Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
Bart Martin is a professor in the Department of Geology and Geography. Martin’s specialties are in igneous petrology and geochemistry with an emphasis on the evolution of large volcanic provinces. His research interests focus on the geochemical and volcanological evolution of voluminous lava flows in the Columbia River flood basalt province of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, as well as the effects of large-scale volcanism on Earth’s environment. He has participated in international field conferences on large igneous provinces and has published on the geochemistry of the 1300 km3 Roza flows of the Columbia River basalts. Martin is also interested in the origin of minerals found in unusual rocks from Earth’s mantle in the Blue Ridge of western North Carolina. He teaches courses in physical and environmental geology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, ore deposits/economic geology, and volcanology.
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