As mountains develop, the lower parts of the thickened continental crust may flow, analogous to a very slow moving fluid. My primary project uses field studies and lab analyses to discover how the architecture, and thus the strength, of the lower crust changes during such flow. The work is based in a part of the Canadian Shield, the Grenville Province, that exposes the deep roots of an ancient mountain belt. A second project uses geochronological and geochemical studies to illuminate the history of the rocks were before they were incorporated into the mountain belt.
- Field Methods, ERTH 2110.03
- Tectonics, ERTH 4350.03 / 5350.03
- Research Topics in Earth Sciences, ERTH 6350
- Ph.D. University of Ottawa (1983)
- B.Sc. Keele University (1970)