Theses Defenses of 2019-2020

Spring 2020 PhD Candidates
Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

Climate-driven coastal morphodynamics along Southeast Queensland, Australia

PhD Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Allen Gontz

Defense: March 27th, 2020 11am
Via Zoom

Drake Singleton

Drake Singleton

Neotectonics in San Diego, California: Paleoseismology, Slip Rate, and Offshore Structure of the Rose Canyon Fault

PhD Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: June 3rd, 2020 11am
Via Zoom

Spring 2020 MS Candidates
Mario Bermudez

Mario Bermudez

Elemental mass redistribution and compositional linear modeling: evidence for polygenetic development of regolith, southern California, U.S.A.

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Gary Girty

Defense: January 17th, 2020 10am
CSL 422

Eleanor Carrano

Eleanor Carrano

Migration Dynamics and Internal Architecture of a Shifting Dune Field Margine, Algodones Dunes, Southeastern California

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Allen Gontz

Defense: May 7th, 2020 10am
via zoom

Bonnie Flynn MS

Bonnie Flynn

Mixing of Metamorphic and Plutonic First-Cycle Detritus in the Pleistocene Bautista Beds

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Gary Girty

Defense: May 7th, 2020 10:45am
via zoom

Luke Johnson MS defense

Luke Johnson

Paleolandform Reconstruction Offshore of the Channel Islands Using Sediment Cores and High-Resolution Seismic Data

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: May 7th, 2020 11:30am
via zoom

Spring 2020 BS Candidates
Faith Burkett BS

Faith Burkett

Reconstruction of Late Quaternary Offsets Along the Southernmost Elsinore Fault Zone Using High Resolution SfM Imagery

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Tom Rockwell

Defense: May 8th, 2020 10am
via zoom

Javaria Aziz crop

Javaria Aziz

Physical Volcanology of Fragmented Volcanic Rocks in the Miocene Jacumba/Alverson Volcanics, Devil’s Canyon, California

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Vic Camp

Defense: May 8th, 2020 10:30am
via zoom

Sarah Doolittle BS

Sarah Doolittle

Ophiomorpha and Gyrolithes ichnofaunal associations, Early-Mid Eocene Delmar Formation, Del Mar North Beach, San Diego, California

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Allen Gontz and Bonnie Bloeser

Defense: May 8th, 2020 11am
via zoom

Kyle Armendariz BS

Kyle Armendariz

Geology and Volcanology of the Cerro Siete Colores caldera complex, Mendoza Province, Argentina

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: May 8th, 2020 11:30am
via zoom

Amanda Gateley Defense

Amanda Gateley

Evaluationg Future Groundwater Sustainability in Kern County, California under SGMA Regulations using MODFLOW

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Matt Weingarten

Defense: May 8th, 2020 1:30pm
via zoom

Hannah Carney BS

Hannah Carney

Quantifying Dry Weather Flow Sources Using Stable Isotopes in San Diego County, CA

BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Trent Biggs

Defense: May 8th, 2020 2pm
via zoom

Fall 2019 PhD Candidates
Yuval Levy

Yuval Levy

Structural architecture of the Western and Central Transverse Ranges, California, USA

PhD Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Tom Rockwell (chair)

Defense: December 6th, 2019 10:30am
CSL 422

Fall 2019 MS Candidates
Howasta Tahiry

Howasta Tahiry

Characterization of Paleochannels offshore from the Northern Channels Islands, California USA

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: December 6th, 2019 9am
CSL 422

Mason Einbund

Mason Einbund

Gibbsite discovered in fracture rind of spheroidally weathered granodiorite, Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, southern California

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr.Gary Girty

Defense: December 13th, 2019 10am
CSL 422

Jack Brown

Jack Brown

Recognizing the effects of a small scale extensional stepover along the Central break of the Ocotillo Badlands contractional stepover, southern California, U.S.A.

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr.Gary Girty

Defense: December 20th, 2019 10am
CSL 422

Fall 2019 BS Candidates

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