Paleoenvironmental change on the shore of PEI - GEOG 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Gail Chmura

Supervisor's Email: gail.chmura [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514 9266854

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Geography

Course number: GEOG 396 (Geography)

Term: Winter 2013-2014

Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014

Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Project title: Paleoenvironmental change on the shore of PEI

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Our lab has a sediment core retrieved from a salt marsh on PEI that we suspect reflects both regressive and transgressive episodes and may include a deposit formed in a terrestrial ecosystem. The student will conduct a palynological analysis to determine what depositional environments are represented in the core.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final report 50%, lab work 50%

Other project information: This project requires ability to identify pollen and willingness to devote many hours to microscopic analyses.

Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.