University of Sydney
Seismo Lab, Caltech
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Hi and welcome. My name is Maria Seton (nee Sdrolias) and I am currently a research associate at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia.
I completed my PhD in 2005 at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Dietmar Müller on the mechanism behind back-arc basin formation. My current position is associated with an ARC-funded project on linking multidimensional datasets to subduction process modelling. I am also a member of the EarthByte Group which aims to integrate interoperability between plate tectonic data and geodynamic computer modelling.
My research interests are in the field of marine geophysics and geodynamics specifically looking at the kinematic controls on subduction and back-arc basin formation and linking these kinematic constraints to subduction modelling. I am also interested in examining the relationship between tectonics and palaeo-climate, palaeo-topography and bathymetry and ore-deposit formation as well as the tectonic history of the SW Pacific, Philippine Sea and the Andes.