Burton, Heather

Assistant Professor
Department Marine Science, Safety, and Environmental Protection (MSSEP)
Office Location Kurz Hall 219
Email Address hburton@maritime.edu
Phone Number (508) 830-5000 x2080

Education:
B.A., Hamilton College; Ph.D., Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Background:
Dr. Burton (formerly Schrum) received her B.A. in Geology from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. Her research interests include the biogeochemistry of marine sediments, particularly the carbon and nitrogen cycles. Dr. Burton has participated on research expeditions to the Southern, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans, the Bering Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Burton joined the MSEP faculty in 2012 and teaches courses in Earth Science, Coastal Ecology, and Marine Biology. Dr. Burton also teaches MSEP Experiential Learning, a winter field course in St. John, USVI.