New paper: Systematic curve fitting of spectra

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Research | No Comments

Check out this new paper by recently graduated PhD student Michael McCraig: “Fitting the curve in Excel®: Systematic curve fitting of laboratory and remotely sensed planetary spectra” published in Computers & Geosciences.

Could evidence of life on Mars be found in a crater?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Research | No Comments

One of the main areas of research for my group is the beneficial effects of meteorite impacts. Radio Canada International have just posted a short article and interview posing the question “Could evidence of life on Mars be found in a crater?” Read and listen to it here.

Polar Knowledge blog article published on Tunnunik research

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Research | No Comments

Canadian Geographic have published a nice blog article here about our research at the Tunnunik impact structure, Victoria Island, NWT. This is part of an ongoing blog series on polar issues and research presented by Canadian Geographic and Polar Knowledge Canada, a Government of Canada agency with a mandate to advance Canada’s knowledge of the Arctic ...

New Paper: Microbial Diversity of Impact-Generated Habitats

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Research | No Comments

Congratulations to former PhD student and post-doc Alexandra Pontefract on the publication of a new paper entitled “Microbial Diversity of Impact-Generated Habitats” in the journal Astrobiology. The paper is available here and the abstract is below: Impact-generated lithologies have recently been identified as viable and important microbial habitats, especially within cold and arid regions such as ...

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