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. 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
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.
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: .
Chadwick, W. W., Paduan, J. B., Clague, D. A., Dreyer, B. M., Merle, S. G., Bobbitt, A. M., Caress, D. W., Philip, B. 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, 43: 12063–12070 .
Portner, R.A., Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B., (2014). Caldera formation and varied eruption styles on North Pacific seamounts: the clastic lithofacies record. Bulletin of Volcanology, 76: 845.
Clague, D.A., Dreyer, B.M., Paduan, J.B., Martin, J.F., Caress, D.W., Gill, J.B., Kelley, D.S., Thomas, H., Portner, R.A., Delaney, J.R., Guilderson, T.P., McGann, M.L., (2014). Eruptive and tectonic history of the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge, based on AUV mapping data and lava flow ages. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15: 3364-3391.
Yeo, I.A., Clague, D.A., Martin, J.F., Paduan, J.B., Caress, D.W., (2013). Pre-eruptive flow focussing in dikes feeding historic pillow ridges on the Juan de Fuca and Gorda Ridges. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14: 3586-3599.
Thompson, D., Caress, D., Clague, D., Conlin, D., Harvey, J., Martin, E., Paduan, J., Paull, C., Ryan, J., Thomas, H., Zhang, Y., (2013). MBARI Dorado AUV's scientific results. Proceedings of Marine Technology Society/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Oceans 2013 : .
Chadwick Jr., W.W., Clague, D.A., Embley, R.W., Perfit, M.R., Butterfield, D.A., Caress, D.W., Paduan, J.B., Martin, J.F., Sasnett, P., Merle, S.G., Bobbitt, A.M., (2013). The 1998 eruption of Axial Seamount: New insights on submarine lava flow emplacement from high-resolution mapping. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14: 3939-3968.
Clague, D., Dreyer, B.M., Paduan, J.B., Martin, J.F., Chadwick, W.W., Caress, D.W., Portner, R.A., Guilderson, T.P., McGann, M.L., Thomas, H., Butterfield, D.A., Embley, R.W., (2013). Geologic history of the summit of Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14: 4403-4443.
Caress, D.W., Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B., Martin, J.F., Dreyer, B.M., Chadwick Jr., W.W., Denny, A., Kelley, D.S., (2012). Repeat bathymetric surveys at 1-metre resolution of lava flows erupted at Axial Seamount in April 2011. Nature Geoscience, 5: 483-488.