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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.

  Michael is a part time student who has returned to study after many years working as a geological survey field mapper, and latterly as a high school teacher in the UK. Michael successfully defended his thesis but remains involved in a number of the group's UK-based initiatives and will hopefully continue to do so for many years.


GARTON, M. & MCILROY, D. Description and classification of the vertical trace fossil Skolithos. Palaeontology (in review).

MCILROY, D. & GARTON, M. 2010. Realistic interpretation of ichnofabrics and paleoecology of the pipe-rock biotope. Lethaia, 43, 420-426.

GARTON, M. & MCILROY, D. 2006. A new method for the study of ichnofabric in cryptic highly lithified facies. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 76, 1-5.

MCILROY, D. & GARTON, M. 2004. A worm’s eye view of the Early Palaeozoic sea floor. Geology Today, 20, 224-230.