Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor head shot
  • Professor

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Lindley Hall, room #114


Geology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004


I am a field geologist. My research focus lies in understanding the processes associated with deformation of the continental lithosphere, and is firmly grounded in the acquisition of field-based observational data. Because orogenic belts span vast areas, remote sensing is also required to fully portray the behavior of an actively deforming mountain range. The integration of field observations, structural analysis, geochronology, remote sensing, and space geodesy to quantify fault system behavior over various time scales comprises the core of my research.

Research interests:

  • Tectonic development of the Himalayas and Tibet
  • Active faults and earthquake geology