Jonathan C Matti, PhD

Jonathan is an Emeritus at the Tucson office of the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science
Center. He received a PhD degree in geology from Stanford University in 1978. Since joining the USGS in
1977, he has performed a variety of applied- and basic-research investigations. Among these,
his research into the long-term history of the San Andreas Fault in southern California stands out.


Recent Accomplishments


  • B.S., Geology, University of California, Riverside, 1969
  • M.S., Geology, University of California, Riverside, 1971
  • Ph.D., Geology, Stanford University, 1978

Non-USGS Partners

  • San Bernardino National Forest 
  • San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency 
  • San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water Agency 
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management 
  • Joshua Tree National Park,
  • San Bernardino County Geologist 
  • Riverside County Geologist 
  • Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC),

Professional Studies/Experience


Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards

Honors, awards, recognition, elected offices

Scientific/Oral Presentations, Abstracts