People

  • 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

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Paleobotany, Geochronology

Advisor
Bruce Tiffney

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Geothermal Systems

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2011

Research Area
Magma Dynamics

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2012

Research Areas
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Geomorphology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2018

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

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2018

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

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Structural Evolution of the Central Schell Creek Range, White Pine County, Nevada

Research Areas
Geologic Field Mapping, Structure

Advisors
Phil Gans & John Cottle

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Winter 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Regional Benthic Foraminiferal Oxygen Isotope Stacks for the Last Glacial Cycle

Research Area
Paleoclimatology

Advisor
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
New middle Cambrian hyolith genus and species and echinoderm ossicles from the Georgina Basin, Australia

Research Areas
Paleobiology/Paleontology

Advisor
Susannah Porter

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2010

Thesis
Spatial distribution of near-shore gas seepage from sub-sea permafrost in the Laptev Sea Shelf, Arctic Ocean

Research Area
Marine Geophysics

Advisor
Bruce Luyendyk

 

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2011

Research Area
Fluvial Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Neogene Tectonic Evolution of the NE Pamir margin, NW China

Research Areas
Geomorphology, Tectonic Geomorphology

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Areas
Seismology, Volcanology, Planetary Science

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2018

Dissertation
A Comparative Morphologic Analysis of Hydrocarbon Induced Terrains in the Gulf of Mexico and Offshore Southern California

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Webb 1032
  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Seismic Noise Analysis to Constrain Shallow Velocity Structure in the southern San Andreas Fault Region 

Research Areas
Geophysics, Seismology

Advisor
Ralph Archuleta

  • Alumna
  • PhD Fall 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Cosmogenic 35S as an Intrinsic Hydrologic Tracer for Young Groundwater in Mountain Basins and Managed Aquifer Recharge Facilities

Research Areas
Hydrology, Geochemistry

Advisor
Jordan Clark

  • Alumna
  • MS Winter 2011

Research Areas
Structure and Stratigraphy

Advisor
Phil Gans

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