The Australian National University
Research School of Earth Sciences
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Professor Richard Arculus

Bldg 47
Research School of Earth Sciences
The Australian National University
Canberra 0200

Tel: +61 2 612 53778
Fax: +61 2 612 55544



Current Research

Student Projects

Research Interests

My primary interest is the differentiation of the Earth, particularly the formation of the continental crust and global geochemical recycling. I pursue this through the study of island and back arc magmatism, and the geochemical changes accompanying subduction of crustal materials. More recently, I have been concentrating on volatile losses from magmas in arc settings and other environments, and studying the formation of oceanic plateaus.