Gabriele M. Casale

Assistant Professor: Structural Geology

Dr. Casale joined the Department in 2011. His research interests are in the complex interplay between contemporaneous shortening and extension in active mountain belts from a field structural geology perspective. His research is centered around the Eocene-present tectonic evolution of the Adria continental block as it is consumed beneath Eurasia and the Apennines.

He is currently constructing 2D geometric interpretations across the External Dinarides in Croatia and Bosnia to quantify the minimum amount of shortening that has taken place along the Eastern margin of Adria during mountain building in the Dinaric foreland, as well as investigating the timing and nature of mid-crustal exhumation in the Dinaric hinterland. On the Western margin of Adria, he is investigating the role of fluids in fabric development along low angle normal faults developed in the wake of the easterly migrating Apenninic subduction zone.


  • B.S. University of Minnesota
  • M.S. University of Washington
  • Ph.D. University of Washington

Courses Taught

  • GLY 3150 - Principles of Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • GLY 1101 - Introduction to Physical Geology
  • GLY 4210 - Senior Seminar
  • GLY 4835 - Summer Field Geology


Physical Address
Department of Geology
033 Rankin Science West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Postal Address
Department of Geology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32067
Boone, NC 28608-2067

Phone: 828-262-3049
Fax: 828-262-6503

Department Email Address

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