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Alison Duvall
Associate 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:
Erich Herzig, Seth Williams, Tamara Aranguiz, Paul Morgan
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:
Zhao, X., Zhang, H., Hetzel, R., Kirby, E., Duvall, A., Whipple, K., Xiong, J., Li, Y., Pang, J., Wang, Y., Wang, P., Liu, K., Ma, P., Zhang, B., Li, X., Zhang, J., and Zhang, P., 2021, Existence of a continental-scale river system in eastern Tibet during the late Cretaceous-early Palaeogene. Nature Communications

Schoettle-Greene, P., Duvall, A.R., Blythe, A., Morley, E., Matthews, W., and LaHusen, S.R., 2020, Minor upper plate exhumation driven by subduction initiation offshore Haida Gwaii, Canada. Geology, 48(9), 908-912.

LaHusen, S.R., Duvall, A.R., Booth, A.M., Struble, W., Grant, A., Wartman, J., Roering, J., and Montgomery, D.R., 2020, Storms trigger more deep-seated landslides than Cascadia earthquakes in the Oregon Coast Range, USA. Science Advances, 6(38), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba6790

Duvall, A.R., Harbert, S.A., Upton, P., Tucker, G.E., Flowers, R.M., and Collett, C.M., 2020, River patterns reveal landscape evolution at the edge of subduction, Marlborough Fault System, New Zealand. Earth Surface, v.8, 177-194. 177-2020

Collett, C.M., Duvall, A.R., Flowers, B., Tucker, G.E., and Upton, P., 2019, The timing and style of oblique deformation within New Zealand’s Kaikōura Ranges and Marlborough Fault System, based on low-temperature thermochronology. Tectonics, v.38, 23 pp.

Harbert, S.A., Duvall, A.R., and Tucker, G.E., 2018, The role of near-fault relief elements in creating and maintaining a strike-slip landscape. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 10 pp. http://doi:10.1029/2018GL080045.

Perkins, J. P., J. J. Roering, W. J. Burns, W. Struble, B. A. Black, K. M. Schmidt, A. Duvall, and N. Calhoun, 2018, Hunting for landslides from Cascadia’s great earthquakes. Eos, 99,

Schanz, S.A., Montgomery, D.R., Collins, B. D., and Duvall, A.R., 2018, Multiple paths to straths: a review and reassessment of terrace generation. Geomorphology, v. 312, 11 pp. http://doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.03.028.

Gray, H.J., Shobe, C.M., Hobley, D.E.J., Tucker, G.E., Duvall, A.R., Harbert, S.A., and Owen, L.A., 2017, Off-fault deformation rate along the southern San Andreas fault at Mecca Hills, southern California, inferred from landscape modeling of curved drainages. Geology, v. 46, 4 pp. http://doi:10.1130/G39820.1.

Booth, A.M., LaHusen, S.R., Duvall, A.R., and Montgomery, D.R., 2017, Holocene history of deep-seated landsliding in the North Fork Stillaguamish River valley from surface roughness analysis, radiocarbon dating, and numerical landscape evolution modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, v. 122, 17 pp. doi:10.1002/2016JF003934.