Brian P. Wernicke

Chandler Family Professor of Geology
B.S., University of Southern California, 1978; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982. Visiting Professor, Caltech, 1990; Professor of Geology, 1992-2001; Chandler Professor, 2001-.

Research Interests

Evolution of the continental lithosphere through judicious combination of field observation and geophysical and geochemical methods: Physical processes governing the large-scale structural evolution of mountain belts using GPS geodesy and neotectonics, especially earthquakes and slow episodic deformations revealed through comparison of geodetic and geologic measurements; Neoproterozoic climate change using chemostratigraphic methods; paleoaltimetry and geomorphology using low-temperature thermometric techniques, including carbonate clumped-isotope thermometry and (U-Th)/He thermochronometry.

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Administrative Assistant: Lisa Christiansen