Sedimentary Geology and Tectonics
- Ph.D. 2012: Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
- M.S. 2007: Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
- B.S. 2004: Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
Tectonics, thermochronology, sedimentary basin analysis
My research addresses the interactions between crustal deformation, exhumation, and basin evolution during mountain-building. I am particularly interested in understanding the long-term evolution of orogenic belts during their growth and denudation as recorded in the sedimentary record. I draw upon numerous field-based, analytical, and modeling tools that include basin analysis, low–temperature thermochronology, and structural geology
Renovations for the new Basin Analysis & Helium Thermochronology Laboratory are underway!
Prospective graduate students
Students with interests in tectonics, thermochronology, and sedimentary processes are welcome to contact me about graduate research opportunities.
- 2013 Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington IN
- 2012–2013 NSF Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona Tucson AZ
- Geology of State and National Parks Revealed (GEOL-G138)
- Sedimentary Basin Analysis (GEOL-G572)
- Applications of Detrital Geochronology (GEOL-G690)
Fosdick, J.C., Graham, S.A., and Hilley, G.E., in review. Influence of attenuated lithosphere and sediment loading on flexure of the deep-water Magallanes retroarc foreland basin, Southern Andes: Tectonics.
Fosdick, J.C., Grove, M., Graham, S.A., Hourigan, J.K., Lovera, O.M., and Romans, B.R. 2014. Detrital thermochronologic record of burial heating and sediment recycling in the Magallanes foreland basin, Patagonian Andes. Basin Research. DOI
Fosdick, J.C., Grove, M., Hourigan, J.K., and Calderón, M., 2013, Retroarc deformation and exhumation near the end of the Andes, southern Patagonia: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 361, p. 504-517, DOI
Fosdick, J.C., Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., Calderón, M.N., Bernhardt, A., and Graham, S.A., 2011, Kinematic history of the Cretaceous–Neogene Patagonia fold–thrust belt and Magallanes foreland Basin, Chile and Argentina (51°30’S): GSA Bulletin, v. 123, p. 1679-1698. DOI
Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., Hubbard, S.M., Covault, J.A., Fosdick, J.C., and Graham, S.A., 2011, Evolution of deep–water stratigraphic architecture, Magallanes Basin, Chile. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 612–628. DOI
Fosdick, J.C. and Colgan, J.P., 2008, Miocene extension in the East Range, Nevada: A two-stage history of normal faulting in the northern Basin and Range: GSA Bulletin, v. 120, p. 1198-1213. DOI