|Morten Schioldan Riishuus||Research Scholar/Scientistemail@example.com||+354 525 4489|
Nordic senior researcher in volcanology at the Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland
Petrology, volcanology, geochronology, paleoclimatology, weathering and tectonic processes of large igneous provinces.
• Crustal accretion processes in Iceland through Ar-Ar geochronology studies of the Neogene lava piles of Iceland.
• From mantle melting regime through crustal plumbing systems to mode of emplacement of Neogene lava groups in Iceland.
• Application of weathering products in terrestrial tephras from volcanic provinces in Greenland, Northern Ireland and Iceland as monitors of Cenozoic climate changes.
• Paleo-magma flow and shear stress from magnetic fabric analysis of Neogene dike intrusions in Iceland.
• Neogene silicic volcanism in Iceland.
• Development of climofunctions from weathering of modern volcanic soils.
• Petrogenesis of syenites from continental flood basalt provinces.
Leadership and teaching:
I currently supervise three Ph.D. students affiliated to NORDVULK, and one M.Sc. student at Stanford University. We are organized in the NEVI (Neogene volcanism in Iceland) research group.
I have taught classes in Minerals and Rocks, Mineralogy, Igneous Petrology.