Emily Bamforth

McGill University
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Hans Larsson
Start: 2008-09-01
End: 2013-12-15
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Drivers of Vertebrate Biodiversity in the Latest Cretaceous (65Ma) of Central Canada
My project examines environmental drivers of paleobiodiversity over intermediate periods of geologic time (100Ka - 1Ma), and explores the duration and potential cause(s) of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction event in central North America. This work seeks to link vertebrate biodiversity, paleoclimate and depositional environmental dynamics using a variety of different tools, including paleobiology, modern ecological statistics, paleobotany, paleosol geochemistry, oxygen-18 isotope geochemistry and lithostratigraphy.


paleontology, paleoclimatology, paleobotany, paleobiology, biodiversity drivers, stable isotopes


1- New Ediacaran Rangeomorphs from Mistaken Point, Newfoundland, Canada
Bamforth, Emily L., Guy M. Narbonne
2009 Journal of Paleontology

2- Growth and Ecology of a Multi-branched Ediacaran Rangeomorph from the Mistaken Point Assemblage, Newfoundland
Bamforth, Emily L., Guy M. Narbonne, Michael M. Anderson
2008 Journal of Paleontology