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Joseph E Thomas

Joseph Thomas is currently a Physical Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC). In support of GCMRC research projects, Joe leads research and development of innovative telemetry and technological tools that transfer environmental data from rugged and challenging locations to cloud-hosted environments.

Professional Experience

  • Physical Scientist (GS-1301-09), USGS-Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, 2021-present

  • Physical Science Technician (GS-1311-07), USGS-Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, 2021

  • Research Assistant, School of Earth & Sustainability, Northern Arizona University, 2019-2020

  • Research Assistant, Department of Geoscience, Idaho State University, 2017-2019

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Geology, Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO, 2015-2017

  • M.S. Geology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 2017-2019

  • Thesis: "Holocene paleoclimatic reconstructions of the northern Rocky Mountains as determined from stable isotope analysis of carbonate minerals and organic matter in sediments from Morrison Lake, MT"