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Janis Dale

Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.Geo.

Office: CW 234.5
E-mail: janis.dale@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4840
Fax: 306-585-5433

Current classes
Geol 102 - Environmental Geology, Geol 329 (Geog 329) - Soils and Sediment Analysis, Geol 429 (Geog 429) - Glacial Geology

Research interests

Geomorphology, soils and paleosols, and Quaternary and glacial sediments

B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Queens)

Expertise and areas of study:

Dr. Janis Dale's expertise is mainly in the field of geoscience encompassing geomorphology, soils and paleosols, Quaternary and glacial sediments. Current research focuses on paleosols, paleoecology and sedimentary history of the Upper Cretaceous outcrops and Quaternary deposits in southern Saskatchewan, environmental impacts in coastal zones of prairie lakes, and geological siting requirements of small modular reactors and geothermal applications in southern Saskatchewan.

Dr. Dale was awarded a Fellowship in Canadian Geoscience in 2016 in recognition of service to the Provincial (APEGS) and National Geoscience Board and Council, and was the recipient the University of Regina Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015.

Courses taught:

Geog 100: Introduction to Geography

Geol 102 :Environmental Geology

Geog 200: Environmental Issues

Geog 221: Physical Geography

Geog 323: Geomorphology

Geog 325: Biogeography

Geog 329: Soil Geography

Geol 329: Soils and Sediment Analyses

Geol 396: Geology Field School - I

Geog 411/811: Field Techniques in Geography, Advanced FieldTechniques for Grad students

Geog 423AB/823AB: Advanced Geomorphology, Advanced Geomorphology for Grad students

Geog 423AA/823AA: Glacial & Periglacial Geomorphology, Glacial & Periglacial Geomorphology for Grad students

Geol 429: Glacial Geology

Geog 490/890: Selected Readings: A variety of geoscience related topics from glacial to soils

Geog 496/896: Selected Topics: A variety of geoscience related topics from glacial to soils

Geog 499/890: Honours and Graduate Theses

Selected recent publications:

Sprague, A., Dale, J., Bend, S. and K. Bethune, 2018. Developing Subsurface Geological Criteria for Small modular reactors (SMR) in Saskatchewan. Paper 4368. Canadian Nuclear Society, Proceedings, Saskatoon 2018.  ISBN#978-1-926773-27-8.

Thompson, M., Dale, J., Bend, S. and K. Bethune, 2018. Small modular reactors (SMR) in Saskatchewan: Developing Surficial Geological Siting Criteria. Paper 4372 Canadian Nuclear Society, Proceedings, Saskatoon 2018.  ISBN#978-1-926773-27-8.

Hussein E.M.A., I. Al-Anabagi, S. Bend, K. Bethune, J. Dale, G. Ferguson, R. Gokaraju, G. Huang (University of Regina), D. McMartin (University of Saskatchewan), B. Mehran (University of Regina), D. Newman (University of Saskatchewan), J. Piwowar, S. Sharma, D. Wagner (University of Regina), 2018. A case study on introducing small modular reactors into a new nonnuclear jurisdiction. Canadian Nuclear Society ISBN#978-1-926773-27-8.

Schuurmans, E.D., Dale, J., Salad Hersi, O. 2015. Preliminary Study of paleosols in the Lower Cretaceous McLaren and Waseca Members of the Mannville Group in Saskatchewan; in Summary of Investigations 2015, Volume 1, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, Miscellaneous Report 2015-4, 1, Paper A-3, 12p.

Romanak, K.D., Wolaver, B., Yang, C., Sherk, W.G., Dale, J., Donbeck, L.M. and Lee, S. 2014. Process-based soil gas leakage assessment at the Kerr Farm: Comparison of results to leakage proxies at ZERT and Mt. Etna. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Volume 30, pp. 42-57.

Irvine, L.-A. and Dale, J.E. 2012. "Pimple" mound micro-relief in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Geological Society of America Special Papers, v. 490, Doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/2012.2490(02)

 

Li, Z., Wu, S., Dale, J., Ge, L., He, M., Wang, X., Jin, J., Liu, J., Li, W., Ma, R. 2008. Wind tunnel experiments of air flow patterns over nabkhas modeled after those from the Hotan River, Xinjing, China (I) - non-vegetated. Frontiers of Earth Science in China, v. 2, issue 3, pp. 340-345.

Li, Z., Wu, S., Dale, J., Ge, L., He, M., Wang, X., Jin, J., Liu, J., Li, W., Ma, R. 2008. Wind tunnel experiments of air flow patterns over nabkhas modeled after those from the Hotan River, Xinjing, China (II) - vegetated. Frontiers of Earth Science in China, v. 2, issue 3, pp. 345-350.