Prof. Hoke’s research interests include tectonic geomorphology, interactions between landscapes, climate and tectonics, stable isotope paleoaltimetry, and understanding mountain belt evolution through the sedimentary record.
His current research projects include:
- Climate, transient basin fill and faulting in a thin-skinned thrust belt, San Juan Province, Argentina (with M. R. Strecker of the University of Potsdam, Germany and R. W. Allmendinger of Cornell University, NY).
- Rock deformation events, range elevation change, and sedimentary basin filling in the Andes Mountains between 30°S and 34°S latitude (with C. N. Garzione of the University of Rochester, NY and L. B. Giambiagi of IANIGLA, Argentina).
- Paleoaltimerty of the Southeast Margin of the Tibetan Plateau (with C.N. Garzione of the University of Rochester, NY).
- Isotope-elevation transect from monthly precipitation samples along the Aconcagua and Mendoza Rivers, Chile, and Argentina (with D. Sachse, of the University of Potsdam, Germany; J. Aranibar of IANIGLA, Argentina; E. M. Gayo, of the Universidad Católica, Chile; and K. Huntington of the University of Washington, WA).