Our team of graduate and undergraduate researchers use seismic and potential fields methods, signal processing and geospatial tools to probe fundamental Earth processes. Our focus is fluid-fault interactions within the crust and mantle at rifts and hotspots, both active and ancient. New work involves detailed investigation of induced seismicity, with focus on the modes of basement fault reactivation. We apply methods and results to explore hydrothermal potential and to evaluate earthquake and volcanic hazards.
Current projects below:
- Investigation of Seismicity in Louisiana (ISLA)
- Back-Arc Rifting in New Zealand (BARNZ)
- *Turkana Rift Arrays to Investigate Lithospheric Structure (TRAILS)
- IGUANA – Diking and surface faulting processes on Sierra Negra Volcano, Galápagos. Collaboration with Instituto Geofisico (Ecuador), University of Edinburgh, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, Penn State, and UNAVCO