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Hochstetter Lecturer

The Hochstetter Lecturer is awarded to an Earth scientist who is undertaking or who has recently completed a major and as yet unpublished study, and who has a reputation as a good, informative speaker. The awardee will deliver a lecture to each branch of the Society, with emphasis shall be on the dissemination of new concepts or techniques and/or of important information that modifies existing interpretations.

Nomination template link below.

Rules

1. To commemorate the pioneering and wide-ranging contributions to New Zealand geology of Ferdinand Ritter von Hochstetter (1829-1884), and to inform research scientists and students of developments in New Zealand geoscience, the Society shall select an annual Hochstetter Lecturer.

2. The Hochstetter Lecture shall be delivered to each branch of the Society by a New Zealand-based Earth scientist who is undertaking, or has recently completed, a major and as yet unpublished study, and who has a reputation as a good, informative speaker.

3. Emphasis shall be on the dissemination of new concepts or techniques, and/or of important new information which modifies existing interpretations. The topic should be of interest to both a professional and amateur audience.

4. The lecturer shall be encouraged to present one or more support lectures at each centre with a university geoscience department, as well as any other activity which he/she considers appropriate.

5. The Hochstetter Lecturer shall arrange a programme with branches and supply the Committee of the Society with a copy of the proposed itinerary for approval.

6. Receipts for all actual and reasonable expenses shall be retained by the recipient of the award and forwarded to the Treasurer of the Society for reimbursement.

7. The Lectureship shall, if possible, be announced at the Annual General Meeting, or Annual Conference, of the Society.

The nomination template is here.
Due date: September 1.


Hochstetter Lecturer recipients

Year

Person

From

Lecture topic

2019
Bill Fry
GNS
TBC - Distant sourced tsunamis.
2018
Alan Cooper Otago
Tectonics of the Haast Schists.
2017
Dave Craw
Otago
Tectonics and genetics in topographic evolution.
2016
Colin Wilson
Victoria
Supervolcanoes.
2015
Nick Mortimer
GNS
Zealandia - the seventh geological continent; identity, discovery, composition, ancestry and role in our society.
2014
Chris Bromley
GNS
The environmental effects of geothermal development.
2013
Mark Quigley
Canterbury
Canterbury earthquakes.
2012  Mike Issac GNS Oligocene drowning of Zealandia
2011
Russ van Dissen GNS Outcomes from the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and highly innovative "Its Our Fault" (IOF) project.
2010
Joel Baker
Victoria A Geochemist's Window into Earth's Origins, History and Future

2009

Kathy Campbell

Auckland

Extreme Life: Terrestrial hot-springs and the search for early life on Earth (and Mars?)

2008

Vern Manville

GNS, Wairakei

The March 2007 Ruapehu Crater Lake breakout lahar

2007

Paul Williams

Auckland

Environmental change: a view from down under

2006

Bruce Hayward

Geomarine Research

Deciphering New Zealands geological and environmental history using foraminiferal microfossils

2005

Jamie Shulmeister

Canterbury

Late Neogene paleoclimate

2004

Andy Tulloch

GNS

The geology of Rakiura (Stewart Island) - magmatic arcs, sedimentary basins and Traps for the unwary

2003

Ian Wright

NIWA

Discovering and understanding submarine volcanoes: the Kermadec Arc sector of the Pacific Ring of Fire

2002

Rupert Sutherland

GNS

Cretaceous-Cenozoic evolution of NZ and Antarctica, and its significance for understanding global plate tectonics

2001

Simon Cox

GNS

Mapping the Southern Alps: an attempt to make sense of the Torlesse

2000

Peter Ballance

Auckland

Cenozoic development of the southwest Pacific - the evolution of a plate boundary

1999

Steve Weaver

Canterbury

Growth and development of mainland continental crust

1998

Shane Cronin

Massey

Volcanic eruption and lahar mechanisms

1997

Tim Stern

Victoria

Crustal structure and the tectonics of a transform plate boundary, from deep crustal seismic studies of southern New Zealand

1996

John Gamble

Victoria

Magma mixing and unmixing in the Earth

1995

Kelvin Berryman

GNS

Deciphering earthquakes from the geologic record &endash; progress in paleoseismology studies in New Zealand

1994

Rick Allis

GNS

Thermal Evolution of Sedimentary Basins

1993

Stuart Simmons

Auckland

Recent work in the Waimangu Geothermal Field

1992

Bruce Houghton

GNS

Fire and water: products and processes of basaltic explosive volcanism

1991

Richard Norris

Otago

When plates collide, recent work on the Alpine Fault in Westland

1990

Brad Pillans

Victoria

Quaternary sea level and climate change: new tests for old theories

1989

Jane Newman

Canterbury

West coast paleo-swamp models

1988

Ewan Fordyce

Otago

The history of whales, oceans and continents: patterns and processes in the southern hemisphere

1987

Martin Reyners

DSIR Geophysics

Big faults and little earthquakes - what do microearthquakes tell us about earth deformation and crustal structure?

1986

Terry Seward

DSIR Chemistry

Metal transport and deposition in active ore-forming hydrothermal systems

1985

Lionel Carter

NZOI

Passage to Hikurangi - the movement of debris from the Southern Alps to the deep Pacific Ocean

1984

Cam Nelson

Waikato

Some preliminary studies of mid-late Cenozoic deep-sea cores from the New Zealand sector of the Southwest Pacific: DSDP Leg 90

1983

Peter Barrett

Victoria

The History of the Antarctic Ice Sheet (?Eocene to Recent)

1982

Bernhard Sprli

Auckland

Trouble in the North - tectonics of Northland and its relation to the rest of New Zealand

1981

Vince Neall

Massey

Collapsing cones and vanishing volcanoes - the instability of a stratovolcano such as Egmont and its hazards to humanity

1980

John Bradshaw

Canterbury

Over the edge: Permian to Cretaceous on the margin of Gondwana

1979

Chris Adams

DSIR INS

New ways with old ages

1978

Dick Walcott

Victoria

Structure and tectonics of the present plate boundary zone in NZ

1977

Roger Cooper

NZGS

NZ in the early Paleozoic

1976

Trevor Hatherton

DSIR Geophysics

Geophysicists, in short, and the sleeping monster

1975

Bob Carter

Otago

The Kaikoura sequence in Fiordland and western Southland- an Oligocene continental margin and its relation to a Miocene-Recent plate boundary

1974

Harold Wellman

Victoria

Plate tectonics and NZ during the last 80 m.y.