A brief bio from the Jahren Lab website at University of Oslo.
About the Author
Note: The author's full name is Anne Hope Jahren, so her scientific articles are usually listed under: A. H. Jahren.
“Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996, when she completed her PhD at University of California Berkeley and began teaching and researching first at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then at Johns Hopkins University. She is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and is one of four scientists, and the only woman, to have been awarded both of the Young Investigator Medals given within the Earth Sciences. She was a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to 2016, where she built the Isotope Geobiology Laboratories, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. She currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway." -- Penguin Random House
Jahren's scientific publications are linked here, including full text PDFs of the articles. Topics: – The Carbon Isotope Composition of Terrestrial Land Plants; The Carbon Isotope Composition of Ancient Terrestrial Organic Material; The Arctic Eocene and Miocene; Water and Isotopes in Plant Tissues; Isotopes and Human Diet; Forensic Applications of Stable Isotopes
“… it's the biggest question there is. What does it mean to be alive on the planet?
And answering that for you and me is one thing, but answering it for an organism that is so terribly different than we are and so terribly much more successful and long-lived and spectacular, that we can't even interview, the way you can ask me a question. I have to pull it out of its environment and put it in the lab and try to grow it and control it and get — and work so hard to just get a small, small window into something so different.”
“I have tried to write honestly and openly about how these are not the safe spaces we would like [to think]. So I had that wrench in my pocket because I was working alone at night and I knew there were a lot of other people who had a key and some of them creeped me out – the wrench made me feel safer. That is the reality of all women’s lives – we negotiate risk while we live our lives, and that is true in science as well. I think men are surprised when I say that, and women are not.”