Lucia Roncaglia


Full Name: Lucia Roncaglia

Position: Head of Department: Paleontology

Contact details

Email: L.Roncaglia
Phone: +64-4-570 4550


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

L. Roncaglia received her MSc in Geology and PhD in Paleontology from Modena University, Italy in 1991 and 1995 respectively. She has 25 years of experience achieved by working in New Zealand (GNS Science), Denmark (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, and DONG Energy Ltd) and Italy (ENI). Her main expertise is in the study of stratigraphy and depositional environments of Late Cretaceous to Recent sediments through the analysis of marine palynology and she is the senior author of several scientific publications. Also, she is trained Operations geologist and coordinated well operations in the Danish sector of the North Sea from 2005. Lucia joined GNS Science in 2006. Since 2011, she has been leading operations and development of a team of 20 scientists and technicians who specialize in stratigraphy and climate studies.

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