Assistant Professor of Geosciences
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Email: 
sji15@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
814-863-0633
Office Address: 
310 Deike Bldg.
Biographical: 

I am a paleoecologist using fossil pollen records to better understand past ecosystem change in order to inform future conservation strategies.

I also work with models and remote sensing data to better understand the processes that drive tropical ecological change and vegetation responses to climate in the past. This work focuses on understanding vegetation and climate history from the recent past to millions of years ago in order to evaluate future range changes and land-use impacts in hotspots of global biodiversity.

Research Summary: 
Palynology, Biogeography, Paleoclimate, Paleoecology