Projects per year
My research is focused on understanding the mechanics of large-scale continental deformation and the evolution of orogenic systems. I use a multidisciplinary approach that includes structural geology, isotope geochemistry, metamorphic and igneous petrology, geothermobarometry, U-Th-Pb geochronology, (U-Th)/He and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology, paleomagnetism, satellite remote sensing, and thermal modelling.
I have studied active normal faulting in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, the evolution of metamorphic core complexes in the Basin and Range province, and the role of extension in the Bhutan Himalaya.
At Bristol I am involved in a multidisciplinary project funded by BHP that integrates volcanology, structural geology, geomorphology, experimental petrology, and geochronology to understand the formation of porphyry copper deposits in the Central Andes (bristolpcd.org).
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research
Constraining the onset of hyperaridity in the Atacama desert using (U-Th)/He dating of hydrothermal hematite
1/04/16 → 31/03/17
Cooper, F. J., 2014, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article (Academic Journal) › peer-review53 Citations (Scopus)245 Downloads (Pure)
Metamorphic constraints on the character and displacement of the South Tibetan fault system, central Bhutanese HimalayaCooper, F. J., Hodges, K. V. & Adams, B., Feb 2013, In : Lithosphere. 5, 1, p. 67-81 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Citations (Scopus)359 Downloads (Pure)
Cooper, F. J., Adams, B., Edwards, C. S. & Hodges, K. V., Nov 2012, In : Geology. 40, 11, p. 971-974 4 p., G33318.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review24 Citations (Scopus)