Interests: Bryan's interests lie in the study of late Quaternary climate, paleovegetation and lake level changes. His major focus has been to use lake level changes to identify periods of dry climate for the northeast of North America. For this project, he has cored several lakes in New England in order to find sedimentary evidence of water level change and vegetation responses to the changes in available moisture. Bryan has also worked with fellow doctorate Jack Williams to map vegetation changes across North America at 1000 year intervals since the last glacial period. He has also focused the effort to specifically map vegetation changes for the Younger Dryas period (ca. 13,000 to 11,000 years ago) and related this information to climate changes for this period.
Bryan has moved on to the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon as an NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow.
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