ZHOU Weifeng

Position: Associate Researcher

Office:Science and Education 3, A215, Future City Campus

Phone: 027-67783452


Department: State Key Laboratory of Biogeology and Environmental Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

Education and Appointments:

2017-Researcher Assistant, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

2010-2017 - PhD, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

2006-2010, BSc, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

Research grants:

1. Paleoclimate feature during the Triassic-Jurassic: from the evidence of lipid biomarkers in Junggar Basin.The Fundamental Research Funds for National University, CUGL190813, 2019-2021.

2. Early Triassic carbon-nitrogen-sulfur isotopes evolution in the Everest, Southe Tibet, 41872033, participator, 2019-2022.

Current Research Interest:

1. Paleoenvironmental significance of lipid biomarkers and compound-specific isotope in Permian-Triassic terrestrial successions of South China;

2. Paleoclimate significance of lipid biomarkers and compound-specific isotope in other critical period successions of South China, e.g. Triassic-Jurassic.

Selected Publications (* author for correspondence):


Wenfeng Zhou; Thomas J. Algeo; Genming Luo; Xiaoyan Ruan; Zhong-Qiang; Chen; Shucheng Xie*; Hydrocarbon compound evidence in marine successions of South China for frequent wildfires during the Permian-Triassic transition, Global and Planetary Change, 2021, 103472.


Wenfeng Zhou; Thomas J. Algeo; Xiaoyan Ruan; Genming Luo; Zhong-Qiang Chen; Shucheng Xie*; Expansion of photic-zone euxinia during the Permian–Triassic biotic crisis and its causes: Microbial biomarker records, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2017, 474: 140-151.


Shucheng Xie*; Thomas J. Algeo; Wenfeng Zhou; Xiaoyan Ruan; Genming Luo; Junhua Huang; Jiaxin Yan; Contrasting microbial community changes during mass extinctions at the Middle/Late Permian and Permian/Triassic boundaries, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2017, 460: 180-191.


Genming Luo*; Thomas J. Algeo*; Junhua Huang; Wenfeng Zhou; Yongbiao Wang; Hao Yang; Sylvain Richoz; Shucheng Xie; Vertical δ13 Corg gradients record changes in planktonic microbial community composition during the end-Permian mass extinction, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 2014, 396:119-131.