Scott Melnyk


Scott’s research is dedicated to better understanding animal-sediment relationships and how they aid in the interpretation of sedimentary environments. He is investigating how burrow distributions can be used to determine benthic colonization trends, and how these trends help refine sedimentary facies models.


  • CAPP Graduate Scholarship in Geology (2021/22)
  • Alberta Graduate Excellence Award (2020/21)
  • Evelyn Wigham (nee Linke) PhD Scholarship in Geology (2020/21)
  • CSPG Regional Graduate Student Scholarship, PhD (2019/20)
  • Alberta Graduate Excellence Award (2019/20)
  • CAPP Graduate Scholarship in Geology (2019/20)
  • APEGA Fund in Geology and Geophysics (2016/17)
  • Bill Elder Scholarship in Geology (2016/17)
  • Jimmy Marshall Scholarship in Science (2016/17)
  • Jason Lang Scholarship (2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17)