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PhD projects

I am seeking high quality PhD students interested in integrating geophysical and geological data sets to solve large scale tectonic problems.

19972021

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Personal profile

Research interests

1. Structural Geophysics: combining structural geology methodology to interpretation and modelling of the Earth's magnetic and gravity fields.

2. Precambrian Evolution of the Australian continent.

3. Proterozoic plate tectonic reconstructions.

4. Ocean initiation processes and Red Sea tectonics.

5. Subduction zone geodynamics with and emphasis on subduction congestion.

6. Mineral system analysis with an emphasis on Fe-oxide Cu-Au, shale-hosted Pb-Zn, and porphyry Cu-Au deposits.

Monash teaching commitment

ESC3311: Regional mapping (Unit Coordinator).

ESC3180: Field mapping (Unit Coordinator).

Community service

Bullits U/9 Modified Basketball Coach (2015-)

Research area keywords

  • 3D Modelling
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Aeromagnetic and Gravity Interpretation and Modelling
  • Geological Evolution Australia
  • Precambrian Tectonics and Crustal Evolution
  • Red Sea Tectonics
  • Subduction Geodynamics
  • Tectonic Environments of Resources
  • Proterozoic
  • Tectonics
  • Structural Geology
  • Potential Fields
  • Neotectonics
  • Subduction

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Projects

Enabling 3D stochastic geological modelling

Ailleres, L., Jessell, M., de Kemp, E. A., Caumon, G., Wellmann, J. F., Armit, R., Droniou, J., Lindsay, M. D., Cui, T., Betts, P., Cruden, S., Kemp, C., Gessner, K., Spampinato, G. P. T., Harrison, M. & Kessler, H.

12/11/1812/11/21

Project: Research

Research Output

Episodic collisional orogenesis and lower crust exhumation during the Palaeoproterozoic Eburnean Orogeny: Evidence from the Sefwi Greenstone Belt, West African Craton

McFarlane, H. B., Ailleres, L., Betts, P., Ganne, J., Baratoux, L., Jessell, M. W. & Block, S., 1 Jun 2019, In : Precambrian Research. 325, p. 88-110 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Interpreting geology from geophysics in poly-deformed and mineralised terranes; the Otago Schist and the Hyde-Macraes Shear Zone

Blundell, C. C., Armit, R., Ailleres, L., Micklethwaite, S., Martin, A. & Betts, P., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Proxies for basement structure and its implications for Mesoproterozoic metallogenic provinces in the Gawler Craton

Motta, J. G., Betts, P. G., Filho, C. R. S., Thiel, S., Curtis, S. & Armit, R. J., 14 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 124, 3, p. 3088-3104 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Cu-Au mineralisation in the Curnamona Province, South Australia: A hybrid stratiform genetic model for Mesoproterozoic IOCG systems in Australia

Armistead, S. E., Betts, P. G., Ailleres, L., Armit, R. J. & Williams, H. A., 1 Mar 2018, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 94, p. 104-117 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Activities

Geological Society of Australia Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology

Robin Armit (Speaker), & Peter Graham Betts (Speaker)

7 Nov 201713 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Canada (Journal)

Peter Betts (Peer reviewer)

2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Tectonophysics (Journal)

Peter Betts (Editorial board member)

1 May 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Earth-Science Reviews (Journal)

Peter Betts (Peer reviewer)

2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Journal of the Geological Society (Journal)

Peter Betts (Peer reviewer)

2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media

Birth of the Red Sea

Peter Betts

1/06/16

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Red Sea heads for its ocean destiny

Peter Betts

10/04/15

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Red Sea's Ocean Destiny

Peter Betts & Laurent Ailleres

3/02/15

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Red Sea's Ocean Destiny.

Peter Betts

3/02/15

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment