Voting members

Prof. Lucia Angiolini
Dipartimento di Scienze Terra “A. DEsio”
Via Manggiagalli 34, 20133
Milano, Italy
Prof. Lucia Angiolini is a professor of Palaeontology at UNIMI. Her primary research is on the taxonomy and biostratigraphy of Carboniferous and Permian brachiopods from N Europe, the Mediterranean region, Arabia and Asia, and on the palaeoclimatological and palaeoecological implications of their study.

Dr. Alexander Biakov
Northeast Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Institute
Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Portovaya ul. 16, Magadan, 685000 Russia
Dr. Alexander Biakov is a head of Laboratory at NEISRI FEB RAS. His primary research is on the biostratigraphy, taxonomy, and palaeobiogeography of Permian marine bivalves, and on the palaeoclimatological and palaeoecological problems.

Dr. Annette Goetz
Department of Structural Geology and Geodynamics
Georg August University Göttingen
Goldschmidtstr. 3
D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Dr. Annette E. Götz is a visiting lecturer and adjunct research scientist at the Department of Structural Geology and Geodynamics, Göttingen University, Germany. Her broad spectrum of basic and applied research ranges from late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic palynology with a focus on palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimate reconstruction to sedimentary geochemistry and energy resources.

Dr. Valeriy K. Golubev
Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Profsoyuznaya str. 123, Moscow, 117647 Russia
Dr. Valeriy K. Golubev is a senior scientific researcher at Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. His primary research is on the taxonomy, phylogeny, taphonomy, palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography and biostratigraphy of Permian tetrapods from Eastern Europe and on the middle-late Permian and early Triassic historical geology of East European Platform.

Dr. Neil Patrick Griffis
US Geological Survey
Neil Griffis BOX 25046, Mail Stop 963
1 Denver Federal Center, Denver, Co 80225-0001, USA
Dr. Neil Patrick Griffis is a Research Geologist at the USGS. His interests are in building high precision U-Pb zircon geochronologic frameworks to test drivers behind climatic change in deep time and to understand the timing and duration of ore forming processes

Prof. Charles M. Henderson
Department of Earth, Energy and Environment,
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N1N4
Prof. Charles Henderson is a Professor at the University of Calgary and a former Secretary and Chair of the Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy. His primary research considers conodont biostratigraphy, evolution and paleobiology from many sites around the world in order to refine the Permian and Early Triassic Geologic Time Scale.

Dr. Hana Jurikova
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews
Bute Building, Queen’s Terrace,
St Andrews, KY16 9TS,
United Kingdom
Dr Hana Jurikova is a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. Hana is an isotope geochemist, with her main research focusing on palaeo-climate and palaeo-seawater reconstructions. Hana’s interests also include Permian brachiopods and brachiopod biomineralisation, biodiversity patterns, the Permian-Triassic mass extinction and evaporitic deposits.

Dr. Sam Lee
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences
University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave
Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Dr. Sangmin (Sam) Lee is a Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong. Sam’s research is on taxonomy, biostratigraphy, palaeobiogeography and phylogeny of Palaeozoic marine macroinvertebrate fossils, currently focusing on Permian brachiopods from the southern Sydney Basin in eastern Australia to understand evolutionary trends in high-latitudinal environments during the Permian.

Prof. Spencer G. Lucas
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Road N. W., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104-1375 USA
Tel: 505-841-2873; Fax: 505-841-2808
Prof. Spencer G. Lucas is Curator of Geology and Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Primarily trained as a vertebrate paleontologist, he undertakes research on Permian vertebrates, trace fossils and conodont biostratigraphy.

Dr. Lorenzo Marchetti
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity
Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115
Berlin, Germany
Dr. Lorenzo Marchetti is a researcher in palaeontology and geology at the Museum für Naturkunde of Berlin, Germany. His research focusses on late Palaeozoic and early Mesozoic vertebrate faunas and ichnofaunas, including taxonomy, stratigraphy, locomotion, palaeoecology and palaeoclimate.

Dr. Michael T. Read
Department of Earth Sciences & Geologic Resources
Stephen F. Austin State University
Tel: 936.468.2095
Dr. Mike Read is a lecturer at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, USA. His research is primarily concerned with Pennsylvanian-Permian fusulinid and conodont biostratigraphy of the North American Cordillera and correlation with Paleo-Tethyan stratigraphic successions.

Prof. Ausonio Ronchi
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell’Ambiente
Università di Pavia-Via Ferrata 1, 27100 PV, Italy
voice +39-0382-9858
Prof. Ausonio Ronchi is a professor of Stratigraphy and Regional Geology at UNIPV. His main research focus is on the continental late Carboniferous to Middle Triassic successions from and W peri-Tethys (Italy, Europe and Mediterranean regions), with chrono-biostratigraphical, palaeoecological insights and marine-nonmarine correlation.

Prof. Joerg W. Schneider
Freiberg University of Mining and Technology
Institute of Geology, Department of Palaeontology,
Bernhard-von-Cotta-Str.2, Freiberg, D-09596, Germany
Prof. Joerg (“Jogi”) W. Schneider was Professor for Palaeontology and Stratigraphy and the Head of the Department for Palaeontology and Stratigraphy Technical University Berg­aka­de­mie Freiberg; retired 2016 but still member of the university. He was the former Vice-Chair of the Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy and leads till now the Late Carboniferous-Permian-Early Triassic Nonmarine-Marine Correlation Working Group (SCCS, SPS, STS). His primary research focus on Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic non-marine biota, taxonomy, biostratigraphy, palaeobiogeography and global correlation.

Prof. Ana Karina Scomazzon
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Instituto de Geociências
Departamento de Paleontologia e Estratigrafia
LACONF - Laboratório de Conodontes e Foraminíferos
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Prof. Ana Karina Scomazzon is a professor of Biostratigraphy, Micropaleontology, Paleobiogeography and Sedimentary Processes at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil. Her research is on taxonomy, biostratigraphy, paleoecology, paleobiogeography and geochemistry of Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian conodonts in Western Gondwana.

Prof. Shuzhong Shen
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Nanjing University, 163 Xianlin Avenue,
Nanjing, Jiangsu 210023, P.R.China
Prof. Shu-zhong Shen is a Professor at the School of Earth Sciences and Engineering of Nanjing University and a Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was the former Chair of the Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy and the current Vice-Chair of the International Commission on Stratigraphy. His main research interests include Permian brachiopods, conodonts, biostratigraphy, diversity patterns, end-Permian mass extinction and environmental changes in deep time.

Prof. Michael H. Stephenson
British Geological Survey
Kingsley Dunham Centre
Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG
Stephenson Geoscience Consulting,
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5HU
United Kingdom
Prof. Mike Stephenson is an independent palynology and stratigraphy consultant specialising in the Palaeozoic of the Middle East. He is past President and founding president of the IUGS Deep-time Digital Earth Program and past Executive Chief Scientist of the British Geological Survey.

Dr. Elizabeth Weldon
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Deakin University
Locked Bag 20000, Geelong, VIC 3220
+61 3 92517191
Dr Liz Weldon is Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of School (International) in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University. Liz’s primary research is on the taxonomy, palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of Permian and Triassic brachiopods, molluscs and conulariids.

Dr. Dongxun Yuan
School of Resources and Geosciences
China University of Mining and Technology
1 Daxue Road, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221116, P.R. China
Dr. Dongxun Yuan is an Associate Professor at the School of Resources and Geosciences, China University of Mining and Technology. His primary research focuses on the Permian conodonts, biostratigraphy, paleobiogeography and global correlation.

Prof. Yichun Zhang
Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
39 East Beijing Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, China
Prof.Yichun Zhang is a professor of Palaeontology at Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His primary reseach is on the taxonomy, biostratigraphy and palaeobiogeography of Carboniferous and Permian foraminifers.

Corresponding members

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Honorary members

Dr. Boris I. Chuvashov
Institute of Geology and Geochemistry
Urals Baranch of the Russian Academy of Science
Pochtovy per 7
Ekaterinburg 620154 Russia

Dr. Galina Kotlyar
All-Russian Geological Research Institute
Sredny pr. 74
St. Petersburg 199026 Russia

Prof. Ernst Ya. Leven
Geological Institute
Russian Academy of Sciences
Pyjevskyi 7
Moscow 109017 Russia

Dr. Tamra A. Schiappa
Department of Geography, Geology and Environment
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 USA

Former Chairs

Prof. Shuzhong Shen

Prof. Charles Henderson

Dr. Bruce R. Wardlaw

Prof. Jin Yugan

Prof. Sheng Jinzhang

Prof. Brian F. Glenister

Prof. D.L. Stepanov