John Stix

Professor


Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: john.stix [at] mcgill.ca

Tel: 514.398.5391

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Courses

ATOC 185 Natural Disasters 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 185 Natural Disasters 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 530 Volcanology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ESYS 500 Earth System Applications 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research

Petrology and geochemistry of intermediate and felsic magmas; micro-analysis of trace volatile and light lithophile elements by ion microprobe, inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry laser, and electron microprobe studies; understanding physical processes and forecasting eruptions at active subduction-zone volcanoes; geochemistry of volcanic gases, their use for eruption prediction, and their impact on the atmosphere; new infrared remote sensing techniques to measure gases at active volcanoes; integration of geological, geochemical, and geophysical datasets to model volcano plumbing systems.

Recent Publications

Coumans, J.P., Stix, J., Clague, D.A., Minarik, W.G., and Layne, G.D., (2016). Melt-rock interaction near the Moho: Evidence from crystal cargo in lavas from near-ridge seamounts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 191, 139-164.

Lucic, G., Berg, A.-S., and Stix, J., (2016). Water-rich and volatile-undersaturated magmas at Hekla Evolcano, Iceland. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17(8), 3111–3130.

Nadeau, O., Stix J., and Williams-Jones, A.E., (2016). Links between arc volcanoes and porphyry-epithermal ore deposits. Geology, 44(1), 11-14, doi:10.1130/G37262.1.

Coumans, J.P., Stix, J., Clague, D.A., and Minarik, W.G., (2015). The magmatic architecture of Taney Seamount-A, NE Pacific Ocean. Journal of Petrology, 56(6), 1037–1067, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egv027.

Kennedy, B., Stix, J., Hon, K., Deering, C., and Gelman S., (2015). Magma storage, differentiation, and interaction at Lake City caldera, Colorado, USA. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull, 128(5-6), 764-776, doi:10.1130/B31305.1.

Klügel, A., Longpré, M.-A., García-Cañada, L., and Stix, J., (2015). Deep intrusions, lateral magma transport and related uplift at ocean island volcanoes. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 431, 140-149.

Lucic, G., Stix, J., and Wing, B., (2015). Structural controls on the emission of magmatic carbon dioxide gas, Long Valley Caldera, USA. Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 120(4), 2262-2278.

Malowany, K., Stix, J., Van Pelt, A., and Lucic, G., (2015). H2S interference on CO2 isotopic measurements using a Picarro G1101-I cavity ring-down spectrometer. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4075-4082.

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