Geoscapes Research Team

We explore the tectonic geomorphology and landscape evolution of planet Earth. High resolution imagery, geologic dating techniques, modeling, and advances in our understanding of the geomorphic processes that shape Earth’s surface, provide unprecedented opportunities to explore long-standing geoscience problems from a surface perspective.

Our research demonstrates the power of an integrative, multidisciplinary approach, providing new insights into geoscience problems ranging from the development of a mountain belt over millions of years, to the shaping of landscapes afters hundreds to thousands of earthquakes, to the degradation of a hillslope after an individual landslide.

We value and welcome people of all races, gender identities, sexual orientation, national origins, and disability statuses to our research group. We strive to create an equitable, just, and collaborative environment where everyone is respected and feels comfortable doing science. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about joining our group. 

Current Graduate Students

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Tamara Aranguiz

Hails from: Santiago, Chile

Research Interests: Active Tectonics, Tectonic Geomorphology, Geodesy

Field sites: Salar Grande, Atacama Fault System, Chile

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Erich Herzig

Hails from: Ojai, California

Research Interests: Interaction of Geomorphology and Seismology, Earthquake generated landslides, Understanding impacts of coseismic landslides on hazards and landscape evolution

Field sites: Seattle and Puget Lowland, WA

Paul Morgan

Hails from: Bay Area, California

Research Interests: Tectonic Geomorphology, Landslides, Landscape Evolution

Field sites: Santa Cruz and Santa Susana Mountains, CA, Cascadia

Seth Williams

Hails from: Pacific Grove, California

Research Interests: Earthquake generated landslides, Erosion, Cosmogenic Nuclides, Landscape Evolution

Field sites: Kaikoura Mountains, New Zealand

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Current Undergraduate Students

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Griffin Easthouse

Hails from: Shoreline, WA

Projects: Kaikoura Slides, Idaho Up

Junhao Li

Hails from: Shanghai, China

Projects: Puget Lowland Landslides

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Steven Wang

Hails from: Dongying, Shandong Province, China

Projects: Puget Lowland Landslides

Alumni

Former Graduate Students

Phil Schoettle-Greene PhD 2021 - now Consultant 

Sean LaHusen PhD 2019 - now USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow

Sarah Harbert PhD 2019 - 

Camille Collett MS 2015 - now USGS

 

Former Undergraduate Students

Monica Hill

Natalie Wisdom

Gabriel Alampay

Kyle Lowery

Valerie Bright

Lauren Thompson

Hanna Olson

Habibah Yusoff