Dr Jeremy Woodard


Senior Lecturer                    



Office Block:

Block H1
Westville Campus



+27 31 260 2804


Biographical sketch

Dr Woodard developed an interest in geology at a young age, fueled by witnessing one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in modern history: the 1980 eruption of Mt St Helens. He holds an MSc and a PhD in Geology and Mineralogy, both from the University of Turku in southwestern Finland. Dr Woodard's current research focus is on the geochronology of granitoid rocks in the Fennoscandian Shield as well as in Southeast Asia. In addition, he is currently investigating the potential application of microbialite (stromatolite) geochemistry as a palaeoenvironmental tracer..

Research Interests

    • Geochronology
    • Geochemistry
    • Mineralogy

    Recent Publications

    • Salin, E., Sundblad, K., Woodard, J., O'Brien, H., 2019. The extension of the Transscandinavian Igneous Belt in the Baltic Sea region. Precambrian Research 328, 287-308.

    • Woodard, J., Tuisku, P., Kärki, A., Lahaye, Y., Majka, J., Huhma, H., Whitehouse, M.J., 2016. Zircon and monazite geochronology of deformation in the Pielavesi Shear Zone, Finland: multistage evolution of the Archaean-Proterozoic boundary in the Fennoscandian Shield. Journal of the Geological Society of London 174, 255-267.

    • Woodard, J., Huhma, H., 2015. Paleoproterozoic mantle enrichment beneath the Fennoscandian Shield: isotopic insight from carbonatites and lamprophyres. Lithos 236-237, 311-323.