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Department of Geography

J.J. ShinkerJacqueline "J. J." Shinker

Associate Professor

PhD, Geography, University of Oregon, 2003
MA, Geography, University of Oregon, 1999
BS, Geology, University of Arizona, 1996 

(307) 766-3320

Arts and Sciences 206

Office Hours: 

Wednesday 1:30-3, Thursday 10:30-12, or by appointment

Research Interests:

Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology, Environmental Change, Visualization.


GEOG 1010 Introduction to Physical Geography

GEOG 3450 Weather and Climate

GEOG 3550 Natural Hazards and Society

GEOG 4880/5880 Global Climate Variability

GEOG 4880/5880 Geographic and Scientific Visualization


Book Chapter

Minckley, T.A., P.J. Bartlein, and J.J. Shinker, 2004.Paleoecological response to climate change in the Great Basin since the last glacial maximum. In D.L. Jenkins, T.J. Connolly, and C.M. Aikens (Eds.) Early and Middle Holocene 



Awards and Distinctions:

National Geographic Society Award in Cartographyof the Northern Great Basin, pp. 21-30. University of Oregon Anthropological Papers 62. Eugene.


Shinker, J.J., and P.J. Bartlein, (2008)  Visualizing the large-scale patterns of ENSO-related climate anomolies in North America. Earth Interactions.

Shinker, J.J., (2006) Global Climate AnimationsDigital Library for Earth Science Education, DLESE-000-000-001-774.

Read More

Shinker, J.J., P.J. Bartlein, and B. Shuman, (2006) Synoptic and dynamic climate controls of North American Mid-continental aridityQuaternary Science Reviews, v.25, p. 1401-1417

Birkland, K.W., C.J. Mock, and J.J. Shinker. 2001. Avalanche extremes and atmospheric circulation patternsAnnals of Glaciology, 32, p. 135-140.

Affiliations, Associations, Consultation:

  • Haub School of Environmental and Natural Resources Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Earth System Science Advisory Council
  • Water Resources Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Roy J. Shlemon Center for quaternary Studies Advisory Board
  • Association of American Geographers
  • American Quaternary Association
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon
  • Rukelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources water working group
  • WyGISC affiliate

Press releases:

  • 10/20/2006 - Campus Sustainability Day Observed at UW Wednesday



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Department of Geography

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1000 E University Ave

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Office Hours:

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3311

Fax: 307-766-3294


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