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Staff Profile

Dr Weihua Yao

Dr Weihua Yao Dr Weihua Yao
Position Research Associate
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Applied Geology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 312.321.4
Phone +61 8 9266 5155
Fax +61 8 9266 3153
Email Weihua.Yao@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Weihua's current research focuses on the palaeogeography of northern Gondwana margin during the latest-Neoproterozoic to early-Paleozoic period, particularly the possible connections between western Australia, northern India, South China and other Asian micro-terranes. She finished her PhD at Curtin in March 2014 on "Evolution of the Lower Palaeozoic Nanhua Foreland Basin and Nature of the Wuyi–Yunkai Orogeny, South China". Prior to her PhD, Weihua worked for one year as a petroleum geologist in the petroleum industry after obtaining Master and Bachelor degrees in petroleum geology from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).

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Research Interests

Weihua's research interests mainly cover sedimentary basin analysis and using its fingerprint and/or sedimentary record to decipher the tectonic history of the adjacent orogens. Her work integrates field geology and a variety of analytical methods, such as stratigraphic logging, sedimentary mapping, detrital provenance analysis, zircon U-Pb geochronology, and Lu-Hf and oxygen isotopic systems. Her PhD project was focused on the lower Palaeozoic foreland basin evolution related to the Wuyi-Yunkai orogeny in South China, and position of the South China Block during the amalgamation of Gondwana. Her current research expands to the northern Gondwana margin (including western Australia and northern India) and surrounding Asian terranes (e.g., the Indochina and Qiangtang blocks).

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Specialty Areas

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Publications

2017

Journal Articles (Research)

2016

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2015

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2014

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2012

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Additional publication categories

2014

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

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