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Associate Professor
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Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039
Specialty:structural geology; tectonics; field geology; plate boundary zones, mountains, continental crust
Biography:Keith Klepeis is a field and structural geologist. His interests center on the tectonic evolution of plate boundaries, mountain belts, and fault systems. He has several projects in the circum-Pacific region and in New England, but his two main areas of current emphasis are field based studies in Vermont, Fiordland, New Zealand and the Coast Ranges of southeast Alaska and British Columbia. Klepeis' current research examines the effects of interactions between different types of geologic processes operating within near surface environments to the Earth's deep interior. These processes include uplift and erosion, mountain-building, plate motions, magmatism, metamorphism and deformation. Locations of current and past research include: southeast Alaska and British Columbia; New Zealand; Northern Appalachians; Australia, Bhutan Himalaya; the southernmost Andes of South America; and the Antarctic Peninsula.