People

  • Professor Emeritus

Seismology, Tomography, Seismic Instrumentation and Learning Technology

 

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
David Valentine

  • Alumni

Hydrogeology, Fluvial Process Morphology

Advisor: Clark

MS, Winter 2013

 

  • 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 Area(s)
Field Geology/Mapping, Structural Geology

 

Advisor(s)
Phil Gans

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Matt Jackson

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Sedimentology, Quaternary Geology

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

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

Thesis/Dissertation
The Holocene History and Facies Architecture of the Nueces Bayhead Delta of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico

 

Research Area(s)
Climate Change/Climatology, Coastal Geology, Quaternary Geology, Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • Alumni

Hydrogeology, Geomorphology

Advisor: Keller

PhD, Spring 2013

 

  • PhD candidate; MS Geology 2004 - UC Los Angeles

Thesis/Dissertation
Dissertation: "Studies in Neoproterozoic Paleontology"

 

Research Area(s)
Early Eukaryote Paleontology

 

Advisor(s)
Susannah Porter

  • Researcher in Earth Science

Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry

  • 617-771-9317
  • Ellison 6724
Professor Roberta Rudnick
  • Professor

Geochemistry and Petrology, Continent Formation and Evolution

  • 805-893-3082
  • Webb 1031A
  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Robin Matoza

  • Webb 2042
  • MS Spring 2015; PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

Examining the Thermochemistry and Trace Element Geochemistry of Magma Mixing and Hybridization by Exploratory Modeling

 

Research Area(s)
Magma Dynamics, Metamorphic Petrology, Continental Dynamics

 

Advisor(s)
Frank Spera

  • Noble Annex 1017
  • MS candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Tectonics, Continental Dynamics

 

Advisor(s)
Doug Burbank

  • PhD candidate
  • MS 2014 Geology - CSU Fresno

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Magma dynamics, Igneous petrology, Volcanology

 

Advisor(s)
Frank Spera

  • Senior Development Engineer
  • 805-893-2466
  • Woodhouse 2001
  • MS Spring 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
 

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Brad Hacker

  • Alumni

Geophysics

Advisor: Ji

PhD, Summer 2012

 

  • Alumni
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Sulfur Isotope Fractionation Accompanies Dimethylsulfide Disproportionation by Methanosarcina sp. Strain MTP4”

 

Research Area(s)

Geomicrobiology

 

Advisor

Dave Valentine

  • PhD Summer 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Antarctic Raised Beaches: Insight on Geochronology, Relative Sea Level, and Coastal Processes

 

Research Area(s)
Sedimentology

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • Associate Professor

Sedimentology/Stratigraphy, Coastal Geology, Quaternary Science

 

  • 805-893-7292
  • Webb 2041
  • Adjunct Professor

Earth Science

  • MS Winter 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Source Characterization of Micro-seismicity Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing Experiment in Taft, California
 

Research Area(s)
Geophysics

 

Advisor(s)
Chen Ji

  • Alumni

Structure, Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics, Geochronology

Advisor: Hacker

MS, Spring 2011

 

  • Professor

Magma Dynamics, Properties of Magmas, Volcanology and Geomaterials

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Paleoclimatology (IGPMS)

 

Advisor(s)
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • Noble Annex 1019
  • PhD Summer 2014
  • MS 2009- University of Utah

Thesis/Dissertation

PhD Dissertation: Genesis and Evolution of the Pamir Plateau: a Petrochronologic View

MS Thesis: Igneous Geochemistry and Structural Geology of Pluton Emplacement in the Sierra Nevada

 

Research Area(s)
Structural Geology, Tectonics, Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Brad Hacker

  • PhD July 2017.

Thesis/Dissertation

Hyperpycnal currents with reversing buoyancy

 

Research Area(s)
Sedimentology, Quantitative Stratigraphy

 

Advisor(s)
Alex Simms

  • Adjunct Professor

Researcher in the Earth Research Institute

 

  • 805-893-4905
  • Ellison 6710
  • Alumni
  • PhD Winter 2014

Thesis/Dissertation

“Regional Benthic Foraminiferal Oxygen Isotope Stacks for the Last Glacial Cycle”

 

Research Area(s)

Paleoclimatology

 

Advisor

Lorraine Lisiecki

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation

In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
Brad Hacker

  • Office Manager
  • 805-893-4688
  • Webb 1006
  • MS Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
New middle Cambrian hyolith genus and species and echinoderm ossicles from the Georgina Basin, Australia

 

Research Area(s)
Paleobiology/Paleontology

 

Advisor(s)
Susannah Porter

  • Alumni

Marine Geophysics

Advisor: Luyendyk

MS, Fall 2010

 

  • Professor

Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology 

  • 805-893?3730
  • Noble 1124
  • Professor Emeritus

Tectonics, Petrology, Volcanology

  • Professor

Seismology, Earth Structure 

 

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area(s)

 

Advisor(s)
David Valentine

  • Alumni

Fluvial Geomorphology

Advisor: Keller

MS, Winter 2011

 

  • Alumni
  • PhD Summer 2013

Thesis/Dissertation

“Neogene Tectonic Evolution of the NE Pamir margin, NW China”

Research Area(s)

Geomorphology, Tectonic Geomorphology

Advisor

Doug Burbank

  • Professor

Angiosperm Paleo- and Neocarpology, Angiosperm Paleobiogeography, Paleobiology and Evolution of Land Plants, Plant-Animal Interactions in the Fossil Record

  • Alumni

Seismology, Volcanology, Planetary Science

Advisor: Spera

MS, Winter 2013

 

  • MS candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Webb 1032
  • PhD candidate; MS Physics 2011 - CSU Long Beach: MS UCSB Earth Science Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Seismic Noise Analysis to Constrain Shallow Velocity Structure in the southern San Andreas Fault Region 

 

Research Area(s)
Geophysics, Seismology

 

Advisor(s)
Ralph Archuleta

  • PhD Fall 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Cosmogenic 35S as an Intrinsic Hydrologic Tracer for Young Groundwater in Mountain Basins and Managed Aquifer Recharge Facilities

 

Research Area(s)
Hydrology, Geochemistry

 

Advisor(s)
Jordan Clark

  • Professor

Geochemistry, Microbiology, Marine Science

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

 

Research Area(s)
Geophysics, Seismology

 

Advisor(s)
Toshiro Tanimoto

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