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.
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
van de Lagemaat, S.H.A., Swart, M.L.A., Vaes, B., Kosters, M.E., Boschman, L.M., Burton-Johnson, A. ORCID record for A. Burton-Johnson, Bijl, P.K., Spakman, W., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J.. (2021) Subduction initiation in the Scotia Sea region and opening of the Drake Passage: When and why?. Earth-Science Reviews, 215. 25 pp. 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103551
Burton-Johnson, Alex ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, Dziadek, Ricarda, Martin, Carlos ORCID record for Carlos Martin. (2020) Geothermal heat flow in Antarctica: current and future directions. The Cryosphere, 14. 31 pp. 10.5194/tc-14-3843-2020
Riley, Teal R. ORCID record for Teal R. Riley, Flowerdew, Michael J., Burton-Johnson, Alex ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, Leat, Philip T., Millar, Ian L., Whitehouse, Martin J.. (2020) Cretaceous arc volcanism of Palmer Land, Antarctic Peninsula: Zircon U-Pb geochronology. geochemistry, distribution and field relationships. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 401. 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106969
Burton-Johnson, A. ORCID record for A. Burton-Johnson, Macpherson, C.G., Millar, I.L., Whitehouse, M.J., Ottley, C.J., Nowell, G.M.. (2020) A Triassic to Jurassic arc in north Borneo: Geochronology, geochemistry, and genesis of the Segama Valley Felsic Intrusions and the Sabah ophiolite. Gondwana Research, 84. 16 pp. 10.1016/j.gr.2020.03.006
Burton-Johnson, Alex ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, Dziadek, Ricarda, Martin, Carlos ORCID record for Carlos Martin, Halpin, Jacqueline A., Whitehouse, Pippa L., Ebbing, Jörg, Martos, Yasmina, Martin, Adam, Schroeder, Dustin, Shen, Weisen, Ritz, Catherine, Goodge, John, Van Liefferinge, Brice, Pattyn, Frank, Reading, Anya, Ferraccioli, Fausto. (2020) Antarctic geothermal heat flow: future research directions. SCAR-SERCE, 9 pp. (SCAR-SERCE White Paper.)
Bastias, Joaquin, Spikings, Richard, Ulianov, Alex, Riley, Teal ORCID record for Teal Riley, Burton-Johnson, Alex ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, Chiaradia, Massimo, Baumgartner, Lucas, Hervé, Francisco, Bouvier, Anne-Sophie. (2020) The Gondwanan margin in West Antarctica: insights from Late Triassic magmatism of the Antarctic Peninsula. Gondwana Research, 81. 1-20. 10.1016/j.gr.2019.10.018
Burton-Johnson, A. ORCID record for A. Burton-Johnson, 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. ORCID record for A. Burton-Johnson, Fretwell, P.T. ORCID record for P.T. Fretwell. (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. ORCID record for Teal R. Riley, Carter, Andrew, Leat, Philip T., Burton-Johnson, Alex ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, Bastias, Joaquin, Spikings, Richard A., Tate, Alex J. ORCID record for Alex J. Tate, 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 ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, Macpherson, C.G., Muraszko, J.R., Harrison, R.J, Jordan, Tom A. ORCID record for Tom A. Jordan. (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. ORCID record for Teal R. Riley, Burton-Johnson, Alex ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, 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. ORCID record for A. Burton-Johnson, 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 ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, 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 ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, Black, Martin ORCID record for Martin Black, Fretwell, Peter ORCID record for Peter Fretwell, 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 ORCID record for Alex Burton-Johnson, Riley, Teal ORCID record for Teal Riley. (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
News 29 September, 2015