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.


Congrats to BRG student Rachel Bernard on her first paper, just published in JGR Solid Earth!…

BRG students Travis Clow and Rachel Bernard wrote a blog about BRG adventures at AGU. Check it out here:

The Behr Research Group (@BRG_Geology) is giving 4 talks this week at AGU, and several posters! Check 'em out!

New search for an Assistant Professor in Lithosphere Dynamics at UT Austin just opened!