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Jonathan Hagstrum

Jonathan's research interests include paleomagnetism, rock magnetism, geomagnetic secular variation, archeomagnetism, large-body impacts, mass extinctions, infrasound, and animal navigation.  


  • Patent No. 6,690,265 B2, Infrasound Hazard-Warning Device for Night-Migrating Birds

Professional Experience

  • 6/79 to present - Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey

  • 2/82 to 6/82 - Teaching assistant, Stanford University

  • 9/76 to 8/78 - Teaching/Research assistant, University of Michigan

  • 1/76 to 5/76 - Teaching assistant, Cornell University

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Geology, 1985, Stanford University

  • M.Sc. in Geology, 1979, University of Michigan

  • B.A. in Geology, 1976, Cornell University

Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Geological Society of America

  • Royal Institute of Navigation (Animal Navigation Group)

  • Meteorological Society

  • Institute of Navigation

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Peninsula Geologic Society (Northern California)

  • Sociedad Geológica Peninsular (Baja California, México)

  • International Sea Turtle Society

  • California Academy of Sciences

  • Member, USGS National and Regional Committees on Laboratories (2006-present)

  • Member, Research Subcommittee, Communication Tower Working Group, Department of Fish and Wildlife (2000-2005)

  • Deputy to USGS Associate Chief Geologist for Science (1997)

  • Western Region Branch Representative, USGS Isotope Geology Branch (1995-1996

  • Member, USGS Isotope Geology Branch, Instrument Development Committee (1992-1995)

  • Associate editor, Journal of Geophys.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation (2009)

  • USGS Star Award (2005)

  • Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1996)

  • Distinguished Graduate Student, Stanford University (1983)

  • University of Michigan Teaching and Research Fellowships (1976-1978)

  • Scott Turner Earth Science Award, University of Michigan (1977)

  • Michael W. Mitchell Scholarship, Cornell University (1976)

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