Nicholas Christie-Blick

Nicholas Christie-Blick

Research Interest


Educated in Britain, and groomed at a plate boundary, Christie-Blick’s research deals with sedimentation processes, crustal deformation, and deep-time Earth history – currently with emphasis on the geology of the Neoproterozoic Earth. He is known also for his work in seismic and sequence stratigraphy, and the paradox of low-angle normal faulting. Christie-Blick teaches courses in sedimentary geology and tectonics, receiving the Best Teacher Award from both graduate and undergraduate students.


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979 (Geology)

B.A., University of Cambridge, 1974 (Natural Sciences/Geology)