I am a PhD student working together with Prof. Craig Lundstrom on the connection of silicic plutons and volcanoes. How are large, silicic magma systems stored in the crust and what ultimately leads to their eruption? To gain a better understanding of this, I have been researching large volcanic systems (mainly the Fish Canyon Tuff – FCT) in the San Juan volcanic field, CO. We have used mineral thermometry to determine storage temperatures of these system in the crust and we have analyzed stable isotope fractionation factors (Si, Fe) between FCT minerals. Comparison of this data with plutons help us to understand how similar silicic plutons and volcanoes are and what leads to the eruption of the one but not the other.
In my free time I enjoy being outside: I love walking my dog, going for hikes, skiing, running and biking.
M.Sc. Geosciences - Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn (Germany), in cooperation with SCHOTT AG
B.Sc. Geosciences - Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn (Germany)
- GEOL 208 - History of the Earth System
- GEOL 432 - Mineralogy and Mineral Optics