Paleoenvironments of Mobile Bay and Weeks Bay, AL

We are analyzing sediment cores from Mobile Bay and Weeks Bay, AL, we are analyzing sediment samples for δ13C, δ15N, TOC, and C:N in order to understand trends in productivity, processed organics, and source. Isotopic are compared to records of elemental abundances, microfossil populations, and grain size distribution to reconstruct the paleoenvironment and look for evidence of flood, storm, and eutrophication events throughout the Mid- to Late-Holocene. Ultimately, we hope to better understand the impact of climate change and human activity on these environments.