Daryl Cowell

Daryl Cowell

Daryl Cowell

Daryl was born in Hamilton, Ontario where he attended McMaster University in the geology and physical geography program. He specialized in karst geomorphology – the study of the formation of caves and associated landforms.

He began to study the geology and karst of the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Peninsula through his undergraduate and Masters’ theses research. Daryl then worked for Environment Canada between 1976 and 1989 on several national and international projects but since then worked as a geoscience consultant with two environmental firms he co-founded. He moved to the Tobermory area in 2002 where he now works as an independent geoscience consultant.

His work experience covers much of Ontario as well as northern and central Manitoba, northern Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Internationally he has worked in Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Uruguay, Romania, and Nigeria.

In 2004 he co-authored a very popular book on the Geology and Landforms of Grey and Bruce Counties.

2014 Forum Talk

The Niagara Escarpment stretches from west central New York through Ontario, across Manitoulin Island and south along the west coast of Lake Michigan forming what is known as The Great Arc. Along the way it links many communities and offers collaborative opportunities. One is the possibility of establishing a Geopark, an international designation, that would recogize the special qualities of the Great Arc and the research, educational, tourism and other prospects available to communities along its length.

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