Victor H. Garcia
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Geological sciences, University of texas at el paso
Research Interests: U-series isotopes, Sr isotopes, carbonate chemistry, thermochronology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, mineral exploration, chemostratigraphy, and GIS.
My dissertation involved the use of U-series and Sr isotope methods to date minerals that provide ages for past earthquake events and trace paleofluid flow paths in fault zones of the Rio Grande rift. All geochemical analyses were done at the Center for Earth and Environmental Isotope Research at the University of Texas at El Paso under the guidance of my former advisor Dr. Lin Ma and Dr. Jason W. Ricketts.
My thesis research focused on diagenetic Mn-oxides and their potential use as geochronologic constraints of paleo-fluid flow using the (U-Th)/He system. This work was accomplished by utilizing my former advisor's, Dr. Peter Reiners, laboratory equipment in the Arizona Radiogenic Helium Dating Laboratory.
Have a look around my website and if you have any questions regarding the exciting world of carbonate dating, Fe- and Mn-oxides, or any of my previous work just shoot me an email!
- Dissertation passed! So when do I get my stethoscope?
- I am officially a PhD Candidate!
- I have successfully located all travertine deposits in the southern Rio Grande Rift! Unfortunately, most were described as travertine when they are actually fault precipitated calcites (very blocky). The search for travertine continues...
- I will be heading back to good old Texas this fall to begin my Ph.D. work with Dr. Lin Ma at the University of Texas at El Paso.
- Check out my 2015 AGU Poster for the latest results on my research.
- Can't get enough of diagenetic oxides? Learn about diagenesis from sedimentologist Dr. Dave Loope by watching Moki Marbles Matinee, a youtube video made by Dr. Marty Pepper and narrated by the one and only Pete Reiners!
Last Update: 07/27/2020