Julie Bryce

Julie Bryce is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), where she has worked since 2003. She studies how elements and isotopes cycle through the Earth system. Dr. Bryce teaches Earth science Discovery courses, upper-level geochemistry and volcanology courses, and, to early-career graduate students, proposal development. In addition to working with other Earth scientists within the field on such topics as how molten rock assembles beneath volcanoes prior to eruptions, she and her group work collaboratively with professionals and scholars in other disciplines, including studies in archaeology (as for the Belize project), microbiology, and ecology. Rebecca Philibert’s research project stems from a longtime collaboration between Dr. Bryce’s geochemistry group and UNH Professor Eleanor Harrison-Buck in her archaeological studies of ancient Maya civilization. Dr. Bryce relates that Rebecca’s hard work during her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship paid off with “some amazing results.” She has mentored many undergraduate researchers, and Rebecca is the first mentee to publish in Inquiry. Of writing for publication, Dr. Bryce said, “The age of alternative facts has made it increasingly apparent that we as physical, life, or social scientists must be able to communicate our findings to the public in a comprehensible way.”