Dr. Stephen Johnston
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of Victoria

Dr. Johnston's research focuses on gaining a better understanding of the processes that shape mountain belts and defining the role of mountains in the evolution of the earth's atmosphere, biosphere and continental lithosphere and deep mantle.

His research is rooted in field-based geological mapping of key parts of mountain belts, including the Cordillera of western North America and the Gondwanides of South Africa and Australia. He uses multidisciplinary studies, including geophyscial, geochemical and geochronological analyses to understand the geometry and evolution of mountain belts. Models are then tested against tectonically active regions, including the Apennines of southern Italy, and the Melanesian region of the southwest Pacific.


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