Deformation localization, reactivation, and the development of long-lived crustal architecture

The localization of strain into faults and shear zones commonly establishes a block-type crustal architecture that may persist through repeated orogenic cycles. My research combines field and laboratory work to reconstruct the development, evolution, and reactivation of crustal-scale structures through time. My interests range from the middle to the upper crust, with projects focused on discerning between Paleo and Mesoproterozoic deformation in basement rocks of southwestern Laurentia, and the determination of long-term slip rates, strain partitioning, and role in facilitating magma transport of the >2,000 km long Denali Fault in Alaska.