Publications

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* Post-doctoral advisee

† Graduate student advisee

^Undergraduate student advisee

In Review:

Published or In Press:

20. †Bernard, R., Behr, W.M., Fabric heterogeneity in the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle in southern California, in press in Journal of Geophysical Research— Solid Earth.

19. Cooper, F.J., Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2017, Rheological transitions in the middle crust: insights from Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes, Solid Earth Discussions v. 8 (1), p 199-215

18. Behr, W. M., and D. Smith, 2016, Deformation in the mantle wedge associated with Laramide flat-slab subduction, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 2643–2660, doi:10.1002/2016GC006361.  [link to PDF]

17. Kirchner, K.L., Behr, W.M., Loewy, S., Stockli, D., 2016.  Early Miocene subduction in the western Mediterranean, constraints from Rb-Sr multi-mineral isochron geochronology, G-Cubed, 17, doi:10.1002/2015GC006208. [link to PDF]

16. Kidder, S., Hirth, G., Avouac, J., Behr, W.M., 2016.  The influence of a stepped stress history on the grain size, microstructure and rheology of experimentally deformed quartzite, Journal of Structural Geology, v. 83, p. 194-206. [link to PDF]

15. Hanna, R.D., Ketcham, R.A., Zolensky, M., Behr, W.M., 2015. Impact-induced brittle deformation, porosity loss, and aqueous alteration in the Murchison chondrite, Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 171, p. 256-282. [link to PDF]

14. Gold, P.O., Behr, W.M., Rood, D.H., Sharp, W., Rockwell, T., Kendrick, K., ^Salin, A., 2015. Holocene geologic slip rate for the Banning strand of the southern San Andreas fault, southern California, Journal of Geophysical Research— Solid Earth, 120, do:10.1002/2015JB012004. [link to PDF]

13. Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P., 2014.  Brittle faults are weak, yet the ductile middle crust is strong: implications for lithospheric mechanics, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061349. [link to PDF]

12. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., Cooper, F.J., Metamorphic core complexes: windows into the rheology of the middle to lower crust, Geol. Soc. London, v. 172, p. 9-27. [link to PDF]

11. Behr, W.M., Hirth, J.G., 2014.  Rheological properties of the mantle lid beneath the Mojave region in southern California, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 393, p. 60-72.  [link to PDF]

10. Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P.  2013. Rheological evolution of a Mediterranean subduction complex, Journal of Structural Geology, Vol. 54, p. 136-155.  [link to PDF]

9. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., Johanesen, K.A., Williams, J. The Betic-Rif arc and its orogenic hinterland: A review, 2013.  Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Vol. 41.   [link to PDF]

8. Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P., 2012. Kinematic and thermal evolution during two-stage exhumation of a Mediterranean subduction complex, Tectonics, v. 31, TC4025.  [link to PDF]

7. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2011. Deep structure of lithospheric fault zones, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 38, L24308.  [link to PDF]

6. Behr, W.M., Platt, J.P., 2011. A naturally constrained stress profile through the middle crust in an extensional terrane, Earth and Planetary Science Letters; v. 303, Issues 3-4, p. 181-192.  [link to PDF]

5. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2011. Lithospheric shear zones as constant stress experiments, Geology; v. 39 (2), p. 127-130.   [link to PDF]

4. Platt, J.P., Behr, W.M., 2011. Grainsize evolution in ductile shear zones: implications for strain localization and the strength of the lithosphere, Journal of Structural Geology; v.33, p. 537-550.  [link to PDF]

3. Behr, W.M., Thomas, J.B., Hervig, R.L., Calibrating Ti concentrations in quartz on the SIMS using NIST silicate glasses with applications to the TitaniQ geothermobarometer.  American Mineralogist, January 2011.  [link to PDF]

2. Behr, W.M., Rood, D.H., Fletcher, K.E., Guzman, N., Finkel, R., Hanks, T.C., Hudnut, K.W., Kendrick, K.J., Platt, J.P., Sharp, W.D., Weldon, R., Yule, J.D., 2010.  Uncertainties in slip rate estimates for the Mission Creek strand of the southern San Andreas fault at Biskra Palms Oasis, southern California, GSA Bulletin; v. 122; no. 9/10; p. 1360–1377; doi: 10.1130/B30020.1; 15 figures; 3 tables.  [link to PDF]

1. Fletcher, K.E., Sharp, W.D., Kendrick, K.J., Behr, W.M., Hanks, T.C., 230Th/U dating of a late Pleistocene alluvial fan offset along the southern San Andreas fault. GSA Bulletin; September/October 2010; v. 122; no. 9/10; p. 1347–1359; doi: 10.1130/B30018.1; 8 figures; 3 tables; Data Repository item 2010025.  [link to PDF]

 

RECENT CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

* Invited

† Graduate student advisee

^Undergraduate student advisee

2016

Clow, T.C., Behr, W.M., Helper, M.A., Gold, P.O., Stockli, D., 2016. Fluvial geomorphic and incision history of the northern Rio Grande River near Questa, New Mexico, GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

*Behr, W.B., Kotowski, A.J., Ashley, K., 2016. Metamorphic heterogeneity and transient rheology of the deep subduction interface, GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Speciale, P., Behr, W.M., Hirth, G., Tokle, L., 2016. Comparison of olivine grain growth during dynamic recrystallization, post-deformation annealing, and static annealing, AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Cisneros, M., Barnes, J., Behr, W.M., 2016.  Constraining the thermal and tectonic evolution of a greenschist facies shear zone on Syros, Greece by using stable isotopes and mineral chemistry, AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

*Behr, W.B., Smith, D., 2016, Deformation in the mantle wedge associated with Laramide flat slab subduction and implications for surface deformation during the Laramide orogeny, AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Kotowski, A., Behr, W.B., Ashley, K., Stockli, D., 2016, Metamorphic heterogeneity and transient rheology of the deep subduction interface: insights from meta-mafic blueschists and eclogites exposed on Syros Island, Greece, AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Bernard, R., Behr, W.M., 2016, Constraints from naturally deformed peridotites on controls on olivine lattice preferred orientation, AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Munoz, J.J., Behr, W.M., Sharp, W.D., Fryer, R., Gold, P.O., 2016, Holocene geologic slip rate for the Mission Creek strand of the southern San Andreas fault, northern Coachella Valley, CA, AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Gold, P.O., Behr, W.M., Review of published Quaternary geochronologic data supports the importance of dating geomorphic surfaces using multiple geochronometers, AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

2015

*Behr, W.M., Smith, D., Bernard, R., 2015, Constraints from xenoliths on Cenozoic deformation and rheology of the western US mantle lithosphere, AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Behr, W.M., Smith, D., 2015.  Olivine fabric transitions associated with hydration, dehydration and shear above the Farallon flat slab, GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Speciale, P., Behr, W.M., Hirth, G., Tokle, Leif, 2015.  Longevity of strain localization associated with dynamic recrystallization of olivine in mantle rocks, AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Gold, P.O., Behr, W.M., Fletcher, J., Hinojosa-Corona, A., Rockwell, T., 2015. New Holocene geologic slip rates for the Agua Blanca Fault, Baja California, Mexico, AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Kotowski, A., Behr, W.M., Stockli, D., Ashley, K., 2015, Rheological heterogeneity along the deep subduction interface: insights from exhumed HP metamorphic rocks exposed on Syros Island, Greece, AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Bernard, Behr, W.M., Constraints from xenoliths on the rheology of the Mojave lower crust and lithospheric mantle, AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2014

^Canada, T., Behr, W.M.,  Stockli, L., Stockli, D., 2014.  Ti-in-quartz geothermobarometry applied to metamorphic rocks of the Santa Rosa mylonite zone in southern California, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

^Gentry, E., Behr, W.M., 2014.  Diverse pseudotachylites associated with the Whipple detachment fault: implications for seismogenesis on low-angle normal faults.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Bernard, B., Behr, W.M., 2014.  Characterization of microstructures and rheology of Mojave peridotite xenoliths from two localities. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Gold, P.O., Behr, W.M., Rood, D.H., Rockwell, T., Kendrick, K., Sharp, W., 2014.  Holocene slip rate on the Banning strand of the southern San Andreas fault near San Gorgonio Pass. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Speciale, P., Behr, W.M., Hirth, G., 2014.  Longevity of strain localization associated with dynamic recrystallization of olivine in mantle rocks.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Behr, W.M., Smith, D., 2014. A- to B-type olivine fabric transitions associated with hydration, dehydration and shear above the Farallon flat slab.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

*Behr, W.M., ^Canada, T., Stockli, L., Stockli, D., 2014.  Ti redistribution in quartz associated with progressive strain in naturally deformed granites.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Hanna, R.D., Zolensky, M., Ketcham, R.A., Behr, W.M., Martinez, J.E.  Impact-induced chondrule deformation and aqueous alteration of CM2 Murchison.  Annual Meetings of the Meteoritical Society, Casablanca, Morocco.