Vaughan Stagpoole


Full Name: Vaughan Stagpoole

Position: Crustal Geophysics Team Leader

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4832


1986: NZ Technicians Cert. Radio; 1994: BSc (1st Class, Hons), Geology; 1997: PhD

Areas of expertise

Geology: Basin Modelling
Geology: Heat flow and thermal regimes
Geology: Tectonics
Geology: Volcanology
Geophysics: Basin analysis
Geophysics: Bathymetry
Geophysics: Crustal structure determination
Geophysics: Gravity
Geophysics: Magnetic interpretation
Geophysics: Marine Geophysics
Geophysics: Modelling
Geophysics: Resistivity

Professional activities

Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Member
Land Information NZ (LINZ): NZ Geographic Board: Member of undersea feature names sub-committee

Major publications

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): 27-35; doi: 10.1130/GSATG321A.1

Stagpoole, V.M.; Caratori Tontini, F.; Barretto, J.; Davy, B.W.; Edbrooke, S.W. 2016 Inversion of magnetic and gravity data reveals subsurface igneous bodies in Northland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 59(3): 416-425; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1162178

Bache, F.; Sutherland, R.; Stagpoole, V.M.; Herzer, R.H.; Collot, J.; Rouillard, P. 2012 Stratigraphy of the southern Norfolk Ridge and the Reinga Basin : a record of initiation of Tonga-Kermadec-Northland subduction in the southwest Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 321/322: 41-53; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.12.041

Davy, B.W.; Stagpoole, V.M.; Barker, D.H.N.; Yu, J. 2012 Subsurface structure of the Canterbury region interpreted from gravity and aeromagnetic data. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 55(3): 185-191; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2012.690765

Sutherland, R.; Collot, J.; Lafoy, Y.; Logan, G.A.; Hackney, R.; Stagpoole, V.M.; Uruski, C.I.; Hashimoto, T.; Higgins, K.; Herzer, R.H.; Wood, R.A.; Mortimer, N.; Rollet, N. 2010 Lithosphere delamination with foundering of lower crust and mantle caused permanent subsidence of New Caledonia Trough and transient uplift of Lord Howe Rise during Eocene and Oligocene initiation of Tonga-Kermadec subduction, western Pacific. Tectonics, 29: TC2004; doi: 10.1029/2009TC002476

Stagpoole, V.M.; Nicol, A. 2008 Regional structure and kinematic history of a large subduction back thrust : Taranaki Fault, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 113: B01403; doi: 10.1029/2007JB005170, 2008

Wood, R.A.; Stagpoole, V.M. 2007 Validation of tectonic reconstructions by crustal volume balance : New Zealand through the Cenozoic. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 119(7/8): 933-943; doi: 10.1130/B26018.1

Wood, R.A.; Stagpoole, V.M.; Wright, I.; Davy, B.W.; Barnes, P. 2003 New Zealand's continental shelf and UNCLOS Article 76. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences information series 56; NIWA technical report 123. 56 p.

Stagpoole, V.M. 2002 The New Zealand continent, 1:7,500,000. Version 1.0. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences geophysical map 15. 1 map

Stagpoole, V.M.; Funnell, R.H. 2001 Arc magmatism and hydrocarbon generation in the northern Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Petroleum geoscience, 7(3): 255-267

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