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Degree:Doctoral degree
School/Department:School of Earth and Space Sciences

Mingsong Li


Gender: Male

Education Level: Postgraduate (Doctoral)

Alma Mater: China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

Lab Members

Current position: Peking University / Lab Members

Deep Time Global Change, PKU


Mingsong Li, PI

I am a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the School of Earth and Space Sciences at Peking University. Peking University Boya Young Fellow.

My research interests span a wide range of topics in Earth history, which I pursue through data collection, analysis, and modeling. Three interrelated fundamental problems are most attractive to me:

(1) the cause of rapid and large fluctuations in sea-level during greenhouse times when there were no ice sheets on Earth;

(2) the development of geologic time scales from the record of paleoclimate change; and

(3) global climate sensitivity to forcing mechanisms in greenhouse versus icehouse times.

I have developed a novel sedimentary noise model for tracking sea-level change in marine stratigraphy, leading to evidence that groundwater has had a major impact on global sea-level change. I am involved in improving the geologic time scale with astronomically forced cyclostratigraphy. Some of my results for the Triassic time scale were adopted as global references in the Concise Geologic Time Scale 2020. Most recently, my work on data assimilation combines paleoclimate proxies with Earth system models for dynamically linked space-time reconstructions of the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum.

My teaching interests are focused on stratigraphy, paleoclimatology and quantitative time series methods to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to understand the Earth system. For this purpose, I recently developed Acycle, a time series analysis package for paleoclimate research and education.



Meng Wang

Boya Postdoc

Meng is currently a Boya postdoctoral researcher at Peking University.

He finished his Ph.D. at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).

His research encompasses the areas of hydrocarbon accumulation, methane seep, as well as the paleolake-level reconstruction and paleoclimate change.

He is interested in the reconstruction of lake levels and astronomical forcing by using a recently proposed sedimentary noise model and the mechanism of past lake-level and sea-level change.


Yujing Wu

PhD student, co-advisor

Home: Xingtai city, Hebei province

Crustal evolution, Earth’s rhythms, time series analysis

Sept 2019 – present, Doctor of Philosophy, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Major: Structural Geology

Sept 2016 – Jun 2019, Bachelor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Major: Economics

Sept 2015 – Jun 2019, Bachelor of Science, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Major: Geochemistry

Fang, X.J., Wu, Y.J., Liao, S.S., et al., (2018). Preliminary analysis of the Chinese sublibrary of the Chinese crust single-grain zircon U-Pb geochronology database. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 34(11), 3252–3265 (in Chinese).
Wu, Y.J., Fang, X.J., Liao, S.S., et al., (2019). Zircon U-Pb geochronology of the Chinese continental crust: a preliminary analysis of the Elsevier science database. Big Earth Data, 3(1): 26-44. DOI: 10.1080/20964471.2019.1576261.
Wu, Y.J., Fang, X.J., Liao, S.S., et al., (2020): Crustal evolution events in the Chinese continent: evidence from a zircon U-Pb database, International Journal of Digital Earth, DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2020.1739152.
Fang, X.J., Wu, Y.J., Liao, S.S., et al., (2020). Division of crustal units in china using grid-based clustering and a zircon U–Pb geochronology database. Computers & Geosciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2020.104570


Haotian Zhang

PhD student

Haotian Zhang was born in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, graduated from the College of Earth Sciences at Jilin University, majoring in geology with a bachelor's degree.

She was honored as outstanding graduate of Jilin University and excellent graduation thesis of Jilin University.

Now she is a Ph.D. student in the School of Earth and Space Science at Peking University.

Research interests are lower Triassic cyclostratigraphy, geological time calibration, and paleoclimate change.


Haoxun Zhang

Master student

Hometown: Nanchong City, Sichuan Province
Major: Paleontology and Stratigraphy
Research interest: paleoclimate data assimilation,which combines proxies data with models.
2016.9-2020.6, Bachelor of Science, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Major: Geology
2021.9-present, Master, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Major: Paleontology and Stratigraphy


Hanyu Zhu


Asbar Abbasi

PhD student, co-advisor

PhD: Geology (2018-pre), Tabriz Azad University, Iran

Ms: Sedimentology (2005-2008) Tehran Azad University of Science and Research, Iran

Undergraduate: Geology (2001-2004) Payame Noor University, Iran


Ciro Clímaco Rodrigues

Master student, co-advisor

Ciro Clímaco was an undergraduate student in Geophysics at Federal University of Pará (Finished in 2009).

He is a reservoir geophysicist in PETROBRAS and works with Rock Physics and time-lapse seismic interpretation.

He has 12 years of experience in the oil industry and pursuits a master's degree in geophysics with a study of cyclostratigraphy in the Campos basin at the National Observatory in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - with professor Dr. Daniel Ribeiro as an advisor.


Mariana Aragao Fernandes

Master student, co-advisor

Mariana is B.Sc in Physics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

During the B.Sc course, she worked on Nanomagnetism and Stellar Astrophysics. Currently, she is M.Sc. (Candidate) in Geophysics at National Observatory of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), working on cyclostratigraphy studies of Miocene period data from the Albacora field, located at the Campos Basin, a marginal Brazilian basin which is one of the most important offshore oil reserves in Brazil.


Group Members (Sept. 10, 2021)