Jennifer Harden

Biography

I am Scientist Emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey where I have served as research soil scientist since 1982. I have contributed to geologic mapping, geochronology, geologic faulting, paleoclimate, landform evolution, carbon cycling and biogeochemical interactions in soil systems. My most recent research addresses the role of soils in carbon and nutrient cycling, with an emphasis on landscape disturbances such as permafrost degradation, erosion/sedimentation, and wildfire.
 
 
 
Education
 
Ph.D., Soil Science, University of California- Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1982   
M.S., Soil Science, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1979
B.S., Soil Science, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1976
 
 
 
Professional Experience
 
Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 2013-present
Research Soil Scientist, Carbon cycling in Northern Latitudes, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 1999-2013
Research Soil Scientist, Carbon cycling in soils and sediment, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 1993-1999
Research Soil Scientist, Earthquake hazards and paleoclimate, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 1982-1993
Physical Science Technician, Soil Chronosequences of Western U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, 1978-1982
Geologic field assistant to Denis Marchand mapping Quaternary Geology of California, 1976-1978

 

Synergistic Activities
 
Co-investigator, Bonanza Creek LTER (http://www.lter.uaf.edu)
Senior research scientist, University of Alaska, Institute of Arctic Biology
Steering group member, International Soil Carbon Network ( http://www.fluxdata.org/nscn/SitePages/Home.aspx
Seed site host, Critical Zone Exploratory Network ( http://www.czen.org/sites/seed_sites )
Steering group member/ topic co-lead: Research Coordination Network on the Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon ( http://www.biology.ufl.edu/permafrostcarbon/ )
 
 
Leadership, Membership, and Advisories
 
Biogeosciences Section President, American Geophysical Union, 2009-2012
Fellow , American Association for the Advancement of Science
Geological Society of America, 1984-present
American Geophysical Union, 1990-present
U.S. Permafrost Association, 2005-present
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006-present
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, advisory board, 2012-2016
Lund University Centre for studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interactions, advisory board, 2011 - 2013