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David R. Greenwood

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Dept. of Biology, Brandon University
270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, R7A 6A9

Office: 3-15 J.R. Brodie Science Centre

E-mail: greenwoodD@brandonu.ca
Telephone: (204) 571-8543
Fax: (204) 728-7346

Dr. David R. Greenwood

Greenwood trimmed

Professor, Dept. of Biology

Graduate co-ordinator M.Sc. (Environmental & Life Sciences) from Jan. 1st, 2014.

 Affiliate, Dept. of Geology, Brandon University

Academic Degrees and training

Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship (S.L. Wing), Paleobiology Dept., National Museum of Natural History (1992-1993)

NSERC International Postdoctoral Fellowship (J.F. Basinger), University of Saskatchewan (1990-1992)

Ph.D., University of Adelaide (1988)
B.Sc.(Hons), University of Adelaide (1982)

Other Professional Linkages

  • Adjunct Professor (2013-2015), Barbara Hardy Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, South Australia
  • Associate Editor for the journal PALAIOS (2009- ), SEPM
  • Adjunct Professor (2005-2009; 2009-2014), Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
  • Senior Fellow (2001-2006), School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.


My Research Interests

I use the fossil record of terrestrial plants (fossil leaves, pollen and spores) to reconstruct climates of the geological past, and the forest ecosystems they represent. Details about my research program can be found on the Research Projects page.

I have received funding for my research from NSERC (2005-2008; 2009-2013), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the province of Manitoba (MRIF), and from Brandon University (BURC; 2005-2006, 2009-2010 and 2011-2012). I was previously funded by the Australian Research Council (1995; 1997; 1998-2000; 2001).

  • An April 23rd 2014 interview on CBC Radio One (Winnipeg) with Marilyn Maki about my research can be found here.
  • Click here to read a July 8th 2014 story on CBC online and a Winnipeg CTV news broadcast about our recent discovery of a fossil tapir and hedgehog from the Eocene Driftwood Canyon fossil site in British Columbia.

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