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Justin VanderBerg

Education
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
• Ph.D., Geography, 2013 (exp). Dissertation Title: Arctic Climate Change: Impacts on Access,              Land Value, and Development. Advisor: Dr. William E. Easterling, III.
• M.S., Geography, Dec. 2010. Thesis Title: Characterizing the Supraglacial Hydrological                      Environment of Western Greenland: Investigating Lake and Channel Distribution, and              Melt Channel Discharge Capacity. Advisor: Dr. Derrick Lampkin

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
• B.S., Environmental Geoscience, Specialization in GIS, Dec. 2007.

Professional Experience
2012 –            Visiting Ph.D. Scholar: University of Adelaide
2010/11          Graduate Research Assistant: Dr. Derrick Lampkin, Penn State University
2009/10          Graduate Research Assistant: Dr. Andrew Carleton, Penn State University
2008/09          Mudlogging Geoscientist: Epoch Well Services Alaska, North Slope/Cook Inlet
2007/08          GIS Spatial Analyst: Michigan Department of Natural Resources
2007               NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, U of Southern Maine
2006               GIS Internship: National Forest Service, Huron Manistee National Forest

Current Research

  • Energy and Climate Policy, modeling Arctic economic development

Publications

  • Lampkin, D.J., and J. VanderBerg. (2011)  A Preliminary Investigation of the Influence of Basal and Surface Topography on Supraglacial Lake Distribution near Jakobshavn Isbrae, Western Greenland. Hydrological Processes.
  • Lampkin, D.J., and J. VanderBerg. (2011)  Investigating Supraglacial Melt Channel Networks over the Jakobshavn Drainage Basin during the 2007 Melt Season.  Journal of Glaciology. (submitted)

Presentations

  • VanderBerg, J., (2012) A Ricardian Analysis of How Accessibility Determines Arctic Land Value. American Association of Geographers. New York, NY.
  • VanderBerg, J., (2011) An Argument for Methane Hydrates as a Transitory Fuel Source.  no)Boundaries 2011, PSU Geography Graduate Conference.  University Park, PA.
  • VanderBerg, J., (2010) Investigating impact of basal topography on Greenland ice sheet surface morphology and supraglacial lake distribution. PSU College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Graduate Exhibition. University Park, PA.
  • VanderBerg, J., D. Lampkin (2010) Investigating impact of basal topography on Greenland ice sheet surface morphology and supraglacial lake distribution. Eastern Snow Conference. Abstract with Presentation. Jiminy Peak, MA.
  • VanderBerg, J., (2010) Basal topography manifestations in surface undulations along Jakobshaven Isbrae, Greenland. Penn State Ice and Climate Research Group. University Park, PA.
  • VanderBerg, J., A. Joyner, M. Bampton, M.T. Swanson (2008)  High-resolution GIS analysis of palimpsest glacial features in a marginal glacial environment, coastal Maine, Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstract with Presentation, v. 40, #2, p. 68.
  • Joyner, A., J. Passay, J. VanderBerg, M. Bampton, M.T. Swanson (2008)  High Resolution Mapping of Environmental Geology on Damariscove Island, Maine. Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstract with Presentation, v. 40, #2.
  • Joyner, A., B. Sigrist, J. Passay, J. VanderBerg, M. Bampton, M.T. Swanson (2008)  Mapping Human Ecology on Damariscove Island Maine. American Association of  Geographers. Abstract with Presentation. Conf. Boston, MA.

Teaching Experience
2013          Teaching Assistant – Sustainability – PSU GEOG 030 Web (SP12)
2012          Teaching Assistant – Economic Geography – PSU GEOG 126(SP & FA12)
2011          Volunteer Teaching Assistant – Economic Geography – PSU GEOG 126 (FA11)
2011          Instructor – Physical Geography – PSU GEOG 010 (SU11)
2010          Instructor – ORION Backcountry Orientation Program – PSU KINES 089 (SU10)
2010          Guest Lecturer – Global Climate Modeling – PSU GEOG 010
2005          Assistant Leader – Americorps Leadership Development Prog., Northwest Youth Corps.

Awards
2011          Penn State Dept. of Geography Enrichment Award
2010          Penn State Graduate School – NSF GRFP Incentive Award ($1000)
2010          Research Assistant of the Year Nominee, PSU Geography, Dr. Carleton
2004          Michigan Water Environment Association’s “Butch” Davanzo Scholarship ($500)

Service & Membership
2011/12        Penn State Graduate Student Organization – Treasurer
2011/12        Penn State Geography Graduate Program Committee – Officer
2010-12        Penn State no)Boundaries Conference Organizing Committee – Member
2010-12        Penn State University Big Foot Society – President
2007-pres.    American Association of Geography – Member
2007             American Association of Petroleum Geologists – Member

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