Core Team

Between 2020-2022, an army of volunteers were responsible for shaping Tektonika into the journal that it is today. They organised in three levels: Core, Mantle, and Crust. 
The Tektonika Core team is responsible for:
  • acting as an interim management group, overseeing operations during the journal's infancy, facilitating its growth and establishment
  • proposing new policies, amending and implementing existing ones, in concert with the editorial team
  • ensuring compliance with the journal ethos
  • coordinating volunteer efforts across teams, leading recruitment as needed

The Tektonika Core (or Tek-Core) team is currently formed by:

Clare Bond: Clare is an Earth Scientist interested in how the Earth works. Her research focuses on mountain building and how the Earth’s crust deforms as a result of natural and anthropogenic processes. Other research interests are investigating uncertainties and human biases in subjective data interpretation and links between society and science. Clare is also Tektonika's link to Aberdeen University, who are currently the journal's hosting institution. 

David Fernández-Blanco: David studies how the Earth’s lithosphere evolution leads to the rise and demise of topography through time and why. He gains tectonic insights integrating morphotectonic markers, sedimentation patterns, deformation structures, and field and geophysical evidence, at regional scales and across the shore. Within Tektonika, he wears many hats: from drafting policies to managing the journal's external communications.

Mohamed Gouiza: Moh is an Earth Scientist interested in the tectonic and geodynamic processes that shape the evolution of divergent plate boundaries from the surface down to the asthenosphere. In his research, he integrates various methods including fieldwork, thermochronology, geophysics, and numerical modelling. When he is not "rocking”, he is either cooking or running. For Tektonika, amongst other things, he has been heavily involved in the writing of policies and guidelines, as well as editorial board recruitment. 

Amicia Lee: Amicia is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Rock Deformation Processes and Electron Microscopy at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Her research focusses on understanding the deformation mechanisms in high temperature and high pressure rocks. She studies the microstructures from natural rocks in Northern Norway and shear deformation experiments performed on a Griggs Rig at Université d’Orléans in France. For Tektonika, she is currently heading up the production team, working on getting your accepted articles looking spick-and-span for the world to read.

Dave McCarthy: Dave is a senior structural geologist and leads the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste team at the British Geological Survey. Dave is currently focussed on subsurface characterisation for purposes such as waste disposal and hydrocarbon exploration. His research interests focus on understanding tectonic evolution of a range of settings, such as fold and thrust belts and sedimentary basins. For Tektonika, Dave is putting his skills as a ‘failed’ computer scientist to good use by managing the technical aspects of the journal, ensuring that the submission system works, and that articles have DOI’s and are archived properly.

Lucía Pérez-Díaz: Lucia is a computational geodynamicist based in Oxford, UK. Her current research focuses on investigating the feedbacks between mantle activity, plate-scale processes and surface observations, geared towards the improvement of quantitative plate modelling techniques. As part of Tektonika, she has worked on the development of the journal's identity and branding, as well as in external communication and outreach - getting the DOA message out there!

Mantle & Crust

The Tektonika Mantle team was formed by 170+ scientists that, through the Tektonika Slack workspace, contributed to discussions about all aspects related to the inception and launch of the journal - from setting up journal policies, to making decisions about branding, to formalising the journal aims and scope. Many of them now are part of the Tektonika editorial team. 

The Tektonika Crust is formed by everyone and anyone in the periphery of the journal supporting it by simply sharing it with colleagues and friends, spreading the word about Diamond Open Access and interacting with us through social media, conferences and other events.