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De Anne S. P. Stevens

De Anne S. P. Stevens

Chief, Engineering Geology Section - Quaternary studies, remote sensing, placer geology, GIS, permafrost and periglacial processes, materials resources, industrial minerals, and tephrochronology

Education and/or Training

Professional M.S. 2003, University of Wisconsin Madison, Environmental Monitoring-Remote Sensing
M.S. 1993, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geology
B.A. 1986, Whitman College, Geology

Projects and/or Research Interests

As Chief of the Engineering Geology Section, I provide administrative, supervisory, and technical leadership for the Division's geologic hazards and construction materials resources programs and projects, and conceive and implement multi-disciplinary, strategic applied programs in the general areas of engineering geology, surficial geology, and remote sensing to solve geologic problems. I am Agency Representative on the board administering the Alaska Quaternary Center, which is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and the enhancement of interdisciplinary instruction in Quaternary sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

My main research focus areas are surficial-geologic mapping, Quaternary studies, permafrost and periglacial processes, geologic hazards, construction materials resources, and the use of satellite remote sensing for geologic applications. Past areas of research have included tephrochronology and industrial minerals. I have a long and abiding interest in Beringian paleontology and the interdisciplinary wonders of geoarcheology.

I have conducted numerous surficial-geologic field mapping and engineering-geology studies throughout Alaska from the Brooks Range to the Kenai Peninsula, and from the Canada border to the Alaska and Seward Peninsulas.

Professional Experience

1991 to present, Geologist, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
1990-1991, Graduate Intern, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
1990, Graduate Research Assistant, Alaska Volcano Observatory, Fairbanks, AK
1987-1989, Graduate Research Assistant, Alaska Tephrochronology Center, Fairbanks, AK
1985, Undergraduate Intern, Rockwell Hanford Operations, Richland, WA

Selected Professional Activities

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
United States Permafrost Association
Alaska Geological Society
American Quaternary Association
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

AWARDS
1989, Alaska Quaternary Center Research Grant
1988 and 1989, UAF Geology/Geophysics Research Grant
1987 and 1989, UAF Geology/Geophysics Travel Grant
1987, Peter MacKeith Memorial Scholarship, University of Alaska Fairbanks
1986, Graduation with Honors in Major Study, Whitman College
1985, Sally B. Abshire Research Grant, Whitman College
1985, Leeds Prize in Geology, Whitman College
1982, Entrance with Honors, Whitman College

Selected Publications


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