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  • PhD; Summer 2019

Thesis/Dissertation
Chemical and microbial insights from a deep sea disposal site.

Research Area
Marine Science (IGPMS)

Advisor
David Valentine

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Landslides: Geomorphology and Sea Cliff Hazard Potential, Santa Barbara - Isla Vista, California

Research Area
Geomorphology

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Tectonics

Advisor
Cathy Busby

  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Excitation of seismic waves by the atmosphere: monitoring severe weather with modern digital seismic data

Research Areas
Geophysics, Seismology

Advisor
Toshiro Tanimoto

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2014

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

Research Areas
Structural Geology, Tectonics

Advisor
John Cottle

  • MS; Summer 2019

Dissertation
Hydroclimate Reconstruction of Semi-Arid Central Asia: Insights from a Kyrgyz Speleothem.

Research Area

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Multiple double-couple analysis of recent large earthquakes and its application in detecting the dynamic stress triggering events

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Chen Ji

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Broadband Simulation With Physics-based Seismic Source Models

Research Areas
Seismic Wave Propagations, Seismic Source Dynamics

Advisor
Ralph Archuleta

 
  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Holocene sea-level, climate, and estuarine stratrigraphy of Baffin Bay, Texas: studying past changes in coastal systems to elucidate future coastal response to changing sea-level and climate

Research Areas
Coastal Geology, Sedimentology

Advisor
Alex Simms

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2010

Research Area
Paleobotany, Geochronology

Advisor
Bruce Tiffney

 

  • Alumnus
  • MS Winter 2013

Research Area
Geothermal Systems

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Lecturer

Areas of Research/Interests:
Vertebrate paleontology
Education

  • Noble Hall "Annex" 1011
  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2020

Thesis
Southern African Monsoon strengthening and weakening of Mozambique Channel through flow during Heinrich events

Research Area
Paleoclimatology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2011

Research Area
Magma Dynamics

Advisor
Frank Spera

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2012

Research Areas
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Geomorphology

Advisor
Syee Weldeab

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2014

Research Area
Structural Geology and Petrology

Advisor
John Cottle

 

  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2011

Research Area
Marine Science

Advisor
David Lea

  • Alumna
  • PhD Winter 2015

Thesis/Dissertation
Microbial Oxidation of Marine Hydrocarbons: Quantifying Rates of Methane, Ethane, Propane, and Butane Consumption

Research Area
Geochemistry

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Alumnus
  • MS Spring 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Application of micro-CT and Elliptic Fourier Analysis on Molar Outline Shape for Group Discrimination among Notoungulates

Research Area
Paleobiology

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • Alumna
  • MS Summer 2016

Thesis/Dissertation
Planktonic Foraminifereal Faunal Study and Mg/Ca -Temperature Calibration at the Hawaii Ocean Time Series

Research Area
Climatology

Advisor
David Lea

  • Alumnus
  • MS Summer 2018

Thesis/Dissertation
Quaternary Chronology and Uplift of Gaviota Coast Marine Terraces, Santa Barbara County, CA

Advisor
Ed Keller

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Stratigraphy, structure, and geochronology of the Abanico Formation in the Principal Cordillera, central Chile: Evidence of protracted volcanism and implications for Andean tectonics”

Research Areas
Tectonics, Structure

Advisor
Phil Gans

  • Alumnus
  • MS March 2019

Thesis/Dissertation
Two New Oligocene “Notohippids” (Mammalia, Notoungulata, Toxodontia) from the Central Chilean Andes: Taxonomy and Phylogenetics

Research Area

Advisor
Andy Wyss

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alumna
  • PhD Fall 2014

Thesis/Dissertation
Dissertation: "Studies in Neoproterozoic Paleontology"

Research Area
Early Eukaryote Paleontology

Advisor
Susannah Porter

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alumna
  • MS Spring 2017

Thesis/Dissertation
Recycling of Continental Crust Captured in Pamir Xenoliths 

Advisor
Brad Hacker

  • Alumnus
  • PhD Summer 2012

Research Area
Geophysics

Advisor
Chen Ji

  • Alumna
  • MS Fall 2013

Thesis/Dissertation
Sulfur Isotope Fractionation Accompanies Dimethylsulfide Disproportionation by Methanosarcina sp. Strain MTP4

Research Area
Geomicrobiology

Advisor
Dave Valentine

  • Alumna
  • PhD Summer 2014

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

Research Area
Sedimentology

Advisor
Alex Simms

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