Tim Stahl

Senior LecturerTim Stahl

Beatrice Tinsley Rm 219
Internal Phone: 92449


Research Interests

I study how faults deform the Earth and lead to the uplift of mountains, as well as all the surface processes that occur in the million year interim. My research spans the spatial scale of centimeter-scale displacement of faults in trenches, to several kilometers of accumulated mountain topography across active plate boundaries. Likewise, I am interested in processes that occur over the timescale of a single earthquake to many millions of years. My work involves a broad range of survey, mapping, geochronology, and modelling techniques to quantify rates and styles of faulting. I have worked in the Basin and Range of the western USA, throughout New Zealand, and the Caucasus of Georgia.

Recent Publications

  • Bloom CK., Howell A., Stahl T., Massey C. and Singeisen C. (2022) The influence of off-fault deformation zones on the near-fault distribution of coseismic landslides. Geology 50(3): 272-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G49429.1.
  • Delano J., Stahl T., Howell A. and Clark K. (2022) 3D coseismic surface displacements from historical aerial photographs of the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake, New Zealand. Earth and Space Science Open Archive http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10510511.1.
  • Stahl TA., Cowgill E., Boichenko G., Vasey DA. and Godoladze T. (2022) Recent Surface Rupturing Earthquakes along the South Flank of the Greater Caucasus near Tbilisi, Georgia. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0120210267.
  • Wilkinson C., Stahl T., Jones K., Fujioka T., Fink D. and Norton KP. (2022) Delayed 10Be dilution in detrital quartz following extensive coseismic landsliding: A 2016 Kaikōura earthquake case study. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 581 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117392.
  • Bloom C., Stahl T. and Howell A. (2021) Distributed displacement on the Papatea fault from the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake and implications for hazard planning. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2021.1975777.