Theses in Progress

Master of Science (Geology) Theses


Lithostratigraphy of the Hanson Lake Block in the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt, Saskatchewan
Steven Kramar
Supervisor: C. Stanley

Factors controlling intrusion-related mineralization in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
– Ganderia vs Avalonia
Alicia Moning
Supervisor: S. Barr


Petrology, age, and regional implications of the Margaree pluton, Cape Breton Highlands, NS
Gabriel Sombini dos Santos
Supervisors: S. Barr, D. van Rooyen (CBU)


Petrology, protolith, age, tectonic setting, and economic potential of meta-mafic rocks in the northwestern Aspy terrane, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jonathan Shute
Supervisor: S. Barr


Iron formations in Spain
Alex Squires
Supervisor: P. Pufahl


Sedimentology and oceanography of Early Ordovician ironstone, Bell Island, Newfoundland, and the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event
Stephanie Todd
Supervisor: P. Pufahl


Bachelor of Science (Honours) Theses
(Environmental Science, Environmental Geoscience and Geology)

* asterisk indicates proposal is complete

*Taylor Chew (Geology)
Geological setting of Au-Cu-Ni-Pb occurrences in the Second Gold Brook area, southwestern Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia
Supervisors: S. Barr, C White

*Max Chipman (Geology)
Fish coprolites and Carboniferous aquatic ecosystems of the Joggins Formation
Supervisors: P. Pufahl, M. Grey

*Sarah Dunn (Geology)
Ironstone of the Ferrona Formation, Nova Scotia, and the biogeochemical cycling of Fe and P
Supervisor: P. Pufahl

*Sarah Fancy (Environmental Science)
Developing an Ex Situ Tissue Culture Restoration Strategy and Examining Mycorrhizal Associations of Geum peckii (Eastern Mountain Avens) 
Supervisors: I Spooner, J.C. Lopez, R. Browne

*Erica Gillis (Environmental Science)
Comparative genetic analysis of Crocanthemum canadense (L) Michx, plants of known pedigree (chasmogamous- or cleistogamous-derived seeds) using amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs)
Supervisor: R. Evans

Dillon Langelaan (Geology)
Understanding interactions between partial digestion reagents and soil mineral matrices in exploration geochemistry
Supervisors: C. Stanley, J. Murimboh

*Katie McCulloch (Geology)
Petrology of the Jeffers Brook pluton, Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia
Supervisor: S. Barr

*Simon Poirier (Geology)
Geological setting and petrology of Cu-Au-Pb-Zn occurrences in the Rocky Brook area, western Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Supervisor: S. Barr

*Bryanna Sherbo (Environmental Science)
Seals in western Hudson Bay: assessing proportions in natural and human harverst using genetic methods.
Supervisors: D. Stewart, S. Petersen (U Manitoba)