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Nicholas Culshaw

Associate Professor

Department of Earth Sciences

Email: culshaw@Dal.Ca
Phone: +1 902 494 3501
Fax: +1 902 494 6889
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University
1459 Oxford Street
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Tectonic processes


  Life Sciences Centre
  2nd Floor Ocean Wing
  Rm. 2636
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Current Research

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.



  • Ph.D. University of Ottawa (1983)
  • B.Sc. Keele University (1970)