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Yang Ben


Details of the Faculty or Staff

Address: Institute of Geology,Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences Baiwanzhuang Road 26, Beijing, 100037 P.R. China


Education Experience

  • 9 / 2010 – 8 / 2014 Peking University, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.; Ph.D.
  • 9 / 2008 – 7 / 2010 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST).; M.S.
  • 9 / 2003 – 7 / 2007 Shandong University of Science and Technology.; B.S.

Professional Experience

10 / 2014 – present  Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.

Research interests

  • Ediacaran– early Cambrian small skeletal fossils (SSFs)

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

Scientific Research Projects


  1. Ben Yang, Michael Steiner, Maoyan Zhu, Guoxiang Li, Jianni Liu, Pengju Liu, 2016. Transitional Ediacaran–Cambrian small skeletal fossil assemblages from South China and Kazakhstan: Implications for chronostratigraphy and metazoan evolution. Precambrian Research 285, 202-215.
  2. Xiaodong Shang, Pengju Liu, Ben Yang, Shouming Chen, Chuchu Wang, 2016. Ecology and phylogenetic affinity of the early Cambrian tubular microfossil Megathrix longus. Palaeontology 59, 13-28.
  3. Pengju Liu, Xianhua Li, Shouming Chen, Zhongwu Lan, Ben Yang, Xiaodong Shang, Chongyu Yin, 2015. New SIMS U–Pb zircon age and its constraint on the beginning of the Nantuo glaciation. Science Bulletin 60, 958-963.
  4. Ben Yang, Michael Steiner, Guoxiang Li, Helmut Keupp, 2014. Terreneuvian small shelly faunas of East Yunnan (South China) and their biostratigraphic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 398, 28–58.
  5. Ben Yang, Lei Zhang, Taniel Danelian, Qinglai Feng, Michael Steiner, 2014. Chert-hosted small shelly fossils: expanded tool of biostratigraphy in the Early Cambrian, GFF 136, 303-308.
  6. Ben Yang, Michael Steiner, Helmut Keupp, 2015. Early Cambrian palaeobiogeography of the Zhenba–Fangxian Block (South China): Independent terrane or part of the Yangtze Platform? Gondwana Research 28, 1543-1565.
  7. Zong Pu, Ma Xueping, Sun Yuanlin. 2012. Productide, Athyridide and Terebratulide brachiopods across the Devonian-Carboniferous Boundary in western Junggar, Xinjiang. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, Vol 51, No. 4, pp. 416-435 (in Chinese with English abstract).
  8. Zong Pu, Ma Xueping. 2012. Spiriferide and Spiriferinide Brachiopods across the Devonian and Carboniferous Boundary in western Junggar, Xinjiang. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, Vol 51, No. 2, pp. 157-175 (in Chinese with English abstract).