Theses in Progress

Master of Science (Geology) Theses

Ironstone of north Wales, United Kingdom: biogeochemical cycling of Fe and P in the Ordovician
Sarah Dunn
Supervisor: P. Pufahl
Caleb Grant
Supervisor: S. Barr

Petrology, age, and tectonic implications of the Western Highlands Shear Zone, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Kyle Kucker
Supervisors: S. Barr, D. van Rooyen

Ironstone of the Neda Formation, Wisconsin, and paleoenvironmental evolution of the late Ordovician
Jackson Malone
Supervisor: P. Pufahl


Geochemistry of Gaspereau Lake watershed
Lauren Muzak Ruff
Supervisors: I. Spooner, M. Mallory


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

* asterisk indicates proposal is complete

Emily Ashley (Environmental Science)
Supervisors: tba

Laura Bonga (Environmental Science)
Mercury cycling in wetlands, southern New Brunswick
Supervisors: Michelle Grey (UNB), N O'Driscoll

Julia Crews (Environmental Science) 
Strontium as an indicator of marine biota moving into a freshwater system
Supervisors: M Mallory, I Spooner

Haley Geizer (Environmental Science)
Quantifying mercury and phosphorus  in herring gull guano in Big Meadow Bog on Brier Island, Nova Scotia
Supervisor: N. O'Driscoll

Riley Scanlan (Environmental Science)
Identifying old growth forests in the Annapolis Valley
Supervisors: Alain Belliveau, David Duke

Samantha Stegen (Environmental Science)
Abundance of large raspberry aphid and virus load in raspberry plants in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Supervisor: K Hillier

Michael Tamousauskas (Geology)
Drill-core correlations, Cape Breton Island
Supervisor: S Barr

Miguel Vaccaro (Geology)
Supervisor: S Barr

Theses supervised by Acadia faculty at other universities

Sedimentology and geochemistry of phosphorite from the Devonian Parnaíba Basin, Brazil (PhD thesis, Federal University of Salvador, Brazil)
Maisa Abram
Supervisor: P. Pufahl

Environmental significance of phosphorite and glaucony in the Neoproterozoic Bambui Group, Brazil (PhD thesis, Queen's University)
Leandro Silva
Supervisor: P. Pufahl