Jennifer B. Paduan


Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039

Phone: (831) 775-1729


Jenny is a member of the Submarine Volcanism and Seafloor Mapping groups at MBARI, and is involved with all aspects of their research at mid-ocean ridges, seamounts, and hotspot volcanoes, and imaging the sea floor. Her primary responsibilities involve processing of AUV, ROV, and ship-collected multibeam sonar mapping data, data visualization with geographic information systems (GIS), sample handling and curation, and planning and participating in research expeditions. Her other contributions include database development and programming, video annotating, graphic design, photography, and web authoring.

Submarine Volcanism  |  Our cruise logs  |  Seafloor Mapping Lab |

Seafloor Mapping AUV  |  MB-System | Seasick humor |

  • MS degree in Biological Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • BA degree in Biochemistry, Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • Sea Education Association’s Sea Semester, Woods Hole, MA

Recent publications
Le Saout, M., Bohnenstiehl, D.R., Paduan, J.B., Clague, D.A., (2020). Quantification of eruption dynamics on the north rift at Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21: 1-11.
Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B., Caress, D.W., McClain, J., Zierenberg, R.A., (2020). Lava flows erupted in 1996 on North Gorda Ridge Segment and the geology of the nearby Sea Cliff Hydrothermal Vent Field From 1-M resolution AUV mapping. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7: 1-25.
Clague, D.A., Martin, J.F., Paduan, J.B., Butterfield, D.A., Jamieson, J.W., Le Saout, M., Caress, D.W., Thomas, H., Holden, J.F., Kelley, D.S., (2020). Hydrothermal chimney distribution on the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 21: 1-12.
Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B., Caress, D.W., Moyer, C.L., Glazer, B.T., Yoerger, D.R., (2019). Structure of Lo‘ihi Seamount, Hawai'i and lava flow morphology from high-resolution mapping. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7: .
Le Saout, M., Clague, D.A, Paduan, J.B., (2019). Evolution of fine-scale segmentation at intermediate-spreading rate ridges. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems : .
Salcedo, D. L., Soto, L. A., Paduan, J.B., (2019). Trophic structure of the macrofauna associated to deep-vents of the southern Gulf of California: Pescadero Basin and Pescadero Transform Fault. PLoS ONE, 14: .
Clague, D.A., Caress, D.W., Dreyer, B.M., Lundsten, L., Paduan, J.B., Portner, R.A., Spelz-Madero, R., Bowles, J.A., Castillo, P.R., Guardado-France, R., Le Saout, M., Martin, J.F., Santa Rosa-del Rio, M.A., Zierenber, R.A., (2018). Geology of the Alarcon Rise, Southern Gulf of California. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 19: 807-837.
Clague, D., Marsaglia, K.M., Cousens, B.L., Paduan, J.B., (2018). Oligocene and Miocene volcanics in the sedimentary forearc of the Outer California Borderland. Society for Sedimentary Geology, 110: .
Clague, D., Paduan, J., Dreyer, B., Chadwick Jr., W.W., Rubin, K., Perfit, M.R., Fundis, A.T., (2018). Chemical variations in the 1998, 2011, and 2015 lava flows from axial seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge: Cooling during ascent, lateral transport, and flow. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 19: .
Paduan, J.B., Zierenberg, R.A., Clague, D.A., Spelz, R.M., Caress, D.W., Troni, G., Thomas, H., Glessner, J., Lilley, M.D., Lorenson, T., Lupton, J., Neumann, F., Santa Rosa del-Rio, M.A., Wheat., C.G. , (2018). Discovery of hydrothermal vent fields on Alarcón Rise and in Southern Pescadero Basin, Gulf of California. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19: 4788-4819.
Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B., Caress, D.W., Chadwick Jr., W.W., Le Saout, M., Dreyer, B., Portner, R.A., (2017). High-resolution AUV mapping and targeted ROV observations of three historical lava flows at Axial Seamount. Oceanography, 30: 82-99.
Goffredi, S. K., Johnson, S. B., Tunnicliffe, V., Caress, D., Clague, D., Escobar, E., Lundsten, L., Paduan, J. B., Rouse, G., Salcedo, D. L., Soto, L. A., Spelz-Madero, R., Zierenberg, R., Vrijenhoek, R., (2017). Hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California clarify role of habitat in augmenting regional diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: .
Sanborn, Kelsey L., Webster, Jody M., Yokoyama, Yusuke, Dutton, Andrea, Braga, Juan C., Clague, David A., Paduan, Jennifer B., Wagner, Daniel, Rooney, John J., Hansen, John R., (2017). New evidence of Hawaiian coral reef drowning in response to meltwater pulse-1A. Quaternary Science Reviews, 175: 60-72.