Subduction and exhumation of the Tso Morari region, Ladakh
Anna completed her MSci in earth sciences with a first class degree at St Anne’s college, Oxford in 2015. She studied rocks from the Hoosac Formation in western Massachussetts and characterised the unconformity within the garnets, relating this to regional tectonic events. For Anna’s undergraduate mapping project, she organised and lead an expedition to the Gardar Province, South Greenland where she mapped a layered alkaline igneous intrusion. During this project, the team produced an educational film about geology in the field which toured around schools in the UK. During the summer 2014, Anna worked with a mining exploration company, mapping and assessing copper porphyry deposits in the Peruvian Andes which tied in nicely with the further mapping she did in British Columbia in conjunction with the BC Geological Survey.
BP prize for best masters’ project in Earth Sciences at Oxford University, 2015
Mineralogical society prize 2014
St Anne’s college scholarship 2014 and 2015
Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) scholarship, 2013
Oxtalent award for educational documentary about geology in field (South Greenland).
Anna is working on the early history of the continental collision between India and Asia. Her field area is the Tso Morari dome in Ladakh, Himalaya. Anna will be look at the evidence for subduction of continental crust to ultra-high pressures in a variety of rock types; this includes structural mapping, petrological interpretation and modelling alongside geochronology. She will be interpreting exhumation mechanisms on the large scale and reaction textures on the microscale, in order to piece together the geological history of the Indian continental margin.
Publications will be coming soon