Kristina Butler

Kristina  Butler
B.S., Geological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017
Ph.D., Geological Sciences - Tectonics and Sedimentology, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2021

Office: JGB
Mailcode: N5580


I am a field-based sedimentologist and geochronologist who uses sedimentary basin records to understand the drivers and consequences of mountain building. My current research focus is sediment routing and foreland basin evolution of Northern Patagonia. I combine a variety of provenance techniques (sandstone petrography, detrital zircon U-Pb, Lu-Hf and trace and rare earth elements) with depositional system interpretations and subsidence histories. For other current and future research projects, see my website

Current Research Projects

Mesozoic-Cenozoic foreland basin evolution in Northern Patagonia, Argentina (~42-46°S): integrating sedimentation, magmatism, and subduction dynamics

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (Tectonics) - NSF-EAR (2018 - 2021)

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Student Councilor, (2018 - 2021)