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, A., Macpherson, C.G., Ottley, C.J., Nowell, G.M., Boyce, A.J.. (2019) Generation of the Mt Kinabalu granite by crustal contamination of intraplate magma modelled by Equilibrated Major Element Assimilation with Fractional Crystallisation (EME-AFC). Journal of Petrology, 60. 1461-1487. 10.1093/petrology/egz036
Gray, D.M., Burton-Johnson, A., Fretwell, P.T.. (2019) Evidence for a lava lake on Mt. Michael volcano, Saunders Island (South Sandwich Islands) from Landsat, Sentinel-2 and ASTER satellite imagery. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 379. 60-71. 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.05.002
Riley, Teal R., Carter, Andrew, Leat, Philip T., Burton-Johnson, Alex, Bastias, Joaquin, Spikings, Richard A., Tate, Alex J., Bristow, Charlie S.. (2019) Geochronology and geochemistry of the northern Scotia Sea: a revised interpretation of the North and West Scotia ridge junction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 518. 136-147. 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.04.031
Burton-Johnson, Alex, Macpherson, C.G., Muraszko, J.R., Harrison, R.J, Jordan, Tom A.. (2019) Tectonic strain recorded by magnetic fabrics (AMS) in plutons, including Mt Kinabalu, Borneo: A tool to explore past tectonic regimes and syn-magmatic deformation. Journal of Structural Geology, 119. 50-60. 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.11.014
Riley, Teal R., Burton-Johnson, Alex, Flowerdew, Michael J., Whitehouse, Martin J.. (2018) Episodicity within a mid-Cretaceous magmatic flare-up in West Antarctica: U-Pb ages of the Lassiter Coast intrusive suite, Antarctic Peninsula and correlations along the Gondwana margin. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 130. 1177-1196. 10.1130/B31800.1
Burton-Johnson, A., Halpin, J.A., Whittaker, J.M., Graham, F.S., Watson, S.J.. (2017) A new heat flux model for the Antarctic Peninsula incorporating spatially variable upper crustal radiogenic heat production. Geophysical Research Letters, 44. 5436-5446. 10.1002/2017GL073596
Burton-Johnson, Alex, Macpherson, Colin G., Hall, Robert. (2017) Internal structure and emplacement mechanism of composite plutons: evidence from Mt Kinabalu, Borneo. Journal of the Geological Society, 174. 180-191. 10.1144/jgs2016-041
Burton-Johnson, Alex, Black, Martin, Fretwell, Peter, Kaluza-Gilbert, Joseph. (2016) An automated methodology for differentiating rock from snow, clouds and sea in Antarctica from Landsat 8 imagery: A new rock outcrop map and area estimation for the entire Antarctic continent. The Cryosphere, 10. 1665-1677. 10.5194/tc-10-1665-2016
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, 172. 822-835. 10.1144/jgs2014-110
Discovery of rare lava lake on remote sub-Antarctic island
News 3 July, 2019
FEATURED PAPER: New geological history for Antarctic Peninsula
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