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No longer at LDEO: 
Associate Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seismology Geology and Tectonophysics
213A Seismology
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8361
(845) 365-8150


Fields of interest: 
Continental deformation using structural geology, seismology, and and other disciplines.

My students and I work on a wide range of topics involving the processes of continental deformation. Our research is interdisciplinary and includes aspects of structural geology seismology, volcanology, paleomagnetism, Quaternary stratigraphy, isotope geochronology and numerical modeling. For example, we have initiated a research program on the growth of normal fault systems. The underlying mechanical process by which faults initiate, grow and interact to form fault systems is basic to understanding how extension is accommodated in the brittle crust. Despite its significance, research in this area still is in its infancy. Recently we have brought to question the role of low-angle upper crustal normal faults in accommodating large amounts of extension. Our discoveries have motivated us to undertake a new synthesis of Tertiary extension in the Basin and Range involving redefinition of its timing, kinematics and causes.

In general our research group takes an eclectic approach to, science, trying to integrate a range of techniques from a, number of different fields to solve fundamental problems in, structure and tectonics.

List of degrees from highest to lowest:
California (Berkeley)
Master of Science
Bachelor of Arts

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Selected Publications:

Rock deformation studies in the Mineral Mountains and Sevier Desert of west-central Utah: Implications for upper crustal low-angle normal faulting Anders, M. H.; Christie-Blick, N.; Wills, S.; Krueger, S. W. Geological Society of America Bulletin Jul Volume: 113 Issue: 7 p.: 895-907 (2001)
Growth of a normal fault system: observations from the Lake Malawi basin of the east African rift Contreras, J.; Anders, M. H.; Scholz, C. H. Journal of Structural Geology Feb Volume: 22 Issue: 2 p.: 159-168 (2000)
Stratified granular media beneath large slide blocks: Implications for mode of emplacement Anders, M. H.; Aharonov, E.; Walsh, J. J. Geology Nov Volume: 28 Issue: 11 p.: 971-974 (2000)