Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Cam Tsujita


Cam TsujitaAssistant Professor
Ph.D. McMaster University, 1995
Office: BGS 1064
Lab: BGS 1006
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 86740
Fax: 519-661-3198

Research Interests

Taphonomic (post-mortem) processes and fossil preservation; Paleoecology of Paleozoic and Mesozoic invertebrate communities; Event stratigraphy; Molluscan paleobiology (with a focus on ammonoids); Geomicrobiology (as pertaining to fossil preservation); Sedimentology and stratigraphy of mudrocks; Geoscience education; Geoscience outreach; Earth Sciences and popular culture.

Selected Publications

Teaching and Outreach

I have always had an intense enthusiasm for all Sciences and a corresponding desire to share my interests with others in creative ways. My genuine love for Science has compelled me to encourage others, particularly younger members of society, to explore the wonders of science that have enriched my own life through undergraduate teaching and outreach. Although I am involved in research, teaching and outreach have always been front-and-centre in my academic activities at Western.

Courses Taught
Earth Sciences 1081A,B: Resources, Environment & Sustainability in a Material Society
Earth Sciences 1083F: Life on Planet Earth
Earth Sciences 1089G: Earth, Art & Culture
Earth Sciences 2200A: Plate Tectonics

Earth Sciences 1088F: Introduction to Medical and Forensic Geology
Earth Sciences 020: Introduction to Earth Sciences (2002-2003)
Earth Sciences 084b: Mineral Resources and the Environment (1998)
Earth Sciences 261b: Biospheric Interactions Through Time (Winter 2003)
Earth Sciences 4471b: Petroleum Geology (1996-2000)
Earth Sciences 9535b: Advanced Stratigraphy (2000)


Nikole Bingham-Koslowski, Ph.D. candidate
Andrew Grouchy, M.Sc. candidate