Ph.D. Cornell University
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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.