Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Chelsea Mackaman-Lofland

B.S., Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, 2012



My research focuses on the structural and tectonic evolution of the Argentine Andes. I will be using a combination of structural analysis and thermochronometry to provide modern age constraints for deformation and exhumation events in the Frontal and Pre-Cordillera. Ultimately, this work seeks to relate observed crustal shortening and related age constraints to the structures observed at depth (significantly, at the transition from normal to flat-slab subduction) in order to better characterize the mechanisms that drive Andean uplift and shortening in Mendoza and the surrounding provinces.