David Elliott Best Paper for the 2020 publication year has been awarded to Mike Duvall

This year's Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG) David Elliott Best Paper for the 2020 publication year has been awarded to Mike Duvall (UAlberta) and his coauthors for their paper: “Active strike-slip faults and an outer frontal thrust in the Himalayan foreland basin”, published in PNAS.

20 April 2021

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It is our pleasure to announce CTG’s 2021 David Elliott Best Paper (for the 2020 publication year). This award is presented each year by the Canadian Tectonics Group to an exceptional publication in the fields of tectonics and/or structural geology by a researcher at a Canadian institution (lead author) or investigating a Canadian field area.

This year's Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG) David Elliott Best Paper for the 2020 publication year has been awarded to Mike Duvall (UAlberta) and his coauthors John Waldron (UAlberta), Laurent Godin (Queen’s U) and Yani Najman (Lancaster U) for their paper:

Active strike-slip faults and an outer frontal thrust in the Himalayan foreland basin”, published in PNAS

Citation from the short list committee: “This is a short, well written, and well illustrated paper with very high potential impact. Based on previously unpublished seismic data from the Ganges Basin, the authors argue for the presence of several strike-slip faults and a blind thrust fault, all with relatively small displacements, but with huge implications for seismic hazard assessment in the Himalayan foreland region. The work also has major implications for thrust belt kinematics in general, particularly in how thrust salients develop, and how thrust faults propagate into their neighboring foreland regions.” Note that this follows upon Duvall’s receipt of the Jack Henderson 2020 Best MSc award!

Well done, Mike!

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