UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Associate Professor Catherine Mary Reid

Geological Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Cool-water carbonate sedimentology
  • Shallow-water benthic foraminifera
  • Earthquake research
  • Palaeozoic bryozoans
  • Permian palaeogeography
  • Bryozoan systematics

Researcher Summary

There are three main strands to my research
1) Carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, relationships of authigenic minerals to oceanography and biogenic activity, and the resource potential of New Zealand glauconite minerals. New Zealand geological development in the Cenozoic through carbonate sedimentology, palaeography and sequence stratigraphy.
2) The response of estuarine environments to coseismic events and the potential record of palaeoseismic activity in estuarine sediments, and their record of human influence and pollutants.
3) The  palaeoecology and biogeography of Permian biotas of New Zealand and Australia, and the response of these faunas to the end of the Late Palaeoizoic Ice Age. Systematics and palaeoenvironmental applications of late Palaeozoic bryozoans of Australia and New Zealand. Growth in Palaeozoic bryozoans and their response to variation in water temperature and alkalinity.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Future Research

  • New Zealand Cenozoic carbonate sedimentology
  • Geological development of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary
  • Record of palaeoseismic deformation in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary
  • Foraminiferal record of urbanisation
  • Growth rates in Palaeozoic bryozoans in response to oceanographic change
  • Ecological distribution and preservation of Palaeozoic polar bryozoans

Key Methodologies

  • Field based research
  • Carbonate petrology
  • Cathodoluminescence of carbonates and fossils
  • Bryozoan and foraminiferal systematics
  • Statistical analysis of palaeontological data

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Journal Articles
  • Lane EM., Borrero J., Whittaker CN., Bind J., Chagué-Goff C., Goff J., Goring D., Hoyle J., Mueller C. and Power WL. (2017) Effects of Inundation by the 14th November, 2016 Kaikōura Tsunami on Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand. Pure and Applied Geophysics 174(5): 1855-1874. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00024-017-1534-x.
  • Power W., Clark K., King DN., Borrero J., Howarth J., Lane EM., Goring D., Goff J., Chagué-Goff C. and Williams J. (2017) Tsunami runup and tide-gauge observations from the 14 November 2016 M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, New Zealand. Pure and Applied Geophysics 174: 2457-2473. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00024-017-1566-2.
  • Reid C., Cochran U., Clark K., Marsden I., Litchfield N. and Ries W. (2017) Salt marsh plant response to vertical deformation resulting from the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 60(3): 220-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2017.1307233.
  • Quigley MC., Hughes MW., Bradley BA., van Ballegooy S., Reid CM., Morgenroth J., Horton TW., Duffy B. and Pettinga JR. (2016) The 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence: Environmental effects, seismic triggering thresholds and geologic legacy. Tectonophysics 672–673: 228-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.01.044.
  • Hayward BW., Sabaa AT., Figueira B., Reid CM. and Nomura R. (2015) Foraminiferal record of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, New Zealand, and possible predecessors. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 438: 213-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.050.
  • Bassett KN., Lee DE., Mildenhall DC., Nelson CS. and Reid CM. (2014) Erratum: (New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics (2014) 57: 2 (270)). New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 57(2): 270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2014.902010.
  • Riordan NK., Reid CM., Bassett KN. and Bradshaw JD. (2014) Reconsidering basin geometries of the West Coast: the influence of the Paparoa Core Complex on Oligocene Rift Systems. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 57(2): 170-184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2014.904386.
  • Thompson NK., Bassett KN. and Reid CM. (2014) The effect of volcanism on cool-water carbonate facies during maximum inundation of Zealandia in the Waitaki-Oamaru region. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 57(2): 149-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2014.904385.
  • Isbell JL., Henry LC., Reid CM. and Frasier ML. (2013) Sedimentology and palaeoecology of lonestone-bearing mixed clastic rocks and cold water carbonates of the Lower Permian basal beds at Fossil Cliffs, Maria Island, Tasmania (Australia): Insight into the initial decline of the late Palaeozoic ice age. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 376: 307-341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP376.2.
  • James NP., Reid CM., Bone Y., Levings A. and Malcolm I. (2013) The macroalgal carbonate factory at a cool-to-warm temperate marine transition, Southern Australia. Sedimentary Geology 291: 1-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2013.03.007.
  • Reid CM., Thompson NK., Irvine JRM. and Laird TE. (2012) Sand volcanoes in the Avon-Heathcote estuary produced by the 2010-2011 Christchurch earthquakes: Implications for geological preservation and expression. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 55(3): 249-254. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2012.674051.
  • Wyse-Jackson PN., Reid CM. and McKinney FK. (2012) Fixation of the type species of the genus Protoretepora de Koninck, 1878 (Bryozoa, Fenestrata). Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 36(1): 137-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2012.628160.
  • Wyse-Jackson PN., Reid CM. and McKinney FK. (2011) The status of Protoretepora de Koninck, 1878 (Fenestrata: Bryozoa), and description of P. crockfordae sp. nov. and P. wassi sp. nov. from the Permian of Australia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 35(4): 539-552. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03115518.2011.557293.
  • Reid CM. (2010) Environmental Controls on the Distribution of Late Paleozoic Bryozoan Colony Morphotypes: An example from the Permian of Tasmania, Australia. PALAIOS 25(11): 692-702. http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2010.p10-031r.
  • Reid CM., James NP., Kyser TK. and Beauchamp B. (2008) Diagenetic cycling of nutrients in seafloor sediments, and the carbonate-silica balance in a Paleozooic cool-water carbonate system, Sverdrup Basin, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Journal of Sedimentary Research 78: 562-578. http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2008.057.
  • Reid CM., James NP., Kyser TK., Barrett N. and Hirst AJ. (2008) Modern estuarine siliceous spiculites, Tasmania, Australia: A non-polar link to Phanerozoic spiculitic cherts. Geology 36(2): 107-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G24333A.1.
  • Reid CM., James NP., Beauchamp B. and Kyser TK. (2007) Faunal turnover and changing oceanography: Late Palaeozoic warm-to-cool water carbonates, Sverdrup Basin, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 249(1-2): 128-159. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2007.01.007.
  • Rogala B., James NP. and Reid CM. (2007) Deposition of polar carbonates during interglacial high-stands on an Early Permian shelf, Tasmania. Journal of Sedimentary Research 77(7): 587-606. http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2007.060.
  • Hayward BW., Grenfell HR., Reid CM. and Hayward KA. (1999) Recent New Zealand shallow-water benthic foraminifera: Taxonomy, ecologic distribution, biogeography, and use in paleoenvironmental assessment. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences. Monograph (21)
  • Reid CM. (1998) Stratigraphy, paleontology, and tectonics of lower Miocene rocks in the Waipatiki/Mangatuna area, southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 41(2): 115-131. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.1998.9514796.
  • Hayward BW., Grenfell H. and Reid C. (1997) Foraminiferal associations in Wanganui Bight and Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 31(3): 337-365. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.1997.9516771.
  • Hayward BW., Grenfell HR., Pullin AD., Reid C. and Hollis CJ. (1997) Foraminiferal associations in the upper Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 27(1): 21-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.1997.9517526.
Chapters
  • Marsden ID., Hart DE., Reid CM. and Gomez C. (2016) Earthquake disturbances. In Kennish MJ (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Estuaries: 207-214. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
  • Reid CM. (2014) Growth and calcification rates in polar bryozoans from the Permian of Tasmania, Australia. In Rosso A; Wyse Jackson PN; Porter J (Ed.), Bryozoan Studies 2013: 189-197. Trento: Museo delle Scienze.
  • Reid CM., Forsyth SM., Clarke MJ. and Bacon CA. (2014) The Parmeener Supergroup - Late Carboniferous to Triassic. In: Corbett, K.D., Quilty P.G., Calver, C.R. (Eds.), Geological Evolution of Tasmania. Geological Society of Australia Special Publication 24 Geological Society of Australia (Tasmania Division), pp. 363-384. In Corbett KD; Quilty PG; Calver CR (Ed.), Geological Evolution of Tasmania: 363-384. GSA (Tasmania Division): Geological Society of Australia Special Publication 24.
  • Bastin S., Reid C., Quigley M. and Bassett K. (2013) Earthquake Impacts on Soft Sediments in Eastern Christchurch (Field Trip 3 24 Nov 2013). : 21pp.
  • Reid CM. (2012) Large sediment encrusting trepostome bryozoans from the Permian of Tasmania, Australia. In Ernst A; Schafer P; Scholz J (Ed.), Bryozoan Studies 2010: 237-249. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
  • Reid CM. and James NP. (2008) Climatic response of Late Paleozoic bryozoans: Diversity and composition of Gondwanan faunas. In Hageman SJ; Key Jr MM; Winston JE (Ed.), Bryozoan Studies 2007: Special Publication 15: 243-250. Martinsville: Virginia Museum of Natural History.
Authored Books
  • Reid CM. (2003) Permian Bryozoa of Tasmania and New South Wales: systematics and their use in Tasmanian biostratigraphy. AAP Memoir 28. Sydney: Association of Australasian Palaeontologists. 133pp.
  • Hayward BW., Grenfell HR., Reid CM. and Hayward KA. (1999) Recent New Zealand shallow-water benthic foraminifera: taxonomy, ecologic distribution, biogeography and use in palaeoenvironmental assessment. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Monograph 21. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (IGNS Ltd). 158pp.
Edited Volumes
  • Bassett KN., Lee DE., Mildenhall DC., Nelson CS. and Reid CM. (Ed.) (2014) Special Issue of New Zealand Geology and Geophysics - Oligocene paleogeography of New Zealand: maximum marine transgression. Oxford: Taylor and Francis. 270pp.
  • Reid CM. and Hampton SJ. (Ed.) (2013) Field Trip Guides. 192pp.
  • Reid CM. and Wandres A. (Ed.) (2013) Abstracts, Geosciences 2013. 107pp.
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Bassett KN., Nicholas N., Thompson K. and Reid CM. (2017) Distribution of carbonate reservoirs controlled by volcanism in the Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Oamaru, New Zealand: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Geosciences Technology Workshop “Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems, 16 Mar 2017. In Proccedings of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Geosciences Technology Workshop “Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems"
  • Reid CM., Mellis RA., Thompson NK. and Bassett KN. (2017) The influence of volcanism on cool-water carbonate diagenesis in the Canterbury Basin, New Zealand. Oamaru, New Zealand: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Geosciences Technology Workshop “Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems”, 16 Mar 2017. In Proccedings of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Geosciences Technology Workshop “Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems". 2017
  • Riordan N., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2015) Shoals, seaways and submarine fans: A revised palaeogeography of the Oligocene Paparoa Trough. Wellington, New Zealand: 2015 Geoscience Society of NZ Annual Conference, 24-27 Nov 2015.
  • Riordan NK., Turnbull RE., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2014) The Influence of the Mokihinui Metamorphic Core Complex on Paleogene Basin Evolution: Reactivation of Cretaceous Structures in an Evolving Stress Regime? New Plymouth, New Zealand: 2014 Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Meeting, 24-27 Nov 2014.
  • Riordan NE., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2013) Cool-water carbonates in active rift systems: An Oligocene example from the West Coast region of New Zealand. San Francisco, CA, USA: 2013 American Geophysical Union Annual Conference Proceedings, 9-13 Dec 2013.
  • Riordan NK., Bradshaw JD., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2013) Reconsidering Basin Geometries of the West Coast: The Influence of the Paparoa Core Complex on Oligocene Rift Systems. Christchurch, New Zealand: Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Meeting, 24-27 Nov 2013.
  • Riordan NK., Bradshaw JD., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2013) Reconsidering Basin Geometries of the West Coast: The Influence of the Paparoa Core Complex On Oligocene Rift Systems. Christchurch, New Zealand: Geosciences 2013: Annual Conference of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, 24-27 Nov 2013. In Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publications: Abstracts, Geosciences 2013(MP136A): 80-81.
  • Irvine JRM., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2012) Biostratigraphy, palaeogeography and sedimentology of the North Canterbury Basin, South Island, New Zealand. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Geoconvention 2012, 14-18 May 2012.
  • Thompson NK., Reid CM., Bassett KN. and Pufahl PK. (2012) Authigenic mineral production in an oligocene cool-water carbonate Sequence stratigraphic framework, Waitaki Basin, New Zealand. Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand GeoSciences Annual Conference (GSNZ), 25-28 Nov 2012. In Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 134A: 87-88.
  • Reid CM. and Burrett CF. (2004) The geology and hydrocarbon potential of the glaciomarine Lower Parmeener Supergroup, Tasmania Basin. Adelaide, Australia: Eastern Australian Basins Symposium II (EABS2), 19 Sep 2004. In Eastern Australian Basins Symposium II, Adelaide 19-22 September 2004 PESA Special Publication: 265-275.
Other
  • Bassett KN., Reid CM., White J. and Thompson NK. (2017) Basaltic Volcanism on a Carbonate Shelf: Facies and Diagenesis. : 14. AAPG Geotechnical Workshop Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems Oamaru, New Zealand 14 – 16 March 2017.
  • Reid CM. and Gowlett-Holmes K. (2016) Tasmania Basin. International Bryozoology Association Pre-conference Field Trip. 2nd-9th April 2016. : 48. 17th International Bryozoology Association, Melbourne Australia.
  • Hollis C., Crampton J., Morgans H. and Reid C. (2013) Cretaceous-Paleogene Stratigraphy of North-Eastern South Island: North Canterbury, Kaikoura, South-Eastern Marlborough (Field Trip 9 28-30 Nov 2013). C.M. Reid and S.J. Hampton (compilers) Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publications Field Trip Guides (136B): 51pp.
  • Reid CM. (2004) A6 - Maria Island. Excursion Guide 17th AGC, Dynamic Earth: Past, present and future. : 7pp. Hobart: [Field trip guide].
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Holt BA. and Reid CM. (2015) Tidal distribution of Foraminifera in Brooklands Lagoon, Canterbury, New Zealand. Baltimore, MD, USA: 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (GSA2015), 1-4 Nov 2015
  • Berger K., Reid C., McGillis A. and Hampton S. (2014) Foraminifera Species Distribution and Geochemistry: A Tool for Ecological Assessment of Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand. Vancouver, Canada: 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (GSA), 19-22 Oct 2014
  • Reid CM., Cochran U., Clark K., Litchfield NJ., Marsden I. and Ries W. (2014) Salt-Marsh Plants Ground-Truth Satellite Ground Deformation Data Following the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Vancouver, Canada: 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (GSA), 19-22 Oct 2014
  • Ernst A., Haig D., Håkansson E., Nakrem HA. and Reid C. (2013) Early Permian bryozoans of Western Australia. Catania, Italy: 16th International Bryozoology Association Conference, 10-16 Jun 2013
  • Reid CM. (2013) Growth and calcification rates in polar bryozoans from the Pemrian of Tasmania, Australia. Catania, Italy: 16th International Bryozoology Association Conference, 10-16 Jun 2013
  • Reid CM., Cochran U., Clark K., Marsden I., Vettoretti G., Ansell B. and Freeman SF. (2013) The Avon-Heathcote Estuary as a recorder of coseismic vertical deformation. Christchurch, New Zealand: Geosciences 2013: Annual Conference of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, 24-27 Nov 2013
  • Riordan NK., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2013) Cool-water carbonates in active rift systems: An Oligocene example from the West Coast region of New Zealand. San Francisco, CA, USA: AGU 2013 Fall Meeting, 9-13 Dec 2013
  • Sintenie J., Ghisetti F., Reid C. and Ring U. (2013) The Tectonic Evolution Of The Grey Valley Trough. Christchurch, New Zealand: Geosciences 2013: Annual Conference of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, 24-27 Nov 2013
  • Vettoretti G. and Reid CM. (2013) Intertidal foraminifera of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary; Response to coseismic deformation and potential to record local historic events. Christchurch, New Zealand: Geosciences 2013: Annual Conference of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, 24-27 Nov 2013
  • Freeman S., Reid CM., Gaw S. and Cochran U. (2012) Diatoms in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary: A study on ecosystem health in response to human settlement. Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand GeoSciences Annual Conference (GSNZ), 25-28 Nov 2012
  • James NP., Reid CM. and Bone Y. (2012) Shallow-water phototrophic carbonate sediment factories in the temperate Southern Ocean. Charlotte, NC, USA: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (GSA), 4-7 Nov 2012
  • Pufahl PK., Reid CM. and Hiatt EE. (2012) Heterozoan limestones and authigenesis: Fingerprinting paleonutrient levels in carbonate settings. Charlotte, NC, USA: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (GSA), 4-7 Nov 2012
  • Reid CM. (2012) Calculating sedimentation rates from the growth of colonial invertebrates. Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand GeoSciences Annual Conference (GSNZ), 25-28 Nov 2012
  • Riordan NF., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2012) Oligo-miocene, mixed carbonate-clastic sedimentation along a submarine fault scarp, Nile Group, North Westland, New Zealand. Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand GeoSciences Annual Conference (GSNZ), 25-28 Nov 2012
  • Hutchison CL., Reid CM. and Horton TW. (2011) Biostratigraphy and isostratigraphy of the Tertiary rocks in the North Canterbury region. Nelson, New Zealand: Geosciences 2011, 27 Nov-1 Dec 2011
  • Irvine J., Reid CM. and Bassett KN. (2011) Biostratigraphy, palaeogeography and sedimentology of Oligocene-Miocene rocks, North Canterbury-Marlborough. Nelson, New Zealand: Geosciences 2011, 27 Nov-1 Dec 2011
  • Riordan NK., Reid CM., Bassett KN. and Horton TW. (2011) Oligocene carbonate sedimentology of the West Coast Rift System, Nile Group, West Coast, New Zealand. Nelson, New Zealand: Geosciecnes 2011, 27 Nov-1 Dec 2011
  • Ernst A., Haig D., Håkansson E., Nakrem AN. and Reid C. (2010) Lower Permian bryozoan fauna of Western Australia. Kiel, Germany: 15th International Bryozoology Association Conference, 2-6 Aug 2010
  • Reid C. (2010) Large sediment encrusting trepostome bryozoans from glaciomarine Permian rocks of Tasmania, Australia. Kiel, Germany: 15th International Bryozoology Association (IBA2010), 2-6 Aug 2010
  • Reid CM., James NP. and Bone Y. (2010) Do Macroalgal Environments Leave a Geological Signature? Modern Test Case from Kaikoura, New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: GeoNZ 2010, 21-24 Nov 2010
  • Reid CM., McCombe JQ., Thompson NK., Laird TE. and Irvine JRM. (2010) Sub-surface Expression of Sand Volcanoes in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Induced by the Darfield Earthquake; Analog for Sedimentary Structures in the Rock Record. Auckland, New Zealand: GeoNZ 2010, 21-24 Nov 2010
  • Reid CM. (2009) Controls on the distribution of Palaeozoic bryozoan morphological groups; test case - Tasmania, Australia. Melbourne, Australia: Australarwood '09, 1-1 Feb 2009
  • Reid CM. and Buttler C. (2009) Following in Darwin's footsteps in Van Diemens's Land. Oamaru, New Zealand: Geosciences 09, 23-27 Nov 2009
  • Reid CM. (2008) Distribution of East Australian Late Palaeozoic bryozoans: a potential tool in refining New Zealand terrane origins. Wellington, New Zealand: Geosciences '08, 23-26 Nov 2008
  • Reid CM. and James NP. (2007) Climatic response of late Palaeozoic bryozoans: diversity and composition of cool-water faunas from Gondwana. Boone, NC, USA: 14th Conference of the International Bryozoology Association, 2-7 Jul 2007
  • Reid CM., James NP., Beauchamp B. and Kyser TK. (2006) Faunal turnover and changing oceanography: Late Paleozoic warm-to-cool water carbonates, Sverdrup Basin, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Philadelphia, PA, USA: 2006 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, 22-25 Oct 2006
  • Reid CM., James NP., Beauchamp B. and Kyser TK. (2005) Influence of changing oceanography on bryozoan faunas in the Late Paleozoic of the Sverdrup Basin, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Salt Lake City, Ut, USA: 2005 GSA Annual Meeting, 16 Oct 2005
Reports
  • Cochran UA., Reid CM., Clark KJ., Litchfield NJ., Marsden I. and Reis W. (2014) The Avon-Heathcote Estuary as a Recorder of Coseismic Vertical Deformation.GNS Science. Commissioned by Earthquake Commission. 50pp.
  • Reid CM. (2004) The Tasmania Basin Gondwanan Petroleum System.Commissioned by APDI SPIRT "Petroleum System Modeling Onshore Tasmania".