Michael Taylor

Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-5828
114 Lindley Hall


Summary

Dr. Taylor uses remote sensing, geodesy, isotope geochemistry, and structural geology to understand the dynamics of continental deformation.

Teaching

Dr. Taylor teaches structural geology, field camp, advanced mapping, and neotectonics.

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Geology
  • Field Mapping
  • Neotectonics
  • Tibet
  • Himalaya

Research

Dr. Taylor's research interests lie in studying active fault systems, orogenesis, and development of continental orogenic plateaus.  He uses remote sensing, geodesy, isotope geochemistry, and structural geology to understand the dynamics of continental deformation.

Data

·   Database of active structures for the Indo-Asian collision zone is available here.

·   Database of Active Tectonics of the Andes (ATA) is available here.

 

Research Interests

  • Geometry, kinematics, and earthquake potential for active fault systems
  • Mechanics of continental deformation with emphasis on the Himalaya, Tibet, and the Andes
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Upcoming Colloquium

SPRING 2021

2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

The 2021-2022 Academic-Year Undergraduate Scholarship Award Application is now online.
 
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