Dr. Joseph Hodych


Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Office: ER 4022
Phone: 709-864-7567
Fax: 709-864-2589
E-mail: jhodych@mun.ca

Research Interests

Presently my main research interests are centered on rock magnetic properties and their physical origin as well as 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. In future, I plan to attempt direct radiometric dating of the iron-titanium oxides that often carry the paleomagnetic record.