Matthew Jackson

Professor

Office Hours

Anytime

Contact Phone

805-893-5031

Office Location

Webb 2012

Specialization

Geochemistry and Igneous Petrology

 

Bio

Professor Jackson uses the isotopic and chemical composition of lavas erupted at plume-fed hotspot volcanoes to gain insight into the make-up of the Earth’s deep interior. In particular, he is interested in understanding the origins (recycling of subducted material, metasomatism, etc) and length scales (hemispheric to micron-scale) of heterogeneities in the mantle. He employs innovative in situ techniques to get at the composition of lavas, phenocrysts and the melt inclusions they host. Owing to the diversity of hotspots in the region, fieldwork in Polynesia plays an integral role in Professor Jackson’s research.

 

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