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. (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."
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
MEDIA COVERAGE OF MY RESEARCH
2007. Published interview. Little creatures, big blooms. Released by NSERC. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070215181401.htm
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. http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/jh060410.html#2
2006 – present: Director-at-Large, British Columbia Paleontological Alliance (BCPA).