Jamey Jones, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences
Jamey Jones’ research is broadly focused on understanding how continents are built and modified through time. He is interested in the tectonic processes that govern the growth and stabilization of continental lithosphere as well as the tempo of these processes and spatial and temporal variations in the tectonic history of different regions. His studies are primarily located in the uplifted and eroded cores of ancient mountain belts. These deep crustal exposures not only present unique insights into a region’s tectonic history, but they also afford us the opportunity to study and constrain tectonic processes at crustal levels not accessible in recent and modern orogenic systems. He typically approachs tectonic problems by integrating regional and detailed field mapping, observation, and petrologic and structural analysis with geochronologic, isotopic, geochemical, metamorphic, and thermochronologic data. This type of multidisciplinary approach encourages collaboration with other researchers and institutions and is also well suited for undergraduate and graduate student involvement. Check out the research part of his personal webpage for more information on specific research projects including lists of collaborators, recent presentations, and a complete listing of publications.