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Jenny Arkle

Jenny Arkle

Professional Faculty in the Department of Environmental Studies, Geology, and Geography; Program Manager for the Upper Mississippi Center

My research focuses on crustal deformation, mountain belt exhumation and landscape evolution. 

I investigate these topics with geomorphic analyses (GIS), traditional field mapping and with a variety of geochronologic tools, such as low-temperature thermochronology, cosmogenic, and optically stimulated luminescence dating. 

I have worked in glaciated and arid mountain ranges including southern Alaska, Canada, the NW Himalaya, Antarctica, and the Los Angeles Basin. 

My current PhD research focuses on crustal deformation and surface process interactions on the island mountain belts of Trinidad and Tobago located in southeast Caribbean plate corner.


  • B.A., B.S., M.S., California State University, Fullerton