CURRENT POSITION Assistant Professor, Tracer Oceanography, Oregon State University - July 2016 - Present
PREVIOUS Project Scientist - September 2015 - July 2016 Postdoctoral Scholar, June 2011 - September 2015 University of California – Davis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
NSF Grant 2013-2016: Trace Metal Proxies in Non-spinose Planktic Foraminifera: Environmental Calibrations and Incorporation Processes ($589,000) (with Co-PIs Drs. Ann Russell (UCD), Tessa Hill (UCD), Alex Gagnon (UW))
PhD, University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, 2010
MS, University of Chicago, Physical Sciences Division, 2003
BS, Northern Illinois University, Department of Geology, 1997
TEACHING EXPERIENCE and TRAINING University of California, Davis, Instructor, Winter 2016
Course: Geology 1 - The Earth: Introduction to the study of the Earth. Earth’s physical and chemical structure; internal and surface processes that mold the Earth
University of California, Davis, Instructor, Fall 2012; Spring 2015
Course: Geology 16 - Introductory survey of the marine environment. Oceanic physical phenomena, chemical constituents and chemistry of water, geological history, the seas biota and human utilization of marine resources
University of California, Davis, Powerful Pedagogy Certification from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Powerful Pedagogy Certification: Using research supported methods to teach effectively, February - March 2013
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Environmental Policy Certificate Program, Guest lecturer, Spring 2010
Understanding the earth's temperature balance and global warming
The Science of Naysaying: How do climate deniers twist the facts about climate change
University of Chicago, Teaching Assistant, 2004 – 2010
Courses: Global Warming, Paleoceanography, Chemical Oceanograhy, Physical Oceanography, Ice Age Earth, Chemistry of the Atmosphere, Plate Tectonics
Scientific Asst. and Interim Webmaster, Argonne National Laboratory, Env. Assessment Div., 1997-1999
Davis EXPLOR-IT: Paleo-perspectives on climate change: a view from the seafloor, May, 2016
Elementary school outreach (2011-2015): Guest lectures to 3-6 graders on climate change
Climate Reality Project - Climate Leadership Training Corp., Chicago, July 29-Aug 1
Reviewer for journals and funding agencies: NSF, Paleoceanography, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Marine Micropaleontology, Biogeosciences, G-cubed, Chemical Geology, Geology, GCA
Guest Editor, October 2009 – March 2010 PAGES 1ST Young Scientists Meeting Proceedings Issue
William H. Ray Elementary Chicago Public School Volunteer
- Organized an after school Math Club for grades 1-5, 2010-2011 - Literacy Center Volunteer, 2010-2011 - 2nd Grade Science/Climate guest speaker 2009-2010
PUBLICATIONS Journal Articles (published or in press. See Publications for recently submitted manuscripts) Wheeler, S.G., J.S. Fehrenbacher, A.D. Russell, Evaluating chemical signatures in a coastal upwelling region to reconstruct movement of settlement-stage rockfishes, IN PRESS, Marine Ecology Progress Series
Fehrenbacher, J.S.H.J. Spero, A.D. Russel, L. Vetter, S. Eggins, Optimizing LA-ICP-MS analytical procedures for elemental depth profiling of foraminiferal shells, Vols. 407-408, doi:10.1015/j.chemgeol.2014.04.007.
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P.A. Martin, (2014) Exploring the dissolution effect on the intratest Mg/Ca variability in the planktonic foraminifera Globigerinoides ruber, Paleoceanography, Vol 29, Issue 8, DOI: 10.1002/2013PA002571.
Paris, G., J.S. Fehrenbacher, A. Sessions, H. Spero, J. Adkins (2014) Experimental determination of carbonate-associated sulfate d34S in planktonic foraminifer shells, Geochem, Geophys., Geosys., Vol 15, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005295.
L. Vetter, H.J. Spero, A.D. Russell, and J.S. Fehrenbacher (2013), LA-ICP-MS Depth Profiling Perspective on Cleaning Protocols for Elemental Analyses in Planktic Foraminifers, Geochem, Geophys., Geosys., Vol 14, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20163.
Fehrenbacher, J., and P. Martin (2011), Western equatorial Pacific deep water carbonate chemistry during the Last Glacial Maximum and deglaciation: Using planktic foraminiferal Mg/Ca to reconstruct sea surface temperature and seafloor dissolution, Paleoceanography, 26, PA2225, doi:10.1029/2010PA002035.
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P.A. Martin (2010), A comparison of intrashell Mg/Ca variability of the planktonic foraminifera G. ruber, G. sacculifer, and N. dutertrei determined by electron microprobe image mapping, 2010 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 9 012018 doi: 101088/1755-1315/9/1/012018.
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P.A. Martin, G. Eshel (2006), Glacial Deep Water Carbonate Chemistry Inferred from Foraminiferal Mg/Ca: a case study from the Western Tropical Atlantic, 2006, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q09P16, doi:10.1029/2005GC001156.
Journal Articles (in preparation) Fehrenbacher, J.S., H.J. Spero, A.D. Russell, L. Vetter, G. Grimm, J. Snyder, and E. Naumann, The effect of light on the instrashell trace element variability in the planktic foraminifer Orbulina universa: Implications for the symbiont vital effect.
Fehrenbacher, J.S., H.J. Spero, et al., Stable isotope variability in planktic foraminifera and water column hydrography reconstructions from the Holocene and Last Glacial Maximum
INVITED TALKS Paleoclimate perspectives on global climate change: A view from the bottom of the sea, Davis Explorit Science Center, June 11, 2016
Controls on trace element variability in planktic foraminifers: insights from field research and live culture experiments; University of California – Santa Cruz, February 12, 2016
Improving paleoclimate reconstructions with culture-based experiments and novel analytical techniques, Cal. State University, San Jose, November 9, 2015
Fehrenbacher, J.S., H.J. Spero, A.D. Russell, L. Vetter, S.M. Eggins; Pptimizing LA-ICP-MS analytical procedures for Elemental Depth Profiling of Foraminiferal Shells, North American Laser Ablation Workshop, May 28, 2014
Fehrenbacher, J.S., A.D. Russell, C.V. Davis, E. Chu, A. Gagnon, Using Laser Ablation-ICP-MS to generate culture-based foraminiferal calibration relationships for Neogloboquadrina dutertrei, AGU Fall Meeting, December 2014.
Advancements in understanding controls on trace metal uptake in the planktic foraminiferNeogloboquadrina dutertrei, UC Davis Department Colloquium, December 2, 2014.
Foraminiferal calcite proxies in paleoceanographic reconstructions: Insights from the deep dwelling species, University of the Pacific, Geology Department, November 14, 2013.
Exploiting the dissolution effect on the Mg/Ca ratio of foraminiferal calcite: Reconstructing carbonate ion concentration in the deep ocean, University of South Carolina, Marine Science Program, March 18, 2011.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: (Posters/Talks) Fehrenbacher, J.S., A.D. Russell, H. J. Spero, and C.V. Davis; Experimental determination of the partition coefficient for Ba in Neogloboquadrina dutertrei suggests a unique calcifying environment, AGU Fall Meeting, December 2015 (TALK)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., A.D. Russell, H. J. Spero, and C.V. Davis; Insights into the ecology and controls on trace metal geochemistry in the planktic foraminifer Neogloboquadrina dutertrei from laboratory culture experiments, SCOR Planktonic Foraminifera Workshop, August 2015 (TALK)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., A.D. Russell, C.V. Davis, E. Chu, A. Gagnon, Using Laser Ablation-ICP-MS to generate culture-based foraminiferal calibration relationships for Neogloboquadrina dutertrei, AGU Fall Meeting, December 2014 (Invited TALK).
Fehrenbacher, J.S. et al., The effect of light on the Mg/Ca ratio in the planktic foraminifer Orbulina universa: implications for a light driven vital effect on Mg incorporation into foraminiferal calcite, AGU Fall Meeting, December 2014 (TALK).
Fehrenbacher, J.S., H.J. Spero, C.V. Davis, J.M. Griffin, B.L. Grimm, P. Kercher, M. Kostlan, A.J. Menicucci, L. Santare, J. Starnes, L. Vetter, E. Wilbanks, M. Wildgoose, The Carbonate Ion Effect on the d13C Ratio of Planktic Foraminifers Revisited, PAGES iPODS-OC3 Workshop, October 2014 (TALK).
Fehrenbacher, J.S., A.D. Russell, T.M. Hill, Effect of temperature on the trace element geochemistry of the planktic foraminifer Neogloboquadrina dutertrei determined by live culture experiments, Goldschmidt Conference, June 2014 (POSTER).
J.S. Fehrenbacher;H.J. Spero; C.V. Davis; J.M. Griffin; B.L. Grimm; P. Kercher; M. Kostlan; A.J. Menicucci; L. Santare; J. Starnes; L. Vetter; E. Wilbanks; M. Wildgoose, Reconstructing modern and LGM water column hydrography using stable isotopes of single specimens of planktic foraminifera, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2013
Fehrenbacher, J.S., H.J. Spero, A.D. Russell, L. Vetter, B. Grimm, E. Naumann, J. Snyder, A. Gagnon, and K. Holland, The effect of light on intrashell trace metal variability in the planktic foraminifer Orbulina universa, International Conference on Paleoclimate, September 2013 (POSTER)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., H.J. Spero, A.D. Russell, A. Gagnon, L. Vetter, B. Grimm, E. Naumann, J. Snyder, J. Wimpenney, Q. Uin, and K. Holland, The effect of light on intrashell trace metal variability in the planktic foraminifer Orbulina universa, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2012 (POSTER)
G. Paris; J.F. Adkins; A.L. Sessions; J.S. Fehrenbacher; H.J. Spero; W.W. Fischer, Triple isotope composition of CAS on the MC-ICPMS Neptune, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2012 (POSTER)
H.J. Spero; J.S. Fehrenbacher; C.V. Davis; J.M. Griffin; B.L. Grimm; P. Kercher; M. Kostlan; A.J. Menicucci; L. Santare; J. Starnes; L. Vetter; E. Wilbanks; M. Wildgoose, Reconstructing Water Column Hydrography Using Individual Shell Stable Isotope Data From Multiple Planktic Foraminifera Species (Invited), AGU Annual Meeting, December 2012
Fehrenbacher, J.S., H.J. Spero, A.D. Russell, Observations of living non-spinose planktic foraminifera Neogloboquadrina dutertrei and N. pachyderma from specimens grown in culture, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2011 (POSTER)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, Exploring the temperature and dissolution effects on the Mg/Ca ratio of the planktonic foraminifera Globigerinoides ruber, International Conference on Paleoceaongraphy, August 2010 (POSTER)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, Emerging patterns of intrashell variability of planktonic foraminifera determined via electron microprobe image mapping, AGU Annual Meeting, December 2009 (POSTER)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, Reconstructing deep ocean carbonate ion during the last glacial maximum and deglaciation using foraminiferal Mg/Ca, 2009 Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, June 2009 (TALK)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, Foraminiferal Mg/Ca as a proxy for deep sea carbonate ion concentration, PAGES 1st Young Scientist and Open Science Meetings, Corvallis, Oregon, July 2009 (POSTER)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, Electron microprobe mapping of foraminiferal Mg/Ca variability from Holocene and LGM samples from Atlantic and Pacific depth transects, AGU Annual Mtg, 2008 (POSTER)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, and G. Eshel, Deep Pacific carbonate chemistry during the LGM and Deglaciation: Reconstructing ΔCO32- using foraminiferal Mg/Ca ratios, AGU Fall Meeting, 2007 (TALK)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, and G. Eshel, Pacific deep water carbonate chemistry during the LGM: Using foraminiferal Mg/Ca to reconstruct temperature and dissolution, AGU Fall Meeting, 2006 (TALK)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, Foraminiferal Mg/Ca as a proxy for deep water carbonate chemistry, 13th Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 20-24, 2005 (TALK)
Fehrenbacher, J.S., P. Martin, Glacial-Interglacial Change in Seawater Carbonate Chemistry Inferred From Foraminiferal Mg/Ca, 8th Int. Conf. on Paleoceanography, Biarritz, France, Sept. 2004 (POSTER)
Coombs, M.J., Fehrenbacher, J.S., Martin, P., Lea, D., (2003) Glacial-Interglacial Change in Seawater Carbonate Chemistry Inferred From Foraminiferal Mg/Ca, 2003 AGU Fall Meeting (POSTER)
Herbert, J., G. Williams, D. Tomasko, J. Arnish, D. Blunt, Evaluation of the Disposal of Naturally Occurring Radioactive (NORM) Material in a RCRA Class D Landfill, GSA 33rd Annual Meeting, North Central Section, April 1999. (TALK)
Williams, G.P., J. Herbert, J. Arnish, D. Tomasko, and D. L. Blunt, Modeling the Transport of NORM Within and Beneath a RCRA Class D Landfill, The 5th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October, 1998
Smith, K.P.; Blunt, D.L.; Williams, G.P.; Arnish, J.J.; Pfingston, M.R; Herbert, J.S., Assessing the Disposal of Wastes Containing NORM in Nonhazardous Waste Landfills, The 6th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Houston, TX, 1999
Scientific Reports/Other Smith, K.P.; Blunt, D.L.; Williams, G.P.; Arnish, J.J.; Pfingston, M.R.; Herbert, J.S; Haffenden, R.A., An Assessment of the Disposal of Petroleum Industry NORM in Nonhazardous Landfills, Prepared for U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, O and American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C., 1999 (US DOE Report)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Cushman Foundation American Geophysical Union Sigma-Xi