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  • 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

  • Senior Development Engineer
  • 805-893-7097
  • MSRB 1008
  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Excitation of seismic waves by the atmosphere: monitoring severe weather with modern digital seismic data

Research Areas
Geophysics, Seismology

Advisor
Toshiro Tanimoto

  • Professor

Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Marine Geochemistry, Global Climate Change

 

  • 805-893-8665
  • Webb 1114
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Time-scales of crustal anatexis: monazite petrochronology of Himalayan granites

Research Areas
Structural Geology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Multiple double-couple analysis of recent large earthquakes and its application in detecting the dynamic stress triggering events

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Chen Ji

  • Department Manager
  • 805-893-4604
  • Webb 1006
  • Professor

Paleoclimate and Paleoceanography

  • 805-893-4437
  • Webb 2113
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
David Valentine

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Broadband Simulation With Physics-based Seismic Source Models

Research Areas
Seismic Wave Propagations, Seismic Source Dynamics

Advisor
Ralph Archuleta

 
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Holocene sea-level, climate, and estuarine stratrigraphy of Baffin Bay, Texas: studying past changes in coastal systems to elucidate future coastal response to changing sea-level and climate

Research Areas
Coastal Geology, Sedimentology

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Paleobotany, Geochronology

Advisor
Bruce Tiffney

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Geothermal Systems

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Lecturer

Areas of Research/Interests:
Vertebrate paleontology
Education

  • Noble Hall "Annex" 1011
Bruce Luyendyk on icebreaker N.B. Palmer in the Ross Sea
  • Professor Emeritus

Tectonics, Geophysics, Paleomagnetic Methods

 

  • 805-893-4885
  • 6806 Ellison Hall, Earth Research Institute
  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Paleoclimatology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

Francis Macdonald
  • Professor

Geology

  • 2111 Webb Hall
  • Professor Emeritus

Marine Tectonics

 

  • 805-893-4005
  • Webb 2024
  • Financial Manager
  • 805-893-4499
  • Webb 1006
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2011

Research Area
Magma Dynamics

Advisor
Frank Spera

Robin Matoza
  • Assistant Professor

Volcano geophysics, Volcano seismology, Volcano acoustics, Infrasound, Seismo-acoustics

 

  • 805-893-3452
  • Webb 2114
  • Professor Emeritus

Geochronology, Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry and Petrology

 

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2012

Research Areas
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Geomorphology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2014

Research Area
Structural Geology and Petrology

Advisor
John Cottle

 

  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2011

Research Area
Marine Science

Advisor
David Lea

  • Alumna
  • PhD Winter 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Microbial Oxidation of Marine Hydrocarbons: Quantifying Rates of Methane, Ethane, Propane, and Butane Consumption

Research Area
Geochemistry

Advisor
Dave Valentine

Dr. Maosheng Miao
  • Adjunct Professor

Earth Science

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Application of micro-CT and Elliptic Fourier Analysis on Molar Outline Shape for Group Discrimination among Notoungulates

Research Area
Paleobiology

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Planktonic Foraminifereal Faunal Study and Mg/Ca -Temperature Calibration at the Hawaii Ocean Time Series

Research Area
Climatology

Advisor
David Lea

  • Lecturer

Area of Research:
Cambrian paleontology and biostratigraphy

  • Webb 1115
  • Sponsor: Susannah Porter
  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Quaternary Chronology and Uplift of Gaviota Coast Marine Terraces, Santa Barbara County, CA

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Assistant Professor

Tectonic geomorphology and active tectonics.

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Stratigraphy, structure, and geochronology of the Abanico Formation in the Principal Cordillera, central Chile: Evidence of protracted volcanism and implications for Andean tectonics”

Research Areas
Tectonics, Structure

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Crustal extension and magmatism during the mid-Cenozoic ignimbrite flare-up in the Guazapares Mining District and Cerocahui basin regions, northern Sierra Madre Occidental, western Chihuahua, Mexico

Research Areas
Tectonics, Sedimentology, Volcanology

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Alumnus
  • Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
The Hillslope Signature of Knickpoints Resulting from Stream Capture, Coastal Processes, and Resistant Bedrock on Santa Cruz Island, CA: Insights from an Automated Knickpoint-Selection Algorithm

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Doug Burbank

Photo of Ryan Neillson
  • PhD; June 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Na-Ca Aluminosilicate Liquids and Glasses by Molecular Dynamics Simulations at Elevated Temperature and Pressure

Research Areas
Silicate liquid thermodynamics, mantle processes, petrology, volcanology

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Noble Annex 1017
  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Estimates of Hydrologic Properties in Upper Ocean Crust of Juan de Fuca Ridge Eastern Flank Using Sulfur Hexafluoride Gas Tracer in Cross-Hole Multi-Scale Injection Experiment

Research Area
Hydrology (Geochemistry, Environmental)

Advisor
Jordan Clark

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Investigating the secular geochemical and geodynamic evolution of accretionary orogens with zircon petrochronology: A case study from West Antarctica

Research Areas
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Igneous Petrology, Magma Dynamics, Mantle Processes

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Post Doc

Areas of Research:
Geochemistry, geochronology, igneous petrology, magma dynamics, mantle processes

Sponsor:
John Cottle

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Late Pleistocene to Holocene environmental history of Devereux Slough

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Phil Gans

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