Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Jennifer M. Abplanalp
Environmental Specialist, Visual/Cultural Resources
Sociocultural Systems Department
  • M.A., Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2008.
Current Role
Cultural and Visual Resources Specialist, Natural and Sociocultural Systems Department.
Cultural resources management; environmental impact analysis and impact mitigation for historic properties and scenic landscapes; landscape-level analysis of cultural and visual resources, including identification of cultural and scenic resources and priority conservation areas; museum curation; repatriation; archaeological survey and site mapping; and tribal consultation.
Career Highlights
  • Field and laboratory director: All phases of data recovery on federal, county, and privately owned land; recordation and mapping of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Southern California, the U.S. Southeast, and the Midwest (hundreds, to date); project design; laboratory management, including data entry, curation, and small exhibit design.
  • Repatriation and curation laboratory operations manager: Development of detailed curation and repatriation plans; proper handling of human remains and associated burial goods; data and artifact analysis; tribal consultation; implementation and testing of new web portals and database tools.
  • Cultural and visual resource specialist: Environmental impact analysis and impact mitigation for historic properties and scenic landscapes; cultural landscape assessment; impact assessment for visual and cultural resources using Google Earth and ArcGIS; maintenance of the administrative and tribal consultation record for environmental impact statements.