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Lindsay Powers, Ph.D.

Dr. Lindsay Powers is a Program Coordinator with the U.S. Geological Survey.

She is responsible for the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program, and is the Director of the Core Research Center and National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility. She is trained as a biologist, ecologist, and interdisciplinary earth scientist. Her research interests have spanned from the ecology and genetics of aquatic organisms to paleoclimates of tropical regions. She is active in numerous organizations and initiatives working to advance the access and use of earth science samples and data. She serves on the USGS Collections Steering Committee and is actively engaged in advancing USGS scientific collections management.

Professional Experience

  • 2015 - 2016 Deputy Director, Earth Science, The HDF Group, Boulder, CO

  • 2013 – 2015 CoopEUS Scientist, National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc., Boulder, CO

  • 2011 – 2012 Manager, Science Support Planning, Raytheon Polar Services, Centennial, CO     

  • 2010 – 2011 Planning Support Manager Lead, Cruise and Special Projects, Raytheon Polar Services, Centennial, CO

  • 2005 – 2009 Chief Administrative Officer and Co-Owner, Oberem Transport and Kaziwiziwi Mining Company, Mzuzu, Malawi

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Water Resources Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, 2005

  • M.S. Organismal Biology and Ecology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2002

  • B.A. Biology, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 1992

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Geological Society of America

  • EarthCube Council of Data Facilities

  • Earth Science Information Partners

  • Research Data Alliance

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