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Aowei Xie

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Contact information

Nussallee 8
Raum 0.002
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-9365
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-3103 (Sekretariat)
E-Mail:  awxie[at]


Major academic positions

Ph.D. student, Institute of Geosciences, Division of Paleontology, University of Bonn, Germany
M.Sc. in Paleontology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
B.Sc. in Paleontology, College of Paleontology, Shenyang Normal University, China


Peer-reviewed research papers

  • Xie, A., N. Tian, and C. T. Gee.  In revision. Ancient Basidiomycota in an extinct conifer-like tree, Xenoxylon utahense, and a brief survey of fungi in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of USA. Journal of Paleontology, in revision since May 2022.
  • Gee, C.T., Xie, A., Zajonz, J. 2022. Multitrophic plant–insect–fungi interactions across 150 million years: A giant Agathoxylon tree, ancient wood-boring beetles and fungi from the Morrison Formation of NE Utah, and the brood of an extant orchard mason bee.  Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 300: 104627.
  • Xie, A., Gee, C.T., Bennis, M.B., Gray, D., Sprinkel, D.A.  2021. A more southerly occurrence of Xenoxylon in North America: X . utahense Xie et Gee sp . nov . from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation in Utah, USA, and its paleobiogeographic and paleoclimatic significance. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. DOI:
  • Jiang, Z.K., Wu, H., Tian, N., Wang, Y.D., Xie, A.  2020.  A news species of conifer wood Brachyoxylon from the Cretaceous of Eastern China and its paleoclimate significance.  Historical Biology, 1–7. DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2020.1755282.
  • Jiang, Z.K., Wang, Y.D., Tian, N., Xie, A., Zhang, W., Li, L.Q., Huang, M.  2019.  The Jurassic fossil wood diversity from western Liaoning, NE China.  Journal of Palaeogeography, 8: 1.

  • Xie, A., Wang, Y.D., Tian, N., Jiang, Z.K., Xie, X.P., Li, L.Q., Xi, S.N., Liu, W.B., Deng, C.T.  2018.  A high-resolution reconstruction of Mesozoic fossil forests: Approaches, progresses, and perspectives.  Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 57(3): 372–386. (In Chinese with English abstract)

  • Tian, N., Zhu, Z.P., Wang, Y.D., Philippe, M., Chou, C.Y., Xie, A.  2018.  Sequoioxylon zhangii sp. nov. (Sequoioideae, Cupressaceae s.l.), a new coniferous wood from the Upper Cretaceous in Heilongjiang Province, Northeast China.  Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 257: 85–94.

  • Zhu, Z.P., Li, F.S., Xie, A., Tian, N., Wang, Y.D.  2018.  A new record of Early Cretaceous petrified wood with fungal infection in Xinchang, Zhejiang Province.  Acta Geologica Sinica, 92(6): 1149–1162. (In Chinese with English abstract)

  • Pole, M., Wang, Y.D., Dong, C., Xie, X.P., Tian, N., Li, L.Q., Zhou, N., Lu, N., Xie, A., Zhang, X.Q.  2018.  Fires and Storms—A Triassic-Jurassic transition section in the Sichuan Basin, China.  Palaeobio. Palaeoenv., 98: 29–47.

  • Xie, A.W., Wang, Y.D., Tian, N.  2017.  Diversification of Middle and Late Jurassic petrified wood in the Sichuan Basin and their paleoenvironment implications. In: Yang Q., Reitner, J., Wang, Y.D., Reich, M. (eds.), Critical Intervals in Earth History: Palaeobiological Innovations. Hefei: University of Science and Technology of China Press, pp. 407–408.

  • Wang, Y.D., Li, L.Q., Xie, X.P., Tian, N., Dong, C., Lu, N., Zhou, N., Xie, A., Ouyang, H., Zhang, G.Q., Xi, S.N., Deng, C.T.  2017.  The Terrestrial Triassic-Jurassic boundary, stratigraphic sequences and biota in the Sichuan Basin. In: Tong, J.N. and Wang, Y.D. (eds.), Linking The Land and The Sea: Field Guide Book for The 2nd Joint Conference of the Paleontological Society of China and the Paläontologische Gesellschaft. Hefei: University of Science and Technology of China Press, pp. 227–322.

  • Ding, Q.H., Tian, N., Wang, Y.D., Jiang, Z.K., Chen, S.W., Wang, D., Zhang, W., Zheng, S.L., Xie, A., Zhang, G.Q., Liu, Z.J.  2016.  Fossil coniferous wood from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota in Western Liaoning, NE China: New material and paleoclimate implications.  Cretaceous Research, 61: 57–70.

  • Zhang, Y., Cao, C.R., Wang, J.J., Liu, M.T., Xie, A., Wang, L., Kong, L.L., Bai, R.Y., Yin, Y.L.  2016.  Application of white cellulose acetate sheets on fossil wood Investigation.  Palaeoworld, 25: 325–332.

  • Tian, N., Xie, A., Wang, Y.D., Jiang, Z.K., Li, L.Q., Yin, Y.L., Zhu, Z.P., Wang, J.J.  2015.  New records of Jurassic petrified wood in Jianchang of Western Liaoning, China and their paleoclimate implications. Science China Earth Sciences, 58: 2154–2164.