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Jennifer L. Burnham

Jennifer L. Burnham

Professor of Geography, Division Dean of STEM

Jennifer (Horwath) '97 Burnham began teaching at Augustana in 2006 after completing her M.S. at the University of Illinois and her Ph.D. at the University of Washington.

Her interests include soils, climate change, biogeography, physical geography and cartography. Her research in northwest Greenland focuses on soil organic carbon cycling and its affect on climate change, the effects of climate change on seabirds on remote Arctic islands, mercury contamination in arctic breeding birds, and geolocator technology to track bird migration.

My research

Specializations: Greenland, Climate change, Cartography, Soils, Arctic, Biogeography, Mercury pollution


  • A.B., Augustana
  • M.S., Illinois
  • Ph.D., Washington