Dr Derya Guerer

Lecturer in Earth Sciences

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
derya.guerer@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 31486

Overview

My research evolves around tectonics and the evolution of Earth's lithosphere at various spatio-temporal scales. I apply a combination of field-based methods with laboratory analyses (geochronology, paleomagnetism) to reconstruct subduction, accretion and exhumation. My extensive field experience spans a diverse range of tectonic settings, where I worked in sedimentary basins, metamorphic basement and magmatic terranes. I am particularly interested in relationships between orogenic/plate boundary events and far-field changes in plate motion.

I joined the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UQ in August 2018, after receiving my PhD from Utrecht University, The Netherlands in October 2017. I hold an MSc. in Geology from the University of Oslo, Norway (2012).

Research Interests

  • Structural Geology & Tectonics
  • Plate reconstructions
  • Geochronology
  • Ophiolite geology
  • Convergent margins

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Available student projects (undergraduate (SCIE3230/31), honours and HDR) in 2019/2020 include:

    • Structural and paleomagnetic analysis of upper mantle and lower crustal rocks of the New Caledonia ophiolite. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Vasilis Chatzaras (USyd), Marco Maffione (UBirmingham, UK) - includes fieldwork in New Caledonia
    • Temporal and spatial scales of calcite precipitation and deformation. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Vasilis Chatzaras (USyd)
    • Petrologic and geochemical investigations of the crustal section of the Nidar ophiolite, Ladakh, NW India. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ)
    • Paleomagnetic study of radiolarian cherts and clastic sediments from Ladakh, NW India. Supervisor: Derya Guerer (UQ)
    • Cenozoic deformation and slab-edge magmatism in Anatolia, Turkey. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Jonny Wu (UHouston, US)
    • Petrologic and geochemical investigations of Miocene andesitic sills and dykes in the Neuquén Basin, NW Patagonia, Argentina. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Teresa Ubide (UQ)

    In progress:

    • Geochemical fingerprinting of a radial dyke system in the Eolian islands, Italy. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Teresa Ubide (UQ)
    • Geochronology of arc-rocks and provenance of marine sediments of the Silverwood Group, QLD: Derya Guerer (UQ), Gideon Rosenbaum (UQ)

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Publications

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Available student projects (undergraduate (SCIE3230/31), honours and HDR) in 2019/2020 include:

    • Structural and paleomagnetic analysis of upper mantle and lower crustal rocks of the New Caledonia ophiolite. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Vasilis Chatzaras (USyd), Marco Maffione (UBirmingham, UK) - includes fieldwork in New Caledonia
    • Temporal and spatial scales of calcite precipitation and deformation. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Vasilis Chatzaras (USyd)
    • Petrologic and geochemical investigations of the crustal section of the Nidar ophiolite, Ladakh, NW India. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ)
    • Paleomagnetic study of radiolarian cherts and clastic sediments from Ladakh, NW India. Supervisor: Derya Guerer (UQ)
    • Cenozoic deformation and slab-edge magmatism in Anatolia, Turkey. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Jonny Wu (UHouston, US)
    • Petrologic and geochemical investigations of Miocene andesitic sills and dykes in the Neuquén Basin, NW Patagonia, Argentina. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Teresa Ubide (UQ)

    In progress:

    • Geochemical fingerprinting of a radial dyke system in the Eolian islands, Italy. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Teresa Ubide (UQ)
    • Geochronology of arc-rocks and provenance of marine sediments of the Silverwood Group, QLD: Derya Guerer (UQ), Gideon Rosenbaum (UQ)