International Symposium on Deep-time Environmental & Climatic Extremes and Biotic Responses

22-24 May, 2018, Wuhan, China

Local Organising Committee

Zhong-Qiang Chen, Jinnan Tong, Laishi Zhao, Xulong Lai, Huazhou Yao, Shucheng Xie, Changqun Cao, Jun Liu, Shixue Hu, Dayong Jiang, Jianxin Yao, Jianxin Yu, Genming Luo, Haishui Jiang, Haijun Song, Yadong Sun, Huasheng Shan, Hao Yang, Daoliang Chu, Lei Zhang, Jun Shen


                                          Zhong-Qiang Chen (, CUG

                                          Jinnan Tong (, CUG

                                          Laishi Zhao (, CUG

General Secretary:                 

                                          Hao Yang (, CUG

Registration Administrator:

                                          Jun Hu (, CUG

Scientific Programme Coordinators:

                                          Thomas Algeo, University of Cincinnati, USA

                                          Zhong-Qiang Chen, China University of Geosciences

                                          Jinnan Tong, China University  of Geosciences

Field Excursion Coordinators:

                                           Genming Luo (, CUG, Wuhan

                                           Daoliang Chu (, CUG, Wuhan

                                           Lei Zhang (, CUG, Wuhan


International Advisory Committee

Mark Hounslow, University of Lancaster, UK

Shuzhong Shen, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS, China

Hongfu Yin, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China

Chengshan Wang, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China

Mike Benton, Bristol University, UK

David Bottjer, University of South California, USA

Zou Caineng, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina, China

Zengqian Hou, Natural Science Foundation of China, China

Yanan Shen, China University of Technology & Sciences, China

Charles Henderson, University of Calgary, Canada

Aymon Baud, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Paul Wignall, Leeds   University, UK

Isabel Montanez, University of California Davis, USA

Thomas Algeo, University of Cincinnati, USA

Guang Shi, Deakin University, Australia

James Ogg, Purdue University, USA

Wolfram Karschner, University of Oslo, Norway

Steve Grasby, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada

Sylvie Crasquin, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Peter Roopnarine, California Academy of Sciences, USA

Gregory Retallack, University of Oregon, USA

Steven Kershaw, Brunel University, UK

Roger Summons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Kunio Kaiho, Tohoku University, Japan

Margaret Fraiser, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Michael Joachimski, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Yupeng Yao, Natural Science Foundation of China, China

Yu Liu, Natural Science Foundation of China, China

Jianguo Ren, Natural Science Foundation of China, China

Yukio Isozaki, University of Tokyo, Japan

Arne Winguth, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Kliti Grice, Curtin University, Australia

Jonathan Payne, Stanford University, USA

George Stanley, University of Montana, USA

Jean Broute, University of Paris VI, Paris


  The Symposium venue: China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) campus, China.

Sponsors & Organizers


  IGCP630: Permian-Triassic Climatic and Environmental Extremes

  United Nations Educational, Scientific & Culture Organization

  International Union of Geological Sciences

  International Geoscience Program (IGCP) Headquarter Office

  IGCP China Committee

  National Natural Science Foundation of China

  Palaeontological Society of China

  Anhui Geological Museum, Hefei

  China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)


  State Key Laboratory of Biogeology & Environmental Geology, State Key Laboratory of Geological Process and Resource Geology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

About Wuhan

  The Great Wuhan City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. Geographically, Wuhan is the heart of China, famous for spectacular riversides of the Yangtze River and many beautiful lakes within the city. It is also one of the most important industry, education and culture capitals in China. The city accommodates the largest population of undergraduate and graduate students (up to one million) in China, generating the hope for the future of this country.

  The State Key Laboratory of Biogeology & Environmental Geology, and State Key Laboratory of Geological Process & Resource Geology, China University of Geosciences, the major sponsors of this symposium, are two of 40 state-level geoscience research centres in China. In these two centres more than 30 staff are working actively on the P/Tr mass extinction & Triassic recovery, and relevant topics. They are also training about 80 postgraduate students working on deep-time extreme events and relevant topics every year. China also records the most complete marine late Neoproterozoic to Triassic successions and terrestrial Triassic to Cenozoic strata as well as many important sites for studies on the P-Tr and other mass extinctions and climatic/environmental extremes in the world. Thus, the Symposium offers you unique opportunity to develop your collaborations with Chinese partners and take advantage of excellent geological record to probe into the deep of the P-Tr crisis as well as extreme climate/environment events in other critical periods.