Ian Raine


Full Name: Ian Raine

Position: Contractor

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4844

Specialist Profile

Research Interests Palynology of Permian to Cenozoic strata for regional geological mapping, sedimentary basin studies, petroleum and coalfield exploration, biostratigraphic and taxonomic research, melissopalynology. Current projects include taxonomic and biostratigraphic study of New Zealand Jurassic and Cretaceous palynomorphs, vegetation and climate change at the Cretaceous-Tertiary and Paleocene-Eocene boundaries, biogeography of Cenozoic Antarctic and southern high latitude floras, and development of taxonomy databases. Also involved in research on the New Zealand honey flora, bee forage, and the definition of monofloral honeys.


1968: BSc (Honours 1st Class), Geology; 1976: PhD, Quaternary Vegetation History; 1979: Certificate of Proficiency course in Botany III

Areas of expertise

Geology: Basin studies
Geology: Field studies
Geology: Stratigraphy
Geology: Sub-Antarctic & Antarctic Geology
Paleontology: Biogeography
Paleontology: Biostratigraphic services
Paleontology: Paleoenvironmental Analysis
Paleontology: Palynology
Palynology: Melissopalynology
Technical: Software and database development

Professional activities

New Zealand Botanical Society: Member
Geological Society of Australia: Retired member
Australasian Palaeontologists: Retired Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: Retired Member

Major publications

Contreras, L.; Pross, J.; Bijl, P.K.; Koutsodendris, A.; Raine, J.I.; van de Schootbrugge, B.; Brinkhuis, H. 2013 Early to Middle Eocene vegetation dynamics at the Wilkes Land Margin (Antarctica). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 197: 119-142; doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2013.05.009

Higgs, K.E.; King, P.R.; Raine, J.I.; Sykes, R.; Browne, G.H.; Crouch, E.M.; Baur, J.R. 2012 Sequence stratigraphy and controls on reservoir sandstone distribution in an Eocene marginal marine-coastal plain fairway, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 32(1): 110-137; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2011.12.001

Lee, D.E.; Bannister, J.M.; Raine, J.I.; Conran, J.G. 2010 Euphorbiaceae : Acalyphoideae fossils from Early Miocene New Zealand : Mallotus-Macaranga leaves, fruits, and inflorescence with in situ Nyssapollenites endobalteus pollen. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 163(1/2): 127-138; doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.10.002

Lewis, A.R.; Marchant, D.R.; Ashworth, A.C.; Hedenaes, L.; Hemming, S.R.; Johnson, J.V.; Leng, M.J.; Machlus, M.L.; Newton, A.E.; Raine, J.I.; Willenbring, J.K.; Williams, M.; Wolfe, A.P. 2008 Mid-Miocene cooling and the extinction of tundra in continental Antarctica. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(31): 10676-10680; doi: 10.1073/pnas.0802501105

Raine, J.I. 2008 Zonate lycophyte spores from New Zealand Cretaceous to Paleogene strata. Alcheringa, 32(2): 99-127; doi: 10.1080/03115510801916440

Vajda, V.; Raine, J.I. 2003 Pollen and spores in marine Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary sediments at mid-Waipara River, North Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 46(2): 255-273

Raine, J.I.; Askin, R.A. 2001 Terrestrial palynology of Cape Roberts Project drillhole CRP-3, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica. Terra Antartica, 8(4): 389-400

Vajda, V.; Raine, J.I.; Hollis, C.J. 2001 Indication of global deforestation at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary by New Zealand fern spike. Science, 294: 1700-1702

Raine, J.I.; Strong, C.P.; Wilson, G.J. 1993 Biostratigraphic revision of petroleum exploration wells, Great South Basin, New Zealand. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 93/32. 146 p.

de Jersey, N.J.; Raine, J.I. 1990 Triassic and earliest Jurassic miospores from the Murihiku Supergroup, New Zealand. Lower Hutt: New Zealand Geological Survey. New Zealand Geological Survey paleontological bulletin 62. 164 p.

Nathan, S.; Anderson, H.J.; Cook, R.A.; Herzer, R.H.; Hoskins, R.H.; Raine, J.I.; Smale, D. 1986 Cretaceous and Cenozoic sedimentary basins of the West Coast region, South Island, New Zealand. Wellington: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. New Zealand Geological Survey basin studies 1. 89 p.

Raine, J.I. 1984 Outline of a palynological zonation of Cretaceous to Paleogene terrestrial sediments in West Coast region, South Island, New Zealand. [s.l.]: [s.n.]. Report NZGS 109. 82 p.

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