Bio


Please visit www.jessicamwarren.com for biographical and research information.

Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences

Administrative Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Research ASsociate, Smithsonian Institution (2014 - Present)
  • Visiting Investigator, Carnegie Institution for Science (2014 - Present)
  • Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2008 - 2014)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Institution of Washington (2008 - 2010)
  • Postdoctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2007 - Present)
  • COE-21 Collaborative Researcher, Okayama University at Misasa (2005 - 2006)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2001 - 2007)

Honors & Awards


  • Frederick E. Terman Fellowship, Stanford University (2012 - 2015)
  • Carnegie Fellowship, Carnegie Institution of Washington (2008 - 2010)
  • Stanley W. Watson Fellowship, MIT/WHOI Joint Program (2002 - 2003)
  • Charles Davis Hollister Fellowship, MIT/WHOI Joint Program (2001 - 2002)
  • Skerne Scholarship, University of Cambridge (1998 - 1999)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Seminar coordinator, GES Department, Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Education & Outreach Committee, DEFORM (2013 - Present)
  • Electron Microprobe Steering Committee, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
  • Steering Committee, Physical Properties of Earth Materials (AGU Focus Group) (2011 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Field Program Committee [Chair], GES Department, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • ICPMS Executive Board, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Invited Speaker, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University (2015)
  • Session Convener & Chair, AGU Fall Meeting: PPEM - Evolving Rock Structure (2014)
  • Participant, Workshop on Exploration of the Eastern Pacific Ocean (2014)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Texas at Austin (2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Rock Deformation (2014)
  • Invited Speaker, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2014)
  • Session Convener & Chair, Goldschmidt Meeting: Oxidation State of the Planets (2014)
  • Session Convener & Chair, AGU Fall Meeting: Microstructure, Rheology, & Effects of Fluids (2013)
  • Participant, SCEC Workshop on Ductile Rheology of the Southern California Lithosphere (2013)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Southern California (2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Harvard University (2012)
  • Participant, Workshop on Scientific Drilling in the Samail Ophiolite, Sultanate of Oman (2012)
  • Session Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Rock Deformation (2012)
  • Participant, Workshop on Advancing Experimental Rock Deformation Research (2012)
  • Invited Speaker, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park (2012)
  • Participant, Building U.S. Strategies for 2013-2023 Scientific Ocean Drilling, IODP (2012)
  • Invited Speaker, EarthScope Institute on the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary (2011)
  • Invited Speaker, California Institute of Technology (2012)
  • Seminar coordinator, GES Department, Stanford University (2011 - 2013)
  • Geochronology Steering Committee, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University (2011 - 2012)
  • Session Convener & Chair, AGU Fall Meeting: Volatiles in the Earth's Mantle (2011)
  • Session Convener & Chair, AGU Fall Meeting: Integrated Study of Oceanic Spreading Centers (2011)
  • Invited Speaker, University of California, Santa Cruz (2011)
  • Invited Speaker, San Jose State University (2011)
  • Invited Speaker, University of California, Davis (2011)
  • Invited Speaker, University of California, Berkeley (2011)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Minnesota (2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Rice University (2010)
  • Invited Speaker, San Francisco State University (2010)
  • Participant, DCO Mantle Frontiers Workshop (2010)
  • Council Member, Geological Society of Washington (2009 - 2009)
  • Session Convener & Chair, AGU Fall Meeting: Advances From 30 Years of Ion Microprobe (2009)
  • Participant, MARGINS TEI: Volatiles in the Subduction Factory (2009)
  • Participant, CIDER Community Workshop (2009)
  • Participant, Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium (2009)
  • Invited Speaker, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (2009)
  • Invited Speaker, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Geological Society of Washington (2008)
  • Invited Speaker, University of Maryland (2008)
  • Session Convener & Chair, AGU Fall Meeting: Origin and Evolution of Continents (2007)
  • Participant, Second Cooperative Institute for Deep Earth Research (2006)
  • Invited Speaker, Brown University (2005)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., MIT / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Geochemistry and Geophysics (2007)
  • M.A., University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences (2003)
  • M.S., University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences (2000)
  • B.A., University of Cambridge, Natural Sciences (1999)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Research
My research uses rocks collected at sea and on land to study processes within the Earth. I am interested in the ridges and subduction zones that divide our planet into tectonic plates, the outward expression of convection within the Earth's mantle. Peridotites - direct samples of the mantle - collected from these areas allow exploration of processes such as ductile deformation, mantle flow, melting and magma transport, and mantle geochemical evolution. I work on samples from a variety of field localities, including the Southwest Indian, Mid-Atlantic and Gakkel Ridges, the Tonga Trench, the Josephine Peridotite, and the Oman Ophiolite.

Teaching
Literature of Structural Geology; Advanced Field Techniques; Introduction to Petrology; Mantle Processes; Microstructures; Oxidation State of the Earth’s Interior; Volatiles in the Mantle.

Journal Articles


  • Quantifying the effect of pyroxene on deformation of peridotite in a natural shear zone Journal of Geophysical Research Hansen, L. N., Warren, J. M. 2015; In Press

    View details for DOI 10.1002/2014JB011584

  • Effect of latent heat of freezing on crustal generation at low spreading rates GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS Sleep, N. H., Warren, J. M. 2014; 15 (8): 3161-3174
  • Crustal shortening, exhumation, and strain localization in a collisional orogen: The Bajo Pequeno Shear Zone, Sierra de Pie de Palo, Argentina TECTONICS Garber, J. M., Roeske, S. M., Warren, J., Mulcahy, S. R., McClelland, W. C., Austin, L. J., Renne, P. R., Vujovich, G. I. 2014; 33 (7): 1277-1303
  • Evaluation of transtension and transpression within contractional fault steps: Comparing kinematic and mechanical models to field data JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Nevitt, J. M., Pollard, D. D., Warren, J. M. 2014; 60: 55-69
  • Pyroxenes as tracers of mantle water variations JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Warren, J. M., Hauri, E. H. 2014; 119 (3): 1851-1881
  • In-situ Pb isotopic analysis of sulfides in abyssal peridotites: New insights into heterogeneity and evolution of the oceanic upper mantle GEOLOGY Blusztajn, J., Shimizu, N., Warren, J. M., Dick, H. J. 2014; 42 (2): 159-162

    View details for DOI 10.1130/G34966.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000333243700019

  • The influence of water and LPO on the initiation and evolution of mantle shear zones EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Skemer, P., Warren, J. M., Hansen, L. N., Hirth, G., Kelemen, P. B. 2013; 375: 222-233
  • Abyssal peridotites reveal the near-chondritic Fe isotopic composition of the Earth EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Craddock, P. R., Warren, J. M., Dauphas, N. 2013; 365: 63-76
  • Helium distribution in a mantle shear zone from the Josephine Peridotite EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Recanati, A., Kurz, M. D., Warren, J. M., Curtice, J. 2012; 359: 162-172
  • Lead and osmium isotopic constraints on the oceanic mantle from single abyssal peridotite sulfides EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Warren, J. M., Shirey, S. B. 2012; 359: 279-293
  • The influence of deformation history on the interpretation of seismic anisotropy GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS Skemer, P., Warren, J. M., Hirth, G. 2012; 13
  • Executive Summary: "Mantle Frontier" Workshop Scientific Drilling Suyehiro, K., Bertka, C., Blackman, D. K., Ildefonse, B., Kelemen, P. B., Mangum, A. J., Myers, G., Phipps-Morgan, J., Schrenk, M., Tatsumi, Y., Warren, J. M. 2011; 11: 51-55
  • Microstructural and Rheological Evolution of a Mantle Shear Zone JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY Skemer, P., Warren, J. M., Kelemen, P. B., Hirth, G. 2010; 51 (1-2): 43-53
  • Mantle Melting, Melt Transport, and Delivery Beneath a Slow-Spreading Ridge: The Paleo-MAR from 23 degrees 15'N to 23 degrees 45'N JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY Dick, H. J., Lissenberg, C. J., Warren, J. M. 2010; 51 (1-2): 425-467
  • Cryptic Variations in Abyssal Peridotite Compositions: Evidence for Shallow-level Melt Infiltration in the Oceanic Lithosphere JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY Warren, J. M., Shimizu, N. 2010; 51 (1-2): 395-423
  • An assessment of upper mantle heterogeneity based on abyssal peridotite isotopic compositions JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Warren, J. M., Shimizu, N., Sakaguchi, C., Dick, H. J., Nakamura, E. 2009; 114
  • Mantle deformation and noble gases: Helium and neon in oceanic mylonites CHEMICAL GEOLOGY Kurz, M. D., Warren, J. M., Curtice, J. 2009; 266 (1-2): 10-18
  • Evolution of olivine lattice preferred orientation during simple shear in the mantle EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Warren, J. M., Hirth, G., Kelemen, P. B. 2008; 272 (3-4): 501-512
  • Correlation of seismic and petrologic thermometers suggests deep thermal anomalies beneath hotspots EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Courtier, A. M., Jackson, M. G., Lawrence, J. F., Wang, Z., Lee, C. A., Halama, R., Warren, J. M., Workman, R., Xu, W., Hirschmann, M. M., Larson, A. M., Hart, S. R., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C., Stixrude, L., Chen, W. 2007; 264 (1-2): 308-316
  • Pyroxenites from the Southwest Indian Ridge, 9-16 degrees E: Cumulates from incremental melt fractions produced at the top of a cold melting regime JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY Dantas, C., Ceuleneer, G., Gregoire, M., Python, M., Freydier, R., Warren, J., Dick, H. J. 2007; 48 (4): 647-660
  • Grain size sensitive deformation mechanisms in naturally deformed peridotites EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Warren, J. M., Hirth, G. 2006; 248 (1-2): 438-450