Referred Journal Articles (since 2006)

Gupta, N.S., Andrew Steele, Marilyn L. Fogel, Patrick Griffin, Mike Adams, Roger E. Summons, Hong Yang, George D. Cody, 2014. Experimental formation of geomacromolecules from microbial lipids. Organic Geochemistry 67:35-40.

Fan, Junxuan; Chen, Qing; Hou, Xudong; Miller, Arnold I.; Melchin, Michael J.; Shen, Shuzhong; Wu, Shuangye; Goldman, Daniel; Mitchell, Charles E.; Yang, Qun; Zhang, Yuandong; Zhan, Renbin; Wang, Jun; Leng, Qin; Zhang, Hua; Zhang, Linna. 2013. Geobiodiversity Database: a comprehensive section-based integration of stratigraphic and paleontological data. Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 46 (2): 111 - 136

Yuan, J., Sheng, G., Hou, X., Shuang, X., Yi, J., Yang, H., Lai, X. 2013. Ancient DNA sequences from woolly rhinoceros in China revealed its divergence and phylogeny. Science China Earth Science (in press).


Neal S. Gupta, Qin LengHong Yang, George D. Cody, Marilyn L. Fogel, Weiguo Liu, Guoping Sun, 2013. Molecular preservation and bulk isotope signals from ancient rice at the Neolithic Tianluoshan site, lower Yangtze River valley, China. Organic Geochemistry 63:85-93.


Xiao, L., Yang, H., Sun, B., Li, X., and Guo, J., 2013. Stable isotope compositions of recent and fossil sun/shade leaves and implications for palaeoenvironment reconstruction.Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 190:75-84.

Maria E. McNamara, Derek E.G. Briggs, Patrick J. Orr, Neal S. Gupta, Emma R. Locatelli, Lin Qiu, Hong Yang, Zhengrong Wang, Heeso Noh & Hui Cao, 2013. The fossil record of insect color illuminated by maturation experiments. Geology 41:487-490.


Liu, W., Yang, H., Wang, Z., Yao, Y., and Jin, Z., 2012. Trace the source of cooking oils with an integrated approach of using stable carbon isotope and fatty acid abundance. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 60:8069-8073.


Grímsson F, Zetter R, Leng, Qin. 2012. Diverse fossil Onagraceae pollen from a Miocene palynoflora of north-east China: early steps in resolving the phytogeographic history of the family. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 298: 671-687

Witkowski, C., Gupta, N.S., Yang, H., Leng, Q., Williams, C.J., Briggs, D.E.G., Summons, R.E., 2012. Molecular preservation of Cenozoic conifer fossil Lagerstatten from Banks Island, Canada, The Canadian Arctic. Palaios, 27:279-287.


Briggs, D.E.G., Gupta, N.S. and Cambra-Moo, O. 2011 Molecular taphonomy of Las Hoyas fossils, in Poyato-Ariza, F., Buscalioni, A.D. and Fregenal-Martínez, M. (eds.) Las Hoyas: A Cretaceous wetland. A multidisciplinary synthesis after 25 years of research on an exceptional fossil deposit from Spain. Honoring Prof. Dr J.L. Sanz. Pfeil Verlag, Munich, in press.

Fan JX, Zhang H, Hou XD, Shen SZ, Wu SY, Yang Q, Wang Y, Luo H, Leng, Qin; Zhang YD, Zhan RB, Chen Q. 2011. Quantitative research trends in palaeobiology and stratigraphy - construction of the GeoBiodiversity DataBase (GBDB) using escience technology. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 50 (2): 141-153 (in Chinese with English abstract)

Wang, Li; Leng, Qin*. 2011. A new method to prepare clean cuticular membrane from fossil leaves with thin and fragile cuticles. Science China Earth Sciences, 54 (2): 223-227 (*Corresponding author)

Liu WG, Yang H, Sun YB, Wang XL. 2011. δ13C values of loess total carbonate: A sensitive proxy for Asian summer monsoon in arid northwestern Chinese Loess Plateau. Chemical Geology, 284: 317-322
Cody, GD, Gupta, NS, Briggs, DEG, Kilcoyne, ALD, Summons, RE, Kenig, F, Plotnick, RE & Scott, AC 2011, 'Molecular signature of chitin-protein complex in Paleozoic arthropods', Geology, 39: 255-258.


Yang H, Blais B, Leng Q. 2011. Stable isotope variations from cultivated Metasequoia trees in the United States: A statistical approach to assess isotope signatures as climate signals. Japanese Journal of Historical Botany, 19: 75-88


Yang H, Liu WG, Leng Q, Hren M, Pagani M. 2011. Variations of n-alkane δD values from terrestrial plants at high latitudes: Implications for paleoclimate reconstruction. Organic Geochemistry, 42: 283-288 


Leng Q, Yang H, Wang L. 2010. Research advance on Metasequoia: Applications of new technology. Science Foundation in China, 18 (2): 54-60


Leng Q, Langlois G, Yang H. 2010. Early Paleogene Arctic terrestrial ecosystem under global warming: Implications for modern climate change. Science China Earth Science, 53: 933-944


Wang L, Leng Q. 2010. A new method to prepare clean cuticular membrane from fossil leaves with thin and fragile cuticles. Science China Earth Sciences, 54 (2): 223–227


Yang H, Leng Q. 2009. Molecular hydrogen isotope analysis of living and fossil plantsMetasequoia as an example. Progress in Natural Sciences, 19: 901-912


Gupta NS, Yang H, Leng Q, Briggs DEG, Cody GD, Summons RE. 2009. Diagenesis of plant polymers: A study of decay and macromolecular preservation of Metasequoia. Organic Geochemistry, 40: 802-809


Yang H, Pagani M, Briggs DEG, Equiza MA, Jagels R, Leng Q,  LePage BA. 2009. Carbon and hydrogen isotope fractionation under continuous light: Implications for paleoenvironmental interpretations of the High Arctic during Paleogene warming. Oecologia 160: 461-470


Jiang Q, Leng Q, Wang L. 2009. Anthropocene, the newly proposed geological epoch rooted in environmental research. Journal of Stratigraphy, 33 (1): 11-17 (in Chinese with English abstract)


Leng Q, Yang H. 2009. A new approach to reconstruct Paleogene atmospheric hydrology at high latitudes. Science Foundation in China, 17 (2): 46-49 (Cover article)
Gupta, N.S., Cody, G., Tetlie, E.O., Briggs, D.E.G., Summons, R.E., 2009. Rapid association of lipids into macromolecules during experimental decay of invertebrates: initiation of geopolymer formation. Organic Geochemistry 40, 589-594.
Gupta, N.S., Landman, N.H., Briggs, D.E.G., Summons, R.E., 2008. Molecular structure of organic components in cephalopods: evidence for oxidative cross linking in fossil marine invertebrates. Organic Geochemistry 39, 1405-1414.


Liu WG, Yang H. 2008. Multiple controls for the variability of hydrogen isotopic compositions in higher plant n-alkanes from modern ecosystems. Global Change Biology: 14: 2166-2177


Shi GL, Zhang BL, Leng Q, Wang L, Jiang Q. 2008. A Holocene plant fossil Lägerstatten discovered from Qingdao, China. Quaternary Science, 28 (4): 762-768 (in Chinese with English abstract)
Gupta, N. S., Love, G.D., Moo, O. C., Summons, R.E., Briggs, D.E.G., 2008. Molecular Taphonomy of macrofossils at the Cretaceous Las Hoyas formation, Spain. Cretaceous Research 29, 1-8.


Liu WG, Yang H, Ning Y, An ZS. 2007. Caution of background signal effect on organic carbon isotope of loess sediments in arid Western Loess Plateau. Organic Geochemistry, 38: 1571-1579

Leng Q, Fan SH, Wang L, Yang H, Lai XL, Cheng DD, Ge JW, Shi GL, Jiang Q, Liu XQ. 2007. Updated database of all known native Metasequoia glyptostroboides in South-Central China based on new census surveys and expeditions. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 48 (2): 185-233


Yang H, Leng Q, LePage BA. 2007. Labile biomolecules in three-dimensionally preserved early Tertiary Metasequoia leaves     from Ellesmere Island, Canada. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 48 (2): 317-327

Gupta, N.S., Yang, H., Briggs, D.E.G., 2007. Molecular Taphonomy of Metasequoia. Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History Bulletin 48, 329-338.


Gupta, N. S., Tetlie, O. E. Briggs, D. E. G. and Pancost. R. D., 2007. Fossilization of Eurypterids: A product of molecular transformation. Palaios 22, 399-407.


Gupta, N. S., Briggs, D. E. G., Collinson, M. E., Evershed, R. P., Michels, R., and Pancost, R. D., 2007. Reply to de Leeuw comment ‘On the origin of sedimentary aliphatic macromolecules’. Organic Geochemistry 38, 1585-1588.


Gupta, N. S., Briggs, D. E. G., Collinson, M. E., Evershed, R. P., Michels, R. and Pancost, R. D., 2007. Molecular preservation of plant and insect cuticles from the Oligocene Enspel Formation, Germany: Evidence against derivation of aliphatic polymer from sediment. Organic Geochemistry 38, 404-418.


Gupta, N. S., Briggs, D. E. G., Collinson, M. E., Evershed, R. P., Michels, R., Jack, K.S. and Pancost, R. D., 2007. Evidence for the in situ polymerisation of labile aliphatic organic compounds during the preservation of fossil leaves: Implications for organic matter preservation. Organic Geochemistry 38, 499-522.


Gupta, N. S., Michels, R., Briggs, D. E. G., Collinson, M. E., Evershed, R. P., and Pancost. R. D., 2007. Experimental evidence for formation of geomacromolecules from plant leaf lipids. Organic Geochemistry 38, 28-36.


Liu WG, Yang H, Li L. 2006. Hydrogen isotopic compositions of n-alkanes from terrestrial plants correlate with their ecological life forms. Oecologia, 150: 330-338


Yang SJ, Lai XL, Shi SH, Cheng SH, Zhou XG, Yang XJ, Yang H. 2006. New ancient DNA sequences suggest high genetic diversity for the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius). Progress in Natural Science, 16(4): 379-386


Leng Q, Friis EM. 2006. Angiosperm leaves associated with Sinocarpus infructescences from the Yixian Formation (mid-Early Cretaceous) of NE China. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 262 (3-4): 173-187


Gupta, N. S., Briggs, D. E. G. and Pancost, R. D., 2006. Molecular taphomomy of graptolites. Specials paper. Journal of the Geological Society of London 163, 897-900.
Gupta, N. S., Briggs, D. E. G., Collinson, M. E., Evershed, R. P., and Pancost, R. D., 2006. Re-investigation of the occurrence of cutan in plants: implications for the leaf fossil record. Paleobiology 32, 432-449.

Gupta, N. S., R. Michels, R., Briggs, D. E. G., R. P. Evershed, R.P., and R. D. Pancost, R.D., 2006. Organic preservation of fossil arthropods: an experimental study. Proceedings of the Royal society of London B 273, 1471-2954.



Books and Proceedings

Gupta, N.S. (Ed). Chtitin: Formation and Diagenesis. Topics in Geobiology, Springer, The Netherlands. 2011
Noshiro S, Leng Q, LePage BA, Momohara A, Nishida H, Uemura K, Williams CJ, Yang H (eds). 2011. Metasequoia: The Legacy of Dr. Shigeru Miki. Kanagawa: Japanese Association of Historical Botany. 136 pp (Proceedings of the Third International Metasequoia Symposium as a special issue of Japanese Journal of Historical Botany, Vol. 19, Nos. 1-2).
Yang H, Hickey L (eds). 2007. Metasequoia: Back from Brink? An Update – Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Metasequoia and Associated Plants. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of National History, Yale University, Special Volume 48 (2):185-426.
LePage B, Williams C, Yang H (eds). 2005. The Geobiology and Ecology of Metasequoia. Springer, the Netherlands, 434pp


Referred Book Chapters

Leng, Qin. 2013. Chinese Translation of "Chapter 4. Systematics". P. 74-106 in: Fan, Juan-Xuan et al. 2013. Chinese Translation of "Foote J, Miller AI (eds.) 2007. Principles of Paleontology. Third Edition. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company. 354pp". Beijing: Science Press. 304pp (in Chinese)

Gupta, N.S. and Briggs, D. E. G. Chapter 5, 2011. Taphonomy of Animal Organic Skeletons through Time. Allison, P. and Bottjer, D (eds). Topics in Geobiology, Springer.
Hallman, C., Kelley, A.E., Gupta, N.S., Summons, R.E. 2011. Reconstructing deep time biology with molecular fossils. Quantifying the Evolution of Early Life: Numerical Approaches to the Evaluation of Fossils and Ancient Ecosystems (Topics in Geobiology) by Marc Laflamme, James D. Schiffbauer and Stephen Q. Dornbos.

Leng Q, Yang H, Wang L, Li CX. 2009. Discovery and evolution history of Metasequoia. In: Sha JG (editor-in-chief), Centennial Celebration of Chinese Palaeontology. Beijing: Science Press. 360-368 (in Chinese)


Leng Q. 2006. Palaeobotanical data – the direct and decisive evidence for solving the “abominable mystery” of angiosperm origin. In: Rong JY, Fang ZJ, Zhou ZH, Zhan RR, Wang XD, Yuan XL (eds.), Originations, Radiations and Biodiversity Changes – Evidences from the Chinese Fossil Record. Beijing: Science Press. 593-609, 917-921 (in Chinese with extended English summary)