Biography: Peter van der Beek

Students Surpervised:

Zakaria Ghazoui - Tectonic vs. climatic control on Quaternary – Recent erosion and exhumation rates in the central Himalaya.

Natalie Vögeli - The influence of climate on the sedimentary record in the Himalaya.

Host Institution:

Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre), Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France



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My role in iTECC:

As the PI for the UJF Grenoble partner in the project (home institute for 3 ESR's, secondments for 1 ESR and 1 ER) I coordinate the involvement of our institute in iTECC. I am the main supervisor for two ESR's, Zakaria Ghazoui and Natalie Vögeli. I am also involved as an external adviser in the projet of Gwladys Govin at Lancaster University. Within the iTECC project, I am also coordinating Work Package 3: "Sedimentary records of tectonic erosion- climate interactions", which includes the projects of two ER's (Mike Kelly at Cairn, Guangsheng Zhuang at Lancaster) and two ESR's (Gwladys Govin at Lancaster, Natalie Vögeli at Grenoble) that are looking at different aspects of the sedimentary racord of tectonics and climate in the Himalaya. Finally, I am responsible for Dissemination and Outreach within the project.

Publications related to iTECC:

  • Cao K., Y. Xu, G.-C. Wang, K.-X. Zhang, P.A. van der Beek, Y. Zhiao, C. Wang, S. Jiang, J. Bershaw, Neogene source-to-sink relations between the Pamir and Tarim Basin: insights from stratigraphy, detrital zircon geochronology, and whole-rock geochemistry, Journal of Geology, in press.                                                                 
  • Chirouze, F., P. Huyghe, P.A. van der Beek, C. Chauvel, T. Chakraborty, G. Dupont-Nivet, M. Bernet, Tectonics, exhumation and drainage evolution of the Eastern Himalaya since 13 Ma from detrital geochemistry and thermochronology, Kameng River Section, Arunachal Pradesh, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125, 523-538, 2013.     
  • Cao K., M. Bernet, G.-C. Wang, P.A. van der Beek, A. Wang, K.-X. Zhang, E. Enkelmann, Focused Pliocene-Quaternary exhumation of the Eastern Pamir domes, western China, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 363, 16–26, 2013.
  • Cao K., G.-C. Wang, P.A. van der Beek, M. Bernet, K.-X. Zhang, Cenozoic thermo-tectonic evolution of the northeastern Pamir revealed by zircon and apatite fission-track thermochronology, Tectonophysics, 589, 17-32, 2013.   
  • Chirouze, F., G. Dupont-Nivet, P. Huyghe, P.A. van der Beek, T. Chakraborti, M. Bernet, V. Erens, Magnetostratigraphy of the Neogene Siwalik Group of far eastern Himalaya, Kameng section, Arunachal Pradesh, India, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 44, 117-135, 2012.
  • Robert, X., P.A. van der Beek, J. Braun, C. Perry, J.-L. Mugnier, Control of detachment geometry on lateral variations in exhumation rates in the Himalaya: Insights from low – temperature thermochronology and numerical modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B05202, doi: 10.1029/2010jb007893, 2011.
  • Robert, X., P.A. van der Beek, J. Braun, C. Perry, M. Dubille, J.-L. Mugnier, Assessing Quaternary reactivation of the Main Central Thrust zone (central Nepal Himalaya): New thermochronologic data and numerical modelling, Geology, 37, 731-734, 2009.
  • van der Beek, P.A., J. Van Melle, S. Guillot, A. Pêcher, P.W. Reiners, S. Nicolescu, M. Latif, Eocene Tibetan Plateau remnants preserved in the Northwest Himalaya, Nature Geoscience, 2, 364-368, 2009.
  • Bernet, M., P.A. van der Beek, R. Pik, P. Huyghe, J.L. Mugnier, E. Labrin, and A. Sculz, Miocene to Recent exhumation of the central Himalaya determined from combined detrital zircon fission-track and U/Pb analysis of Siwalik sediments, western Nepal. Basin Research, 18, 393-412, 2006.
  • van der Beek, P.A., X. Robert, J.L. Mugnier, M. Bernet, P. Huyghe, and E. Labrin, Late Miocene – Recent denudation of the central Himalaya and recycling in the foreland basin assessed by detrital apatite fission-track thermochronology of Siwalik sediments, Nepal, Basin Research, 18, 413-434, 2006.
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