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Dr. KING, Jessica Ann

Dr. KING, Jessica Ann

Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

  • 2241 5473
  • Room 408, James Lee Science Building, The University of Hong Kong

Teaching areas

  • Principles of geology
  • Sedimentary environments
  • Integrated field studies
  • Understanding Climate Change
  • The Oceans, Science and Society
  • Geological Fieldwork II
  • Sedimentology


Research Interests

  • Tectonic evolution of continental collision zones
  • Crustal anatexis and high grade metamorphism
  • Structural geology of deformed terrains
  • Geochronology - U-Pb accessory phase dating of minimum melt volume crustal 



  • Shah Faisal, Kyle P. Larson, Jess King, John M. Cottle. 2015. Rifting, subduction and collisional records from pluton petrogenesis and geochronology in the Hindu Kush, NW Pakistan: GONDWANA RESEARCH · online 26 JUNE 2015, DOI: 10.1016/ 
  • A.R. Heri, J.C. Aitchison, J.A. King, I.M. Villa: Geochronology and isotope geochemistry of Eocene dykes intruding the Ladakh Batholith: Lithos Volumes 212–215, January 2015, Pages 111–121
  • King, J. A., Harris, N., Argles, T., and Parrish, R. R., 2011, The contribution of crustal anatexis to the tectonic evolution of Indian crust beneath Southern Tibet: Geological Society of America Bulletin, January 2011, v. 123, no. 1-2, p. 218-239, First published online October 8, 2010, doi: 10.1130/B30085.1
  • King, J. A., Harris, N., Argles, T., Parrish, R. R., Charlier, B. L. A., Sherlock, S., and Zhang, H., 2007, First field evidence of southward ductile flow of Asian crust beneath southern Tibet: Geology, v. 35, no. 8, p. 727-730.
  • Zhang, H., Harris, N., Parrish, R., Kelley, S., Zhang, L., Rogers, N., Argles, T., and King, J., 2004, Causes and consequences of protracted melting of the mid-crust exposed in the North Himalayan antiform: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 228, p. 195-212.