Ohio University

David Young

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Clippinger Laboratories 211

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Ph.D., 2005, University of California at Santa Barbara

M.S., 1994, Monash University

B.S., 1988, Monash University

Research Interests

David Young's research on the tectonics and geodynamics of the continental lithosphere is particularly focused on the evolution and termination of continental collisions. Current projects employ structural mapping, petrological modeling, and LA-ICPMS zircon geochronology to examine: 1) genesis and exhumation of eclogite-facies crust in western Norway, 2) emplacement mechanisms of orogenic peridotites, and 3) geology of the Bhutanese Himalaya.

Courses Taught

  • GEOL 1010: How the Earth Works
  • GEOL 1300: Geology of the National Parks
  • GEOL 1350: Natural Disasters
  • GEOL 2020: Introductory Geology Lab
  • GEOL 3/5600: Structural Geology

Professional Appointments

2020 - present, Adjunct Assistant Professor

2019 to 2020, Visiting Assistant Professor

Selected Publications

Bernard, R. E., Behr W. M., Becker, T. W., Young, D. J. (2019). Relationships between olivine LPO and deformation parameters in naturally deformed rocks and implications for mantle seismic anisotropy. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20(7), doi:10.1029/2019GC008289.

Sansone, V., Núñez, A–M., Haschenburger, J., Godet, A., Gray, W., Suarez, M., Birnbaum, S., Young, D. J. (2019). Developing Work-Based Geosciences Learning Opportunities in a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Student Services 2019: 85-99. doi:10.1002/ss.20323

Young, D. J. (2018). Structure of the (ultra)high pressure Western Gneiss Region, Norway: Imbrication during Caledonian continental margin subduction. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, v. 130, p. 926–940. doi 10.1130/B31764.1

Young, D. J., Kylander-Clark, A. R. C. (2015). Does continental crust transform during eclogite-facies metamorphism? Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 33, p.331-357. doi:10.1111/jmg.12123

Regis, D., Warren, C. J., Young, D. J., and Roberts, N. (2014). Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Jomolhari massif: Variations in timing of syn-collisional metamorphism across western Bhutan. Lithos, v. 190-191, p. 449–466. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2014.01.001

Young, D. J., Hacker, B. R., Andersen, T. B., and Gans, P. B. (2011). Structure and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of an ultrahigh-pressure transition in western Norway. Journal of the Geological Society of London, v. 168, p.887–898. doi:10.1144/0016-76492010-075

Barth, N.C., Hacker, B. R., Seward, G. G. E., Walsh, E. O., Young, D., and Johnston, S. 2010. Strain within the ultrahigh-pressure Western Gneiss Region of Norway recorded by quartz CPOs. In: Law, R. D., Butler, R. W. H., Holdsworth, R., Krabbendam, M., and Strachan, R. (eds) Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building: The Legacy of Peach and Horne. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 335, p. 663-685. doi:10.1144/SP335.27

Hacker, B. R., Andersen, T. B., Johnston, S., Kylander-Clark, A. R. C., Peterman, E. M., Walsh, E. O. & Young, D. J. 2010. High-temperature deformation during continental-margin subduction & exhumation: The ultrahigh-pressure Western Gneiss Region of Norway. Tectonophysics, 480, p.149–171. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.08.012

Young, D. J., B. R. Hacker, T. B. Andersen, and F. Corfu (2007). Prograde amphibolite facies to ultrahighpressure transition along Nordfjord, western Norway: Implications for exhumation tectonics. Tectonics, 26, TC1007, doi:10.1029/2004TC001781.

K.A. Connors, J. M. Proffett, G. S. Lister, R. J. Scott. N. H. S Oliver & D. J. Young (1992). Geology of the Mount Novit Ranges, SW of Mount Isa Mine. In: AJ Stewart & DH Blake (eds) Detailed Studies in the Mount Isa Inlier. Bulletin of the Australian Geological Survey Organisation, 243, p.137-160.


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