John G Begg

 

Full Name: John G Begg

Position: Geologist

Contact details

Email: J.Begg
Phone: +64-4-570 4731

Qualifications

1974: BS, Zoology and Geology; 1981: PhD, Geology; 1982: Post Doctoral Fellow, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: CO2 sequestration
Geology: Cenozoic stratigraphy
Geology: Fault geometries and populations
Geology: Field mapping
Geology: Field mapping & compilation
Geology: Field studies
Geology: Geological mapping
Geology: Geology of New Zealand's East Coast
Geology: Geomorphic fault offsets
Geology: Geomorphology
Geology: Late Quaternary deformations
Geology: Neogene Stratigraphy
Geology: Outcrop geology
Geology: Paleontology
Geology: Paleoseismology
Geology: Quaternary geology
Geology: Radar and visible remote sensing
Geology: Regional Geology
Geology: Stratigraphy
Geomorphology: Aerial photograph interpretation
Geomorphology: Geological and geomorphological mapping
Geomorphology: Hazard Assessment
Groundwater: Assessment
Groundwater: Modeling

Professional activities

European Geosciences Union: Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Member

Major publications

Begg, J.G.; Jones, K.E.; Barrell, D.J.A. (compilers) 2015 Geology and geomorphology of urban Christchurch and eastern Canterbury : digital vector data 2015. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science geological map 3. 1 DVD-ROM

Begg, J.G.; Mouslopoulou, V. 2010 Analysis of late Holocene faulting within an active rift using lidar, Taupo Rift, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 190(1/2): 152-167; doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.06.001

Jongens, R.; Tulloch, A.J.; Spell, T.L.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Begg, J.G.; Smith Lyttle, B. 2009 Pember Diorite : an Early Jurassic intrusion in the Rakaia Terrane, Puketeraki Range, Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 52(1): 37-42

Mouslopoulou, V.; Nicol, A.; Little, T.A.; Begg, J.G. 2009 Palaeoearthquake surface rupture in a transition zone from strike-slip to oblique-normal slip and its implications to seismic hazard, North Island Fault System, New Zealand. p. 269-292 IN: Reicherter, K.; Michetti, A.M.; Silva, P.G. (eds) Palaeoseismology : historical and prehistorical records of earthquake ground effects for seismic hazard assessment. London: Geological Society. Geological Society special publication 316.

Berryman, K.R.; Villamor, P.; Nairn, I.A.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Begg, J.G.; Lee, J.M. 2008 Late Pleistocene surface rupture history of the Paeroa Fault, Taupo Rift, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 51(2): 135-158; doi: 10.1080/00288300809509855

Landis, C.A.; Campbell, H.J.; Begg, J.G.; Mildenhall, D.C.; Paterson, A.M.; Trewick, S.A. 2008 The Waipounamu erosion surface : questioning the antiquity of the New Zealand land surface and terrestrial fauna and flora. Geological Magazine, 145(2): 173-197; doi: 10.1017/S0016756807004268

Cochran, U.A.; Hannah, M.; Harper, M.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Berryman, K.R.; Begg, J.G. 2007 Detection of large, Holocene earthquakes using diatom analysis of coastal sedimentary sequences, Wellington, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(7/8): 1129-1147; doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.01.008

Begg, J.G.; Grant-Mackie, J.A. 2006 Mamoeatomaria, a new name for the Triassic gastropod Mamoea Begg & Grant-Mackie, 2003, pre-occupied (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pleurotomariidae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 36(4): 149; doi: 10.1080/03014223.2006.9517807

McSaveney, M.J.; Graham, I.J.; Begg, J.G.; Beu, A.G.; Hull, A.G.; Kim, K.; Zondervan, A. 2006 Late Holocene uplift of beach ridges at Turakirae Head, south Wellington coast, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 49(3): 337-358

Gross, R.; Green, A.G.; Horstmeyer, H.; Begg, J.G. 2004 Location and geometry of the Wellington Fault (New Zealand) defined by detailed three-dimensional georadar data. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 109(B5): B05401; doi: 10.1029/2003JB002615

Begg, J.G.; Grant-Mackie, J.A. 2003 New Zealand and New Caledonian Triassic Pleurotomariidae (Gastropoda, Mollusca). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 33(1): 223-268

Lee, J.M.; Begg, J.G. (comps) 2002 Geology of the Wairarapa area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 11. 66 p. + 1 fold. map

Begg, J.G.; Johnston, M.R. 2000 Geology of the Wellington area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 10. 64 p.

Begg, J.G.; Van Dissen, R.J. 1998 Whitemans Valley Fault : a newly discovered active second order fault near Wellington, New Zealand : implications for regional seismic hazard. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 41(4): 441-448

Kelsey, H.M.; Hull, A.G.; Cashman, S.M.; Berryman, K.R.; Cashman, P.H.; Trexler, J.H.; Begg, J.G. 1998 Paleoseismology of an active reverse fault in a forearc setting : the Poukawa fault zone, Hikurangi forearc, New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 110(9): 1123-1148

Melhuish, A.; Begg, J.G.; Bannister, S.; Mumme, T. 1997 Quaternary stratigraphy, structure, and deformation of the Upper Hutt Basin, Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 40(1): 19-29

Begg, J.G.; Mazengarb, C. 1996 Geology of the Wellington area : sheets R27, R28, and part Q27, scale 1:50,000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences geological map 22. 128 p. + 1 fold. map

Cooper, R.A.; Jago, J.B.; Begg, J.G. 1996 Cambrian trilobites from Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica, and their stratigraphic implications. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 39(3): 363-387; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1996.9514720

Begg, J.G.; Mildenhall, D.C.; Lyon, G.L.; Stephenson, W.R.; Funnell, R.H.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Bannister, S.; Brown, L.J.; Pillans, B.; Harper, M.A.; Whitten, J. 1993 A paleoenvironmental study of subsurface Quaternary sediments at Wainuiomata, Wellington, New Zealand, and tectonic implications. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 36(4): 461-473

Begg, J.G.; Ballard, H.R. 1991 An Early Permian fauna from the Mantle Volcanics Formation, Skippers Range, northwest Otago. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 34(2): 145-155

Cooper, R.A.; Begg, J.G.; Bradshaw, J.D. 1990 Cambrian trilobites from Reilly Ridge, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica and their stratigraphic implications. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 33(1): 55-66

Grant-Mackie, J.A.; Campbell, H.J.; Campbell, J.D.; Begg, J.G. 1988 ESCAP atlas of stratigraphy Triassic : New Zealand. 3 p. IN: ESCAP Atlas of Stratigraphy VII : Triassic of Asia, Australia and the Pacific. New York: United Nations. Mineral resources development series 56.

Begg, J.G.; Campbell, H.J. 1985 Etalia, a new Middle Triassic (Anisian) bivalve from New Zealand, and its relationship with other pteriomorphs. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 28(4): 725-741; doi: 10.1080/00288306.1985.10422543

Bradshaw, J.D.; Begg, J.G.; Buggisch, W.; Brodie, C.; Tessensohn, F.; Wright, T.O. 1985 New data on Paleozoic stratigraphy and structure in north Victoria Land. New Zealand Antarctic record, 6(3): 1-6

Begg, J.G.; Cave, M.P.; Campbell, J.D. 1983 Terebellina mackayi Bather in Oretian Murihiku rocks, Wairaki Hills, Southland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 26(1): 121-122

Hyden, G.; Begg, J.G.; Campbell, H.J.; Campbell, J.D. 1982 Permian fossils from the Countess Formation, Mossburn, Southland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 25(1): 101-108

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