Justin Strauss

Justin Strauss

Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Justin Strauss

I am a field geologist interested in using the interpretative power behind integrated sedimentary geology, geochemistry, paleontology, and geochronology to study the evolution of Earth’s surface environments and biosphere. I graduated from the Department of Geology at Colorado College in 2006 and spent the succeeding four years being performing field-based geological research, teaching science to high school and college students in Colorado and abroad, and climbing mountains in Alaska and South America. My current research interests are focused on two projects in Arctic Alaska and northwestern Canada that are based on deciphering the tectonic and environmental evolution of northwestern Laurentia. First, I am studying the poorly understood pre-Mesozoic geology of Arctic Alaska, an exotic crustal fragment that was incorporated into the Cordilleran margin sometime between the Early Devonian and Jurassic. I am also using a multidisciplinary approach incorporating detailed field-based mapping, sedimentology, paleontology, geochemistry, and geochronology to document the timing and environmental setting of late Neoproterozoic rifting in the Yukon Territory of Canada.

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