|Office||Meier Hall 331B|
|GLS 100||Dynamic Earth|
|GLS 108||Geology in the Movies|
|GLS 341||Structural Geology and Tectonics|
|GLS 485||Field Geology II|
|GLS 500||Senior Research in Geology I|
|GLS 501||Senior Research in Geology II|
I am a broad-spectrum geochemist with particular interest in geochemical quantitative analysis and their applications, isotope geochemistry and geochronology. I use radiogenic isotopes and incompatible trace element geochemistry to infer the source and depth of melting in rifting environments with the ultimate goal of better understanding the role of magmatism in the early stages of rifting.
I have experience performing high-precision 40Ar/39Ar step-heating geochronology; SEM, EMPA, ICP-OES, LA-ICP-MS, and MC-ICP-MS measurements (P54, Neptune and Nu). Additionally, I am trained on pXRD, uXRF and Raman Spectroscopy.
Office hours: Wed/Fri 11:00-12:30 PM or by appointment (email me)
I. Nengo, P. Tafforeau, C.C. Gilbert, J.G. Fleagle, E.R. Miller, C. Feibel, D. Fox, J. Feinberg, K.D. Pugh, C. Berruyer, S. Mana, Z. Engle, F. Spoor, 2017. New infant cranium from the African Miocene sheds light on ape evolution. Nature 548 (7666), 169-174. doi:10.1038/nature23456
J.D. Muirhead, S.A. Kattenhorn, H. Lee, S. Mana, B.D. Turrin, T.P. Fischer, G. Kianji, E. Dindi, S. Stamps, 2016. Evolution of upper crustal faulting assisted by magmatic volatile release during early- stage continental rifting in the East African Rift. Geosphere, GES01375-1, doi: 10.1130/GES01375.1.
C.M. Liutkus, B.W. Zimmer, S.K. Carmichael, W. McIntosh, A. Deino, S.M. Hewitt, K.J. McGinnis, T. Hartney, J. Brett, S. Mana, D. Deocampo, B.G. Richmond, K. Hatala, W. Harcourt-Smith, B. Pobiner, A. Metallo, V. Rossi, 2016. Age, formation, and preservation of Late Pleistocene human footprints at Engare Sero, Tanzania. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 463, 68-82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.09.019.
S. Mana, P. Ruiz, A. Gutiérrez, 2015. Critical Zone in Tropical Environments. In: “Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone”. Elsevier, Earth Science Series, Vol. 19, Chap. 15, 471-494.
S. Mana, T. Furman, B.D. Turrin, M.D. Feigenson, C.C. Swisher III, 2015. Magmatic Activity across the East African North Tanzanian Divergence Zone. J. Geol. Soc. 172, 368-389, doi: 10.1144/jgs2014-072.