School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
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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 InterestsThe research of Elizabeth Hadly probes how perturbations such as climatic change and human modification of the environment influence the evolution and ecology of vertebrates.
John W Harbaugh
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences and of Petroleum Engineering, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMathematical modeling of dynamic systems, sedimentary basin simulation, oil exploration risk analysis
The Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor in Geophysics
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.
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.
I teach courses on waves phenomena for borehole geophysics and tomography. I recently introduced and co-taught a new course on computational geosciences.
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.
Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
Student Resident Asst, Graduate Life Office
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMichael hopes to identify how ecosystem services and environmental health indicators are affected by sanitation infrastructure in development scenarios as a way to push the focus beyond that of household-level sanitation.
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.
Ph.D. Student in Geophysics
Student Resident Asst, Graduate Life Office
Current Role at StanfordI am a PhD candidate in the group of Dr. Tiziana Vanorio
Basic Life Science Research Associate, Geological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe aim of my research is to understand the interactions between the physical and biological Earth systems using data derived from living organisms, fossils, and the sratigraphic record. The principal driving questions are: How are biological signals filtered through the stratigraphic record? How did past environmental changes influence the diversity, abundance, and ecology of marine animals? What is the role of physiology in structuring marine animal ecosystems through time?
Julio Enrique Herrera Estrada
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Earth System Science
BioJulio E. Herrera Estrada is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University’s Department of Earth System Science working with Prof. Noah Diffenbaugh. He uses satellite data to calculate the impacts that climate extremes have had on electricity generation globally. Moreover, Julio is interested in developing recommendations for sustainable and resilient management of complex water-energy-food systems, and implementing risk identification, prevention, and management mechanisms for droughts and other natural hazards.
Prior to Stanford, Julio obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources at Princeton University, where he also pursued a certificate in Science Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. At Princeton, Julio studied various aspects of droughts, including how they evolve in time and space and how they may be affected by climate change. He also quantified the impacts that droughts have had on pollutant emissions from the electricity sector in the Western U.S.
Julio was awarded the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in 2014, and in 2015 he participated in the Young Scientists Summer Program at the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He has presented at several conferences including the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, and has been invited to present at The World Bank Group. In 2015, Julio co-founded Highwire Earth, an interdisciplinary online publication on sustainable development, where the Princeton University community can share their work and insights. He also served as President of the Latino Graduate Student Association and of the Graduate Student Representatives in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Princeton.
Julio received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. There he was involved with the Columbia International Relations Council and Association and the Columbia Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Julio is originally from Mexico City, Mexico.
Associate 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.
Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMiyuki studies climate change risks and adaptation decisions, with a particular focus on the socioeconomic drivers of transformational adaptation.
Ph.D. Student in Geological and Environmental 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. I am also exploring the links between faulting in the upper crust and ductile flow in the middle/lower crust as highlighted by metamorphic core complexes. I primarily work in the northern Snake Range of Nevada where upper, middle, and lower crustal rocks have all been exposed at the surface.
In the Arctic, I am working with a team of colleagues on the stratigraphic and tectonic history of the ocean basins and their surrounding continental shelves and landmasses. My own efforts attempt to better understand a major post-Caledonian plate reorganization that led to subduction initiation on the then-passive Laurussian margin, with suspected slab roll-back, backarc rifting, translation of "exotic" crustal terranes southward into the western US Cordillera, backarc inversion, and eventual ophiolite emplacement. My focus is on how the Arctic Alaska microplate fits into and helps constrain this story and whether and where a "Caledonian" suture might actually extend into northern Alaska.