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Antonio F. Garcia, Professor of Geology in the  Cal Poly SLO Physics Department


View to east of the eastern half of the Bitter Creek drainage basin, Bitter Creek Wildlife Refuge,San Emigdio Mountains, at northwest end of the "Big Bend" of the San Andreas fault zone. Sierra Nevada is in the left background. 
Please click on the photo to see the entire image.

The first overlook on the first field trip of the Fall 2013 Geomorphology course, Mission Canyon, Santa Ynez Mtns., Santa Barbara County. Photo by Nico Navarro



View across an unnamed Pancho Rico Creek Tributary to a c. 20 ka alluvial fill upon a strath, which are both inset into the paleodrainage divide that formerly separated the Pancho Rico and San Lorenzo Creek watersheds. 



View to southeast from Cone Peak, Santa Lucia Mountains, Monterey County, California.




Summer 2005: Mica the incredible strath hound identifies her quarry in Pancho Rico Valley, 
California Coast Ranges (Monterey County). 


Personal information:

First generation Cuban-American, born in Miami, Florida, on 11 December 1965.

Fluent in English and Spanish since childhood.

Education:

                 2001:  PhD in Geological Sciences, The University of California, Santa Barbara.

    1996:  MS in Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of New Mexico.

      1994:  BS in Geology, San Jose State University. 

    1988:  BA in Fine Arts, University of California, Los Angeles.

Publications:

García, A. F., and Mahan, S. A., 2014The notion of climate-driven strath-terrace genesis assessed via dissimilar stream-process response to late Quaternary climate. Geomorphology v. 214, p.223-244. (Please contact me for a <.pdf> file copy of this article [email address is below]).

García, A. F., and Mahan, S. A., 2012. The influence of upper-crust lithology on topographic development in the central Coast Ranges of California. Geomorphology v. 138, p. 243-262. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.09.009. (Please contact me for a <.pdf> file copy of this article [email address is below]).

García, A. F., and Mahan, S. A., 2009. Sediment storage and transport in Pancho Rico Valley during and after the Pleistocene-Holocene transition, Coast Ranges of central California (Monterey County). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 34, p. 1136-1150. (Please contact me for a <.pdf> file copy of this article [email address is below]).

Stokes, M., and García, A. F., 2009. Late Quaternary sedimentation and erosion patterns along the Rancho Marino coastal range front, Cambria, central-southern Pacific Coast Ranges, California, USA. Journal of Quaternary Science v. 24, p. 728-746. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1243. (Please contact me for a <.pdf> file copy of this article [email address is below]).

García, A. F., 2006. Thresholds of strath genesis deduced from landscape response to stream piracy by Pancho Rico Creek in the Coast Ranges of central California. American Journal of Science, v. 306, p.655-681. (Please contact me for a <.pdf> file copy of this article [email address is below]).

García, A. F., and Stokes, M., 2006. Late Pleistocene highstand and recession of a small, high altitude pluvial lake, Jakes Valley, central Great Basin, USA. Quaternary Research, v. 65, p. 179-186. (Please contact me for a <.pdf> file copy of this article [email address is below]).

García, A. F., Zhu, Z., Ku, T.L., Chadwick, O.A., and Chacón Montero, J., 2004. An incision wave in the geologic record, Alpujarran Corridor, southern Spain (Almería). Geomorphology, v. 60, p. 37-72. (Please contact me for a <.pdf> file copy of this article [email address is below]).

García, A. F., Zhu, Z., Ku, T.L., Sanz de Galdeano, C., Chadwick, O.A., and Chacón Montero, J., 2003. Tectonically driven landscape development within the eastern Alpujarran Corridor, Betic Cordillera, SE Spain (Almería). Geomorphology, v. 50, p. 83-110. (Please contact me for a <.pdf> file copy of this article [email address is below]).

García, A. F., 2001, Quaternary stream incision and topographic development in the eastern Alpujarran Corridor, Betic Cordillera, southern Spain (Almería) [Ph.D. thesis]: Santa Barbara, The University of California, 214 p.

Pazzaglia, F.J., García, A. F., Pederson, J.L. and Toya, C., 1998, Geology of the Jemez Pueblo 7.5' quadrangle, Sandoval County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-file Geologic Map OF-GM 14, scale 1:24,000.

García, A. F., 1996. Active tectonic deformation and late Pleistocene and Holocene geomorphic and soil profile evolution in the Dosewallips River drainage basin, Olympic Mtns., western Washington State [MS thesis]: University of New Mexico. 

García, A. F., 1995.  Development of corrugations on off-road motorcycle trails, San Benito County, California.  California Geology, May/June, v. 48, no. 3, p. 72-78. (Please scroll to page bottom for link to <.pdf> file)

courses i teach

GEOL 102, Introduction to Geology

GEOL 201, Physical Geology

GEOL 203, Fossils and the History of Life

GEOL 241, Physical Geology Lab

ERSC 323, Geomorphology

GEOL 330 Principles of Stratigraphy

GEOL 401, Field-Geology Methods

GEOL 402, Geologic Mapping



2006 Geomorphology Class on a Tahoe Moraine, Mono Basin (A.F. Garcia shown with rabbit ears).



Geology field methods (GEOL 401) at the Mud Hills, Winter 2009.


Fall 2011 Geomorphology class at the Pancho Rico Creek capture site.



Jill and the kids on Cerro Alto, Santa Lucia Range, Coast Ranges of SLO county.


Mica's greeting at the end of the Copperopolis race, Spring 2007.

at the end of an MTB session, February 2011

Mica and me, February 2011.



Contact information:

Antonio F. García
Physics Department
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

afgarcia@calpoly.edu

805-756-2430 office (Mid September to mid June)

805-772-3190 (Mid June to mid September)

805-756-2435 FAX


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Antonio F. Garcia,
Mar 6, 2014, 11:50 AM
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