About Karl Wirth

Wirth's research utilizes geochemistry to study the origins of igneous rocks and the evolution of continental and oceanic crust. He regularly leads students on field excursions during the January intersession to Hawaii, Costa Rica, or the Galápagos Islands, and he teaches Geologic Field Methods during summer. Recent research with students has focused on rocks in the Bering Sea region, southern Ontario and northern Minnesota, the Galápagos Islands, Tanzania, and Cozumel.
Wirth have been teaching at Macalester College since 1990.
EDUCATION: B.S., Beloit College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Geology, Macalester College
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Research Interests

Igneous Petrology

Courses

  • Minerology
  • Petrology
  • Physical Geology
  • Planetary Geology


Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin-Rice 113
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6449

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