Joshua received his PhD in May 2017. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Joshua’s research focused on deciphering the break-up history of East India and East Antarctica. The project involved developing a holistic plate model for the breakup of East Gondwana and the subsequent seafloor spreading in the Mesozoic Indian Ocean. Then, coupling recent geophysical data from the margins with our plate model, Joshua developed a conceptualized tectonic model for the breakup of India and Antarctica. Via 3D numerical modeling he tested the plausibility of the team’s tectonic model.
MGG, magnetics, regional tectonics
Lawrence Lawver and Luc Lavier
Davis, J. K., L. A. Lawver, I. O. Norton, and L. M. Gahagan, New Somali Basin magnetic anomalies and a plate model for the early Indian Ocean, Gondwana Res., 57, 16-28, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2016.02.010
Van Avendonk, H. J. A., J. K. Davis, J. L. Harding, and L. A. Lawver, Decrease in oceanic crustal thickness since the breakup of Pangaea, Nature Geoscience, 10, 58-61, 2017, doi:10.1038/ngeo2849