The research group "Crustal Dynamics" is focussing its activities on the processes of bedrock evolution and deformation at all scales and structural levels. Most of our research areas are located in Northern Norway, Svalbard, and the nearby sea areas, but are not restricted to these regions. By integrating structural geological data with petrologic, geochemical and geochronological data, we search for new knowledge about the formation, deformation, reactions, stability and geological development of the crustal rock.
The department’s experimental laboratory is of fundamental importance for the activities of the research group. Here we can simulate natural processes under controlled conditions, which improve the understanding for the processes going on in the earth’s crust.
Scientific personnel within Crustal Dynamics:
|Professor Steffen Bergh||Structural geology / tectonics|
|Professor Jiri Konopasek||Petrology|
|Professor Holger Stunitz||Rock deformation|
|Associate Prof. Melanie Forien||Petrology / geochemistry|
|Associate Prof. Sabina Strmic Palinkas||Economic geology|
|Adjunct professor Lars Harald Blikra||Rock slide morphology|
|Adjunct professor Renee Heilbronner||Structural geology / image analysis|