Mr Jack Gillespie

Jack Gillespie
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Postgraduate Student
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

I received my BSc. (Hons) from the University of Adelaide in 2014 after spending the year conducting my honours research in collaboration with academics at the State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

I commenced my PhD in late 2015, focusing on intracontinental reactivation in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB), particularly with regard to the influence of plate margin forces such as the far-field effect of the India-Eurasia convergence. By applying multiple thermochronometers (apatite fission track, U-Th-Sm/He, U-Pb) to a range of study locations throughout the CAOB (Kazakhstan, far West China, southern Siberia), my research will provide a framework to understand the temporal and spatial evolution of thermo-tectonic reactivation in the region.

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Mr Jack Gillespie

I received my BSc. (Hons) from the University of Adelaide in 2014 after spending the year conducting my honours research in collaboration with academics at the State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

I commenced my PhD in late 2015, focusing on intracontinental reactivation in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB), particularly with regard to the influence of plate margin forces such as the far-field effect of the India-Eurasia convergence. By applying multiple thermochronometers (apatite fission track, U-Th-Sm/He, U-Pb) to a range of study locations throughout the CAOB (Kazakhstan, far West China, southern Siberia), my research will provide a framework to understand the temporal and spatial evolution of thermo-tectonic reactivation in the region.

The focus of my research is the intracontinental tectonic response of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt to events at the Eurasian plate margin. I use a variety of low temperature thermochronological methods to constrain the timing and rate of cooling of critical regions, and link this cooling history to the exhumation and uplift associated with mountain building and orogeny. This, in turn, can help pinpoint the timing of important global tectonic events such as the ongoing India-Eurasia collision. The role of inherited structure and reactivation is an important facet of the project that has implications for mineral deposit formation and remobilisation. My research also contributes to our understanding of the patterns of weathering, erosion, and sedimentary deposition, developing our understanding of the evolution of sedimentary basins.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2014 - 2015 Scholarship Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavor Scholarship $60,000

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2014 - 2014 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours

Research Interests

Geochronology, Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution, Tectonics

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Glorie, S., Alexandrov, I., Nixon, A., Jepson, G., Gillespie, J. & Jahn, B. (2017). Thermal and exhumation history of Sakhalin Island (Russia) constrained by apatite U-Pb and fission track thermochronology. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 143, 326-342.
10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.05.011
2017 Gillespie, J., Glorie, S., Xiao, W., Zhang, Z., Collins, A., Evans, N. ... De Grave, J. (2017). Mesozoic reactivation of the Beishan, southern Central Asian Orogenic Belt: Insights from low-temperature thermochronology. Gondwana Research, 43, 107-122.
10.1016/j.gr.2015.10.004
Gillespie, J., Glorie, S., Jepson, G., Zhang, Z., Xiao, W., Danišík, M. & Collins, A. (). Differential exhumation and crustal tilting in the easternmost Tianshan (Xinjiang, China), revealed by low-temperature thermochronology. Tectonics, -.
10.1002/2017TC004574

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Gillespie, J., Glorie, S. M. & jepson, (2017). Strategies towards interpretation of in-situ detrital apatite U-Pb data. Goldschmidt. Paris.
2017 Glorie, S. M., Gillespie, J., jepson, & fernie, (2017). Does Uranium influence fission track annealing in apatite?. Goldschmidt 2017. Paris.
2017 jepson, , Glorie, S. M., konopelko, , gillespie, , danisik, , evans, N. J. & collins, (2017). Formation and reactivation of the Pamir-Tian Shan suture: insights from apatite triple dating. Goldschmidt. Paris.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Gillespie, J., Glorie, S., Jepson, G., Priyatkina, N., Khudoley, A. & Collins, A. (2016). Thermotectonic history of the Yenisey Ridge, Siberia. TANG3O 2016. Curtin University, Perth.
2016 Jepson, G., Glorie, S., Konopelko, D., Mirkamalov, R., Danisik, M., Evans, N. ... Gillespie, J. (2016). A thermochronological transect through the Western Tian Shan (Uzbekistan and Tajikistan). AESC 2016.
2016 Glorie, S. M., Fernie, N., Nixon, A., Jepson, G., Gillespie, J. & Hall, J. (2016). Does Uranium influence fission track annealing in apatite? Examples from various studies. TANG3O 2016. Perth.
2016 Gillespie, J., Glorie, S., Zhang, Z. Y., Xiao, W. J. & Collins, A. (2016). Exhuming the Chinese Eastern Tianshan. AESC. Adelaide.
2014 Gillespie, J., Glorie, S. M., Zhang, Z. & Xiao, W. (2014). Late Mesozoic uplift and exhumation of the Beishan: preliminary apatite fission track results. 11th International Symposium on Gondwana to Asia. Beijing.

- Teaching assistant for 'Tectonics III' course (GEOLOGY 3013).

- Teaching assistant at Pichi Richi field-camp for the `Structural Geology II` course (GEOLOGY 2501).

- Teaching assistant for 'Earth Systems I' course (GEOLOGY 1103).

Position
Postgraduate Student
Phone
83134041
Fax
8313 4380
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Mawson Building
Room Number
1 23a
Org Unit
Earth Sciences

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