CURRENT STUDENTS

(*principal supervisor; # co-supervisory role)

CATHERINE PERYER (MSc)*

Title: Surface rupture geometry and paleoseismology of fault interactions between the Alpine Fault and Marlborough Fault Zone

What it’s about: Using LiDAR, field mapping, trenching, and dating to map fault interactions and date prehistoric surface-rupturing earthquakes along the Alpine Fault where it interacts with the Marlborough Fault Zone

HIWA MOHAMMADI (PhD)*

Title: Coulomb stress modelling of recent and paleo-earthquakes in Australia and New Zealand

What it’s about: Static stress transfer modelling to understand rupture processes in contemporary earthquakes and forecast rupture scenarios for future ruptures in south-central Australia and New Zealand’s South Island.

JESSICA VERMEER (PhD)*

Title: Rupture behavior, slip rates, and earthquake recurrence on the western Hope and Kelly faults in the South Island of New Zealand

What it’s about: LiDAR mapping of active faulting along the Hope and Kelly faults, paleoseismology, dendrochronology

SCHIRIN SELLMANN (PhD)*

Title: Neotectonic deformation in south-central Australia: geomorphic and geophysical expressions and relationships to crustal geophysical structure

What it’s about: Neotectonic fault-propagation fold evolution, controls of crustal structure on neotectonic faulting, geophysical properties of faults and fault-propagation folds, age and significance of Quaternary sediments in south-central Australia

HAIBIN YANG (PhD)#

Title: Lithospheric controls on the structural properties of fault zones

What it’s about: How lithospheric properties influence the morphological and structural development of fault networks, how fault zone displacement characteristics evolve in time and space

MEGAN WITHERS (PhD)#

Title: Analogue modeling of fault zone evolution

What it’s about: Investigating the influence of pre-existing structures on the development of the Marlborough Fault System, South Island, New Zealand using analogue models