Bridget Thrasher

Earth & Environmental Sciences Librarian

I support the research needs of School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (SE3) through materials collection and research support for the school's departments and their related labs and research groups. As the Earth & Environmental Sciences Librarian, I work with faculty and students to provide instructional support for SE3 undergraduate and graduate courses and to assist research through  consultations on various topics at the Branner Earth Sciences Library. In addition, I purchase books, journals, online databases and other resources by request for students and faculty.


  • MLIS, Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
  • PhD, Earth Science, University of California Santa Cruz
  • BS, Engineering & Applied Science, California Institute of Technology

Professional activities 

Special Libraries Association, Silicon Valley Chapter Past-President

Geoscience Information Society, Treasurer

American Geophysical Union, Member

Selected Publications 

Thrasher, B., Xiong, J., Wang, W., Melton, F., Michaelis, A., & Nemani, R. (2013). Downscaled climate projections suitable for resource managementEos, Transactions American Geophysical Union94(37), 321-323.

Thrasher, B., Maurer, E. P., McKellar, C., & Duffy, P. B. (2012). Technical Note: Bias correcting climate model simulated daily temperature extremes with quantile mappingHydrology and Earth System Sciences16(9), 3309-3314.

Thrasher, B. L., & Sloan, L. C. (2010). Land cover influences on the regional climate of western North America during the early EoceneGlobal and Planetary Change72(1), 25-31.

Thrasher, B. L., & Sloan, L. C. (2009). Carbon dioxide and the early Eocene climate of western North AmericaGeology37(9), 807-810.