고생태학(Paleoecology) 연구실에서는 퇴적암에 기록된 과거 지구의 환경 변화와 그에 따른 생물의 진화 양상을 연구합니다. 주 관심 대상은 한반도 및 동아시아 일대에 나타나는 전기 고생대(캄브리아기–오르도비스기) 퇴적층입니다.


Jeong-Hyun Lee (李政炫)

Assistant Professor in Carbonate Sedimentology and Invertebrate Paleontology

Department of Geological Sciences
Chungnam National University
99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34134, South Korea
Phone: [+82] 42-821-6425
Fax: [+82] 42-822-7661
E-mail: jeonghyunlee @


My research interest mainly lies in paleoecology of the Cambrian and Ordovician, beginning of the Phanerozoic. In order to understand this time interval, I focus on carbonate sedimentology and invertebrate fossils such as sponges and calcified microbes. Understanding how organisms evolved along with changes in environmental condition is of my primary interest. I also use tools such as chemostratigraphy and provenance of siliciclastic sediment to understand the time interval.
1. Carbonate and siliciclastic sedimentology
– Cambro-Ordovician reefs and their paleoecology, sedimentary processes, depositional environments, sequence stratigraphy
2. Invertebrate paleontology
– Lithistid sponges, calcified microbes


Ph.D. in sedimentology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Mar. 2010–Feb. 2014)

  • Cambrian microbial reefs in Shandong Province, China (Advisor: S.K. Chough)

M.S. in sedimentology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Mar. 2008–Feb. 2010)

  • Paleoenvironmental implications of extensive maceriate microbialites in the Late Cambrian Chaomidian Formation, Shandong Province, China (Advisor: S.K. Chough)

B.S. Double major in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geology) and Biology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (Mar. 2004–Feb. 2008)


Assistant Professor: Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea (Mar. 2016–Present).
Postdoctoral Researcher: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA (Sep. 2015–Feb. 2016). Advisor: R. Riding
Research Professor: Korea University, Seoul, Korea (Mar. 2015–Aug. 2015).
Postdoctoral Fellow: Korea University, Seoul, Korea (Mar. 2014–Feb. 2015). Advisor: S.-J. Choh
Research Assistant: Seoul National University, Korea (Mar. 2008–Feb. 2014).


Peer-reviewed journal articles (corresponding author: *)

  1. Lee, J.-H.*, Dattilo, B.F., Mrozek, S., Miller, J.F., Riding, R., 2019. Lithistid sponge-microbial reefs, Nevada, USA: filling the late Cambrian ‘reef gap’. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 520, 251–262.
  2. Lee, J.-H., Chough, S.K., Jo, H.R.*, 2019. Development of a streamflow-dominated alluvial-fan system in the southwestern margin of Gyeongsang Basin (Lower Cretaceous): implications for initial basin-fill history. Geosciences Journal, v. 23, 189–200.
  3. Riding, R.*, Liang, L., Lee, J.-H., Virgone, A., 2019. Influence of dissolved oxygen on secular patterns of marine microbial carbonate abundance during the past 490 Myr. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 514, 135–143.
  4. Lee, J.-H.*, Riding, R., 2018. Marine oxygenation, lithistid sponges, and the early history of Paleozoic skeletal reefs. Earth-Science Reviews, v. 181, 98–121.
  5. Hong, J., Oh, J.-R., Lee, J.-H., Choh, S.-J.*, Lee, D.-J., 2018. The earliest link of metazoan bioconstruction: laminar stromatoporoid–bryozoan reefs from the Middle Ordovician of Korea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 492, 126–133.
  6. Lee, J.-H., Choh, S.-J.*, Lee, D.-J., 2018. Late Cambrian missing link in macroborer evolution preserved in intraclasts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 489, 137-146.
  7. Lee, J.-H., Yoon, S.H.*, 2017. Review on the depositional environment and stratigraphy of Chinese shale gas-bearing succession (Songliao Basin) and their implication on lacustrine shale gas-bearing successions. Journal of the Geological Society of Korea, v. 53, 845-862 (in Korean with English abstract).
  8. Lee, D.-C., Choh, S.-J.*, Lee, D.-J., Ree, J.-H., Lee, J.-H., Lee, S.-b., 2017. Where art thou “the great hiatus?” – Review of Late Ordovician to Devonian fossil-bearing strata in the Korean Peninsula and their tectonostratigraphic implication. Geosciences Journal, v. 21, 913-931.
  9. Lee, J.-H., Lee, S.-b.*, 2017. Depositional history, tectonics, and provenance of the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary interval in the western margin of the North China block: Comment. GSA Bulletin, v. 129, 1019-1021.
  10. Park, J., Hong, J., Lee, J.-H., Choh, S.-J.*, Lee, D.-J., 2017. Early labechiid stromatoporoids of the Yeongheung Formation (Middle Ordovician), Yeongwol Group, mideastern Korean Peninsula: Part I. Environmental distribution. Geosciences Journal, v. 21, 317-329.
  11. Park, J., Lee, J.-H., Hong, J., Choh, S.-J.*, Lee, D.-C., Lee, D.-J., 2017. Crouching shells, hidden sponges: unusual Late Ordovician cavities containing sponges. Sedimentary Geology, v. 347, 1-9.
  12. Lee, J.-H., Kim, B.-J., Liang, K., Park, T.-Y., Choh, S.-J., Lee, D.-J., Woo, J.*, 2016. Cambrian reefs in the western North China Platform (Wuhai, Inner Mongolia). Acta Geologica Sinica, v. 90, 1946-1954.
  13. Lee, J.-H.*, Riding, R., 2016. Xianella: a new mat-forming calcified cyanobacterium from the Middle–Late Ordovician of North China. Papers in Palaeontology, v. 2, 439-449.
  14. Lee, J.-H., Choh, S.-J., Hong, J., Lee, D.-J., Woo, J.*, Riding, R., 2016. Early recovery of sponge framework reefs after Cambrian archaeocyath extinction: Zhangxia Formation (early Cambrian Series 3), Shandong, North China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 457, 269-276.
  15. Lee, J.-H., Hong, J., Lee, D.-J., Choh, S.-J.*, 2016. A new Middle Ordovician bivalve–siliceous sponge–microbe reef-building consortium from North China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 457, 23-30.
  16. Hong, J., Lee, J.-H., Choh, S.-J.*, Lee, D.-J., 2016. Cambrian Series 3 carbonate platform of Korea dominated by microbial-sponge reefs. Sedimentary Geology, v. 341, 58-69.
  17. Lee, J.-H., Hong, J., Woo, J., Oh, J.-R., Lee, D.-J., Choh, S.-J.*, 2016. Reefs in the Early Paleozoic Taebaek Group, Korea: a review. Acta Geologica Sinica, v. 90, 352-367.
  18. Lee, J.-H., Woo, J.*, Lee, D.-J., 2016. The earliest reef-building anthaspidellid sponge Rankenella zhangxianensis sp. from the Zhangxia Formation (Cambrian Series 3), Shandong Province, China. Journal of Paleontology, v. 90, 1-9.
  19. Lee, J.-H.*, 2015. A review on microbialites: in Korean perspective. Journal of the Petrological Society of Korea, v. 24, 291-305 (in Korean with English abstract).
  20. Sohn, Y.K.*, Yoon, W.S., Ahn, U.S., Kim, G.B., Lee, J.-H., Ryu, C.K., Jeon, Y.M., Kang, C.H., 2015. Stratigraphy and age of the human footprints-bearing strata in Jeju Island, Korea: Controversies and new findings. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, v. 4, 264-275.
  21. Lee, J.-H., Chen, J., Woo, J.*, 2015. The earliest Phanerozoic carbonate hardground (Cambrian Stage 5, Series 3): Implications to the paleoseawater chemistry and early adaptation of hardground fauna. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 440, 172-179.
  22. Choi, Y.-M., Choh, S.-J., Lee, J.-H., Lee, D.-C., Lee, J.-G., Kwon, Y.-K., Cao, L., Lee, D.-J.*, 2015. Devonian strata in Imjingang Belt of the central Korean Peninsula: Imjin System. Journal of the Petrological Society of Korea, v. 24, 64-82 (in Korean with English abstract).
  23. Lee, J.-H.*, Chen, J., Chough, S.K., 2015. The middle–late Cambrian reef transition and related geological events: a review and new view. Earth-Science Reviews, v. 145, 66-84.
  24. Park, J., Lee, J.-H., Hong, J., Choh, S.-J.*, Lee, D.-C., Lee, D.-J., 2015. An Upper Ordovician sponge-bearing micritic limestone and implication for early Palaeozoic carbonate successions. Sedimentary Geology, v. 319, 124-133.
  25. Chen, J., Lee, J.-H.*, Woo, J., 2014. Formative mechanisms, depositional processes, and geological implications of Furongian (late Cambrian) reefs in the North China Platform. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 414, 246-259.
  26. Lee, J.-H., Lee, H.S., Chen, J., Woo, J., Chough, S.K.*, 2014. Calcified microbial reefs in the Cambrian Series 2 of the North China Platform: implications for the evolution of Cambrian calcified microbes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 403, 30-42.
  27. Chen, J.*, Lee, J.-H., 2014. Current Progress in the Study of Microbialites and Microbial Carbonates. Acta Geologica Sinica, v. 88, 260-275.
  28. Lee, J.-H., Chen, J., Choh, S.-J., Lee, D.-J., Han, Z., Chough, S.K.*, 2014. Furongian (late Cambrian) sponge-microbial maze-like reefs in the North China Platform. Palaios, v. 29, 27-37.
  29. Chen, J., Chough, S.K.*, Lee, J.-H., Han, Z. 2012. Sequence-stratigraphic comparison of the upper Cambrian Series 3 to Furongian succession between the Shandong region, China and the Taebaek area, Korea: high variability of bounding surfaces in an epeiric platform. Geosciences Journal, v. 16, 357-379.
  30. Lee, J.-H., Chen, J.*, Chough, S.K., 2012. Demise of an extensive biostromal microbialite in the Furongian (late Cambrian) Chaomidian Formation, Shandong Province, China. Geosciences Journal, v. 16, 275-287.
  31. Chen, J., Chough, S.K.*, Han, Z.Z., Lee, J.-H., 2011. An extensive erosion surface of a strongly deformed limestone bed in the Gushan and Chaomidian formations (late Middle Cambrian to Furongian), Shandong Province, China: Sequence–stratigraphic implications. Sedimentary Geology, v. 233, 129-149.
  32. Lee, J.-H., Chen, J., Chough, S.K.*, 2010. Paleoenvironmental implications of an extensive maceriate microbialite bed in the Furongian Chaomidian Formation, Shandong Province, China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 297, 621-632.