Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Patricia Corcoran

Sedimentary Petrology, Precambrian Geology

Patricia Corcoran

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Chair
Director, Centre for Environment & Sustainability
Ph.D. Dalhousie University, 2001
Office: BGS 0164
Labs: BGS 1004, 1024
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x.86836
Fax: (519) 661-3198

Research Interests

Earth's surface and atmospheric processes; the effects of climate, transport and recycling on sedimentary textures and composition; Precambrian facies analysis; distribution and degradation of plastic particles in marine and fresh water sediment.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Earth Sciences 2250Y: Introductory Field Mapping Techniques
Earth Sciences 3314B: Sedimentary Petrology
Geology 9580A/9680A: Graduate Seminar


Current Graduate Students:
Rohan Aranha, 09/2013 - present, M.Sc. candidate
Anika Ballent, 09/2014 - present, M.Sc. candidate
Bethany Dean, 09/2013 - present, M.Sc. candidate
Carolyn Hill, 01/2014 - present, Ph.D. candidate
Tim Howe 01/2013 – present, M.Sc. candidate
Mansour Al-Hashim 09/2011 – present, Ph.D. candidate