Areas of Expertise
Dr. Zoe Braden is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) within the Faculty of Arts at UBC. Zoe has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Earth Sciences from Dalhousie University, and a PhD in Structural Geology and Tectonics from Queen’s University.
Most recently, Zoe was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Structural Geology & Tectonics Group at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Zoe’s previous research involves combining a variety of field and analytical techniques to investigate subduction zone dynamics in Alaska and in the Austrian Alps, and mountain-building processes in the Nepalese Himalaya, the Italian Variscan belt, and the Trans-Hudson in the Canadian Arctic.
At the SPPGA, Zoe will be examining Canada’s nuclear waste repository site selection with Dr. Allison Macfarlane.
Braden, Z. and Behr, W.M., (2021) Weakening mechanisms in a basalt-hosted megathrust: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2021JB022039, doi:10.1029/2021JB022039 (article featured in Nature Reviews: Earth & Environment, doi:10.1038/s43017-021-00225-0)
Braden, Z., Godin, L., Kellett, D., Yakymchuk, C., (2020) Spatio-temporal challenges in dating orogen-scale shear zones: the case of the Himalayan Main Central thrust: Tectonophysics, 774, 228246, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2019.228246
Braden, Z., Godin, L., Cottle, J., and Yakymchuk, C. (2018) Renewed late Miocene (< 8 Ma) hinterland ductile thrusting, western Nepal Himalaya: Geology, 46-6, p. 503-506, doi:10.1130/G40097.1
Braden, Z., Godin, L., Cottle, J.M. (2017) Segmentation and rejuvenation of the Greater Himalayan sequence in western Nepal revealed by in situ U-Th/Pb monazite petrochronology: Lithos, 284-285, p. 751-765, doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2017.04.023