Bruce Hayden

Professor Emeritus

The shorezone of sedimentary coasts, in climatological time, is fluid-like in its attributes and driven by atmospheric and oceanic motions. Coastal climatology, one of my areas of specialization, focuses on spatial and temporal variations of these three fluids, their interactions and effects on coastal ecosystems. Recent focus has included the Virginia Coast Reserve LTER research site with special attention to the long term changes in climate and vegetation at that site and on the modeling of the dynamics of the barrier island landscape. I am interested in the historical climatology of weather systems and on the connections between the structure of Earth’s climates and the related biogeography of terrestrial and marine biomes.