Degrees Awarded

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Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)

2016

Ashley GILLIAM   Titan through Time: Evolution of Titan's Atmosphere and its Hydrocarbon Cycle on the Surface     Advisor Abraham Lerman

Brian KRISTALL     Marine Sulfur and Strontium Cycling During the Transition from a Cool to Warm Greenhouse in the Early Cretaceous     Advisor Matthew Hurtgen

Greg LEHN     Advances in Calcium Isotope Geochemistry: Method Development and Application in a Multi-Proxy Investigation of Alaskan Arctic Watersheds     Advisor Andrew Jacobson

Renee FRENCH     Using Orbiter Spacecraft Data to Characterize Small-scale Surface Features on the Moon and Constrain Geophysical Properties of the Martian Crust     Advisor Donna Jurdy

Josh TOWNSEND     The Effects of Water on the Physical Properties of Earth Materials and Equations of State     Advisor Steve Jacobsen

Laurel CHILDRESS     The Active Margin Carbon Cycle: Influences of Climate and Tectonics in Variable Spatial and Temporal Records.     Advisor Neal Blair

2015

Emily WOLIN     Structure, Seismicity and Instrumentation of Stable North American Lithosphere     Advisor Suzan van der Lee

Jeremy GOULDEY     The Relationship Between the Geochemical Cycles of Sulfur and Carbon in the Neoproterozoic.     Advisor Matthew Hurtgen

2014

Allison BACZYNSKI     Evaluating Carbon Cycle Dynamics and Hydrologic Change during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Bighorn  Basin, Wyoming.     Advisor Francesca McInerney

Rosemary BUSH     Leaf Wax n-Alkanes as Paleoclimate Proxies: Calibrations in Modern Plants and Applications in Ancient Ecosystems.     Advisor  Francesca McInerney

Yun-Yuan CHANG     Influence of Point Defects on the Elastic Properties of Mantle Minerals and Superhard Materials.     Advisor Steve Jacobsen

Maya GOMES     Modern and Ancient Studies of Sulfur Isotope Cycling in Low-Sulfate Systems.     Advisor Matthew Hurtgen

Dan (Darcy) LI     Global Biogeochemical Cycle of Silicon: Its Past, Present and Future.     Advisor Abraham Lerman

Miguel MERINO     Tectonics and seismicity of rifts past and present.     Advisor Seth Stein

2013

Young Ji JOO     Late Cretaceous Carbon Isotope Chemostratigraphy and Analysis of Perturbations in Global Carbon and Sulfur Biogeochemical Cycles.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

Xiaoting LOU    Inferred and Predicted Seismic Velocities of the North American Mantle.     Advisor Suzan van der Lee

2012

Carl W. EBELING     Discriminants and Detectors: Seismological Studies of Tsunami Earthquakes and Hurricane Microseisms.    Advisor Emile A. Okal

2011

Derek D. ADAMS    Biogeochemical Consequences of Low Sulfate Oceans:  A Study of Oceanic Anoxic Event 2.     Advisor Matthew T. Hurtgen

Richard BARCLAY     Testing the DrivingMechanisms for Ocean Anoxic Event 2 (94Ma) Using pCO2 Estimates and Carbon Isotopes Derived from Fossil Plant Material in the Dakota Formation of Southwestern Utah.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

Simon LLOYD    Crust and Upper Mantle beneath South America: variations in Precambrian Moho and lithosphere-athenosphere boundary depths and seismic velocity structure at the subducting Chile Ridge.     Advisor Suzan van der Lee  

2009

Laura SWAFFORD     Space-Time Characteristics of Earthquake Sources in Various Tectonic Environments.     Advisor Seth Stein

2008

Heather BEDLE  Studies on the S-velocity Structure of the North American Upper Mantle.     Advisor Susan van der Lee

Jason FLAUM     Investigation of Phosphorus Cycle Dynamics Associated with Organic Carbon Vurial in Modern (North Pacific) and Ancient (Devonian and Cretaceous) Marine Systems : Strengths and Limitations of Sequentially Extracted (SEDEX) Phosphorus Data.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

Lingling WU     Chemical Weathering: Theoretical Models, Field Study in the Yellow River Basin, and Laboratory Study of Microbially-Mediated Basalt and Granite Weathering.   Advisor Andrew Jacobson

2007

Joniell BORGES     Continental Weathering Products: Clay Mineral Surfaces as Sinks for Organic Carbon in Marine Environments;  Chemistry and Petrography of Bed Sediments from Large Rivers--Provenance and Chemical Weathering.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman.

Robert LOCKLAIR     Causes and Consequences of Marine Carbon Burial: Examples from the Cretaceous Niobrara Formation and the Permian Brushy Canyon Formation.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

Kimberly SCHRAMM     The Role of Source Mechanism Geometry in Biasing Estimates of Earthquake Slowness.  Advisor Seth Stein

2006

Han LI     Remediation of Scattered Light in NEAR-Shoemaker MSI Imager: A Study of Martian Debris Aprons.     Advisor Donna M. Jurdy

Alberto LOPEZ     Tectonic Studies of the Caribbean: I) Pure GPS Euler Vectors to Test for Rigidity and the Existence of a Northern Lesser Antilles Forearc Block; II)constraints for Tsunami Risk from Reassessment of the April 1, 1946 Alaska-Aleutians and August 4, 1946 Hispaniola Events.     Advisors Emile Okal and Seth Stein

2005

Audeliz MATIAS      Development and Modification of Impact Craters on Venus and Mars.     Advisor Donna M. Jurdy

2004

Sarah Lee ANDRE      Densities and Porosities of Ordinary Chondrite Meteorites: Study of Mercurian Topography using Digital Elevation Models.     Advisor Mark S. Robinson

2003

Stephen Richard MEYERS      Integrated Cylcostratigraphy and Biogeochemistry of the Cenomanian/Turonian Boundary Interval, Western Interior Basin, North America.      Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

2002

Po Fei CHEN      Distribution, Origin and Implications of Seismic Stress Release in Shallow and Intermediate Depth Subduction Systems.    Advisor Emile Okal

Eryn R. KLOSKO      An Investigation of South American, Nazca Plate Boundary Zone Deformation Kinematics.      Advisor Seth Stein

2000

Erin K. BEUTEL     Relative and Absolute Plate Motion Changes in the Southeast Pacific:  Cause and Effect.    Advisor Raymond Russo

Jerome B. CRUZ    Surface charge behaviror and surface hydroxyl characterization of andulusite and Al2O3/SiO2 mixtures in aqueous solutions at room temperature.    Advisor Donna M. Jurdy

Andrew V. NEWMAN     Geodetic and Seismic Studies of the New Madrid Seismic Zone and Implications for Earthquake Recurrence and Seismic Hazard.     Advisor Seth Stein

Josef P. WERNE     A Geochemical Evaluation of Depositional Controls and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions in Organic-Rich Sediment Deposits: Evidence from the Modern Cariaco Bason, Venezuela, and Applications to the Devonian Appalachian Basin.     Advisor David Hollander

1998

John E. DeLAUGHTER     Evolution of the lithospheres of Venus and Earth:  Studies in Geoid, topography and Heat Flow.      Advisor Donna M. Jurdy

Changrui GONG     An organic and isotopic geochemical study of Santa Monica Basin sediment, offshore California.     Advisor David Hollander

Laura Lynn MARQUEZ     Integrated Structural and Geochemical Studies of Oceanic Fault Zones across the Dike-Pluton Boundary, Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus.     Advisor Susan Agar

William Phillip RICHARDSON     Surface Wave Tomography of the Ontong-Java Plateau:  Seismic Probing of the Largest Igneous Province.     Advisor Emile Okal

John C. WEBER     New Madrid Seismic Zone Deformation from Repeat Global Positioning system (GPS) Surveys.     Advisor

1995

Dezhi CHU     Studies in Plate Kinematics:  Plate Motion in East Africa and a Comparison of Paleomagnetic Methods.    Advisor Seth Stein

1994

Tom SHOBERG     Studies in Marine Tectonics:  Propagating Rifts, Depth Anomalies, and Subduction Zone Anisotropy.     Advisor Donna M. Jurdy


Master of Science (MS)

2014

Grace ANDREWS (Margaret Unterman)      The chemical weathering of mafic bedrock in Fiordland, New Zealand: tracing atmospheric CO2 consumption with stable strontium isotopes.     Advisor: Andrew Jacobson

Matthew JONES      Chemo- and Cyclostratigraphic Analysis of the Mid-Turonian Eustatic Lowstand.     Advisor: Bradley B. Sageman

John LAZARZ      Composition of the mantle transition zone: uncertainties of garnet and water.     Advisor: Steven D. Jacobsen

2013

Ashley GILLIAM     Evolution of the Major Gases in Titan's Atmosphere from Accretion to Present   Advisor: Donna M. Jurdy

Michael WITEK  Ambient seismic noise analysis in the Korean Peninsula   Advisor: Suzan van der Lee

2012

Trevor BOLLMANN     Teleseismic P & S Wave Delay Times in the Superior Region.     Advisor: Suzan van der Lee

Renee FRENCH     Surface magnetization of Terra Meridiani, Mars, and its relation to geology and tectonics.     Advisor: Donna M. Jurdy

Jessica LODEWYK

Joshua TOWNSEND     Water storage capacity of planetary interiors.      Advisor: Steven D. Jacobsen

Karen TEKVERK     Two Approaches to Authentic Scientific Practice in the Secondary Setting.     Advisor: Bradley B. Sageman

2011

Allison BACZYNSKI  Advisor     Francesca A. McInerney

Yun-Yuan CHANG    Advisor     Steven D. Jacobsen

Laurel CHILDRESS     Advisor     Neal E. Blair

Maya Gomes     Advisor Matthew T. Hurgten

Miguel MERINO     Advisor    Seth Stein

Emily WOLIN     Advisor    Seth Stein

2010

Darcy (Dan) LI     Advisor     Abraham Lerman

Sutatcha HONGSRESAWAT

2009

Kimberly Anne ADAMS

Carl William EBELING

Xiaoting LOU

Emily Sarah MARTIN

2007

Derek Donald ADAMS

James HEBDEN     Time-Dependent Earthquake Hazard Maps for the New Madrid Seismic Zone.      Advisor Seth Stein.     Publication Reference -  Hebden, J.S. and S. Stein (2009) Time-dependent Seismic Hazard Maps for the New Madrid Seismic Zone and Charleston, South Carolina, Areas. Seismological Research Letters 80(1):12-20.

2006

Simon LLOYD

Miriam RINER

Laura SWAFFORD

2005

Jill FRANKS     The Midcontinent Geophysical Anomaly: Constraints on Crustal Structure from Stacking Velocities and Receiver Function Analysis.     Advisors Donna M. Jurdy and Suzan van der Lee

2004

Michael FORTWENGLER     Stable Carbon Isotope Record of Terrestrial Organic Matter and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Reconstruction Using Stomatal Index Proxy across the Late Cretaceous Cenomanian-Turonian Boundary Interval of the Western Interior Seaway of North America.      Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

Kenneth NOGEIRE      Selection of High Resolution Targets for the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars.     Advisor Mark S. Robinson

Petra PANCOSKOVA      Stratigraphic Architecture of the Coniacian-Santonian Mancos Shale in Central Utah.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

2003

Mark S. DRING      Underground Storage of Water on Mars: Could an Aquifer Hold a Vast Reservoir of Water?     Advisor Donna M. Jurdy

Ramya SIVARAJ      Use of Fossil Plant Cuticles to Monitor Carbon Dioxide Changes during the Cenomanian-Turonian Oceanic Anoxic Event.     Advisors Bradley B. Sageman and Jennifer McElwain

2002

Xinxin ZHANG      The Global Nitrogen Cycle: Preindustrial Time and Present Day.      Advisor Abraham Lerman.

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.)

2016

Steve BRAND

Rui CHEN

Marine COSTE

Liz FILLION

Matthew GIUFFRE

Dana JOHNSON

Tyler KUKLA

Victoria NELSON

David RICE

Joshua WILLIAMS

2015

Anna HOPKINS

Margaret ISAACSON

Mitchell KIRSHNER

Kayleen MCMONIGAL

Andrew PFEIFFER

Alex LAYNG

2014

John HODGES

Katie JAYCOX

Danny GINSBURG

Zach KISFALUSI

Margaret KOEPPEL

Brian LACH

Oscar LOPEZ

Ariel MELINGER-COHEN

Tess MONICAL

Ruthie NORVAL

Nora RICHTER

Heather TENNANT

2013

Ellie BENSINGER

Laura BECKERMAN

Caroline BINKLEY

Harry HAHN

Mariel HENKOFF

Peter ILHARDT

Leah ISAMAN

Alex KEGLEY

Allegra MAYER

Jennifer MILLS

Andrea SALUS

Matthew SULLIVAN

2012

Clayton BRENGMAN

Peter CARLSON

Catherine CARRIO

Alice CARTER

Ekjyot (Joey) GILL 

Benjamin HEATH 

Daniel PFEFFER 

Matthew STRUMPF

2011

Kristen BARTUCCI

Alexa SOCIANU

Joseph McKendra WALKOWICZ

2010

John KAPNIK

Jessica KUNKE

Michael MOUNIER

Michael PHILBEN

Julia SWANSON

Colleen MOORE

Alan WONG

Theresa WONG

2009

Rene BOITEAU

Sara BOSSHART     The Eocene-Oligocene Boundary in Oregon:  A Mysterious Even-Over-Odd Predominance of n-alkanes.     Advisor Francesca McInerney.     Junior Year 2008 - Leaf Wax Isotope Signatures of Global Cooling (Eocene-Oligocene)     Advisor Francesca McInerney

Latisha BRENGMAN     The Sulfur Isotope Composition of Early Neoproterozoic Seawater as Recorded in the Bitter Springs Formation, Australia.      Advisor Matthew Hurtgen.     Junor Year 2008      Evaluating the Relationship between the Geochemical Cycles of Carbon and Sulfur in the Early to Mid Neoproterozoic Ocean:  An Example from the Akademikerbreen Group, Svalbard.      Advisor Matthew Hurtgen

Rebecca FISCHER     Effects of Pressure on H Bonding in Minerals.     Advisor Steven D. Jacobsen

Stefan JENSEN     Geophysical Evidence for Medieval-Period Hydroclimatic Change in the Sierra Nevada.     Advisor Seth Stein

Ryosuke KITA

REBER

TAYLOR

2008

Colin CARNEY     Terrestrial Weathering and Nutrient Recycling:  Bionutrient P Dynamics of the Late Devonian Appalachian Basin.      Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

Ben FARAH     Altitudinal Effects on Leaf Wax Composition.     Advisor Francesca McInerney

Eric KRAMER     Tracking Artic Climate Change in Alaska.     Advisor Andrew D. Jacobson

Nicki KRAVIS     Trakcing Actic Climate Change in Alaska.     Advisor Andrew D. Jacobson

Ryan LANGE     Relative Teleseismic Wave Arrival Times at Seismic Arrays Across the U.S.     Advisor Suzan van der Lee

CHARTOFF

DEFLIESE

2007

James HEBDEN      Rayleigh Wave Propagation in Mid-Ocean Ridge Waveguides.     Advisor Seth Stein.      Publication Reference - Hebden, J.S. and S. Stein (2009) Time-dependent Seismic Hazard Maps for the New Madrid Seismic Zone and Charleston, South Carolina, Areas. Seismological Research Letters 80(1):12-20.

2006

Piyapa DEJTRAKULWONG      Analysis of Sedimentary Phosphorus in Cenomanian-Turonian (Cretaceous) Deposits of the Western Interior Seaway: Implications for the Interpretation of Oceanic Anoxic Event II.       Advisor Bradley B. Sageman.    Junior Year 2005 - Analysis of Nutrient Dynamics in an Ancient Epicontinental Sea.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman.

Sarah KRENTZ

2005

Alexander BARTOLAI

Michael GOLDRICH

Brandon RAY     New Models in 40Ar/40K Dating and Escape of Radiogenic Material from Minerals.     Advisor Abraham Lerman

Daniel ZABLOTNEY

2004

Justin SWEET      Frequency-Size Distribution of Intraplate Earthquakes.      Advisor Emile Okal

2003

Jessica EDMONDS    (ISP Honors Thesis) Variations in Size and Location of Albedo Features on Mars.     Advisor Mark S. Robinson      Junior Year 2002 Mapping Albedo Changes through Time on Mars: Historical Observations.      Advisor Mark S. Robinson

Sara HOHENSHELT

Shawn STEVENS

2002

Verene LYSTAD     Gazeteer of Mercurian Features.      Advisor Mark S. Robinson

Petra PANCOSKOVA     Spectral Analysis of Orbitally Forced Sediments Using Measured Sections and Photographic Images.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

Brett WILCOX     Comparison of Cratering on Asteroid Eros and the Moon: Comparison of Regoliths on Asteroid Eros and the Moon.     Advisor Mark S. Robinson

Matthew WILLIAMS     Analysis of Organic Carbon Accumulation across a Bulk Sedimentation Gradient: Late Cenomanian, Hartland Shale Member, Western Interior U.S.     Advisor Bradley B. Sageman

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