Krista L. Jankowski
Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 
6823 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
kjankows@tulane.edu
www.kristajankowski.com
+1 (605) 310-3098 

Education
PhD, Tulane University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2017 (expected)
Concentration: Coastal Systems, Tipping Points, Climate Change, Carbon Sequestration
Dissertation:  Implications of environmental change on wetland vulnerability and carbon sequestration in coastal Louisiana  
Advisors: T. Törnqvist (Tulane), M. Allison (Tulane), B. Rosenheim (Tulane/USF), M. Kirwan (VIMS)

M.A., Columbia University, Climate & Society, 2010
Concentrations:  Climate Forecast Application, Natural Disasters and Risk Reduction, Science Communication and Decision-making
Advisors: M. Cane (Columbia), L. Goddard (IRI)

B.A., Macalester College, Geology and Political Science, 2007
Concentrations: Glaciology, Limnology, Paleoclimate Reconstruction
Advisor: K. MacGregor (Macalester)

Expertise
global change, sea-level rise and impacts, coastal and deltaic systems, carbon cycling and storage, paleoclimate and glacial systems, STEM education, science communication, science policy, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction

Professional Experience
2011-present     Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant

2010-2011    Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Technical Advisor (Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction, Central and Southeast Asia Regions)

2010         Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Global Resource Package Curriculum Developer (Early Warning, Early Action; Contingency Planning)

2009-2010    Brooklyn Ecopolis, Educational Initiatives Leader 

2009        Water Center, Columbia University, Graduate Researcher (Impacts of Intensified Storm-Induced Flooding on Electricity Outages)

2009        National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division, Curriculum Developer (Junior Paleontologist Program)

2007        Science Museum of Minnesota, Paleontology Collection, Fossil Preparer

Teaching Experience
Higher Ed
2012, 2015        Historical Geology (Lab Instructor), Tulane University
2011-12, 2016        Invertebrate Paleontology (Lab Instructor), Tulane University
2010            Sustainability Science (TA and writing tutor), Columbia University
2006            Geomorphology (TA), Glaciers and Climate Change (TA), Macalester College
2005             Dynamic Earth (TA), Macalester College

K-12    
2007-2009    Biology Instructor, Raleigh-Egypt High School, Memphis, TN
2005-2006     Algebra and Science Tutor, Highland Park High School, St Paul, MN


Mentoring Experience
2014-15    Brianna Steinmetz, Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis:  Assessing Mississippi Delta marsh stability through a paleoenvironmental analysis using foraminiferal assemblages

2013-14    Christiane Alepuz, Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Undergraduate Research Project:  Carbon quantification of fluviodeltatic deposits in the Mississippi Delta

2013        Elise Mills, Tulane University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Undergraduate Research Project:  Distribution of carbon in organic-rich and clastic-rich deposits in southern Louisiana

2006-07     Kenneth Nelson, Macalester College, Geology Department
Undergraduate Research Project: Mineralogical characterization of glacial lake sediments, Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine, Glacier National Park, MT        


Additional Training/Service
2016        Lead Organizer, “Congregations for the Coast” community meeting 

2016         Convener, “Subsidence, Accretion: Coastal Depletion?”, Geological Society of America South Central Section, Baton Rouge, LA

2014-16     Science Fair Judge, New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School

2014        Participant, BanglaPIRE delta and tectonics field school, Bangladesh
2013         Participant, 1st International workshop on coastal subsidence, New Orleans, LA

2006        Undergraduate Researcher, limnology and nearshore sedimentology, Nyanza Project, Tanzania

2005        Undergraduate Researcher, limnology and glacial motion, Glacier National Park, MT


Honors/Awards
2015        Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Tulane University
2014        Finalist, SSE Research Days, Tulane University
2014        Research Assistantship, Water Institute for the Gulf
2013        PhD Support, NSF Grant EAR-1349311 (Tipping points of coastal marshes due to accelerated relative sea-level rise)
2012        State of the Coast Scholarship
2011         McWilliams Scholarship, Tulane University
2005       Beltmann Research Grant, Macalester College


Papers/Reports
Jankowski, K.L., Törnqvist, T.E., and Fernandes, A.M. Vulnerability of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands to present-day rates of relative sea-level rise. Nature Communications. (in revision). 

Jankowski, K.L. and Törnqvist, T.E. (2015) Surface Elevation Change, Vertical Accretion, and Shallow Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana: An analysis of Coastwide Reference Monitoring System surface and shallow processes data. The Water Institute of the Gulf Technical Report.

MacGregor, K.R., Riihimaki, C.A., Myrbo, A., Shapley, M.D., and Jankowski, K.L. (2011) Geomorphic and climatic change over the past 12,900 yr at Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Quaternary Research, 75: 80–90

Jankowski, K.L. (2009) Junior paleontologist activity book, ages 5-12. National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of Interior. 

Jankowski, K.L. (2006) Comparative analysis of organic matter and carbonate mineral distribution in shallow water surface sediments off the forested Kalande and deforested Ngelwa watersheds entering Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. Nyanza Project 2006 Annual Report. 


Invited Talks/Conference Presentations
Jankowski, K.L., Törnqvist, T.E., and Fernandes, A.M. (2016) Relative Sea-Level rise and coastal wetland response on annual to millennial timescales in Louisiana, USA. American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Jankowski, K.L., Törnqvist, T.E., and Fernandes, A.M. (2016) Quantifying coastal Louisiana wetland resilience to relative sea-level rise using large scale regional monitoring data. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA

Jankowski, K.L., Törnqvist, T.E., and Fernandes, A.M. (2016) Measuring coastal Louisiana wetland resilience to relative sea-level rise using large scale regional monitoring data. Geological Society of American South Central Section Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA

Jankowski, K.L., Törnqvist, T.E., and Fernandes, A.M. (2016) Quantifying Mississippi Delta wetland resilience using large-scale regional monitoring data. American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA 

Jankowski, K.L. and Törnqvist, T.E. (2015) Surface Elevation Change, Vertical Accretion, and Shallow Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana: An analysis of Coastwide Reference Monitoring System surface and shallow processes data. The Water Institute of the Gulf (Invited Talk), Baton Rouge, LA

Jankowski, K.L. and Törnqvist, T.E. (2014) Present-day rates and patterns of shallow subsidence in coastal Louisiana. Geological Society of America Meeting, Vancouver, BC

Jankowski, K.L., Shen, Z., Rosenheim, B., Törnqvist, T.E., Alepuz, C. and Mills, E. (2014) Using the late Holocene stratigraphic record to guide Mississippi Delta restoration: 4. Rates of carbon sequestration. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA

Jankowski, K.L., Li, Y.X., Törnqvist, T.E, Kohl, B., and Kuykendall, J.I. (2012) Mississippi Delta marsh tipping points linked to a Holocene relative sea-level record: Implications for future coastal marsh sustainability. Geological Society of America Meeting, Charlotte, NC

Jankowski, K.L., Li, Y.X., Törnqvist, T.E, Kohl, B., and Kuykendall, J.I. (2012) Mississippi Delta marsh tipping points linked to a Holocene relative sea-level record: Implications for future coastal marsh sustainability. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA

MacGregor, K., Riihimaki, C., Myrbo, A., Dunn, E, and Jankowski, K.L. (2007) Geomorphic and climatic controls on Holocene sedimentation in two proglacial lakes: Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine, Glacier National Park, Montana. Geological Society of America Meeting, Denver, CO

Jankowski, K.L., MacGregor, K., Riihimaki, C., Myrbo, A., and Shapley, M. (2006) Preliminary limnogeological characterization of glacial erosion and environmental change from sediment cores, Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana. Geological Society of America Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Jones, L.C., Riihimaki, C.A., MacGregor, K.R., Jankowski, K.L., Myrbo, A., and Shapley, M. (2006) Coulometric analysis of a sediment core from Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana. Geological Society of America Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Jankowski, K.L., Harwood, C., Patel, D., Ashley, A., Bell, D., Thole, J., and Rogers, R. (2006) Sedimentology and taphonomy of the Dakota Rose Bonebend of the Cretaceous Carlile Shale near Milbank, South Dakota.  Geological Society of America North Central Section Meeting, Akron, OH