Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009

M.S. Idaho State University, 2002

B.A. San Francisco State University, 2000

Contact Information:

School of Earth and Space Exploration

Room number: PSF-538

Ph: (408) 727-2636


Research Interests:

Some of the most beautiful natural objects in the modern landscape consist of elemental landforms, many of which we do not understand quantitatively. These landforms are commonly the result of the interplay between bedrock uplift, surface denudation, and changes in the hydrologic system. These processes can sometimes be linked, but are often independent and are highly influenced by climate variability and tectonic forces. Because climate change and tectonics are inherently relevant to modern civilization, a quantitative understanding of the morphology of the Earth’s surface and the causality of landscape evolution is fundamental to humanity and the earth science community. Thus my current and future research interests focus on the timing and rates of change of the Earth’s surface due to depositional, denudation, and incisional surface processes in response to changes in the hydrologic cycle and fluvial system, as a result of climate and tectonic variability.


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Duane E. DeVecchio, Ph.D.

Tectonic Geomorphology, Neotectonics, and Structural Geology

Assistant Research Professor  — Arizona State University

Assistant Researcher — University of California, Santa Barbara