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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.

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2024
TIME/DATESPEAKERTALK TITLELOCATION
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
2023
TIME/DATE                      SPEAKERTALK TITLELOCATION 
Thu, 26 Oct 2023 16:00:00 NZDT                

Prof. Benjamin Hennig

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

ER263                                                       

Thu, 19 Oct 2023 16:00:00 NZDT                                   

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

Lightening Talks

ER263

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

ER263

Thu, 12 Oct 2023 16:00:00 NZDT

Claire Burgess

A Climate Maladaptation Evaluation Tool for Aotearoa

ER263

Thu, 28 Sep 2023 16:00:00 NZDT

Dr. Ursula Rack

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

ER263

Thu, 21 Sep 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Alexandra Aves

An icy month at sea - onboard the RV Polarstern

ER263

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!

ER263

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

ER263

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

ER263

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.

ER263

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.

ER263

Thu, 11 May 2023 16:00:00 NZST

A/Prof. Aaron Strong

Managing coastal carbon cycling under anthropogenic global change

ER263

Thu, 04 May 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Prof. Tom Koontz

Putting Science to Use in Collaborative Water Governance

ER263

Thu, 27 Apr 2023 16:00:00 NZST

Dr. Rob Cruickshank

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

ER263

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!

ER263

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

ER263

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

Various

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

2022
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Tue, 29 Nov 2022 16:00:00 NZDT         

Prof. Tim Smith and Associate Prfo. Dana Thomsen

Unpacking vulnerabilities of coastal communities

ER263                                       

Thu, 17 Nov 2022 16:00:00 NZDT

Marek Ewertowski

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

ER263

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 16:00:00 NZDT

Mitchell Harley

COASTSNAP: A GLOBAL CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM TO MONITOR CHANGING COASTLINES USING SMARTPHONES

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

ER263

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

Various

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

ER263

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

2021
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.

ER263

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.

ER263

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

'TimFest'

ER263

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

ER263

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?

ER263

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

ER263

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 16:00:00 NZDT

Colin Bloom

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

ER263

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

ER263

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

2020
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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

ER263

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.

Cancelled

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:00:00 NZDT

Jon Shaw

Researching everyday access across different spatial scales

Cancelled

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

2019
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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

ER263

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

Various

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

ER263

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)

ER263

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:00:00 NZDT

Bill Fry

Rapid characterization of earthquakes

ER263

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:00:00 NZDT

James Davies

Improving Communication between Social and Physical Scientists

ER263

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