Research in the BRG focuses on the mechanics and kinematics of deformation at plate boundaries and spans a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.  We examine the geomorphic expression of young, active faults, and we also study more ancient remnants of deep-seated ductile shear zones exhumed from greater depth within Earth’s lithosphere.  BRG students apply a wide range of field, structural, geochronological and analytical methods.  To find out more about some of our active projects, check out our Research page. If you’re a prospective graduate student, please feel free to check out the Student Opportunities* page and don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Behr or anyone else in the BRG if you have questions about the graduate program at UT Austin.

BRG Mailing Address:  Dept. of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, 2275 Speedway Stop C9000, Austin TX, 78712-1722

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* Professor Behr will not be taking on new students for Fall 2017, as the group is at max capacity.

 

New search for an Assistant Professor in Lithosphere Dynamics at UT Austin just opened! https://t.co/qUgUaBAlW4 https://t.co/6CppIpbnNp

Article just out in the Jackson School Newsletter on the Behr Research Group! Can check it out here: https://t.co/fENkgwEhLg

Whitney Behr accepting the Donath Medal at #GSA2016 on her birthday! Congrats Whitney! https://t.co/zOdtRNEFWi

New paper just out in G-Cubed on mantle deformation associated with the Laramide orogeny! https://t.co/pG1V1VWqgN https://t.co/crCL9ReVXa