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

*Philicity Byers (Environmental Science) 
Identification of the fungal associates of the endangered plant Crocanthemum canadense (L.) Britt. in Nova Scotia
Supervisors: A Walker, R Evans, K Hillier

*Garrett Hooey (Geology)
Investigating the potential for economic mineralization in the Faribault Brook Formation, Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia
Supervisor: S Barr

*Hannah Machat (Environmental Science)
Influences of treatment to mimic florivory from the insect Mompha capella on populations of the plant Crocanthemum canadense (L.) Britt.
Supervisors:  R Evans, A Walker, K Hillier

*Megan MacIsaac (Environmental Science)
Effects of granite dust treatment on herbivory and volatile emissions of lilies (Lilium spp. L.)
Supervisors: K Hillier, N Faraone

*Anna Murphy (Environmental Science)
Identification and characterization of matrix metalloproteinases in the epidermal mucus of Atlantic sturgeon
(Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus)
Supervisor: M Stokesbury

*Crystal Smith (Geology)
Geochemical and mineralogical dispersal in till from the East Kemptville Sn-Zn-Cu-Ag deposit, southwest Nova Scotia
Supervisor: D Brushett, I Spooner

*Sarah Stewart (Environmental Science)
Running on empty: determining the presence of feeding behaviour in anadromous alewife in Jolicure Lake, New Brunswick
Supervisor: M Stokesbury

*Garrett Velkjar (Geology)
Cecil Lake, British Columbia: a paleolimnological analysis of natural and anthropogenic environmental change
Supervisor: I Spooner

*Dylan Wyles (Geology)
A paleolimnological assessment of sediment in Sitmu’k Lagoon to determine the influence of geogenic and anthropogenic activity on water quality change through time, Pictou Landing, Nova Scotia
Supervisor: I Spooner

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