Jane Selverstone

Professor, metamorphic petrology and tectonics

Dept of Earth & Planetary Sciences

MSC03 2040

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

505-277-6528 - phone

505-277-8843 - fax

selver@unm.edu

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I use metamorphic rocks to unravel the relationships between physical and chemical processes at depth in the earth. My work has included reconstruction of pressure-temperature-time (PTt) paths followed by rocks in a variety of tectonic settings, studies of interactions and feedback effects between chemical and deformational processes, fluid-rock interactions and their effects on rock rheology, and use of xenoliths to place constraints on lithospheric evolution.

Most of my work involves integration of field data with mineral compositional data, microstructural data, fluid inclusion compositions, whole-rock geochemistry, and/or isotopic data. No one person can do everything, and most of my projects have been collaborative with other geoscientists.

My primary field areas since 1982 have been in the Alps, but I have also worked on projects in the Colorado Front Range, the Mojave Desert, western Idaho, New Mexico, and the island of Elba.

I am converting from regular faculty to Research Professor on July 1, 2010, and will no longer be accepting graduate students.

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

MSC03 2040

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Phone: 505-277-6528; Fax: 505-277-8843

selver@unm.edu

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