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  • Professor

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

 

  • 805-893?7557
  • Bren 3510
  • Alumna
  • MS June 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Timing and Mechanisms of REE Mineralization at Central City, CO

Research Area
Geochemistry

Advisor
John Cottle

  • MS candidate

Thesis
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Matt Jackson

  • Assistant Professor

Seismology, Tectonics, Inverse Theory

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2011

Research Area
Crustal Evolution and Development

Advisor
Brad Hacker

 

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area(s)
Geochronology, Geochemistry

Advisor
John Cottle

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • Alumna
  • PhD 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Character and significance of volcanism in the lower Colorado River extensional corridor; insight into extensional tectonics

Research Area
Structural Geology, Tectonics, Volcanology, Igneous Petrology

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2011

Research Area
Marine Science

Advisor
Dave Valentine

 

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
The Geomorphic Transition between the Santa Barbara and Ventura Fold Belts near Rincon Point, California

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Associate Professor

Structural Geology, Regional Geology and Tectonics, Argon Geochronology

  • 805-893-2642
  • Webb 1034
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2017

MS Thesis:
Localization of Deformation in a Lower to Mid-Crustal Convergent Margin, Sierra de Pie de Palo, Argentina.

PhD Dissertation:
Titanite Geochronology and Geochemistry of the Western Gneiss Region, Norway: Constraints on UHP Continental Subduction and Emplacement.=

Research Areas
Geochronology, Tectonics, Metamorphic Petrology, Rheology, Structural Geology

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Tectonic Significance of the Chambers Well Dike Swarm Whipple Mountains Metamorphic Core Complex, CA

Research Areas
Field Geology/Mapping, Geochronology, Structural Geology, Tectonics

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Jordan Clark

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2011

Research Areas
Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics

Advisor
Hacker

 

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2011

Research Areas
Geomorphology, Tectonics

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geochemistry

Advisor
Roberta Rudnick

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  • 805-893-8203
  • Webb 1015b
  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Paleoceanography of the Eastern Equatorial Pacific: Insights from a new Carnegie Platform stratigraphic record

Research Areas
Climate Change-Climatology, Geochemistry, Marine Geochemistry-Geophysics-Geology, Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography

Advisor
David Lea

  • Professor

Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics, Geochronology

 

  • 805-893-7952
  • Webb 2120
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2015

Dissertation
The Metamorphic and Magmatic History of the Ross Orogen in Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica

Research Areas
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Visiting Researcher

Area of Research
Rupture process

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Kristin Morell

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2015

MS Thesis
Reconciling Holocene Alluvial Records in Buckskin Wash, Southern Utah

PhD Dissertation
Along-strike tectonic variability in the central Himalaya

Research Areas
Geomorphology, Neotectonics

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • Professor Emeritus

Marine Geology and Geochemistry, Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Seafloor Volcanism

  • 805-893-3718
  • Webb 2024
  • Alumna
  • PhD Spring 2011

Research Area
Marine Hydrothermal Systems

Advisor
Dave Valentine

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Geothermal and mineral exploration

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • MS Program
  • Lapsed

Thesis/Dissertation
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Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Professor

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

 

  • 805-893?3195
  • MSRB 2312
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2018
  • MS Winter 2014

MS Thesis:
Monazite Trace-Element and Isotopic Signatures of Ultrahigh- Pressure Metamorphism: Examples from the Western Gneiss Region, Norway

PhD Dissertation:
What Causes Ultrahigh-Temperature Metamorphism? A Case Study fromSouthern Madagascar 

Research Areas
Metamorphic Petrology, Geochronology, Geochemistry

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2006

Thesis
Geometry and Quaternary evolution of a laterally propagating fold and fault system, Santa Barbara Channel, California

Research Area

Geophysics

Advisor
Bruce Luyendyk

  • Professor Emeritus

Igneous Petrology (Ophiolites, Granitic Plutons and Migmatites, Cascade Volcanoes)

 

  • 805-893-3149
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  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Himalaya gneiss dome formation, focused radiogenic heating in southern Madagascar, and fertilization of the Neoproterozoic ocean by mantle-derived phosphorus

Research Areas
Geochronology, Tectonics

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Visiting Researcher

Area of Research
Petrological geochemistry, soil geochemistry.

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  • Financial Assistant
  • 805-893-4499
  • Webb 1006
  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
In Situ Observations of Seismic wave propagation

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Jaimie Steidl

  • Professor

Geochemistry and Igneous Petrology

 

  • 805-893-5031
  • Webb 2012
  • Professor

Geophysics

  • 805-893-2923
  • Webb 2036
  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Interactions of tectonics, climate, and deposition in intermontane basins on the margin of the Puna Plateau, NW Argentina

Research Area
Tectonics, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Stratigraphy

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Alumnus
  • MS June 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
A comparison of four age model techniques for Iberian Margin sediment cores from 0 to 140,000 years ago

Advisor
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Stratigraphy and geochronology of the Nacientes del Teno and Rio Damas formations: insights into Middle to Late Jurassic Andean volcanism

Research Areas
Tectonics, Structural Geology

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Senior Development Engineer
  • 805-893-3487
  • Woodhouse 2001
  • Professor

Earth Surface Processes, Environmental Geology

  • 805-893-4207
  • Webb 1109
  • Professor Emeritus

Marine Geology, Paleoceanography, Stratigraphy, Micropaleontology, Paleobiology

  • (805) 893-3103
  • (805) 893-4187
  • Webb 2026
  • Post Doc

Areas of Research
Methane concentrations and stable isotopes in marine settings, Valentine group lab instrument operation and maintenance, field devices and samplers for shallow marine settings and deep sea vehicle use.

Sponsor:
Dave Valentine

  • 805-893-8985
  • Woodhouse 2009
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
I am using a metagenomic approach to study the microbial ecology of contaminated marine sediment. My research focus is on the impact of anthropogenic waste on deep sea microbial communities.

Research Area
Marine Science (IGPMS)

Advisor
David Valentine

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Landslides: Geomorphology and Sea Cliff Hazard Potential, Santa Barbara - Isla Vista, California

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Tectonics

Advisor
Cathy Busby

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