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Mark Schmitz

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Director, Isotope Geology Laboratory

  • Ph.D. | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
  • M.S.  | University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1995
  • B.S.  | Macalester College, 1994
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Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology Applied to Petrology, Tectonics, Stratigraphy and Paleoclimate
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  • GEOS 200 Evolution of Western North America
  • GEOS 425/525 Whole Earth Geochemistry
  • GEOS 638 Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology
  • GEOS 645 Physics and Chemistry of Mountain-Building

Student Opportunities

A variety of research projects in geochronology applied to stratigraphy, paleobiology, paleoclimate, regional tectonics, volcanology, and igneous and metamorphic petrology, with an emphasis on constraining the timing and rates of geologic processes through both in situ (LA-ICPMS) and high-precision (ID-TIMS) U-Pb geochronology

Contact Information

Office: ERB 5155
Phone: 208-426-5907
Fax: 208-426-4061

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