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Joanne Duncan

Joanne Duncan

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Joanne Duncan joined PNNL as a research scientist in 1991. As a project manager and active collaborator on a number of multidisciplinary research projects and assignments, responsibilities have centered on the development, field activities, data processing, and technical reporting for Sensor Fish projects, involving the evaluation and characterization of fish passage environments to include turbines, spillways, weirs, sluiceways, regulating outlets, and other fish passage routes at hydroelectric projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. As the PNNL EARRTH SharePoint team site manager, she supports the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well as the other onsite and offsite organizations. As an administrator for multiple SharePoint sites, she contributes to site development and interacts with internal and external SharePoint users, as well as acting as coordinator and database specialist for document references. Joanne is also the production coordinator and a co-author for the annual PNNL site environmental report

Research Interests

  • Fish passage characterization, habitat assessment, fisheries research technology development, NEPA analysis and documentation, SharePoint

Education and Credentials

  • B.A., Biology, Hood College, Frederick, MD, 1979

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018 Outstanding Performance Award, Clinch River Nuclear Site Early Site Permit Environmental Impact Statement
  • 2017 PNNL Software Creator Team Award, IP Commercialization
  • 2017 Outstanding Performance Award, PNNL Campus Future Development Environmental Assessment team
  • 2016 R&D 100 Nominee/Finalist, Sensor Fish team
  • 2015 Outstanding Performance Award, Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel document team
  • 2010 APEX Award of Publication Excellence for the Summary Report of the Hanford Site Annual Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2008.

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Duncan J.P., Z. Deng, J.L. Arnold, T. Fu, B.A. Trumbo, T.J. Carlson, and D. Zhou. 2018. "Physical and Ecological Evaluation of a Fish-Friendly Surface Spillway." Ecological Engineering 110. PNNL-SA-126408. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.10.012
  • Hou H., Z. Deng, J.J. Martinez, T. Fu, J.P. Duncan, G.E. Johnson, and J. Lu, et al. 2018. "A Hydropower Biological Evaluation Toolset (HBET) for Characterizing Hydraulic Conditions and Impacts of Hydro-Structures on Fish." Energies 11, no. 4:990. PNNL-SA-124812. doi:10.3390/en11040990

2017

  • Deng Z., J.P. Duncan, J.L. Arnold, T. Fu, J.J. Martinez, J. Lu, and P.S. Titzler, et al. 2017. "Evaluation of Boundary Dam Spillway Using an Autonomous Sensor Fish Device." Journal of Hydro-Environment Research 14. PNNL-SA-113125. doi:10.1016/j.jher.2016.10.004

2016

  • Duncan J.P., M.R. Sackschewsky, H.T. Tilden, T.W. Moon, J.M. Barnett, B.G. Fritz, and G.A. Stoetzel, et al. 2016. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Annual Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2015. PNNL-25738. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Fu T., Z. Deng, J.P. Duncan, D. Zhou, T.J. Carlson, G.E. Johnson, and H. Hou. 2016. "Assessing Hydraulic Conditions through Francis turbines using an autonomous sensor device." Renewable Energy 99. PNNL-SA-113347. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2016.08.029

2015

  • Duncan J.P., M.R. Sackschewsky, H.T. Tilden, J. Su-Coker, J.L. Mendez, M.Y. Ballinger, and B.G. Fritz, et al. 2015. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Annual Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2014. PNNL-24668. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2014

  • Duncan J.P., M.R. Sackschewsky, H.T. Tilden, J.M. Barnett, J. Su-Coker, M.Y. Ballinger, and B.G. Fritz, et al. 2014. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Annual Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2013. PNNL-23523. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2013

  • Duncan J.P. 2013. Characterization of Fish Passage Conditions through the Fish Weir and Turbine Unit 1 at Foster Dam, Oregon, Using Sensor Fish, 2012. PNNL-22236. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Duncan J.P., M.Y. Ballinger, B.G. Fritz, H.T. Tilden, G.A. Stoetzel, J.M. Barnett, and J. Su-Coker, et al. 2013. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Annual Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2012. PNNL-22691. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Weiland M.A., C.M. Woodley, G.R. Ploskey, J.S. Hughes, J.A. Kim, Z. Deng, and T. Fu, et al. 2013. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at John Day Dam, 2010. PNNL-22177. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Weiland M.A., C.M. Woodley, G.R. Ploskey, J.S. Hughes, M.J. Hennen, J.A. Kim, and Z. Deng, et al. 2013. Acoustic Telemetry Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Passage and Survival at John Day Dam, 2011. PNNL-22266. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2012

  • Duncan J.P., B.G. Fritz, H.T. Tilden, G.A. Stoetzel, A. Stegen, J.M. Barnett, and J. Su-Coker, et al. 2012. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2011. PNNL-21787. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2011

  • Duncan J.P. 2011. Characterization of Fish Passage Conditions through a Francis Turbine and Regulating Outlet at Cougar Dam, Oregon, Using Sensor Fish, 2009-2010. PNNL-20408. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Duncan J.P. 2011. Sensor Fish Characterization of Fish Passage Conditions through John Day Dam Spillbay 20 with a Modified Flow Deflector. PNNL-20359. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Duncan J.P., and T.J. Carlson. 2011. Characterization of Fish Passage Conditions through a Francis Turbine, Spillway, and Regulating Outlet at Detroit Dam, Oregon, Using Sensor Fish, 2009. PNNL-20365. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Poston T.M., J.P. Duncan, and R.L. Dirkes. 2011. Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2010. PNNL-20548. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Deng Z., T.J. Carlson, J.P. Duncan, M.C. Richmond, and D.D. Dauble. 2010. "Use of an Autonomous Sensor to Evaluate the Biological Performance of the Advanced Turbine at Wanapum Dam." Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2, no. 5:053104. PNNL-SA-72709. doi:10.1063/1.3501336
  • Duncan J.P. 2010. Evaluation of Fish Passage Conditions for Juvenile Salmonids Using Sensor Fish at Detroit Dam, Oregon. PNNL-18747. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Duncan J.P., T.M. Poston, and R.L. Dirkes. 2010. Summary of the Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2009. PNNL-19455 -SUM. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Poston T.M., J.P. Duncan, and R.L. Dirkes. 2010. Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2009. PNNL-19455 Rev. 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2009

  • Duncan J.P., T.M. Poston, and R.L. Dirkes. 2009. Summary of the Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2008. PNNL-18427 SUM. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Poston T.M., J.P. Duncan, and R.L. Dirkes. 2009. Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2008. PNNL-18427. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2008

  • Carlson T.J., J.P. Duncan, and Z. Deng. 2008. Data Overview for Sensor Fish Samples Acquired at Ice Harbor, John Day, and Bonneville II Dams in 2005, 2006, and 2007. PNNL-17398. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Duncan J.P., T.M. Poston, and R.L. Dirkes. 2008. Summary of the Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2007. PNNL-17603 SUM. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Oldenburg E.W., T.P. Hanrahan, R.A. Harnish, B.J. Bellgraph, J.P. Duncan, and C.H. Allwardt. 2008. 2005 Annual Synthesis Report, Pallid Sturgeon Population Assessment Program and Associated Fish Community Monitoring for the Missouri River. PNNL-17539. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Oldenburg E.W., T.P. Hanrahan, R.A. Harnish, B.J. Bellgraph, J.P. Duncan, and C.H. Allwardt. 2008. 2006 Annual Synthesis Report, Pallid Sturgeon Population Assessment Program and Associated Fish Community Monitoring for the Missouri River. PNNL-17583. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Oldenburg E.W., T.P. Hanrahan, R.A. Harnish, B.J. Bellgraph, J.P. Duncan, and C.H. Allwardt. 2008. Summary of the 2006 Annual Synthesis Report, Pallid Sturgeon Population Assessment Program and Associated Fish Community Monitoring for the Missouri River. PNNL-17582. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Perkins C.J., M. Dorsey, S.M. Mckinney, J.W. Wilde, and J.P. Duncan. 2008. Hanford Site Near-Facility Environmental Monitoring Data Report for Calendar Year 2007- Appendix 2. PNNL-17603 APP.2. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Poston T.M., J.P. Duncan, and R.L. Dirkes. 2008. Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2007. PNNL-17603. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2007

  • Dauble D.D., Z. Deng, M.C. Richmond, R.A. Moursund, T.J. Carlson, C.L. Rakowski, and J.P. Duncan. 2007. Biological Assessment of the Advanced Turbine Design at Wanapum Dam, 2005. PNNL-16682. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Deng Z., T.J. Carlson, J.P. Duncan, and M.C. Richmond. 2007. "Applications of the Sensor Fish Technology." Hydro Review 26, no. 5:10-14. PNNL-SA-48821.
  • Deng Z., T.J. Carlson, J.P. Duncan, and M.C. Richmond. 2007. "Six-degree-of-freedom Sensor Fish design and instrumentation." Sensors 7, no. 12:3399-3415. PNNL-SA-57777.
  • Duncan J.P., K.W. Burk, M.A. Chamness, R.A. Fowler, B.G. Fritz, P.L. Hendrickson, and E.P. Kennedy, et al. 2007. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization. PNNL-6415 Rev 18. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Poston T.M., R.W. Hanf, J.P. Duncan, and R.L. Dirkes. 2007. Hanford Site Environmental Report for Calender Year 2006. PNNL-16623. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Richmond M.C., T.J. Carlson, J.A. Serkowski, C.B. Cook, J.P. Duncan, and W.A. Perkins. 2007. Characterizing the Fish Passage Environment at The Dalles Dam Spillway: 2001-2004. PNNL-16521. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2005

  • Carlson T.J., J.P. Duncan, and R.L. Johnson. 2005. Characterization of Pump Flow at the Grand Coulee Pumping Station for Fish Passage, 2004. PNNL-14998. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Deng Z., M.C. Richmond, R.P. Mueller, J.P. Duncan, and T.J. Carlson. 2005. "Laboratory study of biological response of juvenile salmon subjected to turbulent shear flows." In Proceedings of Waterpower XIV, Advancing Technology for Sustainable Energy, Austin, Texas, July 18-22, 2005, 15 pp. Kansas City, Missouri:HCI Publications. PNNL-SA-44206.
  • Neitzel D.A., A.L. Bunn, S.D. Cannon, J.P. Duncan, R.A. Fowler, B.G. Fritz, and D.W. Harvey, et al. 2005. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization Report, Revision 17. PNNL-6415 Rev. 17. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2004

  • Carlson T.J., J.P. Duncan, T.L. Gilbride, and G. Keilman. 2004. "The Sensor Fish - Making Dams More Salmon-Friendly." Sensors Magazine 21, no. 7:31-34. PNNL-SA-41835.
  • Neitzel D.A., A.L. Bunn, S.D. Cannon, J.P. Duncan, R.A. Fowler, B.G. Fritz, and D.W. Harvey, et al. 2004. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization Report. PNNL-6415 Rev. 16. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2003

  • Carlson T.J., and J.P. Duncan. 2003. Evolution of the Sensor Fish Device for Measuring Physical Conditions in Severe Hydraulic Environments. PNNL-15708. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Carlson T.J., J.P. Duncan, and T.L. Gilbride. 2003. "The Sensor Fish: Measuring Fish Passage in Severe Hydraulic Conditions." Hydro Review 22, no. 3:62-69. PNNL-SA-37530.
  • Neitzel D.A., A.L. Bunn, K.W. Burk, S.D. Cannon, J.P. Duncan, R.A. Fowler, and B.G. Fritz, et al. 2003. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization, Revision 15. PNNL-6415 Rev. 15. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2002

  • Neitzel D.A., A.L. Bunn, J.P. Duncan, T.O. Eschbach, R.A. Fowler, B.G. Fritz, and S.M. Goodwin, et al. 2002. Hanford Site National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Characterization. PNNL-6415-Rev. 14. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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