history, tectonics, and provenance of the Cambrian–Ordovician succession in the western margin of the North China Block. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127, 1174–1193. (*通讯作者)

[26] Myrow Paul M.*, Chen Jitao*, 2015. Estimates of large magnitude Late Cambrian earthquakes from seismogenic soft-sediment deformation structures: Central Rocky Mountains. Sedimentology, 62 (3), 621–644. (*通讯作者)

[25] Aram Bayet-Goll*, Chen Jitao*, Reza Moussavi-Harami1, Asadollah Mahboubi, 2015. Depositional processes of ribbon carbonates in middle Cambrian of Iran (Deh-Sufiyan Formation, Central Alborz). Facies, 61 (3), Article 9, 18p. (*通讯作者)

[24] Han Zuozhen, Zhang Xiaolei, Chi Naijie, Han Mei, Woo Jusun, Lee Hyun Suk, Chen Jitao*, 2015. Cambrian oncoids and other microbial-related grains on the North China Platform. Carbonates and Evaporites, 30, 373–386. (*通讯作者)

[23] Lee Jeong-Hyun, Chen Jitao, Chough S.K., 2015. The middle–late Cambrian reef transition and related geological events: A review and new view. Earth-Science Reviews, 145, 66–84.

[22] Lee Jeong-Hyun, Chen Jitao, Woo Jusun, 2015. The earliest Phanerozoic carbonate hardground (Cambrian Stage 5, Series 3): implications to the paleoseawater chemistry and early adaptation of hardground fauna. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 440, 172–179.

[21] Lü Dawei, Li Zengxue, Chen Jitao, Liu Ying, Zhang Zengqi, Liang Jipo, Liu Haiyan. 2015. Depositional environments of the upper Permian quartzose sandstone (Shandong Province, North China): insight from trace element geochemistry. Journal of Earth Science, 26 (2), 273–284.

[20] Qie Wenkun, Liu Jiangsi, Chen Jitao, Wang Xiangdong, Mii Horng-sheng, Zhang Xionghua, Huang Xing, Yao Le, Algeo Thomas J., Luo Genming, 2015. Local overprints on the global carbonate δ13C signal in Devonian-Carboniferous boundary successions of South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 418, 290–303.


[19] Chen Jitao, Lee Jeong-Hyun, Woo Jusun, 2014. Formative mechanisms, depositional processes, and geological implications of Furongian (late Cambrian) reefs in the North China Platform. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 414, 246–259.

[18] Chen Jitao, Lee Jeong-Hyun, 2014. Current progress on the geological record of microbialites and microbial carbonates. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88 (1), 260–275.

[17] Lv Dawei, Chen Jitao*, 2014. Depositional environments and sequence stratigraphy of the Late Carboniferous?Early Permian coal-bearing successions (Shandong Province, China): sequence development in an epicontinental basin. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 79, 16–30. (*通讯作者)

[16] Lee Jeong-Hyun, Chen Jitao, Choh Suk-Joo, Lee Dong-Jin, Han Zuozhen, Chough Sung Kwun, 2014. Furongian (late Cambrian) sponge–microbial maze-like reefs in the North China Platform. Palaios, 29, 27–37.

[15] Lee Jeong-Hyun, Lee Hyun Suk, Chen Jitao, Woo Jusun, Chough S.K., 2014. Calcified microbial reefs in Cambrian Series 2, North China Platform: implications for the evolution of Cambrian calcified microbes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 403, 30–42.

[14] Lv Dawei, Chen Jitao, Li Zengxue, Zheng Guiqiang, Song Cuiyu, Liu Haiyan, Meng Yanru, Wang Dongdong, 2014. Controlling factors, accumulation model and target zone prediction of the coal-bed methane in the Huanghebei Coalfield, North China. Resource Geology, 64 (4): 332–345.

[13] Qi Yuping, Nemyrovska Tamara I., Wang Xiangdong, Chen Jitao, Wang Zhihao, Richard H. Lane, Barry C. Richards, Katsumi Ueno, Hu Keyi, Wang Qiulai, 2014. Late Visean – early Serpukhovian conodont succession at the Naqing (Nashui) section in Guizhou, South China. Geological Magazine, 151 (1), 254268.

[12] Chen Jitao, 2014. Surface and subsurface reworking by storms on a Cambrian carbonate platform: evidence from limestone breccias and conglomerates. Geologos, 20 (1), 13–23.


[11] Chen Jitao, Lee Hyun Suk, 2013. Soft-sediment deformation structures in Cambrian siliciclastic and carbonate storm deposits (Shandong Province, China): differential liquefaction and fluidization triggered by storm-wave loading. Sedimentary Geology, 288, 81–94.

[10] Chough S.K., Chen Jitao*, 2013. Generation of subsurface injection flow in a carbonate platform. Geosciences Journal, 17 (1), 3–8. (*通讯作者)


[9] Chen Jitao, Chough S.K., Lee Jeong-Hyun, Han Zuozhen, 2012. Sequence-stratigraphic comparison of the upper Cambrian Series 3 to Furongian succession between the Shandong region, China and the Taebaek area, Korea: high variability of bounding surfaces in an epeiric platform. Geosciences Journal, 16 (4), 357–379.

[8] Lee Jeong-Hyun, Chen Jitao*, Chough, S.K., 2012. Demise of an extensive biostromal microbialite in the Furongian (late Cambrian) Chaomidian Formation, Shandong Province, China. Geosciences Journal, 16 (3), 275–287. (*通讯作者)


[7] Chen Jitao, Chough S.K., Han Zuozhen, Lee Jeong-Hyun. 2011. An extensive erosion surface of a strongly deformed limestone bed in the Gushan and Chaomidian formations (late Middle Cambrian to Furongian), Shandong Province, China: Sequence–stratigraphic implications. Sedimentary Geology, 233, 129–149.

[6] Lv Dawei, Li Zengxue, Chen Jitao, Liu Haiyan, Guo Jianbin, Shang Luning, 2011. Characteristics of the Permian coal-formed gas sandstone reservoirs in Bohai Bay Basin and the adjacent areas, North China. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 78, 516–528.


[5] Chen Jitao, Han Zuozhen, Zhang Xiaolei, Fan Aiping, Yang Renchao, 2010. Early diagenetic deformation structures of the Furongian ribbon rocks (Shandong Province, China)—a new perspective of the genesis of limestone conglomerates. Science China Earth Sciences, 53, 241–252.

[4] Lee Jeong-Hyun, Chen Jitao, Chough, S.K., 2010. Paleoenvironmental implications of an extensive maceriate microbialite bed in the Furongian Chaomidian Formation, Shandong Province, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 297, 621632.

[3] Chough S.K., Lee Hyun Suk, Woo Jusun, Chen Jitao, Choi Duck K., Lee Seung-bae, Kang Imseong, Park Tae-yoon, Han Zuozhen, 2010. Cambrian stratigraphy of the North China Platform: revisiting principal sections in Shandong Province, China. Geosciences Journal, 14 (3), 235–268.


[2] Chen Jitao, van Loon A. J., Han Zuozhen, Chough S. K., 2009. Funnel-shaped, breccia-filled clastic dykes in the Late Cambrian Chaomidian Formation (Shandong Province, China). Sedimentary Geology, 221, 1–6.

[1] Chen Jitao, Chough Sung Kwun, Chun Seung Soo, Han Zuozhen, 2009. Origin of limestone pseudoconglomerates in the Gushan and Chaomidian formations (Late Cambrian), Shandong Province, China: Early diagenetic sediment deformation caused by storm-wave loading under shallow-burial conditions. Sedimentology, 56, 1174–1195.

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