• Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Saffron fields, Sicily, Italy
    Sicily Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Saffron fields, Sicily, Italy
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Malos de Riglos, Pyrenees Spain from Rio Galego gorge.
    Malos de Riglos Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Malos de Riglos, Pyrenees Spain from Rio Galego gorge.
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Beakmantown Group, Whitehall uarry, PA, Appalachian Mountains
    Folding, Great Valley PA Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Beakmantown Group, Whitehall uarry, PA, Appalachian Mountains
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - View north from Torla along Rio Ara Parue Nacional de Ordesa, Pyrenees, Spain
    Pyrenees Mountains, Spain Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - View north from Torla along Rio Ara Parue Nacional de Ordesa, Pyrenees, Spain
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Thrust front External Sierras, Spanish Pyrenees from Pico del Aguila.
    External Sierras, Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Thrust front External Sierras, Spanish Pyrenees from Pico del Aguila.
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Uplifted marine terrace, 102.9±0.7 ka by U-Th-dating, Carbonaras, Spain, Betic Cordillera
    Uplifted marine terrace Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Uplifted marine terrace, 102.9±0.7 ka by U-Th-dating, Carbonaras, Spain, Betic Cordillera
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Angular unconformity, Guadix Basin, Betic Cordillera, Spain
    Angular unconformity Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Angular unconformity, Guadix Basin, Betic Cordillera, Spain
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Normal faults along Route 44 , Betic Cordillera, Spain
    Normal Faults, Spain Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Normal faults along Route 44 , Betic Cordillera, Spain
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Noguelas normal fault scarp west towards Padul, Spain, Betic Cordillera
    Noguelas normal fault scarp Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Noguelas normal fault scarp west towards Padul, Spain, Betic Cordillera
  • Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Fall in the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain.  View north towards Peña Montanesa and the Cotiella thrust sheet
    Fall in the Pyrenees Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Fall in the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain. View north towards Peña Montanesa and the Cotiella thrust sheet

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Lehigh University Dan Anastasio - Dan AnastasioI am a geologist in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences who researches the development of active and ancient mountain belts.  Currently I have projects in the Pyrenees, Spain, Apennines, Italy, and the U.S. Rocky mountains where myself and my graduate students are searching for the patterns and causes of the unsteadiness in the deformation of the Earth’s crust by studying structures [uplifts, faults, folds], landscapes and sedimentary deposits that preserve records of tectonics and Earth's ecolving climate. I also conduct research is science education that helps to develop science curriculum for middle school, high school, and college learners.  My research has been supported from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, the Toyota USA Foundation, the Aragon Government, Spain, Lehigh University, and various energy companies.  I teach courses on Planet Earth at the introductory level and on Structural Geology, Tectonics, and Field Geology to undergraduates and Orogenic Belts to graduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University.