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Geological constraints on Zealandian biogeography

Wednesday 11th October, 2017

Start time: 5:20 PM

Finish time: 7:00 PM

Speaker: Dr Hamish Campbell, senior scientist with GNS Science Lower Hutt and GNS Science "geologist in residence" at Te Papa, the National Museum of New Zealand, in Wellington. Dr Campbell has become a well-known geologist to the New Zealand public in the context of museum exhibitions, popular books and the media. His current research interests are primarily concerned with the origin of the older sedimentary and metamorphic rocks of New Zealand, and the geological constraints on the origin of the native biotas of New Zealand and New Caledonia. He is co-author with Dr Nick Mortimer of "Zealandia Our Continent Revealed" which explores the geological origins and history of the New Zealand continental land mass. At the Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King Street, behind the Zoology car park by the Captain Cook Hotel. Use the main entrance of the Benham Building to get in and go to the Benham Seminar Room, Rm. 215, 2nd floor. Please be prompt as we have to hold the door open.

Contact Robyn Bridges, phone: (03) 472 7330.