New Insights on the Geology of Central Oregon
January 5, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us in discovering how tectonic forces shape Oregon’s landscapes.
This is an in-person program.
The volcanic landscapes of Central Oregon have been shaped by tectonic forces that are active on a global scale. In Central Oregon, these forces interact to create a geologically diverse region of snow-covered volcanic peaks, landscapes created by faults, and some of the largest volcanic eruptions on earth. In this presentation, Dr. Daniele McKay, geologist and instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon, will explore recent geologic research that has changed our understanding of Central Oregon landscapes.
Dr. Daniele McKay is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon. She lives in Bend, Oregon and teaches online geology courses throughout the academic year, and field courses in Central Oregon during the summer. Her research background is in physical volcanology with a focus on recent mafic eruptions in the Central Oregon Cascades. She is also interested in how societies prepare for and respond to natural disasters, especially volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. She has worked with Deschutes County, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, and the Red Cross on natural hazard preparedness and mitigation in central Oregon.