Key Laboratory of Stratigraphy and Palaeontology

Ministry of Natural Resources

Dr. Ben Yang


Assistant Professor


Birthdate     Aug. 1985


Research Interests

Biostratigraphy, palaeobiogeography, and systematics of the Ediacaran early Cambrian small skeletal fossils (SSFs).

Education and work experiences

2014.10- Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences;

2010.09- 2014.08 PhD: Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin

2008.09-2010.07 Graduate: Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST)

2007.08-2008.07 Volunteer: National project “Serving the West China— College Graduate Volunteer Program”, Xinjiang Province, China

2003.09-2007.07 Undergraduate: Shandong University of Science and Technology


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ben Yang, Michael Steiner, Helmut Keupp, 2015. Early Cambrian palaeobiogeography of the ZhenbaFangxian Block (South China): Independent terrane or part of the Yangtze Platform? Gondwana Research 28, 1543-1565.