Cameron Penn-Clarke

Scientist and Honorary Research Associate, University of the Witwatersrand

I am a Scientist with the Council for Geoscience, Bellville Office and an Honorary Research Associate of the Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Additionally, I am a stratigrapher with the South African Committee for Stratigraphy and an associate stratigrapher with the Subcommission for Devonian Stratigraphy (International Union for Stratigraphy) where I am the South African representative. My research interests are focused towards understanding palaeoenvironments, palaeoecology and palaeogeography of Devonian high latitude (subpolar-polar) regions, as well as the proxies for palaeoenvironmental and palaeoecological change through time in these regions. As such, I am specialised in sedimentology, invertebrate palaeontology, lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, ichnology, tectonics and geochronology. I also "dabble" in historical geology with focus on documentation of pre- and early-colonial interest in fossils from the Cape Supergroup as well as promotion of geo- and palaeoheritage of the Cederberg.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Honorary Research Associate, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • 2018–present
    Scientist, Council for Geoscience
  • 2017–2018
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Education

  • 2017 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Ph.D. Geosciences
  • 2012 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, B.Sc. (Hons) Geology and Palaeontology
  • 2011 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, B.Sc. Geology and Zoology

Professional Memberships

  • Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy
  • South African Committee for Stratigraphy
  • Palaeontological Society of southern Africa