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  • 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

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Coastal Geology

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Gen Li
 

  • MS Program

Thesis
In progress

Research Area
Vertebrate Paleontology

Advisor
 

  • Professor

Geochemistry and Igneous Petrology

 

  • Affiliated Professor

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

  • Professor

Geophysics

  • 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
  • PhD August 2020

Dissertation
Multi-mineral petrochronology of polymetamorphic terranes

Research Area
Petrochronology

Advisor
John Cottle

  • 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

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Vertebrate Paleontology

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • Noble 1017
  • 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

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Marine Science

Advisor
Morgan Raven

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Marine Geology, Paleoceanography, Stratigraphy, Micropaleontology, Paleobiology

  • (805) 893-4187
  • Webb 2026
  • Associate Specialist

Areas of Research
Methane concentrations and stable isotopes in marine settings, Valentine group lab instrument operation and maintenance, field devices and samplers for shallow marine settings and deep sea vehicle use.

Sponsor:
Dave Valentine

  • Woodhouse 2009
  • MS candidate

Thesis
In progress

Research Area
Marine Science

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Webb 2029
  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2019

Thesis/Dissertation
Chemical and microbial insights from a deep sea disposal site.

Research Area
Marine Science (IGPMS)

Advisor
David Valentine

  • 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

  • Senior Development Engineer
  • 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

  • Professor

Climate science

 

  • Webb 1114
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2014

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

Research Areas
Structural Geology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2019

Dissertation
Hydroclimate Reconstruction of Semi-Arid Central Asia: Insights from a Kyrgyz Speleothem.

Research Area

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Assistant Professor

Geomorphology, geochemistry, global carbon cycle, natural hazards and sedimentology

 

  • 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

  • Professor

Paleoclimate and Paleoceanography

  • 805-893-4437
  • Webb 2113
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geomorphology, Carbon Cycle

Advisor
Gen Li

  • Webb 1049
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
David Valentine

  • 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

 
  • 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

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2022

Thesis
Tectonostratigraphic reconstruction of the Neoproterozoic rift-to-drift transition in Southeast Death Valley

Research Area
Geology

Advisor
Francis Macdonald

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Paleoceanography

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2023

Thesis/Dissertation
Tracing Molecules Through Oligotrophic Marine Ecosystems: Microbial Hydrocarbon Cycling and Coral Trophic Ecology

Research Area

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • MS candidate

Thesis
In progress

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Kristin Morell

  • Webb 1115
  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Paleobotany, Geochronology

Advisor
Bruce Tiffney

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Geothermal Systems

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Lecturer

Areas of Research/Interests:
Vertebrate paleontology
Education

  • Noble Hall "Annex" 1011
Bruce Luyendyk on icebreaker N.B. Palmer in the Ross Sea
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Tectonics, Geophysics, Paleomagnetic Methods

 

  • 805-893-4885
  • 6806 Ellison Hall, Earth Research Institute
  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2020

Thesis
Southern African Monsoon strengthening and weakening of Mozambique Channel through flow during Heinrich events

Research Area
Paleoclimatology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Professor

Geology

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Marine Tectonics

 

  • Financial Manager
  • 805-893-4499
  • Webb 1006
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2022

Dissertation
Nonlinear propagation and topographic diffraction of volcano infrasound

Research Area

Volcano infrasound, Volcano seismology

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geobiology

Advisor
David Valentine

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2011

Research Area
Magma Dynamics

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Professor

Volcano geophysics, Volcano seismology, Volcano acoustics, Infrasound, Seismo-acoustics

 

  • 805-893-3452
  • Webb 2114
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Marine Science

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2012

Research Areas
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Geomorphology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

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