Lydia M Staisch, Ph.D.
I'm a Research Geologist with the GMEG Science Center, working on structural geology, tectonic geomorphology, geologic mapping, and seismic hazards in the Pacific Northwest. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014, where I focused on the deformation history of the northern Tibetan Plateau and coseismic landslide hazards in the Himalaya. Afterwards, I was a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow with Brian Sherrod at the Earthquake Science Center. My general research interests are in continental deformation and landscape evolution. I tend to employ a multi-faceted approach in my research, including field work, structural-stratigraphic analysis, geochemical analysis, geodynamic modeling, remote sensing and geodesy.
Check out my personal website for more information about research topics (and pictures!).
2014 Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, advisor: Nathan Niemi
2008 B.A., Geology, Carleton College, advisor: Sarah Titus
2017 - present Research Geologist, United States Geological Survey
2014 - 2017 Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, United States Geological Survey
2009 - 2014 Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan
2009 Field Assistant in Salta Province, Argentina, University of Arizona
2008 Field Geologist, GeoCorps America Intern, Klamath National Forest, CA