Tanya Furman

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Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, The Pennsylvania State University
Professor, Geosciences

Research Summary

Geochemistry; igneous petrology; mantle evolution; and using geochemistry of mafic lavas and phenocrysts to unravel melt generation, segregation and transport processes in the lithosphere and asthenosphere, with particular interest in continental rift zon

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Recent Publications

Hydrothermal alteration in Eshtehard volcanoes, Iran: Constraints from trace elements redistribution and stable isotope geochemistry

Babazadeh, S., Ghalamghash, J., D'Antonio, M. & Furman, T., Mar 2021, In: Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 222, 106719.

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Petrogenesis of primitive lavas from the Toro Ankole and Virunga Volcanic Provinces: Metasomatic mineralogy beneath East Africa's Western Rift

Pitcavage, E., Furman, T., Nelson, W. R., Kalegga, P. K. & Barifaijo, E., Sep 2021, In: Lithos. 396-397, 106192.

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Evaluating a learning progression for the solar system: Progress along gravity and dynamical properties dimensions

Plummer, J. D., Palma, C., Rubin, K. A., Flarend, A., Ong, Y. S., Ghent, C., Gleason, T., McDonald, S., Botzer, B. & Furman, T., May 1 2020, In: Science Education. 104, 3, p. 530-554 25 p.

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Olivine-hosted melt inclusions in Pliocene–Quaternary lavas from the Qorveh–Bijar volcanic belt, western Iran: implications for source lithology and cooling history

Salehi, N., Torkian, A. & Furman, T., Sep 21 2020, In: International Geology Review. 62, 13-14, p. 1828-1844 17 p.

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Magma chamber evolution of the Ardestan pluton, Central Iran: Evidence from mineral chemistry, zircon composition and crystal size distribution

Babazadeh, S., Furman, T., Cottle, J. M., Raeisi, D. & Lima, I., Jan 1 2019, In: Mineralogical Magazine. 83, 6, p. 763-780 18 p.

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Mapping the increasing sophistication of students’ understandings of plate tectonics: A learning progressions approach

McDonald, S., Bateman, K., Gall, H., Tanis-Ozcelik, A., Webb, A. & Furman, T., Jan 2 2019, In: Journal of Geoscience Education. 67, 1, p. 83-96 14 p.

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Distinguishing plume and metasomatized lithospheric mantle contributions to post-flood basalt volcanism on the Southeastern Ethiopian Plateau

Nelson, W. R., Hanan, B. B., Graham, D. W., Shirey, S. B., Yirgu, G., Ayalew, D. & Furman, T., May 1 2019, In: Journal of Petrology. 60, 5, p. 1063-1094 32 p.

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Petrogenesis of adakites from the Sheyda volcano, NW Iran

Torkian, A., Furman, T., Salehi, N. & Veloski, K., Feb 2019, In: Journal of African Earth Sciences. 150, p. 194-204 11 p.

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Evolution of the East African rift: Drip magmatism, lithospheric thinning and mafic volcanism

Furman, T., Nelson, W. R. & Elkins-Tanton, L. T., Jul 15 2016, In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 185, p. 418-434 17 p.

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