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.

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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.

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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.

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The Department of Earth Science at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

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Deeper groundwater drilling: an unsustainable solution to groundwater depletion

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Earth Science’s undergraduate program produces graduates with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of science, a firm grasp of geological principles and processes.

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Earth Science’s graduate program is to equips budding scientists for  future roles as independent researchers, teachers, and scholars.

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