Dr. Lamb has been working to unravel the complex geological history of southern Mongolia. Centered in the middle of the Earth's youngest continent, Asia, this region serves as a natural laboratory to test models of continental growth and plate tectonics. Shut off from western scientists for much of the twentieth century, Mongolia has become the site of considerable research. Dr. Lamb has taken several UST students into the southern Gobi desert to do basic geological field mapping, stratigraphy, and geochronology, in an effort to begin to understand the tectonics of this complex region.
Beka Poier, Dr. Badarch (Mongolian Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Lamb in the Gobi.