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 Seafloor Mapping group and the former Submarine Volcanism group at MBARI, and is involved with all aspects of imaging the sea floor and particularly research at mid-ocean ridges, seamounts, hotspot volcanoes, and hydrothermal systems. 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.

| Seafloor Mapping LabSubmarine Volcanism  |  Cruise logs  |

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., Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B. (2022)  Faulting and magmatic accretion across the overlapping spreading center between Vance Segment and Axial South Rift, Juan de Fuca Ridge, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23, e2021GC010082. doi: 10.1029/2021GC010082

Salcedo, D.L., Soto, L.A., Paduan, J.B., (2021). Trophic interactions among the macrofauna of the deep-sea hydrothermal vents of Alarcón Rise, Southern Gulf of California. Deep Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, 176: doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2021.103609

Vega-Ramirez, L.A., Spelz-Madero, R.M., Negrete-Aranda, R., Neumann, F., Caress, D.W., Clague, D.A., Paduan, J.B., Contreras, J., & Pena-Dominguez, G. (2021) A new method for fault-scarp detection using linear discriminant analysis in high-resolution bathymetry data from the Alarcón Rise and Pescadero Basin, Tectonics. doi: 10.1029/2021TC006925

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, e2020GC008917. doi: 10.1029/2020GC008917.

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 Earth Science, 7:27, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00027.

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, e2020GC009136. doi:

Wheat, C.G., Zierenberg, R.A., Paduan, J.B., Caress, D.W., Clague, D.A., & Chadwick Jr., W.W. (2020) Changing brine inputs into hydrothermal fluids: southern Cleft Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, e2020GC009360. doi: 10.1029/2020GC009360.