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School Of Geography & Earth Sciences

Carolyn Eyles
Carolyn Eyles

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Professor, Jointly in SGES and School of Interdisciplinary Science
General Science Building, Rm 304
(905) 525-9140 ext. 23524
(905) 546-0463
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Summary

Environmental geology; Glaciomarine sedimentology; Tectonic versus climatic controls on sedimentation in glaciated basins.

Dr. Carolyn Eyles was the former Director of the Integrated Science Program and is a Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Science and the School of Geography & Earth Sciences.  She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia, a postgraduate certificate of Education from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in geology from the University of Toronto.  Her research interests lie in the fields of glacial sedimentology and environmental geology, and she has worked extensively in Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Iceland, Norway, Great Britain and Canada.  She has over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books and has co-authored two first year geoscience textbooks.  Dr. Eyles is a practicing Professional Geoscientist of Ontario (P.Geo), and is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Geological Institute.  Dr. Eyles is a 3M National Teaching Fellow and has won numerous teaching awards including an OCUFA Teaching Award, an Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Teaching Award, and the McMaster President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction. Her current teaching duties include Earth Science components of interdisciplinary courses in the Integrated Science program and senior/graduate level courses in glacial sedimentology.  She chaired the committee that designed and developed the interdisciplinary Honours B.Sc. Integrated Science Program and served as the program Director from 2009-2015.

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Slomka, J.M. and Eyles, C.H., (2015). Architectural-landsystem analysis of a modern glacial landscape, Solheimajokull, southern Iceland. Geomorphology , v. 230, p. 75-97

Doughty, M, Eyles, N., Eyles C.H ., Wallace K., Boyce, J.I. (2014). Lake sediments as natural seismographs: Earthquake-related deformations (seismites) in central Canadian lakes. Sedimentary Geology, v.313, p. 45-67.

Slomka, J.M., Eyles, C.H., Berg, R.C., McKay, D and Mulligan, R.P.M., (2015). Internal architecture of a till sheet, Tiskilwa Formation, north-central Illinois, U.S.A. Sedimentology. Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 DOI: 10.1111/sed.12194

Mulligan, R.P.M., Eyles, C.H. and Bajc, A.F. (under revision). Paleoenvironmental analysis and hydrogeologic significance of late Wisconsin and Holocene glaciolacustrine deposits, southern Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.Manuscript ID: cjes-2013-0155.

Slomka, J.M. and Eyles, C.H. (2013). Characterizing heterogeneity in a glaciofluvial deposit using architectural elements, Limehouse, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 50, p. 1-19. (Selected as CJES Editor's Choice).

Maclachlan, J.C. and Eyles, C.H. (2013). Quantitative geomorphological analysis of drumlins in the Peterborough Drumlin Field, Ontario, Canada. Geografiska Annaler. Series A: Physical Geography, v. 95, p. 125-144.

Doughty, M., Eyles, N. and Eyles, C.H., (2013). High resolution seismic reflection profiling of neotectonic faults in Lake Temiskaming, Temiskaming Graben, Ontario-Quebec, Canada. Sedimentology, v. 60, p. 983-1006.

MacCormack, K.E., Brodeur, J.J. and Eyles, C.H., (2013). Evaluating the Impact of Data Quantity, Distribution, and Algorithm Selection on the Accuracy of 3D Subsurface Models Using Synthetic Grid Models of Varying Complexity. Journal of Geographical Systems, v.15, Issue 1, p. 71-88. Published on line 29 November 2011. http://www.springerlink.com/content/h613g538063178r5/

MacCormack, K.E. and Eyles, C.H. (2012). Assessing the impact of program selection on the accuracy of 3D geologic models. Geosphere,v.8, No.2, p. 534-543

Maclachlan, J.C. and Eyles, C.H., 2011, Subglacial deforming bed conditions recorded by late Quaternary sediments exposed in Vineland Quarry, Ontario, Canada. Sedimentary Geology, v. 231, p. 277-287.

Eyles, N., Eyles, C.H.,Menzies, J. and Boyce, J., 2011. End moraine construction by incremental till deposition below the Laurentide Ice Sheet: Southern Ontario, Canada. Boreas, v. 40, p. 92-104.

Moulder, C., Eyles, C.H and Mercier, M., 2011. Wikis work: enhancing student engagement with collaborative technology. Assoc. of Canadian Map Libraries & Archives Bulletin, No. 139, p. 3 - 18.

Colgoni, A. and Eyles, C.H., 2010. A New Approach to Science Education for the 21st Century. EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 1 (January/February 2010): p. 10-11.

MacCormack, K.E .and Eyles, C.H., 2010. Enhancing the Reliability of 3-D Subsurface Models through Differential Weighting and Mathematical Recombination of Variable Quality Data. In Delavar, M. and Devillers, R., (eds.) Spatial Data Quality, Special Issue, Transactions in GIS, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 401-420.

MacCormack, K.E. and Eyles, C.H., 2010. A new method for integrating data of variable quality into 3-Dimensional subsurface models. In R.Devillers and H. Goodchild (eds.) Spatial Data Quality: from process to decisions. CRC Press, Boca Raton, p. 127 - 130.

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca