Jason Waggoner

Indiana State University
Science Building 175
Terre Haute
Indiana 47809


Lab phone:(812)237-3736
Fax: (812) 237-8029
Email: illiniwag@gmail.com

Jason D. Waggoner

609 N. Pleasant                                                                                             618-563-9395

Hutsonville, IL  62433                                                                                illiniwag@gmail.com

EDUCATION

 

M.S. Geology/Minor Geography, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN - Graduate August 2009

Master’s Thesis: The ecology and stable isotope composition of benthic foraminifera living in methane seeps; Monterey Bay, California. Advisor: Dr. Tony Rathburn

All coursework has been completed, thesis defense will occur in June 2009.

 

B.S. Geology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN May 2007

A.S. Surveying Technology, Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana 1999

 

Summary

·       Interdisciplinary instructor with teaching experience in Introductory Geology, Historical Geology, Oceanography, Paleontology, Geology Field Methods, and Land Surveying

· Responsible for the training and supervision of undergraduate students in the Paleontology/Paleoceanography Lab and in the field

·         Introductory Geology lab coordinator 2008/2009

·         Co-taught GEOL 160-600 (Dr. Jennifer Latimer) SP 2009

 

Relevant Skills/Positions

·         Microscope work: Identification of minerals and microfossils

·         Process and evaluation of sediment cores/samples

·     Experience collecting samples for analysis: water, sediments, soils for biological and chemical characterization as well as physical properties

·         ISU Paleontology/Paleoceanography lab supervisor and training instructor – coordinate lab activities and research plan, lab and field training, student mentor in data analysis and research presentations

·         Introductory Geology lab supervisor – prepare mineral, rock, and fossil samples for lab presentation, schedule labs and student advisement

·         GPS/GIS experience

·         Land Surveying experience with EDM/Total Station and Public Land System knowledge

·         Unsupervised completion of tasks critical to success of research cruises

·         Ability to quickly learn and work closely with peers to accomplish goals

 

Teaching Experience and Activities

·         Co-taught Geol 160-600 Hybrid Blackboard Course (Dr. Jennifer Latimer) SP 2009

·         Guest lecturer Rotary Club – Robinson, IL – Oceanographic Research (2008)

·         First place ISU Graduate Research Showcase – Physical Science section, Spring 2008

 

Teaching Experience and Activities (cont.)

·         Attended Miami/Ohio University Geology Field Station, summer 2007 field camp

·      Various geologic mapping and environment reconstruction field trip exercises located in; Southern Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Alberta/B.C. Canada

·         Field collection of soil and leaf samples for Green Valley Acid Mine Drainage Project (2007)

 

Professional Presentations

·         Geological Society of America North Central Section Meeting – Lawrence, KS (2007)

·         ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting – Orlando, FL (2008)

·         American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA (2008)

·         Geological Society of America National Meeting – Denver, CO (2008)

·         Indiana State University Graduate Research Symposium – Terre Haute, IN (2008)

 

Research Experience

2006-Present

·         Actively continuing research project (SIOSED), analyzing the Venice Lagoon for possible ecological impacts of sediment redistribution; and Monterey Bay, CA project, response of isotopic signatures of Benthic Foraminifera living in methane seeps.

·        Undergraduate Thesis: Reconstruction of Southern IN vegetation using land surveyor notes. Advisor: Dr. Jim Speer

 

Research Cruise Experience

July 2007 – Participant R/V Atlantis – Monterey Bay, CA

September 2007 – Participant R/V Robert Gordon Sproul – Santa Barbara Basin

September 2007 – Participant R/V Robert Gordon Sproul – San Diego, CA

April 2008 – Participant R/V Lawrence M. Gould – Antarctic Peninsula

February 2009 – Participant R/V Atlantis – Costa Rica

February 2009 - Participant ALVIN submersible Dive AT15-44

 

Authored Abstracts/Presentations

Waggoner J.D., AE Rathburn, JM Bernhard, JB Martin, ME Perez, JM Gieskes, W Ziebis (2008) Vertical Distribution Patterns of Living (Rose Bengal Stained or Cell Tracker Green Labeled) Benthic Foraminifera from Monterey Bay (CA) Methane Seeps.  AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Mtg., Orlando, March 2008. Abstract Id. No. 2756.

 

Waggoner, J.D. et al., (2007) Rose Bengal stained benthic foraminifera from a contamination gradient in the Venice Lagoon, Italy, Annual Mtg. Denver, CO, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 299.

 

Waggoner, J.D., A. E. Rathburn, J. B. Martin, J. M. Bernhard, J. M. Gieskes, W. Ziebis (2007) Foraminiferal Ecology and Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Methane Seeps in Monterey Bay, California. AGU Fall Meeting 2007, American Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B43E-1651.,San Francisco.

 

Waggoner, J.D. et al., (2006) Comparisons of Rose Bengal stained benthic foraminifera from a transect across the Venice Lagoon, Italy, GSA Section Mtg. Lawrence, KS, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 3, p. 67

 

Lang, Darin M., Rathburn, Anthony E., Gray, Cassie J., Kluesner, Jared W., Brouillette, Ellen R., Waggoner, Jason D., Perez, Elena M., Gieskes, Joris.  Temporal changes of Foraminifera Within Artificial Banks in the Venice Lagoon, Italy. 2009 Indiana State University Research Showcase, March 2009, Terre Haute, Indiana.

  

Lang, Darin M., Rathburn, Anthony E., Gray, Cassie J., Kluesner, Jared W., Brouillette, Ellen R., Waggoner, Jason D., Perez, Elena M., Gieskes, Joris.  Distribution Patterns of Living (Rose Bengal Stained) Benthic Foraminifera from the Venice Lagoon, Italy. 2008 Indiana State University Research Showcase, February 2008, Terre Haute, Indiana.

 

Lang, Darin M., Rathburn, Anthony E., Gray, Cassie J., Kluesner, Jared W., Brouillette, Ellen R., Waggoner, Jason D., Perez, Elena M., Gieskes, Joris , Deheyn, Dimitri.  Foraminiferal Assemblages of Experimental Banks and Control Sites in the Venice Lagoon, Italy. 2008 Geological Society of America National Meeting, October 2008, Houston, Texas.

 

Taylor, Ronald, Waggoner, Jason, Rathburn, Anthony E., Martin, Jon B., Bernhard, Joan M., Perez, M. Elena, Gieskes, Joris, Ziebis, Wiebke. Distributions and Stable Isotopic Composition of Rose Bengal Stained Benthic Foraminifera Inhabiting Methane Seeps in The ClamFlats Area of Monterey Bay, California. Accepted: 2008 Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting, April 2008, Evansville, Indiana.

 

Taylor, Ronald, Waggoner, Jason, Rathburn, Anthony E., Martin, Jon B., Bernhard, Joan M., Perez, M. Elena, Gieskes, Joris, Ziebis, Wiebke. Ecology of Methane Seep Benthic Foraminifera in the ClamFlats Area of Monterey Bay, California. Accepted: 2008 12th Annual Undergraduate/Graduate Research Showcase, Indiana State University.

 

Taylor, Ronald, Waggoner, Jason, Rathburn, Anthony E., Martin, Jon B., Bernhard, Joan M., Perez, M. Elena, Gieskes, Joris, Ziebis, Wiebke. Comparisons of Methane Seep and Non-Seep Vertical Distribution Patterns of Rose Bengal Stained Benthic Foraminifera Inhabiting The ClamFlats Area of Monterey Bay, California. 2008 McNair Achievement Program Summer Research Project, Indiana State University.

 

Taylor, Ronald, Rathburn, Anthony E., Gray, Cassie J., Kluesner, Jared W., Brouilette, Ellen R., Waggoner, Jason D., Perez, M. Elena, Gieskes, Joris, and Deheyn, Dimitri. Comparisons of Different Size Fractions of Rose Bengal Stained Foraminifera Inhabiting The Venice Lagoon, Italy. Accepted: 2008 Geological Society of America Joint Annual Meeting, October, 2008, Houston, Texas.

 

Taylor, Ronald, Waggoner, Jason, Rathburn, Anthony E., Martin, Jon B., Bernhard, Joan M., Perez, M. Elena, Gieskes, Joris, Ziebis, Wiebke. Comparisons of 63 Micron and >150 Micron Size Fractions of Rose Bengal Stained Foraminifera Inhabiting Methane-Seep Clam Beds in Monterey Bay, California. Accepted: 2009 Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting, April 2009, Northern Illinois University, Rockford, Illinois.

 

Rathburn, A., Gray, C.J., Brouillette, E., Waggoner, J., Kluesner, J., Perez, E., Gieskes, J., (2007) Vertical Distribution Profiles of living (Rose Bengal Stained) benthic foraminifera from experimental banks constructed in the Venice Lagoon [abs.]: Geol. Soc. America, Joint South-Central and North-Central Sec. Meeting: Abst. with Programs, v. 39, no. 3, p. 66.

 

Gray, C.J., Rathburn, A., Brouillette, E., Waggoner, J., Kluesner, J., Perez, E., Gieskes, J., 2007, Microhabitat preferences of living (stained) benthic forminifera from experimental banks in the Venice Lagoon [abs.]: Geol. Soc. America National Meeting, v. 39, no. 6.

 

Gray, Cassie J., Rathburn, Anthony E., Brouillette, Ellen R., Waggoner, Jason D., Kluesner, Jared W., Perez, Elena, Gieskes, Joris, 2007,  The ecology of living (stained) benthic foraminifera from experimental banks constructed in the Venice Lagoon, Italy [abs.]:  8th Annual Indiana State University McNair Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference, August 2007, Terre Haute, IN.

 

Bohnert, D.J., Rathburn, A.E., Gray, C.J., Gieskes, J., Perez, M.E., Brouillette, E.R., and Waggoner, J.D., 2007, The ecology of living (stained) benthic foraminifera from the Venice Lagoon, Italy: Annual Argonne Symposium and CSUI, Chicago, IL.

 

 

Articles

Rathburn, A.E., Gieskes, J., Perez, E.M., Barbanti, A., Waggoner, J.D., Final Report Line B

Part 1 of 4 on Foraminifera. The Ecology and Distribution of Benthic Foraminifera in the Venice Lagoon, (unpublished). Project SIOSED

 

 

Employment History

Research and Teaching Assistant, ISU                                                                      Fall 2006- present

 

First Vision Construction, Robinson, IL                                                                    Fall 2004

Assistant superintendent of construction

 

Wabash Valley Land Surveying, Inc., Hutsonville, IL                                                 Oct. 2001 to 2004

Corporate Partner and President

 

McClintock Civil Engineering Service          , Paris, IL                                              May 1999 to 2001

Engineering Technician/Certified Survey Technician

 

Internships

Indiana Department of Natural Resources/Division of Water, Indianapolis, IN      Summer 1996

Survey Technician

 

Illinois Department of Transportation, Effingham, IL                                        Aug. to Dec.  1995

Engineering Assistant

 

Memberships

Geological Society of America

American Geophysical Union

American Association for the Advancement of Science

 

Indiana State University Paleolab website:

http://www1.indstate.edu/geol_anthro/paleontology/paleontology.html