Peter Zeitler

Peter Zeitler

Research Interests: 

  • Thermochronology and Geochronology
  • Tectonics
  • Geodynamics
A.B. (1978) Earth Sciences, Dartmouth
M.A. (1980) Geology, Dartmouth
Ph.D. (1983) Geology, Dartmouth
Research Fellow (1983-1987) Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU(
EES 26 (Energy: Origins, Impacts, and Options), EES 80 (Introduction to the Earth System), EES 426 (Tectonic Processes), EES 429 (Methods and Applications of Geochronology)


I'm interested in development of techniques in thermochronology and their application to tectonics. I'm also interested in crustal geodynamics, the nature and origin of mountains through the interplay between tectonics and erosion, and the geologic evolution of Asia.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union (conferred 2013)
  • Dodson Prize in thermochronology (2015)
  • Libsch Research Award, Lehigh University (2019)

Current Professional Service

  • Chair, International Standing Committee on Thermochronology
  • Editorial Board, AGU Advances
  • Editorial Board, Earth and Space Sciences Archive (ESSOAr; preprint server)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Selected Publications: 

Confronting racism to advance our science

Zeitler P., Barros A., Becker T., Davidson, E., Ehlmann, B., Gruber, N., Hofmann, E., Hudson, M., Illangasekare, T., Kang, S., Malanotte‐Rizzoli, P., Moerchen, M., Nimmo, F., Parsons, T., Salters, V., Stevens, B., Trumbore, S., Wuebbles, D, Zhu, T.
AGU Advances, 2, e2020AV000296