People

  • Alumni
  • MS Winter 2013

Quaternary Sedimentology and Geomorphology

Advisor: Simms

 

  • Alumni

Geophysics

Advisor: Tanimoto

MS, Fall 2010

  • Alumni

Metamorphic Petrology, Structure and Tectonics

Advisor: Hacker

MS, Spring 2011

 

  • Alumni
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Heat and B-10 Enriched Boric Acid as Recycled Groundwater Tracers for Managed Aquifer Recharge”

Research Area(s)

Hydrogeology,Environmental Geochemistry

Advisor

Jordan Clark

  • MS Spring 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Establishing Foraminifera Based Biofacies within Shallow Marine Deposits, Carpinteria Slough, CA. Implications for Southern California Sea-Level Studies

 

Research Area(s)
Paleoclimate, Coastal Processes

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • Webb 1049
  • Alumni

Paleobiology

Advisor: Wyss

MS, Winter 2011

 

  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Sedimentology (IGPMS)

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • PhD Winter 2017
  • MSci 2011 Geological Sciences - Univ of Cambridge

Thesis/Dissertation
PhD Dissertation: In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

 

  • MS Fall 2014

Seismology, Ground Motion Prediction Equations

Advisor: Chen Ji

 

  • Alumni

Strong Motion Seismology

Advisor: Steidl

MS, Summer 2012

 

  • Alumni

Vertebrate Paleontology, South American Mammals

Advisor: Wyss

MS, Winter 2013

 

  • Alumni

Petrology 

Advisor: Spera

PhD, Fall 2012

 

  • PhD Fall 2015
  • MSc 2009 Engineering Seismology - Univ of Joseph Fourier

Thesis/Dissertation
High Frequency Ground Motion from Finite Fault Rupture Simulations

 

Research Area(s)
Seismology

 

Advisor(s)
Ralph Archuleta

  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Stress drop and its Uncertainty for Earthquakes M3.8-5.5 in Central California and Oklahoma 

 

Research Area(s)
Geophysics

 

Advisor(s)
Ralph Archuleta & Toshiro Tanimoto

  • Alumni

Crustal Evolution and Development

Advisor: Hacker

MS, Winter 2011

 

  • Alumni

Marine Science

Advisor: Valentine

MS, Fall 2011

 

  • MS Spring 2016

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

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology

 

Advisor(s)
Ed Keller

  • MS Earth Science
  • Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation

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

 

Research Area(s)
Field Geology/Mapping, Geochronology, Structural Geology, Tectonics

 

Advisor(s)
Phil Gans

  • Alumni

Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics

Advisor: Hacker

MS, Fall 2011

 

  • Alumni

Geomorphology, Tectonics

Advisor: Burbank

PhD, Spring 2011

  • MS Summer 2015

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

 

Research Area(s)
Climate Change-Climatology, Geochemistry, Marine Geochemistry-Geophysics-Geology, Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography

 

Advisor(s)
David Lea

  • PhD
  • Summer 2015

Dissertation

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

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Tectonics

 

Advisor(s)
John Cottle

  • PhD Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
MS Thesis:

Reconciling Holocene Alluvial Records in Buckskin Wash, Southern Utah

PhD Dissertation:

Along-strike tectonic variability in the central Himalaya

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology, Neotectonics

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

  • Alumni

Marine Hydrothermal Systems

Advisor: Valentine

PhD, Spring 2011

 

  • Alumni

Geothermal and mineral exploration

Advisor: Gans

MS, Winter 2013

 

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  • PhD Spring 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
MS Thesis: "Geochronology of the Zankar Himalaya"
PhD Dissertation: In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geochronology, Tectonics

 

Advisor(s)
Brad Hacker

  • 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(s)
Tectonics, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Stratigraphy

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

  • Alumni

Tectonics

Advisor: Busby

MS, Fall 2010

 

  • PhD Summer 2014

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

 

Research Area(s)
Structural Geology, Tectonics

 

Advisor(s)
John Cottle

  • 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(s)
Geophysics

 

Advisor(s)
Chen Ji

  • Alumni
  • PhD Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Broadband Simulation With Physics-based Seismic Source Models”

Research Area(s)

Seismic Wave Propagations, Seismic Source Dynamics

Advisor

Ralph Archuleta

 
  • 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 Area(s)
Coastal Geology, Sedimentology

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • Alumni

Paleobotany, Geochronology

Advisor: Tiffney

MS, Fall 2010

 

  • Alumni

Geothermal Systems

Advisor: Spera

MS, Winter 2013

  • Alumni

Magma Dynamics

Advisor: Spera

PhD, Fall 2011

  • Alumni

Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Geomorphology

Advisor: Weldeab

MS, Spring 2012

 

  • MS Spring 2014

Structural Geology and Petrology

Advisor: John Cottle

 

  • Alumni

Marine Science

Advisor: Lea

PhD, Summer 2011

 

  • PhD candidate

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

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Dave Valentine

  • MS Spring 2016

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

 

Research Area(s)
Paleobiology

 

Advisor(s)
Andy Wyss

  • MS
  • Summer 2016

Thesis/Dissertation

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

 

Research Area(s)
Climatology

 

Advisor(s)
David Lea

  • Alumni
  • 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 Area(s)

Tectonics, Structure

 

Advisor

Phil Gans

  • Alumni
  • 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 Area(s)

Tectonics, Sedimentology, Volcanology

Advisor

Phil Gans

  • MS candidate

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(s)
Geomorphology

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

  • 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(s)
Hydrology (Geochemistry, Environmental)

 

Advisor(s)
Jordan Clark

  • Alumni
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Structural Evolution of the Central Schell Creek Range, White Pine County, Nevada”

 

Research Area(s)

Geologic Field Mapping, Structure

 

Advisors

Phil Gans & John Cottle

  • PhD Fall 2016
  • MS Geology 2010 - CSU Long Beach

Thesis/Dissertation

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

 

Research Area(s)
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography

 

Advisor(s)
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • MS Spring 2015

Thesis/Dissertation

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

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Igneous Petrology

 

Advisor(s)
John Cottle

  • PhD Fall 2016

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

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geodynamics, Mantle Processes, Marine Geology/Geophysics/Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Matt Jackson

  • Alumni

Hydrogeology, Fluvial Process Morphology

Advisor: Clark

MS, Winter 2013

 

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