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  • 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

  • PhD candidate

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

  • Researcher
  • Marine Science Inst.

Areas of Research
Active faulting, tectonics, and seismicity of California;marine geophysics; subsurface imaging and 3D visualization

 

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  • 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

  • MS Student

PhD Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Organic geochemistry

Advisor
Morgan Raven

  • Business Officer
  • 805-893-4604
  • Webb 1006
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • 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

  • Researcher/Lecturer
  • Marine Science Inst.

Areas of Research
Paleoceanography; Paleoclimatology; Foraminiferal Micropaleontology

 

  • 805-893?5314
  • MRL 2061
  • Researcher/Lecturer

Area of research:
Biological carbon pump, Marine carbon cycle, Response of plankton to climate change and oil spills.

  • MSI, Bldg. 408, Rm. 202
  • Mechanical Shop Supervisor
  • 805-893-3345
  • Webb 1055a
  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Kristin Morell

  • Affiliated Professor

Environmental Studies: Water Resources Engineering, Groundwater Science & Policy

  • 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

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

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

Dr. Susannah Porter
  • Professor
  • Chair

Precambrian and Cambrian Paleobiology, Early Eukaryote and Early Animal Evolution, the Evolution of Biomineralization.

  • 805-893-8954
  • Webb 1037
  • Systems & Network Administrator
  • 805-893-8203
  • Webb 1015b
  • 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

  • Professor Emeritus

Seismology, Tomography, Seismic Instrumentation and Learning Technology

 

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geology

Advisor
Francis Macdonald

  • PhD candidate

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
David Valentine

  • 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

  • MS Fall 2019
  • PhD candidate

MS Thesis
A probabilistic approach to calculate lags between benthic d18O signals across Termination 1

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Lorraine Lisiecki

  • Assistant Professor

Organic Geochemistry, Geobiology

  • 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

  • Graduate Program Coordinator
  • 805-893-3329
  • Webb 1006
  • Alumnus
  • MS Fall 2015

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

Research Areas
Climate Change/Climatology, Coastal Geology, Quaternary Geology, Sedimentology/Stratigraphy

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Spring 2013

Research Areas
Hydrogeology, Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Post Doc/Lecturer

Areas of Research
Early Eukaryote Paleontology

Sponsor:
Susannah Porter

  • Webb 1037
  • Alumna
  • PhD Fall 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Dissertation: "Studies in Neoproterozoic Paleontology"

Research Area
Early Eukaryote Paleontology

Advisor
Susannah Porter

  • PhD candidate

Dissertation
In progress

Research Area
Geochemistry

Advisor
Roberta Rudnick

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry

  • 617-771-9317
  • Webb 1116
  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2020

Thesis
Remote Hydroacoustic and Infrasonic Detection and Characterization of Anak Krakatau Eruptive Activity Leading To, During, and Following the December 2018 Major Flank Collapse and Tsunami

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Robin Matoza

Professor Roberta Rudnick
  • Distinguished Professor

Geochemistry and Petrology, Continent Formation and Evolution

 

 

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

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Area

Advisor
Robin Matoza

  • Webb 2042
  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2015

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

Research Areas
Magma Dynamics, Metamorphic Petrology, Continental Dynamics

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Noble Annex 1017
  • MS Program
  • Lapsed

Research Areas
Geomorphology, Structural Geology, Tectonics, Continental Dynamics

Advisor
Doug Burbank

  • PhD candidate
  • MS 2014 CSU Fresno

Thesis/Dissertation
In progress

Research Areas
Magma dynamics, Igneous petrology, Volcanology

Advisor
Frank Spera

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

Thesis/Dissertation
Recycling of Continental Crust Captured in Pamir Xenoliths 

Advisor
Brad Hacker

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