Valley-in-valley structure in the high Himalaya

Valley-in-valley structure in the high Himalaya

 Paleo-channel deposits in western Panama

Paleo-channel deposits in western Panama

Positions are available, either as a graduate student or postdoc. Contact Kristin for more details.

Cascadia 

With colleagues from Western Washington University, Boston University, and the University of Victoria we are exploring the activity of shallow faults on southern Vancouver Island, and exploring how and why strain is accumulated in the forearc of northern Cascadia.  We are using detailed structural and geomorphic field work targeted by bare earth lidar data, and paleoseismic trenching. Our research is also placing constrains on the seismic hazard that surface faults may present to the southern Vancouver Island region.


The Himalayas

Our research program is defining how and why deformation is actively accumulating in the Himalayas using a combination of methods in field geology, river longitudinal profile analysis, low temperature thermochronology and erosion rate estimation. We are particularly focused on how the Himalaya are potentially seismically segmented along strike and are interested in the forcings that might drive this segmentation.


Central America

Using interactions between geomorphology and tectonics, we are investigating subduction zone processes from the trench to back arc, evaluating the timing of arc cessation and isthmus closure, and exploring how subduction zone properties affect upper plate deformation on a variety of spatial and temporal scales.