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Jessica Conroy

Associate Professor

Research Interests

paleoclimate variability on interannual to millennial timescales, paleolimnology, stable isotope hydrology, stable isotope geochemistry


Ph.D. 2011, University of Arizona
M.S., 2006, University of Arizona
B.A., 2003, College of Wooster

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Geology
Associate Professor, Plant Biology

Honors & Awards

2019 NSF CAREER award
2017 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences
2015, 2017, 2018 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent
2013 Arnold O. Beckman Award, UIUC Campus Research Board
2013 Selected participant, DISCCRS VIII (DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch)

Recent Publications

Chen, M., Conroy, J. L., Sanford, R. A., Wyman-Feravich, D. A., Chee-Sanford, J. C., & Connor, L. M. (2023). Tropical lacustrine sediment microbial community response to an extreme El Niño event. Scientific reports, 13(1), Article 6868.

Conroy, J. L., Murray, N. K., Patterson, G. S., Schore, A. I. G., Ikuru, I., Cole, J. E., Chillagana, D., & Echeverria, F. (2023). Equatorial Undercurrent Influence on Surface Seawater δ18O Values in the Galápagos. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(4), Article e2022GL102074.

Dee, S. G., Bailey, A., Conroy, J. L., Atwood, A., Stevenson, S., Nusbaumer, J., & Noone, D. (2023). Water isotopes, climate variability, and the hydrological cycle: recent advances and new frontiers. Environmental Research: Climate. Advance online publication.

Murray, N. K., Conroy, J. L., O’Brien, K., Grimm, E. C., & Donovan, J. J. (2023). Holocene relationships between climate, waterfowl, and lacustrine nutrient cycling at Kettle Lake, North Dakota, USA. Holocene, 33(9), 1132-1141.

Bush, M. B., Conrad, S., Restrepo, A., Thompson, D. M., Lofverstrom, M., & Conroy, J. L. (2022). Human-induced ecological cascades: Extinction, restoration, and rewilding in the Galapagos highlands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(24), Article e2203752119.

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