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Dr Ganqing Xu

Research Fellow (Earth Sciences)

Qualifications: MSc Northeast China PhD Waikato

About Ganqing

Joined the staff in 1997 after completing his PhD.

Research Interests

Research interests include tectonics, structural geology, fission track thermochronology and basin analysis. Currently researching thermo-tectonic history of the Eastern Tibetan Plateau (the Xianshuihe fault zone area) and Western Sichuan Basin (oil-gas field), China, assessed by fission track analysis.

Recent Publications

  • Wang, E., Kamp, P. J. J., Xu, G., Hodges, K. V., Meng, K., Chen, L., . . . Luo, H. (2015). Flexural bending of southern Tibet in a retro-foreland setting.. Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 12076, 9 pages. doi:10.1038/srep12076 Open Access version: hdl:10289/9482

  • Li, Y., Wang, C., Ma, C., Xu, G., & Zhao, X. (2011). Balanced cross-section and crustal shortening analysis in the Tanggula-Tuotuohe Area, Northern Tibet. Journal of Earth Science, 22(1), 1-10. Open Access version: hdl:10289/5139

  • Whittaker, A. T. H., Kamp, P. J., Cooke, S., Xu, G., & Hendy, C. (2007). Bypassing zircon dissolution: LA-ICP-MS in (U-Th)/He thermochronology. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Geochemical 20th Biennial Conference. Conference held at Dunedin, New Zealand.

  • Kamp, P. J., & Xu, G. (2002). Neogene thermal history of Opoutama-1, Hawke's Bay Basin: Implications for hydrocarbon prospectivity. In New Zealand Petroleum Conference (pp. 436-450). Welllington: Crown Minerals, Ministry of Economic Development.

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Contact Details

Email: xu1@waikato.ac.nz
Room: F.2.05
Phone: +64 7 858 5166