Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Washington, 2004
B.A., Chemistry, Carleton College, 1997
October 2020 – Present: Data Scientist at the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium
2013 – 2020: Air Policy Analyst at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
2011-2013: AAAS Science and Technology Fellow at the U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Transportation and Climate Division
2011: Visiting Scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Zurich
2007-2011: Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mount Holyoke College
2005-2007: NOSAMS Postdoctoral Scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
American Geophysical Union
American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Interactions of meteorology and chemistry in the formation of air pollution
- Long-range transport of air pollution
- Global change impacts on air quality and natural systems
- Data visualization
- Application of science to environmental policymaking
Stanier C.O., Pierce R.B., Abdi-Oskouei M., Adelman Z.E., Al-Saadi J., Bertram T.H., Carmichael G., Christiansen M.B., Cleary P.A., Czarnetzki A., Dickens A.F., Fuoco M.A., Hughes D.D., Hupy J.P., Judd L.M., Kenski D., Millet D.B., Roozitalab B., Shaw S.L., Stone E.A., Wagner T. (submitted) Overview of the Lake Michigan Ozone Study 2017. Submitted to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Doak A.G., Christiansen M.B, Alwe H.A., Bertram T.H., Carmichael G., Cleary P., Czarnetzki A.C., Dickens A.F., Janssen M., Kenski D., Miller D.B., Novak G., Pierce R.B., Stone E.A., Szykman J., Vermeuel M., Wagner T.J., Valin L., Stanier C.O. (submitted) Characterization of ground-based atmospheric pollution and meteorology sampling stations during the Lake Michigan Ozone Study 2017. Submitted to the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.
Eglinton T.I., Galy V.V., Hemingway J.D., Feng X., Bao H., Blattman T.M., Dickens A.F., Gies H., Giosan L., Haghipour N., Hou P., Lupker M., McIntyre C.P., Montlucon D.B., Peucker-Ehrenbrink B., Ponton C., Schefuss E., Schwab M.S., Voss B., Wacker L., Wu Y., Zhao M. (in revision) Basin-scale climate control on terrestrial biospheric carbon turnover. In revision for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Hughes D.D., Christiansen M., Milani A., Vermeuel M.P., Novak G.A., Alwe H.D., Dickens A.F., Pierce R.B., Millet D.B., Bertram T.H., Stanier C.O., and Stone E.A. (2021) PM2.5 chemistry, organosulfates, and SOA formation during the 2017 Lake Michigan Ozone Study. Atmospheric Environment, 244, 117939.
Vermeuel M.P., Novak G.A., Alwe H.D., Hughes D.D., Kaleel R., Dickens A.F., Kenski D., Czarnetzki A.C., Stone E.A., Stanier C.O., Pierce R.B., Millet D.B., and Bertram T.H. (2019) Sensitivity of ozone production to NOx and VOC along the Lake Michigan coastline. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 10,989-11,006.
Vonk J.E., Dickens A.F., Giosan L., Hussain Z.A., Kim B., Zipper S.C., Holmes R.M., Montlucon D.B., Galy V. and Eglinton T.I. (2016) Arctic deltaic lake sediments as recorders of fluvial organic matter deposition. Frontiers in Earth Science, 4:77.
Dickens A.F., Baldock J., Kenna T.C., and Eglinton T.I. (2011) A depositional history of particulate organic carbon in a floodplain lake from the lower Ob’ River, Siberia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 75: 4796–4815.
Veilleux M.-H., Dickens A.F., Brandes J., and Gélinas Y. (2009) Density separation of combustion-derived soot and petrogenic graphitic black carbon: Quantification and isotopic characterization. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 5 012010.
Conedera M., Tinner W., Neff C., Meurer M., Dickens A.F., and Krebs P. (2009) Reconstructing past fire regimes: Methods, applications, and relevance to fire management and conservation. Quaternary Science Reviews. 28: 435-456.
Dickens A.F., Gudeman J.A., Gélinas Y., Baldock J.A., Tinner W., Hu F.S. and Hedges J.I. (2007) Sources and distribution of CuO-derived benzene carboxylic acids in soils and sediments. Organic Geochemistry. 38: 1256-1276.
Coppola L., Gustafsson Ö., Andersson P., Eglinton T.I., Uchica M., and Dickens A.F. (2007) The importance of ultrafine particles as a control on the distribution of organic carbon in Washington Margin and Cascadia Basin sediments. Chemical Geology. 243: 142-156.
Dickens A.F., Baldock J.A., Smernik R.J., Wakeham S.G., Arnarson T.S., Gélinas Y., and Hedges J.I. (2006) Solid-state 13C NMR analysis of size and density fractions of marine sediments: Insight into organic carbon sources and preservation mechanisms. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 70: 666-686.
Haberstroh P.R., Brandes J.A., Gélinas Y., Dickens A.F., and Wirick S. (2006) Chemical composition of the graphitic black carbon fraction in riverine and marine sediments at sub-micron scales using carbon X-ray spectromicroscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 70: 1483-1494.
Dickens A.F., Gélinas Y., Masiello C.A., Wakeham S.G., and Hedges J.I. (2004) Reburial of fossil organic carbon in marine sediments. Nature. 427: 336-339.
Keil R.G., Dickens A.F., Arnarson T.S., Nunn B.L., and Devol A.H. (2004) What is the oxygen exposure time of laterally transported organic matter along the Washington margin? Marine Chemistry. 92: 157-165.
Dickens A.F., Gélinas Y., and Hedges J.I. (2004) Physical separation of combustion and rock sources of graphitic black carbon in sediments. Marine Chemistry. 92: 215-223.
Macalady J.L., McMillan A.M.S., Dickens A.F., Tyler S.C., and Scow K.M. (2002) Population dynamics of type I and II methanotrophic bacteria in rice soils. Environmental Microbiology. 4 (3): 148-157.
Dickens A., Soucy L., and Valiela I. (1996) Particulate and dissolved nitrogen: A laboratory study of transformations in groundwater and estuarine samples of the Waquoit Bay estuarine system. Biological Bulletin. 191: 331-332.
Selected Presentations (last 10 years)
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Introduction to Air Quality course invited lecture (annually since 2014), Madison, WI. Federal and State Regulation of Air Pollution.
TEMPO Satellite Science Team Meeting invited panelist (June 2019), Madison, WI. Science Panel: Aircraft Profiling Perspective.
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Government and Natural Resources course invited lecture (June 2019), Madison, WI. Federal and State Regulation of Air Pollution.
Wisconsin Science Festival invited panelist (November 2017), Madison, WI. Making a Difference: Science Policy for Scientists. Included leading a workshop on “Writing for a Policy Audience”.
LMOS 2017 Data Workshop (September 2017), Chicago, IL. Putting LMOS 2017 ozone episodes in a historical context (with Donna Kenski).
LMOS 2017 Planning Team Meeting (March 2017), Madison, WI. Analysis of Ozone, NOx and VOC Monitoring Data Along Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Lakeshore.
Weston Roundtable Seminar Series invited lecture (February 2015), Madison, WI. Keeping Wisconsin’s Air Clean: Meeting EPA’s New Ozone Standard.
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology invited lecture (March 2014), Madison, WI. Working at the Science-Policy Interface: Using the AAAS Science Policy Fellowship as a Bridge.
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Introduction to Air Quality course invited lecture (December 2013), Madison, WI. EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Continuing Legal Education seminar invited talk (October 2013), Madison, WI. EPA regulation of CO2 emissions from power plants.
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Biology Department invited seminar (October 2013), La Crosse, WI. A Scientist goes to Washington (and Madison): Using science to make better environmental policy.
American Biogas Council invited webinar (June 2013), Washington, DC and online. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2): What biogas companies need to know.