Zuohuan QIN


Room Number: 2A344
Tel.: +43-678-1288819

Zuohuan Qin

Visiting Ph.D student (supported by the Chinese Scholarship Council), supervised by prof. Michael Wagreich and Dr. Benjamin Sames (in Vienna), and prof. Xiaoqiao Wan & associate prof. Dangpeng Xi (in China).

Research interests:

  • Early Cretaceous non-marine ostracods
  • Stratigraphy
  • Palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironments


PhD Thesis:

Zuohuan Qin is working on his thesis on "Early Cretaceous non-marine ostracods and paleoenvironment from northern Hebei, China".

He focuses on taxonomy, biostratigraphy and paleoecology of the non-marine ostracods from Lower Cretaceous in North China (and their comparation with the relevant species from the world, e.g. the Purbeck-Wealden Group of Britain).


Qin, Z., Xi, D., Shi, Z., Xu, Y., Wei, F., Yu, Z., Wu, B. & Wan, X. 2019: Lagerstätte fossils from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of the Pingquan Basin, North China: stratigraphical correlation and palaeoenvironmental implications. Lethaia, doi.org/10.1111/let.12315.

Qin, Z., Xi, D., Sames, B., Do Carmo, D.A., Wang, X., Xu, Y., Yu, Z., Wei, F., Leite, A.M., Wan, X., 2018. Ostracods of the non-marine Lower Cretaceous Dabeigou Formation at Yushuxia (Luanping basin, North China): Implications for the early Jehol Biota age. Cretaceous Research 86, 199-218.

Gao, Y., Xi, D., Qin, Z., Ma, P., Wang, C., 2018. Clay mineralogy of the first and second members of the Nenjiang Formation, Songliao Basin: Implications for paleoenvironment in the Late Cretaceous. Science China Earth Sciences 60, 1-12.

Xing, L., Klein, H., Qin, Z., et al. 2018. Lower Cretaceous theropod tracks with the new ichnogenus and combination Lockleypus luanpingensis from the Dabeigou Formation of the Luanping Basin, Hebei Province, China. Palaeoworld, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palwor.2018.09.004

Xi, D., He, H., Yu, Z., Huang, Q., Hu, J., Xu, Y., Shi, Z., Qin, Z., Wan, X., 2018. New SIMS U-Pb age constraints on the largest lake transgression event in the Songliao Basin, NE China. PLOS one, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199507.

Qin, Z., Xi, D., Xu, Y., Wei, F., Ding, C., Yu, Z., Wan, X., 2017. Lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and the geological time of Dabeigou Formation from the Yushuxia Section in the Luanping Basin, Northern Hebei. Earth Science Frontiers 24, 78-105  (in Chinese with English abstract)..

Wan, X., Wu, H., Xi, D., Liu, M., Qin, Z., 2017. Terrestrial biota and climate during Cretaceous greenhouse in NE China. Earth Science Frontiers, 24, 18-31  (in Chinese with English abstract).

Wan, X., Gao, L., Qin, Z., Cui, C., Li, W., Xi, D., 2016. Jurassic—Cretaceous boundary and its terrestrial issue in Northern China. Earth Science Frontiers 23, 312-322 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Qin, Z., Xi, D., Huang, Q., Nie, Z., Cao, W., Wan, X., 2015. Ostracoda biostratigraphy and carapace characteristics in the First Member of the Nenjiang Formation from Core D80 of the Songliao Basin, NE China. Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica, 32, 219-232 (in Chinese with English abstract).