Dr. Yao, Jinlong

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Dr. Yao, Jinlong

Postdoctoral Fellow

My current research interest focuses on characters and settings of the Jiangnan and Altun orogens, as well as dynamics and crustal evolution history of these two orogens, largely based on relations and patterns of sedimentation, igneous activity, ophiolites, metamorphism and deformation. I’m also interested in relations and data patterns across the Tarim and South China cratons and their broader paleogeographic relationships with respect to the Rodinia supercontinent and Gondwana landmass. My research approach integrates geologic mapping with various analytical methods (geochronology, geochemistry, isotopes, metamorphic and igneous petrology, sedimentology).

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Selected Publications

  1. Yao, J.L., Shu, L.S., Santosh, M., 2011. Detrital zircon U–Pb geochronology, Hf-isotopes and geochemistry — new clues for the Precambrian crustal evolution of Cathaysia Block, South China. Gondwana Research, 20, 553–567.
  2. Yao, J.L., Shu, L.S., Santosh, M., Zhao, G.C., 2014a. Neoproterozoic arc-related mafic-ultramafic rocks and syn-collision granite from the western segment of the Jiangnan Orogen, South China: constraints on the Neoproterozoic assembly of the Yangtze and Cathaysia Blocks. Precambrian Research, 243, 39-62.
  3. Yao, J.L., Shu, L.S., Santosh, M., Xu, Z.Q., 2014c. Palaeozoic metamorphism of the Neoproterozoic basement in NE Cathaysia: zircon U–Pb ages, Hf isotope and whole-rock geochemistry from the Chencai Group. Journal of the Geological Society, London 171, 281–297.
  4. Yao, J. L., Shu, L. S., Santosh, M., Li, J. Y., 2015. Neoproterozoic arc-related andesite and orogeny-related unconformity in the eastern Jiangnan orogenic belt: constraints on the assembly of the Yangtze and Cathaysia blocks in South China. Precambrian Research, 262, 84–100.
  5. Yao, J.L, Cawood, P.A., Shu, L.S., Li, J.Y., 2016. An Early Neoproterozoic Accretionary Prism Ophiolitic Mélange from the Western Jiangnan Orogenic Belt, South China. The Journal of Geology, 124 (5), 587-601.