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Mark RattenburyGeologist/Programme Leader

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Department

Geological Mapping & Stratigraphy

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Biography

Specialist in geoscience information, particularly geological map-based, with experience field mapping complexly deformed and metamorphosed basement terranes in western and northern South Island as well as other parts of New Zealand, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and South Victoria Land. Applies geological knowledge to support research into tectonics, basement geology and surface geochemistry and to support New Zealand resource exploration and infrastructure. Currently leads GNS's Nationally Significant Databases and Collection research programme with interests in geoscience data management and dissemination. Actively involved in national and international research data groups including CGI-IUGS working groups on geoscience terminology and geological data models and the Australia-NZ Government Geoscience Information Committee.

Qualifications

  • MSc Hons, Geology
  • PhD, Geology
  • BSc, Geology

Areas of expertise

  • Geology: Stratigraphy
  • Geology: Geological mapping
  • Geology: Regional Geology
  • Geology: Database Design
  • Geology: GIS mapping
  • Geology: Data management
  • Geology: Geoscience information
  • Geology: New Zealand Geology
  • Geology: 3D geological modelling
  • Information Technology: Geoscience data standards

Major Publications

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  • Mortimer, N.; Campbell, H.J.; Tulloch, A.J.; King, P.R.; Stagpoole, V.M.; Wood, R.A.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Sutherland, R.; Adams, C.J.; Collot, J.; Seton, M. 2017. Zealandia: Earth's hidden continent, GSA today 27(3): p. 27-35. DOI: 10.1130/GSATG321A.1. p. 27-35
  • Mortimer, N.; Rattenbury, M.S.; King, P.R.; Bland, K.J.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Bache, F.; Begg, J.G.; Campbell, H.J.; Cox, S.C.; Crampton, J.S.; Edbrooke, S.W.; Forsyth, P.J.; Johnston, M.R.; Jongens, R.; Lee, J.; Leonard, G.S.; Raine, J.I.; Skinner, D.N.B.; T 2014. High-level stratigraphic scheme for New Zealand rocks, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 57(4): p. 402-419. DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2014.946062. p. 402-419
  • Rattenbury, M.S.; Jongens, R.; Cox, S.C. (comps) 2010. Geology of the Haast area : scale 1:250,000 Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 14 58 p. + 1 folded map
  • Rattenbury, M.S.; Townsend, D.B.; Johnston, M.R. (comps) 2006. Geology of the Kaikoura area : scale 1:250,000 geological map Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 13 70 p. + 1 folded map
  • Nathan, S.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Suggate, R.P. (comps) 2002. Geology of the Greymouth area : scale 1:250,000 Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 12 58 p. + fold. map
  • Rattenbury, M.S.; Cooper, R.A.; Johnston, M.R. 1998. Geology of the Nelson area : scale 1:250,000 Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 9 67 p. + fold. map

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