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  • 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

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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 Area(s)

Silicate liquid thermodynamics, mantle processes, petrology, volcanology

 

Advisor(s)
Frank Spera

  • Noble Annex 1017
  • 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

  • MS candidate

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

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • 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

  • MS Spring 2018

Thesis/Dissertation

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

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • 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

 

  • 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 Area(s)
Field Geology/Mapping, Structural Geology

 

Advisor(s)
Phil Gans

  • MS candidate

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

 

Research Area(s)
Climate Change/Climatology, Coastal Geology, Quaternary Geology, Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • Alumni

Hydrogeology, Geomorphology

Advisor: Keller

PhD, Spring 2013

 

  • PhD candidate; MS Geology 2004 - UC Los Angeles

Thesis/Dissertation
Dissertation: "Studies in Neoproterozoic Paleontology"

 

Research Area(s)
Early Eukaryote Paleontology

 

Advisor(s)
Susannah Porter

  • MS Spring 2015; PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

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

 

Research Area(s)
Magma Dynamics, Metamorphic Petrology, Continental Dynamics

 

Advisor(s)
Frank Spera

  • Noble Annex 1017
  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Tectonics, Continental Dynamics

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

  • MS Spring 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
 

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Brad Hacker

  • Alumni

Geophysics

Advisor: Ji

PhD, Summer 2012

 

  • Alumni
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Sulfur Isotope Fractionation Accompanies Dimethylsulfide Disproportionation by Methanosarcina sp. Strain MTP4”

 

Research Area(s)

Geomicrobiology

 

Advisor

Dave Valentine

  • PhD Summer 2014

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

 

Research Area(s)
Sedimentology

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • MS Winter 2017

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

Research Area(s)
Geophysics

 

Advisor(s)
Chen Ji

  • Alumni

Structure, Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics, Geochronology

Advisor: Hacker

MS, Spring 2011

 

  • PhD Summer 2014
  • MS 2009- University of Utah

Thesis/Dissertation

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

MS Thesis: Igneous Geochemistry and Structural Geology of Pluton Emplacement in the Sierra Nevada

 

Research Area(s)
Structural Geology, Tectonics, Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Brad Hacker

  • PhD July 2017.

Thesis/Dissertation

Hyperpycnal currents with reversing buoyancy

 

Research Area(s)
Sedimentology, Quantitative Stratigraphy

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • Alumni
  • PhD Winter 2014

Thesis/Dissertation

“Regional Benthic Foraminiferal Oxygen Isotope Stacks for the Last Glacial Cycle”

 

Research Area(s)

Paleoclimatology

 

Advisor

Lorraine Lisiecki

  • MS Summer 2015

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

 

Research Area(s)
Paleobiology/Paleontology

 

Advisor(s)
Susannah Porter

  • Alumni

Marine Geophysics

Advisor: Luyendyk

MS, Fall 2010

 

  • Alumni

Fluvial Geomorphology

Advisor: Keller

MS, Winter 2011

 

  • Alumni
  • PhD Summer 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Neogene Tectonic Evolution of the NE Pamir margin, NW China”

Research Area(s)

Geomorphology, Tectonic Geomorphology

Advisor

Doug Burbank

  • Alumni

Seismology, Volcanology, Planetary Science

Advisor: Spera

MS, Winter 2013

 

  • PhD candidate; MS Physics 2011 - CSU Long Beach: MS UCSB Earth Science Summer 2015

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

 

Research Area(s)
Geophysics, Seismology

 

Advisor(s)
Ralph Archuleta

  • PhD Fall 2015

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

 

Research Area(s)
Hydrology, Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Jordan Clark

  • Alumni

Structure and Stratrigraphy

Advisor: Gans

MS, Winter 2011

 

  • Alumni

Using Laser Scanning Technology to Monitor Coastal Erosion

Advisor: Simms

MS, Spring 2013

 

  • Alumni
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Tectonic Geomorphology of the Gaviota Coast””

 

Research Area(s)

Geomorphology, Landscape Evolution

 

Advisor

Ed Keller

  • Alumni
  • MS Winter 2014

Thesis/Dissertation

“Changes in the Indian summer monsoon during the last interglacial: insights from two hydrological proxies”

 

Research Area(s)

Paleoclimatology, Surface Processes

 

Advisor

Syee Weldeab

  • Alumni

Structure, Tectonics

Advisor: Cottle

MS, Spring 2012

 

  • MS Fall 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Quantification of groundwater discharge to San Ysidro Creek discharge using continuous 222Rn measurements during a storm

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Jordan Clark

  • Noble Annex 1023
  • MS Earth Science Summer 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Late Mezozoic Shortening Structures in Western Portion of the Northern Snake Range Metamorphic Core Complex, White Pine County, NV

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Phil Gans

  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Heightened Delivery of Silica to Cretaceous Seas, the Fossil Record of Silica Biomineralization, and the Search for a Seawater Silica Proxy

 

Research Area(s)
Paleobiology/Paleontology

 

Advisor(s)
Susannah Porter

  • Alumni

Geophysics

Advisors: Ji/Tanimoto

PhD, Fall 2012

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