Research Associate Professor
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno
Business telephone: (775) 682-8780
Fax: (775) 784-1709
Ph.D. Earth and Space Sciences, State University of New York,
Stony Brook, 2001
M.S. Geophysics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 1997
Areas of Expertise
Application of Space-Geodesy to Solid Earth Geophysics
Relative and Absolute Plate Motions
GPS Time-Series Analysis
Earthquake Cycle Deformation
Global Geodetic Reference Frames
Anisotropy and Stress vs. Crustal and Mantle Deformation/Flow
Professional Work Experience
Research Associate Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (July 2010–present)
Research Assistant Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (July 2005–June 2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (July 2004–June 2005)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chaire de Géodynamique, Collège de France (Dec 2001–Aug 2004)
Kreemer, C.G. Blewitt, and R.A. Bennett, 2010, The present-day motion and deformation of the
Colorado Plateau, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 37., L10311, doi:10.1029/2010GL043374.
Bird, P., C. Kreemer, and W.E. Holt, 2010, A long-term forecast of shallow seismicity based on the
global strain rate map, Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 81, p. 184-194.
Flesch, L.M., and C. Kreemer, 2010, Gravitational potential energy and regional stress and strain rate
fields for continental plateaus: Examples from the central Andes and Colorado Plateau,
Tectonophysics, Vol. 482, p. 182-192.
Le Pichon, X., and C. Kreemer, 2010, The Miocene to Present kinematic evolution of the eastern
Mediterranean and Middle East and its implications for dynamics, Annual Review of Earth and
Planetary Sciences, Vol. 38, p. 323–351.
Kreemer, C. G. Blewitt, and W.C. Hammond, 2010, Evidence for an active shear zone in southern
Nevada linking the Wasatch Fault to the Eastern California Shear Zone, Geology, Vol. 38, p.
Kreemer, C., 2009, Absolute plate motions constrained by shear wave splitting orientations with
implications for hotspot motions and mantle flow, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, B10405,
Kreemer, C., G. Blewitt, and W.C. Hammond, 2009, Geodetic constraints on contemporary deformation
in the northern Walker Lane: 2. Velocity and strain rate tensor analysis
in Late Cenozoic Structure and Evolution of the Great Basin—Sierra Nevada Transition, eds. J.S.
Oldow, and P.H. Cashman, Geological Society of America Special Volume 447, p. 17–31.
Kreemer, C., and W.C. Hammond, 2007, Geodetic constraints on areal changes in the Pacific-North
America plate boundary zone: What controls Basin and Range extension?, Geology, Vol. 35, p. 943–