Susan HubbardThe American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named Susan Hubbard, Associate Laboratory Director for the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as a 2017 AGU Fellow.

Every year, the AGU Fellow program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the Earth and space sciences. Vetted by a committee of AGU Fellows, honorees represent no more than 0.1 percent of AGU’s 60,000 members. Of the 2017 Fellows, AGU describes that they “have expanded our understanding of the Earth and space sciences, from volcanic processes, solar cycles, and deep-sea microbiology to the variability of our climate and so much more.”

Hubbard has been honored for her fundamental contributions to hydrology using  geophysical methods. For over 20 years, she has been developing new approaches to use geophysical data to quantify terrestrial system hydrological and biogeochemical behavior. With a focus on data fusion, her research has led to new insights associated with contaminant remediation, carbon cycling, water resources, precision agriculture, and subsurface energy systems.

Hubbard is also an Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. She holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley, a MS in Geophysics from Virginia Tech, and a BS in Geological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara.

The 2017 AGU Fellows will be honored on December 13th with an honors tribute event at the in New Orleans. Go here see a full list of this year’s honorees.