Henry Barnard Davis Professor of Geology and Geophysics; Chair of Department; Curator-in-Charge of Mineralogy, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Office:216 Kline Geology Laboratory
Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
I study fluid flow, chemical reactions, mass transfer, and heat transfer in Earth's crust and upper mantle, with a focus on the metamorphic and igneous rocks comprising the deep roots of mountain belts. Our research group integrates fieldwork, chemical and isotopic analyses of rocks and minerals, and numerical simulations. Example research areas include: thermobarometry; heat and mass transport by fluid flow through porous and fractured rock; timescales of orogenic events; fluids and arc volcanism; the impact of subsurface fluids on rock rheology and earthquake hazards; geohydrology; the genesis of economic mineral deposits; processes that release and transport greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in Earth's crust; and carbon sequestration.
I have led or participated in geological research expeditions to numerous places around the globe including British Columbia, California, Greece, Italy, New England, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Spitzbergen, and Washington State. I was the Senior Editor of the American Journal of Science from 1998-2008, am currently on the Editorial Boards of Chemical Geology, The Journal of Metamorphic Geology, and the American Journal of Science, and served on the Editorial Board of the journal Geology. I am also Curator-in-Charge of Mineralogy at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, a position encompassing museum exhibits, mineralogical research, and public outreach and education programs.