September Meeting: Dr Phaedra Upton.

7.30 pm Tuesday, 8 September, Caccia Birch House, Te Awe Awe Street, Palmerston North

How tectonic and surface processes interact to shape the landscape
Dr Phaedra Upton. GNS Science

Greetings! After the short-notice postponement of our August talk because of the COVID-19
alert level increases, we are back this month with the annual Hochstetter Lecture, which we
share with the Manawatū Branch of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand. Details are
below. Please note the shift in venue to Caccia Birch House, off Te Awe Awe Street, as our
usual Library space is unavailable. Provision has been made for the required social
distancing, and you are welcome to wear a mask if you wish.

Dr Phaedra Upton is the Geodynamics Team Leader at GNS Science,
where she has worked for the last 11 years.

She will explore recent developments in modelling tectonics and surface processes within a single deformational framework. She will focus on collisional settings such as New Zealand’s Southern Alps, SE Alaska and the Himalaya where rapid uplift combines with vigorous climate regimes to create dynamic landscapes.