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The Softrock Forum is a departmental seminar series for the discussion of work in progress at Memorial relating to soft-rock geoscience in its broadest sense.

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The other half of the story – new high diversity Ediacaran populations from Charnwood Forest (UK)

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SoftRock Forum: Dr Phil Wilby of the British Geological Survey, Monday, August 23rd 2010, 4pm, MUN ER-3005B.

Dr Wilby is a Senior Scientific Officer at the British Geological Survey (since 1996), where he is Regional Geologist for the East Midlands Region (incl. Charnwood) and manages their Jurassic research projects; He is also a member of the Lower Palaeozoic mapping team in Wales. Prior to working in BGS he did a post-doc at Bristol Uni (with Derek Briggs) looking at mechanisms of exceptional fossil preservation, and before that a PhD at the Open University investigating the phosphatization of soft tissues in the Santana Fm (Brazil) and elsewhere. As well as his Ediacaran research, he is currently also investigating mechanisms of soft-tissue pyritization.

Dr Phil Wilby is visiting Newfoundland to study the Ediacaran fossils of the province, and will give a presentation at MUN on the latest finds from the famous Charnwood localities in England:

The other half of the story – new high diversity Ediacaran populations from Charnwood Forest (UK)