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Adam Trzinski

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Wyoming

Advised by Jay Chapman

Department of Geology & Geophysics

1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Office: Geology 302
Phone: (708) 642-8105


Research Interests

I'm interested in the orogenic evolution of western North America, specifically the tectonic processes that have shaped present-day Wyoming and Arizona. Rocks in southern Arizona have enjoyed multiple episodes of compression, extension, and magmatism, resulting in a complex puzzle that has left many components scattered, obscured, and missing entirely. To better understand the story, we look to the mountains for the remaining pieces of the puzzle. Utilizing techniques like geologic mapping, stratigraphic analysis, geochronology, thermochronology, and more, we can glean insight into the elusive tectonic history of the region. 

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