Carleton Connects: Cameron Davidson and Alaskan tectonics

26 October 2023

Thanks to plate tectonics, North America has been acquiring large chunks of real estate along its western margin for millions of years. Professor Cameron Davidson will show how modern geochronology is transforming our understanding of Alaska’s land masses and how scientific progress relies on the application of new tools to so-called settled scientific questions.

This event took place on October 25, 2023

About the speaker

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Cameron Davidson is the Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology at Carleton, where he has taught since 2002. His geological research in Alaska spans three decades and includes many trips with Carleton students; in addition to teaching on-campus courses such as Field Geology, Mineralogy, and Petrology, he also helps lead the New Zealand Off Campus Studies program in geology. He is co-director of the Keck Geology Consortium and an elected fellow of the Geological Society of America.

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