Beverly Johnson207-786-6062 | firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Professor and Chair of Geology Carnegie Science Hall, Room 214 Classes | Theses | Current Research _______________________________________________________
Bev’s primary research projects revolve around evaluating the role of anthropogenic influences on local, regional and global environments by reconstructing records of carbon cycling and environmental change through time. She and collaborators currently have NSF funding to measure the stable isotope composition of modern and ancient organic matter to study: (1) paleo-food web dynamics among humans and marine organisms in the Gulf of Maine, through the last 5,000 years; (2) the impact of marine derived nutrients on the nitrogen cycle in coastal lakes; and (3) climate change and geoarchaeology in the Shetland Islands. Bev is a member of the international scientific working group on coastal blue carbon, and studies the potential of carbon storage and sequestration in salt marshes, seagrass beds, (and mangroves ) as a means for mitigating climate change. In all cases, thesis students are regularly integrated into Bev Johnson’s research.