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Welcome to Elisabeth Kahlmeyer

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Lisi has recently joined the group as a research assistant.  The position is sponsored by Memorial University's RAII graduate program and through a leverage R&D grant to Duncan from the Research and Development Corporation.  Lisi's role within the group is as technical support, mainly to Duncan and postdocs.

Dr. Phillips

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Congratulations to Dr. Chris Phillips on the successful defence of his thesis in February (the article I wrote at the time seems to have gone awol.

Chris' examiners were Prof. Luis Buatois (Saskatchewan), Prof. Sam Bentley (Louisiana State University) and Dr. Joe MacQuaker (MUN).  Chris gave a good showing of his work, and completed all his corrections in time for May Convocation.  Chris has two papers in print and another in progress, arising from his thesis.  He is currently employed by the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador, mapping on Random Island in Trinity Bay. 

We also recently discovered that Chris has a lookalike in Henry Stewart Edgell 1927-2010  (have a look at

XI International Ichnofabric Workshop: 1 - 5th July 2011

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XI International Ichnofabric Workshop - 1 - 5th July 2011

Read more: XI International Ichnofabric Workshop: 1 - 5th July 2011Most of members of the MUN Ichnology Research Group is going to attend the XI International Ichnofabric Workshop:

"The 11th IIW will be held in the MUJA (Museo del Jurásico de Asturias; Jurassic Museum of Asturias), located in the village of Colunga (Asturias, N Spain), from 1 to 5th, July, 2011. Convenors will be Prof. Francisco J. Rodríguez-Tovar (University of Granada) and Dr. José Carlos García-Ramos (Scientific Director MUJA and University of Oviedo)."


For details on the Ichnofabric Workshop please visit the official website of XI International Ichnofabric Workshop.

Bioerosion session at GSA

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There is a first call for abstracts to participate at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, in Denver (Colorado) from October 31 to November 3, 2010.

Leif Tapanila and Nicola McLoughlin will be co-chairing Topical Session T77 "Common Approaches to Investigating Patterns and Processes of Bioerosion across Substrates." This session will address bioerosion in carbonates, silicate minerals, volcanic glass and biominerals.