Andy Nicol


Full Name: Andy Nicol

Position: Structural Geologist

Contact details

Email: A.Nicol
Phone: +64-4-570 4719


1985: BSc, Geology; 1988: MSc (1st Class, Hons); 1991: PhD

Areas of expertise

Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: Fault geometries and populations
Geology: Holocene neotectonic activity
Geology: Paleoseismology
Geology: Plate boundary deformation processes
Geology: Rates and processes of fault growth
Geology: Structural Geology
Geology: Structural and neotectonic analysis

Professional activities

Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
Foundation for Research, Science and Technology: Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarships Committee: Member
New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics: Editorial Advisory Panel: Member
Open Geology Reviews: Editorial Advisory Board: Member
The Open Geology Journal: Editorial Advisory Board: Member
Open Geology Letters: Editorial Advisory Board: Member

Major publications

Nicol, A.; Walsh, J.; Mouslopoulou, V.; Villamor, P. 2009 Earthquake histories and Holocene acceleration of fault displacement rates. Geology, 37(10): 911-914; doi: 10.1130/G25765A.1

Nicol, A.; Mazengarb, C.; Chanier, F.; Rait, G.; Uruski, C.I.; Wallace, L.M. 2007 Tectonic evolution of the active Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand, since the Oligocene. Tectonics, 26(4): TC4002, doi:10.1029/2006TC002090

Walsh, J.J.; Nicol, A.; Childs, C. 2002 An alternative model for the growth of faults. Journal of Structural Geology, 24(11): 1669-1675

Nicol, A.; Walsh, J.J.; Watterson, J.; Underhill, J.R. 1997 Displacement rates of normal faults. Nature, 390(6656): 157-159

Nicol, A.; Watterson, J.; Walsh, J.J.; Childs, C. 1996 The shapes, major axis orientations and displacement patterns of fault surfaces. Journal of Structural Geology, 18(2/3): 235-248

Nicol, A., Walsh, J. Berryman, K and Nodder, S. 2004. Growth of a normal fault due to cumulative earthquake slip on geological timescales. Oral presentation Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting, Durham, January 2004.

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