School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
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Welton Joseph and Maud L'Anphere Crook Professor of Applied Earth Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOre deposits and exploration; geology and geochemistry of hydrothermal mineral deposits
Adam Thomas Ellner
Masters Student in Earth Systems
BioAdam is an Earth Systems coterm pursuing a Masters of Science, focusing on urban sustainability and resilience. A Seattle native born and raised, he grew up immersed in the natural ecology of the ocean, mountains, and forests of the Pacific Northwest, as well as the urban ecology of the city's streets, buildings, and neighborhoods. His parents frequently took him on hikes in the Cascade Mountains in search of mushrooms and huckleberries, which his foodie family would incorporate with their home grown produce to create delicious dinners from their forage and harvest. At Stanford, Adam's passion for urban studies guided him through the Human Environmental Systems track of the Earth Systems major. He has always been conscious about his own waste, water, and energy footprint, and summer experiences working with businesses, housing properties, and organizations to develop and implement recycling outreach and education programs have validated his desire to cultivate transformative change for sustainability at the community level. Beyond his academic pursuits, Adam is an avid musician. During his time at Stanford, he has been played drums and percussion for the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and a variety of musical theater productions. He is an active member of Davenport Landing, a rock band that he created with three friends during his freshman year, whose album of original music "Wait 'til Tomorrow" is set to be released on March 8, 2019.
Professor (Research) of Geophysics
BioMy research interests can be broadly defined as the study of active faults, the earthquakes they generate and the physics of the earthquake source. A major objective of my work is to improve our knowledge of earthquake hazards through the application of physics-based understanding of the underlying processes. As Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity, my students, postdocs and I conduct multi-disciplinary studies into the causes and consequences of anthropogenic earthquakes in a wide variety of settings. I have also long been committed to earthquake risk reduction, specifically through the transfer of scientific understanding of the hazard to people, businesses, policymakers and government agencies. Before coming to Stanford in 2015, I was a research geophysicist at the U. S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California for more than 40 years where I focused on problems of seismicity, seismotectonics, probabilistic earthquake forecasting, and earthquake source processes
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
BioCooper Elsworth is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geophysics and MS student in Computational Mathematics & Engineering at Stanford University. As a member of the SIGMA group, his research focuses on the coupled processes governing streaming ice flow in Western Antarctica. Previously, he attended Penn State University, where he completed BS and MS degrees in Engineering Mechanics, focusing on computational methods for fluid-structure interaction. His research interests include coupled systems, fluid dynamics, glaciology and computational mechanics.
Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRachel studies ecosystem resilience to gold mining and agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon. www.rachelengstrand.com
W Gary Ernst
The Benjamin M. Page Professor in Earth Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPetrology/geochemistry and plate tectonics of Circumpacific and Alpine mobile belts; ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism in Eurasia; geology of the California Coast Ranges, the cental Klamath Mountains, and White-Inyo Range; geobotany and remote sensing of the American Southwest; mineralogy and human health.