Martin Ross

Academic Education

Ph.D., University of Idaho, 1978, Dissertation: “Stratigraphy, Structure, and Petrology of Columbia River Basalt in a portion of the Grande Ronde River-Blue Mountains Area of Oregon and Washington”
M.S., Kent State University, 1970, Thesis: Quantitative Petrography of Precambrian Mafic Dikes in the Bald Mountain Area, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming
B.S., Portland State University, 1968, Geology

Area(s) of Expertise

Geology: The petrology and tectonics of Proterozoic to Mesozoic mafic dike swarms of the Avalon terrane in southeastern New England; The nature and origin of chemical and mineralogic trends within individual dikes; The stratigraphy, petrology, and origin of the Columbia River Basalts and related silicic volcanics in southeast Oregon and adjacent portions of California, Nevada, and Idaho; The origins of magma pillow-like structures and variations in phenocryst concentrations in individual lavas of Steens Basalt.

Research Interests

Professor Ross’ general area of interest is in the nature and origin of mafic volcanic rocks and intrusions. Prof. Ross has two long-term, ongoing investigations: 1) the petrology and tectonics of Proterozoic to Mesozoic mafic dike swarms and sills of the Avalon terrane in southeastern New England and 2) the stratigraphy, petrology, and the origin of the Columbia River Basalts and related silicic volcanics in southeast Oregon and adjacent portions of California, Nevada, and Idaho. The latter is a collaborative investigation with Dr. Victor Camp of San Diego State University.

Publications

Location

14 Holmes Hall