Manuel Alejandro Prieto Casallas
I am working on tectonics in the foreland basin of the Greater Caucasus in Georgia. The objective of my research is to construct kinematically and tectonically viable cross sections through the westernmost part of the Kura Basin near the city of Tbilisi. The Greater Caucasus orogen is, in this area, actively propagating thrust-related folds into its own Tetrtiary to recent flexural foreland basin thus forming piggy-back basins. The feedback mechanisms of erosion/deposition and deformation will be given special attention in my investigation.