Michael H. Taylor

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[1] Geologic investigations of how the Tibetan plateau is currently deforming have focused primarily on its boundary faults. Consequently, how the interior of the plateau deforms remains poorly understood. To fill this gap in knowledge, we conducted field mapping, analysis of remote sensing and digital topographic data, and reinterpretation of existing(More)
A systems approach to restoring degraded drylands Jeremy J. James*, Roger L. Sheley, Todd Erickson, Kim S. Rollins, Michael H. Taylor and Kingsley W. Dixon Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Browns Valley, CA 95918, USA; United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural(More)
[1] A >500-km-long east-west trending metamorphic belt in the Qiangtang terrane of central Tibet consists of tectonic melange that occurs in the footwalls of Late Triassic–Early Jurassic domal low-angle normal faults. The melange is comprised of a strongly deformed matrix of metasedimentary and mafic schists that encloses lesser-deformed blocks of(More)
[1] The Cenozoic rift system of Baikal, located in the interior of the largest continental mass on Earth, is thought to represent a potential analog of the early stage of breakup of supercontinents. We present a detailed P wave velocity structure of the crust and sediments beneath the Central Basin, the deepest basin in the Baikal rift system. The structure(More)
In this article we develop a simulation model to evaluate the economic efficiency of fuel treatments and apply it to two sagebrush ecosystems in the Great Basin of the western United States: the Wyoming Sagebrush Steppe and Mountain Big Sagebrush ecosystems. These ecosystems face the two most prominent concerns in sagebrush ecosystems relative to wildfire:(More)
Critics of stated preference methods argue that hypothetical bias precludes survey techniques from providing reliable economic values for non-market goods and services, rendering estimation of the total economic benefits of public programs fruitless. This paper explores a relatively new methodology to obtain the total value of non-market goods and(More)
In this article we develop a simulation model for estimating the economic efficiency of fuel treatments and apply it to two sagebrush ecosystems in the Great Basin of the western United States: Wyoming Sagebrush Steppe and Mountain Big Sagebrush. These two ecosystems face the two most prominent resource management concerns in sagebrush ecosystems relative(More)
This study examines the geological and geophysical controls on geothermal fluid migration in two discrete geothermal systems in the highly-extended region of the central Great Basin. Active right-lateral oblique slip of the Fairview Peak-Louderback Mountain fault zone is transferred to similarly active normal dip-slip movement in the Dixie Valley-La(More)
This article uses a unique data set on private homeowners’ observed investments in defensible space for 35 wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities in Nevada to analyze how the appropriate policy to promote defensible space, if any, should differ between WUI communities. To analyze this issue, we assess the extent to which three prominent explanations for(More)