Welcome to the Deformation Research Group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We investigate the deformation of fold-thrust belts and the associated foreland basins, using an integrated approach that combines remote sensing, analog modeling, field campaigns and seismic interpretation. These pages will guide you through my current research projects, current student projects and the projects and current activities of former members of the group. There are also sections on teaching and the group's outreach activities.
ABOUT ME - Cara (Caroline) Burberry
I have two principal geologic interests; the way strain is partitioned during deformation, and the way pre-existing fabrics can affect deformation. I have worked on regions in the Rocky Mountains (USA), the Zagros Mountains (Iraq-Iran) and the Kalimantan Fold Belt, Indonesia. Current research focuses on understanding the effect of differing mechanical stratigraphies on deformation and penetrative strain, and the presence of distributed damage zones around major faults.
I gained my PhD in 2008 from Imperial College, London (with time spent working at The Pennsylvania State University and Uppsala University). Following my PhD, I worked at the University of Utah, before joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall of 2010.
In addition to my duties at UNL, I am a senior associate editor for the AAPG Bulletin, and associate editor for Marine Geophysics and the Central European Journal of Geosciences. I have served on the SEP for IODP for two terms, and have served in several other capacities in the IODP advisory structure. Most recently, I was part of the NEXT worshop steering committee in May 2019. Last but not least, I am the past President of the Cornhuskers AWG Chapter.