QARGMcMicken College of Arts & SciencesQuarternary and Anthropocene Research GroupUniversity of Cincinnati

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Craig Dietsch

Craig Dietsch
Dietsch's Research
Department of Geology
Associate Professor
Tectonic Geomorphology

Dr. Dietsch has wide–ranging interests and expertise centered on understanding the evolution of mountain chains, from crustal tectonics and petrology to landscape evolution. He has current projects in the Himalaya of northern India, the eastern Pyrenees and the Catalan Coastal Ranges of northeastern Spain, the Appalachians in western New England, and southern California. Current research projects in these field areas are centered on a variety of topics: linking bedrock exhumation to fluvial incision in the Himalaya, understanding the nature of basement rocks and the early phases of orogeny they record in the Variscan chain in southwestern Europe, testing geodynamic models of migmatite domes, and in southern California, understanding the generation of alluvial fans and how they may record tectonic and climate signals.

QARG Publications
Dortch, J.M., Dietsch, C., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W. and Ruppert, K. (2011) Episodic fluvial incision of rivers and rock uplift in the Himalaya and Transhimalaya. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 783-804.

Dortch, J., Owen, L.A., Haneberg, W.C., Caffee, M.W., Dietsch, C. and Kamp, U. (2009) Nature and timing of mega–landslides in northern India. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 1037-1056.

Adams, B., Dietsch, C., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M., Spotila, J. and Haneberg, B. (2009) Exhumation and incision history of the Lahul Himalaya, northern India, based on (U-Th)/He thermochronometry and terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide dating techniques. Geomorphology, 107, 285-299.