Laura uses geodetic methods to investigate deformation of the Earth’s crust at plate boundaries. She conducts research at various locations, including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Japan. One of Laura’s major research interests is investigating slow slip events at subduction zones. She typically uses land-based GPS methods, but has recently begun using seafloor geodetic instruments to investigate seafloor deformation in offshore slow slip events.
tectonics, crustal deformation, earthquakes
Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.S., Geology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill