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Jacob B. Lowenstern

Jake Lowenstern is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Vancouver, WA. He serves as the Chief of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, which is a partnership of the USGS and USAID's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.

From 2002-2017, Jake served as Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.  Through his career, he has worked on a wide variety of topics related to magmas and their overlying hydrothermal systems.  

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Stanford University 1992

  • M.S. Stanford University 1991

  • A. B. Dartmouth College 1986

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Geological Society of America (GSA) 

  • Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)

  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, GSA 2010

  • Fellow, MSA 2021

  • Lindgren Award (SEG) 2000

  • AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, 2006

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