Dr. Tang, Qing

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Dr. Qing, Tang 

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am interested in understanding Earth-life co-evolution in the Proterozoic Eon and the Cambrian Period. Specifically, I study various kinds of fossils to understand the biodiversity, biostratigraphy, and evolutionary pattern of early eukaryotes in the Proterozoic. I also work on Cambrian animal and algal fossils, in order to understand their taphonomy and evolutionary significance, and to better understand the Cambrian explosion. In addition, I work closely with my collaborators on paleoenvironmental reconstruction and geochronology of Proterozoic and Cambrian fossiliferous successions, using stable isotopes, iron speciation data, and zircon age data. My research goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Earth-life system in the Proterozoic and Cambrian.

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Selected Publications

  1. Tang, Q., Pang, K., Chen, L., Li, G., Yuan, X., Xiao, S., 2021. One-billion-year-old epibionts highlight symbiotic ecological interactions in early eukaryote evolution: Gondwana Research, v.97, 22-23.
  2. Tang, Q., Pang, K., Chen, L., Li, G., Yuan, X., Sharma, M., Xiao, S., 2021. The Proterozoic macrofossil Tawuia as a siphonous macroalga: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v.576, 110485.
  3. Tang, Q., Pang, K., Xiao, S., Yuan, X., 2020. A one-billion-year-old multicellular chlorophyte: Nature Ecology & Evolution, v. 4, 543–549.
  4. Tang, Q., Wan, B., Yuan, X., Muscente, A.D., Xiao, S., 2019. Spiculogenesis and biomineralization in early sponge animals: Nature Communications, v.10 (1), 3348.
  5. Tang, Q., Pang, K., Yuan, X., Xiao, S., 2017. Electron microscopy reveals evidence for multicellularity in the Proterozoic fossil Chuaria: Geology, v. 45, 75–78.