Structure and Tectonics

Research in Structural Geology and Tectonics encompasses the life and death of mountain belts. We study the role deep-seated rocks play in mountain building and destruction. Field areas include the Scandinavian Caledonides, the European Alps, the Hellenides and Taurides in the eastern Mediterranean, the Al Hajar Mountains in Oman and the Southern Alps of New Zealand. We also look at climate/tectonics interactions, with major targets in the Southern Alps and the East African rift system assessing topographic and climatic evolution in relation to biodiversity. The tools we use range from classical field and structural mapping through metamorphic petrology, including novel approaches in geochronology (dating of mylonites, fault gouge, low-temperature geochronology).

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