People

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Areas
Geodynamics,Geophysics, Seismology, Tectonics

Advisors
Ralph Archuleta & Chen Ji

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Quaternary Sedimentology and Geomorpholog

Advisor
Alex Simms

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Toshiro Tanimoto

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2011

Research Areas
Metamorphic Petrology, Structure and Tectonics

Advisor
Brad Hacker

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2017

Dissertation
Testing for Physical Constraints on Intermediate-Depth Earthquake Fault Geometry via Finite-Fault Inversions

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Chen Ji

  • Alumna
  • PhD Program
  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Heat and B-10 Enriched Boric Acid as Recycled Groundwater Tracers for Managed Aquifer Recharge

Research Areas
Hydrogeology,Environmental Geochemistry

Advisor
Jordan Clark

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2016

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

Research Areas
Paleoclimate, Coastal Processes

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Webb 1049
  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2011

Research Area
Paleobiology

Advisor
Andy Wyss

 

Sophie Briggs
  • Alumna
  • PhD Fall 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
The magmatic and metamorphic evolution of the Alpine Schist accretionary complex in the Southern Alps, New Zealand

Research Areas
Petrology (Igneous & Metamorphic), Geochemistry, Geochronology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Earth Research Institute, Ellison Hall
  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Age, Provenance, and Facies Architecture of an arid-land fluvial system in equatorial Pangaea: The Cloud Chief Formation in western Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Research Area
Sedimentology (IGPMS)

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Alumna
  • MS 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Petrogenesis of late-stage, high-K magmas within a continental arc: an example from the Ross Orogen, Antarctica

Research Areas
Geochemistry, Petrology, Geochronology

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Winter 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Rates and mechanics of fold uplift and lateral bedrock planation in convergent foreland basins.Research Area(

Geomorphology

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2014

Research Area
Seismology, Ground Motion Prediction Equations

Advisor
Chen Ji

 

  • Alumna
  • PhD Program

Dissertation
Withdrawn

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Zach Eilon

  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2012

Research Area
Strong Motion Seismology

Advisor
Jaime Steidl

 

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Vertebrate Paleontology, South American Mammals

Advisor
Andy Wyss

 

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2012

Research Area
Petrology 

Advisor
Frank Spera

 

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2015

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

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Ralph Archuleta

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Winter 2006

Dissertation
The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Depositional, Structural, and Tectonic Evolution of the Ross Sea, Antarctica

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Bruce Luyendyk

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer '06

Thesis
Beach Asphalt (Tar) Accumulation at Coal Oil Point, CA: Identification of Processes Controlling Temporal Variations

Advisor
Bruce Luyendyk

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2015

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

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Ralph Archuleta & Toshiro Tanimoto

  • Alumna
  • MS June 2017

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

Research Area
Geochemistry

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2011

Research Area
Crustal Evolution and Development

Advisor
Brad Hacker

 

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2011

Research Areas
Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics

Advisor
Hacker

 

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2011

Research Areas
Geomorphology, Tectonics

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Photo of Forrest Horton
  • 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

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
In Situ Observations of Seismic wave propagation

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Jaimie Steidl

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2014

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

Research Areas
Structural Geology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • 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

  • 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

 

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