Phuong Ta-Hoa


Name:                          TA-Hoa Phuong

Professional Preparation

  1. Voronez University (USSR)                Geological Mapping and Mineral Exploration                 B.S.     1972
  2. Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.         Paleontology and Stratigraphy           Ph.D.   1988


  • 1972 – 1996: Lecturer, Faculty of Geology, VNU University of Science
  • 1996- 2000: Vice Dean, Faculty of Geology, VNU University of Science
  • 2003- present: Head of Department of Historical Geology, Faculty of Geology, VNU University of Science

Recent Publications

  1. Nguyễn-Thuỳ, Dương, A. Schimmelmann, Hướng Nguyễn-Văn, Agnieszka Drobniak, Jay T. Lennon, Phương Hòa Tạ, Nguyệt Thị Ánh Nguyễn, 2017. Subterranean microbial oxidation of atmospheric methane in cavernous tropical karst. Chemical Geology, Volume 466, 5 September 2017, Pages 229-238 []  [Graphical abstract JPEG]
  2. Ta Hoa Phuong, Nguyen Thuy Duong, Truong Quang Hai, Bui Van Dong, 2016. Evaluation of the geological heritage of the Dray Nur and Dray Sap waterfalls in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Geoheritage.
  3. Nguyễn-Ánh N, Nguyễn-Thùy D, Schimmelmann A, Nguyễn-Văn H, Tạ HP, Đặng PT, Ma NG, 2016. Radon concentration in Rong cave  in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark. Full paper in Proceeding of International Symposium Hanoi Geoengineering 2016 [Full PDF] [Poster PDF].
  4. Ta Hoa Phuong, Nguyen Huu Cu, Tran Duc Thanh, Bui Van Dong, 2013. Geoheritage values in Cat Ba Islands, Vietnam. Environmental Earth Sciences (online), 6 pgs.
  5. Toshifumi Komatsu, Satoru Kato, Kento Hirata, Reishi Takashima, Yukari Ogata, Masahiro Oba, Hajime Naruse, Phuong H. Ta, Phong D. Nguyen, Huyen T. Dang, Truong N. Doan, Hung H. Nguyen, Susumu Sakata, Kunio Kaiho, Peter Königshof, 2014. Devonian–Carboniferous transition containing a Hangenberg Black Shale equivalent in the Pho Han Formation on Cat Ba Island, northeastern Vietnam. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology,  Palaeoecology, 404, 30-43, 2014.
  6. Thanh, Tống Duy; Phương, Tạ Hoà; Janvier, Philippe; Hùng, Nguyễn Hữu; Cúc, Nguyễn Thị Thu; Dương, Nguyễn Thùy, 2013. The Silurian and Devonian in Vietnam – Stratigraphy and facies. Journal of Geodynamics, 69, 165-185, 2013.
  7. Patrick R. Racheboeuf, Philippe Janvier, Ta Hoa Phuong, Jean Vannier, Wang Shang-Qi, 2005. Lower Devonian vertebrates, arthropods and Brachipods from Northern Vietnam. Geobios, 38, 533-551, 2005.
  8. Patrick RACHEBOEUF, Phuong TA HOA, Hung NGUYEN HUU, Monique FEIST & Philippe JANVIER, 2006. Brachiopods, crustaceans, vertebrates and charophytes from the Devonian Ly Hoa, Nam Can and Dong Tho formations of Central Vietnam. Geodiversitas, Paris,.5-36, 2006. [Full PDF]
  9. Catherine Girard, Ta Hoa Phuong, Norman Savage, and Sabrina Renaud, 2010. Temporal dynamics of the geographic differentiation of Late Devonian Palmatolepis assemblages in the Prototethys. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. Vol. 55 (4).675 – 687, 2010. [Full PDF]
  10. Philippe Janvier, Tong-Dzuy Thanh, Ta Hoa Phuong, Gaël Clément, Nguyên Duc Phong, 2009. Occurence of Sanqiaspis, Liu, 1975 (Vertebrata, Galeaspida) in the Lower Devonian of Vietnam, with remarks on the anatomy and systematics of the Sanqiaspidae.  ScienceDirect Palevol, 8, 59-65, 2009.
  11. Vincent Dupret , Ta Hoa Phuong , Tong-Dzuy Thanh , Nguyen Duc Phong , Philippe Janvier & Gaël Clément, 2011. The scull of Hagiangella gouiet Janvier 2005, a high crested acanthoracid (Vertebrata, Placodermi) from the Lower Devonian of North Vietnam.  Journal of Vertebrate  Paleontology, 31(3), 531-538, 2011.
  12. Claude Lepvrier , Michel Faure, Vuong Nguyen Van, Tich Van Vu, Wei Lind, Thang Ta Trong, Phuong Ta Hoa, 2011. North-directed Triassic nappes in Nortnestern Vietnam (Est Bac Bo). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 41 (2011), 56-68, 2011.
  13. Paul Gonez, Hung Nguyên Huu, Phuong Ta Hoa, Gaël Clément, Philippe Janvier, 2011. The oldest flora of the South China Block, and the stratigraphic bearings of the plant remains from the Ngoc Vung Sesies, northern Vietnam. Journal of Asian Earth Science. Online, 2011.
  14. Toshifumi Komatsu, Reishi Takashima, Hajime Naruse, Ta Hoa Phuong, Dang Tran Huyen, Nguyen Duc Phong, Dinh Cong Tien, Ho Tien Chung, Tran Tan Van, Satoru Kato, Takumi Maekawa, Yury Gatovsky, 2012. Devonian–Carboniferous transition in the Pho Han Formation on Cat Ba Island, northeastern Vietnam. The Journal of the Geological Society of Japan, 6, 5-6, 2012.    [Fulll PDF]

Outstanding Publications

  1. Tạ Hòa Phương, 2004. Paleontology, Nxb. VNU Publisher. 284 p. (Textbook)
  2. Tạ Hòa Phương, 2002. Devonian and Carboniferous conodont biostratigraphy of the Đồng Văn Section, Hà Giang Province. Journal of Geology, series B, N0 19-20, tr. 14-21. Hà Nội.
  3. Ta Hoa Phuong, 2007. Two Frasnian / Famennian boundary sections in Vietnam. VNU Journal of Science, Earth Science, N0 23, pp. 137-146.
  4. Tạ Hòa Phương, Đặng Văn Bào, Nguyễn Văn Vượng, Vũ Cao Minh, Phạm Văn Lực, 2008. Một số giá trị địa chất – cảnh quan vùng cao nguyên đá Đồng Văn – Mèo Vạc đáp ứng xây dựng Công viên địa cảnh (Geopark). Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences, N0 30(2), 105-112. Hà Nội.
  5. Ta Hoa Phuong, Nguyen Huu Cu, Tran Duc Thanh, Bui Van Dong, 2013. Geoheritage values in Cat Ba Islands, Vietnam. DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2619-1. Environmental Earth Sciences (online), 6 pgs.

­Synergistic Activities

  • Chair of Vietnam Association of Paleontology and Stratigraphy.
  • Member of Vietnam Writers’ Association

Former Sutdents

  • PhD Students:
    • Hoàng Văn Thức (1997-2003)
    • Thái Doãn Hoa (1996-2003)
    • Nguyễn Công Thuận (2009-2012)
    • Nguyễn Bá Minh (2010-2014)
    • Nguyễn Thị Thu Cúc (2008-2015)
  • Master student:
    • Nguyễn Thị Thủy (2000-2002)
    • Nguyễn Công Thuận (2002-2004)
    • Nguyễn Đức Phong (2004-2006)
    • Bùi Văn Đông (2009-2011)



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