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Noreen Buster

Noreen Buster is Geologist at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

At the beginning of her career at the USGS, Noreen worked on subsidence related to fluid withdrawal in coastal Louisiana, then spent several years using a scanning electron microscope and trace element chemical data to study coral skeletal features including relationships with magnesium, brucite, and endolithic algae. From 2007 to present her focus has been on integrating bathymetric/topographic elevation time-series data and geophysical subsurface chirp data along with sediment from vibracores to study recent and historical geomorphological changes of nearshore coastal environments along barrier islands.