Research and Consultancy

With increasing emphasis on environmental geoscience, it is important to be able to determine the rates of active processes that shape our planet. Our laboratory is committed to an ongoing programme of research to ensure that optimum levels of scientific accuracy are offered.

We welcome collaborative research proposals, and the opportunity to assist and contribute to research design.

The sedimentation rate in Lake Tekapo in the South Island was determined using 210Pb dating, supplemented by 137Cs detection.

The sedimentation rate in Lake Tekapo in the South Island was determined using 210Pb dating, supplemented by 137Cs detection.

Research project examples

  • 10Be/9Be variations in Pleistocene cyclothems
  • 10Be/9Be variations in loess
  • 10Be/9Be dating of Fe-Mn nodules and crusts
  • 10Be/9Be dating of Antarctic soils
  • 10Be and 7Be deposition in rain
  • 10Be/9Be dating of deep-sea sediments
  • Surface exposure dating (SED) of up-lifted marine terraces
  • SED of terminal glacier moraines
  • 210Pb and 137Cs dating of sediments
  • Dating modern barite-rich hydrothermal deposits using 226Ra, 228Ra, 228Th & 210Pb

See our publications.