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Stephanie R James

Stephanie James joined the USGS in 2017 as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow with the Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center in Denver, Colorado, before transitioning to a staff Geophysicist in 2019. Her work involves advancing passive seismic techniques for novel applications related to geologic characterization, groundwater, and cold-region processes.

Professional Experience

  • 2019-Present: Geophysicist, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

  • 2017-2019: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

  • 2015-2016: Graduate Student Intern, Geophysics Department, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM

  • 2012-2017: Research and Teaching Assistant: Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Florida, 2017

  • B.S. Geology, Colorado State University, 2011

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • NASA Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), affiliated project principal investigator

  • Bonanza Creek Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) and Alaska Peatland Experiment (APEX), principal investigator

  • US Permafrost Association (USPA), member

  • Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN), member

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), member

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