Sinjini Sinha

Sinjini Sinha
M.S., Systematics and Evolution, University of Alberta, Canada, 2019
M.S., Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Southampton, UK, 2016
M.S., Geology, University of Delhi, India, 2015
B.S., Geology, University of Delhi, India, 2013

Mailcode: C1140


Supervisor


Sinjini Sinha is a Ph.D. candidate in the Martindale lab. Her doctoral research is about assessing the impacts of environmental changes on Early Jurassic exceptional preservation, extinction, and recovery. She uses Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-Ray spectroscopy to investigate the taphonomy of Lagerstätten deposits from the UK and Germany. Her extinction and recovery work involves studying the community structure of level-bottom communities from the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Her previous research focused on the systematics and paleoecology of Late Cretaceous sharks from central India and southern England as well as on the diversity of early Paleocene bony fishes from western Canada.

Research grant - DAAD (German Academic and Exchange Service) (2022)

University of Texas Graduate Continuing Fellowship - University of Texas at Austin (2022 - 2023)

Ingerson Grad Research Assistance Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2021)

Rocky Mountain Section travel grant - Geological Society of America (2021)

Tilly Edinger Travel grant - TimeScavengers (2021)

Evolving Earth student grant - Evolving Earth Foundation (2021 - 2022)

Lewis and Clark Fund - American Philosophical Society (2021 - 2022)

Mid-American Paleontology Society (MAPS) Outstanding Student Research Award - Paleontological Society (2020)

GSA Graduate Student Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2020 - 2022)

Professional Development Award - Geological Society of America and University of Arkansas, USA (2019)

South eastern Section grant - Geological Society of America (2019)

International Geological Congress 2020 Travel Grant - Geological Society of America and U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geological Sciences (2019)

Department of Biological Sciences travel award - University of Alberta, Canada (2018)

Graduate Student Association travel award - University of Alberta, Canada (2018)

On To the Future Award - Geological Society of America (2017)

Rocky Mountain Section grant - Geological Society of America (2017)

Mentoring and Diversity in Earth System Science Workshop Award - Geological Society of America and University of Cincinnati, USA (2017)

Graduate Scholarship in Vertebrate Paleontology - University of Alberta, Canada (2017)

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship - Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK (2015 - 2016)

Hansraj College Merit Award - Hansraj College, University of Delhi, India (2013)

All India Post-Graduate merit award - University of Delhi, India (2013 - 2015)

Co-Convener, Challenges and Solutions for a Changing Climate: New Directions for GSA, Geological Society of America (2020)

Fireside chat moderator, Climate change and advocacy panel, Geology and Society Division, Geological Society of America (2019)

Session convener, Mineral and Energy Extraction: Impacts on Society and Health, Geological Society of America (2019)

Student Representative, Geology and Society Division, Geological Society of America (2018 - 2020)

Vice President (Academics), University of Alberta Paleontological Society (2017 - 2019)

Session chair, Paleontology, Phylogenetic/Morphological Patterns: Vertebrates, Geological Society of America (2017)

University Representative, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK (2015 - 2016)

Taxonomic assessment of Early Jurassic macrofauna from the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Jackson School of Geosciences annual research symposium, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas, USA (2022)

Taphonomy of the Early Jurassic Lagerstätte and its relationship to the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event, Jackson School of Geosciences annual research symposium, Austin, Texas, USA (2021)

Taxonomic assessment of Early Jurassic macrofauna from the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Geological Society of America, Portland, Oregon (2021)

Taphonomy of the Early Jurassic Strawberry Bank Lagerstätte and its relationship to the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event, Paleontological Society of Austin, July Speaker Series, Texas, USA (2020)

Taphonomy of the Early Jurassic Lagerstätte and its relationship to the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event, Geological Society of America, (online) (2020)

Comparison of early Paleocene ichthyofaunal diversity from Croc Pot and Roche Percee localities, Ravenscrag Formation, southern Saskatchewan, Canada, North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, California, USA (2019)

Invited talk, "Why is Palaeontology interesting?", Geovale Services, Saltlake, Kolkata, India (2019)

Morphological changes of vertebral centra in the extant Northern Pike (Esox lucius) and its paleontological significance, Geological Society of America, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (2019)

Invited talk, "Late Cretaceous Sharks and the Lilliput effect!", University of Alberta Palaeontological Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2019)

Early Paleocene ichthyofauna from the Ravenscrag Formation, southern Saskatchewan, Canada, Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (2018)

Invited talk, "Scope and Future of Palaeontology", Ashutosh College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India (2018)

Palaeoecological and morphometric study of Late Cretaceous shark fauna from the English Chalk, 129th annual meeting Geological Society of America, Seattle, Washington, USA (2017)

Palaeoecological and morphometric study of the late cretaceous shark fauna from the chalk of England, 5th annual meeting Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada (2017)

Sinha, S., Brinkman, D., Murray, A. & Krause, D. (2021). Late Paleocene fishes of the Ravenscrag Formation, Roche Percée area, southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 41. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02724634.2021.1957907?src=. doi:.

Sinha, S., Brinkman, D. & Murray, A. (2019). A morphological study of vertebral centra in extant species of pike, Esox (Teleostei: Esociformes). Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology, 7. https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/vamp/index.php/VAMP/article/view/29357. doi:.

Sinha, S., Muscente, A.D.., Schiffbauer, J.D., Schweigert, G., Williams, M. & Martindale, R.C.. (2021). Global controls on phosphatization of fossils during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event. Scientific Reports. https://rdcu.be/cDkDq.