Tectonics, Geochronology, Geochemistry
I am a field geologist with expertise in geochronology, geochemisty, structural geology, and the regional tectonics of New Guinea.
I did my PhD at the University of Wollongong where I studied the Cenozoic geological evolution of western New Guinea. During this time I used detailed and extensive field campaigns, U-Pb zircon geochronology, and Sr-Nd isotope geochemistry to understand the timing of magmatism and arc-continent collision. This has allowed the development of a new model for the tectonic evolution of western New Guinea.
I am currently a Research Assistant at Royal Holloway University, working on sedimentary provenance. In the future I hope to conduct fieldwork in central New Guinea to provide new data to this understudied region and connect tectonic models between western and eastern New Guinea.
Webb, M., White, L. T., Jost, B. M., & Tiranda, H. (2019). The Tamrau Block of NW New Guinea records late Miocene–Pliocene collision at the northern tip of the Australian Plate. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 179, 238-260.
Jost, B. M., Webb, M., & White, L. T. (2018). The Mesozoic and Palaeozoic granitoids of north-western New Guinea. Lithos, 312, 223-243.
Webb, M., & White, L. T. (2016). Age and nature of Triassic magmatism in the Netoni Intrusive Complex, West Papua, Indonesia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 132, 58-74.