Lucia Roncaglia


Full Name: Lucia Roncaglia

Position: Surface Geosciences Department Manager

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4550

Specialist Profile

Lucia is an experienced geologist with interests in stratigraphy, sedimentology, and environmental research. Her expertise has been applied to the management and delivery of large-scale multi-disciplinary projects and research associated with environment and climate, natural hazards and risks and energy across many aspects of geosciences in New Zealand. Her team also provides scientific leadership, oversights and development for GNS’s laboratory and collections. Lucia has previously led the Paleontology Department, and she joined the Science Management Team in 2019 as Department Manager of Surface Geosciences.


1991: MSc (First Class Hons), Geology; 1995: PhD, Paleontology

Areas of expertise

Geology: CO2 sequestration
Geology: Operations geology
Geology: Paleogeography
Geology: Seismic stratigraphy
Geology: Stratigraphy
Geology: Well Data Analysis
Paleontology: Biostratigraphy
Palynology: Data interpretation
Palynology: Palynological processing

Professional activities

American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Member

Major publications

Schioler, P.; Rogers, K.M.; Sykes, R.; Hollis, C.J.; Ilg, B.R.; Meadows, D.; Roncaglia, L.; Uruski, C.I. 2010 Palynofacies, organic geochemistry and depositional environment of the Tartan Formation (Late Paleocene), a potential source rock in the Great South Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27(2): 351-369; 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.09.006

Roncaglia, L.; Kuijpers, A. 2006 Revision of the palynofacies model of Tyson (1993) based on recent high-latitude sediments from the North Atlantic. Facies, 52(1): 19-39

Roncaglia, L. 2004 Palynofacies analysis and organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts as indicators of palaeo-hydrographic changes : an example from Holocene sediments in Skalafjord, Faroe Islands. Marine micropaleontology, 50(1-2): 21-42; doi: 10.1016/S0377-8398(03)00065-3

Roncaglia, L.; Field, B.D.; Raine, J.I.; Schioler, P.; Wilson, G.J. 1999 Dinoflagellate biostratigraphy of Piripauan-Haumurian (Upper Cretaceous) sections from northeast South Island, New Zealand. Cretaceous research, 20(3): 271-314; doi: 10.1006/cres.1999.0153

Roncaglia, L.; Corradini, D. 1997 Upper Campanian to Maastrichtian dinoflagellate zonation in the northern Apennines, Italy. Newsletters on stratigraphy, 35(1): 29-57

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