Nancye DawersNancye H. Dawers
Associate Professor

Ken and Ruth Arnold Early Career Endowed Professor in Earth and Ecological Science, 2006-2008

Phone: 504-862-3200
Fax: 504-865-5199

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Room 202 Blessey Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

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Ph.D., Columbia University, 1997
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
B.S., University of Kentucky, 1984

Research Interests

Fault growth and interaction; Scaling in fault populations
Neotectonics and landscape evolution
Structural geology and syn-tectonic stratigraphy using 3-D seismic data

Selected Publications

Hopkins, M.C., and Dawers, N.H., 2015, Changes in bedrock channel morphology driven by displacement rate increase during normal fault interaction and linkage, Basin Research, doi: 10.1111/bre.12072.

Densmore, A.L., Hetzel, R., Ivy-Ochs, S., Krugh, W.C., Dawers, N., and Kubik, P., 2009, Spatial variations in catchment-averaged denudation rates from normal fault footwalls, Geology, 37, 1139-1142, doi: 10.1130/G30164A.1.

Densmore, A.L., Dawers, N.H., Gupta, S., and Guidon, R. , 2005, What sets topographic relief in extensional footwalls?, Geology, 33, 453-456.

Dawers, N.H., and Underhill, J.R., 2000, The role of fault interaction and linkage in controlling syn-rift stratigraphic sequences: Late Jurassic, Statfjord East area, northern North Sea, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 84, 45-64.

McLeod, A.E., Dawers, N.H., and Underhill, J.R., 2000, The propagation and linkage of normal faults: Insights from the Strathspey-Brent-Statfjord fault array, northern North Sea, Basin Research, 12, 263-284.

Gupta, S., Cowie, P.A., Dawers, N.H., and Underhill, J.R., 1998. A mechanism to explain rift basin subsidence and stratigraphic patterns through fault array evolution, Geology, 26, 595-598.

Dawers, N.H., and Anders, M.H., 1995, Displacement-length scaling and fault linkage, Journal of Structural Geology, 17, 607-614.

Dawers, N.H., Anders, M.H., and Scholz, C.H., 1993, Growth of normal faults: Displacement-length scaling, Geology, 21, 1107-1110.

Courses Taught

EENS 1110 – Physical Geology
EENS 3410 – Structural Geology
EENS 4320 – Subsurface Geology
EENS 6070 – Seminar on Fault Growth & Interaction
EENS 6070 – Neotectonics of the San Andreas Margin
EENS 6060 – Tectonic Geomorphology (co-taught with Gasparini)
EENS 6320 – Subsurface Geology
EENS 6410 – Structural Geology
EENS 7100 – Tectonics Seminar

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