Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Staff Profile

Miss Erin M. Scott

PhD Student in the Department of Earth Sciences

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Biography

  • 2015-Present: PhD in Andean tectonics, Durham University

Project outline: Volcanism erupted through the Andean Plateau has a distinct geochemical signature. This project aims to understand and quantify the affect of crustal thickness on Andean arc geochemistry, and if these relationships can be used to track mountain building in the Western Cordillera of the Andean Plateau. Investigations include: (1) analysis of active Andean tectonics and subduction dynamics; (2) spatial and temporal evolution of Andean arc geochemistry; and (3) uplift history of the Andean Plateau. 

  • 2012-2015: BSc Geology (1st Class, with hons), Durham University

Conference Contributions

Scott, E. M., Allen, M. B., Macpherson, C. G., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Davidson, J. P., Saville, C., 2018. What are the dominant controls on Andean arc geochemistry? State of the Arc 7 (SOTA7) Workshop (31st-8th Sept. 2018), San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. 

Scott, E. M., Allen, M. B., Macpherson, C. G., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Davidson, J. P., Saville, C., Ducea, M. D., 2017. Andean Surface uplift constrained by radiogenic isotopes of arc lavas. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (11-15th Dec. 2017), New Orleans, USA. Poster presentation, session: T23D Tectonochemistry.

Scott, E. M., Allen, M. B., Macpherson, C. G., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Davidson, J. P., Saville, C., 2016. Tracing Altiplano-Puna surface uplift via radiogenic isotope compositions of Andean arc lavas. Subduction Zone Observatory (SZO) Workshop (28 Sept.-1st Oct. 2016), Boise, Idaho, USA. Poster presentation.

Scott, E. M., Allen, M. B., Macpherson, C. G., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Davidson, J. P., Saville, C., 2016. Controls on the location of arc volcanoes: An Andean Study. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Meeting (17-22 April 2016), Vienna, Austria. Poster presentation, session: GMPV5.7 - Storage, activation and transport processes in magmatic systems.

Scott, E. M., Allen, M. B., Macpherson, C. G., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Davidson, J. P., Saville, C., 2016. Plate controls on the location of arc volcanoesTectonics Studies Group (TSG) Annual Meeting (6-8 Jan 2016), University of London, London, UK. Poster presentation, session: Regional Tectonics.

Fieldwork

Sept 2018 - Volcan Lascar Fieldrip, organised and led by Dr. Felipe Aguilera for the SOTA7 workshop

Mar-April 2017 - Fieldwork in North Chile, studing tectonic deformation and collecting Paleogene arc lavas for Sr- and Nd-isotope analysis 

May 2016 - Fieldwork studying the Barrovian Sequences of NE Scotland.

Oct 2015 - Field Assistant for Dr. Daniel Viete (Johns Hopkins Uni., Baltimore), studying high pressure metamorphic terranes on the Greek islands of Naxos, Syros and Ios.

2016-18 - Field Demonstrator – Lake District, Assynt and Tenerife trips, Durham University

Scholarships & Awards

August 2018 - Santander Universities International Latin America Travel Grant - $1420 

April 2018 - International Association of Geochemistry (IAGC) Student Research Grant - US$ 1500 

July 2017 - Tectonics Studies Group (TSG) Early Career Researcher travel bursary to attend AGU Fall Meeting 2017 - £500

June 2017 - Research in Progress talk - BP sponsored Department bursary - £500

March 2017 - Geological Society of London Fieldwork Grant (Mike Coward) to go towards fieldwork in Chile, March 2017 - £1116

Oct 2016 - Full travel grant from Subduction Zone Observatory (SZO) to attend their workshop in Boise, Idaho

Research Groups

Department of Earth Sciences

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