student profile: Miss Xuesong Ding


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Sequence stratigraphy 2.0: Dynamic topography, tectonics, sea level change and sediment transfer

Supervisors: Nicolas FLAMENT , Patrice REY , Tristan SALLES

Thesis abstract:

Sequence stratigraphy is the toolbox through which the sedimentary strata deposited in basins are interpreted in terms of sea level changes, with the premise that the nature and volume of sediments, and their sequential deposition is controlled by the evolution of sea level. On a regional scale, tectonic and dynamic topographies interfere with global sea level, and dynamic topography is yet to be accounted for in the sequence stratigraphy framework.
My PhD focuses on exploring the interplay between changes in sea level and in dynamic topography on the sequence stratigraphy of Australia’s northern margin, from the North West Shelf (NWS) to Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Salles, T., Ding, X., Webster, J., Vila-Concejo, A., Brocard, G., Pall, J. (2018). A unified framework for modelling sediment fate from source to sink and its interactions with reef systems over geological times. Scientific Reports, 2018 (8), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Salles, T., Ding, X., Brocard, G. (2018). pyBadlands: A framework to simulate sediment transport, landscape dynamics and basin stratigraphic evolution through space and time. PloS One, 13(4), 1-24. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Brocard, G., Ding, X., Salles, T., Zahirovic, S., Rey, P., Muller, R. (2018). Transcontinental Cainozoic paleovalleys of Western Australia. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

2018

  • Salles, T., Ding, X., Webster, J., Vila-Concejo, A., Brocard, G., Pall, J. (2018). A unified framework for modelling sediment fate from source to sink and its interactions with reef systems over geological times. Scientific Reports, 2018 (8), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Salles, T., Ding, X., Brocard, G. (2018). pyBadlands: A framework to simulate sediment transport, landscape dynamics and basin stratigraphic evolution through space and time. PloS One, 13(4), 1-24. [More Information]
  • Brocard, G., Ding, X., Salles, T., Zahirovic, S., Rey, P., Muller, R. (2018). Transcontinental Cainozoic paleovalleys of Western Australia. 2018 Australian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC 2018), Sydney: Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

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