Jennifer Harden, PhD

Jennifer is a Scientist Emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey where she has served as research soil scientist since 1982.

Biography

She has contributed to geologic mapping, geochronology, geologic faulting, paleoclimate, landform evolution, carbon cycling and biogeochemical interactions in soil systems. Her 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

  • 2013-present - Scientist Emeritus U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • 1999-2013 - Research Soil Scientist- Carbon cycling in Northern Latitudes, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • 1993-1999 - Research Soil Scientist- Carbon cycling in soils and sediment, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • 1982-1993 - Research Soil Scientist- Earthquake hazards and paleoclimate, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • 1978-1982 - Physical Science Technician- Soil Chronosequences of Western U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA
  • 1976-1978 - Geologic field assistant to Denis Marchand mapping Quaternary Geology of California
  • Co-investigator, Bonanza Creek LTER
  • Senior research scientist, University of Alaska, Institute of Arctic Biology
  • Steering group member, International Soil Carbon Network 
  • Seed site host, Critical Zone Exploratory Network 
  • Steering group member/ topic co-lead: Research Coordination Network on the Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon 

Professional affiliations

    • 2009-2012 - Biogeosciences Section President, American Geophysical Union
    • Fellow - American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • 1984-present - Geological Society of America
    • 1990-present - American Geophysical Union
    • 2005-present - U.S. Permafrost Association
    • 2006-present - American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • 2012-2016 - Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, advisory board
    • 2011 - 2013 - Lund University Centre for studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interactions, advisory board