Dyanna CzeckDyanna Czeck

Associate Professor

354 Lapham Hall
(414) 229-3948
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Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.S., University of Iowa

Key Areas of Interest: Structural Geology

Teaching Areas: Structural Geology, Advanced Structural Geology, Tectonic History of Wisconsin, Structural Styles Around the World, Conducted Fieldtrips.

Research Interests: My research is in the area of structural geology focused on studying strain, deforma- tion fabric formation, and rheology in naturally deformed rocks. I primarily study shear zones, tectonites including deformed conglomerates, and granite emplacement fabrics at a variety of scales. Most of my work combines field studies with other tech- niques like petrographic studies, electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD, to measure crystallographic orientations in rocks), FTIR (to measure water content in deformed rocks), mathematical modeling, or magnetic fabric studies. Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to study rocks in Spain (Catalonia, Andalusia), Scotland (NW Highlands, Islay), Canada (Ontario, Nova Scotia), and the USA (Wisconsin, Utah, California, Minnesota). Students are collaborators on most of my research projects.

Other Activities:

  • Graduate School/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Foundation Research Award 2008

Selected Publications:

Díaz-Azpiroz, M., Barcos, L., Balanyá, J.C., Fernández, C., Expósito, I., Czeck, D., 2014.  Testing triclinic transpression models in highly partitioned brittle shear zones. A case study from the Torcal de Antequera massif (External Betics, southern Spain). Journal of Structural Geology 68, 316-336.

Fernández, C., Czeck, D. M., and Díaz-Azpiroz, M., 2013. Testing the model of oblique transpression with oblique extrusion in two natural cases: steps and consequences. Journal of Structural Geology 54, 85-102.

Yonkee, W. A., Czeck, D. M., Nachbor, A., Barszewski, C. B., Pantone, S., Balgord, E., and Johnson, K. R., 2013. Strain accumulation and fluid-rock interaction in a naturally deformed diamictite, Willard thrust system, Utah (USA): Implications for crustal rheology and strain softening. Journal of Structural Geology 50, 91-118.

DeVasto, M. A., Czeck, D. M., and Bhattacharyya, P., 2012. Using image analysis and ArcGIS® software to improve automatic grain boundary detection and quantify geological images. Computers and Geosciences 49, 38-45.

Druguet, E., Castaño, L.M., Czeck, D.M., Hudleston, P.J., Carreras, J., 2012. The tectonic significance of dikes of irregular fold-like shape. Geology 40, 579-582.

Bauer, R.L., Czeck, D. M., Hudleston, P.J., Tikoff, B., 2011. Structural geology of the subprovince boundaries in the Archean Superior Province of northern Minnesota and adjacent Ontario. In Miller, J.D., Hudak, G.J., Wittkop, C., and McLaughlin, P.I., eds., Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America: Geological Society of America Field Guide 24, p. 203–241.

Carreras, J., Czeck, D. M., Druguet, E., Hudleston, P. J., 2010. Structure and development of an anastomosing network of ductile shear zones. Journal of Structural Geology 32, 656-666.

Czeck, D. M. and Poulsen, K. H., 2010. Field trip guide: Deformation in the Rainy Lake Region: A Fabulous Display of Structures Controlled by Rheological Contrasts. Institute on Lake Superior Geology 56th Annual Meeting, International Falls, MN, 2010; 56 Part 2, 47-75.

Czeck, D. M., Fissler, D. A., Horsman, E., and Tikoff, B., 2009. Strain analysis and rheology contrasts in polymictic conglomerates: an example from the Seine metaconglomerates, Superior Province, Canada. Journal of Structural Geology 31, 1365-1376.

Bhattacharyya, P. and Czeck, D. M., 2008. Using network analyses within GIS technologies to quantify geometries of shear zone networks. Geosphere 4, 640–656.

Druguet, E., Czeck, D. M., Carreras, J., and Castaño, L. M., 2008. Emplacement and deformation features of syntectonic leucocratic veins from Rainy Lake zone (Western Superior Province, Canada). Precambrian Research 163, 384–400.

Horsman, E., Tikoff, B., and Czeck, D. M., 2008. Rheological implications of heterogeneous deformation at multiple scales in the Late Cretaceous Sierra Nevada, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin 120, 238-255.

Czeck, D. M. and Ormand, C. J., 2007. Geometry and folding history of the Baraboo Syncline: Implications for the Mazatzal Orogeny in the north-central U.S., Precambrian Research 157, 203-213.

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