• Students mapping in the field.
  • Field work in remotest China, to measure the slip rate along the Altyn Tagh fault.
  • Undergrads in Hawaii.
  • Walking on Lake Vanda in Wright Valley, Victoria Land, Ross Dependency, Antarctica.
  • Students mapping.
  • Rafting through the Grand Canyon.

Earth and Planetary Sciences news

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Honors & Awards

  • Geerat Vermeij has been awarded the 2017 Fellows Medal by the Science Council of the California Academy of Sciences. This medal is the Academy's highest honor and is awarded to "especially prominent scientists who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to their specific field(s) of science."
  • Magali Billen has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Berlin. This award is given to internationally renowned scientists who completed their doctorates within the last 18 years.
  • Isabel Montañez is the 2017 recipient of the Laurence L. Sloss Award. The award is given annually by the Geological Society of America in recognition of outstanding career contributions to the interdisciplinary field of sedimentary geology. This award is the Sedimentary Geology Division's highest honor; it is given in recognition of Professor Montañez's sustained level of scientific contributions to sedimentary geology, service to the society, and inspiration to many young women geoscientists. From UC Davis News.

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From the Chair

Professor and Chair Louise Kellogg

Professor and Chair Louise Kellogg

Dear Friends of Earth and Planetary Sciences,

A former student recently admired our rock garden and the story it tells of California's geologic history and its impact on the people who live here. The rock garden was made possible...

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positions available

The following positions are available in the UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences Department:

Diversity Statement

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is committed to creating a community that respects each person as an individual. We promote diversity, creativity, and rigorous intellectual inquiry for all members of our department and the University community, through excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and service. Diversity and excellence – in perspectives, scientific approaches, and contributions to society – are the cornerstones of our success as a department. 

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events

Special Seminar: noon Thu, Jul 20th in 1348 Earth & Phy. Sci.

Thu, July 20, 2017: “Exit Talk: Carbon Sequestration of Northeast Pacific Seagrass Meadows” – by Brady O'Donnell

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Audio

C.Synestia

Synestia, a New Type of Planetary Object

From UC Davis: Three-Minute Egghead podcastSarah Stewart and Simon Lock talk about synestias. A synestia is a new type of planetary object, they proposed, formed when a giant collision between planet-size objects creates a mass of hot, vaporized rock spinning with high angular momentum. Synestias could be an important stage in planet formation, and we might be able to find them in other solar systems.

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