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. My focus regions are the Tethyan realm (spanning from Greece - Turkey - Iran - India) and the Southwest Pacific region (New Caledonia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea).

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
  • Marine Geology

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Available student research projects (UQ undergraduate (SCIE3230/31), honours and HDR) in 2020/2021 include:

    • Tectonic evolution of the forearc mantle of the New Caledonia ophiolite - Structural and geochronologic analysis of mantle hosted dykes. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Vasilis Chatzaras (USyd)
    • Temporal, spatial and elemental scales of calcite precipitation and deformation. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Vasilis Chatzaras (USyd), Teresa Ubide (UQ)
    • Petrologic and geochemical investigations of the crustal section of the Nidar ophiolite, Ladakh Himalaya, NW India. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ)
    • Paleomagnetic and biostratigraphic study of radiolarian cherts and clastic sediments from the Ladakh Himalaya, NW India. Supervisor: Derya Guerer (UQ), Goran Andjic (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:

    • Petrogenesis and internal differentiation of dykes feeding volcanism on Alicudi Island, Italy. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Teresa Ubide (UQ)
    • Biostratigraphy and provenance of arc-related rocks in the Silverwood Block, SE, Queensland. Supervisors: Gideon Rosenbaum (UQ), Derya Guerer (UQ), Goran Andjic (UQ)

    Completed:

    • Where is the arc? A provenance study of volcanoclastic sediments in the Rockhampton area, Central QLD. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Joan Esterle (UQ)
    • Provenance of arc-related rocks in the Silverwood Block, SE, Queensland. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Gideon Rosenbaum (UQ)

    If you are interested in any of the above projects, or have your own research ideas - please send me an email: derya.guerer@uq.edu.au, or drop by my office in Steele 3-258.

    If you are an international student interested in applying for an international student scholarship to continue your studies at UQ and work on a research project with my team, please get in touch.

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Publications

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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 research projects (UQ undergraduate (SCIE3230/31), honours and HDR) in 2020/2021 include:

    • Tectonic evolution of the forearc mantle of the New Caledonia ophiolite - Structural and geochronologic analysis of mantle hosted dykes. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Vasilis Chatzaras (USyd)
    • Temporal, spatial and elemental scales of calcite precipitation and deformation. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Vasilis Chatzaras (USyd), Teresa Ubide (UQ)
    • Petrologic and geochemical investigations of the crustal section of the Nidar ophiolite, Ladakh Himalaya, NW India. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ)
    • Paleomagnetic and biostratigraphic study of radiolarian cherts and clastic sediments from the Ladakh Himalaya, NW India. Supervisor: Derya Guerer (UQ), Goran Andjic (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:

    • Petrogenesis and internal differentiation of dykes feeding volcanism on Alicudi Island, Italy. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Teresa Ubide (UQ)
    • Biostratigraphy and provenance of arc-related rocks in the Silverwood Block, SE, Queensland. Supervisors: Gideon Rosenbaum (UQ), Derya Guerer (UQ), Goran Andjic (UQ)

    Completed:

    • Where is the arc? A provenance study of volcanoclastic sediments in the Rockhampton area, Central QLD. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Joan Esterle (UQ)
    • Provenance of arc-related rocks in the Silverwood Block, SE, Queensland. Supervisors: Derya Guerer (UQ), Gideon Rosenbaum (UQ)

    If you are interested in any of the above projects, or have your own research ideas - please send me an email: derya.guerer@uq.edu.au, or drop by my office in Steele 3-258.

    If you are an international student interested in applying for an international student scholarship to continue your studies at UQ and work on a research project with my team, please get in touch.