Joe Prebble


Full Name: Joe Prebble

Position: Paleontology Team Leader

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4702

Specialist Profile

Joe is a palaeontologist, specialising in:

  • Use of fossil pollen and marine algae to quantify paleoenvironments,
  • Pollen and spores of Cenozoic to recent age from Antarctica and New Zealand,
  • Data synthesis and visualisation
  • Quaternary to Recent dinoflagellates cysts from New Zealand
  • He is currently leader of the SSIF Global Change through Time (GCT) research programme.


2001: BSc, Botany and Geology; 2002: BSc(Hons) (1st), Geology; 2004: MSc (Distinction), Geology; 2012: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Paleoclimate: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
Paleontology: Palynology

Professional activities

Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Member

Major publications

Prebble, J.G.; Bostock, H.C.; Cortese, G.; Lorrey, A.M.; Hayward, B.W.; Calvo, E.C.; Northcote, L.C.; Scott, G.H.; Neil, H.L. 2017 Evidence for a Holocene Climatic Optimum in the Southwest Pacific : a multiproxy study. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 32(8): 763-779; doi: 10.1002/2016PA003065

Prebble, J.G.; Reichgelt, T.; Mildenhall, D.C.; Greenwood, D.R.; Raine, J.I.; Kennedy, E.M.; Seebeck, H. 2017 Terrestrial climate evolution in the Southwest Pacific over the past 30 million years. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 459: 136-144; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.006

Prebble, J.G.; Crouch, E.M.; Carter, L.; Cortese, G.; Bostock, H.; Neil, H. 2013 An expanded modern dinoflagellate cyst dataset for the Southwest Pacific and Southern Hemisphere with environmental associations. Marine micropaleontology, 101: 33-48; doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2013.04.004

Prebble, J.G.; Raine, J.I.; Barrett, P.J.; Hannah, M.J. 2006 Vegetation and climate from two Oligocene glacioeustatic sedimentary cycles (31 and 24 Ma) cored by the Cape Roberts Project, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 231(1/2): 41-57; doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.07.025

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