James Mattinson

Professor Emeritus

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Webb 1006D


Geochronology, Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry and Petrology



Research efforts focus on two major areas of isotope geology: applying geochronology and radiogenic isotope tracer studies to problems in tectonics and igneous and metamorphic petrology; and advancing our understanding of the commonly complex behavior of the U-Pb system in zircon, one of the premier geochronology minerals.