• Postdoc University of Toronto, Canada, 8/2020-
  • Postdoc Free University of Brussels-VUB, Belgium, 2018-2020
  • Postdoc University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2015-2018
  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Maryland, USA, 2015
  • M.S. Geology, Peking University, China, 2011
  • B.S. Geology, Southwest Petroleum University, China, 2008

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23. Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., Zou, H., Kattan, F.H., Trusler, P., Smith, J., Ivantsov, A.Y., Rich, T.H., Qubsani, A.A., Yazedi, A., Liu, X.-M., Johnson, P., Goderis, S., Claeys, P., Vickers-Rich, P., 2020. Primary or secondary? A dichotomy of the strontium isotope anomalies in the Ediacaran carbonates of Saudi Arabia. Precambrian Research, 343, 105720. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105720.

22. Xiao, S., Cui, H., Kang, J., McFadden, K.A., Kaufman, A.J., Kitajima, K., Fournelle, J.H., Schwid, M., Nolan, M., Baele, J.-M., Valley, J.W., 2020. Using SIMS to decode noisy stratigraphic δ13C variations in Ediacaran carbonates. Precambrian Research, 343, 105686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105686.

21. Wang, W., Guan, C., Hu, Y., Cui, H., Muscente, A.D., Chen, L., Zhou, C., 2020. Spatial and temporal evolution of Ediacaran carbon and sulfur cycles in the Lower Yangtze Block, South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 537, 109417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109417.

20. Yan, H., Pi, D., Jiang, S.-Y., Hao, W., Cui, H., Robbins, L.J., Mänd, K., Li, L., Planavsky, N.J., Konhauser, K.O., 2020. Hydrothermally induced 34S enrichment in pyrite as an alternative explanation of the Late-Devonian sulfur isotope excursion in South China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.05.017.

19. Cao, M., Daines, S.J., Lenton, T.M., Cui, H., Algeo, T.J., Dahl, T.W., Shi, W., Chen, Z.-Q., Anbar, A., Zhou, Y.-Q., 2020. Comparison of Ediacaran platform and slope δ238U records in South China: Implications for global-ocean oxygenation and the origin of the Shuram Excursion. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.04.035.

18. Grazhdankin, D.V., Marusin, V.V., Izokh, O.P., Karlova, G.A., Kochnev, B.B., Markov, G.E., Nagovitsin, K.E., Sarsembaev, Z., Peek, S., Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., 2020. Quo vadis, Tommotian? Geological Magazine, 157, 22–34. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756819001286.


17. Cui, H., Xiao, S., Cai, Y., Peek, S., Plummer, R.E., Kaufman, A.J., 2019. Sedimentology and chemostratigraphy of the terminal Ediacaran Dengying Formation at the Gaojiashan section, South China. Geological Magazine, 156, 1924–1948. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756819000293.


16. Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., Peng, Y., Liu, X.-M., Plummer, R.E., Lee, E.I., 2018. The Neoproterozoic Hüttenberg δ13C anomaly: Genesis and global implications. Precambrian Research, 313, 242–262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.05.024.

15. Cui, H., Kitajima, K., Spicuzza, M.J., Fournelle, J.H., Denny, A., Ishida, A., Zhang, F., Valley, J.W., 2018. Questioning the biogenicity of Neoproterozoic superheavy pyrite by SIMS. American Mineralogist, 103, 1362-1400. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2018-6489.

14. Cui, H., Kitajima, K., Spicuzza, M.J., Fournelle, J.H., Ishida, A., Brown, P.E., Valley, J.W., 2018. Searching for the Great Oxidation Event in North America: A reappraisal of the Huronian Supergroup by SIMS sulfur four-isotope analysis. Astrobiology, 18, 519–538. https://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2017.1722.

13. Hantsoo, K.G., Kaufman, A.J., Cui, H., Plummer, R.E., Narbonne, G.M., 2018. Effects of bioturbation on carbon and sulfur cycling across the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition at the GSSP in Newfoundland, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55, 1240–1252. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2017-0274.

12. Lang, X., Chen, J., Cui, H., Man, L., Huang, K.-J., Fu, Y., Zhou, C., Shen, B., 2018. Cyclic cold climate during the Nantuo Glaciation: Evidence from the Cryogenian Nantuo Formation in the Yangtze Block, South China. Precambrian Research, 310, 243–255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.03.004.

11. Zhang, F., Xiao, S., Kendall, B., Romaniello, S.J., Cui, H., Meyer, M., Gilleaudeau, G.J., Kaufman, A.J., Anbar, A.D., 2018. Extensive marine anoxia during the terminal Ediacaran Period. Science Advances, 4, eaan8983. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aan8983.


10. Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., Xiao, S., Zhou, C., Liu, X.-M., 2017. Was the Ediacaran
Shuram Excursion a globally synchronized early diagenetic event? Insights from methane-derived authigenic carbonates in the uppermost Doushantuo Formation, South China. Chemical Geology, 450, 59–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.12.010.


9. Cui, H., Grazhdankin, D.V., Xiao, S., Peek, S., Rogov, V.I., Bykova, N.V., Sievers, N.E., Liu, X.-M., Kaufman, A.J., 2016. Redox-dependent distribution of early macro-organisms: Evidence from the terminal Ediacaran Khatyspyt Formation in Arctic Siberia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 461, 122–139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.08.015.

8. Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., Xiao, S., Peek, S., Cao, H., Min, X., Cai, Y., Siegel, Z., Liu, X.M., Peng, Y., Schiffbauer, J.D., Martin, A.J., 2016. Environmental context for the terminal Ediacaran biomineralization of animals. Geobiology, 14, 344–363. https://doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12178.

7. Cui, H., Xiao, S., Zhou, C., Peng, Y., Kaufman, A.J., Plummer, R.E., 2016. Phosphogenesis associated with the Shuram Excursion: Petrographic and geochemical observations from the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation of South China. Sedimentary Geology, 341, 134–146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.05.008.

6. Cao, H., Kaufman, A.J., Shan, X., Cui, H., Zhang, G., 2016. Sulfur isotope constraints on marine transgression in the lacustrine Upper Cretaceous Songliao Basin, northeastern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 451, 152–163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.02.041.

5. Liu, X.-M., Kah, L.C., Knoll, A.H., Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., Shahar, A., Hazen, R.M., 2016. Tracing Earth’s O2 evolution using Zn/Fe ratios in marine carbonates. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 2, 24–34. https://doi.org/10.7185/geochemlet.1603.

4. Zhou, C., Guan, C., Cui, H., Ouyang, Q., Wang, W., 2016. Methane-derived authigenic carbonate from the lower Doushantuo Formation of South China: Implications for seawater sulfate concentration and global carbon cycle in the early Ediacaran ocean.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 461, 145–155. ttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.08.017.

3. Xiao, S., Narbonne, G.M., Zhou, C., Laflamme, M., Grazhdankin, D.V., Moczydłowska-Vidal, M., Cui, H., 2016. Toward an Ediacaran time scale: Problems, protocols, and prospects. Episodes, 39, 540–555. https://doi.org/10.18814/epiiugs/2016/v39i4/103886.


2. Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., Xiao, S., Zhu, M., Zhou, C., Liu, X.-M., 2015. Redox architecture of an Ediacaran ocean margin: Integrated chemostratigraphic (δ13C–δ34S–87Sr/86Sr–Ce/Ce*) correlation of the Doushantuo Formation, South China. Chemical Geology, 405, 48–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.04.009.


1. Hall, M., Kaufman, A.J., Vickers-Rich, P., Ivantsov, A., Trusler, P., Linnemann, U., Hofmann, M., Elliott, D., Cui, H., Fedonkin, M., Hoffmann, K.-H., Wilson, S.A., Schneider, G., Smith, J., 2013. Stratigraphy, palaeontology and geochemistry of the late Neoproterozoic Aar Member, southwest Namibia: Reflecting environmental controls on Ediacara fossil preservation during the terminal Proterozoic in African Gondwana. Precambrian Research, 238, 214–232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2013.09.009.