School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
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Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy overall goal is to improve our understanding of the effect of major evolutionary environmental transitions on the sizes of organisms. Using phylogenetic comparative methods, I analyze various animal groups that inhabit an array of different habitats (such as marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments) for significant differences in body size between group members that inhabit those different habitats. Such groups may include gastropods, mammals, reptiles, etc.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geophysics
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
BioMeredith is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Environmental Geophysics Group. She is interested in using near surface geophysical methods to address problems in groundwater characterization and management. Her current research focuses on the application of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) for mapping and monitoring the distribution of salinities in coastal aquifers suffering from saltwater intrusion.
Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science
BioKaterina studies climate dynamics in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. She is interested in climate change in the atmosphere, extreme precipitation events, and climate impacts. Her dissertation analyzes the characteristics of West Coast atmospheric rivers in a warming climate. Learn more about her research at her website: https://sites.google.com/view/katerina-r-gonzales
Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDavid is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University in environmental health sciences. He studies how pollution from extractive industries affects reproductive health and contributes to health disparities.
Ph.D. Student in Geological and Environmental Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am a fifth year Ph.D. student working with Steve Graham and a member of the Sedimentary Research Group. I am interested studying source-to-sink sediment transport patterns and basin development during the transition from convergent to transform margins. My current research focuses on the Cenozoic evolution of two systems: 1) the San Joaquin Basin and adjacent Salinian Block of Central California, USA; and 2) the Marlborough and Northern Canterbury Regions on the South Island of New Zealand.
My work in California uses detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology to characterize provenance changes in sedimentation due to the development of the San Andreas transform margin and consequential shutdown of the Cretaceous forearc system. These provenance signals can be used to re-evaluate key offsets points to better constrain the slip history of major strike-slip faults, and then applied to better understand the resulting interplay of local and regional sediment dispersal.
In New Zealand, my research employs a variety of methods, including characterizing outcrop stratigraphic architecture, sandstone petrology, conglomerate clast composition, and detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology to address questions of deep-water sediment transport patterns in response to the onset of uplift, local basement exhumation, and subsequent development of the oblique-slip Marlborough Fault System.
In addition, I have numerous ongoing collaborations with other research groups within and outside our department that include paleoclimate, paleoecology, thermochronology, and reservoir modeling studies.