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Visiting S1 2017
Yvonne is on the Science Teachers Leadership programme administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand. Visiting us from Logan Park High School where she is a Science/Biology teacher. Yvonne will be here until mid-July hosted by Andrew Gorman.
Bo is from the China Earthquake Administration and will be visiting for 2017. Bo is working with James White on Maar volcanoes in Longgang volcanic area, Northeast China.
Catherine is working on Cenozoic paleoceanography and paleoclimatology using carbonates and organic geochemistry.
She will be working in Geology and Chemistry departments with an office in Chemistry.
Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide
Working on a Marsden with Daphne Lee on the floristics of Miocene fossils sites in New Zealand, their palaeoenvironments and the effects of long term climate change. Over the next 3 years we will be competing that study a well as starting another one funded through the ARC on comparing the Eocene vegetation and floristics of Australia and New Zealand.
Visiting S2 2016
Janelle is with us for the remainder of the year as a participant on the Science Teaching and Leadership Programme through the Royal Society of NZ. She is HOD Science at Northern Southland College in Lumsden and teaches Biology, Science and Maths. She will be working with Mike Palin and Candace Martin. She completed her MSc in Zoology at Otago and has been teaching since 2008.
Visiting 2015- July 2016
Nadya is visiting for one year from Geological Survey of Israel working with Chris Moy and Claudine Stirling (Chemistry) on ‘ocean anoxic events’ using Fe isotopes.
Visiting October 2013- Mar 2014
Ingrid Anell is a Postdoc at UNIS in the high arctic where she is conducting research based on 2D seismic interpretation and sedimentological field-work.
While at Otago she will be working with Andrew Gorman, expanding on her arctic research to include a wider perspective on clinoform development.
Was on a primary science teacher fellowship funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Ruth will be in Mike Palin’s office (ext. 9083) until the From Early August to December 2013.
She was working under the guidance of Virginia Toy and also with Ewan Fordyce and Daphne Lee doing paleontology.
Morgan is a PhD student from Dept of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming USA. Morgan is here on a US National Science Foundation summer EAPSI fellowship - rather a prestigious appointment. Morgan is working on fossil marine mammals, particularly joint study with Bobby Boessenecker. Morgan works in Gs12, the Geol Musuem, and in the Bobby/Yoshi office.
Prof Mike Gottfried (Michigan State University)
Visited 4-22 August 2013.
To work with Ewan Fordyce and others in the paleo group. Mike's regular visits for over a decade have lead to several papers on important NZ fossil vertebrates. A main aim of this trip is to help with Ewan's UORG research project, "Lost Mammals of Zealandia" - a search of shallow marine sediments for land vertebrates that might have lived on Zealandia before peak transgression in the Oligocene. Sophie White has been sieving and sorting 727 kg of field samples, ably helped by a group of volunteers. We have several promising fossil teeth that may represent land reptiles, but no mammals yet.
Professor Bob Spicer (William Evans Fellow) and his wife Teresa
Here from 28 January until 2nd March 2013
About Bob and Teresa Spicer (written by Bob)
I am Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the Open University (address below) as well as holding a Senior International Visiting Professorship funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (again see the address below). Teresa also has a visiting position at Beijing.
We are working with Daphne Lee, Tammo Reichgelt and Liz Kennedy (GNS Lower Hutt - Liz was a PhD student of mine) on understanding the relationship between leaf form and climate in New Zealand. The background to this work can be found at http://clamp.ibcas.ac.cn. Multivariate analysis of leaf architecture serves as a powerful palaeoclimate proxy and in addition to providing information on past mean annual, warm month mean and cold month mean temperatures we can get indications on precipitation and a property of the atmosphere called enthalpy that we can use as a palaeoaltimeter. I shall be speaking about that in respect of our work in India, China and on the Tibetan Plateau in my departmental presentation on February 17th. Teresa works with me on all of this, numerically scoring leaves, running the analyses (using servers in Beijing), and correcting my English when I write things up. More information on my background can be found at http://science-people.open.ac.uk/r.a.spicer.
Kate Pound, Geology Professor
St Cloud State University,
St Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Visiting from late 2012/early 2013
Was working on:
- (Finally) completing manuscripts relating to her PhD(Otago) for publication
- A petrographic provenance study on Greenland Group Metasediments with Nick Mortimer(GNS)
- Sedimentological/provenance study of Cannington Gravels in Northern Otago/South Canterbury.
Kate will be at Otago until early December, then on to Canterbury Uni in the new year.
(Colorado State University) will be visiting until April 2010. He is currently residing in GSW's room in the middle to south attic. (VT)
(Université du Québec á Chicoutimi) will be arriving with his family on 3rd January 2010. He will be travelling around plus spending time in Australia. He will be here until June. (DC)
Visiting 15 February - 15 July 2010. email "I am on sabbatical from my home institution (University of Michigan) as a Senior Fulbright Scholar until mid July 2010 working on Cenozoic echinoderms with Ewan Fordyce as my host."
tectonic modelling/numerical modelling
February 1st - 28th 2007
Associate Professor, Structural Geology & Tectonics, Queen's University, Ontario.
Ontario Research Centres in Earthquake Hazards & Continental Dynamics
December 2006 until end of April 2007