Education ><

Ph.D. (2003). Department of Geography, McGill University, Canada. Thesis title "Dinoflagellate cyst assemblages and environmental factors controlling their distribution in New England estuaries."

Equivalent of B.Sc. & M.Sc. (1990). Department of Geology (specializing in Paleontology and Stratigraphy), Novosibirsk State University, Russia. Thesis title: "Palynological analysis of Upper Pliensbachian and Toarcian (Jurassic) sediments of the Anabar region of North Siberia, Russia." Honours with distinction.

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) Fellow. (2015-2016). Subject: Earth: marine and climate research. Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) Institute for Advanced Study and MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany.

The all-comers poster award. (2013). The 49th AASP annual meeting; Meeting jointly with Dino10, CAP, CIMP, and NAMS. San Francisco, USA. Bringué, M., Pospelova, V. (presenter) and Field,

FCAR* Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003-2005).

NSERC** Postgraduate Award PGS-B (2001-2003).

FCAR* Doctoral Fellowship (2001-2002 declined in favor of NSERC).

NSERC** Postgraduate Award PGS-A (1999-2001).

Centre for Climate and Global Change Research, McGill University, Graduate Fellowship (1999).

Geological Society of America Research Grant (1998 - 1999).

Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Novosibirsk State University, Russia (1987-1990).

The Best Student Research Award, presented at Russian JIGGMR Conference, Russia (1988).

*FCAR - Le Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’aide à la Recherche of Quebec or Le Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies

**NSERC - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


2012. VENUS. A new species named after Saanich Inlet. September 12th, 2012.

2012. PICES, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization. 2012 GEOHAB Open Science Meeting.

2011. VENUS. Using a Sediment Trap for Continuous Monitoring of Phytoplankton Dynamics in Saanich Inlet.

2011. VENUS. Phytoplankton research using VENUS. October 31st, 2011.

2010. VENUS. The coastal network of the Ocean Networks Canada Observatory. Seasonal variation of phytoplankton production in Saanich inlet: A Sediment Trap Study.

2007. Published interview. Little creatures, big blooms. Released by NSERC.

2006. Published interview. Tiny fossils record big climate changes by Chris Emery. Dispatches. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: Vol. 4/5, p. 230. Ecological Society of America.

2006. Published interview. Documenting past climate with dinoflagellate microfossil abundances from oceanic cores. EOS transactions, American Geophysical Union. Vol. 87/22.


2016 – 01.2018: President, Canadian Association of Palynologists (CAP).

2017 – 2019: Guest editor for Marine Micropaleontology.

2014 – 2016: President-elect, Canadian Association of Palynologists (CAP).

2006 – present: Director-at-Large, British Columbia Paleontological Alliance (BCPA).