Mason Perry

Mason Perry

PhD Candidate

Office: CHCB 344
Email: mason.perry@umontana.edu

Current Position

Geo 102 Teaching Assistant


BA in Geophysics and Chinese Language, University of California, Berkeley (2016)



Research Interests

Active Tectonics, Continental Collisions, Orogenesis, Continuum Mechanics in Earth Science, Applications of Geodesy, and Earthquake Mechanics and Rupture Processes


Central Asia: My research in Central Asia focuses on understanding the kinematics and dynamics of the collisional orogens, specifically the Pamir-Hindu Kush mountain ranges, and how the regional-scale surface tectonics relate to the possibility of subduction of continental lithosphere. By studying the surface deformation and how it relates to processes at depth, I hope to investigate both regional earthquake hazards and the long-term stability of continental crust. 


Inland Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains: My research in Northwestern United States investigates correlations between apparent seasonaity of seismicity in the region and perturbations of the state of stress in the Earth's crust due to seasonal loading and unloading of water, snowpack, atmospheric effects, etc, as well as the potential for additional hydrologic forcings. 





Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, University of Montana

GEO 443, Global Tectonics, Fall 2016, 2018

GEO 107, Natural Disasters, Fall 2018

GEO 102, Intro to Geology Lab, Spring 2017-Spring 2018


Central Asia GNSS Summer School, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Helped teach a two week course on GNSS data processing in March and July, 2018