Tectonic, Volcanic and Surface Processes

Our research encompasses a broad range of active tectonic and surface processes that span monitoring volcanic activity using remote sensing and field-based data and modeling the thermal and surface evolution before, during and after eruptions, to examining the interplay between rates of faulting and erosion in actively deforming mountain ranges.

We also have active research areas that focus on the evolution of Earth’s topography from hillslope to orogenic scales and the competing forces that shape the Earth's surface. The tools and approaches we apply to research questions include; field-based observations, measurements and samples, geophysical data and analyses, numerical modeling, geochemistry, geochronology, petrology and a suite of remote sensing tools and datasets.