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Dr Andrew D La Croix

Lecturer

Qualifications: B.Sc. (Simon Fraser), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)

Personal Website: http://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=8303GkAAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Interests

I conduct research in the broad field of sedimentary geology. My main interest is in the process-response dynamics that control the character and distribution of facies. I integrate sedimentology, ichnology, and stratigraphy to study modern depositional environments and build analogues for deciphering the sedimentary record. Facies analysis studies are vital to understand Earth's past environments and processes. However, my interests are not limited to strata of any specific geological age, or to using a particular method of investigation. I am a proponent of integrated studies that use all available tools to solve geological problems. My research bridges the gap between scientific curiosity and real-world application such as reservoir characterization and modelling of hydrocarbon and CO2 reservoirs.

Recent Publications

  • Wang, J., La Croix, A.D., Wang, H., Guo, F., and Ren, B. (in press). Linkage between calcirudite lithofacies and storm-generated depositional processes in the Upper Cambrian Series, Shandong Province, eastern China. Sedimentary Geology, 29 p. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2019.105518
  • La Croix, A.D., He J., Bianchi, V., Wang, J., Gonzalez, S., and Underschultz, J.R. (in press). Early Jurassic palaeoenvironments in the Surat Basin, Australia–marine incursion into eastern Gondwana. Sedimentology, 27 p. doi:10.1111/sed.12649
  • La Croix, A.D., Dashtgard, S.E., and MacEachern, J.A. (in press). Using a modern analogue to interpret depositional position in ancient fluvial–tidal channel complexes: an example from the McMurray Formation, Canada. Geoscience Frontiers , 21 p. doi:10.1016/j.gsf.2019.03.008
  • La Croix, A.D., Wang, J., He, J., Hannaford, C., Bianchi, V., Esterle, J., and Underschultz, J.R. (2019). Widespread nearshore and shallow marine deposition within the Lower Jurassic Precipice Sandstone and Evergreen Formation in the Surat Basin, Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 109, 760-790. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.06.048
  • Wang, J., La Croix, A.D., Gonzalez, S., He, J., and Underschultz, J.R. (2019). Sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Lower Jurassic Precipice Sandstone and Evergreen Formation in the Surat Basin, Australia: implications for the architecture of reservoirs and seals for CO2 storage. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 102, 829-843, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.01.038
  • He, J., La Croix, A.D., Wang, J., Ding, W., and Underschultz, J.R. (2019). Using neural networks and the Markov Chain approach for facies analysis and prediction from well logs in the Precipice Sandstone and Evergreen Formation, Surat Basin, Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 101, 410-427, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.12.022
  • La Croix, A.D., MacEachern, J.A., Ayranci, K., Hsieh, A., and Dashtgard, S.E. (2017). An ichnological-assemblage approach to reservoir heterogeneity assessment in bioturbated strata: insights from the Lower Cretaceous Viking Formation, Alberta, Canada. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 86, 636-654, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.06.024
  • La Croix, A.D. and Dashtgard, S.E. (2015). A synthesis of depositional trends in intertidal and upper subtotal sediments across the tidal-fluvial transition in the Fraser River, Canada. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 85, 683-698, doi:10.2110/jsr.2015.47
  • La Croix, A.D., Dashtgard, S.E., Gingras, M.K., Hauck, T.E., and MacEachern, J.A. (2015). Bioturbation trends across the freshwater to brackish-water transition in rivers. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 440, 66-77, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.08.030
  • Dashtgard, S.E. and La Croix, A.D. (2015). Sedimentological trends across the tidal-fluvial transition, Fraser River, Canada: a review and some broader implications, in Parsons, D., Ashworth, P., and Best, J. (eds.), Fluvial-Tidal Sedimentology, Elsevier, Developments in Sedimentology, v. 68, 111-126, doi:10.1016/b978-0-444-63529-7.00005-5.

Research Supervised

M.Sc. (Research)

  • Podrumac, Anya (in progress). Process Sedimentology and Neoichnology of Port Waikato, North Island, New Zealand.

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Geology; Science

Sedimentology; Ichnology; Stratigraphy; Petroleum Geoscience; Carbon Storage

Recent Publications

  • La Croix, A. D., Dashtgard, S. E., & MacEachern, J. A. (2019). Using a modern analogue to interpret depositional position in ancient fluvial-tidal channels: Example from the McMurray Formation, Canada. Geoscience Frontiers, 21 pages. doi:10.1016/j.gsf.2019.03.008

  • Wang, J., La Croix, A. D., Gonzalez, S., He, J., & Underschultz, J. (2019). Sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Lower Jurassic Precipice Sandstone and Evergreen Formation in the Surat Basin, Australia: Implications for the architecture of reservoirs and seals for CO2 storage. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 102, 829-843. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.01.038

  • La Croix, A. D., Wang, J., He, J., Hannaford, C., Bianchi, V., Esterle, J., & Undershultz, J. R. (2019). Widespread nearshore and shallow marine deposition within the Lower Jurassic Precipice Sandstone and Evergreen Formation in the Surat Basin, Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 109, 760-790. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.06.048

  • He, J., La Croix, A. D., Wang, J., Ding, W., & Underschultz, J. R. (2019). Using neural networks and the Markov Chain approach for facies analysis and prediction from well logs in the Precipice Sandstone and Evergreen Formation, Surat Basin, Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 101, 410-427. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.12.022

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La Croix, Dr Andrew 9112 alacroix EF.1.04 SOS Academics

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