Tamara L. Carley, Ph.D.
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
I am fascinated by volcanoes and magmas. The more unusual and out of place a magma is, the more enthusiastic I become. I am particularly interested in the origin of Earth’s earliest continental crust, the genesis and evolution of rhyolite and granite in Iceland, examples of extreme differentiation, and the development and destabilization of supersized magma bodies. I use accessory minerals, trace elements, radiogenic and stable isotopes, and geochronology to investigate these compelling systems and unravel their mysteries. I am privileged to work with talented undergraduates in the RUMBLE research group.
Ph.D. (2014): Vanderbilt University
M.Sc. (2010): Vanderbilt University
B.A. (2008): Whitman College
Phone: (610) 330-5199
Email: carleyt (at) lafayette.edu
Office: 101c Van Wickle Hall