Geodynamics of the surface and near surface:
• The coupled interactions between surface processes, tectonics and climate, and how landscapes are shaped by these interactions.
• Fluvial geomorphology.
• Tectonic geomorphology and in particular inference of rates of tectonic deformation from geomorphology.
• Dynamics and kinematic of landslides.
• The coupled mechanics of grains and pore fluid with applications to soil liquefaction, dynamics of shear bands, landslides, and motion along faults.