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Dr. Duncan McIlroy

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Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Position: Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geoscience

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Professional affiliations: International Association of Sedimentologists; Palaeontological Association; the Ichnological Association; The Geological Society of London
 
Email: dmcilroy(at)mun(dot)ca

Dr. Suzanne Dufour

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Dr. Suzanne Dufour

Position: Assistant Professor in Biology


Suzanne Dufour is a new faculty member in the Biology Department at Memorial University. 

She received her PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, where she studied symbioses between marine bivalves and sulphur-oxidizing bacteria. 

Steve Stukins

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Steve Stukins

Supervisors: Dr. Dave Jolly and Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Floral patterns in Mesozoic Deltaic Parasequences from the Lajas Formation , Neuquen Basin, Argentina.

Steve is a Ph.D. student working in the Department of Earth Sciences, Aberdeen University sponsored by Statoil UK and co-supervised by Dave Jolley and Duncan McIlroy. Steve has largely been working with our group in the field, but is here at MUN for a study visit while he finishes up writing his thesis.

Alex Liu

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Dr. Alex Liu

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Homepage: http://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~alexl/profile.html  

Area of Study: Palaeobiology

Alex was a Ph.D. student at the University of Oxford.  His research aims to uncover some of the fundamental seafloor processes associated with the evolution of complex animal life. 

Christopher Phillips

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Dr. Christopher Phillips

B.A., M.Esc. University of Oxford


Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Contributions to the ichnology of deep marine turbiditic successions


Chris's work addresses the ichnology of the Gres D'Annot Formation of the French Alps, includes ichnofabric analysis of deep marine sediments from the Nova Scotian slope. In addition, Chris studied ichnofabric production by the thalassinid shrimp Neotrypea californiensis as an analogue to the producers of deep marine Ophiomorpha in the Gres D'Annot Formation- the Ophiomorpha rudis ichnosubfacies.

Dario Harazim

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Dario Harazim
Dipl.-Geol., Goethe University Frankfurt/M, Germany

Supervisors: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Ph.D. Thesis Title: The role of physical and biogenic sea-bed reworking as a prime modifier of late diagenetic processes in shallow-marine mudstones. I am interested to develop an understanding on how non-steady diagenesis controls organic matter quality in ancient type examples of mud-dominated, high-energy systems such as muddy coastlines, deltas, and fine-grained turbidites in the UK (Yorkshire Coast), Canada (eastern Newfoundland) and Mexico (Baja California).

Jack Matthews

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Jack Matthews
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Jack is a geology Ph.D student at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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Mary Leaman

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Mary Leaman
B.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

M.Sc. Thesis Title: 3D Morphology of Diplocraterion and Ophiomorpha and Their Impact on Reservoir Properties

Mary is a geology Master’s student who started researching in September 2010. Her research is focused on 3D morphological reconstructions of Ophiomorpha and Diplocraterion to enhance characterisation and understanding of these very common trace fossils in siliciclastic hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Małgorzata Bednarz

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Dr. Małgorzata Bednarz
M.Sc., Jagiellonian University, Poland
E-mail: m.bednarz @ mun.ca

Ph.D. thesis title: 3D ichnofabrics in shale gas reservoirs.
Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

 

 

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Małgorzata was a geology Ph.D student at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Her Ph.D. research is focused on 3-dimensional ichnofabric analysis as a tool for assessing the role of bioturbation on the porosity, permeability and fracture-susceptibility in shale gas reservoirs.

 

Michael Garton

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Dr. Michael Garton

Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Ichnology of the Eriboll Sandstone, NW Scotland.

Michael is a highly experienced geologist with a passion for the ichnology and stratigraphy of the Eriboll Sandstone (Pipe Rock) of the NW highlands of Scotland.

Nicola Tonkin

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Dr. Nicola Tonkin
B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Aukland

Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Lateral variability of ichnofabric in shallow marine successions: constraining the limitations of the ichnofabric method.

Nikki Tonkin is a specialist in shallow marine ichnology. Nikki has been working on ichnofabric analysis and reservoir quality in shallow marine sandstones, with particular reference to the influence of ecological patchiness. Nikki's studies have taken her to field sites in Argentina, Utah, and New Zealand. Her current focus is on the taphonomy of the crustacean burrow Thalassinoides burrows in shallow marine sandstones.

Peter Hülse

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Peter Hülse
M.Sc.,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
 

Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Peter is a geology Ph.D student at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Ph.D. thesis title: Sedimentary records of climatically controlled river and sediment discharge in Hudson Bay and Labrador since 10,000 YR BP


Dr. Liam Herringshaw

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Dr. Liam Herringshaw  Ph.D. (Birmingham)

I arrived in Newfoundland in January 2009 to begin a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr Duncan McIlroy, funded by NSERC and PRAC. The project investigates the interactions between bioturbating organisms and sediments, and the effects of bioturbation on petroleum reservoirs.

Dr. Rich Callow

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Richard Callow M.Esc (Oxford), D.Phil (Oxford)

I arrived to work as a postdoc in the MUN Ichnology group in October 2009, after completing my graduate studies at the University of Oxford in the summer of 2009. I am working here on the ichnology of slope turbidite sequences as part of the Slopes 2 Consortium, a multi institution, industry-funded research team which is based at the University of Aberdeen and led by Prof. Ben Kneller

Prof. Dr. Alfred Uchman

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Prof. Dr. Alfred Uchman
Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Position: Professor

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http://www.ing.uj.edu.pl/uchman

Organizer and administrator of
The Second International Congress on Ichnology Ichnia 2008

Alfred is currently very kindly hosting Malgorzata Bednarz at the Jagiellonian University while she completes her Ph.D. studies in Poland.

Jillian Evans

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Jillian Evans
B.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Jillian completed her B.Sc. (Hons) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her undergraduate thesis involved the three dimensional morphological characterization of the trace fossil Phoebichnus trochoides.

Katie Power

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Katie Power
B.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

M.Sc. Title: A Three Dimensional Reconstruction of Zoophycos and its Biogeochemical Implications. For her undergraduate honours thesis Katie worked on a structural interpretation of the Latakia Ridge system in the east Mediterranean under the supervision of Dr. Tom Calon.

Robyn Reynolds

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Robyn Reynolds
B.Sc.(Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Robyn completed her BSc (Hons) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She completed her undergraduate thesis in marine organic geochemistry under the supervision of Dr. Ali E. Aksu. Her research was focused on characterizing the geochemical makeup of a sediment core from the SW Black Sea shelf using detailed analyses of TOC, TS, δ13C and δ34S, and using various multi-proxy core and seismic data to investigate the latest Pleistocene to Holocene evolution of the paleoceanographic communication between the Black Sea and the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Samantha Green

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Samantha Green
B.Sc. (Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Supervisor: Dr. Suzanne Dufour and Dr. Duncan McIlroy (co-supervisor)

 

Samantha completed her B.Sc. (Hons) at Memorial University. Her undergraduate thesis investigated for potential presence of chemoautotrophic symbionts in four species of marine bivalves inhabiting sediments high in reduced compounds, in particular sulphides.

Tiffany Miller

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Tiffany Miller
B.Sc., University of Alberta
M.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

 

Tiffany Miller completed her undergraduate degree with a specialization in geology at the University of Alberta in 2011, and she is currently a pursuing an M.Sc. at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The primary focus of Tiffany’s M.Sc. work is understanding the physical and biological seafloor processes controlling organic carbon in the Early Ordovician mud-rich wave dominated delta of the Redmans Formation, Bell Island Group, Newfoundland.

Christopher Boyd

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Chris Boyd
B.Sc.(Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

 

Chris graduated with his B.Sc. (Hons) from Memorial University of Newfoundland in April 2011. He did his honours research in three-dimensional morphological modeling of Ophiomorpha irregulaire burrows under the supervision of Dr. Duncan McIlroy. He started his graduate program in September of 2011. Chris has undergone two field sessions at various outcrops throughout north England.

Elizabeth Schatz

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Elizabeth Schatz
B.Sc.(Hons), University of Saskatchewan
M.Sc., University of Saskatchewan
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

 

Elizabeth completed her B.Sc. (Hons) at the University of Saskatchewan. Her undergraduate thesis involved the study of a new Cruziana ichnospecies from diamictite deposits in a Late Paleozoic fjord environment of Western Argentina. Elizabeth continued her study of fjords into a M.Sc. where she focused on comparing the ichnology of the recent seafloor with Holocene core samples from three modern Baffin Island fjords.

Timothy Culwick

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Timothy Culwick


M.Earth Sc., Oxford Univeristy, UK
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

Timothy is a geology Ph.D student and Memorial University of Newfoundland. His Ph.D is exploring the potential of the biological chert of the Cow Head Formation in Western Newfoundland. Looking in detail at the exceptional biological preservation and the environmental conditions for required for this. His Masters thesis look at Lake Environments and their Potential for Life and Preservation in the Torridon of Scotland.

Daniel Niquet

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Daniel Niquet
B.Sc.(Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundl
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Supervisor: Dr. Duncan McIlroy

 

Colin Brisco

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Colin Brisco (former)

In the fall of 2012, Colin will be entering the 3rd year of his Bsc. Earth Sciences in the geophysics stream. Colin will be assisting with digital three-dimensional imaging of trace fossils, and collection of Trichophycus isp from Bell Island (Ordovician Bell Island and Wabana Groups).

Awards

2011-2012 Oil and Gas Week Scholarship

2011-2012 Williams Science Scholarship

Edgars Rudzitis

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Edgars Rudzitis
Dipl.-Geol., Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany

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Thesis Title: Alteration Process in Gravity Cores from the Logatchev Hydrothermal field at 14°45’N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Supervisors: Dr. Sven Petersen and Dr. Klas Lackschewitz

Elisabeth Kahlmeyer

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Elisabeth Kahlmeyer (former)
B.Sc., Memorial University of Newfoundland

Supervisor: Samuel Bentley


M.Sc. Thesis Title:
Dispersal of fluvial sediment in two sub-arctic fjords on the Labrador Coast: Nachvak Fjord and Saglek Fjord, Canada

Supervisor: Samuel Bentley