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Elisabeth is interested in the use of accessory minerals to study a wide range of geological questions, from unravelling high-grade orogenic histories, to understanding bias in the detrital sedimentary record. Her research interests include:

  • Accessory mineral petrochronology (the simultaneous analysis of mineral ages and trace element compositions, which allows geologic events to be linked with dates), especially of under-utilised minerals such as titanite, rutile and apatite
  • Geochronology, thermochronology, and isotope geochemistry
  • Timing, rates and thermal history of tectonic processes including orogenesis (mountain building) and exhumation (path to the surface)
  • Processes that bias the crustal record

Elisabeth received her PhD in geo- and thermochronology from the University of Western Australia in 2018.

Education/Academic qualification

Geology, PhD, University of Western Australia

11 Feb 201317 Mar 2018

Award Date: 17 Mar 2018

External positions

Geoscientist, Esso Australia Pty Ltd

5 Feb 201816 Apr 2020

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Western Australia

1 Jul 201731 Dec 2017

Research area keywords

  • Geochronology
  • Petrochronology
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Tectonics

Research Output

Trace elements in titanite: A potential tool to constrain polygenetic growth processes and timing

Scibiorski, E., Kirkland, C. L., Kemp, A. I. S., Tohver, E. & Evans, N. J., 30 Mar 2019, In : Chemical Geology. 509, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Cooling and exhumation along the curved Albany-Fraser orogen, Western Australia

Scibiorski, E., Tohver, E., Jourdan, F., Kirkland, C. L. & Spaggiari, C., 1 Jan 2016, In : Lithosphere. 8, 5, p. 551-563 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid cooling and exhumation in the western part of the Mesoproterozoic Albany-Fraser Orogen, Western Australia

Scibiorski, E., Tohver, E. & Jourdan, F., Aug 2015, In : Precambrian Research. 265, p. 232-248 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)