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Researcher: Basil Tikoff

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Areas of Expertise
  • Astrobiology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Paleontology
  • Nanogeoscience
  • Structural geology
  • Granite emplacement and magmatic arc processes
  • Strike-slip tectonism
  • Deformation of the lithospheric mantle
  • Extracting rheological information from naturally deformed rocks
  • Strain localization
  • Deformation of the lower crust
  • Tectonics of the Western United States
  • Tectonics of the Central America and Northern Caribbean
  • Volcanism and plutonism
  • Potential field (geophysical) methods
  • Deformation of lithosphere
  • Rheology of naturally deformed rocks
Web Site Basil Tikoff's Department of Geoscience Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • The petrological and geochemical evolution of early forearc mantle lithosphere: An example from the Red Hills Ultramafic Massif, New Zealand. Stewart ED, Lamb WM, Newman J, Tikoff B. Journal of Petrology. 2016 May. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egw017.

  • Neotectonic deformation within an extensional stepover in El Salvador magmatic arc, Central America: Implication for the interaction of arc magmatism and deformation. Garibaldi N, Tikoff B, Hernandez W. Tectonophysics. 2016 Apr. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.05.015.

  • We need to talk: Facilitating communication between field-based geoscience and cyberinfrastructure communities. Mookerjee M, Vieira D, Chan MA, Gil Y, Goodwin C, et al. GSA Today. 2015 Oct. doi: 10.1130/GSATG248GW.1.

  • Seismic cycle is controlled by stress and displacement loading between crust and mantle: The lithospheric feedback model. Chatzaras V, Tikoff B, Newman J, Titus SJ, Withers AC, et al. Geotectonic Research. 2015 Aug;97(1):7-7. doi: 10.1127/1864-5658/2015-03.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Carleton College
  • University of Toulouse (France)
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Florida
  • Victoria University (New Zealand)
  • James Cook University (Australia)
Research Tools
  • Geological fieldwork
  • Geophysical methods
  • Microscopy
  • Kinematic modeling
  • Analog modeling
Research Facilities
  • Field equipment (GPS, Gravity, Surveying, etc.)
  • Analog modelling apparatus
  • Kappa Bridge (Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility)
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-4678
Current University UW–Madison
Department Geoscience
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 179 Weeks Hall for Geological Sciences
Address Line 2 1215 West Dayton Street
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Oberlin College, 1987
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1994
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing