Geological Society of America

 Structural Geology & Tectonics Division


2014 GSA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (click here):

   Grants for Students: Field trips and short courses, Applications no longer accepted for 2014 meeting

   Early registration deadline: Sept. 15 (fees increase after this date)

   Awards ceremony, reception, and business meeting: Tuesday, October 21st, 5:30-9:00 PM

      2014 Career Contribution Award (click here)

      2014 Outstanding Publication Award (click here)



    Graduate Research Fellowship Program (click here) -- Geosciences deadline Nov. 4, 2014

    Graduate Research Internship Program (click here)

    Tectonics Program solicitation available (click here)

    ENGAGE - Encouraging Networks between Geoscience and Geoscience Education (click here)


Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum (click here)


Call for papers -- Special issue of Interpretation on Balancing, Restoration, and Palinspastic Reconstruction (click here)


SGT Rite-in-the-Rain Field Notebooks (click here)


SGT Division is on Facebook (click here)


2009 GSA Geologic Time Scale (click here)


Welcome to the

Structural Geology & Tectonics Division

 of the

Geological Society of America. 

Structural geology and tectonics are the investigation of the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of deformation in natural materials at all scales. These investigations are frequently field-based and draw on remote observations, experimental work, and computer simulations. They are commonly interdisciplinary, involving other geoscientists, scientists and society members. The investigations increase the basic understanding of geological processes, hazards, and resources, thus contributing to the well being of society.

The purpose of the division is to bring together scientists interested in structural geology and tectonics to facilitate the presentation and discussion of their problems and ideas, to stimulate communication with other earth scientists, to promote research and the publication of results on structural geology and tectonic studies, and to advise and assist the officers and committees of the Society in matters pertaining to structural geology and tectonics.

SGT Featured Essays in 2013:
  As part of our celebration of GSA's 125th Anniversary in 2013, the SGT board has invited 12 people to write essays on topics of interest to the SGT community: one essay will be published on the 28th of each month in 2013. The essays will appear on GSA's "Speaking of Geoscience" blog. Click HERE for the schedule of authors and direct links to posted essays.

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