Alan Beu


Full Name: Alan Beu

Position: Emeritus Scientist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4847


1964: BSc, Zoology & Geology; 1965: BSc (1st Class hons), Geology; 1969: PhD, Geology; 1997: Fellow; 1999: DSc, Geology

Areas of expertise

Paleontology: Biogeography
Paleontology: Biostratigraphic services
Paleontology: Evolution
Paleontology: Molluscan paleontology
Paleontology: Paleoenvironment determination
Paleontology: Stratigraphy
Paleontology: Tonnoidean gastropods

Professional activities

Alcheringa: Editorial Board: Member
The Royal Society of New Zealand: Wellington Branch: Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
Malacological Society of Australasia: Member
Paleontological Research Institution - Ithaca, New York: Member
International Commission on Quaternary Stratigraphyy: member
Paleontoloogical Research, Japan: Editorial Board: Member
International Subcommission on Neogene Stratigraphy: Member
Regional Committee on Pacific Neogene Stratigraphy: Member
Systematics Association of New Zealand: Member
Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, London: Editorial board: member
NZ Journal of geology and Geophysics: Ediotorial Advisory Panel: member

Major publications

Beu, A.G. 2004 Marine mollusca of oxygen isotope stages of the last 2 million years in New Zealand. Part 1, Revised generic positions and recognition of warm-water and cool-water migrants. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 34(2): 111-265

Beu, A.G. ; Darragh, T.A. 2001 Revision of Southern Australian Cenozoic fossil Pectinidae (Mollusca : Bivalvia). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 113(1): 1-205

Beu, A.G. 1998 Resultats des campagnes MUSORSTOM. Volume 19, Indo-West Pacific Ranellidae, Bursidae and Personidae (Mollusca : Gastropoda) : a monograph of the New Caledonian fauna and revisions of related taxa. Paris: Editions du Museum. Memoires du Museum national d'histoire naturelle (1993-) 178. 255 p.

Beu, A.G. 1995 Pliocene limestones and their scallops : lithostratigraphy, pectinid biostratigraphy and paleogeography of eastern North Island Late Neogene limestone. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences monograph 10; New Zealand Geological Survey paleontological bulletin 68. iv, 243 p.

Beu, A.G.; Maxwell, P.A.; Brazier, R.C. 1990 Cenozoic mollusca of New Zealand. Lower Hutt: New Zealand Geological Survey. New Zealand Geological Survey paleontological bulletin 58. 518 p.

Beu, A.G.; Maxwell, P.A. 1987 A revision of fossil and living gastropods related to Plesiotriton Fischer, 1884 (Family Cancellariidae, subfamily Plesiotritoninae n. subfam.), with an Appendix: Genera of Buccinidae Pisaniinae related to Colubraria Schumacher, 1817. Wellington: DSIR. New Zealand Geological Survey paleontological bulletin 54. 140 p.

Beu, A.G. 1978 The marine fauna of New Zealand: the molluscan genera Cymatona and Fusitriton (Gastropoda, Family Cymatiidae). Wellington: New Zealand Oceanographic Institute. New Zealand Oceanographic Institute memoir 65. 44 p.

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