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
COVERAGE OF MY RESEARCH
2012. VENUS. A new species named after Saanich Inlet. September 12th,
2012. PICES, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization. 2012 GEOHAB Open
Science Meeting. http://www.pices.int/publications/pices_press/volume20/v20_n2/GEOHAB-2012.pdf
2011. VENUS. Using a Sediment Trap for Continuous Monitoring of Phytoplankton Dynamics
in Saanich Inlet. http://venus.uvic.ca/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2011-Newsletter.pdf
2011. VENUS. Phytoplankton research using VENUS. October 31st, 2011. http://venus.uvic.ca/tag/phytoplankton/
2010. VENUS. The coastal network of the Ocean Networks Canada Observatory.
Seasonal variation of phytoplankton production in Saanich inlet: A Sediment
Trap Study. http://www.venus.uvic.ca/wp-content/uploads/VENUS-Newsletter-Summer-2010.pdf
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
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).