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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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; 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

  • 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

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2014

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

Research Areas
Structural Geology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • MS; Summer 2019

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

Research Area

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • Alumnus;Phd Spring 2022

Dissertation
Nonlinear propagation and topographic diffraction of volcano infrasound

Research Area

Volcano infrasound, Volcano seismology

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2011

Research Area
Magma Dynamics

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2012

Research Areas
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Geomorphology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2021

Thesis/Dissertation
Insights into South American Native Ungulate and Caviomorph Paleobiology

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • 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
  • 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

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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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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