Masters Theses

2019-2003

2019
Cullen Scheland The physical and petrologic evolution of the Jack Main canyon intrusive suite – a migrating intrusion in the central Sierra Nevada, California Memeti
2018
Kalie Duccini Olivine-Pyroxene Cumulates of the Summit Gabbro, Sierra Nevada Arc: Lessons Regarding Source(s) and Differentiation Pathways of the Arc’s Mafic Endmember D.Clemens-Knott
Gabriel-Philip F. Santos The geology and paleontology of a vertebrate bonebed from the middle Eocene of Southern California Parham
Dustin Williams From sheets to blobs: The initial emplacement and evolution of a large, long-lived intrusion, the Tuolumne intrusive complex, Sierra Nevada, California Memeti
2017
Angela Aranda Salt Marsh Response and Recovery to Coseismic Subsidence Carlin
Nancy Chen Detrital Zircon Uranium-Lead Geochronology of the Schoonover Sequence (Golconda Allochthon) and the Yokuts pendants (western Sierra Nevada Mountains): Insights into the Late Paleozoic Evolution of Western Laurentia D.Clemens-Knott
Edween Hernandez A Paleoecological Study of the Middle Triassic Within Favret and American Canyon, West-Central Nevada Bonuso
Aaron Katona Tectonic Geomorphology of the White/Inyo Mountains, California J.Knott
Stefanie Mayer A 1200 Year History of Hydrologic Variability Using Sediment from Ford Lake, California Kirby
Marissa Smirnoff Organic carbon preservation in authigenic carbonates of “still soft” marine sediments Loyd
2016
Kylie Caesar Carbon and sulfur isotope analyses of salt dome cap rocks, biological cycling and formation mechanisms. Loyd
Peter Kloess Twelve Million Years of Bird History - A Specimen-Based Approach To Reconstructing The Late Neogene Bird Communities of California Parham
Robert Leeper Abrupt Subsidence in the Seal Beach Wetlands, Southern California Rhodes
Khadija Nadimi Searching San Eligo Lagoon, Southern California for Paleotsunami Evidence Kirby
2015
Christine Hiner Tracking the Western North American Hydrologic Dipole During the Late Holocene Using Lake Sediments from Abbott Lake, California Kirby
Bethany Malenick Deciphering Biotic Responses to Rapid Climate Change at the Plio-Pleistocene Boundary Bonuso
William Pilesky A Paleoceanographic and Geochemical Analysis of the Late Ordovician-Early Silurian Ely Springs Dolomite, East-Central California Woods
2014
Paul Alms Complex ichnofabrics in the Lower Member of the Union Wash Formation, California: Failed recovery from the Permain-Triassic mass extinction Woods
Kelly Kinder Paleoenvironmental Conditions in Early Triassic Oceans Along the Western Margin of Pangea: Trace Elemental Analysis of the Middle Member of the Union Wash Formation, East-Central California Woods
Jennifer Kirton Stromatolite Patch Reef from the Lower Triassic Virgin Limestone at Blue Diamond, NV: Paleoenvironmental and Paleoecological Significance Woods
Randall Morlan The effects of agricultural activities on the migration of the Hinkley chromium plume, San Bernadino County, California Laton
Kelly Vreeland (Kathe) A Paleoecological Reconstruction of Oysters from Orange County, California: Understanding the Past to Help Restore the Future Bonuso
2013
Christopher Buchen Field, petrologic and detrital zircon study of the Kings sequence and Calaveras complex, southern Lake Kaweah roof pendent, Tulare County, California D.Clemens-Knott
Kelly Ferguson Rock Uplift Above the Subduction Megathrust at Hinchinbrook and Montague Islands, Prince William Sound, Alaska Armstrong
Michelle Gevedon Paired oxygen and hafnium Isotopic Analysis of zircon from Gabbros: Identifying potential Mesozoic mantle geterogenity in the Sierra Nevada arc D.Clemens-Knott
Brittany Pyke (Price) A Holocene Hydroclimatic Investigation of lake Elsinore, Southern California using Seismic Reflection and Sediment Core Data Kirby
Patricia Robards Hydrogeochemical Study in the Irvine Sub-Basin: Using Isotopic And General Mineral Data to Identify Processes of Chemical Modification D.Clemens-Knott
2012
Erin Driver Evaluation of Kinetic Controls on Microbially Mediated Reaction in an Electron Donor-limited Environment Kirby
Michael Hoffman Hydraulic Tomographic Modeling of the Yorba Linda Water Well Field, Yorba Linda, California Laton
Pedro Monarrez Brachipod Community Patterns Following the Onset of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age across the Mid-Carboniferous Boundary G.S.S.P., Arrow Canyon, Nevada Woods
Michelle Vitale Petrology and Mineral Inventory of Basaltic Inclusions from the 2006 Eruption of Augustine Volcano, Alaska Browne
2011
Jenny Arkle Focused Exhumation in the Southern Alaska Syntaxis: New Insights from Apatite and Zircon Thermochronology Armstrong
Jeff Hathaway Application of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Mass Spectometry to selected Tephra Layers in the Western United States J.Knott
Michael Martin A Detrital Zircon Provenance Analysis of the Goldstein Peak Formation D.Clemens-Knott
Elizabeth Seal Magma Differentiation as Recorded by Changes in Mineral Stratigraphy within Layered Mafic Cumulates(Western Sierra Nevada Batholiths, California) D.Clemens-Knott
Michael Van Ry Petrology and Barometry of the Earthquake Dome Magma Browne
2010
Karen Anderson Taphonomy of Early Triassic Fish Fossils of the Vega-Phroso Siltstone Member of the Sulphur Mountain Formation Near Wapiti Lake in British Columbia Woods
Shelby Barker-Harold An Investigation of the Potential for Surficial Recharge in the Lucerne Valley Groundwater Basin Mojave Desert, California Laton
Luissa Johnston Spatial Variability in Biogeochemical Processes at the Sediment-Water Interface in a Hydrologically Dynamic Reservoir System Kneeshaw
Jeffrey Reissman Worldwide Search for Anomalies Accelerating Moment Release(A.M.R.) Before Large Earthquakes Bowman
Meredith Rivin (Staley) Early Miocene Cetacean Diversity in the Vaqueros Formation, Laguna Canyon, Orange County, California Bonuso
Luke Sabala Exhumation and Deformation History of the Little San Bernardino Mountains in the Restraining Bend of the San Andreas Fault, Southern California Armstrong
2009
Rene Perez Hydrostratigraphy of the Alto Deep Well: Implications for Sustainable Groundwater Recharge into the Distal Victorville Fan Sediments; Southwestern Mojave Desert, California Foster
Arron Steiner Late Neogene alluvial-fan geochronology and faulting, southern Death Valley, California
A Petrological Investigation of Mafic Inputs Into the Augustine Volcano Magma System over time
J.Knott
2008
Beverly Berekian A Mineralogic Study of the Consolidated Tungsten Mine Skarn, Tulare County, California D.Clemens-Knott
Peggy Brown-Barthel Water Budget and Hydrogeologic Model of Spring Flow at Limestone Hill, Zzyzx Desert Studies Center Laton
Michael Blazevic Subsurface geologic investigation of a Closed Alluvial Basin: Lucerne Velley, San Bernardino County, California & Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of a Glacial-age Sediment Core From Baldwin Lake, Southern California: Evidence for Multi-timescale Climate Variability Kirby
Christine Irwin Cenozoic Burial and Exhumation History of the Eastern Los Angeles Basin, California, from Low-temperature Thermochronology Armstrong
2007
Kenneth Kolstad Analysis of a Steady State Model: Prediction of Trichloroethylene Vapor Concentration Using Known Dissolved Phase Concentration Laton
Anthony Lizzi Evaluation of the Potential Groundwater Resources of the Golem Well, West Rancho Bernardo, San Diego County, California Laton
Eric Patschull Evidence of North Projecting Ancient Boulder Thalweg in Latest Quaternary Deposits of the Santa Ana River, Orange County, California Laton
2006
Sean Hunt Artificial Recharge as Possible Causes of Observed Long-Term Change in Transmissivity of the San Pedro Formation Aquifers, Central Basin of the Greater Los Angeles Basin, California Laton
Brenda Nelson-Ten Bruggencate Paleoproductivity and Paleoredox in the Union Wash Formation,East-Central California: Evidence and Mechanism for Prolonged Biotic Recovery in the Early Triassic Woods
Marsha Sohn Late Neogene alluvial-fan geochronology and faulting, southern Death Valley, California J.Knott
Tammy Surko Gravity Survey of the Lucerne Valley Groundwater Basin: Implications for Basin Structure and Geometry Armstrong
Aron Taylor Geomorphology and geochronology of the San Juan Creek terraces: Implications for Quaternary uplift of the Santa Ana Mountain foothills, Orange County, California Armstrong
Steve Williams Hydrological Investigation of a Shallow Aquifer System with Emphasis on Precipitation Induced Recharge Lower Borrego Canyon Wash, Irvine, California Laton
2005
Broxton Bird A 9,000 Year Record of Long-Term Climate Change and Abrupt Climate Events from Dry Lake, Southern California Kirby
Andrea Figueroa Investigation of the Late Cenozoic Uplift of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (California) Using Kinematic Modeling and Tectonic Geomorphology J.Knott
2004
Nancy Ikeda Testing the False Alarm Rate of Accelerating Moment Release Before Large Earthquakes Bowman
Patrick Versluis The Fate of Perchlorate: A Look at Perchlorate Entering Orange County's Groundwater Laton
2003
Otto Figueroa Groundwater Flow Model of a Coastal Aquifer, Malibu, California Laton