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Lucia RoncagliaSurface Geoscience Manager

Roncaglia Lucia 2225




Surface Geosciences

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Lucia is an experienced geologist with interests in stratigraphy, sedimentology, and environmental research. Her expertise has been applied to the management and delivery of large-scale multi-disciplinary projects and research associated with environment and climate, natural hazards and risks and energy across many aspects of geosciences in New Zealand. Her team also provides scientific leadership, oversights and development for GNS’s laboratory and collections. Lucia has previously led the Paleontology Department, and she joined the Science Management Team in 2019 as Department Manager of Surface Geosciences.


  • MSc, Geology
  • PhD, Paleontology

Areas of expertise

  • Geology: Stratigraphy
  • Palynology: Palynological processing
  • Geology: Paleogeography
  • Geology: CO2 sequestration
  • Paleontology: Biostratigraphy
  • Geology: Well Data Analysis
  • Geology: Operations geology
  • Palynology: Data interpretation
  • Geology: Seismic stratigraphy

Major Publications

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  • Schioler, P.; Rogers, K.M.; Sykes, R.; Hollis, C.J.; Ilg, B.R.; Meadows, D.; Roncaglia, L.; Uruski, C.I. 2010. Palynofacies, organic geochemistry and depositional environment of the Tartan Formation (Late Paleocene), a potential source rock in the Great South Basin, New Zealand, Marine and Petroleum Geology 27(2): p. 351-369; 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.09.006. p. 351-369; 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.09.006
  • Roncaglia, L.; Kuijpers, A. 2006. Revision of the palynofacies model of Tyson (1993) based on recent high-latitude sediments from the North Atlantic, Facies 52(1): p. 19-39. p. 19-39
  • Roncaglia, L. 2004. Palynofacies analysis and organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts as indicators of palaeo-hydrographic changes : an example from Holocene sediments in Skalafjord, Faroe Islands, Marine micropaleontology 50(1-2): p. 21-42. DOI: 10.1016/S0377-8398(03)00065-3. p. 21-42
  • Roncaglia, L.; Field, B.D.; Raine, J.I.; Schioler, P.; Wilson, G.J. 1999. Dinoflagellate biostratigraphy of Piripauan-Haumurian (Upper Cretaceous) sections from northeast South Island, New Zealand, Cretaceous research 20(3): p. 271-314. DOI: 10.1006/cres.1999.0153. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences contribution 1811 p. 271-314
  • Roncaglia, L.; Corradini, D. 1997. Upper Campanian to Maastrichtian dinoflagellate zonation in the northern Apennines, Italy, Newsletters on stratigraphy 35(1): p. 29-57. p. 29-57

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