New Zealand is a fascinating country in so many ways – but the geology of the islands is rocking and rolling! In this talk you’ll get an introduction to the geology of New Zealand and its origin as an island. We’ll also look at some famous earthquakes and currently active volcanoes on the islands.
About the Presenter
A geologist by training, Barbara Murck completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, and her graduate degree in Geology at the University of Toronto. For the past ten years, Professor Murck has co-taught a field course in Ecuador for the University of Toronto’s Summer Abroad program, which sees students spend one month in the field studying geology, ecology, environmental science, and international development in the Andes, the Amazon, and the Galápagos Islands. Professor Murck is the author of several textbooks on geology and environmental science. She is an award-winning lecturer and was the recipient of the University of Toronto’s President’s Teaching Award in 2010.