Natural Resources

Douglas Boyce

Project Geologist: Douglas Boyce
Regional Geology Section, Provincial Paleontologist
Telephone: 709-729-2163
Fax: 709-729-4270

Survey Projects

Current

  • Cambrian lithostratigraphy and trilobite taxonomy, biostratigraphy and biofacies of the Labrador Group and the Port au Port Group, western Newfoundland - with Dr. I. Knight (GSNL) and Dr. C.B. Skovsted (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Stockholm).
  • Ordovician trilobite, gastropod and conodont taxonomy, biostratigraphy and biofacies of western Newfoundland and North-East Greenland - with Dr. L.M.E. McCobb (National Museum of Wales, Cardiff), Dr. I. Knight, (GSNL), Drs. D.M. Rohr and E.A. Measures (Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas), and Dr. S. Stouge (Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen).
  • Late Tremadocian trilobites of non-Laurentian affinity from the allochthonous Cow Head Group, western Newfoundland - with Dr. S.H. Williams (Suncor Exploration and Production, Calgary).
  • Cambrian-Ordovician trilobite taxonomy, biostratigraphy and biofacies of the Cooks Brook Formation and the Weasel Group, western Newfoundland.
  • Ordovician and Silurian trilobite and bivalve faunas of Newfoundland.
  • Curation of four decades’ worth of paleontological collections, and compilation of paleontological/biostratigraphical database for Newfoundland and Labrador - with Ms. M. Squires (GSNL), and Ms. N. Djan-Chekar (The Rooms Provincial Museum).

Research Interests

  • Taxonomy, biostratigraphy, paleoecology and faunal provincialism of trilobites and bivalves.
  • Ediacaran paleontology.
  • Carboniferous fish and plants.
  • Computer applications in paleontology.

Selected Publications

  • Knight, I. and Boyce, W.D.
    2015: Geological Guide to the Bird Cove Region, Great Northern Peninsula. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Open File NFLD/3239, 50 pages.
  • Boyce, W.D. (Contributor) - Fensome, R., Williams, G., Achab, A., Clague, J., Corrigan, D., Monger, J. and Nowlan, G. (Editors)
    2014: Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada’s Geological Heritage. Nimbus Publishing and the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences, 402 pages.
  • Knight, I. and Boyce, W.D.
    2014: Lithostratigraphy and correlation of measured sections, Middle Cambrian Hawke Bay Formation, western Port au Port Peninsula. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Open File 012B/06/0626.
  • McCobb, L.M.E., Boyce, W.D., Knight, I. and Stouge, S.
    2014a: Early Ordovician (Skullrockian) trilobites of the Antiklinalbugt Formation, northeast Greenland, and their biostratigraphic significance. Journal of Paleontology, Volume 88, Number 5, pages 982-1018.
  • McCobb, L.M.E., Boyce, W.D., Knight, I. and Stouge, S.
    2014b: Lower Ordovician trilobites from the Septembersø formation, North-East Greenland. Alcheringa, Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 575-598.
  • Boyce, W.D., McCobb, L.M.E. and Knight, I.
    2013: Continuing stratigraphic and trilobite studies of the Watts Bight Formation (St. George Group), western Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 13-1, pages 205-222.
  • Stouge, S., Boyce, W.D., Christiansen, J.L., Harper, D.A.T. and Knight, I.
    2012: Development of the Lower Cambrian – Middle Ordovician carbonate platform: North Atlantic Region. In The Great American Carbonate Bank: The Geology and Economic Resources of the Cambrian–Ordovician Sauk megasequence of Laurentia. Edited by J.R. Derby, R.D. Fritz, S.A. Longacre, W.A. Morgan and C.A. Sternbach. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 98, pages 597-626.
  • Boyce, W.D., McCobb, L.M.E. and Knight, I.
    2011: Stratigraphic studies of the Watts Bight Formation (St. George Group), Port au Port Peninsula, western Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geologyical Survey, Report 11-1, pages 215-240.
  • McCobb, L.M.E., Boyce, W.D. and Knight, I.
    2011: Correlation of Lower Ordovician (Ibexian) Faunas in north-eastern Greenland and western Newfoundland – new trilobite and lithostratigraphic data. In Ordovician of the World. Edited by J.C. Gutiérrez-Marco, I. Rábano and D. García-Bellido. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero, 14. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid, pages 339-346.
  • Boyce, W.D., Knight, I. and Brake, D.
    2009: A Middle Cambrian mass-kill recorded in the Penguin Cove Formation, western Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 09-1, pages 111-122.
  • Knight, I. and Boyce, W.D.
    2009: The Reluctant Head Formation, Goose Arm Thrust Stack, Newfoundland Humber Zone: new observations on the stratigraphy, biostratigraphy and implications for the evolution of the Cambrian—Ordovician shelf. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 09-1, pages 183-201.
  • Boyce, W.D. and Reynolds, K.
    2008: The Ediacaran fossil Aspidella terranovica Billings, 1872 from St. John’s Convention Centre Test Pit CjAe-33. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Mines Branch, Report 08-1, pages 55-61.
  • Knight, I., Hicks, L. and Boyce, W.D.
    2007: The Anatomy of a Lower Paleozoic Petroleum System, Port au Port Peninsula and A Geological Cruise in the Northern Fjords of the Bay of Islands. Government of Newfoundland Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Minister’s Field Guide (June 7th and 8th, 2007) prepared for The 2nd International Symposium on Oil & Gas Resources in Western Newfoundland (June 5–8, 2007), 36 pages.
  • Boyce, W.D. and Dickson, W.L.
    2006: Recent fossil finds in the Indian Islands Group, central Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Mines Branch, Report 06-1, pages 221-231.
  • Boyce, W.D.
    2001: Field Trip A3. Classic Cambrian trilobite localities of the Conception Bay South area, Avalon Peninsula, eastern Newfoundland. Geological Association of Canada—Mineralogical Association of Canada, Guidebook, 45 pages.
  • Boyce, W.D., Knight, I., Rohr, D.M., Williams, S.H. and Measures, E.A.
    2000: The upper St. George Group, western Port au Port Peninsula: lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, depositional environments and regional implications. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Report 2000-1, pages 101-125.
  • Boyce, W.D.
    1999: Macrofloral-based age determination of the Saltwater Cove Formation (Anguille Group), Fisher Hills bluestone quarry. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey Division, Report 99-1, pages 311-316.
  • Boyce, W.D. and Stouge, S.
    1997: Trilobite and conodont biostratigraphy of the St. George Group at Eddies Cove West, western Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Report 97-1, pages 183-200.
  • Norford, B.S., with contributions by Abbott, J.G., Achab, A., Armstrong, D.K., Asselin, E., Bezys, R.K., Bolton, T.E., Bourque, P.-A., Boyce, W.D., Cecile, M.P., Chatterton, B.D.E., Copper, P., de Freitas, T., Dixon, O.A., Ferri, F., Frey, R.C., Fyffe, L.R., Harrison, J.C., Haidl, F.M., Holland, C.H., Jin, J., Lenz, A.C., Long, D.G.F., McCracken, A.D., McLean, R.A., Melchin, M.J., Morrow, D,W., Nowlan, G.S., O’Brien, F.H.C., Okulitch, A.V., Orchard, M.J., Quinn, L., Rigby, J.K., Soufiane, A., Stearn, C.W., Trettin, H.P., van Staal, C., Williams, S.H. and Young, G.A.
    1997: Correlation chart and biostratigraphy of the Silurian rocks of Canada. International Union of Geological Sciences, Publication Number 33, 77 pages.
  • Boyce, W.D. and Williams, S.H.
    1995: One and a half centuries of paleontological research: a selective bibliography of Newfoundland and Labrador fossils. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Branch, Report 95-1, pages 299-321.
  • Boyce, W.D.
    1989: Early Ordovician trilobite faunas of the Boat Harbour and Catoche formations (St. George Group) in the Boat Harbour-Cape Norman area, Great Northern Peninsula, western Newfoundland. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines, Geological Survey of Newfoundland, Report 89-2, 175 pages.
  • Boyce, W.D.
    1987: Cambrian-Ordovician trilobite biostratigraphy in central Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, Mineral Development Division, Report 87-1, pages 335-341.
  • Knight, I. and Boyce, W.D.
    1987: Lower to Middle Cambrian terrigenous-carbonate rocks of Chimney Arm, Canada Bay: lithostratigraphy, preliminary biostratigraphy and regional significance. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, Mineral Development Division, Report 87-1, pages 359-365.
  • Boyce, W.D.
    1985: Biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental significance of newly discovered palaeoniscid fish and vascular plant remains from the Snakes Bight Formation (Anguille Group) near Codroy, southwestern Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines, Mineral Development Division, Report 85-1, pages 71-73.
  • Stouge, S. and Boyce, W.D. 1983: Fossils of northwestern Newfoundland and southeastern Labrador: conodonts and trilobites. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, Mineral Development Division, Report 83-3, 55 pages.
 
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