Welcome to the Marine Geology Lab
at San Diego State University!
Our research seeks to understand tectonics and sediment processes on and beneath the sea floor. In particular, we study submarine earthquakes and landslides, which can present hazards to human life and infrastructure. We are also interested in the geologic aspects of ecosystems and how geology can impact sea floor habitats, which is important for ecosystem risk assessment and preservation.
Our goal is to develop a better understanding of the earth in order to increase human protection from natural hazards and benefit from natural resources.