- Academic background
- Host campus
- Postgraduate Diploma, Master's, PhD, Honours
- Associate Professor James Scott
What is the composition and age of the lower crust under the South and North Islands? Using xenoliths in volcanic rocks, the project would attempt to characterize the composition and evolution of the lower crust under Zealandia.
Goals would be to determine when granulite facies metamorphism occurred by U-Pb isotopes, assess the P and T of metamorphism, establish how metamorphism tectonically fits into the history of Zealandia, and how the crust has played a role in the surface tectonics of Zealandia.
Similar research opportunities
- The structural and lithological characterization of the Port Chalmers Breccia
- "Marine" seismic imaging of the Ostler Fault in Mackenzie Country, central South Island, New Zealand
- "Marine" seismic imaging of the floor of Lake Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand
- 3D lithological reconstruction of the Dunedin Volcano
- Algae and Arsenic in Drinking Water: The Good and the Bad