Earth and Planetary Science

2017-18 General Catalog

A232 Earth and Marine Sciences Building
(831) 459-4089

Program Statement | Course Descriptions

Faculty, Researchers, and Professional Interests

Erik Asphaug, Professor Emeritus

Terrance Blackburn, Assistant Professor
Geochemistry, thermochronology, tectonics

Emily E. Brodsky, Professor
Earthquakes, volcanoes, fluid flow in fractured media

Kenneth L. Cameron, Professor Emeritus

Patrick Y. Chuang, Professor
Clouds, aerosols and climate

Matthew E. Clapham, Associate Professor
Paleobiology, geobiology

Robert S. Coe, Professor Emeritus

Nicole Feldl, Assistant Professor
Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Climate Change

Noah J. Finnegan, Associate Professor
Geomorphology, active tectonics

Andrew T. Fisher, Professor
Hydrogeology, crustal studies, coupled flows, modeling

Ian Garrick-Bethell, Assistant Professor
Planetary interiors, paleomagnetism

Robert E. Garrison, Professor Emeritus

James B. Gill, Professor Emeritus

Gary A. Glatzmaier, Professor Emeritus

Gary B. Griggs, Distinguished Professor, Earth Sciences; Director, Institute of Marine Sciences
Coastal processes, hazards and engineering

Mathis Hain
Biochemistry; relationships between the marine cycling of nutrients, the global carbon cycle, and ocean circulation

Jeremy K. Hourigan, Associate Professor
Thermochonology, structural geology, tectonics

Elise Knittle, Professor
Mineral physics, experimental geophysics

Paul L. Koch, Professor
Isotope geochemistry, paleobiology and ecology

Michal Kopera, EPS Assistant Researcher
Geophysical fluid dynamics, ocean modeling

Don G. Korycansky. CODEP Research Planetary Scientist
Planetary impacts, asteroid dynamics

Mikhail Kreslavsky, CODEP Assistant Research Planetary Scientist
Mars surface evolution and planetary data analysis

Leo F. Laporte, Professor Emeritus

Thorne Lay, Distinguished Professor
Seismology, geophysics

J. Casey Moore, Professor Emeritus

Francis Nimmo, Professor
Icy satellites, accretion, Mars, planetary geophysics

Adina Paytan, Lecturer, IMS Research Scientist
Biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, environmental and aquatic chemistry

Dave Rubin, EPS, Researcher

Hilde L. Schwartz, Senior Lecturer
Vertebrate paleontology, environmental geology, paleoecology, chemosynthetic ecosystems

Susan Y. Schwartz, Professor
Seismology, geophysics, active tectonics

Eli A. Silver, Professor Emeritus

Lisa Sloan, Professor Emerita

Myriam Telus, Assistant ProfessorSolar systems, solar system chronology

Othmar T. Tobisch, Professor Emeritus

Slawek M. Tulaczyk, Professor
Glaciology and glacial geology, soil mechanics

Steven Ward, Researcher
Geophysics, computer modeling

Gerald E. Weber, Lecturer Emeritus

Quentin Williams, Professor
Mineral physics, tectonophysics, experimental geochemistry

Ru-Shan Wu, CSIDE Research Geophysicist
Seismology, geophysics; wave propagation and subsurface imaging

Xiao-Bi Xie, CSIDE Research Geophysicist
Theoretical and applied seismology

James C. Zachos, Professor
Paleoceanography, marine stratigraphy

Xi Zhang, Assistant Professor
Planetary atmospheres, atmospheric chemistry

Xixi Zhao, Research Professor
Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism and their application to the history of Earth's magnetic field

Margaret Zimmer, Assistant Professor
Quantitative hydrology, stream-groundwater interactions and watershed hydrology

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Kenneth W. Bruland, Professor Emeritus , Ocean Sciences

Weixin Cheng, Professor, Environmental Studies
Soil ecology, agroecology, biogeochemistry, global change ecology

Margaret (Peggy) L. Delaney, Professor, Ocean Sciences
Paleoceanography, marine geochemistry

A. Russell Flegal, Professor Emeritus, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology

Jonathan Fortney, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Planetary atmospheres and interiors, extrasolar planets

Jeffrey Kiehl, Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies
Climate change, Earth's changing hydrological cycle

Michael Loik, Professor, Environmental Studies
Plant physiological ecology, climate change ecology, biometeorology, ecohydrology

A. Christina Ravelo, Professor, Ocean Sciences
Stable isotope geochemistry and chemical oceanography, paleoclimatology

Revised: 09/01/17