Elisabeth has been fascinated by the Joggins Cliffs ever since her first visit in the summer of 1998 as part of an international geologic field trip. This fascination is easily explained by the fact that her research (she is a sedimentary geologist) had focused on both coal forming environments and tidally influenced coastal systems.
Fortunately, her family moved to Nova Scotia in 2002 and it didn't take her long to get involved with Joggins. Elisabeth served on the scientific advisory committee formed to support the proposal for the Joggins Fossil Cliffs to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. She also has co-led student and professional field trips to Joggins over the years and was honoured to be invited to meet with the UNESCO WH site evaluation team in the fall of 2007.
JFI Board has one member designated from the Scientific Community and that member also chairs JFI's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). As the board member for science, it is her duty to bring in the collective voice of SAC on many, but not all issues. SAC members are all excellent scientists, many of whom have done exemplary research on the Joggins cliff section for a long time and Elisabeth is privileged to be allowed to work with them.