Biography

Education:

Dec. 2000:  Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene.  Dissertation: Millennial-scale Vegetation and Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest during the Last Glacial Period. Chair: Dr. Cathy Whitlock

1996:  Master of Arts in Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene. Thesis: Late-Glacial Vegetation and Climate Change in Western Oregon. Chair: Dr. Cathy Whitlock

1991:   Bachelor of Arts in Geology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs. Honors Thesis: Deformational Styles and Kinematics along the Rockfish Valley Fault Zone in Central Virginia.

Areas of Special Interest:

Paleoecology, Paleolimnology, Paleoclimatology, Global Environmental Change

Professional Experience:

2011 July- Present:   Lecturer, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Norwich University, Northfield, VT. (courses:  Fundamentals of Environmental Science, Introduction to GIS,  Oceanography, and Introduction to Geology)

2011 Spring:  Course Developer, School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Norwich University, Northfield, VT (developed online Environmental Science course for BSSDA program)

2009 July:   Instructor, Vermont Science Initiative, Johnson State University. (course: The Geology of Vermont)

2004-2010:  Adjunct Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Norwich University, Northfield, VT. (courses:  Fundamentals of Environmental Science, Field Geology, Oceanography, Glacial Geology, Introduction to Geology, Environmental Geology)

2001-2004:  Visiting Professor and Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. (courses: The Natural Environment, Introduction to GIS, Global Climate Change)

1999:  Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene. (course: Global Environmental Change)

1996-1999:   Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene. (courses: Introduction to Physical Geography, Biogeography, Introduction to GIS)

1994-2000:   Research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene

1992-93: Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs

Publications:

Grigg, L. D., and Whitlock, C. (1998). Late-glacial vegetation and climate changes in western Oregon. Quaternary Research 49, 287-298.

Whitlock, C., and Grigg, L. D. (1999). Paleoecological evidence of Milankovitch and Sub-Milankovitch Climate Variations in the Western U.S. during the late Quaternary. In “Mechanisms of Global Change at Millennial Time Scales.” (R. S. Webb, P. U. Clark, and L. D. Keigwin, Eds.). Geophysical Monograph 112, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC.

Grigg, L.D., Whitlock, C., and Dean, W.E. (2001).  Evidence for millennial-scale climate change during marine isotope stages 2 and 3 at Little Lake, Western Oregon, USA. Quaternary Research 56, 10-22.

Grigg, L.D., and Whitlock, C. (2002). Patterns and causes of millennial-scale climate change in the Pacific Northwest during marine isotope stages 2 and 3. Quaternary Science Reviews.

 Jiménez-Moreno, G., Anderson, R. S., Desprat, S., Grigg, L. D., Grimm, E. C., Heusser, L. E., Jacobs, B.F., López-Martinez, C., Whitlock, C.L. and Willard, D. A. ( 2010). Millennial-scale variability during the last glacial in vegetation records from North America: Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 2865-2881.

Awards and Honors:

2002         Invited speaker at American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska

1998         Association of American Geographers, Biogeography Specialty Group Student Paper Award

1991         Association of Women Geosciences Award

1991        Distinction in Geology, Colorado College

 

Grants:

2012                Norwich University Student Summer Research mentor

1999                University of Oregon Graduate School Research/Travel Grant

1998                American Quaternary Association Travel Grant

1995                Geography Department Summer Research Grant

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