Penrhyn Group, Melville Peninsula, Canadian Arctic

Dr. Partin's research group uses various tools to study the ancient Earth, including oxygen evolution of the Precambrian atmosphere-ocean system, and tectonics, especially of the Canadian Shield. Presently, her research group focuses on:

  • Understanding formative events in Earth's history, especially the Great Oxidation Event
  • Basin analysis of Paleoproterozoic sedimentary basins

  • Stratigraphy, geochronology, and provenance of the Karrat Group, west Greenland
  • Study of ancient orogens and terrane boundaries

  • Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology, coupled with Hf and O isotopes

  • Study of redox-sensitive elements and stable isotopes in organic-rich shales and iron formations

  • Sedimentary-hosted mineral deposits
  • Geochemical proxies to reconstruct paleo-redox conditions