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  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Matt Jackson

  • Assistant Professor

Seismology, Tectonics, Inverse Theory

  • Alumni

Crustal Evolution and Development

Advisor: Hacker

MS, Winter 2011

 

Elizabeth Erickson
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Geochronology, Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
John Cottle

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Structural Geology, Tectonics, Volcanology, Igneous Petrology

 

Advisor(s)

Phil Gans

  • Alumni

Marine Science

Advisor: Valentine

MS, Fall 2011

 

  • MS Spring 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
The Geomorphic Transition between the Santa Barbara and Ventura Fold Belts near Rincon Point, California

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology

 

Advisor(s)
Ed Keller

  • Associate Professor

Structural Geology, Regional Geology and Tectonics, Argon Geochronology

  • PhD candidate;
  • MS 2012 Geology- UC Davis

Thesis/Dissertation
MS Thesis:

Localization of Deformation in a Lower to Mid-Crustal Convergent Margin, Sierra de Pie de Palo, Argentina.

 

PhD Dissertation:

Titanite Geochronology and Geochemistry of the Western Gneiss Region, Norway: Constraints on UHP Continental Subduction and Emplacement.

 

Research Area(s)
Geochronology, Tectonics, Metamorphic Petrology, Rheology, Structural Geology

 

Advisor(s)

Brad Hacker

  • MS Earth Science
  • Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation

Tectonic Significance of the Chambers Well Dike Swarm Whipple Mountains Metamorphic Core Complex, CA

 

Research Area(s)
Field Geology/Mapping, Geochronology, Structural Geology, Tectonics

 

Advisor(s)
Phil Gans

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Jordan Clark

  • Alumni

Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics

Advisor: Hacker

MS, Fall 2011

 

  • Alumni

Geomorphology, Tectonics

Advisor: Burbank

PhD, Spring 2011

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Roberta Rudnick

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  • Systems & Network Administrator
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  • Webb 1015b
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Paleoceanography of the Eastern Equatorial Pacific: Insights from a new Carnegie Platform stratigraphic record

 

Research Area(s)
Climate Change-Climatology, Geochemistry, Marine Geochemistry-Geophysics-Geology, Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography

 

Advisor(s)
David Lea

  • Professor

Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics, Geochronology

 

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  • Webb 2120
  • PhD
  • Summer 2015

Dissertation

The Metamorphic and Magmatic History of the Ross Orogen in Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry, Geochronology, Tectonics

 

Advisor(s)
John Cottle

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Krisen Morrel

  • PhD Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
MS Thesis:

Reconciling Holocene Alluvial Records in Buckskin Wash, Southern Utah

PhD Dissertation:

Along-strike tectonic variability in the central Himalaya

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology, Neotectonics

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

  • Professor Emeritus

Marine Geology and Geochemistry, Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Seafloor Volcanism

  • Alumni

Marine Hydrothermal Systems

Advisor: Valentine

PhD, Spring 2011

 

  • Alumni

Geothermal and mineral exploration

Advisor: Gans

MS, Winter 2013

 

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology

 

Advisor(s)
Ed Keller

  • Professor

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

 

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  • MSRB 2312
  • PhD candidate;
  • MS 2014 Geological Sciences - UCSB

Thesis/Dissertation

MS Thesis:

Monazite Trace-Element and Isotopic Signatures of Ultrahigh- Pressure Metamorphism: Examples from the Western Gneiss Region, Norway

 

 

PhD Dissertation:

In progress

 

Research Area(s)

Metamorphic Petrology, Geochronology, Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)

Brad Hacker

  • Professor Emeritus

Igneous Petrology (Ophiolites, Granitic Plutons and Migmatites, Cascade Volcanoes)

 

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  • PhD Spring 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
MS Thesis: "Geochronology of the Zankar Himalaya"
PhD Dissertation: In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geochronology, Tectonics

 

Advisor(s)
Brad Hacker

  • Financial Assistant
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  • Webb 1006
  • MS Spring 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
In Situ Observations of Seismic wave propagation

 

Research Area(s)
Seismology

Advisor(s)
Jaimie Steidl

  • Professor

Geochemistry and Igneous Petrology

 

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  • Webb 2012
  • Professor

Geophysics

  • 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(s)
Tectonics, Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Stratigraphy

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
John Cottle

  • MS; June 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
A comparison of four age model techniques for Iberian Margin sediment cores from 0 to 140,000 years ago

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Tectonics, Structural Geology

 

Advisor(s)
Phil Gans

  • Senior Development Engineer
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  • Woodhouse 2001
  • Professor

Earth Surface Processes, Environmental Geology

  • Professor Emeritus

Marine Geology, Paleoceanography, Stratigraphy, Micropaleontology, Paleobiology

  • Post Doc

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.

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  • Woodhouse 2009
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
I am using a metagenomic approach to study the microbial ecology of contaminated marine sediment. My research focus is on the impact of anthropogenic waste on deep sea microbial communities.

 

Research Area(s)
Marine Science (IGPMS)

 

Advisor(s)
David Valentine

  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Ed Keller

  • Alumni

Tectonics

Advisor: Busby

MS, Fall 2010

 

Bas Koster
  • Principal Lab Mechanician
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  • Webb 1055a
  • Senior Development Engineer
  • 805-893-7097
  • MSRB 1008
  • Professor

Paleoclimatology

Paleoceanography

Marine Geochemistry

Global Climate Change

 

  • 805-893-8665
  • Webb 1114
  • PhD Summer 2014

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

 

Research Area(s)
Structural Geology, Tectonics

 

Advisor(s)
John Cottle

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

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