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Position


University College, London, London, UK. January 2017 - Present


NERC Independent Research Fellow



Academic Background


University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley Geochronology Center, Berkeley, USA. May 2013 - December 2016


Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Projects: Testing Grand Canyon incision scenarios, constraining relief development across the Antarctic Peninsula
Advisors:
Prof. David L. Shuster
Dr. Greg Balco
ETH-Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. September 2008 - November 2012


PhD - Earth Surface Dynamics
Thesis: The Inversion of Low-Temperature Thermochronometry to Extract Spatially Varying Exhumation Rates
Thesis advisors:
Prof. Sean Willett
Dr. Frédéric Herman
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. October 2004 - June 2008


Earth Sciences MEarthSc (4-year course)
Thesis: Geomorphology and active faulting within the Hangay Mountains, Central Mongolia
Thesis advisor: Dr. Richard Walker


Keynotes and Invited Talks


Goldschmidt 2017, Paris, FranceFox, M., Tripathy-Lang, A., Shuster, D. L., Combining 4He/3He Thermochronometry with LA-ICPMS Maps of U and Th to Extract Low Temperature Cooling Paths, Invited speaker

Thermo2016, Maresias, BrazilFox, M., New developments, techniques, methods, what's in the pipeline, Invited Keynote speaker

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, (March, 2016): Measuring rates of geomorphic processes using thermochronometry

AGU 2015, San FranciscoFox, M., Leith, K., Bodin, T., Balco G., and Shuster D. L., Rate of fluvial incision in the Central Alps constrained through joint inversion of detrital 10Be and thermochronometric data, Invited oral presentation

AGU 2015, San FranciscoFox, M. and Brandon, M. T., Combining information preserved in fluvial topography and strath terraces to extract rock uplift rates in the Apennines, Invited oral presentation
VU, Amsterdam, (April, 2015): History of mountain belts from the inversion of topography and thermochronometry

University of California, Los Angeles, (February, 2015): History of mountain belts from the inversion of topography and thermochronometry

Yale University, (March, 2014): Imaging orogenesis through inversion of thermochronometric data and fluvial topography

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, (March, 2014): Investigating landscape evolution in Antarctica via low-temperature thermochronometry

University of Oregon, (January, 2014): Imaging orogen kinematics through the inversion of fluvial topography

Berkeley Geochronology Center, (November, 2013): Testing Grand Canyon incision models and relief development of the Antarctic Peninsula

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, ETH Zürich, (April, 2012): Space-time inversion of thermochronologic data for exhumation rates within the Alps: thermochronometric tomography


Professional Service


Served as a reviewer for NSF and international Earth Science journals: Geology, Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonics, Tectonophysics, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Geodynamics.

Co-advising UC Berkeley PhD students Marissa Tremblay (2013-present), Chelsea Willett (2014-present) and Anna Clinger (2016-present).

Mentoring UC Berkeley undergraduate student Robert Nicklas (2013-2014), Katherine Dunn (summer 2013).

Session convener at AGU 2014 entitled “From high peaks to level plains: using thermochronometry to study the evolving geosphere” with Jennifer Schmidt, Lehigh University and Alison Duvall, University of Washington.


Communications


Fox, M., Leith, K., Bodin, T., Balco G., and Shuster D. L., 2015, Rate of fluvial incision in the Central Alps constrained through joint inversion of detrital 10Be and thermochronometric data, AGU 2015, San FranciscoInvited oral presentation

Fox, M. and Brandon, M. T., Combining information preserved in fluvial topography and strath terraces to extract rock uplift rates in the Apennines, AGU 2015, San FranciscoInvited oral presentation

Winn, C., Karlstrom K., Kelley, S., Shuster, D. L. and Fox, M., Age of Carving the Westernmost Grand Canyon: Conflicts and Potential Resolutions that Reconcile Geologic and Thermochronologic Data, AGU 2015, San Francisco

Willett, C. Fox, M. and Shuster, D. L., Interrogating the Effects of Radiation Damage Annealing on Helium Diffusion Kinetics in Apatite, AGU 2015, San Francisco

Roering, J., Marshall, J., Granger, D., Fox, M., Gavin, D., and White, L., Using a paleo perspective to decipher climate controls on erosion and landscape evolution, AGU 2015, San Francisco

Goren, L., Fox, M. and Willett, S. D., Tectonics from Fluvial Topography Using Formal Linear Inversion: Theory and Applications to the Inyo Mountains, California, AGU 2014, San Francisco

Tripathy-Lang, A., Shuster, D. L., Cuffey, K., Fox, M., Topographic evolution of Yosemite Valley from Low Temperature Thermochronology, AGU 2014, San Francisco

Fox, M., Leith, K., Bodin, T., Balco G., and Shuster D. L., Abrupt Changes in the Rate of Andean Plateau Uplift from Reversible Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo Inversion of River Profiles, AGU 2014, San Francisco

Tremblay, M. M., Fox, M., Schmidt, J. L., Tripathy-Lang, A., Wielicki, M. M., Harrison, T. M., Zeitler, P. K., and Shuster, D. L., Exhumation of the eastern Lhasa block, southern Tibet, inferred from low temperature thermochronometry and thermo-kinematic modeling, 24th annual Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, USA, 2014.

Tate, G. W., Willett S .D, McQuarrie, N., Goren, L., and Fox, M., Documenting feedbacks between surface processes and structural deformation in East Timor using stream profile and drainage network analysis,AGU 2013, San Francisco

Tripathy-Lang A., Fox, M., Bohon, W., van Soest, M., Hodges, K., Dortch, J., Exhumation of Ladakh batholith revealed through the combined analysis of bedrock and detrital zircon (U-Th)/He data, AGU 2013, San Francisco

Fox, M., Balco, G., Shuster, D. L., Nicklas, W., and Johnson, J. S., Antarctic Peninsula exhumation and landscape development investigated by low-temperature detrital thermochronometry, AGU 2013, San Francisco

Goren, L., Fox, M., and Willett S. D., Tectonics from topography using formal linear inversion: Theory and application to the Inyo mountain range, CA. GSA 2013, Denver

Fox, M., Shuster, D. L., Reconciling thermochronometric evidence for Grand Canyon incision: preliminary results, GSA 2013, DenverInvited oral presentation

Goren, L., Fox, M. and Willett, S. D., Inverting longitudinal profiles of rivers to constrain the history of tectonic rock uplift rate: Application to the Inyo Mountains in western Basin and Range, CA.,EGU 2013, Vienna

Leith, K., Fox, M., Moore J. R., and Loew, S., Transient rock slope processes driven by Pleistocene fluvial incision in Alpine valleys, EGU 2013, Vienna

Fox, M., Goren, L., May, D., and Willett S. D., Space-time inversion of fluvial topography for paleo-uplift rates in Taiwan, AGU 2012, San Francisco, Oral presentation

Goren, L., Fox, M., and Willett S. D., Finding temporal variations of tectonic uplift rate through inversion of long profiles of rivers: Formulation, algorithm, and application to tilted blocks in the western Basin and Range, AGU 2012, San Francisco

West, J., Fox, M., Walker, R., Carter, A., Harris, T., Watts, T., and Gantulga, B., Spatial distribution of erosion in the Hangay Mountains of Mongolia and implications for the development of epeirogenic topography, AGU 2012, San Francisco

Sternai, P, Herman F., Champagnac J. D., Fox, M., Salcher B. C., and Willett, S. D., Pre-glacial topography of the European Alps, EGU 2012, Vienna

Willett S. D., Fox, M., Sternai P., Salcher, B. C. and Herman, F., Late Cenozoic Exhumation of the Alps, EGU 2012, Vienna

Herman, F., Fox, M., Seward, D., Champagnac, J. D., Ehlers, T. and Carter, A., Quantification of erosion rates in mountain ranges using low temperature thermochronology, AGU 2011, San Francisco 
Fox, M., Willett, S. and Herman, F., 2011, Space-Time Inversion of Thermochronometric Data for Exhumation Rates in the Alps, TopoEurope 2011, Davos

Fox, M., Herman, F. and Willett, S. D., 2011, Space-time Inversion of Thermochronologic Data for Exhumation Rates within the Alps, EGU 2011, Vienna, Oral presentation

Reverman R., Giuditta Fellin M., Willett S. D., Herman F., and Fox, M., 2011, Low-temperature thermochronological constraints on the Miocene exhumation of the Adamello Complex, Southern Alps, Italy, EGU 2011, Vienna

Willett, S. D., Brandon, M. T., Fox, M. and Herman, F., From Thermochronometric Ages to Exhumation Rates, Goldschmidt 2011, Davos, Switzerland

Fox, M., Herman, F. and Willett, S. D., 2010 The Inversion of Low-Temperature Thermochronometry to Extract Spatially Varying Exhumation Rates within the Alps, Thermo2010, Glasgow, UK, Oral presentation

Di Fiore, G., Fox, M., Herman, F., Massironi, M. and Zattin M., 2010, Thermochronological modeling of the western Lepontine Dome, Thermo2010, Glasgow, UK

Fox, M., Herman, F. and Willett, S. D., 2010, The Inversion of Low-Temperature Thermochronometry to Extract Spatially Varying Exhumation Rates, EGU 2010, Vienna

Reverman R., Fellin M. G., Willett, S. D., Brack, P., and Fox, M., 2010, (U-Th-Sm)/He age-elevation profiles from the Adamello Complex (Southern Alps, Italy), EGU 2010, Vienna

Sternai, P., Fox, M., Herman, F. and Castelltort, S., 2009, Hypsometric analysis and numerical modeling to investigate the effect of glaciations on the landscape, AGU 2009, San Francisco