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Tristan Ashcroft

Tristan J. Ashcroft is a lecturer in geology and other Earth-related topics. He has been teaching at Ursinus since 2012. In the summer months he is typically somewhere west of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains looking at rocks, either conducting research or helping to teach at a geology field camp.

Title

Lecturer-Environmental Studies

Department

Environmental Studies

Degrees

  • B.A., Juniata College
  • M.S. University of Albany
  • Ph.D., University of Nevada

Teaching

Geology: The Earth Around Us

Fueling Society

Environmental Applications of GIS

Research Interests

Dr. Ashcroft’s research interests are best described as structural geology and tectonics, although under that umbrella the specific topics he investigates often vary from field area to field area as the rocks allow. While he still dabbles in Appalachian geology, he is now primarily a Nevada geologist; and has spent the last decade studying late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic deformation in eastern Nevada.

Recent Work

Schoonmaker, A., Kidd, W.S.F. and Ashcroft, T., 2016, Magmatism and extension in the
foreland and near-trench region of collisional and convergent tectonic systems:
Geoscience Canada, v. 43, p. 159-178.

 

Ashcroft, T.J. and Holm-Denoma, C.S., 2010, Was late Paleozoic deformation along the Cordillera a driving force for Ancestral Rocky Mountain uplifts?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, n. 5, p. A-317


Ashcroft, T.J., Cashman, P.H., Trexler, J.H., Jr., Davydov, V.I., and Snyder, W.S., 2006, Late Paleozoic deformation in the northern Adobe Range, Elko county, Nevada: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, n. 7, p. A-449.

Ashcroft, T.J., Cashman, P.H., Trexler, J.H., Jr., and Snyder, W.S., 2004, Geometry of post-lower Triassic deformation, Coal Mine Basin, Adobe Range, Elko County, Nevada: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, n. 5, p. A-424.

Ashcroft, T. J. and Kidd, W.S.F., 2002, Geology and geochemistry of the Jonestown Volcanics, Pennsylvania: Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, V. 34, n. 1, p. A-20.