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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Using Fluid-Mobile Elements to Decipher an Aqueous History Preserved in the Sedimentary Rocks of Gale Crater, Mars, Jeff A. Berger

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Cu-Pd mineralization and exploration geochemistry of the Eastern Gabbro, Coldwell Alkaline Complex, ON, Canada, Yonghua Cao

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Linking Mining Wastewater Discharge to Methylmercury Production in a Sub-Arctic Peatland, Lauren E. Twible

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Enstatite achondrites as indicators of processes and environments in the early solar system, Diego David Uribe

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Depositional and Environmental Controls on Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Compositions of Late Pleistocene to Mid-Holocene Shelly Fauna from the Huron Basin, Ontario, Canada, Jane Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Gold Mineralisation at the FAT Deposit, Courageous Lake Greenstone Belt, Northwest Territories, Canada, Marcus A. Adam

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Sedimentology and geochemistry of the mixed carbonate-siliciclastic Espanola Formation, Paleoproterozoic Huronian Supergroup, Bruce Mines-Elliot Lake Area, Ontario, Canada, Mansour H. Al-Hashim

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The Sudbury Impact Structure - New Insights Into the Origin and Emplacement of the Basal Onaping Intrusion and the Parkin, Trill and Foy Offset Dykes of the North Range, Denise Anders

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Anthropogenic particles in natural sediment sinks: Microplastics accumulation in tributary, beach and lake bottom sediments of Lake Ontario, North America, Anika M. Ballent

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A Regional Chemical Characterization and Analysis of Groundwater in Eastern Ontario, Laura M. Colgrove

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Evolution of Mafic Impact Melt Bodies at the Crater Floor Interfaces of the Vredefort and Sudbury Impact Structures, Carmela Lisa Cupelli

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Microstructural Geochronology of Zircon Across the Central Uplift of the Vredefort Impact Structure, South Africa, Connor Lawrence Davis

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Factors controlling the abundance, distribution, and composition of macroplastic and microplastic particles in tributary, beach, and benthic sediments of Lake Erie, Ontario, Bethany Dean

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Dissolved Organic Matter in Subarctic Streams and Rivers: Direct and Proxy Measures of Quantity, Quality, and Mercury, Tara M. Despault

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An Evaluation of the Lithologies and Geochemistry of the Upper Beaver Deposit of the Kirkland Lake Area, Katherine E. Feick

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First Major Appearance of Brachiopod-Dominated Benthic Shelly Communities in the Reef Ecosystem during the Early Silurian, Cale A.C. Gushulak

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Utilization of Lidar Intensity Data and Passive Visible Imagery for Geological Mapping of Planetary Surfaces, Taylor M. Haid

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Martian Gully Formation and Evolution: Studies From the Local to Global Scale, Tanya Nicole Harrison

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Stable Isotope Paleolimnology of Barry Lake, Ontario, Canada Since AD - 1268, Zijun Liu

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The Character and Distribution of Cu-PGE Mineralization at the Geordie Lake Deposit Within the Coldwell Complex, Ontario, Imran Meghji

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Constraining the Formation and Alteration of Sudbury Breccia, Ontario, Canada: Implications for Footwall Cu-Ni-PGE Exploration, Jonathan W. O'Callaghan

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Inter- and intra-annual C and N isotopic variability of C3 and C4 grasses in a temperate-humid dune environment, Roshni R. Patel

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Emplacement of the Foy, Hess and Pele Offset Dykes at the Sudbury impact structure, Canada, Eric A. Pilles

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Giant Beaver (Castoroides) Palaeoecology Inferred from Stable Isotopes, Tessa Plint

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Reframing the Mammoth Steppe: Examining Mammoth Steppe Ecology Using Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Compositions of Megafauna Collagen, Rachel E. Schwartz-Narbonne

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A Stable Isotope Investigation Of Pollen From Pinery Provincial Park, Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Deana M. Schwarz

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An Investigation of Multi-Generation Folds in Liuling Group south of the Shangdan Suture Zone in the Qinling Belt, Jun Shi

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Evolution, Paleoecology, and Paleobiogeography of the Late Ordovician Brachiopod Fauna of Laurentia, Colin D. Sproat

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Geochemical Constraints of the Gold Mineralization Sources from the South Mine Complex and the Main/’04 Breaks, Macassa Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Liana K.T. Stammers

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Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleogeography of the Lower Cretaceous (Upper Albian) Peace River, Joli Fou and Pelican formations, northern Alberta, Canada, Kathleen Vannelli

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Geochemical and Petrographic Study of Melt Veins at the West Clearwater Lake Impact Structure, Canada, Rebecca Wilks

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Factors Controlling the Composition and Lithofacies Characteristics of the Paleoproterozoic Bar River Formation, Huronian Supergroup, Rohan DJ Aranha

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High resolution stratigraphy and paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Upper Devonian Kettle Point Formation, southwestern Ontario, Canada, Nikole E. Bingham-Koslowski

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Recent Discoveries in the Ni-Cu-PGE bearing Trill and Parkin Offset dykes, Sudbury impact structure, Canada, Adam B. Coulter

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Reflectance and Emission Spectroscopy: Curve Fitting Methods with Application to Impact Glasses and the Varying Grain Size of Planetary Analogue Minerals, Michael A. Craig

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Morphological, Structural and Spectral Mapping of the Central Uplifts of the Alga and Verlaine Craters, Mars, Bianca D'Aoust

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The Lithotectonic Setting and Paragenetic History of Deposit No.1, Mary River District, North Baffin Island, Sean A. Fulcher

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Investigating potential climatic cycles in glacially-influenced rhythmites of the upper Gowganda Formation using geochemical, sedimentological and spectral analyses, Timothy S. Howe

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Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of an Upper Ordovician Rocky Shoreline: The Lindsay Formation of Heywood and Partridge Islands, Ontario, Hiba-tul Naseer Maheen

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Nitrate Sources in the Old Ausable River Channel and Adjacent Aquifers in Pinery Provincial Park, Ontario Canada, Samuel DJ Russell

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Morphology and Morphometry of Double Layered Ejecta Craters on Mars, Ryan Schwegman

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Chromite Crystal Structure and Chemistry applied as an Exploration Tool, Patrick H.M. Shepherd

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Identification of Ancient Maya Agriculture in the Periphery of Motul de San José, Alexandra E. Smofsky

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Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Investigations of the Late Pleistocene Paleoecology of Eastern Beringia, Yukon Territory, Using Soils, Plants and Rodent Bones, Farnoush Tahmasebi

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Latte Gold Zone, Kaminak's Coffee Gold Project, Yukon, Canada: Geology, Geochemistry, and Metallogeny, Eric Buitenhuis

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Shear zone influence on the emplacement of a giant pegmatite: The Whabouchi Lithium Pegmatite, Quebec,Canada, Laurisha Bynoe

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Controls on Syenite-Hosted Gold Mineralization in the Western Timmins Camp, Robert A. Campbell

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The Development of L-tectonites in High-strain Zone Settings: A Multiscale Modeling Investigation, Weiyin Chen

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Micro-Computed Tomography Semi-Empirical Beam Hardening Correction: Method And Application To Meteorites, David R. Edey

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Runoff Generation In A Tropical Dry Forest Watershed: Processes, Patterns And Connectivity, Kegan K. Farrick

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Peat as an Archive of Remote Mercury Deposition in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada, William James Goacher

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The Late Quaternary Paleolimnology of Lake Ontario, Ryan Hladyniuk

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Peatland-Stream Hydrological and Biogeochemical Connectivity in the James Bay Lowland, Ontario, Meghan Kline

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A Detailed Metallogenic Study of the McFaulds Lake Chromite Deposits, Northern Ontario, Jordan E. Laarman

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A Surface Chemistry Study of the Effects of Zinc Sulphate on Sphalerite During Flotation Separation at the Laronde Mine, Dennis M. Laliberty

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Glacial Stratigraphy of the Ridge River Area, Northern Ontario: Refining Wisconsinan Glacial History and Evidence for Laurentide Ice Streaming, Maurice Nguyen

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Shock Metamorphic Effects in Lunar and Terrestrial Plagioclase Feldspar Investigated by Optical Petrography and Micro-X-Ray Diffraction, Annemarie E. Pickersgill

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The effects of dissolution on the silicon and oxygen isotope compositions of silica phytoliths, Andrea Prentice

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The Aricheng Basement-Hosted Albitite-Type Uranium Deposit, Roraima Basin, Co-Operative Republic Of Guyana, South America., Jim A. Renaud

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Isotopic Fingerprinting of Shallow and Deep Groundwaters in Southwestern Ontario and its Applications to Abandoned Well Remediation, Mitchell E. Skuce

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Allostratigraphy of the Upper Ordovician Blue Mountain Formation, Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Sarah N. Sweeney

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Hydrology and Biogeochemistry of a Bog-Fen-Tributary Complex in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada, Thomas A. Ulanowski

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Allostratigraphy, Sedimentology and Paleogeography of the Cretaceous Upper Fort St. John Group (Upper Albian-Lower Cenomanian) in Northeastern British Columbia, Piotr Jan Angiel

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Origins of stable isotopic variations in Late Pleistocene horse enamel and bone from Alberta, Nicolle S. Bellissimo

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Study on the surface chemistry behavior of pyrochlore during froth flotation, Saeed Chehreh Chelgani

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Hydrogeological and Thermal Sustainability of Geothermal Borehole Heat Exchangers, S. Emad Dehkordi

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A Physical and Geochemical Characterization of Southwestern Ontario's Breathing Well Region, Candace N. Freckelton

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Mapping and Zircon Geochronology of the Lyon Inlet Boundary Zone, Nunavut; a Crustal Scale Break in the Churchill Province, Nikolas B. Ganderton

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Pore Morphometrics and Thermal Evolution of Organic-Matter Microporosity, Colorado Group, Western Canada Foreland Basin, Peng Jiang

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Microbially induced magnesium carbonation reactions as a strategy for carbon sequestration in ultramafic mine tailings, Jenine McCutcheon

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Mitigating permafrost degradation due to linear disturbances in sub-arctic peatlands, Aaron A. Mohammed

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Impact Craters as Habitats for Life: Endolithic Colonization of Shocked Gneiss from the Haughton Impact Structure, Devon Island, Canada, Alexandra Janine Pontefract

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Potassium Metasomatism at the Polymetallic NICO Deposit, Northwest Territories, Canada, Gregory B. Robinson

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The biogeochemical cycling of gold under surface and near-surface environmental conditions, Jeremiah P. Shuster

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The Trentonian (Late Ordovician) brachiopod fauna of Ontario: Evolution through a global warming event, Akbar Sohrabi Hashjin

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Architecture and stratigraphy of the Lower Silurian Guelph Formation, Lockport Group, southern Ontario and Michigan, Candace Brintnell

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The Weathering of Platinum from Nuggets and Platinum Immobilisation by Cupriavidus metallidurans, Sean Gordon Campbell

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Effects of Chemical and Mechanical Weathering Processes on the Degradation of Plastic Debris on Marine Beaches, David A. Cooper

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A geobiological investigation of the Mazon Creek concretions of northeastern Illinois, mechanisms of formation and diagenesis, Andrea S. Fernandes

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Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Late Cretaceous (Coniacian) Muskiki and Marshybank Members, Southern Alberta and Northwestern Montana, Meriem Grifi

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Reconstructing Fire Severity From the Oxygen-Isotope Compositions of Plant Char, Michael W. Hamilton

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Crystal Structure and Al/Si Cation Ordering in "Fassaite": A Combined Single Crystal, 27Al and 29Si NMR Study, Monika M. Haring

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Bacterial Communities and their Influence on the Formation and Development of Potholes in Sandstone Surfaces of the Semi-Arid Colorado Plateau, Kebbi A. Hughes

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An Investigation of Deformation Structures and Their Tectonic Significance Across the Grenville Front Tectonic Zone in the Vicinity of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Changcheng Li

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Evaluation of Jarosite as a Biosignature: A Comparison of Biogenic and Synthetic Jarosites, Liane Loiselle

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Late Quaternary Histories of Lakes Huron and Michigan: A Stable Isotope Investigation of Sediment Cores and Modern Biogenic Carbonates, Rebecca A. Macdonald

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Metallogenic Setting of High-Grade Iron Ores, Mary River District, North Baffin Island, Nunavut, Meghan E. MacLeod

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Topographic Influences on Trends and Cycles in Nutrient Export from Forested Catchments on the Precambrian Shield, Samson G. Mengistu

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Stable Isotopes and XRD Investigation of Gold Mineralization at the Syenite-Hosted Young-Davidson Deposit, Matachewan, Ontario, Niloufar Naderi

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Deep Crustal Evolution of the Western Churchill Province, Nunavut, Canada: Isotopic (U-Pb, O), Trace Element and Micro-Structural Analysis of Zircon from Lower Crustal Xenoliths, Duane C. Petts

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Late Archean oceans: A laboratory model of oxygen oases, Maija J. Raudsepp

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Sedimentology and Allostratigraphy of the Cardium Formation (Turonian-Coniacian) in southern Alberta, and equivalent strata in northern Montana, Joel Shank

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Evolution of the Late Ordovician Plaesiomyid Brachiopod Lineage in Laurentia, Colin D. Sproat

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Investigation of Hydrothermal Alteration Processes in the Troodos Ophiolite and the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Tamara P. Sredojevic

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Applicability of the Eshelby Formalism to Viscous Power-Law Materials: A Numerical Validation, Zhenyu Zhong

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Impact of Climate and Transport on the Compositions and Textures of Heavy Minerals in Modern Rivers of New Zealand, Alexandre Aubin

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Late Pleistocene climate and proboscidean paleoecology in North America: Insights from stable isotope compositions of skeletal remains, Jessica Z. Metcalfe

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Coupled heat and water transport in frozen soils, Ranjeet M. Nagare

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Ice-movement history and kimberlite indicator mineral dispersal study, Pelly Bay, lower Boothia Peninsula, and Wager Plateau areas, Nunavut, Canada, Carl Ozyer

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The Complex Paragenetic History of Basal Negaunee Iron Formation Iron Ores, Tilden Mine, Marquette District, Upper Michigan, Natalie J. Pietrzak