The Dynamic Earth Group carries out research into geological and tectonic processes under four main themes:
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.
Dynamic Earth Research Group Point of Contact
On 22 November Professors Clare Warren, Mark Brandon and Richard Holliman, and Dr Barbara Kunz travelled to Manchester for an OU Graduation Ceremony.
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.