People

  • Office Manager
  • 805-893-4688
  • Webb 1006
  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Estuarine Response to Disturbance: A Holocene Record of Storm Episodes and Seismicity as Preserved in Coastal Systems

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Researcher/Lecturer
  • Marine Science Inst.

Areas of Research
Paleoceanography; Paleoclimatology; Foraminiferal Micropaleontology

 

  • 805-893?5314
  • MRL 2061
  • Researcher/Lecturer

Area of research:
Biological carbon pump, Marine carbon cycle, Response of plankton to climate change and oil spills.

  • MSI, Bldg. 408, Rm. 202
  • Post Doc/Lecturer
  • Marine Science Inst.

Areas of Research

Sponsor:
Dave Valentine

  • Post Doc

Areas of Research
Microbial ecology; Nitrogen cycling, Chemical oceanography

Sponsor:
David Valentine, Michelle O'Malley (Chemical Engineering)

  • Shop Supervisor
  • 805-893-3345
  • Webb 1055a
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Kristin Morell

  • Alumna
  • PhD Fall 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Compilation of deglacial benthic stable carbon isotope data for reconstructing ocean circulation change, terrestrial biosphere change, and 3D visualizations

Research Areas
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography

Advisor
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Zach Eilon

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Petrochronology of Ultrapotassic Intrusive Rocks and Associated Rare Earth Element-Bearing Carbonatite, Mountain Pass, California

Research Areas
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Igneous Petrology

Advisor
John Cottle

Dr. Susannah Porter
  • Professor

Precambrian and Cambrian Paleobiology, Early Eukaryote and Early Animal Evolution, the Evolution of Biomineralization.

  • 805-893-8954
  • Webb 1037
  • Alumna
  • PhD Fall 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Geochemical evidence for the incorporation of multiple hotspot components in the Lau and North Fiji Backarc Basi

Research Areas
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geodynamics, Mantle Processes, Marine Geology/Geophysics/Geochemistry

Advisor
Matt Jackson

  • Lecturer
  • Webb Hall - 2022
  • Professor Emeritus

Seismology, Tomography, Seismic Instrumentation and Learning Technology

 

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geology

Advisor
Francis Macdonald

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
David Valentine

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Hydrogeology, Fluvial Process Morphology

Advisor
Jordan Clark

 

  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
Structural and Metamorphic Controls on Gold Mineralization in the Rochford District: A Comparison to the Homestake Mine, Black Hills, South Dakota

Research Areas
Field Geology/Mapping, Structural Geology

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • Assistant Professor

Organic Geochemistry, Geobiology

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Investigating mantle isotopic heterogeneity from the micro- to regional scale with high precision mass spectrometry

Advisor
Matt Jackson

  • Alumna
  • PhD Winter 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
The Late Quaternary Evolution of the Southern California Coast: Sea-Level Change, Storms, and Subsidence

Research Areas
Sedimentology, Quaternary Geology

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Graduate Program Coordinator
  • 805-893-3329
  • Webb 1006
  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
The Holocene History and Facies Architecture of the Nueces Bayhead Delta of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico

Research Areas
Climate Change/Climatology, Coastal Geology, Quaternary Geology, Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2013

Research Areas
Hydrogeology, Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Alumna
  • PhD Fall 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Dissertation: "Studies in Neoproterozoic Paleontology"

Research Area
Early Eukaryote Paleontology

Advisor
Susannah Porter

  • Post Doc/Lecturer

Areas of Research
Early Eukaryote Paleontology

Sponsor:
Susannah Porter

  • Webb 1037
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geochemistry

Advisor
Roberta Rudnick

  • Lecturer (LPSOE)

Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry

  • 617-771-9317
  • Ellison Hall 6714
  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Robin Matoza

Professor Roberta Rudnick
  • Professor

Geochemistry and Petrology, Continent Formation and Evolution

  • 805-893-3082
  • Webb 1031A
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • Webb 2042
  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Examining the Thermochemistry and Trace Element Geochemistry of Magma Mixing and Hybridization by Exploratory Modeling

Research Areas
Magma Dynamics, Metamorphic Petrology, Continental Dynamics

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Noble Annex 1017
  • MS Program
  • Lapsed

Research Areas
Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Tectonics, Continental Dynamics

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • PhD candidate
  • MS 2014 CSU Fresno

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Areas
Magma dynamics, Igneous petrology, Volcanology

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Senior Development Engineer
  • 805-893-2466
  • Woodhouse 2001
  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Recycling of Continental Crust Captured in Pamir Xenoliths 

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2012

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Chen Ji

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Sulfur Isotope Fractionation Accompanies Dimethylsulfide Disproportionation by Methanosarcina sp. Strain MTP4

Research Area
Geomicrobiology

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Antarctic Raised Beaches: Insight on Geochronology, Relative Sea Level, and Coastal Processes

Research Area
Sedimentology

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Associate Professor
  • Vice-Chair
  • Graduate Advisor

Sedimentology/Stratigraphy, Coastal Geology, Quaternary Science

 

  • 805-893-7292
  • Webb 2041
  • Adjunct Professor

Earth Science

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Source Characterization of Micro-seismicity Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing Experiment in Taft, California

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Chen Ji

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2011

Research Areas
Structure, Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics, Geochronology

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Professor Emeritus

Magma Dynamics, Properties of Magmas, Volcanology and Geomaterials

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Paleoclimatology (IGPMS)

Advisor
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • Noble Annex 1019
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Genesis and Evolution of the Pamir Plateau: a Petrochronologic View

Research Areas
Structural Geology, Tectonics, Geochemistry

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Alumna
  • PhD July 2017.

Thesis/Dissertation
Hyperpycnal currents with reversing buoyancy

Research Areas
Sedimentology, Quantitative Stratigraphy

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Adjunct Professor

Earth Research Institute
(Researcher)

 

  • 805-893-4905
  • Ellison 6710

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