Perform the second comprehensive scientific investigation of the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau

Updatetime: 2021-02-09 Editor : trace fossils;the end-Permian mass extinction

From July to October, 2020, several research teams from NIGPAS together with scientists from Peking University, Nanjing University and some others went to the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau in batches to perform the second comprehensive scientific investigation.

This scientific expedition aims to systematically explore the strata in the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, study the biodiversity, biological stratigraphy, chemical stratigraphy and chronostratigraphic framework of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, and reveal the inner relationship between paleontology, paleogeography and paleoenvironment of each block during the period. 

"The Qinghai-Xizang Plateau is a difficult-to-read book for stratigraphy and paleontology, and even for the entire earth sciences." Prof. ZHANG Yichun, leader of Nanjing Stratigraphy and Palaeontology research team, said frankly, "How did life and the environment evolve in the distant geological history? Maybe the answer would provide some clues for us to explore the relationship between living organisms and the environment."

The early life research team of NIGPAS went to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau

The Cambrian Explosion research team of NIGPAS went to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau

The Nanjing Stratigraphy & Palaeontology research team went to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau