Nick Mortimer


Full Name: Nick Mortimer

Position: Geologist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-3-479 9686


1980: BSc (Hons), Geology; 1984: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: Marine Geology
Geology: Petrology
Geology: Tectonics
Geology: Zealandia
Technical: Collection and data management
Technical: GIS
Technical: Outreach projects

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: Member
Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Member
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand: Associate Editor
International Union of Geological Sciences: NZ National Delegate

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

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.; Timm, C.; Townsend, D.B.; Tulloch, A.J.; Turnbull, I.M.; Turnbull, R.E. 2014 High-level stratigraphic scheme for New Zealand rocks. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57(4): 402-419; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2014.946062

Mortimer, N.; Gans, P.B.; Palin, J.M.; Meffre, S.; Herzer, R.H.; Skinner, D.N.B. 2010 Location and migration of Miocene-Quaternary volcanic arcs in the SW Pacific region. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 190(1/2): 1-10; doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.02.017

Mortimer, N.; Hoernle, K.; Hauff, F.; Palin, J.M.; Dunlap, W.J.; Werner, R.; Faure, K. 2006 New constraints on the age and evolution of the Wishbone Ridge, southwest Pacific Cretaceous microplates, and Zealandia-West Antarctica breakup. Geology, 34(3): 185-189

Mortimer, N. 2004 New Zealand's geological foundations. Gondwana Research, 7(1): 261-272; doi: 10.1016/S1342-937X(05)70324-5

Mortimer, N.; Tulloch, A.J.; Spark, R.N.; Walker, N.W.; Ladley, E.; Allibone, A.H.; Kimbrough, D.L. 1999 Overview of the Median Batholith, New Zealand : a new interpretation of the geology of the Median Tectonic Zone and adjacent rocks. p. 257-268 IN: Storey, B.C. (ed.); Rubridge, B.S. (ed.); Cole, D.I. (ed.); de Wit, M.J. (ed.) Gondwana 10 : event stratigraphy of Gondwana : proceedings volume 1. Oxford, England: Elsevier. Journal of African earth sciences 29(1).

Mortimer, N. 1993 Jurassic tectonic history of the Otago schist, New Zealand. Tectonics, 12(1): 237-244

Mortimer, N. 1986 Late Triassic, arc-related, potassic igneous rocks in the North American Cordillera. Geology, 14(12): 1035-1038

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