Dr. Maggie Ellis

Research Interests

Models for the growth and evolution of faults and fault systems

Active tectonics, landscape evolution, and low-temperature thermochronology

Spatio-temporal evolution of geologic structures

Basin development and salt tectonics


Ph.D., Geology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

M.S., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

B.A., Geology, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2007


Ellis, M.A., Barnes, J.B., Colgan, in review, Testing fault growth models with low-temperature thermochronology in the northwest Basin and Range, U.S.A.

Ellis, M.A. and Barnes, J.B., 2015, A global perspective on the topographic response to fault growth. Geosphere, doi: 10.1130/GES01156.1.

Ellis, M.A., Barnes, J.B., Colgan, J.P. 2014. Geomorphic evidence for renewed Plio-Quaternary faulting in the northwest Basin and Range. Lithosphere, doi: 10.1130/L401.1.

Ellis, M.A.; S. E. Laubach; P. Eichhubl; J. E. Olson; P. Hargrove. 2012. Fracture development and diagenesis of Torridon Group Applecross Formation, near An Teallach, NW Scotland: millennia of brittle deformation resilience? Journal of the Geological Society, v. 169, 297-310. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492011-086.

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