Professor Richard Arculus



BSc (University of Durham UK), PhD (University of Durham UK), (FAusIMM)


Academic Education and Qualifications 

BSc (University of Durham UK), PhD (University of Durham UK), (FAusIMM), - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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Research interests

My primary interest is the differentiation of the Earth, particularly the formation of the continental crust and global geochemical recycling. I pursue this through the study of island and back arc magmatism, and the geochemical changes accompanying subduction of crustal materials. More recently, I have been concentrating on volatile losses from magmas in arc settings and other environments, and studying the formation of oceanic plateaus.

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