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Research topics on Earth's mantle

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Sciences
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualifications
PhD, Master’s, Honours, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
Department
Geology
Supervisor
Associate Professor James Scott

Overview

Earth's mantle, located beneath the crust, plays a critical role in stabilisation and longevitiy of continents. Via analysis of mantle xenoliths and other mantle rocks, it is possible to characterise the composition and evolution of this mantle.

New Zealand has many mantle rock occurrences, and we are building a picture of the lower portion of this continent. Projects involve some fieldwork and labwork, with the latter involving mineral and isotopic characterisation.

Please make contact with me to discuss opportunities.

Contact

James Scott
Email   james.scott@otago.ac.nz