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Prof. Karel Schulmann
Czech Geological Survey
Role of Mongolian Collage in construction of the eastern Pangea: mechanisms and processes
Prof. Karel Schulmann is currently head of the Centre for Lithospheric Research (Czech Geological Survey, Prague) and Professor of geotectonics of the Strasbourg University (Institute Terre et Environment de Strasbourg). He serves as an associate editor of Tectonics (AGU), Geological Society of America Bulletin (GSA) and Terra Nova (EGU), as a topical editor of the International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Vereinigung) and as a member of editorial board of Mongolian Geoscientist, Geodinamica Acta, Geologica Carpathica and Journal of Geosciences (Czech). His main research interest is the geodynamic evolution of Palaeozoic orogenic systems during agglomeration of the Pangea supercontinent: in particular the Variscan Belt in Europe and North Africa and the Central Asian Orogenic Belt in Mongolia and North China. Karel Schulmann is actually leader of national excellency research project of the Czech National Foundation EXPRO "Principal mechanisms of peripheral growth during supercontinent cycle" exemplifying processes related to construction of eastern Pangea.
Dr. Uyanga Bold
Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry
The role of Precambrian geology in the reconstruction of the CAOB
Dr. Uyanga Bold (Ph.D.) is experienced in field-based geological studies and exploration geoscience activities in the industry. Her graduate studies documented the stratigraphic backbone and tectonic setting of Neoproterozoic basins in Central Asia, especially in the southwestern part of Mongolia, where she used geochemical systems including carbon, oxygen, strontium, sulfur, and magnesium isotopes to document changing geochemical cycles, correlate globally and construct a new age model. Additionally, she established those dolomitizing fluids led to significant systematic changes in many geochemical systems, including carbon isotopes. Her current research focuses on expanding the latter project to northern Mongolia and southern Russia by mapping and collecting geochronologic and geochemical samples firmly grounded in robust geologic and sedimentary frameworks. Dr. Uyanga Bold holds an MSc and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and a BSc from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology.
Prof. Gerel Ochir (Sc.D.)
Geoscience Center, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Alkaline magmatism and carbonatite related REE deposits in Mongolia
Prof. Gerel Ochir (Sc.D.) is Professor and Consulting Geologist. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Charles University (Prague), a PhD from Institute of Earth Crust, and ScD from Vinogradov Institute of Geochemistry, both affiliated with the Russian Academy of Sciences. She played a crucial role in establishing, developing and reforming geoscience education in Mongolia. Dr. Gerel Ochir served as the head of the Department of Geology for 30 years and as the Director of the Geoscience Center at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. She is author of more than 350 scientific publications, including scientific reports, textbooks and books, leader of 20 international projects. She is part of the Editorial board of many international journals. She held the position of IUGS Vice-President (2008-2012) and IGCP Working Group head and member (2004-2012), Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Mineral resources, CAGS, Beijing and is active in many International and Mongolian professional societies. She has been recognized as an Honored Scientist of Mongolia and is a State Prize Winner. Dr. Ochir's scientific interests primarily focus on the petrology, geochemistry, and mineralization of granitic rocks.
Prof. Yingde Jiang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
"Paleozoic tectonometamorphic evolution of the Chinese Altai: structural-metamorphic records and perspectives on continental maturation"
Prof. Yingde Jiang obtained his PhD at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2012. After the postdoctoral research at the HKU and the Institute of Petrology and structural geology, Charles University in Prague, He became a full professor in 2015 at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), He is mainly working on the geology of the Altai, Olkhon, NE Tarim and Dunhuang sections of central Asia and the Himalayas. His current research interests focuses on geodynamic evolution of these orogenic belts by integrating critical information from structural geology, metamorphic petrology and phase equilibrium modeling, geochronology and geochemistry. Up to date, Yingde has published more than 70 SCI-index papers, including EPSL, GCA, Tectonics, GSA Bulletin, and Journal of Metamorphic Geology. He also worked as a leader in some CAS International Partnership Programs that focus on crustal evolution and metallogenesis of the Altai accretionary system. He has own awards of the 100 Talents Program of the CAS, and the Distinguished Young Scholars of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Assoc. prof. Ondrej Lexa
Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University
When the crust comes of age: geodynamic evolution of the Mongolian Altai driven by long-lasting tectonic switching
Assoc. prof. Ondrej Lexa (*1972) is an associate professor in structural geology and geotectonics at the Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University in Prague. He received his Ph.D. in 2003 from the same university. He is an expert in structural geology, geodynamic interpretations, quantitative analyses, and numerical modeling with 26 years of experience in Bohemian Massif, Mongolian Altay, and Carpathians. He co-authored 88 papers listed in WOS (h=35) and his open-source software is available at https://github.com/ondrolexa.
Prof. Xiao Wenjiao
Chinese Academy of Sciences
"The formation of the Siberia-Tuva-Mongol-Jiamusi oroclinal complex and its implications"
Prof. Xiao Wenjiao obtained his PhD at the Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1995. Wenjiao became a full professor in 2003 at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, and became the President and a full professor in the Xinjiang Branch of the CAS in 2020. He was elected as an Academician of the CAS in 2019. His research fields include structural geology, tectonics, sedimentology, geochronology, paleogeography, geophysics, metallogeny and continental monsoon systems. His outstanding achievements include defining the geodynamic processes and their link to the continent growth mechanism, metallogeny and continental monsoon systems in Eurasia. Wenjiao has published 490 papers in international journals, including Science, Nature Communications, Communications Earth & Environment, PNAS, Reviews of Geophysics, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, EPSL, Geology, GSA Bulletin, and Tectonics, and edited several special issues in international journals. His work has been highly cited, with a total citation of 32,577 and an H-index of 83 (Web of Science, Dec, 2023) or a total citation of 42,614 and an H-index of 95 (GoogleScholar, Dec, 2023), and he is a Thomson Reuters/Clarivate High Cited Researcher. Wenjiao is very active and plays a leading role in some international programs, including a co-leader of IGCP 592 and 662. In recognition of his scientific achievements, Wenjiao is Member of Academia Europaea, Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and Member of the Leibniz Society in Berlin, Germany. He is a Science Editor of Geological Society of America Bulletin and is/was an Advisory Editor, Subject Editor, Associate Editor, or editorial board member of several international scientific journals, including Episodes, Gondwana Research, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Journal of the Geological Society of London, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Ore Geology Reviews, and Terra Nova. He has got the Huang Jiqing Award of the Geological Society of China, the Outstanding Youth Researcher of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Special Award of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, the First Award of the Science and Technology Award of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Innovation Award, the Second Prize of the National Natural Science Award of China, and the National Innovation Medal of China.
Dr. Narantsetseg Tserendash
Institute of Geology Mongolian Academy of Sciences
Early Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the Central and Eastern Mongolia: Constraints from detrital zircon U–Pb ages and geochemistry of metasedimentary rocks.
Dr. Narantsetseg Tserendash is a leading scientific researcher at the Institute of Geology of Mongolian Academy of Sciences (IG MAS). She obtained her PhD at the A.P. Vinogradov Institute of Geochemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IGC SB RAS) in 2007. Her research fields include paleoclimatology, sedimentology, geochronology, and geochemistry. Her current research interests focus on geodynamic evolution of Central and Southern Mongolia based on the geology, geochronology and geochemistry of Proterozoic and Paleozoic metamorphic rocks. She co-authored 80 papers in international journals listed in WOS, Scopus, and national Mongolian peer-reviewed journals, also she is co-author of the 1:1000000 scale Mesozoic-Cenozoic Tectonic Map of Mongolia as well as the 1:200000 scale Integrated State Geology Map of South Mongolia (K-46, K-47, K-48, and K-49 sheets). Since 2020, she has been a scientific leader of a project titled ‘Integration of 1:200000 scale State Geology Map of M (N) sheets of Mongolia’ implemented by the National Geology Survey of Mongolia.
Prof. Vojtěch Janoušek
Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University
Quarter of billion years of magmatism in the Mongolian Altai
Prof. Vojtěch Janoušek (*1968) is a Full Professor of Geochemistry at Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1994 he received his Ph.D. from University of Glasgow, Scotland. Since 1995 he is employed as a researcher at Radiogenic Isotopes Lab of the Czech Geological Survey. In 2002–2005 he worked at Salzburg (Austria) as a post-doctoral research fellow. He specializes on geochemistry and petrogenesis of granitoid rocks from various geodynamic settings (esp. from the European Variscan Belt, Mongolia, Namibia, California, Antarctic Peninsula), genesis of high-pressure granulites, geochronology as well as graphical presentation/numerical modelling of geochemical data (main author of the system GCDkit, http://www.gcdkit.org). He co-authored ~100 papers in journals listed in WOS (h = 35). In 2007–2020 he acted as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geosciences (http://www.jgeosci.org).
Dr. Alexandra Guy
Czech Geological Survey
Structures of the Mongolian collage Crust and its Transformation by Relamination
Dr. Alexandra Guy is a research fellow in geology and geophysics at the Czech Geological Survey, Prague, Czechia. She obtained her PhD in 2012 from the University of Strasbourg, France. Since 2013, she has been a researcher at the Czech Geological Survey in Prague. Her work is focused on geological interpretation of gravity and magnetic anomalies combined with structural analysis, geochemistry, petrophysical data and seismics in order to characterize the lithospheric structures of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt, the European Variscan Belt, the Gulf of Aden and Antarctica. This multidisciplinary approach contributes to reconstruct consistent tectonic evolution of accretionary and collisional orogenic systems, in particular by regional to large scale lithospheric modelling (forward and inverse). She co-authored 22 articles (H-index=12) and has been an associate editor of Journal of Geosciences since 2017.
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