School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Elizabeth Hadly

    Elizabeth Hadly

    Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Geological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsElizabeth Hadly and her lab probe how perturbations such as climatic change and human modification of the environment influence the evolution and ecology of animals.

  • Tyler Hall

    Tyler Hall

    Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences

    BioI am a PhD student interested in the quantification of subsurface uncertainty, with four years of experience at Freeport-McMoRan's copper mine at Bagdad, Arizona.

    In the context of mineral exploration, how can we determine the priority of data collection? The ultimate goal is to make a discovery, but often our datasets contain significant bias, which needs to be addressed. It may be that we need to collect data in areas that we know do not contain a mineral deposit, but will still add value to our models. Where do we collect this "negative" data, and how can we make sure we only collect as much data as necessary?

    Due to the deterministic nature of some spatial interpolation (inverse distance weighting, nearest neighbor, splines), exploration datasets also contain bias introduced during interpolation. What sampling density do we need to reasonably apply these common techniques? When does it make more sense to use kriging or SGSIM?

    Measuring uncertainty often involves Monte Carlo, which is computationally expensive. Intelligently deploying computational resources relies on addressing the underlying assumptions of our data, and aligning our goals with "reasonable" conclusions.

  • Jerry Harris

    Jerry Harris

    The Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor in Geophysics, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBiographical Information
    Jerry M. Harris is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Geophysics and Associate Dean for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He joined Stanford in 1988 following 11 years in private industry. He served five years as Geophysics department chair, was the Founding Director of the Stanford Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Science (CEES), and co-launched Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP). Graduates from Jerry's research group, the Stanford Wave Physics Lab, work in private industry, government labs, and universities.

    Research
    My research interests address the physics and dynamics of seismic and electromagnetic waves in complex media. My approach to these problems includes theory, numerical simulation, laboratory methods, and the analysis of field data. My group, collectively known as the Stanford Wave Physics Laboratory, specializes on high frequency borehole methods and low frequency labratory methods. We apply this research to the characterization and monitoring of petroleum and CO2 storage reservoirs.

    Teaching
    I teach courses on waves phenomena for borehole geophysics and tomography. I recently introduced and co-taught a new course on computational geosciences.

    Professional Activities
    I was the First Vice President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in 2003-04, and have served as the Distinguished Lecturer for the SPE, SEG, and AAPG.

  • Thomas Hayden

    Thomas Hayden

    Professor of the Practice, Earth Systems Program

    BioThomas Hayden is Director of the Master of Arts in Earth Systems, Environmental Communication Program at Stanford University. He teaches science and environmental communication and journalism in Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and Graduate Program in Journalism. He came to Stanford in 2008, following a career of reporting and writing about science and environmental issues for national and international publications.

    Hayden’s journalism career began at Newsweek magazine in New York, where he was an American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media fellow in 1997. In 2000, he moved to US News & World Report in Washington, DC, where he covered science, the environment, medicine, culture and breaking news as a senior writer. Since 2005, Hayden has been a freelance journalist. His cover stories have appeared in publications including Wired, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Washington Post Book World and many others. He has reported from South America, Europe, and Asia; and North America from New Orleans to the Canadian Arctic.

    Hayden is coauthor of two books. He wrote the 2007 national bestseller On Call in Hell, about battlefield medicine in Iraq, with Navy doctor Richard Jadick. In 2008 he collaborated on the critically acclaimed Sex and War, about the biological evolution and cultural development of warfare through human history, with Malcolm Potts of the University of California, Berkeley. He was the lead writer on the 2010 9th revision of the iconic National Geographic Atlas of the World. And he was coeditor of and a contributor to The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish and Prosper in the Digital Age, published in 2013.

    In 2005, Hayden taught science writing in The Writing Workshops at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with his wife and fellow science journalist, Erika Check Hayden. He was a founding faculty member in the annual Banff Centre Science Communications workshop, where he taught from 2006 until 2010, and was involved as a speaker and trainer with the Leopold Leadership Program for environmental scientists from 2000 to 2013.

    Hayden graduated from his hometown school, the University of Saskatchewan, with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (honours) degree in applied microbiology and food science, and received an MS degree in marine biology from the University of Southern California. He completed five years of doctoral study in biological oceanography at USC, before leaving science for journalism with A.B.D. status. He spent more than nine months at sea cumulatively over five years, conducting oceanographic research from Southern California to San Francisco Bay, and from Antarctica to Easter Island.

    In 2015, Hayden helped launch a new graduate degree program in Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. The Master of Arts in Earth Systems, Environmental Communication degree is focussed on the study and practice of effective, engaging, accurate communication of complex environmental and Earth systems information to nonspecialist audiences.

  • Andrew Hennig

    Andrew Hennig

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science

    BioAntarctic ice sheet, both of which have exhibited significant mass loss over the past few decades. If the two ice sheets were to fully collapse, they could be responsible for up to 15m of global sea level rise (roughly equal parts from both). This sea level rise would not only pose serious problems for coastal settlements, but cause serious changes to ecosystems, and could profoundly alter the Earth’s ocean circulation.

    Current estimates of the mass balance for ice sheets are based primarily on satellite data. This data has become more accurate and more available than ever before, since the 1990s. While estimates can be provided by satellite data, satellites are limited by virtue of the fact that they can only evaluate the surface of the ice shelf. Recent research has shown that a significant amount of the mass loss from the West Antarctic ice sheet is happening underwater, along grounding lines, where deep waters, warmed by global warming, enter the area underneath the ice shelf, and melt the shelves from the bottom. This not only results in mass loss directly, but increases calving of glaciers into the ocean, further accelerating their loss. This melting, below the surface of the ice shelves, cannot be estimated by satellites.

    To get a better understanding of the impact of warmer deep waters on glacial retreat in Western Antarctica, we need to measure the melt more directly. Using highly precise measurements of salinity and isotopic composition of seawater in coastal regions of Western Antarctica, we can estimate the amount of glacial meltwater present in the oceanic adjacent to ice sheets. Gaining a greater understanding of the rates and locations of West Antarctic melting will be crucial to developing our understanding of future sea level rise, and other wider impacts.

  • George Hilley

    George Hilley

    Professor of Geological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsActive tectonics, quantitative structural geology and geomorphology; Geographic Information Systems;unsaturated zone gas transport; landscape development;active deformation and mountain belt growth in central Asia, central Andes, and along the San Andreas Fault; integrated investigation of earthquake hazards.

  • Sara H. Hoagland

    Sara H. Hoagland

    Lecturer

    BioSara (Suki) Hoagland is a Lecturer in the Earth Systems Program of the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. She directs the required internship program and team-teaches and mentors the “Senior Reflection and Capstone” series. She also teaches the Master's Seminar and the E-IPER Environmental Design and Research Seminar. Recently she also team taught “Gender, Land Rights and Climate Change”. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of Stanford University's Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Environment and Resources, (now E-IPER). She was a Senior Lecturer in that program and in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. She designed and taught courses for E-IPER such as Case Studies in Environmental Problem Solving, Global Environmental Ethics, and Sustainable Development in Costa Rica, which included a field seminar there. She also served as the faculty advisor to the Stanford Farm and the Stanford chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World.

    From 1989 to 2000, Dr. Hoagland was Assistant Professor at the School of International Service at American University where she created the International Environment and Development Semester, which included three-week field practicums to East Africa and Central America. Dr. Hoagland was also the Director and Clinical Associate Professor for the Masters in Development Practice Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she also serves on the Board of Directors. She earned her BA in government from Wesleyan University, her MA in International Relations and Curriculum Development from the University of Denver, and her PhD in International Relations from American University.

  • Carl Hoiland

    Carl Hoiland

    Visiting Scholar, Department of Geological Sciences

    BioI am broadly interested in regional tectonics, crustal evolution, global paleogeography, and the nature of orogenesis. My research is informed by a variety of techniques, including structural geology, mapping (i.e. spatial data visualization), geochronology, metamorphic petrology, thermochronology, thermobarometry, isotope geochemistry, and geophysical datasets.

    In the western US Cordillera, my research focuses on the interplay between crustal thickening, geothermal gradients, magmatism, and extension in the orogenic hinterland. Much of this work has centered around field studies in the northern Snake Range metamorphic core complex of Nevada, which offers a unique glimpse as to processes operative in the upper, middle, and lower crust during mountain building.

    In the Alaskan Cordillera, my research focuses on the long-term paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the northernmost Cordillera (Brooks Range and Arctic Alaska). One such effort is an attempt to better understand a major post-Caledonian plate reorganization that led to subduction initiation on the then-passive Laurussian margin, followed by backarc rifting and translation of "exotic" crustal terranes southward into the western US Cordillera.

  • Randall Holmes

    Randall Holmes

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioAfter completing service in the U.S. Army, Randall transferred into Stanford University where he completed a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atmosphere and Energy track, as well as a master’s degree in Earth System Science. Randall is currently working toward his PhD in Stanford’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Randall is considering research on the implementation of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, with specific interests in geochemical processes that afffect groundwater quality, water policy, and adaptive management with Prof. Scott Fendorf and Prof. Leon Szeptycki.

  • Nataniel Moishe Holtzman

    Nataniel Moishe Holtzman

    Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science

    BioNatan Holtzman is a first-year PhD student in the Earth System Science department working with Prof. Alexandra Konings. He is interested in using remote sensing and modeling to study how water moves between the atmosphere, plants, and soil. Natan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with a B.S. with honors in Geological Sciences and minors in Mathematics and Biology. From 2017 to 2018, he worked as a research associate at UNC with Prof. Tamlin Pavelsky on improving the representation of snowmelt-driven runoff in a regional climate and land surface model.

  • Roland Horne

    Roland Horne

    Thomas Davies Barrow Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWell Testing, Optimisation and Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

  • Andrew Hume

    Andrew Hume

    Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

    BioAndrew researches linkages between oceanography and sustainable development with a particular focus on island nations. He draws from his past field research experiences in marine science and professional experiences working in sustainable development for the World Bank, UN, and international NGOs. Andrew has M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia