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Dynamic Earth

The Dynamic Earth Group carries out research into geological and tectonic processes under four main themes:

  • Geochemistry of mantle, magmas and crust;
  • Mountain dynamics;
  • Hypervelocity impacts;
  • Volcano dynamics.

We use a variety of geochemical and geophysical techniques to track the progress, rates and timescales of geological processes such as metamorphism, melting, crystallisation, fluid (magma and hydrous) flow and volcanic eruptions in the solid Earth.

Our research has implications for the generation of critical metal resources, geological hazard assessment and the evolution of Earth as a planet that supports life.

Our research complements and supplements the research carried out in other groups, particularly the Paleoenvironmental Change and Astrobiology groups.

We use a variety of analytical techniques in different laboratories to carry out our research: Earth Science laboratories.

Academic Staff

Postgraduate Research Students

Clare Warren, Dynamic Earth Research Group Lead

Clare Warren

Dynamic Earth Research Group Point of Contact

News

Celebrating Graduation in Manchester

On 22 November Professors Clare Warren, Mark Brandon and Richard Holliman, and Dr Barbara Kunz travelled to Manchester for an OU Graduation Ceremony.

29th November 2022

EEES researcher to lead £800k project to improve global climate change predictions

An EEES researcher is leading a new Natural Environmental Research Council-funded project to improve our ability to predict climate change using cutting-edge analysis of fossilised algae molecules. 

15th November 2022

New book 'Deciphering Earth's History: the Practice of Stratigraphy'

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book Deciphering Earth's History: the Practice of Stratigraphy.

11th November 2022
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