Euan Mitchell Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Euan Mitchell

Science Addition 117
540.458.5811
mitchelle@wlu.edu

Education

Ph.D. - University of New Mexico, 2013

M.S. - University of New Mexico, 2007

M.E.Sci. Geology - University of Liverpool, 2005

Research

I am a geochemist and volcanologist with a particular interest in the generation and differentiation of magmas in subduction zones. My current research uses geochemical and isotopic data, particularly uranium-series isotopes, to study the processes and timescales of mantle melting beneath the Oregon Cascades, as well as the generation of more evolved lavas within the overlying crust.

Teaching

GEOL 100: General Geology with Field Emphasis

GEOL 197: Earthquakes & Volcanoes

GEOL 311: Earth Materials II - Geochemistry

GEOL 373: Regional Geology of New Zealand

GEOL 395: Seminar - New Zealand Geology

Selected Publications

Mitchell, E.C. & Asmerom, Y. (2011) U-series isotope systematics of mafic magmas from central Oregon: Implications for fluid involvement and melting processes in the Cascade arc. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 312, 378-389.

Mitchell, E.C., Fischer, T.P., Hilton, D.R., Hauri, E.H., Shaw, A.M., de Moor, J.M., Sharp, Z.D. & Kazahaya, K. (2010) Nitrogen sources and recycling at subduction zones: Insights from the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 11, doi:10.1029/2009GC002783.