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Jackson School of Geosciences

Pamela Speciale

Pamela  Speciale
B.S., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Work: +1 512 771 0560
Office: JGB 5.354
Mailcode: C9000
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


My research interests include paleopiezometry, rock mechanics and strain localization in the lithospheric mantle. I am examining stress-grainsize relationships in feldspar and orthopyroxene in naturally deformed rocks, in an effort to test experimental extrapolations of these relationships to estimating stress in the lithosphere. I am also exploring the mechanisms and longevity of strain localization in the lithospheric mantle through experimental deformation of dry olivine aggregates.