Dr. Yunpeng Dong

 Laboratory for Structural Geology & Tectonics

Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud

Research Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. Northwest University,China, 1997
Office: BGS 1000E
Email: ydong265@uwo.ca

Research Interests

Focuses on the continental tectonics and dynamics, particularly the formation and tectonic evolution of the Asian continent, orogenic processes, crust-mantle recycling, and the geochemistry and geochronology of crust- and mantle-derived rocks.

He is now in charge of eight key projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published over 150 research papers and edited several journal special issues for Gondwana Research and Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.

He is recipient of many prestigious honours and awards, including: 1) Scientific Leader of the Innovative Research Group of Continental Tectonics and Dynamics by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2014), 2) Distinguished Professorship under the “Changjiang Scholar Program” by the Ministry of Education of China (2013), 3) National Outstanding Young Scientist award (2013), 4) National Million Talents Project award (2013)

Selected Publications

  • Dong, Y.P., Santosh, M., 2016. Tectonic architecture and multiple orogeny of the Qinling Orogenic Belt, Central China. Gondwana Research 29, 1-40. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2015.06.009
  • Dong, Y.P., Liu, X.M., Li, W., Yang, Z., Sun, S.S., Cheng, B., Zhang, F.F., Zhang, X.N., He, D.F., Zhang, G.W., 2015. Mesozoic intracontinental orogeny in the Qinling Mountains, central China. Gondwana Research, 1-15. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2015.05.004
  • Dong, Y.P., Zhang, X.N., Liu, X.M., Li, W., Chen, Q., Zhang, G.W., Zhang, H.F., Yang, Z., Sun, S.S., Zhang, F.F., 2015. Propagation tectonics and multiple accretionary processes of the Qinling orogen. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 104, 84-98. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.10.007
  • Dong, Y.P., Yang, Z., Liu, X.M., Zhang, X.N., He, D.F., Li, W., Zhang, F.F., Sun, S.S., Zhang, H.F., Zhang, G.W., 2014. Neoproterozoic amalgamation of the Northern Qinling terrain to the North China Craton: constraints from geochemistry of the Kuanping ophiolite. Precambrian Research 255, 77-95. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2014.09.008
  • Dong, Y.P., Liu, X.M., Neubauer, F., Zhang, G.W., Tao, N., Zhang, Y.G., Zhang, X.N., Li, W., 2013.  Timing of Paleozoic amalgamation between the North China and South China Blocks: evidence from detrital zircon U-Pb ages. Tectonophysics 586, 173-191. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.11.018
  • Dong, Y.P., Liu, X.M., Santosh,M., Chen, Q., Zhang, X.N., Li, W., He, D.F., Zhang, G.W., 2012. Neoproterozoic accretionary tectonics along the northwestern margin of the Yangtze Block, China: Constraints from zircon U-Pb geochronology and geochemistry. Precambrian Research 196-197, 247-274. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2011.12.007
  • Dong, Y.P., Liu, X.M., Zhang, G.W., Chen, Q., Zhang, X.N., Li, W., Yang, C., 2012. Triassic diorites and granitoids in the Foping area: constraint on the conversion from subduction to collision in the Qinling orogen, China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 47, 123-142. doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.06.005
  • Dong, Y.P., Zhang, G.W., Hauzenberger, C., Neubauer, F., Yang, Z., Liu, X.M., 2011. Palaeozoic tectonics and evolutionary history of the Qinling orogen: evidence from geochemistry and geochronology of ophiolite and related volcanic rocks. Lithos 122, 39-56. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.11.011
  • Dong, Y.P., Genser, J., Neubauer, F., Zhang, G.W., Liu, X.M., Yang, Z., Heberer, B., 2011.  U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar geochronological constraints on the exhumation history of the North Qinling terrane, China. Gondwana Research 19, 881-893. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2010.09.007.
  • Dong, Y.P., Zhang, G.W., Neubauer, F., Liu, X.M., Hauzenberger, C., Zhou, D.W., Li, W., 2011.  Syn- and post-collisional granitoids in the Central Tianshan orogen: geochemistry, geochronology and implications for tectonic evolution. Gondwana Research 20, 568-581. doi: 10.1016/j.gr.2011.01.013
  • Dong, Y.P., Zhang, G.W., Neubauer, F., Liu, X.M., Genser, J., Hauzenberger, C.,  2011. Tectonic evolution of the Qinling orogen, China: review and synthesis. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 41, 213-237. doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.03.002
  • Dong, Y.P., Liu, X.M., Santosh, M., Zhang, X.N., Chen, Q., Yang, C., Yang, Z., 2011. Neoproterozoic subduction tectonics of the northwestern Yangtze Block in South China: constrains from zircon U-Pb geochronology and geochemistry of mafic intrusions in the Hannan Massif. Precambrian Research 189, 66-90. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2011.05.002