Mike Taves


Full Name: Mike Taves

Position: Scientist: Groundwater Modeller

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4021


2003: BSc (Honours), Applied & Environmental Geology; 2007: MSc, Earth Sciences

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Electrical resistivity tomography
Geophysics: Seismic imaging methods
Groundwater: Aquifer testing
Groundwater: Climate change
Groundwater: Contaminants transport modeling
Groundwater: Data management
Groundwater: Database design
Groundwater: Drilling
Groundwater: Geostatistics
Groundwater: Groundwater conceptual modeling
Groundwater: Modeling
Groundwater: Sampling
Information Technology: Numerical modelling
Information Technology: Python
Information Technology: R scripting
Technical: 3-D computer modelling
Technical: Field Work
Technical: GIS
Technical: Software and database development

Professional activities

NZ Hydrological Society: Member

Major publications

Toews, M.W.; Daughney, C.J.; Cornaton, F.J.; Morgenstern, U.; Evison, R.D.; Jackson, B.M.; Petrus, K.; Mzila, D. 2016 Numerical simulation of transient groundwater age distributions assisting land and water management in the Middle Wairarapa Valley, New Zealand. Water Resources Research, 52(12): 9430-9451; doi: 10.1002/2016WR019422

Gusyev, M.A.; Abrams, D.; Toews, M.W.; Morgenstern, U.; Stewart, M.K. 2014 A comparison of particle-tracking and solute transport methods for simulation of tritium concentrations and groundwater transit times in river water. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18(8): 3109-3119; doi: 10.5194/hess-18-3109-2014

Gusyev, M.A.; Toews, M.W.; Morgenstern, U.; Stewart, M.K.; White, P.A.; Daughney, C.J.; Hadfield, J. 2013 Calibration of a transient transport model to tritium data in streams and simulation of groundwater ages in the western Lake Taupo catchment, New Zealand. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17(3): 1217-1227; doi: 10.5194/hess-17-1217-2013

Gusyev, M.A.; Toews, M.W.; Daughney, C.J.; Hong, T.; Minni, G.; Fenemor, A.; Ekanayake, J.; Davie, T.; Basher, L.; Thomas, J. 2012 Modelling groundwater abstraction scenarios using a groundwater-river interaction model of the Upper Motueka River catchment. Journal of Hydrology, New Zealand, 51(2): 85-110

Toews, M.W.; Allen, D.M. 2009 Evaluating different GCMs for predicting spatial recharge in an irrigated arid region. Journal of Hydrology, 374(3/4): 265-281; doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.06.022

Toews, M.W.; Allen, D.M. 2009 Simulated response of groundwater to predicted recharge in a semi-arid region using a scenario of modelled climate change. Environmental Research Letters, 4(3): 035003; doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/3/035003

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