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Contact:

Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Investigator at WHOI
vwright@whoi.edu

Research Interests:

I am a controlled-source geophysicist and rock physicist who quantifies the effects of tectonism, fluid flow, climate change, and sea-level variations on granular media. To conduct this research, I examine or constrain changes to granular media using computed tomography, cores, seismic reflection and refraction profiles, and aerial photography. I integrate these observations with empirical, experimental, and numerical (finite difference and rock physics) models to identify and characterize fault systems, constrain paleoseismicity, and study earthquake-triggered geohazards.

Affiliations:

Currently, I work with Dr. Pablo Canales at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Dr. Michael Manga at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, I spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Louisiana State University, where I worked with Dr. Peter Clift. I obtained my Ph.D. at Southern Methodist University under the supervision of Dr. Matt Hornbach.