Dr. Daniel Stockli

Danny Stockli
Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924

My research focuses on (1) the integrated application of thermochronology and geochronology to tectonic and geological problems to better understand the temporal and thermal aspects of tectonic, petrologic, stratigraphic, and geomorphologic processes. In particular, I am interested in combining structural geology with low-temperature thermochronology to elucidate the spatial and temporal distribution of deformation in intra-continental rifting, orogen-parallel extension, and continental rupture leading to seafloor spreading as well as collisional tectonics (e.g., coupling of fold-and-thrust sheet and foreland basin dynamics). (2) Geo- and Thermochronometry technique development, calibration, and bench marking, with special emphasis on development of new thermochronmeters (e.g., monazite, rutile, and magnetite) and novel applications (e.g., geoarcheology, isotopic provenance, etc.)