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Dr. Thomas H. Fleming

flemingProfessor of Earth Science

Education:  B.S., University of Hawaii; M.S., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Areas of Specialization: Petrology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Soil Science, Environmental Geosciences


Contact Information:Thomas Fleming, Andrew Calhoun and Jess Priest

Office: 216 Science and Lab Building
Office Phone: (203) 392-5837
Department Phone: (203) 392-5835
Fax: (203) 392-6885

mailing Address:

Department of Earth Science
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT  06515


Selected Publications

 Burgess, S. D., Bowring, S. A., Fleming, T. H., & Elliot, D. H. (2015). High-precision geochronology links the Ferrar large igneous province with early-Jurassic ocean anoxia and biotic crisis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 415, 90-99.

Elliot, D. H., & Fleming, T. H. (2008). Physical volcanology and geological relationships of the Jurassic Ferrar large igneous province, Antarctica. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 172(1), 20-37.

Elliot, D. H., & Fleming, T. H. (2004). Occurrence and dispersal of magmas in the Jurassic Ferrar large igneous province, Antarctica. Gondwana Research, 7(1), 223-237.

Elliot, D. H., & Fleming, T. H. (2000). Weddell triple junction: The principal focus of Ferrar and Karoo magmatism during initial breakup of Gondwana. Geology, 28(6), 539-542.

Fleming, T. H., Heimann, A., Foland, K. A., & Elliot, D. H. (1997). 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of Ferrar Dolerite sills from the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica: implications for the age and origin of the Ferrar magmatic province. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 109(5), 533-546.

Encarnación, J., Fleming, T. H., Elliot, D. H., & Eales, H. V. (1996). Synchronous emplacement of Ferrar and Karoo dolerites and the early breakup of Gondwana. Geology, 24(6), 535-538.

Fleming, T. H., Foland, K. A., & Elliot, D. H. (1995). Isotopic and chemical constraints on the crustal evolution and source signature of Ferrar magmas, north Victoria Land, Antarctica. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 121(3), 217-236.