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Pliocene environmental change on Prince Patrick Island
Principal Investigator: Gosse, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: Our main goals of this research project are: 1.) to collect sediment samples that will be used to provide ages of the sediment in the Beaufort Formation on Prince Patrick Island; and, 2.) to collect samples of fossil material (wood, plants, bone) that can be analyzed to produce climate reconstructions for the Pliocene. The research team will travel to approximately 5-6 site locations. The t...


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...


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 ...


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...


The Search for Early Fossil Sharks in Lower Devonian rocks of the Mackenzie Mountains, NWT
Principal Investigator: Wilson, Mark V.H.
Licenced Year(s): 2013 1998 1996 1990
Summary: The 2 objectives of this research project are: 1) to recover some of the oldest-known body fossils of sharks and their relatives as well as other associated fossils. The anatomy of the fossil species will be described in detail and published in international journals. These fossils will allow identification of fragments of related species found at other sites worldwide, and will allow the researc...


Cambrian stratigraphy
Principal Investigator: Pratt, Brian R.
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2002 2000 1998
Summary: The principal investigator has been working off and on for many years on the stratigraphy and paleontology of Cambrian strata of the Mackenzie Mountains. This is a critical region of North America because the record of sedimentation on the flank of the continent as it was over half a billion years ago is particularly extensive with little interruption. At the section of interest the lower part of ...


Upper Cretaceous paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the gateway between the Boreal and Western Interior Seas: The Boundary Creek and Smoking Hills Formations, NWT
Principal Investigator: Schroder-Adams, Claudia J.
Licenced Year(s): 2012
Summary: The main objective of this research project is to improve the stratigraphic framework of the Cretaceous Western Interior Sea region and the understanding of the paleoenvironmental setting of a Cretaceous aged oceanographic gateway between the Boreal Sea and the Western Interior Sea that flooded large parts of North America. The proposed localities have the type section of the two targeted forma...


Environmental change at Duck Hawk Bluffs, SW Banks Island: from a forested to glaciated Arctic
Principal Investigator: England, John H
Licenced Year(s): 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Summary: The research team proposes to revisit Duck Hawk Bluffs (DHB), southwest Banks Island, the “type section” for the formerly reported subsurface record. DHB offers an exceptional exposure along the north shore of Thesiger Bay, measuring 8 km long and up to 60 m high. Previous work assumed that the bluffs were composed of an undeformed “layer-cake” stratigraphy recording discrete depositional events ...


Behavioral analysis of trace fossils at the Ediacaran-Cambrian boundary
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. 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 Mac...


Western Imperial Formation
Principal Investigator: Rose, Rachael
Licenced Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective of this study is to record the succession of rocks and collect some samples for further analysis. The researchers would take pictures of the rocks at the locations in order to support the interpretations made. From these observations, interpretations on the Devonian environment can be made. Rock succession and features within the rocks will be recorded in a notebook and the corres...


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