Team Member

Rebecca Englert

Ph.D. Candidate
University of Calgary

Topic: Recognition of supercritical bedforms in ancient deep-water strata


Research Topics:

  • Recognition of supercritical bedforms in ancient submarine channel deposits (Tres Pasos Fm, Chile and Gabriola Fm, BC, Canada) and their implications for deep-water sedimentary processes
  • M.Sc. Thesis: “Controls on the timing and evolution of deep-water sedimentation in the Late Cretaceous Nanaimo Basin, British Columbia, Canada”


Publications and Presentations:


  • Englert, R.G., Hubbard, S.M., Coutts, D.S. and Matthews, W.A. (2018). Tectonically controlled initiation of contemporaneous deep-water channel systems along a Late Cretaceous continental margin, western British Columbia, Canada. Sedimentology, in press.
  • Englert, R.G., Hubbard, S.M., Matthews, W.A., Coutts, D.S., Bain, H.A., and Covault, J.A. (2017). Upstream evolution control on submarine-channel deposition, Cretaceous Nanaimo forearc basin, BC, Canada. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.
  • Englert, R.G., Coutts, D., Matthews, W. and Hubbard, S. (2017) Sedimentological characterization and high resolution chronostratigraphic framework of channel-levee systems across a 135 km-long strike-oriented transect, Cretaceous, Nanaimo Group, Canada. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.
  • Englert, R.G., Coutts, D.S., Matthew, W., and Hubbard, S.M. (2016) Maximum depositional ages from large-n detrital zircon samples constrain timing and distribution of contemporaneous submarine conduits on a Cretaceous forearc basin margin. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California.
  • Englert, R.G., Ingram, R.C., Madronich, L.I., Maloney. K.M., Moor, K.B., Rooney, K.C., and Mulligan, R.P.M. (2015) Quantifying eroded sediment volumes during drumlin formation in Simcoe County. Cartographica, 50(3), 172-178.


Previous Degrees

  • B.Sc. Integrated Science (Major: Earth and Environmental Science, Minor: Geographic Information Systems) – McMaster University
  • M.Sc. Geology – University of Calgary