Our research group

Dr. M. Gabriela Mángano


Dr. Luis A. Buatois


Gabriela is a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and works on animal-substrate interactions through geologic time. In addition to her research projects in paleontology and geology, she has a strong interest in philosophy and the history of science. She has done extensive international fieldwork. At present, she is co-editor of Palaios, in addition to being a member of the editorial board of a number of journals, including Journal of Paleontology, Paleontologia Electronica, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeocology, Ameghiniana, and Revista Brasilera de Paleontologia. Gabriela is a member of the Scientific Board of the UNESCO International Geoscience Program (IGCP), a member of the SEPM Board, and Treasurer of the International Ichnological Association. Gabriela is the recipient of the 2018 Association of Women Geoscientists Outstanding Educator Award. She is the author of five books, has edited three special publications, and is the author of approximately 170 scientific papers. Gabriela has supervised over fifteen graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Luis is a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in evolutionary, paleoenvironmental, and stratigraphic aspects of ichnology. He has carried out field and subsurface work in many different countries. He was President of the International Ichnological Association and Vice-President of the International Palaeontological Association. He is a member of the editorial board of a number of journals, including Scientific Reports, Lethaia, Sedimentary Geology, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Ichnos, Ameghiniana, Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina, Iberian Journal of Geology, and Spanish Journal of Paleontology. Luis is a Voting Member of the International Subcommission on Ediacaran Stratigraphy (IGCP). He has published five books, edited six special publications, and is the author of over 200 scientific papers. He has supervised over twenty graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Research localities

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  • Antartica: Dr. Buatois
  • Argentina: Dr. Diego Muñoz; Maximiliano Paz; Gustavo Valencia; Dr. Buatois; Dr. Mángano; Jack Milligan; Federico Wenger; Dr. Cecilia Pirrone
  • Australia: Brittany Laing; Dr. Anthony Shillito
  • Bolivia: Dr. Buatois
  • Brazil: Dr. Buatois; Dr. Mángano
  • Canada: Dr. Mángano (British Columbia); Dr. Lijun Zhang; Romain Gougeon (Newfoundland); Brittany Laing (Newfoundland); Meagan Gilbert (Saskatchewan); Andrei Ichaso (Alberta, Saskatchewan); Luc Chabanole; (Saskatchewan); Jack Milligan (Saskatchewan); Kaitlin Lindblad (Saskatchewan)
  • Chile: Dr. Buatois
  • China: Dr. Mángano; Dr. Buatois; Dr. Maximiliano Paz
  • Colombia: Gabriel Mendoza-Rodriguez
  • Costa Rica: Dr. Luis Ignacio Quiroz
  • Czech Republic: Dr. Mángano; Dr. Buatois
  • Ecuador: Mayra Zuniga
  • England: Dr. Anthony Shillito
  • France: Dr. Romain Vaucher, Romain Gougeon
  • Gabon: Dr. Mángano; Dr. Buatois
  • Ireland: Dr. Mángano
  • Italy: Dr. Buatois, Dr. Mángano
  • Jordan: Dr. Mángano
  • Mexico: Dr. Mángano; Dr. Buatois
  • Morocco: Dr. Romain Vaucher; Dr. Buatois; Dr. Mángano
  • Namibia: Dr. Buatois
  • Paraguay: Dr. Buatois, Dr. Mángano
  • Peru: Dr. Buatois
  • Romania: Dr. Buatois, Dr. Mángano
  • Slovenia: Dr. Buatois, Dr. Mángano
  • South Africa: Dr. Buatois; Dr. Mángano; Dr. Anthony Shillito
  • Spain: Kai Zhou; Dr. Buatois; Dr. Mángano; Kaitlin Lindblad, Dr. Maximiliano Paz
  • Switzerland: Dr. Buatois; Dr. Mángano
  • Trinidad and Toabgo: Dr. Sudipta Dasgupta
  • Ukraine: Dr. Buatois
  • USA: Andrei Ichaso (midwestern states); Fernando Valencia (Texas)
  • Venezuela: Dr. Buatois; Dr. Luis Ignacio Quiroz; Will Rodriguez; Eurídice Solóranzo, Fernando Valencia