My Science Life: Scott Johnson, Director Of The School Of Earth & Climate Sciences University Of Maine
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Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Professor of Tectonics and Structural Geology, and Director of the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine. I am a Structural Geologist, and my work is primarily focused on how the solid Earth responds to different types of loading (applied forces) over a range of spatial and temporal scales. In general, loading leads to deformation, and one of the main aims of my work is to examine the micro-scale mechanisms by which deformation occurs. Thus, my area of expertise could be called Earth rheology, where rheology is the study of how materials respond to applied loads.