New Science Editors for 2018

Christopher Clark

Christopher Clark, Curtin University, joins Dennis Brown (Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra “Jaume Almera” CSIC), Judith Totman Parrish (Univ. of Idaho), Mark Quigley (Univ. of Melbourne), and James Schmitt (Montana State Univ.) as co-editor of Geology in January. (Brendan Murphy, St. Francis Xavier Univ., completes his term at the end of 2017.) A metamorphic geologist, Chris’s research uses techniques and data from geochemistry, geochronology, structural geology, and tectonics. His principal research interests are high-T and ultrahigh-T metamorphism; fluid flow in mid-crustal rocks; the P–T–t–d evolution and tectonics of metamorphic belts, and the application of petrology to understanding orogenic evolution; and secular change and styles of tectonics and metamorphism. Chris has been the metamorphic subject editor for the Journal of the Geological Society (London) for the past 10 years and has served on the editorial boards of Geology, Gondwana Research, Lithos, and the Journal of Metamorphic Geology.

Rob Strachan

Rob Strachan, University of Portsmouth, joins Aaron Cavosie (Curtin University) and Brad Singer (University of Wisconsin–Madison) as co-editor of GSA Bulletin in January 2018. (David Schofield, British Geological Survey, completes his term at the end of 2017.) Rob’s research interests include the nature of orogenic processes within the middle to lower continental crust; mechanisms of granite emplacement in different structural settings; the application of geochronological techniques to date deformational and metamorphic events during orogeny; the evolution and reactivation history of major continental fault zones; and the syn-orogenic to post-orogenic erosional history of mountain belts. His extensive editorial experience includes serving as editor for the Journal of the Geological Society (London) from 1997 to 2005 and chief editor of that journal from 2005 to 2011.

Mihai N. Ducea

Incoming GSA Today science editor Mihai N. Ducea is a professor of geology at the University of Arizona and also holds a courtesy appointment at the University of Bucharest. He received a Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology. Ducea’s research is aimed at understanding the links between igneous and metamorphic petrologic processes and the tectonic evolution of continents. He is interested in continental margin processes and conducts fieldwork at various locations in the western North American Cordillera, the central Andes, the Carpathians, and southern Tibet. He runs a geochemical and radiogenic isotope laboratory at the University of Arizona. Ducea is a GSA Fellow who has published 31 papers in GSA journals (Geology, GSA Today, GSA Bulletin, Geosphere, and Lithosphere) over the past 16 years and has co-edited a GSA Memoir (2015) and a GSA Special Paper (2005).