I am a paleoclimatologist by training which means I study the climate of the past! I am interested in reconstructing the drought history of California by looking for clues hidden in tree rings and hidden beneath the earth surface in the groundwater of mountain meadow ecosystems. I also study disturbance – with a focus on fire in California and severe weather events (downbursts) in the Peruvian Amazon. I love fieldwork and the opportunity to explore the natural world through the scientific method. My love of the outdoors drives me to bring the field into the classroom and the classroom into the field. I use lecture demonstrations to visualize scientific concepts in class and bring my students on field trips whenever I can!
EVST 205: Great Environmental Disasters
EVST 290: Environmental Geology
EVST 391: Environmental Hydrology
EVST 392: Oceanography
EVST 433: Climate Science
Laboratory Instructor, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Duke University, 2004-2009
Preceptor, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2010-2014
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Redlands, 2014-2016
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Redlands, 2016 – Present
Heckert, A.B., Jenkins, H.S., Lucas, S.G., and Hunt, A.P., 2012, Mandibles of Juvenile Phytosaurs (Archosauria: Crurotarsi) From the Upper Triassic Chinle Group of Texas and New Mexico, USA, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Jenkins, H.S., Baker, P.A., and Negron Juarez, R.I., 2013, Extreme drought events in Amazonia revealed from tree ring records in Borma, L. S.; Nobre, C. (Org.) Secas na Amazônia: causas e consequências. São Paulo: Oficina de Textos.
Cheng, F., Guo, Z., Jenkins, H.S., Fu, S., and Cheng, X., 2015, Initial rupture and displacement on the Altyn Tagh fault, northern Tibetan Plateau: Constraints based on residual Mesozoic to Cenozoic strata in the western Qaidam Basin: Geosphere, v. 11. https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01070.1
Zeng, H., Lu, T., Jenkins, H., Negrón-Juárez, R.I., and Xu, J., 2016, Assessing Earthquake-Induced Tree Mortality in Temperate Forest Ecosystems: A Case Study from Wenchuan, China. Remote Sensing, 8(3), 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8030252
Negron-Juarez, R., Jenkins, H., Raupp, C., da Silva Dias, M., and da Silva Dias, P., 2017, Unexpected high frequency of Southerly Squall Lines In Amazonia. Atmosphere, 8, 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos8020028
Jenkins, H., and Romack*, E., 2019, Modeling Hydrologic Change in a Californian Meadow: Lessons following the 2012-2015 Drought. United States Forest Service Report, 12.
Urquiza Muñoz, J.D., Magnabosco Marra, D., Negrón-Juarez, R.I., Tello-Espinoza, R., Alegría-Muñoz, W., Pacheco-Gómez, T., Rifai, S.W., Chambers, J.Q., Jenkins, H.S., Brenning, A., and Trumbore, S.E., 2021, Recovery of Forest Structure Following Large-Scale Windthrows in the Northwestern Amazon. Forests, 12, 667. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12060667
Jenkins, H.S., 2021, Air Pollution and Climate Drive Annual Growth in Ponderosa Pine Trees in Southern California. Climate, 9(5):82. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli9050082
Harvard Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning, 2013 & 2014
ABLConnect Learning Innovator Prize, Harvard Initiative for Learning & Teaching (HILT), 2014
Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty Review Committee, University of Redlands, 2018
Johnston Fellow, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, University of Redlands, 2019
Outstanding Service Award, Faculty Review Committee, University of Redlands, 2021
Professor of the Year Nomination, Mortar Board, University of Redlands, 2017
$23,000 Mobilizing Science: Developing Field-Based Spatial Applications, Spatial Communities of Practice Grant, Center for Spatial Studies, University of Redlands, 2015
$4000 EnVRonment: Immersive Environmental Studies with Virtual Reality, Technology Development Grant, Task Force for Online Learning, University of Redlands, 2019
$2900 Fire in the Forest: Quantifying Recovery from Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, Faculty Research Grant, Academic Affairs, University of Redlands, 2019
$65,000 Monitoring the Hydrology of Threatened Meadow Ecosystems in the San Bernardino Mountains, US Fish & Wildlife Service Recovery-Endangered Species Conservation Grant (F21AC02886-00), 2021
American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member, 2005-Present.
Association of Women Geologists (AWG), Member, 2019-Present.
American Association of Geographers (AAG), Member, 2021-Present.