Recently, I’ve been researching the supercontinent cycle, plate tectonics beyond plate boundaries, and volcano-tectonics.
- How and why did plate tectonics begin on Earth?
- Will plate tectonics end? And when?
- Can we predict volcanic eruptions and other hazards?
- How does plate tectonics interact with climate?
- What happens to the Earth when a supercontinent is formed?
I will be posting research highlights on the blog.
At present, I am in collaboration with Russell Pysklywec and Randell Stephenson studying “plate tectonics beyond plate boundaries: the role of ancient structures in orogenesis”. The work presented at the 2015 XIV International Workshop on Modelling of Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics meeting can be found here: HERON_2015_poster
Arthur Holmes Meeting 2016 – The Wilson Cycle: Plate Tectonics and Structural Inheritance During Continental Deformation
I attended the Arthur Holmes meeting in 2016, held at the Geological Society. I had the privilege to present work on supercontinent formation as well as mantle lithosphere deformation generating intraplate tectonics. The presentations are given below.
Supercontinent formation poster 2016: HERON_poster_AH2016_insulation
Mantle lithosphere dynamics and plate tectonics talk 2016: ah2016_presentation_heron_platetectonics