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Geology alumni 2020

Aidan Aubert image 2020Aidan Aubert

New Zealand

BSc (Hons) topic: Origin of modern and paleo garnet deposits in the Manakaiaua River area, South Westland, New Zealand
Supervisor: James Scott

Wendel Broek image 2020Wendel Broek

New Zealand / Netherlands

BSc (Hons) topic: The Highcliff Tuff, Dunedin Volcano, New Zealand
Supervisor: Marco Brenna

Donna CondonDonna Condon

New Zealand

MSc topic: Reconstructing Antarctic Bottom Water Current Strength at ODP Site 1101
Supervisors: Christian Ohneiser, Chris Moy

Greer_Gilmer_smGreer Gilmer

New Zealand

PhD topic: Climate records from Auckland Islands, Antarctica and Lake Ohau.
Supervisors:  Chris Moy, Christina Riesselman, Marcus Vandergoes (GNS)

Jasper HoffmanJasper Hoffmann


PhD topic: Geophysics project examining fluid migration and escape features in the Canterbury Basin
Supervisors: Andrew Gorman, Gareth Crutchley (GNS Science), Christian Ohneiser

James Leaper image 2021James Leaper

New Zealand / United Kingdom

MSc topic: The Cascade rock avalanche, Fiordland, New Zealand
Supervisor: Steven Smith

Hamish Lilley image 2021Hamish Lilley

New Zealand

MSc topic: The Paragenesis of the Orogenic Gold Deposits of Te Oneroa Bay, Preservation Inlet, Southwest Fiordland
Supervisor: James Scott

Risa Matsumura_smRisa Matsumura


PhD topic: Alpine Fault Cataclasites
Supervisors: Virginia Toy, Norio Shigematsu (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba)

Ross Nicolls

MSc Topic: Tectonic geomorphology of the Rock and Pillar Range and Taieri Ridge, Otago, New Zealand
Supervisor: Mark Stirling

Jan PiekarskiJan-Kristian Piekarski


MSc topic: Middle Cenozoic unconformities of Waihao Valley, South Canterbury Basin
Supervisor: Ewan Fordyce

Alessio PontesilliAlessio Pontesilli


PhD topic: Petrology and experimental petrology of the Dunedin Volcanic Complex
Supervisors: Marco Brenna, Silvio Mollo (University of La Sapienza, Rome), Matteo Masotta (University of Pisa), James White

Oliver ReesOliver Rees

New Zealand

MSc topic: Seismic characterisation of sediments in Otago Harbour
Supervisors: Christina Riesselman, Andrew Gorman

Kat Sauer image 2021Kat Sauer


PhD topic: Influence of fluids and microstructural heterogeneities on the rheological behaviour of large-scale continental faults: Insights from the Alpine Fault mylonite zone, New Zealand
Supervisor: Virginia Toy

Aleisha Savage image 2021Aleisha Savage

New Zealand

PGDipSci topic: Holocene paleoclimate record in the Adare Trough, Antarctica
Supervisor: Christina Riesselman

Risha SinghRisha Jasmine Singh

PhD (Toxicology) topic: Biosorption of Heavy Metals from Water
Supervisors: Rhonda Rosengren (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Candace Martin

Ella van den BergElla van den Berg

New Zealand

MSc topic: Paleoseismology and earthquake hazard of the Cardrona (north) and Grandview Faults, Central Otago
Supervisors: Mark Stirling, David Barrell (GNS)

Erin Weightman image 2021Erin Weightman


MSc topic: Environmental remediation at Hyde-Macraes Shear Zone, New Zealand
Supervisor: James Scott, Cathy Rufaut, Dave Craw