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Alison Duvall
Assistant Professor
Office: JHN 343
Phone: 206.221.8311
Fax: 206-543-0489 (shared)
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Interests: Tectonics, Geomorphology, Landscape Evolution, and Applied Geosciences
Research Groups: Geomorphology ; StructuralGeology, Tectonics, and Geodynamics

Education: Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2011 M.S. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003B.S. summa cum laude, Virginia Tech, 2000
Graduate Students:
Sarah Harbert, Sean LaHusen, and Phil Schoettle-Greene
Current Research:
My research focuses on crustal deformation and accompanying landscape evolutionand considers the role of each in orogenic development. I address these topics witha combined field (geologic/geomorphic mapping and surveying of landforms),laboratory (low-temperature thermochronometry and geochronology of bedrockand detrital minerals), and modeling approach. Numerical modeling done inconjunction with field-based studies enhances my ability to explore changes insurface form and/or geomorphic process as the landscape evolves in response totectonic forcing and to make meaningful geological interpretations from field data invery complex systems.
Recent Publications:
LaHusen, S., Duvall, A., Booth, A., and Montgomery, D., 2016, The Holocene history of long-runout landslides near Oso, Washington: Geology, 44(2), doi:10.1130/G37267.1.

Duvall, A.R. and Tucker, Gregory E., 2015, The Hills are Alive: Dynamic Ridges and Valleys in a Strike-Slip Environment: Journal of Geophysical Research:Earth Surface, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JF003618

Duvall, Alison R, Clark, Marin K., Kirby, Eric, Farley, Kenneth A., Craddock, William H., Li, Chuanyou, and Yuan, Dao-Yang, 2013, Timing of Kunlun and Haiyuan strike-slip faulting, northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau: Tectonics, 32(5), doi:10.1002/tect.20072

Duvall, Alison R, Clark, Marin K., Avdeev, Boris, Farley, Kenneth A., and Chen, Zhengwei, 2012, Widespread Late Cenozoic increase in erosion rates across the interior of eastern Tibet constrained by detrital low-temperature thermochronometry: Tectonics, 31, doi:10.1029/2011TC002969

Duvall, Alison R., Clark, Marin K., van der Pluijm, B.A., and Li, Chuanyou, 2011, Eocene onset of reverse faulting in northeastern Tibet constrained by Ar-dating of fault clays and low-temperature thermochronometry: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304, p. 520-526.

Duvall, Alison R., and Clark, Marin K., 2010, Dissipation of fast strike-slip faulting within and beyond northeastern Tibet: Geology, 38, doi:10.1130G30711.1