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

  • Li, Y., Wang, C., Dai, J., Xu, G., Hou, Y., & Li, X. (2015). Propagation of the deformation and growth of the Tibetan–Himalayan orogen: A review. Earth-Science Reviews, 143, 36-61. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.01.001

  • 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:

  • Piotraschke, R., Cashman, S. M., Furlong, K. P., Kamp, P. J. J., Danisik, M., & Xu, G. (2015). Unroofing the Klamaths—Blame it on Siletzia?. Lithosphere. doi:10.1130/L418.1

  • Wang, E., Kirby, E., Furlong, K. P., van Soest, M., Xu, G., Shi, X., . . . Hodges, K. V. (2012). Two-phase growth of high topography in eastern Tibet during the Cenozoic. Nature Geoscience, 5(9), 640-645. doi:10.1038/NGEO1538

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Contact Details

Room: F.2.05
Phone: +64 7 858 5166