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Geology Professor Martin Wong

Martin Wong

Associate Professor of Geology; Associate Dean of the Faculty of Global and Local Initiatives
Ctr for International Programs , 101 McGregory Hall
p 315-228-7203


BA Williams College 1999
PhD University of California, Santa Barbara 2005

Teaching Experience

Teaching associate, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

Extensional tectonics and rifting, metamorphic core complex formation, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and thermochronology, application of thermochronology to tectonic problems, geology and tectonics of the western U.S. and Northwestern Mexico


(*indicates undergraduate student author)

Wong, M. S.,
Williams, M.L., McLelland, J.M., Jercinovik, M.J., and Kowalkoski, J.*, 2012, Late Ottawan extension in the eastern Adirondack Highlands: Evidence from structural studies and zircon and monazite geochronology, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, p. 857-869.  

Wong, M. S., Peck, W.H., Selleck, B.W., Catalano, J.P.*, Hochman, S.D.*, and Maurer, J.T.*, 2011, The Black Lake shear zone: A boundary between terranes in the Adirondack Lowlands, Grenville Province, Precambrian Research, v. 188, 57-72, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2011.04.001

Wong, M. S., P. B. Gans, and J. Scheier* (2010), The 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of core complexes and other basement rocks in Sonora, Mexico: Implications for Cenozoic tectonic evolution of northwestern Mexico, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B07414, doi:10.1029/2009JB007032

Wong, M. S., and P. B. Gans (2008), Geologic, structural, and thermochronologic constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Sierra Mazatán core complex, Sonora, Mexico: New insights into metamorphic core complex formation, Tectonics, 27, TC4013, doi:10.1029/2007TC002173

Wong, M., and Gans, P.B., 2003, Tectonic implications of early Miocene extensional unroofing of the Sierra Mazatan metamorphic core complex, Sonora, Mexico: Geology, v. 31, no. 11, p. 953-956.

Bleacher, J.E., Sakimoto, S.E.H., Garvin, J.B., and Wong, M., 2003, Deflation/erosion rates for the Parva Member, Dorsa Argentea Formation and implications for the south polar region of Mars: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108, n. E7, p. 5075-5087.