Mark P. Fischer
Rock and ice fracture mechanics, clastic injectites, fluid-rock systems, fault-related folding and glacier mechanics. Integration of field studies with laboratory, numerical, analytical and physical modeling.
My students and I are currently working on a variety of integrative research projects. Some of the recent highlights include:
- deformation patterns and paleohydrological systems in the vicinity of salt structures in South Australia
- paleohydrology of salt structures in the La Popa Basin of northeastern Mexico
- compartmentalizing behavior of minor faults around salt domes and walls, Paradox Basin, Utah
- regional hydrogeological structure of the Sierra Madre fold belt near Monterrey, Mexico
Canova, D.P., Fischer, M.P., Jayne, R.S. and Pollyea, R.M., 2018, Advective heat transport and the salt chimney effect: a numerical analysis: Geofluids, article 2378710, doi: 10.1155/2018/2378710.
Hanke, J.R., Fischer, M.P. and Pollyea, R.M., 2018, Directional semivariogram analysis to identify and rank controls on the spatial variability of fracture networks: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 108, p. 34-51, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.11.012.
Pollyea, R.M., Van Dusen, E.W., and Fischer, M.P., 2015, Topographically driven fluid flow within orogenic wedges: Effects of taper angle and depth-dependent permeability: Geosphere, v. 11, no. 5, doi: 10.1130/GES01120.1.
Smith, A.P., Fischer, M.P. and Evans, M.E., 2014, On the heterogeneity of fluids forming bedding-parallel veins: Geofluids, v. 14, no. 1, p. 45-57, doi: 10.1111/glf.12040.
Keating, D.P., Fischer, M.P. and Blau, H., 2012, Physical modeling of deformation patterns in monoclines above oblique-slip faults: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 39, p. 37-51. doi 10.1016/j.jsg.2012.03.008.
Smith, A.P., Fischer, M.P and Evans, M.E., 2012, Fracture-controlled paleohydrology of a secondary salt weld, La Popa Basin, northeastern Mexico, in, Alsop, G.I., Archer, S.G., Hartley, A.J., Grant, N.T. and Hodgkinson, R., eds., Salt Tectonics, Sediments and Prospectivity: Geological Society of London Special Publication 363, p. 107-130. doi: 10.1144/SP363.6.
Fischer, M.P., Higuera-Diaz, I.C., Evans, M.E., Perry, E.C. and Lefticariu, L., 2009, Fracture-controlled paleohydrology in a map-scale detachment fold: insights from the analysis of fluid inclusions in calcite and quartz veins: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 31, no. 12, p. 1490-1510, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2009.09.004.
Professor and Chair
Structural Geology and Tectonics
312 Davis Hall
B.S., University of Illinois, 1987
M.S., University of Tennessee, 1989
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1994