Research Interests
Analogue ModellingModelling_Research.html

Southern Ontario - Sudbury - Charlevoix

West & Central Nepal - Tibet - India - Pakistan

Centrifuge modelling of orogenic processes

The long-term objective of the Queen’s Tectonics Research Laboratory is to further our understanding of dynamic deformation processes affecting the continental lithosphere. Our research is principally focused on continent-continent collision zones such as the Himalaya, specifically, how the roots of mountain belts (metamorphic core zones) evolve from initial collision and thickening, to eventual exhumation and erosion. Within this theme are first-order questions pertaining to the tectonic evolution of the middle crust, structural influence of inherited faults, and the rates at which processes such as thickening, crustal extrusion, and exhumation may take place in old or active mountain belts. We have also recently developed new research directions that utilize structural geology techniques to solve Archean tectonics and active tectonics (neotectonics) problems.

Precambrian TectonicsPrecambrian_Research.html

Research supported by

Northern Quebec - Torngat - Trans-Hudson