Hutchison Medal Lecture Tour

Octavian Catuneanu

2010 - 2011 Hutchison Medal Lecturer
Octavian Catuneanu

The W.W. Hutchison Medal is named after Dr. William W. Hutchison in recognition of his many contributions to the Geological Association of Canada and to Canadian and international geoscience. The medal is awarded to a young individual for recent exceptional advances in Canadian earth science research. It was awarded for the first time in 2004, replacing the Past-Presidents' Medal.

Octavian Catuneanu of the University of Alberta is the 2010 winner of the W.W. Hutchison Medal.

Octavian specializes in sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis. Current research focuses on the stratigraphy and evolution of the Western Interior foreland system of North America and of several other sedimentary basins of Precambrian to Phanerozoic age worldwide. This work contributes to understanding the nature of basin-forming mechanisms and the interplay of climate, tectonism and sea-level change during the evolution of sedimentary basins.

He has had a pioneering role in forwarding the practical and theoretical framework of sequence stratigraphy. His book “Principles of sequence stratigraphy” (Elsevier, 2006) has rapidly become the standard textbook for students and practitioners and has been on the publisher’s best-seller list for three years. Since 1999 he has given short courses and consulted on sequence stratigraphy worldwide.

Octavian's lecture will be titled "Towards a Standard Methodology in Sequence Stratigraphy".

If you are interested in having a lecturer come to visit your area, contact:
Lee Pigage:
GAC Coordinator
Hutchison and H.S. Robinson Lecture Tours (2010-2011)

email lee.pigage@gov.yk.ca
phone 867-667-8192

Last modified: August 20, 2010
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