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Mark Lindsay

Research Assistant Professor
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Contact details

Robert Street Building, Rm 109
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway

+61 8 6488 5805

Mark completed his BSc (Honours) at Monash University and graduated from his PhD at Monash University and Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) in October 2013. He moved to Perth in January 2013 to join The University of Western Australia as a Research Assistant Professor. Mark is developing techniques that combine structural geology, geophysical interpretation and 3D modelling to gain a better understanding of the link between tectonic evolution, crustal architecture and mineral systems. He is developing techniques to better understand uncertainty and variability within 3D geological and mineral potential models, in addition to generating a new suite of geological inputs for inversion schemes.

Key Research

  • Methods to quantify and locate variability and associated uncertainties in 3D models
  • Model space exploration
  • 3D mineral systems prospectivity analysis
  • Integration of potential field interpretation with remote sensing and field observations to better understand 4D geological systems
  • Development of automated modelling techniques (calculation, forward modelling, inversion) to improve efficiency


Lindsay, M.D., Perrouty, S., Ailleres, L. and Jessell, M. (2014) Inversion and geodiversity: Searching model space for the answers. Mathematical Geosciences. DOI: 10.1007/s11004-014-9538-x.

Lindsay, M.D., Betts, P.G. and Ailleres, L. (2014) Data fusion and porphyry copper prospectivity models, southeastern Arizona. Ore Geology Reviews, 61, 120–140.

Lindsay, M.D., Perrouty, S., Jessell, M.W. and Ailleres, L. (2013) Making the link between geological and geophysical uncertainty: geodiversity in the Ashanti Greenstone Belt, Geophysical Journal International, 195, 903-922.

Lindsay, M.D., Jessell, M.W., Ailleres, L., Perrouty, S., de Kemp, E., and Betts PG., (2013) Geodiversity: Exploration of 3D geological model space, Tectonophysics, 594, 27-37.

Martin, R., Monteiller, V., Komatitsch, D., Perrouty, S., Jessell, M., Bonvalot, S., Lindsay, M. (2013) Gravity inversion using wavelet-based compression on parallel hybrid CPU/GPU systems: application to southwest Ghana. Geophysical Journal International, 195, 3, 1594-1619.


Lindsay, M. D.

, Aillères, L., Jessell, M. W., de Kemp, E. A., and Betts, P. G., 2012, Locating and quantifying geological uncertainty in three-dimensional models: Analysis of the Gippsland Basin, southeastern Australia: Tectonophysics, v. 546–547, no. 0, p. 10-27.

Lindsay, M., Perrouty, S., Jessell, M., Aillères, L., De Kemp, E. and Betts, P.G. (2011) Categoris­ing features of geological terranes with geodiversity metrics: Enhancing exploration of multiple geological models, in Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty, proceedings of MODSIM2011 meeting, Perth, WA, Australia, December 12 – 16, 2011.

Lindsay, M., Ailleres, L., Jessell, M. W., De Kemp, E. A., and Betts, P.G. (2010) Integrating geo­logical uncertainty into combined geological and potential field inversions. In proceedings of GeoMod2010 - University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, September 27 – 29, 2010.

Ailleres, L., Lindsay, M., Jessell, M., deKemp E., 2010. Can geological uncertainty help reduce po­tential field ambiguity during inversion modelling? In Young, D., Brown, C., and Seimon, J.(eds) “Geo-computing 2010”, Australian Institute of Geoscientists Bulletin, 51, pp. 1-6.

Ailleres, L., Lindsay, M., Jessell, M., deKemp, E., 2010. The role of geological uncertainty in de­veloping combined geological and potential field inversions. ASEG-PESA 21st Interna­tional Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, Sydney, Aug. 2010. 4p.

Lindsay, M., Aillères, L., Jessell, M. and De Kemp, E. (2009) Improving current potential field inversion techniques: Determining geological uncertainty in implicit modelling applica­tions, in Smart Science for Exploration and Mining: proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Meeting, Townsville, Australia, 17th – 20th August 2009.