Researcher Profile

J. Vaughn Barrie

Job Title: Head, Marine Section
Employer: Geological Survey of Canada
Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Public School attended: Queens Park Elementary, Balmoral Junior High, Calgary, Alberta
High School attended: Crescent Heights High, Calgary, Alberta
Further Education: University of Calgary (B.Sc.), University of Wales, U.K. (M.Sc.), University of Wales, U.K.(Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia (Pacific Ocean) Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Kenya, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Vanuatu.

Brief synopsis of current research:
1. Management and scientific participation in a joint international program with German Research Foundation and the University of Stuttgart to undertake research on the globally unique sponge reefs offshore British Columbia using a manned submersible in comparison with the Jurassic reefs of Europe.
2. Research to provide the geoscientific knowledge necessary for effective decision making on environmental and resource management issues in the Georgia Basin.
3. Multidisciplinary coastal zone management to determine the environmental constraints to development in the Fraser River Delta (Vancouver, B.C.).
4. Shelf sedimentation processes.
5. Marine placer deposits offshore British Columbia and East Africa.

Mailing address:
Geological Survey of Canada - Pacific, Institute of Ocean Sciences, P.O. Box 6000, Sidney, British Columbia, V8L 4B2
Phone: 250-363-6424; Fax: 250-363-6565

Recent Publications:

Barrie, J.V. (2000) Recent geological evolution and human impact: Fraser Delta, Canada. In: Coastal and Estuarine Environments, Geological Society Special Publication, (in press).

Barrie, J.V. and Currie, R.G. (2000) Human impact and sedimentary regime of the Fraser River Delta, Canada. Journal of Coastal Research, (in press).

Barrie, J.V., and Conway, K.W. (1999) Late Quaternary glaciation and postglacial stratigraphy of the northern Pacific margin of Canada. Quaternary Research, 51, 113-123.

Barrie, J.V., Conway, K.W., Krautter, M., Neuweiler, and M., Austin,W.C. (2000) Siliceous Sponges as Ultra-conservative Reef Builders: Submersible and Geophysical Observations of Modern Hexactinellid Reefs. Proceedings of GeoCanada 2000, Calgary, Canada, (in press).