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Dr. Maosheng Miao
  • Adjunct Professor

Earth Science

  • 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

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • 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

  • Lecturer

Area of Research:
Cambrian paleontology and biostratigraphy

  • Noble 1021
  • Sponsor: Susannah Porter
  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2018

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

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Associate Professor
  • Vice-Chair
  • Graduate Advisor

Tectonic geomorphology and active tectonics.

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • 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
  • MS March 2019

Thesis/Dissertation
Two New Oligocene “Notohippids” (Mammalia, Notoungulata, Toxodontia) from the Central Chilean Andes: Taxonomy and Phylogenetics

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • 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

Photo of Ryan Neillson
  • 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

  • MS Program;Lapsed

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Coastal Geology

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2019

Dissertation
Structural Evolution of an Extensional Terrane Margin: Case Studies from the Colorado River Extensional Corridor, Southeastern California, USA

Research Area

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Researcher
  • Marine Science Inst.

Areas of Research
Active faulting, tectonics, and seismicity of California;marine geophysics; subsurface imaging and 3D visualization

 

  • 805-893?8384
  • MSI Trailer 325
  • 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

  • MS Student

PhD Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Organic geochemistry

Advisor
Morgan Raven

  • Business Officer
  • 805-893-4604
  • Webb 1006
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • 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

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Webb 1049
  • Researcher/Lecturer
  • Marine Science Inst.

Areas of Research
Paleoceanography; Paleoclimatology; Foraminiferal Micropaleontology

 

  • 805-893?5314
  • MRL 2061
  • Researcher/Lecturer

Area of research:
Biological carbon pump, Marine carbon cycle, Response of plankton to climate change and oil spills.

  • MSI, Bldg. 408, Rm. 202
  • Mechanical Shop Supervisor
  • 805-893-3345
  • Webb 1055a
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Kristin Morell

  • Affiliated Professor

Environmental Studies: Water Resources Engineering, Groundwater Science & Policy

  • 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 Winter 2022

Thesis
Distributed Extension across the Ethiopian Rift and Plateau Illuminated by Joint Inversion of Surface Waves and Scattered Body Waves

Research Area
Seismology

Advisor
Zach Eilon

  • Post Doc/Researcher
  • Financial Assistant
  • 805-893-4499
  • Webb 1006
  • 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

Dr. Susannah Porter
  • Professor
  • Chair

Precambrian and Cambrian Paleobiology, Early Eukaryote and Early Animal Evolution, the Evolution of Biomineralization.

  • 805-893-8954
  • Webb 1037
  • Academic Personnel/Student Affairs Manager
  • 805-893-4688
  • Webb 1006
  • Lecturer
  • Webb Hall - 2022
  • 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

  • Professor Emeritus

Seismology, Tomography, Seismic Instrumentation and Learning Technology

 

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geology

Advisor
Francis Macdonald

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
David Valentine

  • 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

  • MS Fall 2019
  • PhD candidate

MS Thesis
A probabilistic approach to calculate lags between benthic d18O signals across Termination 1

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • Assistant Professor

Organic Geochemistry, Geobiology

  • 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

  • Graduate Program Coordinator
  • 805-893-3329
  • Webb 1006
  • 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

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