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The Upper Devonian Duvernay Formation of Western Canada is a prolific source rock that in recent years has become an exploration target for shale gas and liquids. Development of the Duvernay Formation has demonstrated the importance of robust models for rock properties such as porosity,...
Porosity and permeability in the Graminia Formation, Upper Devonian Winterburn Group in the Germain Field, northeastern AlbertaDownload
The Upper Devonian Graminia Formation (Winterburn Group) found in the Germain Field of northeastern Alberta includes the Blueridge Member (Frasnian) and the Upper Graminia Member (Famennian). A green silty-shale paleosol overlies the formation in this area. The bitumen-bearing dolostones of this...
Stratigraphy, paleogeography and tectonic evolution of early Paleozoic to Triassic pericratonic strata in the northern Kootenay Arc, southeastern Canadian Cordillera, British ColumbiaDownload
The northern Kootenay Arc in southeastern British Columbia hosts a near-continuous succession of Cambrian to Permian strata that were deposited in overlapping marginal basins outboard of the Canadian Cordilleran miogeocline. The basinal strata of the Late Cambrian and younger Lardeau Group are...
Stromatoporoid growth forms and Devonian reef fabrics in the Upper Devonian Alexandra Reef System, Canada – Insight on the challenges of applying Devonian reef models.Download
Existing facies models for Devonian reef systems can be divided into high‐energy and low‐energy types. A number of assumptions have been made in the development of these models and, in some cases, criteria that distinguish important aspects of the models are poorly defined. The Upper Devonian...
Expression of Major and Trace Element Signatures of the Frasnian Duvernay Formation within a Sea Level Context: insights into the processes that control mudstone composition, paleoredox conditions and organic matter enrichmentDownload
This study evaluates the effects of sea level on redox conditions, shale composition and sediment provenance in the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Duvernay Formation of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) of Alberta, Canada, an organic-rich ‘black’ shale localized between the reefs and...
The Biology of Sclerobionts and their Hosts: Comparing Biomechanical Experiments on Brachiopod Hosts to Sclerobiont Distribution MapsDownload
Sclerobionts and their host organisms provide a great deal of information for palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental studies. However, any interpretation of sclerobiont – host relationships depends on an understanding of the host’s orientation. In the past, distinction of host life and...
Study of the Chinese loess and Siberian flood basalts: new global scale insights to the paleoclimate and geomagnetic field changesDownload
Paleomagnetism, in conjunction with other earth science methods, studies the behavior of the Earth's magnetic field, the drift of tectonic plate, climate and environmental changes. This thesis implements different applications of paleomagnetism to develop a technique to evaluate age for the...