Graduate Students

Pierce, Ian

Status: Graduate Student

I was born in Santa Cruz, CA and lived there before attending Humboldt State University for my B.S. in Geology, which I completed in 2014. While there, I completed a senior thesis looking into late Holocene climate change in the Trinity Alps of Northern California. I am now working on several projects at CNS including: glacial chronology of Lake Tahoe, dating/mapping terraces in the Reno basin to look for deformation, fault/quaternary mapping of the Humboldt Range, and looking for evidence of oblique faulting in the Northern Walker Lane. I am primarily interested in utilizing and developing established and emerging techniques to study active faulting and geomorphology. My hobbies outside of geology include mountain biking, rock climbing, and exploring the west.


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