Current Graduate Students
Marissa Davies M.Sc.: Foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental history of the upper Cretaceous Kanguk Formation, Nunavut, Canada.
Alex Quesnel M.Sc.: Lower Cretaceous strata of Eagle Plain, Yukon: Paleoenvironments, subsurface biostratigraphy and regional correlations.
Gregory Froude M.Sc.: Late Cretaceous dinoflagellate assemblages and paleoproductivity signals of the Kanguk Formation, Canadian High Arctic.
Michael Thomson M.Sc.: Stratigraphic correlations and paleocommunities of the upper Cretaceous Foremost Formation, Alberta.
Past Graduate Thesis Topics
2015: Evolution and diversity of ornithomimid dinosaurs in the Upper Cretaceous Belly River Group of Alberta. (Collaboration with Michael Ryan, Museum of Natural History, Cleveland)
2014: Sedimentary and ecosystem response to Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian - Turonian) paleoenvironmental events along the eastern margin of the Western Interior Sea, Canada. (Collaboration with Steve Cumbaa, Canadian Museum of Nature)
2014: A re-evaluation of the Chasmosaurine ceratopsid Chasmosaurus (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Dinosaur Park Formation of Western Canada. (Collaboration with Michael Ryan, Museum of Natural History, Cleveland)
2013: Upper Cretaceous dinocysts assemblages from Ellef Ringnes Island, Nunavut: paleoecological changes within the Boreal Sea.
2013: Upper Cretaceous radiolarian assemblages and paleoenvironments of the Sverdrup Basin, Ellef Ringnes Island, Nunavut, Canada.
2012: Comparative description of a female Enaliarctos emlongi (Carnivora, Pinnipedimorpha) from the mid-Miocene of Oregon and the evolution of sexual dimorphism within Pinnipedia. (Collaboration with Natalia Rybczynski, Canadian Museum of Nature)
2012: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Pliocene aged Beaver Pond Site (Ellesmere Island, NU). (Collaboration with Natalia Rybczynski, Canadian Museum of Nature)
2010: Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Hesperornithiformes from the Pasquia Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada. (Collaboration with Steve Cumbaa, Canadian Museum of Nature)
2010: Skeletal morphology and evidence for swimming in an early pinniped. (Collaboration with Natalia Rybczynski, Canadian Museum of Nature)
2009: Albian to Turonian sedimentation and microfossil assemblages in the northern Western Interior Sea: Peel Plateau region (Northwest Territories, Canada.
2008: A Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) marine vertebrate-rich bioclastic horizon from the northeastern margin of the Western Interior Sea, Canada. (Collaboration with Steve Cumbaa, Canadian Museum of Nature)
2007: Albian to Cenomanian Foraminifera in Northeastern British Columbia and Western Alberta: paleoecology and integration of biostratigraphy with allostratigraphy.
2006: A redescription of the Holotype of Brachylophosaurus canadensis (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae). With a discussion of chewing in Hadrosaurs. (Collaboration with Rob Holmes, Canadian Museum of Nature)
2004: Paleoenvironment and regional correlations of Albian-Cenomanian strata in the frontier Liard Basin of Northwestern Canada.
2004: The Colorado Group in the Cold Lake heavy oil area, east-central Alberta: biostratigraphy, paleoenvironments and regional correlations.
2004: Foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoenvironments fo the Cretaceous Colorado Group in southeastern and east central Alberta, Canada.
2003: Regional subsurface correlations of Albian sequences north of the Peace River in northeastern British Columbia: Northward extent of Falher and Notikewin sands along the eastern flank of the foredeep.
2002: Lithostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Upper Colorado Group in Southern Alberta and Southwestern Saskatchewan: Definition of the Carlile and Niobrara formations (Late Turonian to Santonian time). (Collaboration with Dale Leckie, Nexen)
2001: Jurassic Foraminifera from the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia: biostratigraphy, paleoenvironments and paleogeographic implications.
2000: A multidisciplinary subsurface study of the Albian Bow Island and Westgate formations in southwestern Alberta, Canada.
1998: Holocene environment history of thermokarst lakes on Richards Island: hecamoebians as paleolimnological indicators.
1997: Holocene environmental history of Lake Winnipeg: thecamoebians and lead isotopic signature.
1997: An evaluation of trace metal sources in a series of remote lakes in Southeastern Ontario; geochemical and paleontological evidence.
1997: Early Cretaceous (Albian) Foraminifera in Northwestern and Central Alberta, Canada: Biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental changes.
1994: Benthic foraminiferal distribution at Middle Valley, Juan de Fuca Ridge: a Northeast Pacific hydrothermal venting site.