Geomorphology: Santa Cruz Island 2010

The Northern Channel Islands of the Southern California Bight offer a unique opportunity to study the interplay between terrestrial and nearshore processes in an active tectonic setting. These islands are part of the western Transverse Ranges, formed by regional deformation and rotation adjacent to the San Andreas Fault. Santa Cruz Island is the largest of these islands.

Water Management and the Tuolumne River 2010

This applied workshop featured analyses of contemporary environmental problems in a multidisciplinary fashion. Students were exposed to both environmental science and policy, tackling some of the toughest issues facing California: water resources, multiple downstream demands, and climate change adaptation. By using the Tuolumne River as a case study, students had the opportunity to learn about the history and future of this landmark river in our nation's history.