A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.
- Academic background
- Host campus
- Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, PhD
- 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.