Areas of Expertise
- Antarctic Geology
- Ph.D. Birmingham University, England 1965
David Elliot is a Professor Emeritus of Geology in the School of Earth Sciences. His current research is focused in two areas: the petrology, geochemistry and field characteristics of the Jurassic Ferrar Large Igneous Province in Antarctica and the possibly related subjacent silicic volcanism; and the application of detrital zircon geochronology to the infilling of the Permian to Triassic Beacon foreland basin and to the age, composition and tectonic evolution of its source terrains which are now covered by the Antarctic ice sheets. Past support for this research has been awarded by the Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation.