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Research Interests: Isotope Geochemistry, Igneous Petrology, Geochemical Modeling, Mass Spectrometry, Tectonics
2012- Associate Professor, Auburn University
2008-2012, Assistant Professor, Auburn University
2002-2008, Research Scientist (with Principal Investigator Status) (UCLA)
1999-2002, National Science Foundation Postdoc Fellow (UCLA)
1999, Ph.D., Florida State University (Dept of Geological Sciences and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory )
My old personal web page
My Departmental web page @ Auburn University

Fellow, Geological Society of America (since 2011)
Fellow, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1998)

Membership and Professional Services
Member (Elected 2008), IPACES
Editorial Board Member: Chemical Geology (2005-2008)
Editorial Board Member: Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) (2014-)
Member, Geochemical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Haibo's Book [Zou, H.B., 2007. Quantitative Geochemistry, Imperial College Press, London, 304pp.] web pages at Amazon.com and publisher Imperial College Press (The first print in 2007 was sold out. The second print in 2009 is available.)
It is rigorous, lucid, and user-friendly ... Nice touches. -- Stanley R Hart, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/MIT. 'Quantitative Geochemistry' offers the most complete compendium of analytical solutions to mass balance and transport models relevant to igneous petrology, ..., this is a valuable and highly recommended book.” --Geochemical Society

Graduate Students (as Major Professor): Ross T. Tucker, Yang Peng, Mingjia Ma, Katherine L. Spyker
Graduate Students (as Committee Member): Johnny Prouty, John Hawkins, Joe Abrahams, Erin Summerlin, James Gunn
Intern: Kristen McCall
Visiting Scholars: Dr. Chuan-Lin Zhang, Dr. Yongwei Zhao

Haibo's Teaching at Auburn since Fall 2008: GEOL 1100 (Physical Geology); GEOL 2050 (Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology); GEOL 7200 (Tectonics graduate); GEOL 7600 (Petrology graduate).
2008 Spring, "Geochemical Modelling" (UCLA graduate)

Peer-reviewed Articles

2014 (9 papers)
[65] Zou, H.B., Fan, Q.C., Zhang, H.F. and Schmitt, A.K. (2014) U-series zircon age constraints on the plumbing system and magma residence times of the Changbai volcano, China/North Korea border. Lithos 200-201, 169-180. Link to article

[64] Zou, H. B. (2014) Error propagation. In: Holland H.D. and Turekian K.K. (eds.) Treatise on Geochemistry, Second Edition, vol. 15, pp. 33-42. Oxford: Elsevier (Invited). Link to article

[63] Zou, H. B., Shen, C. C., Fan, Q. C. and Lin, K.(2014) U-series disequilibrium in Tengchong volcanics: Recycling of mature clay sediments or mudstones into the SE Tibetan mantle. Lithos 192-195, 132-141. Link to article

[62] Zhang, C.L., Zou, H.B., Santosh, M., Ye, X.T. and Li, H.K. (2014) Is the Precambrian basement of the Tarim Craton in NW China composed of discrete terranes? Precambrian Research 254: 226-244. Link to article

[61] Zhang, C.L., Zou, H.B., Yao, C. Y. and Dong, Y. G. (2014) Origin of Permian gabbroic intrusions in the southern margin of the Altai Orogenic belt: A possible link to the Permian Tarim mantle plume? Lithos 204, 112-124. Link to article

[60] Zhao, Y.W., Fan, Q.C., Zou, H.B. and Li, N. (2014) Geochemistry of Quaternary basaltic lavas from the Nuomin volcanic field, Inner Mongolia: Implications for the origin of potassic volcanic rocks in Northeastern China. Lithos, 196-197, 169-180. Link to article

[59] Xia Y., Xu, X. S. and Zou, H. B. and Liu, L. (2014) Early Paleozoic crust-mantle interaction and lithosphere delamination in South China Block: Evidence from geochronology, geochemistry, and Sr-Nd-Hf isotopes of granites. Lithos 184-187, 416-435. Link to article

[58] Fan, Q.C., Chen, S.S., Zhao, Y.W., Zou, H.B., Li, N. and Sui, J.L. (2014) Petrogenesis and evolution of Quaternary basaltic rocks from the Wulanhada area, North China. Lithos 206-207: 289-302. Link to article

[57] Zhao, Y.W., Li, N., Fan, Q.C., Zou, H.B. and Xu, Y.G. (2014) Two episodes of volcanism in the Wudalianchi volcanic belt, NE China: Evidence for tectonic controls on volcanic activities. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 285: 170-179. Link to article

2013 (8 papers)
[56] Zhang, C. L., Santosh, M., Zou, H. B., Li, H. K. and Huang, W. C. 2013. The Fuchuan ophiolite in Jiangnan Orogen: geochemistry, zircon U-Pb geochronology, Hf isotopes and implications for the Neoproterozoic assembly of South China. Lithos 179, 263-274. Link to article

[55] Schmitt, A. K., Martin, A., Weber, B., Stockli, D. F., Zou, H. B. and Shen, C. C. (2013) Magmatic diversity in the Pleistocene-Holocene Northern Gulf of California Rift. Bulletin of Geological Society of America 125, 1833-1850. Link to article

[54] Xu, B., Zou, H. B., Chen, Y., He, J. Y. and Wang, Y. (2013) The Sugetbrak basalts from northwestern Tarim Block of northwest China: Geochronology, geochemistry and implications for Rodinia breakup and ice age in the Late Proterozoic. Precambrian Research 236: 214-226. Link to article

[53] Tucker, R. T., Zou, H. B., Fan, Q. C. and Schmitt, A. K. (2013) Ion microprobe dating of zircons from active Dayingshan volcano, Tengchong, SE Tibetan Plateau: time scales and nature of magma chamber storage. Lithos, v. 172-173, p. 214-221. Link to article

[52] Zhang, C. L. and Zou, H. B. (2013) Permian A-type granites in Tarim and western part of Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB): genetically related to a common Permian mantle plume? Lithos, v. 172-173, p. 47-60. Link to article

[51] Hong, W. T., Xu, X. S. and Zou, H. B. (2013) Petrogenesis of coexisting high-silica aluminous and peralkaline rhyolites from Yunshan (Yongtai), southeastern China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 74: 316-329. Link to article

[50] Zhang, C. L. and Zou, H. B. (2013) Comparison between the Permian mafic dykes in Tarim and the western part of Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB), NW China: Implications for two mantle domains of the Permian Tarim Large Igneous Province. Lithos 174: 15-27. Link to article

[49] Zhang, C. L., Zou, H. B., Li, H. K. and Wang, H. Y. (2013) Tectonic framework and evolution of the Tarim Block in NW China. Gondwana Research 23: 1306-1315. Link to article

2012 (4 papers)
[48] Zhang, C. L., Zou, H. B., Wang, H. Y., Li, H. K. and Ye, H. M. (2012) Multiple phases of the Neoproterozoic igneous activity in Qurutagh of the northeastern Tarim Block, NW China: Interaction between plate subduction and mantle plume? Precambrian Research, v. 222-223, p. 488-502. Link to article

[47] Liu, L., Xu, X.S. and Zou, H.B. (2012) Episodic eruptions of the Late Mesozoic volcanic sequences in southeastern Zhejiang, SE China: Petrogenesis and implications for the geodynamics of paleo-Pacific subduction. Lithos, v. 154, p.166-180. Link to article

[46] Zhang, C. L., Santosh, M., Zou, H. B., Xu, Y.G., Zhou, G., Dong, Y.G., Ding, R.F. and Wang, H.Y. (2012) Revisiting the “Irtish tectonic belt”: Implications for the Paleozoic tectonic evolution of the Altai orogeny. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v. 52, p. 117-133. Link to article

[45] Zhang, C.L., Li, H.K., Santosh, M., Li, Z.X., Zou, H.B., Wang, H.Y. and Ye, H.M. (2012) Precambrian evolution and cratonization of the Tarim Block, NW China: Petrology, geochemistry, Nd-isotopes and U-Pb zircon geochronology from Archean gabbro-TTG-potassic granite suite and Paleoproterozoic metamorphic belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v. 47, p. 5-20. Link to article

[44] Zou, H. B. and Fan, Q.C. (2012) Uranium-thorium isotope disequilibrium in young volcanic rocks from China. Acta Petrologica Sinica, v. 27, p. 2821-2826.

2010 (6 papers)
[43] Zou, H. B. and Fan, Q. C. (2010) U-Th isotopes in Hainan basalts: Implications for deep origin of EM2 mantle endmember and the dynamics of melting beneath Hainan Island. Lithos, v. 116, p. 145-152. Link to article

[42] Zou, H. B., Fan, Q. C., Schmitt, A. K. and Sui, J. L. (2010) U-Th dating of zircons from Holocene potassic andesites (Maanshan volcano, Tengchong, SE Tibetan Plateau) by depth profiling: time scales and nature of magma storage. Lithos, v. 118, p. 202-210. Link to article

[41] Zou, H. B., Fan, Q. C. and Zhang, H. F. (2010) Rapid development of the great Millennium eruption of Changbaishan (Tianchi) volcano, China/North Korea: Evidence from U-Th zircon dating. Lithos, v. 119, p. 289-296. Link to article

[40] Schmitt, A. K., Wetzel, F., Cooper, K. M., Zou, H. B. and Worner, G. (2010) Magmatic longevity of Laacher See indicated by intrusive carbonatites. Journal of Petrology, v. 51, p. 1053-1083. Link to article

[39] He, Z. Y., Xu, X. S., Zou, H. B., Wang, X. D. and Yu. Y. (2010) Geochronology, petrogenesis and metallogeny of Piaotang granitoids in the tungsten deposit region of South China. Geochemical Journal, v. 44, p. 299-313. PDF

[38] Chakrabarti, R., Basu, A. R., Bandyopadhyay, P. K., and Zou, H. B. (2010) Age and origin of the Chilaka Anorthosites, Eastern Ghats, India: Implications for massif anorthosite petrogenesis and break-up of Rodinia. In Ray, J., Sen, G. and Ghosh, B. (Eds.) Topics in Igneous Petrology. Springer, Netherland, pp. 355-382.

[37] He, Z. Y., Xu, X. S., Yu, Y. and Zou, H. B. (2009) Origin of the Late Cretaceous Syenite from Yandangshan, SE China, constrained by Zircon U-Pb and Hf Isotopes and Geochemical Data. International Geology Review, v. 51, p. 556-582. Link to article

(36] Xu, B., Xiao, S. H., Zou, H. B., Chen, Y., Li, Z. X., Song, B., Liu, D. Y., Zhou, X. M. and Yuan, X. L. (2009) SHRIMP zircon U-Pb age constraints on Neoproterozoic Quruqtagh diamictites in NW China. Precambrian Research, v. 168, p. 247-258. Link to article

[35] Liu, S., Hu, R. Z., Feng, C. X., Zou, H. B., Li, C., Chi, X. G., Peng, J. T., Zhong, H., Qi, L., Qi, Y. Q., Wang, T. (2008) Cenozoic high Sr/Y volcanic rocks in the Qiangtang terrane, northern Tibet: geochemical and isotopic evidence for the origin of delaminated lower continental melts. Geological Magazine, v. 145, p. 463-474. Link to article

[34] Zou, H.B., Fan, Q.C., and Yao, Y.P. (2008) U-Th systematics of dispersed young volcanoes in NE China: Asthenosphere upwelling caused by piling up and upward thickening of stagnant Pacific slab. Chemical Geology, v. 255, p. 134-142. Link to article

[33] Grove, M., Bebout, G. E., Barth, A.P., Kimbrough, D. L., King, R. L., Zou, H. B., Lovera, O. M., Mahoney, B. J. and Gehrels, G. E. (2008) The Catalina Schist: Evidence for middle Cretaceous subduction erosion of southwestern North America. In: Draut, A. E., Clift, P. D. and Scholl, D. W. (editors), Formation and Applications of the Sedimentary Record in Arc Collision Zones. Geological Society of American Special Papers 436, p 335-361.

[32] Grove, M., Gehrels, G. E., Cotkins, S. J., Wright, J. E., Zou, H. B. (2008) Non-Laurentian cratonal provenance of late Ordovician eastern Klamath blueschists and a link to the Alexander terrene. in Wright, J. E., and Shervais, J. W., eds., Ophiolites, Arcs, and Batholiths: A Tribute to Cliff Hopson: Geological Society of America Special Papers 438, p. 223-250, doi:10.1130/2008.2438(08).

[31] Wang Z. H., Zhao Y., Zou H. B., Li W.P., Liu X. W., Wu H., Xu G. and Zhang S. H. (2007) Petrogenesis of the Early Jurassic Nandaling flood basalts in the Yanshan belt, North China Craton: A correlation between magmatic underplating and lithospheric thinning. Lithos, v. 96, p. 543-566. Link to article

[30] Liu S., Zou H.B., Hu R.Z., Zhao J.H. and Feng C.X. (2006) Mesozoic mafic dikes from Shandong, North China Craton: Petrogenesis and tectonic implications. Geochemical Journal, v. 40, p. 181-195.

[29] Xu B., Jian P., Zheng H. F., Zou, H. B., Zhang, L. F. and Liu D. Y. (2005). U-Pb zircon geochronology of Neoproterozoic volcanic rocks in the Tarim Block of northwest China: implications for the breakup of Rodinia supercontinent and Neoproterozoic glaciations. Precambrian Research, v. 136, p. 107-123. Link to article

[28] Xie X., Xu X.S., Zou, H.B., Jiang S.Y., Zhang M. and Qiu J.S. (2005) Early J2 basalts in SE China: Incipience of large scale Mesozoic magmatism. Science in China, v. 35, p. 587-605.

[27] Zou H. B., McKengan, K. D., Xu, X. S. and Zindler A. (2004) Fe-Al-rich tridymite-hercynite xenoliths with positive cerium anomalies: Preserved lateritic paleosols and implications for Miocene climate. Chemical Geology, v. 207, p. 101-116. Link to article

[26] Zou H. B., Reid, M. R., Liu, Y.S., Yao, Y. P., Xu, X. S. and Fan Q. C. (2003) Constraints on the origin of historic potassic basalts from northeast China by U-Th disequilibrium data. Chemical Geology, v. 200, p. 189-201. Link to article

[25] Xie, X., Xu, X. S., Xing, G. F. and Zou, H. B. (2003) Geochemistry and genesis of early Cretaceous volcanic rock assemblages in eastern Zhejiang. Acta Petrologica Sinica, v. 19, p. 385-398.

[24] Zou H. B., Zindler A., and Niu Y. L. (2002) Constraints on melt movement beneath the East Pacific Rise from 230Th-238U disequilibrium. Science, v. 295, p. 107-110. Link to article

[23] Xie X., Xu X., Zou H. B., and Xing G. (2001) Trace element and Nd-Sr-Pb isotope studies of Mesozoic and Cenozoic basalts in coastal area of SE China. Acta Petrologica Sinica, v. 17, p. 617-628.

[22] Zou H. B. and Reid M. R. (2001) Quantitative modeling of trace element fractionation during incongruent melting. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 65, p. 153-162. Link to article

[21] Zou H. B., Zindler A., Xu X. S., and Qi Q. (2000) Major and trace element, and Nd, Sr, Pb isotope studies of Cenozoic basalts in southeastern China: Mantle sources, regional variations and tectonic significance. Chemical Geology, v. 171, p. 33-47. Link to article

[20] Zou H. B. and Zindler A. (2000) Theoretical studies of 238U-230Th-226Ra and 235U-231Pa disequilibria in young lavas produced by mantle melting. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 64, p. 1809-1817. Link to article

[19] Zou H. B. (2000) Modeling of trace element fractionation during non-modal dynamic melting with linear variations in mineral/melt distribution coefficients. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 64, p. 1095-1102. Link to article

[18] Zou H.B. (1998) Trace element fractionations during modal and nonmodal dynamic partial melting and open system melting: a mathematical treatment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 62, p. 1937-1945. Link to article

[17] Zou H.B. (1997) Inversion of partial melting through residual peridotites or clinopyroxenes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 61, p. 4571-4582. Link to article

[16] Zou H.B. and Zindler A. (1996) Constraints on the degree of dynamic partial melting and source composition using concentration ratios in magmas. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 60, p. 711-717. Link to article

[15] Zhou G. and Zou H.B. (1996) Precambrian high-pressure metamorphic rocks within the collision zone between the Yangtze and the Cathaysia blocks, China: Jadeite-glaucophane type facies series. International Geology Review, v. 38, p. 87-93.

[14] Zou H. B., Zhou X., and Zhou G. (1995) Geochemistry of a Precambrian ophiolite from China. International Geology Review, v. 37, p. 623-635.

[13] Zou H.B. (1995) A mafic-ultramafic rock belt in the Fujian coastal area, southeastern China: A geochemical study. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 12, p. 121-127.

[12] Zou H.B. (1994) Two late Proterozoic ophiolites in SE China: A comparative study. Ofioliti, v. 19, p. 287-300.

1993 and before (in journals from China)
[11] Hu S., Zou H.B., and Zhou X. (1993) 40Ar/39Ar ages of muscovite in Shexian granite and glaucophane in Jiangxi albite granite. In (Li J. L. edited) Geology and Continental Evolution of South China, pp. 141-144, Beijing, Metallurgical Publishing House (in Chinese).
[10] Shen W., Zou H.B., Chu X., Zhou X., Yang J., and Wang Y. (1993) Isotope and trace element geochemistry of Fuchuan ophiolite, Anhui, China. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry (English Edition), vol. 12, p. 328-338.
[09] Zou H.B., Zhou G., and Zhou X. (1993) Studies on two ophiolites in late Proterozoic collisional orogenic belt in SE China. In (Li J. L. edited) Geology and Continental Evolution of South China, pp. 130-140, Beijing, Metallurgical Publishing House (in Chinese).
[08] Zou H. B., Xu, H. W. and Zhou, X. (1992) Studies on the origin of snowball texture in Tantalum granite. Chinese Science Bulletin (English Edition), v. 37, p. 48-51.
[07] Zou H. B., Zhou X., and Zhou G. (1992) Two types of ophiolites: one associated with lenticular chromite deposits and the other without. Geology and Prospecting, v. 28, p. 30-46 (in Chinese).
[06] Shen W.Z., Zou H.B., Chu X., Zhou X., Yang J., and Wang Y. (1992) Nd, Sr, and O isotopic study on Fuchuan ophiolite suite in Anhui province. Scientia Geologica Sinica, No. 4, p. 333-341 (in Chinese).
[05] Hu S.L., Zou H.B., and Zhou X. (1992) Two 40Ar/39Ar ages for Jiangnan Proterozoic collision orogenic belt. Chinese Science Bulletin, vol. 37, p. 286.
[04] Xu H. W., Xu H. F. and Zou H.B. (1991) Basaltic columnar jointing--a phenomenon of self-organization? Chinese Science Bulletin (English Edition), v. 36, p. 172-173.
[03] Zou H. B., Xu H. W., and Zhou X. (1990) Comprehensive alkali index of igneous rocks: calculation and significance. Geology and Prospecting, v. 26, p. 21-27 (in Chinese).
[02] Zhou X., Zou H.B., Yang J., and Wang Y. (1990) Sm-Nd isochronous age of Fuchuan ophiolite suite in Shexian county, Anhui province and its geological significance. Chinese Science Bulletin (English Edition), v. 35, p. 208-212.
[01] Xu H. W. and Zou H.B. (1990) Structural-optical anisotropy index of minerals. Journal of Nanjing University (Earth Sciences), p. 109-112 (in Chinese).