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We conduct research across the globe, from the tallest peaks of the Himalaya, to the vastness of Antarctica, to the unexplored depths of the ocean floor.

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Our graduate and undergraduate students participate directly in the excitement of exploring terra incognita. Taught by a distinguished and dedicated faculty (including several members of the National Academy of Sciences, and winners of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award), students discover the unfolding planetary drama of which they are part.

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Earth Science Distinguished Alumni

The Department honors two distinguished alumni annually. By celebrating their accomplishments, we provide current students exemplary role models.

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Earth Science News

Brad Hacker has been given the Structural Geology and Tectonics Career Contribution Award from the Geological Society of America.
 
 

 

William S Wise died Tuesday, June 29 after a long bout with cancer.

 

Kristin Morell has been awarded the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for early-career faculty

Yann Ricard is the recipient of the Staff Citation of Excellence Award, an honor given to only 10 staff members on campus. 

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