De Anne S. P. Stevens

De Anne S. P. Stevens

Chief, Engineering Geology Section - Quaternary studies, remote sensing, placer geology, GIS, permafrost and periglacial processes, materials resources, industrial minerals, and tephrochronology

  • Position:

    Geologist, Engineering Geology
  • Address:

    3354 College Road Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
  • Phone:

    (907)451-5014
  • Fax:

    (907)451-5050
  • Email:

    deanne.stevens@alaska.gov

Education and/or Training

Professional M.S. 2003, University of Wisconsin Madison, Environmental Monitoring-Remote Sensing
M.S. 1993, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geology
B.A. 1986, Whitman College, Geology

Projects and/or Research Interests

As Chief of the Engineering Geology Section, I provide administrative, supervisory, and technical leadership for the Division's geologic hazards and construction materials resources programs and projects, and conceive and implement multi-disciplinary, strategic applied programs in the general areas of engineering geology, surficial geology, and remote sensing to solve geologic problems. I am Agency Representative on the board administering the Alaska Quaternary Center, which is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and the enhancement of interdisciplinary instruction in Quaternary sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

My main research focus areas are surficial-geologic mapping, Quaternary studies, permafrost and periglacial processes, geologic hazards, construction materials resources, and the use of satellite remote sensing for geologic applications. Past areas of research have included tephrochronology and industrial minerals. I have a long and abiding interest in Beringian paleontology and the interdisciplinary wonders of geoarcheology.

I have conducted numerous surficial-geologic field mapping and engineering-geology studies throughout Alaska from the Brooks Range to the Kenai Peninsula, and from the Canada border to the Alaska and Seward Peninsulas.

Professional Experience

1991 to present, Geologist, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
1990-1991, Graduate Intern, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
1990, Graduate Research Assistant, Alaska Volcano Observatory, Fairbanks, AK
1987-1989, Graduate Research Assistant, Alaska Tephrochronology Center, Fairbanks, AK
1985, Undergraduate Intern, Rockwell Hanford Operations, Richland, WA

Selected Professional Activities

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
United States Permafrost Association
Alaska Geological Society
American Quaternary Association
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

AWARDS
1989, Alaska Quaternary Center Research Grant
1988 and 1989, UAF Geology/Geophysics Research Grant
1987 and 1989, UAF Geology/Geophysics Travel Grant
1987, Peter MacKeith Memorial Scholarship, University of Alaska Fairbanks
1986, Graduation with Honors in Major Study, Whitman College
1985, Sally B. Abshire Research Grant, Whitman College
1985, Leeds Prize in Geology, Whitman College
1982, Entrance with Honors, Whitman College

Selected Publications

  • Stevens, D.S.P., 2012, Engineering - geologic map of the Eagle A-1 Quadrangle, Fortymile mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2002-1D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/24544
  • Stevens, D.S.P., 2012, Pre-1912 glacial and volcanic history near Windy Creek, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska: National Park Service, Alaska Park Science v. 11, no. 1, p. 46-51. http://www.nps.gov/akso/nature/science/ak_park_science/PDF/2012Vol11-1/8-Stevens-APS-V11-I1.pdf
  • Stevens, D.S.P., 2011, Surficial-geologic map of the northern Fairbanks mining district, Circle Quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2011-4, 1 sheet, scale 1:50,000. http://doi.org/10.14509/22642
  • Stevens, D.S.P., and Burns, P.A.C., 2010, Surficial-geologic map of the Eagle A-1 Quadrangle, Fortymile mining district: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2002-1C, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/22081
  • Stevens, D.S.P., 2005, Surficial geologic map of the Big Hurrah area, northern half of the Solomon C-5 Quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2005-1C, 1 sheet, scale 1:50,000. http://doi.org/10.14509/14445
  • Stevens, D.S.P., 2005, Surficial geologic map of the Council Area, Solomon D-4 and Bendeleben A-4 quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2005-1F, 1 sheet, scale 1:50,000. http://doi.org/10.14509/14446
  • Stevens, D.S.P., and Craw, P.A., 2004, Geologic hazards on and near the northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 134, 20 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/3311
  • Stevens, D.S.P., and Craw, P.A., 2003, Geologic hazards in and near the northern portion of the Bristol Bay basin: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 132, 11 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/2943
  • Pinney, D.S., 2001, Surficial-geologic map of the Chulitna region, southcentral Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2001-1C, 3 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/3313
  • Pinney, D.S., 2001, Engineering-geology map of the Chulitna region, southcentral Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2001-1D, 5 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/3314
  • Pinney, D.S., 2001, Surficial-geologic map of the Eagle A-2 Quadrangle, Fortymile mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2001-3C, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/2671
  • Pinney, D.S., 2001, Engineering - geologic map of the Eagle A-2 Quadrangle, Fortymile mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2001-3D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/2672
  • Pinney, D.S., and Duenwald, E.S., 2001, Map of industrial minerals occurrences in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 43, 69 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:2,500,000, 1 DVD. http://doi.org/10.14509/2770
  • Pinney, D.S., and Combellick, R.A., 2000, Geologic hazards in and near proposed State of Alaska oil and gas sale, North Slope Foothills: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 39, 7 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/2663
  • Pinney, D.S., 1998, Surficial geologic map of the Tanana A-1 and A-2 quadrangles, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 98-37C, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/1865
  • Pinney, D.S., 1998, Derivative engineering geologic map of the Tanana A-1 and A-2 quadrangles, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 98-37D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/1866
  • Pinney, D.S., and Meyer, M.P., 1995, Industrial minerals, in Meyer, M.P., and others, Executive summary of the U.S. Bureau of Mines investigations in the Colville mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 7-95, p. 36-38. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/29250
  • Pinney, D.S., and Beget, J.E., 1991, Late Pleistocene Volcanic deposits near the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park, Alaska, in Reger, R.D., ed., Short Notes on Alaskan Geology 1991: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 111F, p. 45-53. http://doi.org/10.14509/2297
  • Pinney, D.S., and Begét, J.E., 1991, Deglaciation and latest Pleistocene and Holocene glacier readvances on the Alaska Peninsula: Records of rapid climate change due to transient changes in solar intensity and atmospheric CO2 content?: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Role of the Polar Regions in Global Change: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Volume 2, p. 634-640. http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a253028.pdf

Selected Presentations

  • Pinney, D.S., 2001, Surficial-geologic map of the Chulitna region, southcentral Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2001-1C, 3 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/3313
  • Pinney, D.S., 2001, Engineering-geology map of the Chulitna region, southcentral Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2001-1D, 5 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/3314
  • Pinney, D.S., 2001, Surficial-geologic map of the Eagle A-2 Quadrangle, Fortymile mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2001-3C, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/2671
  • Pinney, D.S., 2001, Engineering - geologic map of the Eagle A-2 Quadrangle, Fortymile mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2001-3D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/2672
  • Pinney, D.S., and Duenwald, E.S., 2001, Map of industrial minerals occurrences in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 43, 69 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:2,500,000, 1 DVD. http://doi.org/10.14509/2770
  • Pinney, D.S., and Combellick, R.A., 2000, Geologic hazards in and near proposed State of Alaska oil and gas sale, North Slope Foothills: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 39, 7 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/2663
  • Pinney, D.S., 1998, Surficial geologic map of the Tanana A-1 and A-2 quadrangles, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 98-37C, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/1865
  • Pinney, D.S., 1998, Derivative engineering geologic map of the Tanana A-1 and A-2 quadrangles, central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 98-37D, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360. http://doi.org/10.14509/1866
  • Pinney, D.S., and Meyer, M.P., 1995, Industrial minerals, in Meyer, M.P., and others, Executive summary of the U.S. Bureau of Mines investigations in the Colville mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 7-95, p. 36-38. http://dggs.alaska.gov/pubs/id/29250
  • Pinney, D.S., and Beget, J.E., 1991, Late Pleistocene Volcanic deposits near the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park, Alaska, in Reger, R.D., ed., Short Notes on Alaskan Geology 1991: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 111F, p. 45-53. http://doi.org/10.14509/2297
  • Pinney, D.S., and Begét, J.E., 1991, Deglaciation and latest Pleistocene and Holocene glacier readvances on the Alaska Peninsula: Records of rapid climate change due to transient changes in solar intensity and atmospheric CO2 content?: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Role of the Polar Regions in Global Change: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Volume 2, p. 634-640. http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a253028.pdf