Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor

Jillian Maloney on a boat

Office: GMCS 116
website: Maloney Lab

  • Ph.D.  2013  UCSD – Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • B.S.  2004 University of Southern California

I combine geophysical data including seismic reflection, multibeam bathymetry, and sidescan sonar with sediment analysis to study a number of geologic research topics.

  • Sequence stratigraphy, sediment transport, coastal geomorphology
  • Neotectonics, paleoseismology, earthquake hazard
  • Submarine slide dynamics
  • Geologic controls on habitat distribution
  • Tectonics of the inner California Borderlands
  • Geologic controls on nearshore habitats in coastal San Diego
  • Submarine slide dynamics on the Mississippi River Delta Front
  • Maloney, J.M., Driscoll, N.W., Kent, G.M., Brothers, D.S., Duke, S., and Freeman, T., Segmentation and step-overs along fault systems in the inner California borderlands: Implications for fault architecture and basin formation: Submitted.
  • Maloney, J.M., Grupe, B.M., Pasulka, A.L., Frieder, C.A., Levin, L.A., Dawson, K., Case, D., and Driscoll, N.W., Transpressional segment boundaries in strike-slip fault systems offshore southern California: Implications for fluid expulsion and seep habitats: In Prep.
  • Grupe, B.M., Krach, M.L., Pasulka, A.L., Maloney, J.M., Levin, L.A., Frieder, C.A., Methane seeps enhance continental margin ecosystem services, Marine Ecology, accepted March 2014.
  • Maloney, J.M., et al., 2013, Paleoseismic history of the Fallen Leaf Segment of the West-Tahoe Fault reconstructed from slide deposits in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California-Nevada. Geosphere, v. 9, no. 4 p. 1065-1090. doi: 10.1130/GES00877.1
  • Dong, S., Ucarkus, G., Wesnousky, S.G., Maloney, J., Kent, G., Driscoll, N., and Baskin, R., Strike-slip faulting along the Wassuk Range of the northern Walker Lane, Nevada. Geosphere, v. 10, no. 1, p. 40-48. doi: 10.1130/GES00912.1