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Alison Duvall

Alison Duvall is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is a geologist and geomorphologist who integrates the broad fields of surface processes, structural geology, and tectonics to tackle a host of questions relating to tectonically driven landscape evolution. She and her research team explore these topics at field sites around the world, including New Zealand and the Himalaya/Tibetan Plateau, and in locations closer to home, such as the Cascades, the Wallowa Mountains of NE Oregon and central Idaho. Alison received the 2016 AGU Luna B. Leopold Award (Earth Surface Processes early career award) for her “contributions to fluvial, hillslope, and tectonic geomorphology that have fundamentally advanced understanding of landscape dynamics across a wide range of scales”. She delivered the 2016 Sharp Lecture in San Francisco at the AGU annual meeting as part of this honor.

Alison received a BS in Geosciences from Virginia Tech (2000), an MS in Geology from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2003), and a PhD in Geology from the University of Michigan (2011). Following a CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder, she joined the faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle.