Joann M. Stock
Professor of Geology and Geophysics
Research InterestsPlate tectonics; structural geology; evolution of plate boundaries; stress and deformation in the lithosphere; physical volcanology; tectonics and regional structure of the Pacific-North America plate boundary and continent-ocean transition in the Gulf of California and Salton Trough.
Ongoing Research in Tectonics
Joann Stock's research interests involve a wide range of tectonic problems, including global and regional plate tectonic questions, and geological and geophysical field studies related to plate boundary evolution. Examples of several studies being pursued by her research group can be found by clicking on the links under "More Information" to the right.
One Recent Project
I sailed as co-chief scientist on IODP Expedition 367 to the South China Sea Rifted Margin (Feb. 9 to April 9, 2017). This was a two-expedition project, followed by Expedition 368 for the 2nd half of the work now. Due to mechanical problems during Expedition 368, one of the drill holes will be drilled this Nov.-Dec. 2018, to finish the data acquisition for the project. The recent publication with highlights of the results is Larsen et al., 2018.
Another Recent Project
Ongoing Geology Project
Note to undergraduate students interested in applying for summer internships:
I cannot take any new interns in the months of May or June. If you send me an email asking about this, I will know you have not read my web site.
If you are an undergraduate (NOT in a combined master's program) and you are available to come for an internship during the time of the Caltech SURF program (mid June to mid August) then you have to apply through the SURF program in January or early February each year. I do not have any SURF opportunities posted right now.
For a complete publications list, see