John-Paul Zonneveld

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
Email
zonneveld@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3287
Address
3-010 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Research

My research is focused in the areas of sedimentology, palaeoecology and palaeontology.  My research projects are typically multidisciplinary and commonly focus on problems involving the interface between geological and biological systems. Current projects include: mixed clastic-carbonate sedimentology of Middle Triassic successions in western Canada; Triassic arid coastal depositional successions; sedimentology of Lower Triassic tight gas intervals in western Canada; application of ichnology to the Permian-Triassic extinction event and biotic recovery in its aftermath; the sedimentologic and stratigraphic evolution of Early to Middle Eocene successions in the Green River Basin, Wyoming; the ichnology and sedimentology of modern, macro-tidal, dissipative shoreface successions on Vancouver Island; and the Paleogene-Quaternary paleontology of Island southeast Asia (focusing on Sumatra, Kalimantan and Timor)

Courses

EAS 222 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentation

Origin of sedimentary materials; sedimentary processes; sedimentary structures, textures, and flow regimes; properties and classification of clastic and non-clastic rocks; sedimentary environments and facies in non-marine, coastal and marine settings; principles of stratigraphy, stratigraphic nomenclature and the stratigraphic column. Prerequisite: One of EAS 101, 103, 105 or 210. [Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2021
EAS 234 - Geology Field School

Geological field studies with emphasis on properties of sedimentary rocks, paleontology, stratigraphy, Quaternary geology, structural mapping, and Cordilleran tectonics. Field exercises teach the fundamentals of recording field data, reconstructing depositional environments, and tectonic interpretation. This field school takes place immediately following the Winter examination period. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Enrolment is restricted to honours and specialization students in Geology, Environmental Earth Sciences and Paleontology. Prerequisites: EAS 233, and one of EAS 222, 235 or 236. Cannot be taken if credit has already been received for EAS 237. [Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2021
EAS 364 - Petroleum Geology and Subsurface Methods

Source rocks and origin of petroleum; principles of fluid migration; reservoir rocks and traps. Exploration and development of hydrocarbon plays using subsurface techniques. Introduction to reservoir evaluation and hydrocarbon production. Prerequisite: EAS 336 or consent of instructor. Not available to students with credit in EAS 424 or 430.

Winter Term 2021
EAS 465 - Sedimentology

The science of sedimentary rocks, focusing on the interpretation of sedimentary strata. Topics vary: visit the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences course listing website for details. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic is repeated. Topics include: (1) Carbonate Sedimentology and Diagenesis; (2) Clastic Sedimentology. Prerequisite: EAS 336.

Winter Term 2021
EAS 565 - Advanced Sedimentology

The science of sedimentary rocks, focusing on the interpretation of sedimentary strata. Topics vary: visit the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences course listing website for details. May be taken more than once for credit provided no topic in EAS 565 or EAS 465 is repeated. Topics include: (1) Carbonate Sedimentology and Diagenesis; (2) Clastic Sedimentology. Classes concurrent with EAS 465.

Winter Term 2021