Researcher Profile

Mary-Louise Byrne

Job Title: Associate Professor of Geography
Employer: Wilfrid Laurier University
Place of Birth: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: St. John's, Woodslee
High School attended: Belle River District Secondary School
Further Education: University of Windsor (B.Sc.), McMaster University (M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Great Lakes shorelines and dune systems, East coast shorelines and dunes.

Brief synopsis of current research:
My current research focuses on two aspects of coastal geomorphology. The first is an investigation of sediment transport variations in coastal sand dunes, specifically examining seasonal changes. The second is an examination of sediment budgets on coastlines, especially the relationship between coastal platforms and sediment accumulation.

Mailing address:
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5.

Recent Publications:

Byrne, M-L. and D. Lamothe, 1999: A Comparison of Shoreline Management Policy Applications in Essex County, Ontario. The Great Lakes Geographer 5, 1-14 .

Byrne, M-L. , 1997: Seasonal Sand Transport through a Trough Blowout at Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Earth Science. Vol. 34, 1460-1466.

Byrne, M-L. and S.B. McCann, 1995: The Dunescape of Sable Island. The Canadian Geographer Vol. 39, No. 4, 363-368.

McCann, S.B., and Byrne, M.-L., 1994: Dune morphology and the evolution of Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Physical Geography, Vol. 15, no.4, 342-357.

Byrne, M.-L. and McCann, S.B., 1993: The Internal Structure of Vegetated Coastal Sand Dunes, Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Sedimentary Geology 84, 199-218.