Research

My research foci are:

  • Toward completing the Plate Tectonic Revolution: Reconstructing Precambrian Supercontinents.
  • Lessons from Venus (and Mars) for magmatic processes on Earth
    • Mapping tectono-magmatic features on radar images of Venus
    • Global dyke swarm map of Venus
  • Global compilations of Large Igneous Province and their plumbing system of dolerite dyke swarms
    • Developing and applying Large Igneous Province (LIP) concepts to the Proterozoic and Archean
    • Dyke swarm map of Canada (north of 60o) under GSC GEM program (TriT Project)  (Buchan and Ernst, 2013, GSC OF 7464)
    • National LIP map of Russia (in progress)
    • Global LIP map for Earth (for the CGMW: Commission for the Geological Map of the World) (in progress)
    • Leading the LIPs Commission of IAVCEI and maintaining the Commission website (www.largeigneousprovinces.org)
  • LIPs and resource exploration (ore deposits, and oil/gas)
    •  Industry Consortium Project:  "Multi-Commodity, Multi-Scale Exploration Targeting Using the Large Igneous Province Record". Supporting NSERC CRD applied for.
  •  Links between LIPs and dramatic climate change including mass extinctions
    •   Identifying natural Precambrian boundaries based on the environmental effect of major LIP events
    • Lessons for modern climate change
  • Evaluating mantle plume and non-plume models for magma generation
  • "LARGE IGNEOUS PROVINCES: MANTLE PLUMES, CLIMATE CHANGE, METALLOGENY AND OIL-GAS, THROUGH EARTH HISTORY" Conference in Tomsk Siberia (2-5 September 2019) http://geoconf.tsu.ru/lip2018/english/

last updated: 2018 July 9