London Geochemistry & Isotope Centre


Tectonic Studies

Tectonic Studies

We use geochronology and thermochronometry to understand how continents deform and how surface topography develops over different spatial and temporal scales.

We want to understand the mechanisms and feedbacks that affect the Earth's surface region which is important to explain tectonic processes, climate and ecological change past, present and future.

Our research is focused on sediment provenance and rock exhumation studies that encompasses a wide range of field areas, including many mountain belts;  Himalayas-Tibet, Alborz Mountains, Pyrenees, Taiwan, Altai, Canadian Rockies, European Alps, and Caucasus. This work is carried out with many UK and international collaborators.