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 group at MBARI, and is involved with all aspects of their research at mid-ocean ridges, seamounts, and hotspot volcanoes on the sea floor. She is also working with the Ocean Imaging project. Her primary responsibilities involve processing of AUV 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.

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  • 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

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., & Wheat., C.G. (2018). Discovery of hydrothermal vent fields on Alarcón Rise and in Southern Pescadero Basin, Gulf of California. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19(12), 4788-4819. doi: 10.1029/2018GC007771

Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B, Dreyer, B.M., Chadwick, W.W. Jr., Rubin, K.R., 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(9), 2915-2933. doi: 10.1029/2018GC007708

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., & Zierenberg, R.A. (2018). Geology of the Alarcon Rise, Southern Gulf of California. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19(3), 807-837. doi: 10.1002/2017GC007348

Clague, D.A., 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 special volume, From the Mountains to the Abyss: The California Borderland as an Archive of Southern California Geologic Evolution Ed: Marsaglia, K.M., doi: 10.2110/sepmsp.110.04

Clague D.A., Paduan, J.B., Caress, D.W., Chadwick Jr, W.W., Le Saout, M., Dreyer, B.M., & Portner, R.A. (2017). High-resolution AUV mapping and targeted ROV observations of three historical lava flows at Axial Seamount, Oceanography, 30(4), 82-99. doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.426

Goffredi S.K., Johnson, S., 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. Proc. R. Soc. B, 284: 20170817. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0817

Sanborn, K.L., Webster, J.M., Yokoyama, Y., Dutton, A., Braga, J.C., Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B., Wagner, D, Rooney, J.J., & Hansen, J. R. (2017). New evidence of Hawaiian coral reef drowning in response to meltwater pulse-1A. Quaternary Science Reviews, 175(Supplement C), 60–72.

Chadwick, W. W., Paduan, J. B., Clague, D. A., Dreyer, B. M., Merle, S. G., Bobbitt, A. M., Caress, D.W., Philip, C.T., Kelley, D. S., & Nooner, S. L. (2016). Voluminous eruption from a zoned magma body after an increase in supply rate at Axial Seamount. Geophysical Research Letters.

Paduan, J.B., Clague, D.A., Caress, D.W., & Thomas, H. (2016). High-resolution AUV mapping and ROV sampling of mid-ocean ridges, Oceans 2016 - MTS/IEEE Monterey, Monterey, CA, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2016.7761264

Puga-Bernabeu, A., Webster, J.M., Braga, J.C., Clague, D.A., Dutton, A., Eggins, S., Fallon, S., Jacobsen, G., Paduan, J.B., Potts, D.C., 2016. Morphology and evolution of drowned carbonate terraces during the last two interglacial cycles, off Hilo, NE Hawaii. Mar. Geol. 371, 57-81

Portner, R.A., Clague, D.A., Helo, C., Dreyer, B.M., & Paduan, J.B. (2015). Contrasting styles of deep-marine pyroclastic eruptions revealed from Axial Seamount push core records. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.043