Geological Survey of Canada
About Robert Rainbird
I am a sedimentologist/stratigrapher specializing in study of Proterozoic sedimentary basins in Canada. I employ detrital zircon geochronology and isotope geochemistry as tools for regional correlation, continental reconstruction and understanding basin evolution. I am also interested in the use of satellite imagery for geological mapping of non-vegetated terrain, such as the Canadian Arctic. My current NSERC-funded research as an adjunct professor at Carleton University focusses on understanding the primary sedimentary evidence for the nature and timing of early oxygenation of Earth’s atmosphere.