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The EILD team

Chris Massey

RA1 Landslide severity
GNS Science
Programme leader, Lead RA1, Landslide severity
Biljana Lukovic-GNS Science

Biljana Lukovic

RA1 Landslide severity
GNS Science
GIS Specialist, Development of GIS-based methods and techniques for geospatial data capture and analysis
Regine Morgenstern-GNS Science

Regine Morgenstern

RA1 Landslide severity
GNS Science
Fieldwork and GIS technician, drone pilot
Michael Olsen-Oregon State University

Michael Olsen

RA1 Landslide severity
Oregon State University
Lidar data analysis to characterize time-dependent trends in landslide activity.
Tim Stahl-University of Canterbury

Tim Stahl

RA1 Landslide severity
University of Canterbury
Seismicity and ground motion

Dougal Townsend

RA1 Landslide severity
GNS Science
Landslide mapping, geology and structural controls
Phaedra Upton-GNS Science

Phaedra Upton

RA1 Landslide Severity
GNS Science
3D models of large landslides and numerical simulations of sediment cascades

Brenda Rosser

RA2 Landslide reactivation
GNS Science
Lead RA2, Landslide reactivation. Rainfall-induced landslide reactivation analysis and mapping

Jon Carey

RA2 Landslide reactivation
GNS Science
Landslide materials testing and analysis

Barbara Lyndsell

RA2 Landslide reactivation
GNS Science
Geomechanics Lab technician, Testing landslide materials properties
Andrea Wolter-GNS Science

Andrea Wolter

RA3 Landslide dam longevity
GNS Science
Lead RA3, Compilation of the NZ landslide dam database and tools to predict their location, duration and downstream impacts
Saskia de Vilder-GNS Science

Saskia de Vilder

RA4 Landslide runout
GNS Science
Lead RA4, Landslide Runout, as well as working in Landslide Reactivation and Landslide Tools themes
Simon Cox, GNS Science

Simon Cox

RA4 Landslide runout
GNS Science
Mapping landslides and building empirical datasets to constrain runout
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Jon Tunnicliffe

RA5 Post-earthquake sediment cascades
University of Auckland
RA5 Lead. Sediment transport models
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Jamie Howarth

RA5 Post-earthquake sediment cascades
Victoria University of Wellington
Sediment transport models

Pathmanathan Brabhaharan

RA6 Performance of earthworks
WSP
Lead RA6, Performance of earth slopes and infrastructure

Doug Mason

RA6 Performance of earthworks
WSP
Performance of earth slopes and infrastructure
Phil Glassey, GNS Science

Phil Glassey

RA7 Tools for managing landslide hazard and risk
GNS Science
Lead RA7, Stakeholder and end-user engagement, website and tool development

Scott Kelly

RA7 Tools for managing landslide hazard and risk
GNS Science
Landslide Guidelines for Planning, Stakeholder and end-user engagement
Sally Potter-GNS Science

Sally Potter

RA7 Tools for managing landslide hazard and risk
GNS Science
Developing guidance for landslide Early Warning Systems

Post Graduate Students

Colin Bloom

Colin Bloom

RA1 Landslide severity
PhD Student, Univeristy of Canterbury
Colin's PhD research uses differential remote sensing imagery and field observations following the Kaikōura earthquake to investigate the relationship between fault rupture and co-seismic mass wasting. Landslides and rockfall were heavily concentrated around surface fault ruptures during the Kaikoura earthquake and Colin's interest lies in assessing the role that fault displacement, damage zones and high frequency shaking proximal to the ruptures played in the distribution of these failures.

Dina Fieman

RA5 Post-earthquake sediment cascade
PhD Student, Victoria University
After completing her Masters of Science at the University of Edinburgh, Dina is currently doing her PhD at Victoria University. The aim of Dina's PhD is to research the post-seismic sediment cascade from the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Through the use of field observations, topographic analysis, and hydrodynamic modelling, she is investigating the controls of coseismic sediment evacuation as well as the impact of landslide sediment on channel evolution and river morphology. Dina is particularly interested in the millennial-scale erosional processes and how it is preserved in the cosmogenic nuclide concentration.

Caleb Gasston

RA1 Landslide severity
PhD Student, Univeristy of Auckland
Caleb’s PhD project utilises a range of methods, including remote sensing, geophsyics ground investigation and numerical modelling to determine the mechanisms of failure of large volume (>1 Mm3) landslides triggered by the Kaikōura Earthquake. This research seeks to quantify the role of surface fault rupture, ground-shaking, and site geology and morphology in the generation of large landslides during powerful earthquakes. Outputs from this project will feed into future work modelling landslides at a landscape scale and producing regional hazard models.
Katie Jones-GNS Science

Katie Jones

RA5 Post-earthquake sediment cascade
PhD Student, Victoria University
Katie is currently a PhD student at Victoria University researching sediment remobilisation from co-seismic landslides following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Regional landslide generating events offer natural experiments with which to observe and measure the rate of erosion and sediment transfer in the first few years following the triggering event. Utilising pre- and post-earthquake remote sensing data collection to quantify the post-seismic mass wasting, the output of this PhD is to develop a regional-scale time series analysis of the hillslope-channel sediment cascade at a high spatial resolution.
Corrine Singeisen, University of Canterbury

Corinne Singeisen

RA1 Landslide severity
PhD Student, Univeristy of Canterbury
This PhD project aims to improve the understanding of coseismic landslide initiation along faults. Based on the dataset of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, the interaction between surface fault rupture, earthquake-induced ground shaking and slope failure will be investigated using geomorphological and structural analysis techniques, laboratory testing as well as physics-based local-scale numerical modelling. The output of the project will be used to further develop the national New Zealand landslide forecast tool.
Niraj Bal Tamang-UoA

Niraj Bal Tamang

RA5 Post-earthquake sediment cascade
PhD Student, University of Auckland
I completed my Masters degree in Geology from the Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2016. I am doing my PhD in modelling river response to landslide sedimentation in braided and steepland rivers from the University of Auckland. I am working on modelling the sediment response for sediment transport, studying morphologic change in the downstream section due to time varying landslide delivery of sediments, estimating the threshold sediment amount for sediment management and creating different scenarios of sediment delivery and comparing the results.
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