Dr. Joanne Heslop

Dr. Joanne Heslop
Scientist
Telegrafenberg
Building A 71, Room 432
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28666
joanne.heslop@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests:

  • Carbon release from thawing permafrost and subsequent environmental and microbial processing
  • Permafrost organic carbon quality and biolability
  • Organic matter and microbiological interaction in terrestrial and aquatic systems

Career:

  • 10/2019 – Present, Postdoctoral Fellow, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
  • 07/2017 - 06/2019, Robert Gilbert Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • 09/2014 – 08/2017, EPA STAR Fellow, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
  • 05/2012 – 08/2014, Research Assistant, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
  • 06/2011 – 08/2011, NSF-EPSCoR Undergraduate Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • 07/2009 – 08/2010, Student Researcher, The Polaris Project, Northeast Science Station, Cherskiy, Russia
  • 05/2009 – 04/2012, Undergraduate Lab Worker, Aquatic Ecosystems Analysis Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Education:

2017, Ph.D. in Geophysics, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA

Dissertation: “Permafrost organic matter quality and biolability in the Vault Lake thermokarst environment, Interior Alaska, USA"

2011, B.S. (honors) cum laude in Ecohydrology and Environmental Studies, Minor in Geography, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

Senior Thesis: “Modeling the Impacts of Climate Change on Hydrology at Galena Creek, Nevada”

Projects:

  • Microscale controls on microbial greenhouse gas production (MicroModel)

Awards:

  • GFZ Discovery Fellowship, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, 2019 (3 years postdoctoral-level funding)
  • Internal Fellow, Geo.X Young Academy, Geo.X, 2019
  • Robert Gilbert Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University, 2017 (2 years postdoctoral-level funding)
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research Award Grant, 2015 ($10,000 USD)
  • EPA STAR Fellow, Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Graduate Fellowship, 2013 ($85,000 USD)
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2014
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2013

Publications