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05 February 2024

We regularly hold seminars at the School of Earth and Environment. From mapping change in Iceland to climate maladaptation in New Zealand, check out past seminars.

Thu, 7th March 16:00Yoshihiro Nakayama (Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University)How can we better understand what is happening in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica?ER263
Thu, 26 Oct 2023 16:00:00 NZDT                

Prof. Benjamin Hennig

“From Lakes to Landslides and Lava: Mapping the Changing Environments of Iceland”


Thu, 19 Oct 2023 16:00:00 NZDT                                   

Michelle LaRue, Yolanda Sanchez, Benjamin David Hennig, Masatoshi Ohashi.

Lightening Talks


Thu, 05 Oct 2023 16:00:00 NZDT

Dr. Kate Pedley

A photo essay on the geology and landscapes of UK, Iceland and European Alps


Thu, 12 Oct 2023 16:00:00 NZDT

Claire Burgess

A Climate Maladaptation Evaluation Tool for Aotearoa


Thu, 28 Sep 2023 16:00:00 NZDT

Dr. Ursula Rack

Operation Deep Freeze One – The US American way to approach the Antarctic


Thu, 21 Sep 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Alexandra Aves

An icy month at sea - onboard the RV Polarstern


Thu, 14 Sep 2023 13:00:00 NZST

Lorna Strachan

Does climate influence the frequency of volcanism and earthquakes?

ER 263

Wed, 06 Sep 2023 13:00:00 NZST

Dr. Christopher C. Holst

Models and Lasers in 2023: Frontiers in urban meteorology

ER 263

Thu, 24 Aug 2023 16:00:04 NZST

Andrews José de Lucena

The Surface Urban Heat Island in the Metropolitan Area of Rio de Janeiro and its role in environmental quality: history, methods and projections.

ER 263

Thu, 17 Aug 2023 16:00:00 NZST

1. Andy Howell (SEE, UC) 2. Keimpe Hofmans 3. Dongqi Lin (SEE, UC) 4. Juan Fuchs Arce (SEE, UC)

Lighting Talks!


Thu, 10 Aug 2023 16:00:00 NZSTProf. David O'SullivanComputing geographically: Bridging giscience and geography

ER 263

Thu, 03 Aug 2023 16:00:16 NZST

Dr. Issie Barrett

In-stream habitat additions: if you build it, will they stay?

ER 263

Thu, 27 Jul 2023 15:00:00 NZST

Environmental Science & Geography Honours Students


Thu, 20 Jul 2023 16:00:00 NZSTProf. Guido CervoneComputationally Efficient Weather Analogs for Renewable EnergyER 263
Thu, 29 Jun 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Benjamin Pohl

Climate Variability seen through Weather Types and Descriptors monitoring Atmospheric Centers of Action. A case study for Aotearoa New Zealand

BT 236

Thu, 01 Jun 2023 16:00:00 NZST

1. Dr Shelley MacDonell , 2. Rachel Teen, 3. Dr. Lindsey Conrow, 4. Dr. Justin Stout.

LightningTalks Hosted by the SEEs Research Committee


Thu, 25 May 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Prof. Adrian Moore

Near-term climate change and malaria in Southern Africa: A spatio-temporal approach for modelling malaria risk, rates and trends for enhanced monitoring and intervention planning.


Thu, 18 May 2023 12:00:00 NZST

Dr. Ashley Streig

Paleoseismicinvestigations of Quaternary active faults in the forearc and backarcof the central Pacific Northwest Region, U.S.A.


Thu, 11 May 2023 16:00:00 NZST

A/Prof. Aaron Strong

Managing coastal carbon cycling under anthropogenic global change


Thu, 04 May 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Prof. Tom Koontz

Putting Science to Use in Collaborative Water Governance


Thu, 27 Apr 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Dr. Rob Cruickshank

SCIE101 Science, Society and Me: What’s it all about?


Mon, 24 Apr 2023 12:00:00 NZST

Prof. Scott Lewis Stephens

Learning from Large-Scale Wildfire and Drought in Sierra Nevada Forests: There is Hope!


Thu, 20 Apr 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Hadee Thompson-Morrison

Elemental fluxes in Elaeis guineensis (oil palm) production: Implications for environmental quality (PhD exit presentation)

ER 263

Fri, 31 Mar 2023 12:00:00 NZDT

Richard LeGates

City and Regional Planning: Origins, Status, and Prospects

ER 263

Thu, 23 Mar 2023 16:00:35 NZDT

Vanessa Bastos

Movement Analytics: Can geospatial data help us understand human behaviour?

ER 263

Carol Devine

Ways of knowing and protecting Antarctica: a snapshot of polar SciArt projects
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 16:00:00 NZDT

Dr. Clay Nielsen

Ecology and Conservation Wildcats and Habitats


Thu, 09 Mar 2023 16:00:00 NZDT

David Bell

50 years of Engineering Geology

ER 263

Thu, 02 Mar 2023 16:00:00 NZDT


Geomorphology Themed Lightning Talks for International Geomorphology Week

ER 263

Thu, 23 Feb 2023 16:00:02 NZDT

Mike Pole

Fossil evidence for dry forests expanse across Te Waipounamu.

ER 263

Thu, 16 Feb 2023 16:00:00 NZDT

Matt McGlone

The treeline conundrum in the subantarctic islands.

ER 263

Tue, 14 Feb 2023 12:00:00 NZDT

Tod Waight

Making and shaping South Greenland: unravelling crustal growth in the Ketilidian Orogen, a Paleoproterozoic continental arc.

ER 263

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 16:00:00 NZDT         

Prof. Tim Smith and Associate Prfo. Dana Thomsen

Unpacking vulnerabilities of coastal communities


Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:00:00 NZDT

Marek Ewertowski

Mapping and quantification of landscape dynamics using remote sensing and topographic surveys


Thu, 20 Oct 2022 16:00:00 NZDT

Mitchell Harley


ER 263

Thu, 13 Oct 2022 15:30:58 NZDT

Camilla Penney

Accessing Land Justice

ER 263

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:00:54 NZST

Gonzalo Navarro, Shelley MacDonell & Rémi Valois

Internal structure and water routing contrasts between a debris-covered glacier and a rock glacier using multiple geophysical methods in a semiarid glacier complex

ER 263

Thu, 15 Sep 2022 16:00:52 NZST

Heather Purdie

Variability in the vertical temperature profile within crevasses at an alpine glacier

ER 263

Thu, 08 Sep 2022 16:00:00 NZST

Professor Richard Holdaway

The Manawatu-Tararua Highway fossil avifauna: a unique window into the late Pleistocene of the lower North Island


Thu, 18 Aug 2022 16:00:00 NZST

Carolynne Hultquist

Development of socio-environmental humanitarian products: engagement, evaluation, and representation

ER 263

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 16:00:00 NZST

Simon Kingham

"Why can't we study and make a difference?": community engaged learning in the geographical and environmental sciences.

ER 263

Thu, 21 Jul 2022 16:00:18 NZST

Ramzi Tubbeh

Hydraulic infrastructure development, water governance, and climate change adaptation in the engineered Colca-Siguas watershed, Peru

ER 263

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 16:00:47 NZST


SEE 3-Minute Thesis heat

ER 263

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 16:00:00 NZST

Stefan Winkler

Periglacial landforms in Central South Norway and their potential for palaeoclimatic and morphodynamic interpretation


Thu, 09 Jun 2022 16:00:16 NZST

Ritodhi Chakraborty

Pursuing Plurality: Exploring the Synergies and Challenges of Knowledge Co-production in Multifunctional Landscape Design

ER 263

Thu, 26 May 2022 16:00:00 NZST

Leighton Watson

Infrasound signals from snow avalanches along the Milford Road, Fiordland

ER 263

Thu, 19 May 2022 16:00:21 NZST

Sarah McSweeney

Getting the bar to stay open: Estuary entrance opening processes

ER 263

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 16:00:00 NZST

Colin Bloom - PhD student in palaeoseismology.

Controls on Earthquake Induced Landslides and Lessons from the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake

ER263 and Zoom

Thu, 03 Mar 2022 16:00:00 NZDTDr. Ursula Rack, Polar HistorianFritz Loewe – Polar scientist, refugee, and pioneerER 263
Thu, 07 Apr 2022 16:00:00 NZST

Adele Amos and Nandhini R

Presentations from two MSc Students

ER 263 and Zoom

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation                                       
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:00:00 NZDT                                   

Amy Dreyer, Reuben Chubb and Takashi Murachi

Postgraduate Student Presentations - Convener: Alex Nichols

ER 263

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:00:00 NZDT

Kelly Dombroski and Michelle LaRue

Transitioning to caring economies through transformative community investments. and Beyond the indicator species: a metacommunity approach to understanding the marine predator guild in the Southern Ocean.


Thu, 30 Sep 2021 16:00:00 NZDT

Dr. Alex Nichols, Prof. Ben Kennedy and Assoc. Prof. Ann Brower

Three Speakers, Three Topics: ECHO 360, Using MOOCs, and How to Change the World.


Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Kevin Norton

Cosmogenic research in the geology of Aotearoa

ER 263

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Prof. Jamie Shulmeister Assoc. Prof. Ann Brower Assoc. Prof. Catherine Reid

Series of Flash Talks

ER 263

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Andy Howell

The 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake: insights from remote sensing and coastal palaeoseismology

ER 263

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Professor Tim Davies



Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Amilea Sork & Kamen Engel

Amilea Sork: A compiled historical hazards database for Tongariro National Park
(BSc Hons Geology candidate)

Kamen Engel: Active learning with a guided digital microscope. Teaching through COVID-19 and beyond
(MSc Geology candidate)
ER 263
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Kyle Clem

Extreme warmth in Antarctica linked to the Tropics


Thu, 27 May 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Shelley MacDonell

Snow and ice in the desert: mountain hydrology and community engagement in the Chilean Andes

ER 263

Thu, 20 May 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Jamie Shulmeister

The nature of glacial advances and retreats in New Zealand and the role of antecedent topography Ngā ahua nekeneke ai o ngā awa kōpaka ki Aotearoa

ER 263

Mon, 17 May 2021 12:05:00 NZST

Kaitlyn Stringer & Gareth Fairweather

Learning from employers and graduates in government: How well do we prepare our students for the workplace?


Thu, 13 May 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Michelle LaRue, Daniela Liggett, Travis Horton

Michelle LaRue ‘Satellites Over Seals’
Daniela Liggett ‘Human(e) Antarctica: research during a pandemic’
Travis Horton ‘30 years of satellite tracking whales: where to from here?’
ER 263
Wed, 12 May 2021 12:00:00 NZST

Simon Nathan

TWO GEO-PHOTOGRAPHERS: Joseph Divis and Lloyd Homer

ER 263

Thu, 06 May 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Matiu Prebble

The human dimension of biodiversity changes on islands (Nogue et al)ER 263
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:00:00 NZST

Gemma Brett

Sea ice dynamics at McMurdo, Antarctica

ER 263

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 16:00:00 NZDT

Geology Master's Students

Geology Master's Student Talks


Thu, 11 Mar 2021 16:00:00 NZDT

Colin Bloom

Catastrophic Landscape Modification from a Landslide Tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska


Thu, 04 Mar 2021 16:00:00 NZDT

Alexandra Alves, Arkady Aspinwall, Joe Snodgrass and Lucy Howell

SEEs Te Kura Aronukurangi Seminar Series: Gateway Antarctica MSc Student Presentations


Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:00:00 NZDT

Irene Wallis

Addressing Challenges Associated with Image Interpretation in Geothermal Wells

ER 263

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 16:00:00 NZDT

Garth Cant

Mā te whenua and whakapapa: place, identity and being Pākehā in Aotearoa New Zealand

ER 263

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:00:00 NZDT

Dr Emily Lane, Niwa Tauhoro Nukurangi

Towards a More Flood-resilient Aotearoa/New Zealand

ER 263 & Online

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:00:53 NZDT

Gabriela Roldan

Staying 5 metres away from penguins: or how tour guides implement polar policy in Antarctica

ER 263

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:00:00 NZDT

Dr Marwan Katjuri

Flaming zone dynamics at the immediate fire and atmospheric turbulence interface


Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:00:01 NZDT

Sam Davidson

Seamount subduction along the Hikurangi Margin: Implications on subduction zone processes and seismic risk

ER 263

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:00:20 NZST

Clive Sabel

The BERTHA Big data Centre for Environment and Health – Opportunities and Challenges

BT 111

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:00:09 NZST

Rodrigo Gómez Fell

Ice Tongue stability in a changing climate

ER 263

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:00:44 NZST

Phaedra Upton

The Southern Alps of New Zealand – a integrated picture of an evolving plate boundary

ER 263

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:30:18 NZST

Phaedra Upton

2020 GSNZ Hochstetter Lecture - How tectonic and surface processes interact to shape the landscape

BT 111

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:00:00 NZST

Matiu Prebble

A global analysis of rates of environmental change on islands in the late Holocene: a focus on islands in the Pacific and Aotearoa

ER 263

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 16:00:00 NZST

Richard Holdaway

Environmental implications of Post-Glacial succession of moa (Dinornithiformes) taxa in Northwest Nelson

ER 141

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:00:00 NZST

Greer Gilmer

Late Quaternary Southern Hemisphere westerly wind variability in the mid-to high-latitude southwest Pacific

Rehua 103

Thu, 21 May 2020 16:00:00 NZST

Assoc. Prof. Ann Brower

PBRF and Gender

Rehua 226

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:00:00 NZSTJames MuirheadImpacts of magma, volatiles and climate on continental rift developmentOnline
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:30:00 NZDT

Steve Abley and Chris Morris

Saving your life, without you even knowing it.


Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:00:00 NZDT

Jon Shaw

Researching everyday access across different spatial scales


Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:30:09 NZDT

Ron Doel

Telling Stories – Conflict, cooperation and memory in Cold War polar science

Coppertop , 2nd Floor Rehua

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 15:00:00 NZDT

Mia Wege

Sealing in the sub-Antarctic, Antarctic and now also from space!

Julius Von Haast 275

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:00:22 NZDT                     

Tim Davies

Fracture surface energy, rock avalanche runout and earthquake radiated energy.

ER 213

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:00:00 NZDT

Ursula Rack

Antarctic Lecture Series: Data gathering and interpretation - historians in a digital world

Julius Von Haast 275               

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:00:00 NZDT

Benjamin Hennig                

Mapping the Anthropocene: Reimagining the world using cartograms


Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:00:00 NZDTCadey KorsonThrough the lens: Digital storytelling and blended learning in geography educationER 263
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:00:27 NZDT

Mrinmoy Maitra

Tectonic evolution and sequence stratigraphy of the Greymouth Basin, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

ER 263

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:00:59 NZDT


Masters students’ research talks

ER 460

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:00:00 NZDT

Ben Schumacher

Evolution of micrometeorological observations: From instantaneous spatial and temporal turbulent velocity measurements to intelligent spatial turbulence measurement systems

ER 263

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:00:53 NZDT

Yuichi Hayakawa

Spatiotemporal analysis on 3D morphology of coastal cliffs using TLS and SfM-MVS photogrammetry


Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:00:00 NZDT

Laura Revell

Antarctic Lecture Series: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate in a 411 ppm World

Julius Von Haast 275

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:30:00 NZDT

Bill Fry

Earthquakes, geometry, the mantle wedge and tsunami (GSNZ Hochstetter Lecture)


Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:00:00 NZDT

Bill Fry

Rapid characterization of earthquakes


Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:00:00 NZDT

James Davies

Improving Communication between Social and Physical Scientists


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