Area(s) of Expertise
- geology, nature and origin of chemical and mineralogic trends, petrology and tectonics, stratigraphy
Professor Ross’ general area of interest is in the nature and origin of mafic volcanic rocks and intrusions. Prof. Ross has two long-term, ongoing investigations: 1) the petrology and tectonics of Proterozoic to Mesozoic mafic dike swarms and sills of the Avalon terrane in southeastern New England and 2) the stratigraphy, petrology, and the origin of the Columbia River Basalts and related silicic volcanics in southeast Oregon and adjacent portions of California, Nevada, and Idaho. The latter is a collaborative investigation with Dr. Victor Camp of San Diego State University.