John Pallister#

Email:jpallist 'at' usgs.gov
Membership Number:4844
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:jpallister
Elected:2018
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2018 - present Research Geologist, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory and Leader of Next- Generation Volcano Hazard assessment project.
  • 2004 - 2018 Chief, USGS-USAID Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP)
  • 2004 - 2018 Research Geologist, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
  • 1996 - 2003 Program Coordinator, USGS Volcano Hazards, Landslide Hazards and National Cooperative Geologic Mapping programs, Reston, VA
  • 1983 - 1996 Research Geologist, USGS Volcanic and Geothermal Processes Branch, Denver, CO
  • 1980 - 1983 Research Geologist, USGS Geological Survey Mission, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 1975 - 1980 Research Associate and Teaching Assist., University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 1973 - 1974 National Association of Geology Teachers Fellow (appointee to USGS)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Volcanology
  • Volcano monitoring
  • Volcanic forecasts
  • Natural risks
  • Volcanic emergency
  • Volcanic unrest
  • Volcano Disasters Assistance
  • Landslides
  • Petrology
  • Ophiolites

Honours and Awards
  • U.S. Geological Survey: G.K.Gilbert fellowships for research on Precambrian Ophiolites (1984-1986), and petrologic studies of Mount Pinatubo, 1994-1995)
  • 1992 University of Arizona: Lowell Distinguished Field Geologist
  • 1999 U.S. Vice Presidential Hammer Award for work on the National Atlas
  • 2000 U.S. Geological Survey Customer Service Award
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • 2006 U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Distinguished Service Award
  • 2016 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, Finalist

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