Theses Defenses of 2018-2019

Summer 2019 MS Candidates
Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Wedge Plasticity and Coupled Simulations of Dynamic Rupture and Tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone
MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Shuo Ma

Defense: August 14th, 2019 1 pm
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Summer 2019 PhD Candidates
Yongfei Wang

Yongfei Wang

Dynamic Modeling of Pulse-like earthquake and ground motion
PhD Candidate
Advisors: Dr. Steve Day and Dr. Peter Shearer

Defense: August 6th, 2019 3 pm
UCSD: IGPP 4301 – Revelle Conference Room

Spring 2019 MS Candidates
Emma Vierra

Emma Vierra

Characterizing mineralogical and textural changes within the SW damage zone of the Buck Ridge fault, southern California

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Gary Girty

Defense: May 22nd, 2019 9 am

Chelsea Blanton

Chelsea Blanton

Refining the Spatial and Temporal Signatures of Creep and Co-Seismic Slip Along the Southern San Andreas Fault Using Very High Resolution SfM Imagery, Coachella Valley, California

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Tom Rockwell

Defense: May 10th, 2019 8 am
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Abbey Warner

Abbey Warner

Beaches, Dunes, and Blowouts- Using GPR to Relate Coastal Features and Climates, Young Husband Peninsula and Coorong Lagoon, Southern Australia
MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Allen Gontz

Defense: May 10th, 2019 8:45 am
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Mark Korte Nahabedian

Mark Korte-Nahabedian

Detrital Zircon-Garnet-Hornblende Provenance Study of the Middle to Late Miocene Stevens Sandstone: Implications for Evolution of the San Joaquin Basin, California
MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: May 10th, 2019 9:30 am
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Spring 2019 BS Candidates
Christianne Ormsby

Christianne Ormsby

Paleoecology as relates to Morphology of an extinct North American canid (Mammalia:Carnivora)
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Tom Demere and Dr. Allen Gontz

Defense: May 10th, 2019 10:20 am
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Klynt Olver

Klynt Olver

Using MODFLOW to Simulate the Effect of Hypothetical Injection in the Salton Trough Near the San Andreas Fault
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Weingarten

Defense: May 10th, 2019 10:40 am
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Arturo Gregor

Arturo Gregor

Are littoral cells from central California beaches closed systems? Insight from detrital heavy mineral distributions at Andrew Molera and El Capitan Statebeaches
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: May 10th, 2019 11 am
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Dianna Jorgenson

Dianna Jorgenson

Directivity Effect and Surface Wave Comparison of Hawaii Shallow Megathrust Earthquake
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Shuo Ma

Defense: May 10th, 2019 11:20 am
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Serena Garcia

Serena Garcia

Comparison Of Directivity Effect On Shallow And Deep Sunda Megathrust Earthquakes
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Shuo Ma

Defense: May 10th, 2019 11:40 am
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Sarina Mazzone

Sarina Mazzone

Stratigraphic Signatures Of Lake-Level Changes At Swallow Lagoon, North Stradbroke Island, Australia
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Allen Gontz

Defense: May 10th, 2019 12:30 pm
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Eric Surratt

Eric Surratt

Reconstructing Coastal Events Recorded in Ancient San Diego River Delta Deposits
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: May 10th, 2019 12:50 pm
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Nick Poser

Nick Poser

Characterization of seafloor sediment and morphology offshore from the Northern Channel Islands, California
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Shannon Klotsko and Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: May 10th, 2019 1:10 pm
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Mackenzie Young

Mackenzie Young

Geologic Investigation of the Kirby Hills Fault along the Sacramento River
BS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Shannon Klotsko and Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: May 10th, 2019 1:30 pm
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Dalia Rodriguez

Dalia Rodriguez

Sediment transport and deposition of marine sands through the Silver Strand littoral cell
BA Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney 

Defense: May 10th, 2019 1:50 pm
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Fall 2018 MS Candidates
Kemille Greene

Kemille Greene

Petrology and Tectonic Implications of Middle Miocene Rosarito Beach Formation Volcanic Rocks, Baja California, Mexico

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: December 17th, 2018 9:30 am
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Matthew Skakun

Matthew Skakun

Controls on Paleochannel Morphology on the Continental Shelf Offshore Central Oregon, USA

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Jillian Maloney

Defense: December 17th, 2018 10:30 am
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Dillon Murphy

Dillon Murphy

Remotely Sensed Migration Maps of the Algodones Dunes Southeastern California

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Allen Gontz

Defense: December 17th, 2018 11:30 am
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Nicole Fenton

Nicole Fenton

Zircon U-Pb dating of tuff in the Monterey Formation of California by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

MS Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Dave Kimbrough

Defense: November 19th, 2018 1 pm
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