Laura Wallace


Full Name: Laura Wallace

Position: Geodetic Scientist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4248


1995: BS, with Highest Honors and Distinction, Geology; 2002: PhD

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Crustal deformation and neotectonics
Geophysics: Geodetic data analysis

Professional activities

American Geophysical Union: Member
Geological Society of America: Member
Geological Society of New Zealand: National committee

Major publications

Power, W.L.; Wallace, L.M.; Wang, X.; Reyners, M.E. 2012 Tsunami hazard posed to New Zealand by the Kermadec and southern New Hebrides subduction margins : an assessment based on plate boundary kinematics, interseismic coupling, and historical seismicity. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 169(1/2): 1-36; doi: 10.1007/s00024-011-0299-x

Stirling, M.W.; McVerry, G.H.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Litchfield, N.J.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Berryman, K.R.; Barnes, P.; Wallace, L.M.; Villamor, P.; Langridge, R.M.; Lamarche, G.; Nodder, S.; Reyners, M.E.; Bradley, B.; Rhoades, D.A.; Smith, W.D.; Nicol, A.; Pettinga, J.; Clark, K.J.; Jacobs, K.M. 2012 National seismic hazard model for New Zealand : 2010 update. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102(4): 1514-1542; doi: 10.1785/0120110170

Mahony, S.H.; Wallace, L.M.; Miyoshi, M.; Villamor, P.; Sparks, R.S.J.; Hasenaka, T. 2011 Volcano-tectonic interactions during rapid plate-boundary evolution in the Kyushu region, SW Japan. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123(11/12): 2201-2223; doi: 10.1130/B30408.1

Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J. 2010 Diverse slow slip behavior at the Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 115: B12402; doi: 10.1029/2010JB007717

Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J.; Miura, S.; McCaffrey, R. 2009 Using global positioning system data to assess tectonic hazards. p. 156-175 IN: Connor, C.B.; Chapman, N.A.; Connor, L.J. (eds) Volcanic and tectonic hazard assessment for nuclear facilities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Wallace, L.M.; Ellis, S.M.; Mann, P. 2009 Collisional model for rapid fore-arc block rotations, arc curvature, and episodic back-arc rifting in subduction settings. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 10(5): Q05001; doi: 10.1029/2008GC002220

Wallace, L.M.; Ellis, S.M.; Miyao, K.; Miura, S.; Beavan, R.J.; Goto, J. 2009 Enigmatic, highly active left-lateral shear zone in southwest Japan explained by aseismic ridge collision. Geology, 37(2): 143-146; doi: 10.1130/G25221A.1

Wallace, L.M.; Reyners, M.E.; Cochran, U.A.; Bannister, S.; Barnes, P.M.; Berryman, K.R.; Downes, G.L.; Eberhart-Phillips, D.; Fagereng, A.; Ellis, S.M.; Nicol, A.; McCaffrey, R.; Beavan, R.J.; Henrys, S.A.; Sutherland, R.; Barker, D.H.N.; Litchfield, N.J.; Townend, J.; Robinson, R.; Bell, R.E.; Wilson, K.J.; Power, W.L. 2009 Characterizing the seismogenic zone of a major plate boundary subduction thrust : Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 10(10): Q10006; doi: 10.1029/2009GC002610

McCaffrey, R.; Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J. 2008 Slow slip and frictional transition at low temperature at the Hikurangi subduction zone. Nature geoscience, 1(5): 316-320; doi: 10.1038/ngeo178

Nicol, A.; Wallace, L.M. 2007 Temporal stability of deformation rates : comparison of geological and geodetic observations, Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 258(3/4): 397-413; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.03.039

Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J.; McCaffrey, R.; Berryman, K.R.; Denys, P. 2007 Balancing the plate motion budget in the South Island, New Zealand using GPS, geological and seismological data. Geophysical Journal International, 168(1): 332-352; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03183.x

Webster, J.M.; Wallace, L.M.; Clague, D.A.; Braga, J.C. 2007 Numerical modeling of the growth and drowning of Hawaiian coral reefs during the last two glacial cycles (0-250 kyr). Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 8(3): Q03011; doi: 10.1029/2006GC001415

Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J. 2006 A large slow slip event on the central Hikurangi subduction interface beneath the Manawatu region, North Island, New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters, 33: doi: 10.1029/2006GL026009

Douglas, A.; Beavan, R.J.; Wallace, L.M.; Townend, J. 2005 Slow slip on the northern Hikurangi subduction interface, New Zealand. Geophysical Research Letters, 32(16): L16305; doi: 10.1029/2005GL023607

Wallace, L.M.; McCaffrey, R.; Beavan, R.J.; Ellis, S.M. 2005 Rapid microplate rotations and backarc rifting at the transition between collision and subduction. Geology, 33(11): 857-860

Wallace, L.M.; Beavan, R.J.; McCaffrey, R.; Darby, D.J. 2004 Subduction zone coupling and tectonic block rotations in the North Island, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 109(B12): B12406; doi: 10.1029/2004JB003241

Wallace, L.M.; Stevens, C.; Silver, E.; McCaffrey, R.; Loratung, W.; Hasiata, S.; Stanaway, R.; Curley, R.; Rosa, R.; Taugaloidi, J. 2004 GPS and seismological constraints on active tectonics and arc-continent collision in Papua New Guinea : implications for mechanics of microplate rotations in a plate boundary zone. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 109(B5): doi: 10.1029/2003JB002481

Webster, J.M.; Wallace, L.M.; Silver, E.; Applegate, B.; Potts, D.; Braga, J.C.; Riker-Coleman, K.; Gallup, C. 2004 Drowned carbonate platforms in the Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 5(11): Q11008; doi: 10.1029/2004GC000726

Webster, J.M.; Wallace, L.M.; Silver, E.; Potts, D.; Braga, J.C.; Renema, W.; Riker-Coleman, K.; Gallup, C. 2004 Coralgal composition of drowned carbonate platforms in the Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea : implications for lowstand reef development and drowning. Marine Geology, 204(1/2): 59-89

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