Craig Martin

Craig  Martin
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Office: JGB

Plate tectonics has shaped the world we live on for billions of years. It constantly reshapes the surface of Earth by uplifting of mountain ranges, opening oceans, driving the climate, and cycling the ingredients for life from the subsurface to the surface. To understand the forces driving plate motion and what happens when these forces are exerted on the rocks of Earth's crust it is essential to get out into the field and study the geological record. In his research Craig uses paleomagnetism, field-based structural geology, and geochronology to study the development of orogenic belts and plate reorganizations.

Areas of Expertise

Field-based Structural Geology; Paleomagnetism; Plate Reconstruction; U-Pb Zircon Geochronology; Orogenic Systems; Planetary Geology