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  • Geology journal (July 2014)

The July 2014 issue of journal GEOLOGY features this cover photo of recent research conducted by Professor Frank Spera and former UCSB Earth Science undergraduate  Constance Christensen.The project was a joint endeavor between  UCSB anthropologist Anabel Ford, Spera, Christensen and two researchers from UCLA, Kevin Coffey and Axel Schmitt.

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Jason Schmidt is pictured with a student at Mountain View Elementary School

Jason Schmidt is pictured with a student at Mountain View Elementary School

Undergraduate field mapping in Eastern California

Undergraduate field mapping in Eastern California

Studying granites in Yosemite

Studying granites in Yosemite

Sand dunes in Death Valley

Sand dunes in Death Valley

Oceanographic research in Skan Bay, Alaska

Oceanographic research in Skan Bay, Alaska

John Moore and Susannah Porter

John Moore and Susannah Porter

Graduate students hard at work in Death Valley

Graduate students hard at work in Death Valley

Folds in the eastern Andes

Folds in the eastern Andes

Fieldwork in the TransAntarctic Mountains

Fieldwork in the TransAntarctic Mountains

Fieldwork in the Everest Himalaya

Fieldwork in the Everest Himalaya

Field mapping course on Santa Cruz Island

Field mapping course on Santa Cruz Island

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