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Soft Rock Forum

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lecture "The Forum has been established on an informal basis since March 2005 The Softrock Forum is a monthly medium for the discussion of work in progress at Memorial relating to soft-rock geoscience in its broadest sense.


The Forum has now been adopted by the Department of Earth Sciences as a departmental seminar series.

The aim of the Forum is primarily to increase inter-disciplinary interaction between MUN faculty and students but is also open to local industry and government to come and see "research in progress" from what is a growing body of softrock-related workers at MUN.

We particularly encourage speakers (both faculty and student) to come with new or problematic datasets or new ideas and concepts. The environment is one of collegial helpfulness.

Ichnology @ MUN

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The ichnology research group is an international group of geoscientists with a wide breadth of experience.  The group is led by Dr. Duncan McIlroy who is Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geoscience in the Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Researchers within the group include a mixture of undergraduate (honours) students, M.Sc. student, Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows.  The group actively tackles a number of challenging ichnological and sedimentological issues, and is funded by a combination of funding from research councils (NSERC), as well as industry and consortium funding (PRAC, PEEP, RDC, IRIF, Slopes 2, Statoil and Husky Energy.

 

Our aim in creating this website is to promote the use of ichnology, trace fossils, and ichnofabrics to fellow professionals, and geologists in other disciplines.  Over time we will develop a hub for information and resources relating to trace fossils and their application to both pure academic and applied industry problems.

 

We are always ready to be challenged by an ichnologically-based research issue, applied or otherwise.  Try us.

About Ichnology.ca

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Ichnology.ca is website created by the ichnology group at Memorial University. We are an international group, including teachers, students and postdoctoral fellows.

Our aim is to create a website to promote the use of ichnology, trace fossils, and ichnofabrics to fellow professionals, and geologists in other disciplines.  We will provide a hub for information and resources relating to trace fossils and their application to pure academic and applied industry problems.

 

Our applied studies are grouped under the RIFF project (Reservoir Ichnology: Friendly ichnoFossils).  Industry funding, and strategic focussing are central to our aims.  Industry members can gain access to state-of-the-art knowledge and databases by subsccribing to the RIFF Joint Industry Funded Project (JIF)

We are interested in ichnological opportunities, collaborations and projects of all kinds.  Please do join us in our venture/adventure to develop the field of ichnology though knowledge sharing anc collaboration. If you would like to become a friend of ichnology and get involved through this website, then please contact us and/or register on our website in order to have possibillity to comment articles or download educational material.

MUN LogoOur physical home is in the department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's Newfoundland.  Our department has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Science departments in Canada. With 30 faculty members, 15 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the department is able to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Graduates of Memorial’s Earth Sciences department have gone on to careers in academia, government, and the private sector."

The RIFF - Ichnological Research Group

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The ichnology group in the department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University is one of the world's leading centers for ichnological research. The group is led by Dr. Duncan McIlroy who has over 18 years of ichnological experience, particularly in the ichnology of marine depositional systems, and its use in petroleum geology.


The research group goes under the acronym RIFF (Reservoir Ichnology: Friendly ichnoFossils)