Dr. Noel James


Dr. Noel James

Email james@queensu.ca

Dr. James received his M.Sc. from Dalhousie University in Oceanography, Ph.D. from McGill University in Geology, and was a Post-doctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami.  Before coming to Queen's, he was a Professor of Earth Sciences at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. James devotes much of his research to understanding the origin of carbonate rocks, principally by investigating modern environments of deposition and applying the concepts learned to the older rock record. These investigations are a combination of field study, sedimentology, marine geology, stratigraphy, petrography, paleontology, and geochemistry.  The scope is global with current projects in Australia, South America, The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, and Bermuda.


Member - The Order of Canada

Fellow - Royal Society of Canada

Professional Associations

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

International Association of Sedimentologists

Geological Society of Canada

Geological Society of America

SEPM- Society for Sedimentary Geology


Sorby Medal  - International Association of Sedimentologists

Twenhofel Medal – SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

Outstanding Paper Awards – SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

Logan Medal - Geological Association of Canada

Brownocker Medal - Ohio State University