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CGT-English language-Seminar-series Talk 1 全球大地构造中心论坛(第1期)
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SpeakerTimothy Kusky

Date7:30 PM, December 19, 2017

Report placeConference hall of School of Silk Road


Brief introduction to the speaker:

    Timothy Kusky, graduated from the Earth and Planetary Science of John Hopki University, United States in 1990. He was introduced as a full-time professor and PhD adviser by the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in 2009. He was selected as The Thousand People Plan & Yangtze River scholar by Ministry of education of China in 2010. He is also the director of the Center for Global Tectonics of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), GSA Fellow, American Geological Association. Now he is the associate editor of Journal of Earth Science, Geodinamica Acta, and the editorial board of the Lithosphere. The main research fields are: tectonic geology, regional tectonics, Precambrian crust evolution history, orogenic belt evolution, and Neotectonic activities and geological disasters. 


Brief introduction to the speech:

    Lateral escape and formation of new plate boundaries during continental collision is controlled by different driving forces including lateral extrusion, slab rollback, gravity collapse and basal drag. However, the relative contributions of these driving forces in old orogenic belts such as the eastern Tethysides of Asia are difficult to distinguish and evaluate quantitatively, because many resulting structures may be overprinted by younger events. The Anatolian plate, located within the active collision zone between the Arabian and Eurasian plates in the west-central Tethysides, represents the early stage of collision, where different driving forces have acted at different times and in different directions, forming different suites of structure, basins, and resources. For example, new plate boundaries formed as the North- and East Anatolian Fault Zones, and are presently forming in the diffuse zone between the westward and southward moving parts of Anatolia.

    This report will introduce the key scientific problems exist in Western Tethys that related to lateral escape, and geological and geophysical background in Anatolia, Turkey.


报告题目:An Overview of the Tectonics of Turkey: Implications to Tectonic Escape Process

报 告 人:Timothy Kusky (蒂姆·柯斯基)





Timothy Kusky (蒂姆·柯斯基)1990年博士毕业于美国约翰.霍普金斯大学地球与行星科学专业。20099月被中国地质大学(武汉)引进为全职特聘教授,博导。2010年入选教育部长江学者和中组部“千人计划”。中国地质大学(武汉)“全球大地构造中心”主任,美国地质协会会士(GSA Fellow)。现为Journal of Earth Science杂志副主编,Geodinamica Acta, Lithosphere杂志编委。研究领域主要为:构造地质学、区域大地构造、前寒武地壳演化史、造山带演化,以及新构造活动、地质灾害。