Alexander L. Peace, BSc, PhD, FGS
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor
September 2018 – Present: Instructor, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada
January 2017 – Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada
October 2016 – December 2016: Research Assistant, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Durham University, Durham, UK
October 2012 – October 2016: PhD in Geology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Durham University, Durham, UK
July 2011 – August 2012: Trainee Instructor, North Yorkshire County Council, Harrogate, UK
October 2008 – June 2011: Geology Bsc (hons) 1st class (highest UK classification), Durham University, Durham, UK
My research primarily focuses on the structural, tectonic and magmatic evolution of continental margins, including the adjacent onshore areas and offshore sedimentary basins. I am particularly interested in rifting and breakup, rift-related magmatism, structural inheritance and mantle dynamics. Geographically, my work to date has focused on the continental margins of the North Atlantic and surrounding regions including: Newfoundland, Greenland, Jan Mayen, Labrador and the UK/Irish margin. The nature of my work requires a multifaceted approach incorporating a wide variety of approaches and methodologies such as: seismic interpretation, field-based studies, numerical modelling, petrology, structural modelling and geochemistry.
I possess extensive teaching and supervisory experience from field, lab, classroom and computer-based settings. In Fall 2018 I am the instructor for EASC 4302 - Advanced Marine Geology. This course covers tectonics of ocean basins, marine sedimentary processes, offshore exploration, ocean currents, sea-level change, and marine hazards.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=B7cJB1wAAAAJ&hl=en