Jeffrey Pollock

Jeff Pollock

Jeffrey Pollock

Education:
PhD, North Carolina State University
MSc, Memorial University of Newfoundland
BSc, (Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland
BSc, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: B248 P
Phone: 403.440.6643
Fax: 403.440.6744
E-mail: jcpollock@mtroyal.ca



Main areas of scholarly interest:
Isotope geochemistry and geochronology/tectonics

Jeff's main research projects include stratigraphic, structural and geochronologic analyses of the Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America; detrital zircon provenance of accreted terranes in the eastern US and Canada; and Neoproterozoic global glaciations related to Snowball Earth in South Africa.

Community Service/Research Interests:
As an isotope geochemist, Jeff uses a combination of radiogenic and stable isotopes to understand and quantify the rates of geological processes associated with the tectonic evolution of the Earth's crust. In engaging these interests, Jeff's research is grounded with fieldwork and mapping and integrates igneous petrology, major and trace element geochemistry, structural geology, and radiogenic isotope & U-Pb geochronology to document the age, sequence and rate of igneous, metamorphic and deformation events in orogenic belts.

Profile:
Jeff's research is focused on understanding and quantifying the rates of geological processes associated the tectonic evolution of the Earth's crust. Jeff uses a combination of major and trace element geochemistry, structural geology, and radiogenic isotope & U-Pb geochronology to document the age, sequence and rate of igneous, metamorphic and deformation events in orogenic belts. Current projects include stratigraphic, structural and geochronologic analyses of the Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America, and detrital zircon provenance of accreted terranes in the eastern US and Canada.