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Global and regional environmental signals of the Mississippian/Pennsylvanian strata in the Liard Basin Northwest Canada
Principal Investigator: Fedorowski, Jerzy A.
Licenced Year(s): 2018
Summary: The principal aim of this project is to examine the settlement, development and decline of the fossil corals as a response to environmental conditions in the Liard region during Mississippian to early Pennsylvanian times (358.9 to 314.6 million years ago). The study will be conducted against the background of the world-wide expansion of corals in the Viséan age (346.7 - 330.9 million years ago) an...


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 ...


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 ...


Stratigraphy of the Misty Creek Embayment
Principal Investigator: Turner, Elizabeth C
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012
Summary: This is a Masters of Science research project aimed at understanding the geological evolution of a deep-marine environment that existed in the northern Mackenzie Mountains between 500 and 450 million years ago. This project team will establish small 2-3 person camps on or near a mountainside which is already known, based on previous work, that the rocks they are interested in will be exposed. E...


Investigating the Influence of Archean Seawater Composition on the Evolution and Diversity of Microbial Metallo-Enzyme Evolution Through the Chemistry of Archean Banded Iron Formation
Principal Investigator: Mloszewski, Aleksandra M
Licenced Year(s): 2011 2010
Summary: The recent discovery of new occurrences of Neoarchan (2.8 Ga to 2.6 Ga) banded iron formations (BIF) in the Northwest Western Territories have opened an exceptional opportunity to study ocean chemistry. In this regard, the research group has been engaged by the Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO) to undertake field and laboratory studies of Archean and Proterozoic Banded Iron Formation ...


Late Proterozoic stratigraphy of northwestern Canada and its record of Earth system evolution
Principal Investigator: Halverson, Galen P
Licenced Year(s): 2014 2011
Summary: The objectives of this study are: 1. to improve the geological, tectonic, and geochemical constraints on the emplacement of ca. 780 Ma Little Dal Basalt and associated sill and dikes and the deposition of the overlying Coats Lake Group; and 2. to improve correlation between the Little Dal Group and similar-aged strata in the Yukon Territory in order to under the origin and geometry of this sedim...


Cambrian biostratigraphy in the Mackenzie Mountains, NWT
Principal Investigator: Butterfield, Nicholas J
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The primary objective of this study is to document the sequence of trilobite occurrences in the Mount Cap Formation, and to apply this to the developing international scheme for correlating Cambrian rocks. The importance of the Mount Cap fossils lies in the identification of a key trilobite species that has not previously been reported from North America. The research plan is to collect fossils ...


Paleomagnetism of East Arm of Great Slave Lake
Principal Investigator: Mitchell, Ross E.
Licenced Year(s): 2010
Summary: The goals of this research project are to: 1) Re-sample previously sampled strata that have yielded evidence for geographic shifts. 2) Sample previously unsampled strata in between previously sampled units in order to capture more continuous record of Slave province's geographic whereabouts. 3) Sample several parallel (or repeat) stratigraphic sections in order to demonstrate that we can ...


Stratigraphic and paleontological reconnaissance of Devonian geology, Hay River area, NWT
Principal Investigator: Schneider, Christie L
Licenced Year(s): 2009
Summary: This year, the research purpose is to investigate potential geological localities for work next year, so direct involvement with local communities and guides will be minimal. The researcher intends to identify and talk with people who have outfitting and guide businesses, and those who have knowledge of potential research areas for next summer’s research. The objectives of the proposed researc...


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