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Geodynamics and Palaeomagnetism

 

Geodynamics and Palaeomagnetism

The group has a track record of significant contributions to understanding the geodynamics of plate boundary zones including South America (Chile, Argentina), the Eastern Mediterranean region (Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria), the Caledonides (Norway) and Variscides (SW England). Our approach integrates palaeomagnetic studies with kinematic analysis of deformation and geochronology in order to elucidate the nature and timing of crustal rotation in relation to plate interactions.

Research addresses the geology and evolution of both continental and oceanic lithosphere, the latter via investigations of ophiolite terranes and core recovered by ocean drilling (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program). Recent geodynamic projects have involved close collaboration with colleagues in the UK, Europe, the USA, South America and the Middle East.

Our interests also encompass other areas within Earth science, including:

  • the geomorphology and the response of landscapes to active tectonics (uplift, faulting, seismicity)
  • engineering geology
  • seismic and landslide risk assessment
  • magmatism and volcanology (principally in the East African Rift system)
  • the structural controls on the formation and location of economic mineral resources

This group is part of the Centre for Research in Earth Sciences (CRES) at the University of Plymouth.

Further Information:

Please contact Professor Antony Morris
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Research opportunities in this area:

  • Tectonics and palaeomagnetism
  • Structural geology
  • Engineering geology and geomorphology
  • Geochemistry and petrology

For further information, please get in touch with the contacts named above. See also: Postgraduate taught courses information