2004–2018 Curator and Collections Manager, Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre (PRPRC), Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada.
- As Curator I am responsible for developing, fundraising, and implementing large-scale paleontology field expeditions in remote localities, advising industrial and governing bodies on best practices for fossil heritage resource management, management of PRPRC personnel, public outreach, development of educational programming curricula, interpretive display design.
- As Collections Manager I am responsible for managing fossil heritage archives of the PRPRC, including the development of collections policies and procedures and best practices, training technical staff in fossil heritage conservation best practices, archival data, and metadata management, physical storage requirements, managing specimen donations.
2016 Ph.D., Systematics and Evolution Research Interest Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
2009 M.Sc., Systematics and Evolution Research Interest Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
2002 B.Sc., (Distinction) Department of Geology & Geophysics, and Department of Zoology University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin.
Sep 2012 Palaeontology consultant (dinosaur tracks) for Woodside Energy, Broome area, Western Australia.
Aug 2005 Palaeontological survey of fossil heritage resources (dinosaur tracks) of Kakwa Provincial Park for British Columbia Parks Land Management.
Jun–Aug 2003 Excavation Coordinator, Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation Dinosaur Dig. Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia.
2009–2026 Wildlife Act Permit FJ16-224021, Wildlife Salvage Permit; for building and maintaining extant osteology of Peace Region fauna.
Paleontological Resource Conservation:
2016–2021 Contributor with Dr. Richard T. McCrea for designation of protective status for two track sites in the Gething Formation of British Columbia.
Paleontological Assessments and Reports:
2016 McCrea RT, Buckley LG. An overview of the palaeontological potential of the proposed Moose Lake Wind Project Area (NTS 93P5 &6), 12p.
2006 McCrea RT, Buckley LG. Research on the fossil vertebrate track site in Kakwa Provincial Park (August 5–30, 2006. Unpublished report for B.C. Parks, December 7, 2006, 19p.
2005 McCrea RT, Buckley LG. Preliminary palaeontological survey of vertebrate tracks and other fossils from Kakwa Provincial Park (NTS 93I/01). Unpublished report for B.C. Parks, November 11, 2005, 16p.
2009 Reviewer, B.C. Fossil Management Framework for the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Land.
2005 Contributor with Richard T. McCrea to guidance for the B.C. government’s ‘Fossil Management Framework’, towards legislation for B.C. fossils and fossil sites.
Jobs Skills and Specialised Training:
Working Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, OpenOffice, Google Blogger, WordPress.
2005–Present Paleontological Statistics (PAST), bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses freeware.
2010–Present PastPerfect 4.0 and 5.0, museum archives software.
2016–2022 Firearms License/ Possession-Acquisition.
Jan 2018 WHMIS with GHS Training, E-Workplace Training; Violence and Harassment in the Workplace; Disabilities in the Workplace, E-Workplace Training Certificate, January 26.
Conference and Symposia Organization:
Jun 2012 Conference Coordinator, Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre 4th Annual Palaeontology Symposium, Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia.
May 2011 Conference Coordinator, British Columbia Paleontological Alliance 9th Biennial/Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre 3rd Annual Palaeontology Symposium, Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia.
May 2010 Conference Coordinator, Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre 2nd Annual Palaeontology Symposium, Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia.
Professional-Related Society Memberships:
2017–2018 Society of the Preservation of Natural History Collections
2004–Present British Columbia Palaeontological Alliance.
2001–Present Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
2000–2002 Golden Key Honor Society (University of Wisconsin at Madison).
Professional Grants Received:
May 2008 Irving K. Barber Learning Centre British Columbia History Digitizing Program, project title: “Hands Off! Responsibly opening the doors to northeastern British Columbia’s fossil resource collections through online access to a 2-D image and 3-D digital replica Online Digital Image Catalogue”. Amount: $15,000.00
May 2017 British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada Program. “Accessible Vertebrate Ichnology Database (AVID) for 3D Digital Models of British Columbia’s Vertebrate Tracks and Trackways.” Amount: $70,000.00
GRADUATE STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Mar 2010 Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Graduate Student Teaching Award, in recognition of outstanding graduate student teaching assistants in each Faculty at the University of Alberta.
2009–2010 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship – Doctoral Level, University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences.
2006–2007 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship – Master’s Level, University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences.
Dec 2006 Graduate Student Scholarship, Minister of Advanced Education, Alberta.
Apr 2006 Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences.
Apr 2006 Graduate Teaching Assistantship – Letter of Commendation, University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences.
Dec 2002 Entrance Scholarship, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
May 2002 T. C. Chamberlin Scholarship, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Student Grants Received:
2006 Jurassic Foundation, University of Alberta.
2005 Dinosaur Research Institute, University of Alberta.
2004 Jurassic Foundation, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
2003 Jurassic Foundation, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
2001 Hilldale Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Mar 2012 Recipient of University of Alberta Graduate Student Association “Community Involvement Award” for scientific outreach activities in the Peace Region, March 14, 2012.
Oct 2010 Co-recipient of “Award for Technology Leadership”, sponsored by Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, Sci-Tech North Awards Banquet, Fort St. John, British Columbia.
Feb 2010 Nomination for AEGS Research Communication Outreach Award, Graduate Students’ Association, University of Alberta.
Oct 2008 Co-recipient of “Award for Technology Leadership”, sponsored by Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, Sci-Tech North Awards Banquet, Fort St. John, British Columbia.
2016–2017 Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark Board of Directors, Vice President.
2014–Present British Columbia Palaeontological Alliance, Member at Large.
2014–2017 Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, Scientific Advisor
2008–2013 Sci-Tech North Board of Directors (Peace Region.)