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Richard O Lease, Ph.D.

Orogen-scale interactions between tectonics, climate, and geodynamics; kinematic and physiographic evolution of mountain ranges; structural and stratigraphic evolution of fold-and-thrust belts and foreland basins; paleotopography; thermochronology; magnetostratigraphy; basin analysis; tectonic geomorphology

Professional Experience

  • 2012 – Present Research Geologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 2011 – 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. 2010 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Geology

  • A.B. 2005 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Geosciences

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Geological Society of America

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government