Current Research Projects
Past Research Projects
Continental Rifting: Rio Grande rift
During my PhD I worked understanding the development of the the Rio Grande rift and addressing the growth debate (synchronous vs propagating rift) using low-T thermochronometry and spatiotemporal analysis of magmatism (N. Niemi).
Southern Rocky Mountains, CO
Multidisciplinary work from my PhD revealed differential exhumation in the southern Rockies, during the Laramide Orogeny, insights into paleo-topography during the early Cenozoic, formation of the regional Eocene erosion surface, and evidence for top-down resetting of low-T thermochronometers (N. Niemi, I. Winkelstern, J. Geissman, M. Heizler)