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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

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