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Dr David Buchs

Dr David Buchs

Lecturer

Ysgol Gwyddorau’r Ddaear a’r Môr

Email:
buchsd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5313
Location:
2.02, Y Prif Adeilad, Plas y Parc, Caerdydd, CF10 3AT
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  • Tectonics of convergent margins and oceans
  • Lecturer in Geology - School of Earth and Ocean Sicences, Cardiff University (2013-present)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany (2011-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher – Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University (2009-2011)
  • Assistant Curator (civil service), Museum of Natural History, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2008-2009)
  • PhD – Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2008)
  • Assistant Curator (civil service), Museum of Geology, Lausanne, Switzerland (2004)
  • MSc Earth Sciences – University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2003)
  • Diploma Geology – University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2001)

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David's principal research interest is the tectonic evolution of convergent margins and oceans. His approach combines field observations with age and geochemical data to decipher the nature and original context of formation of ancient rock formations, using in particular the geologic record preserved in accretionary complexes, forearc sequences and oceanic sutures.

Most of David's work has taken place in Central America where he contributed to the recognition of primitive island arc sequences and remarkably well preserved accreted oceanic islands and seamounts. His previous research also includes the characterisation of accreted oceanic sequences of a now disappeared oceanic basin in Central Iran.

On-going research:
- Forearc evolution in Japan constrained by provenance analysis of detrital pyroxenes (contribution to NanTroSEIZE drilling program)
- Litho- and chemostratigraphic development of Louisville seamounts constrained by analysis of volcaniclastic formations (contribution to IODP Expedition 330)
- Early development of the south Central American margin and related accretionary complexes

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Jian Wang

Mr Jian Wang

Research student

Joanna Brims

Miss Joanna Brims

Research student

Niall Groome

Niall Groome

Research student