Dr. Annie Quinney is an Instructor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary. Prior to this she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Arctic Institute of North America.
Annie completed her PhD at Monash University in Australia. For her doctoral studies, Annie and her supervisors discovered and described four new amber deposits from within the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. This amber is important because it not only contains some of the highest latitude amber deposits in the Southern Hemisphere, but it also represents the terrestrial realm during a time of globally elevated sea levels, for which terrestrial fossils are lacking. Annie has also used fossil soils to reconstruct the ancient environments and climates that existed during the time of the dinosaurs in Alberta.