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Professor Rob Strachan

Professor of Geology

  1. 2020
  2. Early online

    Late Carboniferous dextral transpressional reactivation of the crustal-scale Walls Boundary Fault, Shetland: the role of pre-existing structures and lithological heterogeneities

    Timothy B. Armitage, Lee M. Watts, Robert E. Holdsworth & Professor Rob Strachan, 25 Sep 2020, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Caledonian and pre-Caledonian orogenic events in Shetland, Scotland: evidence from garnet Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd geochronology

    S. Walker, A. F. Bird, M. F. Thirlwall & Professor Rob Strachan, 29 Jul 2020, In : Geological Society Special Publications. 503, p. SP503-2020-32

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Early online

    Pannotia: In defence of its existence and geodynamic significance

    J. B. Murphy, R. D. Nance, P. A. Cawood, W. J. Collins, W. Dan, L. S. Doucet, P. J. Heron, Z.-X. Li, R. N. Mitchell, S. Pisarevsky & 5 others, P. K. Pufahl, C. Quesada, C. J. Spencer, Professor Rob Strachan & L. Wu, 15 Jul 2020, In : Geological Society Special Publications.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Accepted for publication

    A Baltic heritage in Scotland: basement terrane transfer during the Grenvillian orogeny

    Professor Rob Strachan, T. E. Johnson, C. L. Kirkland, P. D. Kinny & T. Kusky, 28 May 2020, (Accepted for publication) In : Geology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Early online

    Patterns of Silurian deformation and magmatism during sinistral oblique convergence, northern Scottish Caledonides

    Professor Rob Strachan, G. I. Alsop, J. Ramezani, R. E. Frazer, I. M. Burns & R. E. Holdsworth, 6 May 2020, In : Journal of the Geological Society. jgs2020-039.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    Detrital rutile ages can deduce the tectonic setting of sedimentary basins

    Inês Pereira, Professor Craig Storey, Professor Rob Strachan, Telmo Bento Dos Santos & Dr James Darling, 1 May 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 537, 10 p., 116193.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Early online

    Neoarchean and Rhyacian TTG-Sanukitoid suites in the southern São Francisco Paleocontinent, Brazil: evidence for diachronous change towards modern tectonics

    Henrique Bruno, Vitalino Elizeu, Monica Heilbron, Claudio De Morisson Valeriano, Professor Rob Strachan, Dr Mike Fowler, Samuel Bersan, Hugo Moreira, Ivo Dussin, Luiz Guilherme Do Eirado Silva & 4 others, Miguel Tupinambá, Julio Almeida, Carla Neto & Professor Craig Storey, 14 Feb 2020, In : Geoscience Frontiers.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. 2019
  10. Accepted for publication

    The tectonic pattern of Britain and Ireland

    Professor Rob Strachan & NH Woodcock, 13 Dec 2019, (Accepted for publication) Encyclopedia of Geology. Elsevier

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  11. Early online
  12. Early online

    The Neoarchaean Uyea Gneiss Complex, Shetland: an onshore fragment of the Rae Craton on the European Plate

    P. D. Kinny, Professor Rob Strachan, Dr Mike Fowler, C. Clark, S. Davis, I. Jahn, R. J. M. Taylor, R. E. Holdsworth & E. Dempsey, 17 May 2019, In : Journal of the Geological Society. jgs2019-017.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. 2018
  14. Early online

    The nature and significance of the Faroe-Shetland Terrane: linking Archaean basement blocks across the North Atlantic

    R. E. Holdsworth, A. Morton, D. Frei, A. Gerdes, Professor Rob Strachan, E. Dempsey, C. Warren & A. Whitham, 6 Dec 2018, In : Precambrian Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Early online

    Crustal reworking and orogenic styles inferred from zircon Hf isotopes: Proterozoic examples from the North Atlantic region

    C. J. Spencer, C. l. Kirkland, A. R. Prave, Professor Rob Strachan & V. Pease, 19 Oct 2018, In : Geoscience Frontiers.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Early online
  17. Published

    First evidence of Renlandian (c. 950-940 Ma) orogeny in Mainland Scotland: implications for the status of the Moine Supergroup and circum-North Atlantic correlations

    Anna Bird, Kathryn Cutts, Professor Rob Strachan, Matthew F. Thirlwall & Martin Hand, 1 Feb 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 305, p. 283-294 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. 2017
  19. Published

    U–Pb zircon geochronology and geodynamic significance of ‘Newer Granite’ plutons in Shetland, northernmost Scottish Caledonides

    Penny Lancaster, Professor Rob Strachan, Dr Dean Bullen, Dr Mike Fowler, Mariana Jaramillo & Ana M. Saldarriaga, 1 May 2017, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 174, 3, p. 486-497 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Evidence from U–Pb zircon geochronology for early Neoproterozoic (Tonian) reworking of an Archaean inlier in northeastern Shetland, Scottish Caledonides

    I. Jahn, Professor Rob Strachan, Dr Mike Fowler, Dr Emilie Bruand, P. D. Kinny, C. Clark & R. J. M. Taylor, Mar 2017, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 174, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Published

    Identification of mantle peridotite as a possible Iapetan ophiolite sliver in south Shetland, Scottish Caledonides

    James M. D. Day, Brian O'Driscoll, Professor Rob Strachan, J. Stephen Daly & Richard J. Walker, Jan 2017, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 174, p. 88-92

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. 2016
  23. Published

    Linking collisional and accretionary orogens during Rodinia assembly and breakup: Implications for models of supercontinent cycles

    Peter A. Cawood, Professor Rob Strachan, Sergei A. Pisarevsky, Dmitry P. Gladkochub & J. Brendan Murphy, 1 Sep 2016, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 449, p. 118-126

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Evidence from Rb–Sr mineral ages for multiple orogenic events in the Caledonides of Shetland, Scotland

    S. Walker, M. F. Thirlwall, Professor Rob Strachan & A. F. Bird, 1 May 2016, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 173, 3, p. 489-503

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. 2015
  26. Published

    Silurian to Devonian magmatism, molybdenite mineralization, regional exhumation and brittle strike-slip deformation along the Loch Shin Line, NW Scotland

    R. Holdsworth, E. Dempsey, D. Selby, Dr James Darling, M. Feely, A. Costanzo, Professor Rob Strachan, P. Waters & A.J. Finlay, Nov 2015, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 172, 6, p. 748-762

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    The Neoproterozoic to Mid-Devonian evolution of Scotland: a review and unresolved issues

    J. F. Dewey, I. W. D. Dalziel, R. J. Reavy & Professor Rob Strachan, 1 May 2015, In : Scottish Journal of Geology. 51, 1, p. 5-30

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    U-Pb zircon constraints on obduction initiation of the Unst Ophiolite: an oceanic core complex in the Scottish Caledonides?

    Q. G. Crowley & Professor Rob Strachan, 30 Apr 2015, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 172, 3, p. 279-282

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    Neoproterozoic to early Paleozoic extensional and compressional history of East Laurentian margin sequences: the Moine Supergroup, Scottish Caledonides

    Peter A. Cawood, Professor Rob Strachan, Renaud E. Merle, Ian L. Millar, Staci L. Loewy, Ian W. D. Dalziel, Peter D. Kinny, Fred Jourdan, Alexander A. Nemchin & James N. Connelly, 2015, In : Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 127, 3-4, p. 349-371

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. 2014
  31. Published
  32. Published

    Armorican provenance for the mélange deposits below the Lizard ophiolite (Cornwall, UK): evidence for Devonian obduction of Cadomian and Lower Palaeozoic crust onto the southern margin of Avalonia

    Professor Rob Strachan, Ulf Linnemann, Teresa Jeffries, Kerstin Drost & Jens Ulrich, Jul 2014, In : International Journal of Earth Sciences. 103, 5, p. 1359-1383

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    The Laurentian Caledonides of Scotland and Ireland

    David M. Chew & Professor Rob Strachan, 1 Jan 2014, In : Geological Society Special Publications. 390, 1, p. 45-91 47 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. 2013
  35. Published

    U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of the Dalradian Supergroup, Shetland Islands, Scotland

    Professor Rob Strachan, A. R. Prave, C. L. Kirkland & Professor Craig Storey, Nov 2013, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 170, 6, p. 905-916

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Thermal structure and tectonic evolution of the Scandian orogenic wedge, Scottish Caledonides: integrating geothermometry, deformation temperatures and conceptual kinematic-thermal models

    J. Thigpen, R. Law, C. Loehn, Professor Rob Strachan, R. Tracy, G. Lloyd, B. Roth & S. Brown, Oct 2013, In : Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 31, 8, p. 813-842 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Petrogenesis of the Neoproterozoic West Highland Granitic Gneiss, Scottish Caledonides: cryptic mantle input to S-type granites?

    Dr Mike Fowler, I. Millar, Professor Rob Strachan & A. Fallick, May 2013, In : Lithos. 168-9, p. 173-185 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Lu–Hf and Sm–Nd dating of metamorphic garnet: evidence for multiple accretion events during the Caledonian orogeny in Scotland

    A. Bird, M. Thirlwall, Professor Rob Strachan & C. J. Manning, Mar 2013, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 170, 2, p. 301-317 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. 2012
  40. Published

    Provenance of the Highland Border Complex: constraints on Laurentian margin accretion in the Scottish Caledonides

    P. Cawood, R. Merle, Professor Rob Strachan & P. Tanner, Sep 2012, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 169, 5, p. 575-586 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Published

    Early earth history and development of the Archaean Crust

    Professor Rob Strachan, Professor Craig Storey & A. R. Prave, 12 Apr 2012, Geological History of Britain and Ireland. Woodcock, N. & Strachan, R. (eds.). Second ed. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 41-53 13 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  42. Published

    A brief history of the Rheic Ocean

    R. Nance, G. Guitierrez-Alonso, J. Keppie, U. Linnemann, J. Murphy, C. Quesada, Professor Rob Strachan & N. Woodcock, Mar 2012, In : Geoscience Frontiers. 3, 2, p. 125-135 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Published

    Sedimentology of the early Neoproterozoic Morar Group in northern Scotland: implications for basin models and tectonic setting

    H. Bonsor, Professor Rob Strachan, A. Prave & M. Krabbendam, 2012, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 169, 1, p. 53-65 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. 2011
  45. Published

    Highly depleted oceanic lithosphere in the Rheic Ocean: Implications for Paleozoic plate reconstructions

    J. Murphy, B. Coussens, J. Braid, Professor Rob Strachan, J. Dostal, J. Keppie & R. Nance, 2011, In : Lithos. 123, 1-4, p. 165-175 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Published

    P–T constraints and timing of Barrovian metamorphism in the Shetland Islands, Scottish Caledonides: implications for the structural setting of the Unst ophiolite

    K. Cutts, M. Hand, D. Kelsey & Professor Rob Strachan, 2011, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 168, 6, p. 1265-1284 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    The internal structure of the Moine Nappe Complex and the stratigraphy of the Morar Group in the Fannichs–Beinn Dearg area, NW Highlands

    M. Krabbendam, Professor Rob Strachan, A. Leslie, K. Goodenough & H. Bonsor, 2011, In : Scottish Journal of Geology. 47, 1, p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Published

    Timing of regional deformation and development of the Moine Thrust Zone in the Scottish Caledonides: constraints from the U–Pb geochronology of alkaline intrusions

    K. Goodenough, I. Millar, Professor Rob Strachan, M. Krabbendam & J. Evans, 2011, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 168, 1, p. 99-114 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. 2010
  50. Published

    Basement-influenced rifting and basin development: a reappraisal of post-Caledonian faulting patterns in the North Coast Transfer Zone, Scotland

    R. Wilson, R. Holdsworth, L. Wild, K. McCaffrey, R. England, J. Imber & Professor Rob Strachan, 2010, Continental tectonics and mountain building – the legacy of Peach and Horne. Law, R., Butler, R., Holdsworth, R., Krabbendam, M. & Strachan, R. (eds.). 335 ed. London: Geological Society of London, p. 795-826 32 p. (Geological Society of London Special Publications; no. 335).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  51. Published

    Comparing Tibet-Himalayan and Caledonian crustal architecture, evolution and mountain building processes

    M. Streule, Professor Rob Strachan, M. Searle & R. Law, 2010, Continental tectonics and mountain building – the legacy of Peach and Horne. Law, R., Butler, R., Holdsworth, R., Krabbendam, M. & Strachan, R. (eds.). 335 ed. London: Geological Society of London, p. 207-232 26 p. (Geological Society of London Special Publication; no. 335).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  52. Published

    Evolution of the Rheic Ocean

    R. Nance, G. Gutierrez-Alonso, J. Keppie, U. Linnemann, J. Murphy, C. Quesada, Professor Rob Strachan & N. Woodcock, 2010, In : Gondwana Research. 17, 2-3, p. 194-222 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  53. Published

    Fluvial braidplain to shallow marine transition in the early Neoproterozoic Morar Group, Fannich Mountains, northern Scotland

    H. Bonsor, Professor Rob Strachan, A. Prave & M. Krabbendam, 2010, In : Precambrian Research. 183, 4, p. 791-804 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  54. Published

    Neoproterozoic orogeny along the margin of Rodinia: Valhalla orogen, North Atlantic

    P. Cawood, Professor Rob Strachan, K. Cutts, P. Kinny, M. Hand & S. Pisarevsky, 2010, In : Geology. 38, 2, p. 99-102 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  55. Published

    Progressive fold and fabric evolution associated with regional strain gradients across a Scandian ductile thrust nappe, Scottish Caledonides

    G. Alsop, D. Cheer, Professor Rob Strachan, M. Krabbendam, P. Kinny, R. Holdsworth & A. Leslie, 2010, Continental tectonics and mountain building – the legacy of Peach and Horne. Law, R., Butler, R., Holdsworth, R., Krabbendam, M. & Strachan, R. (eds.). 335 ed. London: Geological Society of London, p. 255-274 20 p. (Geological Society of London Special Publications; no. 335).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  56. Published

    Regional-scale lateral variation and linkage in ductile thrust architecture: the Oykel Transverse Zone, and mullions, in the Moine Nappe, NW Scotland

    A. Leslie, M. Krabbendam, G. Kimbell & Professor Rob Strachan, 2010, Continental tectonics and mountain building – the legacy of Peach and Horne. Law, R., Butler, R., Holdsworth, R., Krabbendam, M. & Strachan, R. (eds.). 335 ed. London: Geological Society of London, p. 359-381 23 p. (Geological Society of London Special Publications; no. 335).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  57. Published

    The Moine Supergroup of NW Scotland: insights into the analysis of polyorogenic supracrustal sequences

    Professor Rob Strachan, R. Holdsworth, M. Krabbendam & G. Alsop, 2010, Continental tectonics and mountain building – the legacy of Peach and Horne. Law, R., Butler, R., Holdsworth, R., Krabbendam, M. & Strachan, R. (eds.). 335 ed. London: Geological Society of London, p. 233-254 22 p. (Geological Society of London Special Publications; no. 335).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  58. Published

    Three metamorphic events recorded in a single garnet: coupled phase modelling with in situ LA-ICPMS, and SIMS geochronology from the Moine Supergroup, NW Scotland

    K. Cutts, P. Kinny, Professor Rob Strachan, M. Hand, D. Kelsey, M. Emery, C. Friend & A. Leslie, 2010, In : Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 28, 3, p. 249-267 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  59. 2009
  60. Published

    Evidence for 950-930 Ma metamorphism in the Shetland Islands, Scottish Caledonides: implications for early Neoproterozoic tectonics in the Laurentia-Baltica sector of Rodinia

    K. Cutts, M. Hand, D. Kelsey, B. Wade, Professor Rob Strachan, C. Clark & A. Netting, Dec 2009, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 166, 6, p. 1033-1047 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  61. Published

    High spatial 40Ar/39Ar dating of pseudotachylites: evidence for multiple phases of faulting within basement gneisses of the Outer Hebrides (UK)

    S. Sherlock, Professor Rob Strachan & K. Jones, Dec 2009, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 166, 6, p. 1049-1059 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  62. Published

    Orogenic versus extensional settings for regional metamorphism: Knoydartian events in the Moine Supergroup revisited

    K. Cutts, M. Hand, D. Kelsey & Professor Rob Strachan, Mar 2009, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 166, 2, p. 201-204 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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