Jeanne Jaeschke

Biography

 I am a chemical analyst and project lab manager providing technical support and geochemical analyses for samples analyzed for the Biogeochemical Processes in Groundwater laboratory (RBPGL) http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/biogeochemical-processes-in-groundwater/ in the National Research Program, Eastern Branch (NRP-EB) Reston, VA. Our project conducts research on the fate and transport of organic contaminants in groundwater, wetlands, and surface water.  I take a lead role in all aspects of laboratory and field sampling. This includes training students, coordinating with external collaborators, analyzing samples in broad range of matrices, and adapting analytical methods to help measure the progress of natural attenuation processes that degrade contaminants in surface and subsurface environments. This work directly supports the USGS Toxics Substances Hydrology Program and the overall USGS mission of providing earth science information on toxic substances in the Nation’s surface and groundwaters. RBPGL provides analytical services in support of numerous USGS water-quality projects.  

 

 

Education:             BS Biology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. 1978

                    Advisor:  Dr. Paul Kirk

                    Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society 1976-78

               

                    Aquatic Chemistry USGS QW2032 40 hour class 2008

                    Water-Quality Principles USGS (Blended) 80 hour class 2013

 Research Experience:

 U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Reston, Va. (1989-Present)

 

  As project lab manager and laboratory and field water quality expert my role focuses on the geochemical analyses of a broad range of contaminants in complex matrices. For example, as part of a research team,  I collect and analyze water and sediment from the Norman Landfill research project (a landfill-impacted aquifer) in Oklahoma and the Bemidji, Minnesota research site (a crude-oil contaminated aquifer), plus multiple projects concentrated on unconventional oil and gas development and use. I am involved in a broad range of our projects laboratory and field operations and train junior analysts, students and volunteers in analytical and field techniques.  Part of my role is working with others outside our project including USGS Water Science Center personnel, collaborators, university staff/ students and contractors in the collection and preparation of water and sediment samples in conformance with established field and laboratory standards.  I have analyzed samples from the National Landfill Study (part of the Toxic’s Program emerging contaminants study covering 20 landfills nationwide), hydro fracking studies in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Oklahoma, storm events in stream restoration areas of Difficult Run, and from solvent and benzene-contaminated wetlands from the Delaware City Superfund Site. I am responsible for conducting a wide range of analyses including anions, cations, alkalinity, NVDOC, methane, and iron speciation. An enjoyable aspect of my job is mentoring young women. My goal is to help increase their success in scientific fields by building and fostering valuable mentoring relationships.  The young women who volunteer in our lab every year see first-hand how women contribute to science in the fields of biology, chemistry, ecology and hydrology.

 

 

 

Publications

Cozzarelli, I.M., Böhlke, J. K., Masoner, J., Breit, G.N., Lorah, M. M., Tuttle, M.L.W., and Jaeschke, J.B., 2011, Biogeochemical Evolution of a Landfill Leachate Plume, Norman, Oklahoma, Ground Water, v. 49, no. 5, p. 663-687. [Link]

Jaeschke, Jeanne B.; Scholl, Martha A.; Cozzarelli, Isabelle M.; Masoner, Jason R.; Christenson, Scott ; Qi, Haiping, 2011. Stable-isotope ratios of hydrogen and oxygen in precipitation at Norman, Oklahoma, 1996-2008. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5262, iv, 12 p.; Appendices [Link]

Breit, George N.; Tuttle, Michele L.W.; Cozzarelli, Isabelle M.; Berry, Cyrus J.; Christenson, Scott C.; Jaeschke, Jeanne B., 2008. Results of the Chemical and Isotopic Analyses of Sediment and Ground Water from Alluvium of the Canadian River Near a Closed Municipal Landfill, Norman, Oklahoma, Part 2. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2008-1134, vii, 35 p. [Link]

Breit, George N.; Tuttle, Michele L. W.; Cozzarelli, Isabelle M:; Christenson, Scott C.; Jaeschke, Jeanne B.; Fey, David L.; Berry, Cyrus J., 2005. Results of chemical and isotopic analyses of sediment and water from alluvium of the Canadian River near a closed municipal landfill, Norman, Oklahoma. Open-File Report 2005-1091, 43 p., illus. [Link]
 

Co-authored Presentations: 

Cozzarelli, I. M., U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192, icozzare@usgs.gov, Schreiber, M. E., Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech,  Blacksburg, VA 24061, Erickson, M. L., U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Water Science Center, Mounds View, MN 55112, Jaeschke, J. B., U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192, and Ziegler, B. A., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060, Arsenic Contaminant Plume Dynamics in a Crude-Oil Contaminated Aquifer Undergoing Natural Attenuation, GSA Southeastern Section- 63rd Annual Meeting 10–11 April 2014—Blacksburg, VA

Ziegler, B. A., Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA 24060, bziegler@vt.edu, Schreiber, M. E., Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Cozzarelli, I. M., U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192, Erickson, M.L., U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Water Science Center, Mounds View, MN 55112, and Jaeschke, J. B., U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192, Arsenic Mobilization in a Crude Oil Contaminant Plume: Results from Pore Water and Sediment Sampling, GSA Southeastern Section- 63rd Annual Meeting 10–11 April 2014—Blacksburg, VA

Cozzarelli, I. M., Schreiber, M. E., Erickson, M., Jaeschke, J.B. and Ziegler, B.A., Arsenic Contamination Plume Dynamics in  a Crude-Oil Contaminated Aquifer undergoing Natural Attenuation 2013, GSA Annual Meeting, October 27-30, 2013, Denver, CO.

 Baedecker, M.J., Cozzarelli, I.M., Eganhouse, R.P., Jaeschke, J.B., Revesz, K.M., Qi, H. and Bekins, B.A., Biodegradation of oil at the oil-water interface at the Bemidji site. Presented at: the Terrestrial Crude Oil Spills Symposium:  Decades of science from the Bemidji, Minnesota, research site, June 11, 2012, St. Paul, MN.

Cozzarelli, I.M. Jaeschke, J.B. Bringing in the Lab into the Field: Using In situ Approaches to Measure Biodegradation Reactions at the Bemidji Site. Presented at: the Terrestrial Crude Oil Spills Symposium:  Decades of science from the Bemidji, Minnesota, research site, June 11, 2012, St. Paul, MN.

 Baedecker, M.J., Cozzarelli, I.M., Eganhouse, R.P., Jaeschke, J.B., Revesz, K.M., Qi, H. and Bekins, B.A., Biodegradation of Oil at The Oil-Water Interface at the Oil Spill Site Near Bemidji, MN, 2012 GSA Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 2012, Charlotte, NC.

 McGuire, J. T., Ruhme, B.T., Streitz, R.D., Ziegler, B.A., Jaeschke, J.B., and Cozzarelli, I.M., Evaluating the Effect of Ethanol and Nitrate as Co-Contaminants on the Biodegradation of BTEX at an Aquifer-Wetland Interface Using Push-Pull Tests, GSA Annual Meeting/ Exposition, November 4-7, 2012, Charlotte, NC.

  Trost, J., Boland, K., Bekins, B. A., Cozzarelli, I. M.,  Baedecker, MJ., Eganhouse, R. P., Jaeschke J.B., and Erickson, M.. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Understanding Long-Term Dynamics of Natural Attenuation of Crude Oil in the Subsurface GSA(2011.T89. Innovative Field Investigations to Assess Natural Attenuation and Engineered Remediation of Subsurface Contamination October 2011.

 Bekins, B. A., Cozzarelli, I.M., Delin, G., Herkelrath, W., Jaeschke, J.B., Rosenbauer, R., Swarzenski, P., and Warren, E., Application of Knowledge Gained and Tools Developed at the Bemidji Site to a Crude Oil Spill Site in Cass Lake, MN, USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program National Point Source Research Meeting, San Diego, Ca, January 26, 2009.

 Masoner, J. R., Cozzarelli, I. M., Jaeschke, J. B., and Smith, K, Spatial and Temporal Migration of a Landfill Leachate Plume at the Norman Landfill Research Site, USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program National Point Source Research Meeting, San Diego, California, January 27, 2009.

Jaeschke, J.B., Cozzarelli, I., Christenson, S., Masoner, J., Temporal Variation of Non-Volatile Dissolved Organic Carbon, Chloride, Sulfate, Specific Conductance and δ2H at the Norman Landfill Toxics Research Site. USGS National Water Quality Workshop, Galveston, Texas, Nov. 5-9, 2007.