Cara Burberry

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Assistant Professor Earth & Atmospheric Sciences 402-472-7157 206 Bessey Hall

The Deformation Research Group has two primary research directions; tectonic inheritance, and penetrative strain.  My students and I target these concepts using remote sensing, analog models, fieldwork and integration with available depth data.  Current field areas are the Rocky Mountains, in MT and CO, and I maintain links with colleages in the Middle East.  I have worked in the Zagros Simply Folded Belt, Iran-Iraq, the Kalimantan fold-thrust belt, Indonesia and the Llanos Basin in Colombia, as well as the Ozarks in AR and the Rockies. Current research projects are described in the linked page (see sidebar).

Selected Publications

Burberry, C.M. & Peppers, M.H., accepted. Fracture Characterization in Tight Carbonates: an example from the Ozark Plateau, AR. AAPG Bulletin

Lathrop, B.A.* & Burberry, C.M., accepted. Accommodation of penetrative strain during deformation above a ductile d├ęcollement. Lithosphere. Available online.

Burberry, C.M. & Palu, J.M., 2016. The influence of the Great Falls Tectonic Zone on the thrust sheet geometry of the southern Sawtooth Range, Montana. The Geological Magazine, v. 153, p. 845-865

Burberry, C.M., Jackson, C. A-L. & Chandler, S.R. 2016. Seismic Imaging of Large-Scale Karst Features in the Persian Gulf; Implications for the Characterization of Carbonate Reservoirs. AAPG Bulletin, v. 100, p1561-1584

Schreurs, G., Buiter, S.J.H., Boutelier, J., Burberry, C., Callot, J.-P., Cavozzi, C., Cerca, M., Chen, J-H., Cristallini, E., Cruden, A.R., Cruz, L., Daniel, J-M., Da Poian, G., Garcia, V.H., Gomes, C.J.S., Grall, C., Guillot, Y., Guzman, C., Hidavah, T.N., Hilley, G., Klinkmuller, M., Koyi, H.A., Lu, C-Y., Maillot, B., Meriaux, C., Nilfouroushan, F., Pan, C-C., Pillot. D., Portillo, R., Rosenau, M., Schellart, W.P., Schlische, R.W., Take, A., Vendeville, B., Vergnaud, M., Vettori, M., Wang, S-H., Withjack, M.O., Yagupsky, D. & Yamada, Y., in press.  Benchmarking analogue models of brittle thrust wedges.  Journal of Structural Geology

Burberry, C.M., & Swiatlowski, J.L., 2016. Evolution of a fold-thrust belt deforming above a heterogeneous basement unit: insights from analog models.  Journal of Structural Geology, v. 87, p1-18 

Burberry, C.M., Joeckel, R.M. & Korus, J.T. 2015.  Post-Mississippian tectonics of the Nemaha Tectonic Zone and Mid-Continent Rift System, SE Nebraska and N Kansas.  The Mountain Geologist, v 52 (4) p47-73. 

Burberry, C.M., 2015. Spatial and temporal variation in penetrative strain during compression: insights from analog models.  Lithosphere. v 7, p611-624, Doi: 10.1130/L454.1

Burberry, C.M., 2015.  The effect of basement fault reactivation on the Triassic-Recent geology of Kurdistan, N Iraq.  Journal of Petroleum Geology, v38 (1) p37-58

Zebari, M.M., & Burberry, C.M., 2015.  4D evolution of anticlines and implications for hydrocarbon exploration within the Zagros Fold-Thrust Belt, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.  GeoArabia, 20 (1) p161-188.

Burberry, C.M, Jackson, C. A-L. & Cosgrove, J.W. 2011.  Late Cretaceous to Recent deformation, related to inherited structures and subsequent compression within the Persian Gulf: A 2D seismic case study.  Journal of the Geological Society of London, v168 p485-498.

Burberry, C.M, Cosgrove, J.W. & Liu, J-G, 2010. A Study of Fold Amplification and Deformation style using the evolution of the land surface:  Zagros Simply Folded Belt, Iran.  In Robin, C. & Leturmy, P. (eds) Tectonic and Stratigraphic Evolution of Zagros and Makran during the Mesozoic-Cenozoic, Geological Society of London Special Publication 330, p139-154

Burberry, C.M, Cosgrove, J.W. & Liu, J-G, 2008, Landform morphology and drainage pattern characteristics as an indicator of fold type in the Zagros Simply Folded Belt, Iran, Journal of Maps, v2008, p417-430.