James Cloern

James Cloern

Senior Scientist

National Research Program

Email: jecloern@usgs.gov
Phone: 650-329-4594
Fax: 650-329-4327
orcid.org/0000-0002-5880-6862

Address:
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Expertise

Biography

James (Jim) Cloern is a senior research scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey where he has worked since 1976. His research addresses comparative ecology and biogeochemistry of estuaries to understand how they respond as ecosystems to climatic-hydrologic variability and human disturbance. He leads a team investigation of San Francisco Bay that has included study of primary production, nutrient cycling, algal and zooplankton community dynamics, ecosystem metabolism and food web dynamics, disturbance by introduced species, Bay-Ocean connectivity, ecosystem restoration, and projected responses to climate change. Jim has been a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Centre d'Océanologie de Marseille, mentored 12 postdoctoral scientists and 20 graduate students from 6 countries, taught scientific writing at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, is Consulting Professor (Civil Engineering) at Stanford University, served as Co-Editor of Estuaries and Coasts, is Senior Editor of Limnology and Oceanography Letters, and 2010 recipient of the B.H. Ketchum Award from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012 recipient of the Brown-Nichols Scientific Achievement Award of the Bay-Delta Science Program, and  2015 recipient of the Ruth Patrick Award of ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography). He was honored as ASLO Sustaining Fellow in 2015 and AGU Fellow in 2016.

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH - JAMES E. CLOERN

Updated 25 November 2016

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. 1970, Zoology

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.S. 1973, Zoology (fisheries biology, limnology)

Washington State University, Ph.D. 1976, Zoology (limnology, ecological modeling)

 

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1999-present    Senior Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

1997-present      Consulting Professor, Stanford University, Department of Civil & Env. Engineering

2005                      Chercheur Associé, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Brest, France

2005                      Instructor, Ecole Doctorale, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France

2000                      Visiting Scientist, National Environmental Research Institute, Roskilde, Denmark

1976-1999            Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

1997-1998           Lecturer, University of California-Santa Cruz, Department of Earth Sciences

1996                     Visiting Lecturer, Second Institute of Oceanography, Hangzhou, China

1993                      Distinguished Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research,  Hamilton, New Zealand

1993-1994           Directeur de Recherche, Université d’Aix-Marseille II, France

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Comparative ecology and biogeochemistry of estuaries, directed to understand how they respond as ecosystems to climatic-hydrologic variability and human disturbance. Research is focused around a long-term (40 year) team investigation of San Francisco Bay that has included study of primary production, nutrient cycling, algal and zooplankton community dynamics, ecosystem metabolism and food web dynamics, disturbance by introduced species, Bay-Ocean connectivity, ecosystem restoration, and projected responses to climate change.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2016 https://eos.org/agu-news/2016-class-of-agu-fellows-announced

Sustaining Fellow, Association for Advancement of Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2015 http://aslo.org/announce/fellows2015.html

Ruth Patrick Award, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2015 http://www.aslo.org/awards/2015/cloern.html

Brown-Nichols Achievement Award, Delta Science Program, 2012 http://scienceconf.deltacouncil.ca.gov/content/brown-nichols-science-award

Ian Morris Scholar in Residence, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, 2012  http://www.umces.edu/hpl/ian-morris-scholar-residence

B.H. Ketchum Award, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2010 http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7545&tid=3622&cid=72786

Laura Randall Schweppe Endowed Lecturer, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, 2009

Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2008-present

Golden Screen Award, National Association of Government Communicators, 2003

U.S. Department of Interior Distinguished Service Award, 2000

USGS Shoemaker Communications Award, 1998

Fulbright Research Scholar, 1993-94

NATO Collaborative Research Grant Award, 1993

U.S. Department of Interior Meritorious Service Award, 1991

                   
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