Owen Sherwood

Assistant Professor


Email: Owen.Sherwood@dal.ca
Phone: +1 902 494 3604
Fax: +1 902 494 6889
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University
1459 Oxford Street
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS  B3H 4R2
CANADA
Office:
Life Sciences Centre
3rd floor, Ocean Wing
Rm. 3613
 

Education

Ph.D. (Earth Sciences), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 2006
M.Sc. (Geology), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, 2002.
B.Sc. (Geology), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, 2000.

Teaching

ERTH 2205: Introduction to Paleontology
ERTH 6300: Research Design and Scientific Presentation

Research Opportunities

Project 1. MSc or PhD, Summer 2018, Funding expected for tuition, fees, stipend, and research costs. Generation and preservation of stable isotope signals in the sedimentary record. Initiating in summer of 2018 with full funding expected, this project will examine the underlying mechanisms by which the carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition of amino acids are preserved during export and burial of marine organic matter in the sedimentary record. Research involves regular field sampling in Bedford Basin, NS, laboratory incubation experiments, and use of state of the art organic geochemical analytical methods.

Project 2.
MSc, Summer 2018, Funding expected for tuition, fees, stipend, and research costs. A novel proxy for sea ice algae. Initiating in summer of 2018 with full funding expected, this project will develop a new geochemical proxy for ice algal productivity using the carbon isotopic composition of amino acids preserved in sediments. This involves a research cruise to Baffin Bay in summer 2018 and use of state of the art organic geochemical analytical methods.

Project 3.
PhD Position in Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry at Dalhousie University