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Tectonics and Structural Geology
Derya Gürer

Derya Gürer

Derya Gürer is a Lecturer of Earth Sciences at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Her research evolves around tectonics and the evolution of Earth's lithosphere at various spatio-temporal scales. She combines field-based data (structural geology, stratigraphy) with laboratory analyses (geochronology, paleomagnetism) to build kinematic reconstructions and compare those to the structure of the underlying mantle.

100 years of Marie Tharp – The woman who mapped the ocean floor and laid the foundations of modern geology

100 years of Marie Tharp – The woman who mapped the ocean floor and laid the foundations of modern geology

Marie Tharp (July 30, 1920 – August 23, 2006) would have turned 100 on this very day and she continues to live through her legacy of having mapped the world’s oceans. Similar to famous painters, some of whom only gain appreciation after their death, Marie Tharp is one of the most underappreciated scientists in the history of the earth sciences. Marie was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Due to h ...[Read More]

Minds over Methods: Reconstructing oceans lost to subduction

Minds over Methods: Reconstructing oceans lost to subduction

Our next Minds over Methods article is written by Derya Gürer, who just finished a PhD at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. During her PhD, she used a combination of many methods to reconstruct the evolution of the Anadolu plate, which got almost entirely lost during closure of the Neotethys in Anatolia. Here, she explains how the use of these multiple methods helped her to obtain a 3D understa ...[Read More]