School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
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Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Geological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe research of Elizabeth Hadly probes how perturbations such as climatic change and human modification of the environment influence the evolution and ecology of vertebrates.
Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences
BioI am a PhD student interested in the quantification of subsurface uncertainty, with four years of experience at Freeport-McMoRan's copper mine at Bagdad, Arizona.
My research questions include: How do scientists, engineers, and investors interpret and understand the uncertainty associated with the geologic model? How can implicit modeling be used to quantify uncertainty? Do subsurface resources require a different philosophical approach to financial analysis, since much of their value is dependent on geologic modelling?
Professor of Geological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsActive tectonics, quantitative structural geology and geomorphology; Geographic Information Systems;unsaturated zone gas transport; landscape development;active deformation and mountain belt growth in central Asia, central Andes, and along the San Andreas Fault; integrated investigation of earthquake hazards.
Visiting Scholar, Department of Geological Sciences
BioI am broadly interested in regional tectonics, crustal evolution, global paleogeography, and the nature of orogenesis. My research is informed by a variety of techniques, including structural geology, mapping (i.e. spatial data visualization), geochronology, metamorphic petrology, thermochronology, thermobarometry, isotope geochemistry, and geophysical datasets.
In the western US Cordillera, my research focuses on the interplay between crustal thickening, geothermal gradients, magmatism, and extension in the orogenic hinterland. Much of this work has centered around field studies in the northern Snake Range metamorphic core complex of Nevada, which offers a unique glimpse as to processes operative in the upper, middle, and lower crust during mountain building.
In the Alaskan Cordillera, my research focuses on the long-term paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the northernmost Cordillera (Brooks Range and Arctic Alaska). One such effort is an attempt to better understand a major post-Caledonian plate reorganization that led to subduction initiation on the then-passive Laurussian margin, followed by backarc rifting and translation of "exotic" crustal terranes southward into the western US Cordillera.