J. Casey Moore, research professor and professor emeritus of Earth and planetary sciences at UC Santa Cruz, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The AGU fellows are a select group of distinguished scientists who have made exceptional scientific contributions and attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space science.
Moore's research is focused on structural geology of subduction zones and active margins, especially involving fluid-rock interactions and the geologic signature of earthquakes. He is currently participating in investigations of the modern subduction zones of southwest Japan. He is also studying the structural evolution of subduction zones, working with ancient exhumed subduction complexes in Alaska, California, and Japan.
A fellow of the Geological Society of America, Moore received the 2013 Shepard Medal for Marine Geology from the Society for Sedimentary Geology. In 2011, he was honored by the Geological Society of Japan with its International Prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of geology in Japan.
Moore earned his B.A. in geology at UC Santa Barbara and Ph.D. in geology at Princeton University. He joined the UCSC faculty in 1970.
The newly elected AGU fellows will be honored at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco in December.