Dr. Joanne Johnson - Profile
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April 2015-2019 PI on NERC standard grant NE/K012088/1: "Reconstructing millennial-scale ice sheet change in the western Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica, using high-precision exposure dating", with Steve Roberts (BAS), Dylan Rood (Imperial), and Joerg Schaefer (LDEO).
June 2010 awarded Marie Tharp Fellowship for 2010-2011, to undertake research at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, New York with Dr Joerg Schaefer - Joanne Johnson and Lamont-Doherty, Collaborating on Glacial Research
May 2008 awarded the Laws Prize
2002-present British Antarctic Survey
1998-2002 PhD, University of Cambridge (Clare College)
Thesis title: Magmatism of the Vitim Volcanic Field, Baikal Rift Zone, Siberia
1995-1998 BSc. (Hons) Geology, University of Durham (Hatfield College)
Johnson Mesa, James Ross Island, Antarctica
In January 2007, the Antarctic Place-Names Committee named a feature on James Ross Island, Antarctica after me. The SCAR Gazetteer description is:
Johnson Mesa 63 49'40''S, 57 55'22''W Large mesa north of Abernethy Flats, between Crame Col and Bibby Point, Ulu Peninsula, James Ross Island. It was named after Dr Joanne S Johnson (b.1977), BAS geochemist. Her work led to a completely new proxy for recognising past ice sheets using alteration mineral chemistry.