Euan Mitchell Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Euan Mitchell

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Ph.D. - University of New Mexico, 2013

M.S. - University of New Mexico, 2007

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


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.


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.