Thursday, 17 November 2016 1:50pm
Shanna Law received an award for academic achievement abroad for her study at the Department of Geology, University of Otago in 2015. Shanna Law is a recent graduate of Juniata College. While enrolled in the BCA Study Abroad program in Dunedin, New Zealand, Shanna conducted research investigating the ecological impacts of gold mining, which required collecting soil samples in the field and analyzing them in the lab, and creating hand-drawn and digital maps of the research site. Her research, which has been presented at an academic conference and published the New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics, provides support for varying landscapes to increase biodiversity in mine rehabilitation.
Friday, 11 November 2016 2:23pm
Two University of Otago scientists are among 10 top researchers who have been awarded highly sought-after fellowships to help them develop their research careers in New Zealand.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 3:36pm
Four leading University of Otago academics are among 19 top researchers and scholars to be newly elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 3:28pm
NZARI funding to Dave Prior, Christina Hulbe (Surveying), Jennifer Eccles (Auckland) and other collaborators (including Christian Ohneiser and Andrew Gorman) aims to test ways of using seismic data to measure remotely the ice crystal alignments and ice temperature in ice sheets and glaciers.
Thursday, 6 October 2016 3:37pm
Monday, 22 August 2016 10:30am
WASHINGTON, DC—The American Geophysical Union (AGU) recently announced its 2016 Fellows, an honor given to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields of Earth and space sciences. Since the AGU Fellows program was established in 1962, and according to the organization’s bylaws, no more than 0.01 percent of the total membership of AGU is recognized annually. This year’s class of Fellows are geographically diverse coming from 18 states and eight countries.
Trevor R. Ireland, an Otago Geology Alumni, now at Australian National University is one of the recipients.
Monday, 18 July 2016 4:37pm
Dunedin's underground secrets are being probed in a pilot study of active faults in urban areas, following a recommendation from the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission for more research to paint a better picture of the quake risk to residents in cities and towns.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:31am
In the last week Otago University became an official Participating Institution of the Southern California Earthquake Centre (SCEC). SCEC is an international consortium of earthquake science institutions with headquarters at the University of Southern California in LA. We have also acquired new funding from the New Zealand analogue to SCEC called QuakeCoRE.
Thursday, 16 June 2016 4:24pm
A nearly complete collection of metadata for theses and dissertations (400 Level, MSc and PhD) projects completed at the Department of Geology is now up on a new site.
Friday, 20 May 2016 11:29am
Congratulations to all the Geology staff and students that received funding grants from the Royal Society of NZ.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 9:56am
Nathaniel Parsons, Pat Wongpan and Dave Prior ran a successful test of CT scanning an ice core at the hospital this week. This was a precursor experiment to University of Otago funded research to characterise the 3D distribution of air and brine pockets and solid salts in sea ice cores.
Thursday, 10 March 2016 4:22pm
Over the past two weeks Briar Taylor Silva started her Masters thesis work on the Akatore Fault, supervised by Mark Stirling and Nicola Litchfield (GNS Science). The project represents the first-ever paleoseismic investigation of the Akatore Fault, which is mapped as the closest major active fault to Dunedin by Andrew Gorman et al.
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:30am
The growth of mountain ranges on New Zealand’s South Island directly influenced the evolution of different freshwater fish species in the region, according to new University of Otago-led research.