Welcome to the Department of Geology
The dynamic geology of the South Island of New Zealand is regarded with fascination by earth scientists the world over.
Teaching and Research carried out by staff and students in the Geology Department at the University of Otago in Dunedin emphasises process-related research tied to the fast tempo of 'active' earth science in the South Island, and to the evolution of our unique New Zealand biota.
Upcoming Events (all events)
Latest News (all news)
15 November 2013: Department of Geology goes spatial with Koordinates subsite. The department now has a koordinates.com subsite with mostly spatial data derived from staff and students research in the Department of Geology.
31 October 2013: Marsden success for geology staff Congratulations to Christina Riesselmann, Dave Craw and Chris Moy: all have been awarded Marsden Funds to start in 2014.
30 October 2013: Maori and Mining book launch
Maori & Mining is a book that provides a context to Mining in New Zealand for Maori people, Iwi and others.
30 October 2013: Ice workshop
Dunedin has hosted a workshop on ice microstructure, rheology and physical properties this week.
4 September 2013: Nietzsche's Butterfly: An Introduction to Chaos Theory (Student Voices: A Blog about science by students, for students at Scitable -Nature.com) By Robin Andrews.