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Event archive

11 October 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Research and teaching in Germany, in the midst of the Corona and European Climate and Energy Crises


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and online via Zoom, Dunedin

16 May 2023

5:00pm to 6:00pm

From ocean depths to mountain tops: Formation and exhumation of oceanic crust in the Troodos Ophiolite (Cyprus)


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin and online via Zoom

18 July 2023

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Discovering and cataloguing previously undocumented Otago and Southland earthquakes, 1855–1929


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin and online via Zoom

19 April 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Insights into centennial-scale salt marsh morphodynamics and biogeochemistry from a tectonic margin


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin and via Zoom

18 April 2023

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Using citizen data to understand earthquake impacts: Aotearoa New Zealand’s earthquake Felt Reports and their current use in Science


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and Zoom.

22 June 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Unlocking the potential of Antarctic permafrost to constrain climate models


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom, Dunedin

09 May 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

A method of Tsunami Early Warning for New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom.

04 May 2023

1:00pm to 1:50pm

Measurement of Anthropogenic Gravitational Effects


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom.

21 March 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

180 million years of the forest biome in New Zealand: New insights from fossilized wood


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin and online via Zoom

16 August 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

GSNZ President's lunchtime talk: Unlocking a record of UV-B radiation hidden in fossil pollen


Online and in person, Benson Common Room, Geology Building, Dunedin.

04 April 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

A month of fieldwork in the McMurdo Dry Valleys investigating permafrost degassing


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin and online via Zoom

29 September 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Mining for Meaning: the Geoethics of Extractive Industries


Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and Zoom

09 September 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Tiny but Mighty: a diatom and geochemical investigation of dynamic environmental changes along the Wilkes Land margin, East Antarctica between 2-3 Ma


Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building)

24 August 2022

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Hochstetter Lecture: The shear zones that hold back the ice sheets


QUAD 4, Geology building, University of Otago, Dunedin

14 March 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

The biogeochemistry of redox-sensitive elements and the δ238U isotope system in the permanently euxinic Framvaren Fjord


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom

02 March 2023

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Geochemical evidence for subduction erosion in the Trans-mexican Volcanic Belt


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin campus and online via Zoom

02 August 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

New Zealand Community Fault Model v1.0


Benson Common Room, Geology Building, Dunedin and via Zoom

16 August 2022

5:00pm to 6:30pm

GSNZ President's Lecture: Tiny but Mighty – the role of pollen and palynology in the Geosciences


Quad 4, Department of Geology, University of Otago, Dunedin

27 September 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Submarine landslides in Te Tai o Rēhua (Tasman Sea)


Benson Common Room, Geology Department and via Zoom

07 February 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Megacrysts, orbs and pretty maps: Using crystal orientations to unpick crystal clustering processes


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), 360 Leith Street, University of Otago, Dunedin

14 September 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Holocene palaeoceanography of the western Ross Sea, Antarctica – Olivia Truax


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom

11 November 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Asbestos, gasoline tanks, dry cleaners, oh my! Environmental consulting in the southeastern USA


Benson Common Room, Geology Department and via Zoom

08 February 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Serpentinite mud volcanoes as windows to the forearc of the Mariana Subduction Zone


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), DunedinandZoom via https://bit.ly/otagogeology

06 September 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Do silica secreting organisms regulate climate on Earth?


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom

12 September 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ground motion simulations for Dunedin and Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand


Online only

01 March 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Olivine CaO as proxy to mantle wedge depletion in the trans-Mexican volcanic belt


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin campus and online via Zoom

23 August 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Subduction cycling and its controls on hyperactive volcanism in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand


Benson Common Room, Geology Building and via Zoom

15 March 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Diatom transfer functions for sea surface temperature reconstructions from the Southern Ocean, Pacific Sector


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and Zoom.

04 October 2022

1:00pm to 2:00pm

The behaviour of sulfur during volcanic degassing


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and Zoom

31 January 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Granitic magnetic fabrics (AMS) show tectonic deformation control of episodic crustal growth


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin and online via Zoom

27 March 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Geomorphological and spatial-temporal development and evolution of monogenetic volcanic systems


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and online via Zoom

27 March 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Geomorphological and spatial-temporal development and evolution of monogenetic volcanic systems


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom

23 March 2023

5:00pm to 6:00pm

History, revival and hidden gems of the Lapworth Museum of Geology


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom.

11 July 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Paleoenvironment and sediment basins in Dusky Sound, New Zealand, characterised through seismic stratigraphy and sediment cores


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building)

12 September 2023

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Hochstetter Lecture: Kaikōura earthquake – Tales from the seafloor


Quad 4 lecture theatre, Geology building, University of Otago, Dunedin

26 September 2023

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Geology Department seminar: Fractures and fluid flow through naturally fractured geothermal reservoirs, Taupō Volcanic Zone, New Zealand


Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin and online via Zoom

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