Duane DeVecchio

Assistant Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Duane DeVecchio is a broad field-based geologist with a background in structural geology and geomorphology. His research involves integrating a suite of Quaternary geochronological techniques, geologic mapping, and GIS-based topographic analysis to quantify the timing and rates of change of Earth’s surface due to depositional, denudational, and incisional processes that result from active tectonics and climate variability. Professor DeVecchio is currently conducting research focused on the spatiotemporal tectonic and geomorphic evolution of the Western Transverse Ranges in Southern California. He is also coauthors a Natural Hazards textbook and is actively involved in teaching.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California-Santa Barbara 2009
  • M.S. Idaho State University 2002
  • B.A. San Francisco State University 2000

Research Interests

DeVecchio is a broad field-based geologist with a background in tectonic geomorphology, sedimentology, and structural geology. His research involves integrating a suite of Quaternary geochronological techniques, geologic mapping, and GIS-based topographic analysis to quantify the timing and rates of change of Earths surface due to depositional, denudational, and incisional processes that result from active tectonics and climate variability. DeVecchio is currently conducting research focused on the spatiotemporal tectonic and geomorphic evolution of the Western Transverse Ranges in Southern California. He is also coauthors a Natural Hazards textbook and is actively involved in teaching.

Publications

Refereed Publications

A. Hughes, D. H. Rood, A. C. Whittaker, R. E. Bell, T. K. Rockwell, D. E. DeVecchio, S. T. Marshall, L. D. Gurrola, C. Nicholson, 2018, Late Quaternary slip rates and seismic hazards for the Southern San Cayetano Fault, Californa USA, from lidar topographic data and 10Be geochronology, Journal of Earth and Planetary Science (EPSL) vol. 504, ISSN:0012-821X, p. 198-210

A. Hughes, D. H. R. E. Bell, Z. K. Mildon, Rood, A. C. Whittaker, , T. K. Rockwell, D. E. DeVecchio, S. T. Marshall, C. Nicholson, (accepted), The significance of non-planar tree-dimensional fault geometry for rupture patterns and earthquake hazards on complex thrust faults in southern California, Journal of Geophysical Research: solid Earth(submitted July 2019)

Kleber, E. J., DeVecchio, D. E., Arrowsmith, J. R., Rittenour, T., (in prep.), Precise numerical age dating and new geomorphic and tectonic interpretations of Wheeler Ridge anticline, California; Journal Lithosphere

A. Hughes, D. H. Rood, A. C. Whittaker, R. E. Bell, Y. Levy, K. M. Wilcken, L. B. Corbett, P. R. Bierman, D. E. DeVecchio, T. K. Rockwell, (in prep.) Fault-controlled Quaternary landscape evolution of the Ventura basin, southern California recorded from isochron burial dating on the Saugus Formation, catchment-averaged erosion rates, and morphometric landscape analysis, Geological Society of America Bulletin

Keller E. A., and DeVecchio, D. E., (in prep.), Tectonic Geomorphology of Active Folding and Development of Transverse Drainages, Treatise on Geomorphology

DeVecchio, D. E., Heermance, R. V., Fuchs, M., 2012a, Climate-controlled landscape evolution in the western Transverse Ranges, California; insights from Quaternary geochronology of the Saugus Formation and strath terrace flights: Lithosphere, v. 4, p. 91-109.

DeVecchio, D. E., Keller, Fuchs, M , E.A., Owen, L.A., 2012b, Late Pleistocene structural evolution of the Camarillo fold belt; implications for lateral fault growth and seismic hazard in Southern California: Lithosphere, v. 4, no. 110-130.

Gurrola, L. D., DeVecchio, D. E., Keller, E. A., 2010, Rincon Mountain Megaslide, La Conchita, Ventura County, California, Journal of Geomorphology, v. 114, p. 311-318.

Textbooks

Keller, E.A and DeVecchio, D. E., 2019, Natural Hazards; Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes (5th edition), Taylor and Francis Group, Abingdon, United Kingdom.

Keller, E.A and DeVecchio, D. E., 2014, Natural Hazards, Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes (4th edition), Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ., 554 p.

Keller, E.A and DeVecchio, D. E., 2010, Natural Hazards, Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes (3rd edition), Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ., 550 p.

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
GLG 435 Sedimentology
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
GLG 110 Dangerous World
SES 592 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
GLG 435 Sedimentology
SES 595 Continuing Registration
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GLG 110 Dangerous World
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
GLG 435 Sedimentology
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
GLG 110 Dangerous World
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
GLG 435 Sedimentology
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 110 Dangerous World
GLG 111 Dangerous World Laboratory
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
GLG 305 Dynamic Earth
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 111 Dangerous World Laboratory
GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology
GLG 598 Special Topics