Frances Cooper

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Frances Cooper

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Frances Cooper

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Earth Sciences

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Associate Professor


My research is focused on understanding the mechanics of large-scale continental deformation, the evolution of orogenic systems, and the tectonic controls on ore formation. I use a multidisciplinary approach that includes structural geology, isotope geochemistry, metamorphic and igneous petrology, geothermobarometry, U-Th-Pb geochronology, (U-Th)/He and Ar-Ar thermochronology, paleomagnetism, satellite remote sensing, and thermal modelling.

I have studied active normal faulting in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, the evolution of metamorphic core complexes in the Basin and Range province, USA, and the role of extension in the eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. My current research is focused on understanding the role of tectonics in creating and enriching copper deposits in the Andes and the Western US Cordillera.

Research Interests:

tectonics, structural geology, ore deposits

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