My research objectives are to: 

  • understand tectonic processes operative in the construction, exhumation and/or collapse of collisional orogens by studying the core zones of the Cordillera and Grenville;
  • study relationships among fault systems, plutonism and metallogeny;
  • develop innovative geochronological approaches combining U-Pb (zircon, monazite) and Sm-Nd garnet systematics to refine our ability to calibrate mid-crustal tectonic processes; and, 
  • evaluate effects of deformation on chemical transport 
    and thermodynamic equilibration.