J. Judson Wynne

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NASA-Army Overflights of Study Caves 2006 - Earth-Mars Cave Detection Program
U.S. Geological Survey
Southwest Biological Science Center
Colorado Plateau Field Station
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tel: 928.556.7466, x238
Fax: 928.556.7500

Email: J. Judson Wynne


I am a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University and a cave research scientist with the USGS-Southwest Biological Science Center.  I hold a Graduate Certificate in Ecotechnie, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, NAU.  My research interests include astrobiology, cave extremophile ecology, and thermal remote sensing of caves on Earth and Mars.  My team and I have identified two new genera and over ten new species of cave-dwelling invertebrates from northern Arizona (refer to media coverage link above), and we have identified the most compelling evidence for caves on Mars.  I am a Fellow of The Explorers Club, a Director for the Cave Conservation and Management Session, National Speleological Society, a team member of the 2006 NASA Spaceward Bound! Atacama Desert Expedition, Chile, an instructor for the 2007 NASA Spaceward Bound! Mojave Desert Expedition, CA, and an Associate Curator of the Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity, NAU.  I am also listed in the 2007 Marquis Who’s Who in America.  My research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and numerous newspapers and television media throughout the southwestern U.S.

Last updated: 03/21/2007