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.
Since 12/2021 Adjunct Professor, Dept. Earth Science, Memorial University
Jan 2022 - the 2022 call for the Graduate Student Research Award is open! Learn more here.
Jan 2022 - Tobias Stephan published his new program for stress analyses, check out PlateTectonicStressR
Dec 2021 - I started Rocky Voices Blog with short stories of rocks and minerals that form the Rocky Mountains
Dec 2021 - Former graduate Ryan McKay gave an excellent talk to the Canadian Tectonic Group who awarded him for the best MSc thesis 2020. You can watch his talk on YouTube
Nov 2021 - farewell to Scott Jess, after almost 3 years he is leaving our group to start a new position with Lindsay Schoenbohm in Toronto.
Oct 2021 - our paper on the exhumation inboard of the Fair-weather plate boundary and the eastern Denali Fault was published in Enkelmann & Falkowski, 2021 Geosphere
Oct 2021 - congratulations to Scott Jess publishing a paper on the longevity of hot springs. Jess et al., 2021 JGR-Earth Surface
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