Welcome

I received my PhD from the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) in 1971. In 1970 I began my teaching career at Memorial University, attaining the title of Full Professor in 1992.

Research Interests

  • Rock magnetic properties and their physical origin
  • Paleomagnetism and Late Precambrian - Early Paleozoic plate tectonics

I have concentrated on improving our understanding of how rocks acquire and retain stable magnetization. This is then applied to help improve the reliability of paleomagnetic studies - including my own which have dealt mostly with the Newfoundland Appalachians and the history of the Iapetus Ocean. The paleomagnetic studies have often benefited from the collaboration of U-Pb geogronologists in our department.

 

Collecting the Skinner Cove Volcanics of Western Newfoundland

Collecting the Skinner Cove Volcanics of Western Newfoundland

 

Contact

Earth Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca