Structural Geology, Tectonics, and Neotectonics
Office: LFG 213
Ph.D. – University of Utah: 1989
My primary research interests are in regional tectonics, both contractional and extensional, and in faulting and faulting processes. In studying faults and tectonics, I use the absolute and relative timing of deformation, fault geometries, and fault kinematics to develop models of faulting and regional tectonism.
Cashman, P., DeVilla, D., Taylor, W.J., Davydov, V., and Trexler, J., 2011, Late Paleozoic contractional and extensional deformation at Edna Mountain, Nevada: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, p. 651-668, first published on October 18, 2010, doi:10.1130/B30247.1
Luke, B., Murvosh, H., Kittipongdaja, P., Karasa, A., Tamrakar, P., Taylor, W. J., 2010, Rayleigh-wave dispersion curves for long, linear arrays at a predominantly-gravel site: Proceedings, Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), 23rd Annual Meeting [CD-ROM]. Denver: Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society. pp. 742-750.
Luke, B., Murvosh, H., Taylor, W., and Wagoner, J., 2010, Characteristic shear velocity profiles for predominant sediment fill units in the Las Vegas Basin: In D. Fratta, A. J. Puppala and B. Muhunthan (eds.), GeoFlorida 2010, Advances in Analysis, Modeling, and Design, Geotechnical Special Publication 199 [CD-ROM]: American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. ISBN 978-0-7844-1095-0. pp 1313-1320.
Luke, B., Murvosh, H., Taylor, W., and Wagoner, J., 2009, Three-dimensional modeling of shallow shear-wave velocities for Las Vegas, Nevada using sediment type: Journal of Earth Science, v. 20, p. 555-562.
GEOL 100: Natural Disasters
GEOL 135/335: Nonrenewable Natural Resources
GEOL 341: Structural Geology
GEOL 348: Field Geology I
GEOL 370: Intermediate Field Geology
GEOL 372: Advanced Field Geology
GEOL 444/644: Tectonics of Orogenic Belts
GEOL 449/649: Geochronology
GEOL 493: Advanced Topics (undergraduate study)
GEOL 496/796: Tectonics and Magmatism
GEOL 701: Research Methods
GEOL 744: Tectonics and Structures/Neotectonics
GEOL 745: Advanced Structural Geology
GEOL 793: Independent Study
GEOL 795: Poster Presentations and Time Management
GEOL 796: Mineral Preparation Techniques