The investigation of the rheology, deformation processes, and deformation conditions (e.g., pressure, temperature, stress, strain-rate) in crustal and upper mantle environments through field, microstructural and geochemical studies.

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  • Tikoff, B., Chatzaras, V., Newman, J., & Roberts, N. M. (2019). Big data in microstructure analysis: Building a universal orientation system for thin sections. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY. 125, 226-234.
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  • Walker, J. D., Tikoff, B., Newman, J., Clark, R., Ash, J., Good, J., ... Rufledt, C. (2019). StraboSpot data system for structural geology. GEOSPHERE. 15(2), 533-547.
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  • Stewart, E., Lamb, W., Newman, J., & Tikoff, B. (2016). The Petrological and Geochemical Evolution of Early Forearc Mantle Lithosphere: an Example from the Red Hills Ultramafic Massif, New Zealand. JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY. 57(4), 751-775.
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  • Chatzaras, V., Tikoff, B., Newman, J., Withers, A. C., & Drury, M. R. (2015). Mantle strength of the San Andreas fault system and the role of mantle-crust feedbacks. GEOLOGY. 43(10), 891-894.
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  • Holyoke, C. W., Kronenberg, A. K., Newman, J., & Ulrich, C. (2014). Rheology of magnesite. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH. 119(8), 6534-6557.
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  • Stewart, E., Newman, J., Tikoff, B., Donnelly, S., German, L., Chatzaras, V., ... Kruckenberg, S. C. (2019). Coupled deformation and melt-migration events recording subduction initiation, Dun Mountain ophiolite, New Zealand. PALEOZOIC-MESOZOIC GEOLOGY OF SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND: SUBDUCTION-RELATED PROCESSES ADJACENT TO SE GONDWANA. 93-117. Geological Society of London.
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