Raquel Bryant

Raquel Bryant

Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellow

Geosciences Future Faculty Fellow



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I use foraminifera to understand how marine life and the ocean change in response to abrupt environmental events throughout Earth’s history. I am most curious about Cretaceous hyperthermal intervals, integrating geochemical and paleobiological data sets, and using foraminifera to test ecological hypotheses and theories.

Selected Publications

Keisling, B., R. Bryant, N. Golden, L. Stevens, and E. Alexander (2020), Does our vision of diversity reduce harm and promote justice?, GSA Today, https://doi.org/10.1130/GSATG429GW.1. Published on 01 Sept 2020.

Keisling, B., R. Bryant, N. Fernandez, M. G. Arredondo, and N. Golden (2020), What’s in a seminar?, Eos, 101, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EO142460. Published on 09 April 2020.

Lowery, C.M., Leckie, R.M., Bryant, R., Elderbak, K., Parker, A., Polyak D.E., Schmidt, M., Snoeyenbos-West, O., Sterzinar, E. (2018). “The Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway as a model for oxygenation change in epicontinental restricted basins”. Earth-Science Reviews 177, 545-564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.12.001.



2020 – PhD Geosciences – University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2015 – BA Geology/Biology – Brown University


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, $138,000 (awarded 2017)

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Christina Belanger

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