TECHTONICS AND EARTH RESOURCES
Research Group

Tectonics and Earth Resources

Our research examines the geological processes that form the physical environment in which we live. This is achieved within the plate tectonic framework that focuses on the formation and dispersal of continents, opening of oceanic basins and formation of mountain belts.

Within this framework, we aim to identify specific tectonic settings which enable us to understand evolution of the Australian continent.

We have a specific research focus on:

  • magma generation and granite emplacement;
  • relation of magmatism to metamorphism and crustal deformation;
  • physical and numerical simulation of plate tectonics and rock deformation;
  • physical processes and consequences of volcanism and sedimentation;
  • physical and chemical controls on the formation of natural resources.

Group Members

Dr Judy Bailey
Dr David Boutelier
Dr Alistair Hack
Dr Bill Landenberger
M. Ryan Dwyer (mineral separation, LA-ICPMS)
Dr Yanyan Sun (thin sections)
Conjoint A/Prof Robin Offler
Conjoint A/Prof Ron Boyd
Conjoint Dr Robert Musgrave (GSNSW)