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Jastrow recognized as an Argonne Distinguished Fellow

November 12, 2020

EVS's Julie Jastrow was one of five leading researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to have been recognized as Argonne Distinguished Fellows, the highest professional scientific rank accorded by the laboratory. The new fellows have earned international recognition for their work and demonstrate the type of leadership that enables Argonne to accelerate science and technology for U.S. prosperity and security. Argonne Distinguished Fellows represent only three percent of research staff at the laboratory.

Julie Jastrow is a senior terrestrial ecologist and group leader of the Ecosystem Biogeochemistry group in EVS. Jastrow is also a member of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering and the adjunct graduate faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University. She joined Argonne as a scientific assistant in 1975, transitioned to assistant scientist in 1979, and became a senior scientist in 2010.

Jastrow's research interests include plant-microbe-soil interactions and the biological and physicochemical factors affecting soil organic matter dynamics, soil structure, terrestrial carbon sequestration, and restoration ecology. Currently, she is investigating the vulnerability of permafrost-region soils to environmental change and the climate adaption and sustainability of perennial bioenergy feedstocks.

Jastrow has served as president of the Soil Ecology Society and was chosen by the Soil Science Society of America to deliver the 15th Francis E. Clark Distinguished Lectureship on Soil Biology. She received the UChicago Argonne Board of Governors Distinguished Performance Award in 2014. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural science and agronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Read the full article about the recently recognized Argonne Distinguished Fellows.

Julie Jastrow
Julie Jastrow [Source: Argonne National Laboratory]
portrait of Julie Jastrow