Photo of group of UC Davis geologists standing on the rim of a collapsed volcanic cone.

UC Davis geologists standing on the rim of a collapsed volcanic cone on the SW rift zone of Kilauea volcano. Pu’ukoa’e spatter cone is visible in the distance.

People

The Earth and Planetary Sciences Department has 25 full-time faculty members, 13 scientists and academic federation members, and numerous post docs and associates. A large number of graduate students and undergraduate students majoring in geology help create a vibrant community in the department.