Murray K Gingras

Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies)
CCIS 3-011
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  • Hauck, T.E., Dashtgard, S.E., Pemberton, S.G. and Gingras, M.K. 2009 'Brackish-water ichological trends in a microtidal barrier island-embayment system, Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick, Canada' Palaios  24: 478-496.
  • Pecoits, E., Gingras, M.K., Barley, M.E., Kappler, A., Posth, N.R. and Konhauser, K.O. 2009 'Petrography and geochemistry of the Dales Gorge banded iron formation: Paragenetic sequence, source and implications for palaeo-ocean chemistry' Precambrian Research.  172: 163-187.
  • Frey, S.E., Gingras, M.K. and Dashtgard, S.E. 'Experimental studies of gas and water escape structures: mechanisms and morphologies' Journal of Sedimentary Research.
  • Pecoits, E., Aubet, N.R., Gingras, M.K. and Konhauser, K.O. 2009 'Discussion on the Neoproterozoic glacial record in the Rio de la Plata Craton: a critical reappraisal' Journal of the Geological Society (accepted for publication April 2009).
  • Yang, B.C., Dalrymple, R.W., Gingras, M.K. and Pemberton, S.G. 2009 'Autogenic occurrence of Glossifungites Ichnofacies: Examples from wave-dominated, macrotidal flats, southwestern coast of Korea' Marine Geology, 260: 1-5.
  • Gingras, M.K., Dashtgard, S.E., MacEachern, J.A. and Pemberton, S.G. 2008. 'Biology of shallow marine ichnology: a modern perspective'. Aquatic Biology, 255-268.
  • Dafoe, L.T., Gingras, M.K. and Pemberton, S.G. 2008. 'Determining Euzonus mucromata burrowing rates with appliction to ancient Macaronichnus segregatis trace-makers'. Ichnos, 78-90.
  • Hovikoski, J., Lemiski, R., Gingras, M.K., Pemberton, S.G. and MacEachern, J.A. 2008. 'Ichnology and sedimentology of a mud-dominated deltaic coast: upper Cretaceous Alderson Member (Lea Park Fm), western Canada'. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 803-824.
  • Gingras, M.K., Pemberton, S.G., Dashtgard, S.E. and Dafoe, L. 2008. 'How fast do Marine Invertebrates Burrow?' Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Hauck, T., Dashtgard, S.E., and Gingras, M.K. 2008. 'Relationships between organic carbon and fodichnia morphology'. Palaios.
  • Yang, B.C., Dalrymple, R., Gingras, M.K. and Pemberton, S.G. 2008. 'Wave-generated tidal bundles as an indicator of wave-dominated tidal flats'. Geology, 39-42.
  • Dashtgard, S.E., Gingras, M.K. and Pemberton, S.G. 2008. 'Grain-size controls on the occurrence of bioturbation'. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 224-243.
  • Hovikoski, J., Rasanen, M., Gingras, M.K., Brusset, S., Romero, L. and Lertola, K. 2008. 'The nature of Miocene Amazonian epicontinental embayment: High-frequency shifts of the low-gradient coastline'. The Geological Society of America Bulletin, 119: 1506-1520.
  • Gingras, M.K., Armitage, I.A., Pemberton, S.G. and Clifton, H.E. 2007. 'Possible first trace-fossil evidence of walrus predation link walrus herds to the Olympic Peninsula'. Palaios: 539-545.
  • Gingras, M.K., Lalonde, S.V., Amskold, L. and Konhauser, K.O. 2007. 'Wintering chironomids mine oxygen'. Palaios: 433-438.
  • Pecoits, E., Gingras, M.K., Aubet, N.R. and Konhauser, K.O. 2007. 'Ediacaran in Uruguay; palaeoclimatic and palaeobiologic implications'. Sedimentology: 689-719.
  • Konhauser, K.O. and Gingras, M.K. 2007. 'Linking geomicrobiology with ichnology in marine sediments'. Palaios: 339-342.
  • Gingras, M.K., Pemberton, S.G., Henk, F., MacEachern, J.A., Mendoza, C., Rostron, B., O'Hare, R., Spila, M. and Konhauser, K. 207. 'Applications of ichnology to fluid and gas production in hydrocarbon reservoirs'. In: Applied Ichnology. Editors, J.A. MacEachern, K.L. Bann, M.K. Gingras and S.G. Pemberton. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Short Course Notes, 52: 127-141.
  • Gingras, M.K., Bann, K.L., MacEachern, J.A., Waldron, J. and Pemberton, S.G. 2007. 'A conceptual framework for the application of trace fossils'. In: Applied Ichnolgy. Editors: J.A. MacEachern, K.L. Bann, M.K. Gingras and S.G. Pemberton. 'Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Short Course Notes', 52: 1-25.
  • Pearson, N., Gingras, M.K., Armitage, I.A. and Pemberton, S.G. 2007. 'The Significance of Atlantic Sturgeon Feeding Excavations, Mary's Point, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada'. Palaios, 22: 457-464.

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Research area

Ichnology, sedimentology, petroleum geology, modern sedimentary environments, stratigraphy

Research interest

Using ichnology and sedimentology to better understand hydrocarbon reservoirs

Research opportunity
  • Modern sedimentological research on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America

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