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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Faculty and Staff Directory

Gene Yogodzinski

Title: Professor and Associate Director, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment
Department: School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-9524
Office: PSC, Room 714
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


  • Volcanology
  • Geochemistry & Petrology
  • Tectonics


Professor, SEOE. My research combines geological field work with geochemical studies that focus primarily on the use of trace element and isotope geochemistry to understand igneous processes. I am particularly interested in understanding how the geochemistry of subduction-related magma is controlled by tectonics in different subduction settings.


Nielsen, S. G., Yogodzinski, G. M., Prytulak, J., Plank, T., Kay, S. M., Kay, R. W., Blusztajn, J., Owens, J. D., Auro, M., and Kading, T., 2016, Tracking along-arc sediment inputs to the Aleutian arc using thallium isotopes: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 181, p. 217-237.

Yogodzinski, G. M., Brown, S. T., Kelemen, P. B., Vervoort, J. D., Portnyagin, M., Sims, K. W. W., Hoernle, K., Jicha, B., and Werner, R., 2015, The role of subducted basalt in the source of island arc magmas: evidence from seafloor lavas of the western Aleutians: Journal of Petrology, v. 56, p. 441-492.

Arculus, R., Ishizuka, O., Bogus, K. A., Gurnis, M., Hickey-Vargas, R., Aljahdali, M. H., Bandini, A. N., Barth, A. P., Brandl, P. A., Drab, L., do Monte Guerra, R., Hamada, M., Jiang, F., Kanayama, K., Kender, S., Kusano, Y., Li, H., Loudin, L. C., Maffione, M., Marsaglia, K. M., McCarthy, A., Meffre, S., Morris, A., Neuhaus, M., Savov, I. P., Sena, C., Tepley, F. J., van der Land, C., Yogodzinski, G. M., and Zhang, Z., 2015, Subduction initiation on an extended Philippine Sea Plate: Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc inception: Nature Geoscience, v. 8, p. 728-733.

Chadwick, J., Keller, R., Kamenov, G., Yogodzinski, G. M., and Lupton, J., 2014, The Cobb Hotspot: HIMU-DMM mixing and melting controlled by a progressively thinning lithospheric lid Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 15, p. 3107-3122.

Khanna, T. C., Bizimis, M., Yogodzinski, G. M., and Mallick, S., 2014, Hafnium-neodymium isotope systematics of the 2.7 Ga Gadwal greenstone terrane, eastern Dharwar craton, India:  Implications for the evolution of the Archean depleted mantle: Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 127, p. 10-24.

Mobley, R. M., Yogodzinski, G. M., Creaser, R. A., and Berry, J. M., 2014, Geologic history and timing of mineralization at the Haile Gold Mine, South Carolina: Economic Geology, v. 109, p. 1863-1881.

Simon, A., Yogodzinski, G. M., Robertson, K., E., S., Selyangin, O., Kiryukhin, A., Mulcahy, S. R., and Walker, J. D., 2014, Evolution and genesis of volcanic rocks from Mutnovsky Volcano, Kamchatka Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research v. 286, p. 116-137.

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