Dr. Jason Cosford is a Professional Geoscientist with J.D. Mollard and Associates (2010) Limited, working in a variety of fields including geology, hydrogeology, geomorphology, geohazards, and climate change studies. Jason holds both a graduate and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. His doctoral thesis, completed in early 2009, involved the study of isotopic records of speleothems in southeastern China to reconstruct paleoclimatic conditions associated with fluctuations in the intensity and character of the East Asian monsoon.
His past research projects have included airphoto interpretation and field mapping of glacial landforms and sediments in southern Patagonia, Argentina, dating and characterizing Holocene slope failures in the West Block of the Cypress Hills, and field mapping in the Proterozoic La Ronge Domain of the Trans-Hudson Orogen in northern Saskatchewan.
More recent projects include the Weyburn CO2 sequestration project where Jason conducted detailed mapping of surficial and shallow deposits to characterize the shallow hydrogeology of the injection area. In northern Manitoba he collected sediment cores from a reservoir to characterize and quantify sedimentation rates and processes.
Jason is an experienced field researcher who has carried out field data collection using a variety of techniques including electromagnetic ground conductivity surveys, ground penetrating radar, and lakebed coring. In addition, Jason has a broad experience applying laboratory analytical techniques including conventional mass spectrometry, continuous flow laser ablation mass spectrometry, X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), and scanning electron mircoscopy (SEM)