I did My DEA thesis (MSc) at the University of Lyon in France on the problematic animal Banffia constricta from the Burgess Shale (Middle Cambrian, British Columbia). I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto working on the Paleoecology of the Burgess Shale. The main goals of my project are to identify, describe, and compare paleoecological communities in individual and successive beds containing fossils with soft-bodied preservation. The postmortem transport, composition, structure, and local history controls (ecological and environmental) of these communities will be compared with modern analogs, where appropriate, to calibrate the effects and time scale of the variations observed.
For more information, please email Jean-Bernard or contact him at the address below.
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Toronto,
Ontario, M5S 2C6, Canada
Phone (416) 586-5593