Eva Enkelmann, PhD
Department of Geoscience University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W,
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
My research focus is on the evolution of mountain belts over a range of length scale from hundreds to tens of kilometers. I am especially interested in understanding the evolution of landscapes that result from the interaction of tectonic forces and surface processes.
The main methods I am using are low-temperature dating techniques such as fission-track analysis and U-Th/He dating applied to bedrock and sediments to quantify the thermal history of Earth's upper crust. These data are combined with other geo- and thermochronology data, structural measurements, geomorphology, sedimentology, geophysical data, and numerical modeling. I have been working in research projects located in India, central China, Myanmar, Argentina, western US, Alaska and the Canadian Cordillera. Currently I have active research projects in the Northern Canadian Cordillera (NWT and Yukon) and in the Southern Canadian Cordillera.
July 2020 – Associate Professor, University of Calgary (tenured)
Oct 2021 - our paper on the Rocky Mountain Trench was published in Tectonics. This work was conducted by Kelley in the course of her master thesis, as well as Ryan Grieco's bachelor thesis. Well done. Fraser et al., 2021 Tectonics
Sept 2021 - congratulations to Emily Johns-Buss (graduate student at Memorial University) who won the 2021 Graduate Student Research Award of the Calgary Geo- and Thermochronology Lab. The award will help Emily to investigate the the timing and rates of the Appalachian basement in Eastern Newfoundland.
Sept 2021 - congratulations to Joel Padgett who received Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES)
Aug 2021 - we just published our paper on the tectonic evolution of the southern Caribbean plate corner. This work was conducted by former student Jenny Arkle - Arkle et al, 2021 Tectonics
June 2021 - congratulations to Kade Damant who received a graduate fellowship from Geoscience BC.
June 2021 - our paper on the seismicity of the Eastern Denali Fault has been featured by IRIS
We are teaching again two 1-day short courses on 1) Rates and Dates: Dating Methods and Applications, and 2) Quantifying Sediment Provenance and Basin Thermal Histories at the annual GAC-MAC Conference 3–7 November 2021. The courses will be virtual on November 6 and 7.