Staff and Postgraduate Students
Mr Lars Kaislaniemi, MSc, BSc
- 2011-present: PhD student, University of Durham
(Marie Curie ITN consortium 'Topomod')
- 2009-2011: Research assistant, Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki, Finland
- 2006-2011: MSc (hydrology & geochemistry), BSc (geology), University of Helsinki, Finland
I am studying the reasons for continental collision magmatism by combining numerical mantle convection models with geochemical melting models. Our main study area is the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone, where we apply our models to investigate the role of the (subduction derived) fluids in the destabilization of the lithosphere-astenosphere boundary and consequent mantle melting.
- Lithosphere dynamics and melt production in continental collision (PhD topic)
- Thermal state of the lithosphere (MSc thesis, thermal modelling of the Svecofennian orogeny in the Archaean craton of Eastern Finland)
Journal papers: academic
- Kaislaniemi, Lars (2011). Estimating the distribution of strontium isotope ratios (87Sr/86Sr) in the Precambrian of Finland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland 83(2): 95-113.