Dr. David Blake
Associate Professor of Geology
Department of Geography and Geology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-3387; Fax: 910 962-7077
email: blakedATuncw.edu, Personal Webpage
M.S. North Carolina State University, 1986
Ph.D. Washington State University, 1991
Dr. Blake teaches GLY 101 Physical Geology, GLY 441 Structural Geology, GLY 470 Field Course in Geology, GLY 514 Advanced Metamorphic Petrology, GLY 541 Advanced Structural Geology, and GLY 443/543 Tectonics.
Dr. David Blake's research involves the study of the tectonic evolution of the North American craton from the Late Proterozoic to the Mesozoic era in the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina and west-central Idaho. It is centered upon detailed geologic mapping of deformed igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks within and among tectonostratigraphic terranes. After establishing the lithodemic framework of an area, Dr. Blake concentrates on such topics as the microscale to macroscale analyses of structural and metamorphic fabric elements preserved in the rocks, the mechanical control that fabric exerts on deformation, progressive deformation and metamorphism versus superimposed events during mountain building, P-T-t histories and plate tectonic interactions responsible for accreting terranes to North America.