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Primary Research Activities

Research in my group focuses on the mechanics and kinematics of continental 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 older remnants of deep-seated ductile shear zones exhumed from greater depth within the lithosphere.  My students and I apply a wide range of field, structural, geochronological and analytical methods.  To find out more about some of our active projects, check out the 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 Research Group 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

News & Events

Syros Blueschists
Beginning Ph.D. student Alissa Kotowski, JSG colleagues Danny Stockli and Jaime Barnes, and Dr. Behr begin a new project on Syros Island in the Cyclades in Greece.
Agua Blanca Fault
In May, Dr. Behr and Ph.D. student Peter Gold discovered several new slip rate sites along the Agua Blanca fault in Baja California, Mexico, near Ensenada.
Xenolith Hunting
In early May, 2014, Dr. Behr and Ph.D. student Rachel Bernard went xenolith hunting in the Mojave desert of California. Click the link above to learn more.
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