Spatial distributions of crustal deformation and fault zone morphology divulge the behavior and evolution of fault zones on timescales ranging from seconds to millions of years.
STGL members study how landforms reflect the rates and modes of erosive processes over time, ranging from tectonically active mountain belts to quiescent regions responding to base-level adjustment.
We know that natural hazards impact people and human enterprises. But how do we get individuals to take action to protect themselves? Members of our group have studied what causes people to prepare for large earthquakes, and how to communicate with them in ways that motivate them to act.
Young, Holly H., and George E. Hilley. 2018. “Millennial-Scale Denudation Rates of the Santa Lucia Mountains, California: Implications for Landscape Evolution in Steep, High-Relief, Coastal Mountain Ranges.” GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN 130 (11-12). GEOLOGICAL SOC AMER, INC: 1809–24.DOI: 10.1130/B31907.1
Suckale, Jenny, Zahraa Saiyed, George Hilley, Teuku Alvisyahrin, Abdul Muhari, et al. 2018. “Adding a Community Partner to Service Learning May Elevate Learning but Not Necessarily Service.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 28. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV: 80–87.DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.02.011
Johnstone, Samuel A., Noah J. Finnegan, and George E. Hilley. 2017. “Weak Bedrock Allows North-South Elongation of Channels in Semi-Arid Landscapes.” EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 478. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV: 150–58.DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.08.037