175 record(s) found with the tag "fossils" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Pliocene landscape and paleoclimate change on Prince Patrick Island
Principal Investigator: Gosse, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research are to: 1) collect pieces of wood to measure tree rings and carbon and oxygen isotopes to determine past climate (mainly average summer temperature); 2) collect sand samples to date the layers which contain the wood and evidence of faulting, so the team can date they can be dated to show how old the wood and faults may be; 3) map the faults and tilting of the ...


The microfossil record of the Cambrian explosion
Principal Investigator: Smith, Martin R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to measure continuous sedimentary sections spanning Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition; to use geochemical approaches to precisely constrain the age and depositional conditions of the strata; and, to obtain Small Carbonaceous Fossils and Small Shelly Fossils from temporally-constrained strata in order to determine the rate of evolution through the Cambri...


A novel, exceptionally preserved, shark fauna from the Early Carboniferous of the NWT
Principal Investigator: Dearden, Richard P
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The research team will visit the site, as specialists in vertebrate palaeontology, in the hope of finding more of these well-preserved cartilaginous fishes. This will hopefully result in more fossil material, which will be collected and taken back to the institutions for study. The work would involve searching for more fossils: this mainly consists of hiking over the rocky exposures above the t...


Vertebrates of the Ancient Arctic Seas: Palaeontology of the Late Cretaceous Anderson River Formation, northern Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Vavrek, Matthew J
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The research team will be travelling to the Anderson River via helicopter, approximately 220 km due west of Inuvik. The team will be camping in a small fly camp while in the field. Two weeks will be spent in the field, searching the exposed rocks along the banks of the Anderson River for fossils of extinct marine vertebrates. All work will be done on foot. Any fossils that are found are important ...


Sedimentology and Ichnology of the Cambrian Mount Clark and Mount Cap Formations, Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Gingras, Murray K
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: For the Mount Clark Formation, the primary goals are: (1) to use sedimentological and trace-fossil data to determine the sedimentary environment so that the distribution of sand bodies might be better understood; (2) to conduct petrographic investigations to understand the distribution of diagenetic cements and porosity; (3) to establish if there is a relationship between bioturbation and porosity...


Liard Basin 2012 - Golata Formation Fossil
Principal Investigator: Fiess, Kathryn
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2013
Summary: To identify a vertebrate fossil of Carboniferous age recently found in the Golata Formation in the Liard Basin. The research group is studying outcrops of Devonian to Carboniferous age shale to establish the hydrocarbon resource potential for the NWT, BC, and Yukon regions of the Liard area. Scientific investigations include measuring rock outcrop sections and taking small (approximately 100 ...


Hay River vertebrate fossil recovery
Principal Investigator: Henderson, Donald M
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) excavation of the body fossil(s) and their careful packaging for removal and travel; and 2) make latex rubber peels of the fossilized trackways left on a fine-grained limestone. If the quality of the tracks merits it, the rock slabs hosting the tracks may be removed for safe-keeping and public display. The fossil will be collected using standar...


Late Cretaceous Palaeontology of northwestern Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Vavrek, Matthew J
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: This project is a continuation of the collaborative research program on ancient biodiversity in the Canadian Arctic. Recently, the group completed work supported by Polar Continental Shelf Project in the Brackett Basin in the westcentral Northwest Territories and the Bonnet Plume Basin in northeastern the Yukon Territory, during which the research team recovered both new vertebrate (dinosaur) foss...


Progressive behavioural innovation in Ediacaran and Cambrian burrowing animals from the Mackenzie Mountains (NWT, Canada)
Principal Investigator: Narbonne, Guy
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: The world’s earliest animals appeared in the Ediacaran Period about 580 million years ago, and soft worm-like animals capable of movement appeared suddenly worldwide 555 million years ago. The previous studies (Narbonne and Aitken, Palaeontology, 1990; MacNaughton and Narbonne, Palaios, 1999; Narbonne, The Rise of Animals, 2007) have shown that these fossils are especially well represented in the ...


Reconstructing Pliocene Environmental Change and Landscape Dynamics using the Beaufort Formation on Northwest Banks Island, NT
Principal Investigator: Gosse, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The primary objectives are to i) collect fossils (i.e. peat, bone, wood, and other sedimentary proxies) for paleoenvironmental reconstructions and, ii) document the age of the Beaufort Formation (Fm) at Ballast Brook, northwest Banks Island using a new approach based on the exposure of quartz sand grains to cosmic radiation: terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide (TCN) burial dating. The cosmogenic nuclid...


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