Dr. Xuesong Ding

Research Assistant Professor

My research seeks to elucidate the geomorphic and sedimentary processes of Earth surface and to evaluate the stratigraphic signatures of climate, sea level, tectonics, and deep Earth processes. In particular, my research focuses on (1) coupling between surface processes, lithospheric deformation, and deep mantle processes; (2) sedimentary basin evolution within different tectonic frameworks; (3) surface process (or landscape evolution) modeling and stratigraphic forward modeling; and (4) dynamics and morphology of fluvial and coastal processes. My expertise lies at the interface between sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, and geodynamics.

After joining the Bureau of Economic Geology in March 2023, I am collaborating with STARR, QCL, and AGL working on various projects targeting on salt tectonic basins and fluvio-deltaic stratigraphic modeling.


Ph.D., Geology, School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney, 2019
B.Sc., Geophysics, School of Marine Geosciences, Ocean University of China, 2014

Professional History

Research Assistant Professor, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (March 2023 - Present) 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles (Sep. 2019 – March 2023)

Selected Publications

Ding, X., Dávila, F. M., & Lithgow-Bertelloni, C. (2023). Mechanisms of subsidence and uplift of Southern Patagonia and offshore basins during slab window formation. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 24, e2022GC010844. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GC010844

Ding, X., Salles, T., Flament, N., Mallard, C., & Rey, P. F. (2019). Drainage and sedimentary responses to dynamic topography. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 14385–14394. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084400

Ding, X., Salles, T., Flament, N., and Rey, P. (2019): Quantitative stratigraphic analysis in a source-to-sink numerical framework, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2571–2585, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-2571-2019 

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