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.


Whitney Behr accepting the Donath Medal at #GSA2016 on her birthday! Congrats Whitney!

New paper just out in G-Cubed on mantle deformation associated with the Laramide orogeny!

Melting and degassing pyroxene grains with a diode laser for helium-3 cosmo surface exposure measurements #geochron

BRG visits Condrey Mtn in N. CA. From left to right: @ctewksc, @WhitneyBehr, @krischinblack, Mark Helper (honorary)