GEMOC ARC National Key Centre
Professor Xisheng Xu
Phone : 025-83592185 (Lab)
Professor Xisheng Xu
Xisheng Xu completed a PhD in the School of Earth Sciences in 2000 in which he examined the lithospheric mantle beneath eastern China. Xisheng's research was undertaken in collaboration with Nanjing University. Xisheng is an Adjunct Professor in GEMOC and a Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, China.
Field of research
How subcontinental lithospheric mantle has been formed and modified throughout Earth history; the temporal and causal relationships between mantle events and crustal evolution; generation and evolution of granites in southeastern China.
First Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress Granted by National Ministry of Education, China (1995)
First Prize for Natural Science Research Granted by National Ministry of Education, China (2004)
Xu, X., O'Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L. and Zhou, X. 1996. A xenolith-derived geotherm and the crust/mantle boundary at Qilin, southeast China. Lithos, 38, 41-62.
Xu, X., O'Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L., Zhou, X. and Huang, X. 1998. The nature of the Cenozoic lithosphere at Nushan, eastern China. In: Flower, M., Chung, S.L., Lo, C.H. and Lee, T.Y., (eds). Mantle Dynamics and Plate Interactions in East Asia American Geophysical. Union, Washington D.C., Geodynamics Volume, 27, 167-196.
Xu, X., O'Reilly, S.Y. and Griffin, W.L. 1998. The geotherm of the lithosphere beneath Qilin, SE China: A reappraisal and implications for P-T estimation of Fe-rich pyroxenites. Reply. Lithos 47, 195-199.
Xu, X., Dong, C., Li, W. and Zhou, X. 1999. Late Mesozoic intrusive complexes in the coastal area of Fujian, SE China: the significance of the gabbro-diorite-granite association. Lithos, 46, 299-315.
Xu, X., O'Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L. and Zhou. X. 2000. Genesis of young lithospheric mantle in southeastern China: an LAM-ICPMS trace element study. Journal of Petrology, 41, 111-148.
Xu, X., O'Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L. and Zhou, X. 2003. Enrichment of upper mantle peridotite: petrological, trace-element and isotopic evidence in xenoliths from SE China. Chemical Geology, 198, 163-188.
Yu, J., O'Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L., Xu, X. and Zhou, X. 2003. The thermal state and composition of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Leizhou Peninsula, South China. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 122, 165-189.
Yu, J., Xu, X., O'Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L. and Zhang, M. 2003. Granulite xenoliths from Cenozoic Basalts in SE China provide geochemical fingerprints to distinguish lower crust terranes from the North and South China tectonic blocks. Lithos, 67, 77-102.
Xu, X., Deng, P., O'Reilly, S. Y., Griffin, W. L., Zhou, X. and Tan, Z. 2003. LAM-ICPMC U-Pb single zircon dating of the Guidong Complex (SE China) and its Petrogenic significance. Chinese Science Bulletin, 48(17): 1892-1899.
Yu, J-H., Xu, X., O'Reilly, S. Y., Griffin, W. L. and Zhang, M. 2003. Granulite xenoliths from Cenozoic basalts in SE China provide geochemical fingerprints to distinguish lower crust terranes from the North and South China tectonic blocks Reply. Lithos 73: 135 144.
Zou H., McKeegan, K. D., Xu X., Alan Z., 2004. Fe-Al-rich tridymite- hercynite xenoliths with positive cerium anomalies: preserved lateritic paleosols and implications for Miocene climate. Chemical Geology, 207: 101-116.
Xu X., Fan Q., O'Reilly, S. Y., Jiang S., Griffin, W. L., Wang R. and Qiu J., 2004. U-Pb Dating of Zircons and Petrogenic Implications for Tongguanshan Quartz Diorite and its Enclaves, Anhui Province. Chinese Science Bulletin, 49 (19): 2073-2082.
Xu X., O'Reilly S. Y., Griffin W. L., Deng P., Pearson N. J., 2005. Relict Proterozoic Basement in the Nanling Mountains (SE China) and its Tectonothermal Overprinting. Tectonics 24, TC2003, doi:10.1029/ 2004TC001652.
Xie X., Xu X., Zou H. et al., 2005. Early J2 basalts in SE China: Incipience of large-scale late Mesozoic magmatism. Science in China, 48, 4.