1984 to 1987 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island. B.S.
Resource Development, with Distinction, Major: Natural Resources (Soil
Science). GPA: 3.46/4.0, Deans List all Semesters.
1982 to 1984 Bristol Community College, Fall River Massachusetts.
Associates in Arts, High Distinction, Major: Liberal Arts. GPA: 3.65/4.0,
Deans List all Semesters.
2003 to Present: State Soil Scientist, United States
Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Warwick RI.
2000 to 2003:
Resource Soil Scientist and Ground-penetrating radar
specialist. United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource
Conservation Service, West Wareham, Massachusetts. Current series/grade: GS
470 series, grade 12. Primary Duties: Provide soil related services for
Southeastern Massachusetts, assist Community Assistance Program, manage soil
survey update, ground penetrating radar specialist for the New England Region.
1993 to 2000
: Soil Survey Project Leader, Plymouth County Soil Survey.
United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation
Service, West Wareham, Massachusetts. Current series/grade: GS 470 series,
grade 11. Primary Duties: Manage soil survey update, ground penetrating radar
specialist for the New England Region.
1989 to 1993
: Soil Scientist/Ground Penetrating Radar specialist.
United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service,
Middleboro, Massachusetts. Primary Duties: soil mapper, ground-penetrating
radar specialist for the New England Region.
Turenne, J. 1997. Understanding Cranberry Soil Maps. P. 15-18. The
National Cranberries Magazine, April 1997.
Turenne, J. 1993. Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations on Cranberry
Beds in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. p. 213-220. Proceedings of the Second
Government Workshop on GPR : Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar: Technologies
and Applications. 26 to 28 October 1993. p. 336.
Doolittle, J., Davenport, J., Fletcher, P., Turenne, J. 1990. Morphometry
of cranberry bogs formed in kettles and outwash channels in southeast
Massachusetts. P. 83-92. IN: (Eds) j. m. Kimble. Proceedings Eight
International Soil Correlation Meeting (VII ISCOM) : Characterization,
Classification and Utilization of Wet Soils. Louisiana and Texas. 6 to 21
October 1990. p. 327.
Doolittle, J. A., Turenne, J., Fletcher, P. C., and Davenport, J. R. 1991.
Radar Survey of Cranberry Bogs in Southeast Massachusetts. Agronomy Abstract.
American Society of Agronomy. Madison, Wisconsin. P 310.
Papers Presented (not updated):
Using Ground Penetrating Radar to inventory and map Histosols. American
Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science
Society of America, 2001 Annual Meeting, October 21-25, 2001, Charlotte NC.
Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations on Cranberry Beds in Plymouth County,
Massachusetts. Second Government Workshop on GPR, Ohio State University,
Columbus, Ohio. October 26 to 28 1993.
ARCPACS: Certified Professional Soil Scientist.
Society of Soil Scientist of Southern New England; Professional Member.
Certified Title V System Inspector (October 1995).
Licensed Class IV R.I. Soil Evaluator.
Jim Turenne with a small tuna caught off Block Island, Rhode Island
"One should never be where one does not belong".. (Bob
James D. Turenne, Certified Professional Soil Scientist
B.S. Resource Development-Soil Science, University of Rhode Island (1987).
Presently State Soil Scientist,
USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service. Twenty one years professional soil
survey and ground penetrating radar experience. .