Lecture - Mr. Ian Honsberger


Deformation and metamorphism of exhumed subduction zone fragments in Stockbridge, Vermont, USA: Paths from the slab and mantle wedge to the surface


Mr. Ian Honsberger, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
11:15 a.m.  

3120 HP


Mr. Ian Honsberger is a Ph.D. candidate in Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. He will be defending his thesis entitled, “Metamorphism, geochemistry, and tectonics of ultramafic and mafic rocks in the Green Mountain and Rowe slices of Vermont,”  in July.  His interests focus on understanding the tectonic development of mountain belts through the utilization of structural geology, metamorphic petrology, and geochemistry. He integrates a variety of field- and laboratory-based approaches, all of which rely on analyses of deformed terrains. Much of his work involves reconstructing tectonic histories of rocks observed along paleo-plate margins in order to elucidate present day processes along active margins.