Laura Gnesko

Studying towards a PhD in Engineering Geology
Submarine coseismic landslides and underwater landscape dynamics of the Kaikōura Canyon

Location: Ernest Rutherford
Country of origin: Canada
Laura Gnesko

Supervisors:

Primary Supervisor: Tim Stahl
Co-Supervisor: Joshu Mountjoy

Research Interests

  • Engineering Geology and Geomorphology
  • Geotechnical Characterization of Soils and Rocks
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Landslides

I am an engineering geologist who is interested in rock and soil characterization to better understand material behaviour and landslide dynamics. My methods include lidar, photogrammetry and remote sensing paired with geomechanics laboratory testing.

Working thesis title

Submarine coseismic landslides and underwater landscape dynamics of the Kaikōura Canyon

Academic History

Master of Science in Engineering Geology, University of Canterbury, 2019  

Thesis: Geomorphology and geotechnical characterization of the Queenstown Hill Landslide

Bachelor of Science in Geology, University of Canterbury, 2017

Presentations

Geomorphology and geotechnical characterization of the Queenstown Hill landslide, GSNZ Annual Conference 2020