Mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and petrogenetic evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks
Structural geology and tectonics
Ore deposits and applied mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry toward resource formation and exploration.
Field geology, mapping, and GIS / geospatial analysis
Developing computer aided field mapping techniques
Educational outreach and creating hands-on field experiences for students
B.A. Geology & Russian Language, Beloit College, 1995
M.S. Geology & Mineralogy, University of Helsinki, 1997
Ph.D. Geology & Mineralogy, University of Helsinki, 2001
Geologist – Department of Natural Resources, Geological & Geophysical Survey of Alaska, 2010–2012
Associate Professor – Department of Geosciences, Midwestern State University, 2006–2010
Assistant Professor – Department of Physics & Earth Science, University of North Alabama, 2001-2006
Elliott, B. A., Peck, W. H., Rämö, O.T., Vaasjoki, M., Nironen, M. 2005, Magmatic zircon oxygen isotopes of 1.88–1.87 Ga orogenic and 1.65–1.54 Ga anorogenic magmatism in Finland Mineralogy and Petrology, 85, 223-241.
Elliott, B.A., 2003, Petrogenesis of the post-kinematic magmatism of the Central Finland Granitoid Complex II; Sources and magmatic evolution. Journal of Petrology, 44, 1681-1701.
Rämö. O.T., Vaasjoki, M., Mänttäri, I., Elliott, B.A., Nironen, M., 2001, Petrogenesis of the post-kinematic magmatism of the Central Finland Granitoid Complex I; Radiogenic isotope constraints and implications of crustal evolution. Journal of Petrology, 42, p. 1971-1993.
Elliott, B.A., 2001, Crystallization conditions of the Wiborg rapakivi batholith, SE Finland: An evaluation of amphibole and biotite mineral chemistry. Mineralogy and Petrology, 72, p. 305-324.
Nironen, M., Elliott, B.A., and Rämö, O.T., 2000, Geochemistry of 1.88-1.87 Ga post-kinematic intrusions of the Central Finland Granitoid Complex: a shift from C-type to A-type magmatism during lithospheric convergence. Lithos, Volume 53, p. 37–58.
Elliott, B. A., Rämö, O. T., and Nironen, M., 1998, Mineral chemistry constraints on the evolution of the 1.88 - 1.87 Ga post-kinematic granite plutons in the Central Finland Granitoid Complex. Lithos, Volume 45, p. 109–129.