Ultramafics of the Trinity subterrane in the Klamath Mountains of northwestern California

Investigating a roadcut in Northern California.

Melanie J. Michalak

Assistant Professor in the Geology Department at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, California, USA.

I am a field-based tectonic geologist who uses geochronologic methods to study active orogens. More on Research here.

I take a field-based, active learning and project-intensive approach to my teaching. Currently I teach General Geology, Geomorphology, Field Methods, Structural Geology, and Summer Field Camp. More on Teaching here.

Please contact me before applying to Humboldt Geology's MS program under my supervision. See the Humboldt graduate admissions page here. More resources for students are posted on my Resources page.