California on shaky ground


Anne Egger is the Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Lecturer in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University. Geologically, her research interests are in regional geology and tectonics, involving fieldwork in Utah, Nevada, and California. Her ongoing work is largely focused on geoscience education in multiple venues: leading teacher professional development workshops, directing the undergraduate research program in the earth sciences at Stanford, and developing free, high quality, web-based materials.
View information on Anne Egger's field work.

Eric Geist is a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, where he has worked for over two decades. Throughout his career, he has focused on computer modeling of geophysical phenomena, including large-scale deformation of the earth in response to tectonic forces, and the cause and dynamics of tsunamis. For the last ten years, he has investigated how different modes of earthquake rupture affect tsunami generation. Eric received his B.S. degree in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines and his MS degree in Geophysics from Stanford University.

Doris Sloan is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. Previously, she taught classes on the geology of California in the Environmental Sciences Department and for UC Extensions. She has a M.S. in geology and a Ph.D. in paleontology, both from UC Berkeley. Her current research focuses primarily on the biostratigraphy of sediments beneath San Francisco Bay and what they can tell us about the Bay's geologic history. She is the author of the new book, Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region.

Mark Zoback is a Professor of Geophysics and the Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. His principal research interests are related to the forces that act within the earth's crust and their role to processes affecting plate tectonics, earthquakes and oil and gas reservoirs. He is currently one of the Principal Investigators of the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) project, which involves a complex suite of experiments and construction of a geophysical observatory within the active fault zone at 3 km depth.

Mary Lou Zoback is currently a Senior Research Scientist with the USGS Western Earthquake Hazards Team, Menlo Park, CA, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and serves as the Regional Coordinator for the USGS Northern California Earthquake Hazard Program. She is also chair of the Steering Committee for the "1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance." Zoback joined the USGS in 1978 after receiving her Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University. Her primary research interest is the relationship between earthquakes and stress in the earth's crust.
View the slides from Mary Lou's PowerPoint presentation here.

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