Terry Poulton started research in regional geology with a M.Sc. thesis containing stratigraphy, structural, mapping and metamorphic components. He switched into paleontology for a Ph.D. project because there was a need there at the time, an odd change of direction considering today's trends. He has conducted Canadian Jurassic paleontology (molluscs) and regional Jurassic stratigraphy with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) for 20 years, and for the last 4 years has served as Chief Paleontologist for the GSC and manager for the Paleontology Subdivision of the GSC in Calgary. Check our web page at http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/~rose/paleo/paleob.htm.