Dr Jeni Keisman
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Dr Jeni Keisman
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Phone: (443) 498-5565
Coordinator, Tidal Monitoring & Analysis Workgroup (TMAW) and Water Quality Analyst, UMCES at the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program (CBPO)
In my role as an analyst, I conduct data analysis and synthesis, review analytical methodologies, and recommend methodological improvements in support of estuarine water quality monitoring and assessment in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.
Team Leader & Technical Lead, Primark, Inc, Bethesda MD
Applications Developer, Primark Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Technical Writer, Primark Inc., Bethesda, MD.
ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD
Assistant Research Scientist, UMCES
Senior Faculty Research Assistant, UMCES
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Princeton University
Predoctoral Fellow, Forest Ecology & Biogeochemistry Labs, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Graduate Student, Dept of EEB, Princeton University
Graduate Research Assistant, University of MD at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.
Field Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University.
PhD from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
M.S. in Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology, University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP)
|1995||B.A. in History, magna cum laude, Saint Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM)|
GRANTS AND AWARDS
|2004-2006||Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship (2 consecutive years)|
Travel Grant, Dean’s Fund for Scholarly Travel, Princeton University
First-Year Science & Engineering Fellowship, Princeton University
David Beers Quinn Award for Outstanding Scholarship in History, SMCM
Robert Thrun Memorial Award (for learned scholarship in history), Sotterley Foundation
Senator James H. Duff Award for student leadership in research, SMCM
Brent-Calvert Fellowship, SMCM
Shenk, G. and Keisman, J. (November, 2009) "Predicting Criteria Achievement Under Management Scenarios: Model Simulations Inform Monitoring Data." Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 20th Biennial International Conference, Portland, OR.
Fisher, T., Shenk, G., Keisman, J. (November, 2007) "Locating Pycnocline Boundaries: Application of a standardized method for criteria assessment in Chesapeake Bay." Estuarine Research Federation 19th biennial International Conference, Providence, RI.
Keisman, J. and Hedin, L.O. (August, 2006) "The Missing Link: Characterizing the microbial community's role in plant-soil feedbacks." Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN.
Keisman, J. and Hedin, L.O. (September, 2003) "Leaf Litter Chemistry and Nutrient Cycling: thoughts towards disentangling the individual-ecosystem feedback." Southwestern Association of Biologists Annual Meeting, Portal, AZ.
MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS
Keisman, J., Hedin, L.O., Ward, B.B. In prep. "Plant decomposer interactions shape nutrient cycling properties."
Keisman, J., Ward, B.B., Hedin, L.O. In prep. "Plant effects on soil microbial communities."
|2004-2005||Mentored undergraduate summer interns at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center|
|Fall 2002||Taught and mentored undergraduate students in biology, Princeton University|
Computer programs used since 2001:
Microsoft Office Suite: Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint
Secure Shell Telnet/FTP (Linux)
Programs and programming languages used before 2001:
Laboratory Analytical Techniques
PCR and T-RFLP for analysis of microbial community structure
Nitrogen mineralization (field and laboratory analysis)
Carbon and nitrogen concentrations in freshwater and KCl
Carbon, nitrogen and lignin concentrations in plant tissue and soils
Laboratory Analytical Equipment
TIC/TOC-TN combustion analyzer
Ion chromatograph (Dionex)
Science Communication Publications
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|Shenk G and Keisman JL (2009) Predicting Criteria Achievement Under Management Scenarios: Model Simulations Inform Monitoring Data. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 13pp (Presentation)|
|Integration and Application Network (2007) Supporting management through an annual cycle of ecological forecasting and assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)|
|Integration and Application Network (2007) Chesapeake Bay 2007: Summer Ecological Forecast. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)|