Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Nicholas Ettinger

B.S., Geological Sciences (Honours with Specialization), Queen's University, 2015
M.S., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, expected 2017



My research focuses on carbonate systems of the Lower Jurassic, in which I aim to document sedimentological and geochemical changes between the Pliensbachian and Toarcian. We predict changes in the early Toarcian to be apparent as a result of the Toarcian Ocean Anoxic Event. Through studying these systems in the Dinaric and Adriatic platforms of the Paleo-Tethys Ocean, I endeavour to draw analogies to other Lower Jurassic conjugate margin platforms that are not as accessible.

Imperial Barrel Award - Canada Region Winner, honourable mention at world competition - AAPG (2015 - 2015)