Prof. Michael Melchin from St. FrancisXavier University, Canada has assumed his CAS visiting professorship at NIGPAS in this April. His cooperative researches with NIGPAS colleagues include palaeontology and stratigraphy of the O-S black shales in South China and further design of the GBDB system.
Dr. Santosh Pandey from Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, India has assumed his CAS visiting professorship in this June. He will conduct cooperative research in constraining the origin of macro-eukaryotes: Approach from the Lantian biota at NIGPAS from June to November 2016.
Dr. Anatoliy Halamai from Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has assumed his CAS visiting professorship in this June. His cooperative research is to use fluid inclusions in halite to reveal the salt lake water composition of southeast China.
Prof. Josef Pšenička from West Bohemian Museum, Czech has assumed his CAS visiting professorship in this July. He will conduct cooperative research in plant anatomy, mesofossils and undergrowth palaeoecology of Lower Permian in situ volcanic ash beds from Wuda, Inner Mongolia.
Prof. Isabel Montanez from University of California, Davis has assumed her CAS visiting professorship in this July. Her cooperative research in NIGPAS is evaluating CO2-climate feedbacks in a dynamic paleo-icehouse.
Prof. Dany Azar from Lebanese University has assumed his CAS visiting professorship at NIGPAS in this July. He will conduct cooperative research in comparative study of late-Mesozoic amber inclusions: Lebanese amber vs. Burmese amber.