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Professor Rob Strachan

Professor of Geology

  1. 2021
  2. Early online

    Evidence from the U-Pb-Hf signatures of detrital zircons for a Baltican provenance for basal Old Red Sandstone successions, northern Scottish Caledonides

    Professor Rob Strachan, Hugo K. H. Olierook & Christopher L. Kirkland, 16 Feb 2021, In: Journal of the Geological Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. 2020
  4. Early online

    Evidence for a complex accretionary history preceding the amalgamation of Columbia: The Rhyacian Minas-Bahia Orogen, southern São Francisco Paleocontinent, Brazil

    Henrique Bruno, Monica Heilbron, Claudio De Morisson Valeriano, Professor Rob Strachan, Professor Mike Fowler, Samuel Bersan, Hugo Moreira, Rafael Motta, Julio Almeida, Rasec Almeida & 2 others, Mariana Carvalho & Professor Craig Storey, 30 Dec 2020, In: Gondwana Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Accepted for publication

    The construction of the Donegal composite batholith, Irish Caledonides: temporal constraints from U-Pb dating of zircon and titanite

    Donnelly B. Archibald, Lauren M. G. Macquarrie, J. Brendan Murphy, Professor Rob Strachan, Chris R. M. McFarlane, Mark Button, Kyle P. Larson & Mr Joseph Nicholas Dunlop, 19 Dec 2020, (Accepted for publication) In: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Early online

    Geometry of folded and boudinaged pegmatite veins emplaced within a strike-slip shear zone: A case study from the Caledonian orogen, northern Scotland

    G. I. Alsop, Professor Rob Strachan, R. E. Holdsworth & I. M. Burns, 13 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Structural Geology. 53 p., 104233.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Precambrian (4.56 - 1 Ga)

    Professor Rob Strachan, Dr James Darling, Professor Craig Storey, Brendan Murphy & Graham Shields, 25 Oct 2020, Geologic Time Scale 2020. Gradstein, F., Ogg, J., Schmitz, M. & Ogg, G. (eds.). Elsevier, Vol. 1. p. 481-494 14 p.

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

  8. 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, 23 Oct 2020, In: Journal of the Geological Society. 177, 5, 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  10. Early online

    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, 21 Jul 2020, In: Geology. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  12. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  13. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  14. 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, Professor 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  15. 2019
  16. 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

  17. Early online
  18. 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, Professor 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  19. 2018
  20. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  21. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  22. Early online
  23. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  24. 2017
  25. 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, Professor 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  26. 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, Professor 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  27. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  28. 2016
  29. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  30. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  31. 2015
  32. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  33. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  34. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  35. 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, 1 Mar 2015, In: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 127, 3-4, p. 349-371 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  36. 2014
  37. Published

    Contrasting magma emplacement mechanisms within the Rogart igneous complex, NW Scotland, record the switch from regional contraction to strike-slip during the Caledonian orogeny

    H. Kocks, Professor Rob Strachan, Professor Mike Fowler & J. Evans, Sep 2014, In: Geological Magazine. 151, 05, p. 899-915

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  38. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  39. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  40. 2013
  41. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  42. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  43. Published

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  44. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  45. 2012
  46. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  47. 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)peer-review

  48. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  49. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  50. 2011
  51. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  52. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  53. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  54. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  55. 2010
  56. 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)peer-review

  57. 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)peer-review

  58. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  59. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  60. 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 journalArticlepeer-review

  61. 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)peer-review

  62. 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)peer-review

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