Jie’s research involved detrital zircon double dating (U-Pb and U-Th/He) to make provenance interpretations for the Gulf of Mexico basin, as well as using seismic and well logging data to study the depositional system of Lower Miocene interval from onshore to offshore. He was a Graduate Research Assistant during his graduate studies. He received his PhD in May 2017.
sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, geochronology
Craig Fulthorpe and John Snedden
Xu, J., J. W. Snedden, D. F. Stockli, C. S. Fulthorpe, and W. E. Galloway, Early Miocene continental-scale sediment supply to the Gulf of Mexico Basin based on detrital zircon analysis, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull., 129, 3-22, 2016, doi:10.1130/B31465.1
Snedden, J. W., A. C. Bovay, and J. Xu, New models of Early Cretaceous source-to-sink pathways in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, 35th Annual Perkins Rosen Conference Proceedings, edited by C. M. Lowery, J. W. Snedden and M. D. Blum, Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 380-415, 2016.