Ph.D. University of the West Indies, 1979;
M.Sc. London (Imperial College), 1974;
B.A. (Honors) Cambridge, 1973
Ph: (305) 348-3087
Structural Geology, Metamorphic Geology and Tectonics
Structural geology and tectonics of the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico
Research has concentrated on applying modern structural concepts and techniques to analyze the nature, geometry and timing of orogenic events in the northern Caribbean and southern Mexico, particularly as they affect the metamorphic rocks of the region. These studies have been conducted utilizing both regional scale mapping and detailed, large scale structural studies with appropriate laboratory work.
Recent projects include: 1) Greenschist grade shear zones associated with ophiolite emplacement in central Hispaniola, 2) Structural textures and paleo-stress associated with an indenting block, Southern Hispaniola, 3) Laramide thrusting, basin formation, and implications for terrain amalgamation in southwest and south central Mexico, and 4) Cleavage formation, strain, and thrust kinematics of Cretaceous arkosic calcarenites in St. Croix. Other current research interests involve the internal structure of fault and shear zones, the structural control of magma conduits in cinder cone fields, aspects of karst geomorphology and hydrogeology in South Florida and the Caribbean.
Draper, G., G. Guitierrez, and J.F. Lewis. In press. Thrust emplacement of the Hispaniola peridotite belt: orogenic expression of the mid Cretaceous Caribbean arc polarity reversal? Geology.
Draper, G., and J.A. Barros. 1994. Cuba: in S.K. Donovan and T.A. Jackson (eds.) Caribbean Geology: an Introduction, University of the West Indies Publishers Association, University of the West Indies Press, Kingston, Jamaica, 65-86.
Draper, G., P. Mann, and J.F. Lewis. 1994. Hispaniola: in S.K. Donovan and T.A. Jackson (eds.) Caribbean Geology: An Introduction, University of the West Indies Publishers Association, University of the West Indies Press, Kingston, Jamaica, 129-150.
Clement, B.M., C.B. Connor, and G. Draper. 1993. Paleomagnetic estimate of the emplacement temperature of the long runout Nevado de Colima volcanic debris avalanche deposit: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 120: 499-510.
Mann, P., G. Draper, and J.F. Lewis (eds.). 1991. Geological and tectonic development of the North American - Caribbean plate boundary in Hispaniola. Geological Society of America Special Paper 262, 400 pages.
Draper, G., and F. Nagle. 1991. Geology and tectonic evolution of the Rio San Juan Complex, northern Dominican Republic. In: P. Mann, G. Draper, and J. F. Lewis (eds.), Geologic and Tectonic Studies in Hispaniola, Geological Society of America, Special Paper, (Plates 2a and 2b) p. 262.
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