Chia-Hsin (Wendy) Tsai

Chia-Hsin (Wendy) Tsai

Postgraduate

I am interested in topics about Neotectonics, seismic hazards and fault behaviours. My DPhil project is to do the paleoseismological study and to understand the crustal deformation in Dzhungarian region, Kazakhstan, Central Asia. I investigate the large right-lateral faults from topography, field survey, remote sensing images and etc. At the end, we hope to reveal the fault geometry and the strain rate in different segments of the faults. Also, we’d like to know the characteristics of the faults when they entering the ancient Kazakh platform from the active central Asian orogenic belt.

I am from Taiwan and previously studied in Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University. My master project was to study the sedimentary source in the southern Taiwan and the crustal evolution of the Luzon Island, the Philippines, from zircon U-Pb dating and Hf isotopic analysis.

Supervisor: Prof. Richard Walker

College: University College

Tsai, C. H., Shyu, J. B. H., Chung, S. L., Ramos, N. T., & Lee, H. Y. (2019). Detrital zircon record from major rivers of Luzon Island: Implications for Cenozoic continental growth in Southeast Asia. Journal of the Geological Society, jgs2019-003.  (link)

Li, H. C., Zhao, M., Tsai, C. H., Mii, H. S., Chang, Q., & Wei, K. Y. (2015). The first high-resolution stalagmite record from Taiwan: Climate and environmental changes during the past 1300 years. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 114, 574-587.