Life of Brian
I am a Research Geologist with the USGS in Seattle, Washington and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington.  I received my Ph.D. from the University of Washington and my research focuses on paleoseismology, paleoecology, and neotectonics.  Most of my work is in the Pacific Northwest but I’ve had also had projects in Alaska and Japan.  Most of what I do centers on trying to find active faults and estimating how active they are once we find them.  To this end, I have a varied tool bag - mapping fault excavations, analysis of lidar data, GIS analyses, marsh stratigraphy, and macro- and microfossil analyses.
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Photos above
Left: Buried Holocene soil at Vasa Park, Bellevue, Washington.
Top, Middle: View to northwest across the Columbia River from Saddle Mountain.
Bottom, Middle:  SEM photomicrograph of an Aulacodiscus sp. valve.
Right:  Me during a hike with my family in Utah.