The Basin Analysis & Helium Thermochronology group at UConn focuses on reconstructing ancient phases of mountain building and erosion to understand how tectonics, surface processes, and climate interact to influence the Earth’s dynamic mountain belts. Dr. Fosdick and her students draw upon numerous methods in our research, including field mapping and stratigraphy, low-temperature thermochronology, provenance analysis, geochronology, and structural reconstructions.
Ongoing thermochronology and basin analysis projects include work in the Magallanes Basin in the Patagonian Andes, the Argentine Precordillera of the southern Central Andes, the San Andreas Fault System, Basin and Range Province, and Appalachian Mountains.
News from the Fosdick Lab
- This Fall 2017, we welcome three new group members: Dr. Andrea Stevens Goddard (Postdoctoral Scholar), Isabelle Bristol (Graduate Student), and Jackie Giblin (Graduate Student) – Welcome to UConn!
- UConn faculty and students participated in the FACET II workshop and field conference in Corvallis, OR
- NEW! Sedimentary provenance and geochronology from the Paleogene Bermejo basin, northwestern Argentina (Fosdick et al. 2017)
- Dr. Fosdick and PhD students Rebecca VanderLeest and Queenie Chang are off to Patagonia for the 5-week 2017 field campaign!
- Attending the AAPE ACE 2016 meeting in Calgary? Check out the SEPM Symposium on Foreland Basin Drainages and Deposition, including presentations by Fosdick Lab group members.
- Check out our new paper in EPSL on erosion rates in the Argentine Precordillera (Val et al., 2016).
- NEW! Recently published in Tectonics, our paper explores the effects of attenuated lithosphere and sediment loading on the Magallanes foreland basin, Patagonian Andes.
- Dr. Fosdick was awarded the 2014 Basin Research Early Career Award for her work on using detrital thermochronology provenance to understand orogenic evolution.
Dr. Julie Fosdick, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Center for Integrative Geosciences
Phone: (860) 486-1395