Carbon cycling; Organic geochemistry; Geomorphology of barrier islands and backbarrier salt marshes; Impacts of sea level rise on coastal geomorphology
About Mary Bryan
Mary Bryan Barksdale (BA, Bowdoin College; MAT, University of Mississippi) holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth and Oceanographic Science and Gender and Women’s Studies as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching. Mary Bryan’s interest in the formation and evolution of coastal systems is rooted in her fascination with change occurring at the microscopic and molecular level. After thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and teaching high school science for three years in a critical-needs school in her home state of Mississippi, Mary Bryan is focusing her love of environmental chemistry on carbon storage and loss in migrating barrier island systems.