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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

  • Seno Ultima Esperanza, Chile
  • Cerro Tenerife, Chile
  • Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Argentine Precordillera
  • Sierra Baguales, Chile
  • Rio Pingo, Torres del Paine
  • Sierra Baguales, Chile
  • Huaco fieldwork, Argentina
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  • Rio Francia, Argentina
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  • Cerro Zapata, Torres del Paine
  • Patagonia_CuernosDelPaine
  • Patagonia_MagallanesBasin

Contact Information

Dr. Julie Fosdick, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Center for Integrative Geosciences 


Phone: (860) 486-1395

Mailing address: 354 Mansfield Road, U-1045, Storrs, CT 06269

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