Tatiana Sitnikova – PhD candidate, uOttawa
Processes of Arc Rifting
Tatiana’s research focused on the processes of arc rifting. She investigates it by studying the crustal structure and evolution of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc-back-arc and the Monzier Rift in the North Fiji Basin. She creates high-resolution geological models of arc rifting in both regions including the geological maps and cross sections and integrates seabed mapping with geophysical data (especially marine gravity, magnetics, heat flow, and seismics, including tomography), as well as core-log data from ocean drilling.
Tatiana obtained her MSc at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and Saint- Petersburg State University, Russia in 2017. After that, she worked as a field geophysicist. In 2020 Tatiana joined the working group of Mark Hannington at uOttawa for her Ph.D. project.