We conduct research in diverse regions ranging from the tallest mountain peaks of the Himalayas, the wilderness of Antarctica, to the undiscovered depths of the ocean floor.
World Class Research
Our graduate and undergraduate students participate directly in the excitement of exploring terra incognita. Taught by a distinguished and dedicated faculty (including several members of the National Academy of Sciences, and winners of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award), students discover the unfolding planetary drama of which they are part.
Earth Science Distinguished Alumni
Every year the department honors one or several of its alumni. We celebrate their accomplishments while providing our current students with exemplary role models.