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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.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Geology, Stanford University, 1978

  • M.S., Geology, University of California, Riverside, 1971

  • B.S., Geology, University of California, Riverside, 1969

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • 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)

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government