Paleontology, Sedimentology & Paleozoic Stratigraphy
Office: EOS-South 153 Phone: 8am-5pm ONLY: 6043280426
Personal Website: http://www.eos.ubc.ca/~ssutherl/
P.G.C.E. Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (May 1995) Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of Leicester, UK (October 1992) B.Sc. Hons. Geology / Geography, University of Plymouth, UK (June 1987) After receiving my PhD in 1992 (Ludlow Palynology and Sedimentology) I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Sheffield Hallam University and spent time teaching in and around the city of Sheffield in the UK. Following this I spent four years working on my post doc at the Natural History Museum in London investigating the Lower Palaeozoic Sedimentation and Palynology of the Cantabrian Mountains of NW Spain. After emigrating to Canada in 1998 I spent some time working in the oil patch in and around Calgary before arriving at UBC in 2000.
My teaching interests include introductory Earth Science, Sedimentology and Advanced Paleontology... In addition I help coach the UBC wrestling team... although registration in an EOSC course is not required for participation in the squad.
My main research interest involves the elucidation and study of global paleoenvironmental change in the Paleozoic utilizing the disciplines of micropaleontology, palynology and sedimentology to identify changes in oceanic conditions. An understanding of the mechanisms and effects of environmental shifts in the geological past is essential to provide context for current changes.