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Basil Tikoff
Professor
Structural Geology and Tectonics
(608) 262-4678
Email: basil@geology.wisc.edu
Office: A462 Weeks Hall


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Basil Tikoff
Professor
Structural Geology and Tectonics
(608) 262-4678
Email: basil@geology.wisc.edu
Office: 179 Weeks Hall
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Research

 
I view myself as a quantitative field geologist. I try to use a simultaneous 
 
combination of field geology, geophysical methods, physical (analog) models, 
 
and numerical models to understand three-dimensional deformation. Ongoing 
 
projects are on a range of scales and crustal levels in order to consider 
 
deformation of the entire lithosphere. My students and I use a variety of tools to 
 
address questions associated with structural geology and tectonics: Kinematic 
 
modeling, Electron BackScatter Diffraction (EBSD) for LPO, Geomagnetism 
 
(Paleomagnetism and AMS), Shape Preferred Orientation, and Gravity surveys. 
 
I have advised 7 PhD students and 14 Masters students.
 
 
A list of ongoing projects, grouped thematically, is listed below:
 
-Granite emplacement and magmatic arc processes
 
-Strike-slip tectonism
 
-Deformation of the lithospheric mantle
 
-Extracting rheological information from naturally deformed rocks
 
-Strain localization
 
-Deformation of the lower crust
 
-Tectonics of the western United States
 
-Tectonics of the central America and northern Caribbean
 
 

Teaching

 
Courses that I am presently teaching:
 
Integrated Liberal Studies (ILS 251 & 252)
 
Geology 202, Introduction to Geological Structures
 
Geology 204, Historical Geology
 
Geology 455, Structural Geology
 
Geology 556, Mountains Belts
 
Geology 755, Advanced Structural Geology
 
Multiple Fieldtrip classes
 
 

Departmental Responsibilities

 
I am currently the chair of the graduate studies committee.