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Assoc Prof Virginia G Toy

BSc MSc(Auckland) MPhil(ANU) PhD(Otago)
Office - Geology
Tel +64 3479 7506

Virginia Toy making orientation marks on a sample of ultramafic rocks 418px



My major research interests are 

  • Faults and shear zones in the crust and mantle lithosphere
  • Microstructures and texture analysis
  • SW Pacific tectonics

Scientific Drilling at the University of Otago

Monthly updates for those involved in, or interested in, Scientific Drilling at the University of Otago:


Current postgraduate students and opportunities for postgraduate study

Information on my current postgraduate students' research projects and opportunities for future postgraduate study


I teach at all year levels in the Department of Geology. Find out more about the