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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)

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government