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Chong Ma
Geosciences
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Areas: Structural geology, Tectonics, U-Pb geochronology, 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology, Geochemistry

Office: 2071 Beard Eaves Coliseum

Address:
2050 Beard Eaves Coliseum
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4203
Fax: (334) 844-4486
E-Mail: chongma@auburn.edu


Education

Ph.D., Geology, University of Florida
2015
M.S., Geology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2011
B.E., Resource Exploration, Hefei University of Technology
2008


Professional Employment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Auburn University
2015 - Present


Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Ma’s research interests lie in the accretionary, collisional, and post-orogenic extensional processes associated with mountain belts. He utilizes geologic mapping, structural analysis, geochemistry, and age-dating techniques to study orogenesis from a combined spatial-temporal-compositional perspective. Dr. Ma is interested in teaching Physical Geology, Structural Geology, Field Camp, and Tectonics.


Selected Publications

  1. Chong Ma*, David A. Foster, Willis E. Hames, Paul A. Mueller, 2017. Extensional unroofing of the metamorphic core of the southern Appalachian orogen prior to the breakup of Pangea: Insights from 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology. GSA Bulletin, in review.
  2. Chong Ma*, David Foster, Paul Mueller, Barbara Dutrow, 2016. Magma-facilitated transpressional strain partitioning within the Sawtooth metamorphic complex, Idaho: A zone accommodating Cretaceous orogen-parallel translation in the Idaho batholith. Tectonics, 36, 444–465, doi:10.1002/2016TC004264.
  3. Chong Ma*, Philip Bergeron, David Foster, Barbara Dutrow, Paul Mueller, Chrissy Allen, 2016. Detrital-zircon geochronology of the Sawtooth metamorphic complex, Idaho: Evidence for metamorphosed lower Paleozoic shelf strata within the Idaho batholith. Geosphere, v. 12, no. 4, doi: 10.1130/GES01201.1.
  4. Chong Ma, Wenjiao Xiao*, Brian F. Windley, Guiping Zhao, Chunming Han, Ji’en Zhang, Jun Luo, Chao Li. 2012. Tracing a subducted ridge-transform system in a Late Carboniferous accretionary prism: Right-angle sanukitoid dyke swarms in Western Junggar, NW China. Lithos, v. 140-141, p. 152-165.
  5. Chong Ma*, Guiping Zhao, Wenjiao Xiao, Chunming Han, Jun Luo, Zhongmei Wang, 2011. Emplacement of ophiolites: Mechanisms and timing. Chinese Journal of Geology, v. 46, no. 3, p. 865-874.






Last updated: 08/07/2017