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Petrology and Geochemistry Group

Hard-Rock geology research efforts at USF follow a number of tracks: The geochemistry of modern subduction zones, with an emphasis on igneous and metasomatic processes occurring in the forearc and back-arc. The role of subduction in global-scale chemical cycles, focusing on the assessment of possible subduction signatures in the compositions of ocean ridge and intraplate volcanic rocks. The petrogenesis of ultramafic rocks in subduction and collisional settings. Light element geochemistry (Li, Be, and B abundance and isotopic applications.) The petrology of folded mountain belts. Petrologic and trace-element geochemical studies of meteorites and meteor impact sites.


Jeff Ryan    Chuck Connor    Zachary Atlas


Petrology and Geochemistry Group

Research Lab

Center for Geochemical Analysis

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