B.Sc.(Hons), University of Saskatchewan
M.Sc., University of Saskatchewan
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.
Her M.Sc. research focused on ichnofabric analysis and environmental controls on trace fossil preservation within modern Arctic fjord environments as compared to Paleozoic and Cenozoic examples. The results of the study highlighted the need for revision of the current fjord trace fossil model to accommodate the diversity of Arctic fjord environments. Her Ph.D. project will integrate both ichnological and sedimentological analysis with petrophysical datasets to better understand the petroliferous sandstones of the Hibernia Formation, Offshore Newfoundland. The research will include both paleoenvironmental reconstruction as well as the effects of bioturbation on porosity, permeability and reservoir quality.
Publications and posters:
Schatz, E.R., Mangano, M.G., Aitken, A., Buatois, L.A. 2013. Response of Benthos to Stress Factors in Holocene Arctic Fjord Settings: Maktak, Coronation and North Pangnirtung Fjords, Baffin Island, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 386:652-668.
Schatz, E.R., Mangano, M.G., Aitken, A., Buatois, L.A. 2012. Response of Benthos to Stress Factors in Holocene Arctic Fjord Settings: Maktak, Coronation and North Pangnirtung Fjords, Baffin Island, Canada. Poster. Ichnia 2012, St. John's, Newfoundland.
Schatz, E.R., Aitken, A., and Mangano, M.G. 2011. Ichnology of Glaciomarine Sediments: Maktak, Coronation and North Pangnirtung Fjords, Baffin Island, Canada. Proceedings # 2338 and Poster. GeoHydro2011 conference. Joint Meeting of the Canadian Quaternary Association and the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. August 28-31, 2011. Quebec City, Quebec.
Schatz, E.R., Mangano, M.G., Buatois, L.A., and Limarino, C.O. 2011. Life in the Late Paleozoic ice age: trace fossils from glacially influenced deposits in a Late Carboniferous fjord of Western Argentina. Journal of Paleontology, 85:502-518.