My research focuses mainly on the study of continental lithosphere formation and evolution through active source seismic investigation, both on land and marine. Investigating the continental lithosphere poses an exceptional challenge because unlike the oceanic lithosphere, the continental lithosphere does not have a common mode of origin, as it is an assemblage of diverse compositional elements with different thermal and tectonic histories.
- Solid Earth response of the Patagonia Andes to post-Little Ice Age glacial retreat (Funding NSF-IES)
- Pre- and Syn-Rift Extension, Magmatism and Segmentation along the Eastern North American Margin (funding NSF GeoPRISMS)
- Induced seismicity in North Texas (Funding USGS)
Fieldwork and graduate students opportunities
Opportunities for Master and PhD students are available to work on the active projects. Several fieldwork campaigns in the Southern Patagonian Icefield and surrounding region are expected in the next three years. Contact me if you are interested in any of the projects.
- A community seismic experiment targeting the pre-, syn- and post-rift evolution of the Mid Atlantic US Margin (ENAM) (check out the onshore/offshore fieldwork blog here and the land explosive fieldwork blog here!)
- Characterizing the geometry and time of deformation of the Meeman-Shelby fault, TN
- Long-term deformation in the Mississippi Embayment (Phase I and II)
- Broadband Offshore-Land Investigation of Venezuela and the Antilles arc Region (BOLIVAR)
- Continental Dynamics of the Rocky Mountains (CD-ROM)