Dr Alex Burton-Johnson completed a degree in Exploration and Resource Geology at Cardiff University, including a field mapping and mineralogical dissertation on a mesothermal gold deposit in SW Tanzania. He has since completed a PhD on the origin of the Mt Kinabalu granitic pluton of Sabah, Borneo, mapping the pluton and studying its emplacement and melt evolution. He currently works as a geologist for the British Antarctic Survey, investigating granitic magmatism and crustal growth along the Antarctic Peninsula.
– Tectonics of Antarctica and SE Asia
– Generation and evolution of felsic magma
– Crustal growth
– Granite emplacement
– Ophiolite formation
BURTON-JOHNSON, A. 2013. Origin, Emplacement and Tectonic Relevance of the Mt. Kinabalu Granitic Pluton of Sabah, Borneo. Durham University. http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/9450/.
CULLEN, A., MACPHERSON, C., TAIB, N.I., BURTON-JOHNSON, A., GEIST, D., SPELL, T. & BANDA, R.M. 2013. Age and petrology of the Usun Apau and Linau Balui volcanics: Windows to central Borneo’s interior. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 76, 372–388, doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.05.003.
BURTON-JOHNSON, A. & MACPHERSON, C.J. 2012. Mt. Kinabalu Multi-phased Post-collisional I-Type Granite. In: Abstract American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting.
Burton-Johnson, Alex, Riley, Teal. (2015) Autochthonous vs. accreted terrane development of continental margins: a revised in situ tectonic history of the Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of the Geological Society. 10.1144/jgs2014-110 (In Press)