Dr. Gordon Winder

Geologic Time

Gordon Winder

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Cornell University
Office: BGS 1000E
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext.82253
Fax: 519-661-3198
Email: cwinder@uwo.ca

Research Interests

STRATIGRAPHY - the study of rock masses - geometry, spatial distribution, lithology, paleontology, vertical and lateral variation, and relationship to adjacent rock masses, from which their correlation, age, conditions of formation, and geologic history can be determined. [Definition published in Background Papers on the Earth Sciences in Canada, GSC Paper 69-56, 1971]; lexography.

MICROPALEONTOLOGY - Conodonts; stratigraphy, taxonomy, and systematics, in Ordovician and Devonian rocks in southern Ontario; identifying an assemblage by correlation coefficient.

CARBONATES - Petrology of Ordovician limestones; relating the conodont distribution to the stratigraphy.

COAL - Stratigraphy and structure of the Cretaceous Grand Cache coal field, northwestern Alberta; petrography of Cretaceous lignites, northern Ontario.

URBAN GEOLOGY - Pleistocene geology of London, Canada; till layers, gravel, sand, and silt deposits, as associated with glaciers advancing and melting back, alternately from the northwest and southeast; geomorphology as subsequently developed by the meandering Thames River, leaving eroded terraces, abandon channels, and remnant hills. [Co-author with Aleksis Dreimanis]

SIR WILLIAM EDMOND LOGAN (1798-1875) - founding director (1842-1869) of the Geological Survey of Canada; identified as Canada's #1 scientist in a historic sense; Mount Logan is Canada's highest mountian - 5959 metres.

C. Gordon Winder

Selected Publications

  • William Edmond Logan (1798-1875): Knighted Canadian Geologist. Trafford Publishing, Victoria, B.C., 204pp., 2004
  • Lexicon of Paleozoic Names in Southern Ontario. University of Toronto Press, 1960 [book]
  • Alluvial Cone Construction by Alpine Mudflow in a Humid Temperate Region. Can. Jour. Earth Sc., 1965
  • Conodonts from the Upper Cobourg (Upper Middle Ordovician) at Colborne, Ontario. Journal of Paleontology, 1966
  • Carbonate Diagenesis by Burrowing Organisms. XXIII Inter. Geol. Congress., Prague, 1968