My research interests lie primarily with Cretaceous and Paleogene invertebrates of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Basins. More specifically, I am focused on the evolution and ecology of larger benthic foraminifera and their use in biocorrelation and facies analysis; the refinement of biozones using both larger foraminifera and macrofaunal; the search for patterns in biosedimentologic controls in the construction of the Florida Platform through time; and especially Paleocene reef paleoecology and the post-Cretaceous recovery of reef ecosystems.
Current Research Projects
2022-2023 Geological Consultant, Florida Geological Survey, Depart. of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee. East Gulf Coastal Plain Stratigraphic Reconciliation Initiative. In cooperation with the Geological Survey of Alabama, and Mississippi Office of Geology, and U.S. Geological Survey. Project to resolve stratigraphic correlation and nomenclatorial issues across state boundaries.
2022 Geomorphologic Investigation of 8OK386 (Gin Hole Landing). Geo-archeology consultant and contributor to Phase III Data Recovery Investigation, Prentice Thomas & Associates for Argonne National Laboratories.
2020-2022 Upchurch, SB, et al., Provenance Determinations of Coastal Plain Cherts: The Enhancement of the Quarry Cluster Method. In prep/press. Bryan contributions: (a) Expansion of the Quarry Cluster Method into the Dougherty Karst Plain of Alabama and Georgia, (b) Geological Provenance of Oligo-Miocene Silicified Corals in Florida and Southern Georgia.