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Eocene-Oligocene paleoclimate of NZ constructed from drill cores

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Sciences
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, PhD
Department
Geology
Supervisors
Dr Christian Ohneiser, Associate Professor Daphne Lee, Associate Professor Chris Moy, Dr Catherine Beltran

Overview

There is the potential for several projects ranging in complexity and length.

Drill cores acquired from hydrocarbon exploration companies provide a unique opportunity to reconstruct the climate history of New Zealand.

We are in a unique position to have two Eocene-Oligocene aged drill cores that provide an insight into New Zealand’s climate at this time.

These projects will involve determining how old the cores are, what orbital Milankovich cycles are present and how they controlled the sedimentary system, physical properties logging and sedimentary logging.

We expect high profile publications will result from this work.

Contact

Christian Ohneiser
Email   christian.ohneiser@otago.ac.nz