Dr. Vasiliki Mouslopoulou

Vasiliki Mouslopoulou
Dr. Vasiliki Mouslopoulou
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vasiliki.mouslopoulou@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Principal Investigator in projects related to the tectonics and active deformation of the Hellenic Subduction System in Eastern Mediterranean and the Hikurangi subduction margin in New Zealand. 

Lecturer at Freie Universität (FU) of Berlin - School of Geological Sciences: since 2013 I have introduced and teach the postgraduate courses 'Earthquake Geology & Active Tectonics' and 'Paleoseismology'.

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Research Interests:

  • Earthquake geology
  • Active tectonics
  • Plate boundary deformation
  • Fault growth
  • Tectonic geomorphology
  • Archaeoseismology

Career:

  • 2012-present: Research Scientist at GFZ and Lecturer at Freie Universitat, Berlin - FU.
  • 2009-2011: International Incoming Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellow, Technical University of Crete, Greece.
  • 2007-2009: IRCSET Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Fault Analysis Group, University College Dublin, Ireland. 
  • 2001-2007: Researcher at GNS Science, New Zealand.
  • 2003-2005: Graduate Research Demonstrator, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2003-2006
  • M.Sc. in Solid Earth Physics, University of Bergen, Norway, 1998-2000
  • Diploma in Geology, University of Athens, Greece, 1992-1997
Post-Doctoral Fellowships
  • 2009-2011: ‘Marie Curie International Incoming Post Doctoral Fellowship’ (awarded by the European Commission- FP7-PEOLPLE) at Dpt. of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece.
  • 2007-2009: ‘IRCSET Post-Doctoral Fellowship’ (awarded by the Irish Research Council for Science and Technology) at Fault Analysis Group, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Projects:

2012- present:
1) 'Studying the complex 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake in New Zealand' PI, GFZ
2) 'Temporal and spatial distribution of uplift along the forearc of the segmented Hellenic subduction margin', PI, GFZ
3) Rupture history of upper-crustal faults on various time scales: the seismotectonics of the Morguilla Fault, Chilean Subduction Margin, Team Member, GFZ

2011-2012:
'Is the Spili Fault in Crete responsible for the double destruction of the Minoan Palace at Phaistos?
', Principal Investigator, Technical University of Crete, Greece. 

2009-2011:
BRIDGSEISMTIME: ' Bridging the timescales in fault-slip accumulation: from the earthquake record to the geological record’. Principal Investigator, Technical University of Crete, Greece. 

2007-2009:
'Fault Growth on Earthquake and Geological Timescales’. Principal Investigator, Fault Analysis Group, School of Geological Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland.

2003-2006: 
' Geometry  Kinematics and Paleoearthquake history at the intersection of a normal and strike-slip fault system'. Principal Investigator, GNS Science & Victoria University of New Zealand.

2001-2007
(with GNS Science, New Zealand):  
  • Dynamics of the Hikurangi Subduction Margin recorded by river terraces in the eastern North Island;
  • Slip transfer between the Alpine Fault and the Marlborough Fault System;
  • Impact of Global Plate Tectonics in and around New Zealand;
  • Rotorua Sheet of New Zealand [Geological Mapping];
  • New Zealand’s Active Fault Database.

Research Boards and Committees:

Reviewer/Referee in the following International Journals / Funding Schemes:

Nature Communications, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Tectonophysics, Journal of Structural Geology, Tectonics, Journal of Seismology, Seismological Research Letters, Geomorphology, Geoarchaeology, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, Earth System Science, Journal of Geodynamics, National Science Foundation (NSF), UNESCO-IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), COST Actions.

Awards:

  • 2009 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship - European Commission- FP7-PEOLPLE (21% success rate in 2008).
  • 2007 IRCSET Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the Irish Research Council for Science and Technology (12% success rate in 2006).
  • 2004 Bright Future PhD Scholarship, awarded by the Foundation for Research Science and Technology in New Zealand.
  • 2006 Merit Award for oral presentation at the Annual conference of the Geological Society of New Zealand.

 

Peer Reviewed International Publications

Reid, C., Begg, J., Mouslopoulou, V., Oncken, O., Nicol, A., Kufner, K-S. (in review). A new method for calibrating marine biota living-depth using the Kaikōura Earthquake uplift: comparison with non-calibrated biological and instrumental measurements.

Veliz, V., Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Fassoulas, B., Begg, J., Onkcen, O, 2018. Millenial to million normal-fault interactions on the forearc of a subduction margin, Crete, Greece. Journal of Structural Geology, 113, 225-241.

Cesca, S., Zhang, Y., Mouslopoulou, V., Wang, R., Saul, J., Savage, M., Heimann, S., Kufner, S.-K., Oncken, O., Dahm, T., 2017. Complex rupture process of the Mw 7.8, 2016, Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand, and its aftershock sequence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 478, 110-120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.08.024.

Mouslopoulou, V., Begg, J., Fülling, A., Moraetis, D., Partsinevelos, P., and Oncken, O., 2017. Distinct phases of eustatic and tectonic forcing for late Quaternary landscape evolution soutwest Crete, Greece. Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 1–17, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-1-2017.

Konstantinou, K., Mouslopoulou, V., Liang, W-T., Heidbach, O., Oncken, O., Suppe, J., 2017. Present-day crustal stress field in Greece inferred from regional-scale damped inversion of earthquake focal mechanisms. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 506-523, doi:10.1002/2016JB013272.

Mouslopoulou, V., Oncken, O., Hainzl, S., Nicol, A., 2016. Uplift rate transients at subduction margins due to earthquake clustering. Tectonics, 35, 2370–2384, doi:10.1002/2016TC004248.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Begg, J.,Oncken, O., Moreno, M., 2015.Clusters of mega-earthquakes on upper plate faults control the Eastern Mediterranean hazard. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 10,282–10,289, doi:10.1002/2015GL066371. [see also: Mediterranean quake risk rises. Nature 528, page 166].

Mouslopoulou, V., Begg, J., Nicol, A., Oncken, O., Prior, C., 2015. Formation of Late Quaternary paleoshorelines in Crete, Eastern Mediterranean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 431, 294-307, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.007.

Mouslopoulou, V., Saltogianni, V., Gianniou, M, Stiros, S., 2014. Geodetic evidence for tectonic activity on the Strymon Fault System, northeast Greece. Tectonophysics, 633, 246-255, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.07.012.

Mouslopoulou, V., Moraetis, D., Benedetti, L., Guillou, V., Bellier, O., Hristopulos, D., 2014. Normal faulting in the forearc of the Hellenic subduction margin: Paleoearthquake history and kinematics of the Spili Fault, Crete, Greece. Journal of Structural Geology, 66, 298-308, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.05.017.

Giba, M., Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., Mouslopoulou, V., Seebeck, H., 2013. Spatio-temporal relationships between normal faulting and arc volcanism on million year timescales along a subduction margin.Journal of the Geological Society London, 170, 951-962, doi: 10.1144/jgs2012-121.

Mouslopoulou, V., Hristopulos, D.T., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Bannister, S., 2013. The importance of microearthquakes in crustal extension of an active rift: a case study from New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1556-1568, 10.1002/jgrb.50062.

Hristopulos, D., Mouslopoulou, V., 2013. A stochastic stick-slip model linking crustal shear strength and earthquake interevent times. Physica A, 392, 485-496, doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2012.09.011.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Begg, J.G., Townsend, D.B., Hristopulos, D.T., 2012. Fault-slip accumulation in an active rift over thousands to millions of years and the importance of paleoearthquake sampling. Journal of Structural Geology, 36, 71-80, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2011.11.010.

Mouslopoulou, V., Moraetis, D., Fassoulas, C., 2011. Identifying past earthquakes on carbonate faults: advances and limitations of the Rare Earth Element method based on analysis of the Spili Fault, Crete, Greece. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 309, 45-55, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.06.015.

Mouslopoulou, V., Hristopulos, D.T., 2011. Patterns of tectonic fault interactions captured through variogram analyses of microearthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B07305, doi: 10.1029/2010JB007804.

Townsend, D., Nicol, A., Mouslopoulou, V., Begg, J.G., Beetham, R.D., Clark, D., Giba, M., Heron, D., Lukovic, B., McPherson, A., Seebeck, H., Walsh, J.J., 2010. Paleoearthquake histories across a normal fault system in the southwestern Taranaki Peninsula, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 53, 4, 375-394.

Begg, J.G., Mouslopoulou, V., 2010. Analysis of late Holocene faulting within an active rift using lidar, Taupo Rift, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 190, 152–167, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.06.001.

Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Mouslopoulou, V., Villamor, P., 2009. Earthquake histories and Holocene acceleration of fault displacement rates. Geology, 37, 911–914, doi:10.1130/G25765A.1.

Mouslopoulou, V., Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., 2009. Fault displacement rates on a range of timescales. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278, 186-197.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., Begg, J., 2009. Paleoearthquake surface rupture in a transition zone from strike-slip to oblique-normal slip and its implication to seismic hazard, North Island Fault System, New Zealand. In: Reicherter, K., Michetti, A.M. & Silva Barroso, P.G. (eds) Palaeoseismology: Historical and Prehistorical Records of Earthquake Ground Effects for Seismic Hazard Assessment. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 316, 269-292.

Begg, J.G., Van Dissen, R.J., Nicol, A., Mouslopoulou, V., 2008. Characteristics of the Pacific-Australian Tectonic Plate Interface in New Zealand. In: Graham, I. (eds), New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century. Geological Society of New Zealand, Miscell. Pub., 124, 388 pp, ISBN 978-1-877480-00-3.

Mouslopoulou, V.,
Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Beetham, D., Stagpoole, V., 2008. Quaternary temporal stability of a regional strike-slip and rift fault intersection. Journal of Structural Geology, 30, 4, 451-463.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., Walsh, J.J, 2007. Terminations of large strike-slip faults: an alternative model from New Zealand. In: Cunningham, W. D. & Mann, P. (eds), Tectonics of Strike-Slip Restraining and Releasing Bends. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 290, 387–415.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., Walsh, J.J., 2007. Displacement transfer between intersecting strike-slip and extensional fault systems. Journal of Structural Geology, 29, 100-116.

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International Conferences (oral presentations)

Mouslopoulou, V., Oncken, O., Hainzl, S., Nicol, A., Moreno, M., Begg, J., 2016. Earthquake clustering on upper-plate faults and the subduction thrust controls uplift rate transients and long-term forearc topography along subduction margins. American Geophysical Union (AGU), 12-16 December 2016, San Francisco, USA.

Walsh, J., Nicol, A., Childs, C., Mouslopoulou, V., Manzocchi, T., 2016. Keynote: The importance of fault interactions in the long-term and short-term growth of fault systems. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, Vol. L, 2358-2359, Proceedings of the 14th International Congress, 25-27 May 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Mouslopoulou, V., Saltogianni, V., Gianniou, M, Stiros, S., 2015. Geodetic evidence for tectonic activity on the Strymon Fault System, northeast Greece. SafeChania, 2nd International Conference: The Triangle of Knowledge in the Civil Protection Service, Chania 10-14 June, 2015.  

Moraetis, D., Mouslopoulou, V., Pratikakis, A., 2015. Sorption of the Rare Earth Elements and Yttrium (REE-Y) in calcite: the mechanism of a new effective tool in identifying paleoearthquakes on carbonate faults. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 13-17 April 2015: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 17, EGU2015-3437, 2015.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Begg, J., Oncken, O., Moreno, M., Prior, C., 2015. High uplift-transients indicate clusters of mega-earthquakes in Eastern Mediterranean during the last 50 kyr.  European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 13-17 April 2015: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 17, EGU2015-2477, 2015.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Begg, J., Prior, C., Oncken, O., 2014. Earthquake variability produces long-term stability of uplift rates along the Hellenic subduction margin. In: Interdisciplinary meeting on climate change and seismic hazards during the Holocene in the Mediterranean, July 7-8, 2014 CEREGE, Technopôle de l’Arbois, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2014.

Mouslopoulou, V., Gianniou, M, Saltogianni, V., Stiros, S., 2014. Geodetic evidence for tectonic activity on the Strymon Fault System, northeast Greece. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 8-12 April 2014: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-3079, 2014.

Mouslopoulou, V., Hristopulos, D., Nicol, A., Walsh, J., Bannister, S., 2013. The importance of microearthquakes in crustal extension of an active rift: a case-study from New Zealand (solicited talk). European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 8-12 April 2013: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-5230, 2013.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, J., Begg, J.G., Townsend, D., Hristopulos, D., 2013. Fault-slip accumulation in an active rift over thousands to millions of years and the importance of paleoearthquake sampling. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 8-12 April 2013: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-5434, 2013.

Mouslopoulou, V., Moraetis, D., Lucilla, B., Guillou, V., Hristopulos, D., 2013. Paleoearthquake history of the Spili Fault, Crete. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, XLVII, 1-9.

Mouslopoulou, V., Moraetis, D, Lucilla B., Fassoulas, C., Hristopulos, D.T., 2012. Is the Spili Fault responsible for the double destruction of the Minoan Palace at Phaistos?, 1st workshop of Arhaeopaleoseismology: Interdisciplinary perspectives on Minoan earthquakes, Leuven, 28-30 November, Belgium.

Nicol, A., Begg, JG., Mouslopoulou, V., Stirling, M., Townsend, D., Van Dissen, R, Walsh, J, 2011. Active faults in New Zealand: what are we missing? Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Publication 127A, p.79, ISBN 978-1-877480-13-3.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, J., Begg, J.G., Townsend, D., Hristopulos, D., 2011. ‘Sampling biases in the paleoseismological data’ In: Earthquake Geology and Archaeology: Science, Society and Critical facilities. (Edited by Grützner, C., Perez-Lopez, R., Fernandez-Steeger, T., Papanikolaou, I., Reicherter, K., Silva, P.G. and Vött, A.), Proceedings of the 2nd INQUA-IGCP 567 International Workshop, Corinth, 290, 148-151, ISBN 978-960-466-093-3.

Hristopulos, D., Mouslopoulou, V., 2011. On the use of the Weibull distribution as a model for the distribution of earthquake interevent times. International conference on statistical physics, Larnaka 11-15, July 2011.

Mouslopoulou, V., 2011.Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth (solicited talk). IODP Marmara-Trans Workshop, Istanbul Technical University, 12-16 June, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, J., Townsend, D., Begg, J., Heron, D., Beetham, D., Hristopulos, D., 2010. Relations between paleoearthquakes and million-year fault growth in an active rift (solicited talk), in ‘Submarine Paleoseismology: the offshore search for large Holocene earthquakes’, European Science Foundation, Obergurgl, 11-16 September, Austria.

Mouslopoulou, V., Hristopulos, D., 2010. Patterns of fault interactions triggered by micro earthquake activity. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 2-7 May 2010: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-3035, 2010.

Mouslopoulou, V., Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., 2009. Fault displacement rates on a range of timescales. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 19-24 April 2009: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-5761-1, 2009.

Mouslopoulou,V., Hristopulos, D.T., Bannister, S., 2009. Fault interactions and patterns of short-term fault growth due to micro-earthquakes. StatGIS 2009: Geoinformatics for Environment Surveillance, June 17-19, 2009, Milos, Greece.

Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Mouslopoulou, V., Villamor, P., 2008. An explanation for the widespread acceleration of fault displacement rates since 10 ka. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Publication 124A, p.110.

Mouslopoulou, V., Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., 2008. Fault displacement rates over different timescales (Keynote): 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC), Oslo, Norway, August 6-14, 2008: abstracts (no.STT01106L).

Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., Mouslopoulou, V., 2008. The role of interaction on the growth of faults on geological and earthquake time scales (Keynote): New Challenges In Earthquake Dynamics: Observing And Modelling A MultiScale System, European Sciences Foundation, Innsbruck, October 2008.

Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Childs, C., Mouslopoulou, V., & Schöpfer, M.P.J., 2008. Interactions and growth of faults on earthquake and geological timescales. Fault Zones Structure, Mechanics and Fluid Flow, Geological Society of London, September 2008.

Begg, J.G., Mouslopoulou, V., 2007. Rangitaiki plains: the veil is lifted. New LiDAR data from Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 123A, ISBN 0-908678-08-8.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., Begg, J., 2007.Paleoearthquake surface rupture in a transition zone from strike-slip to oblique-normal faulting. International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics (IUGG) XXIV General Assembly 2007, 1-12 July, Perugia, Italy, ISBN 978-88-95852-25-4.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., 2006. Quaternary kinematics and temporal stability of a strike-slip and normal fault intersection, North Island, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 122A, ISBN 0-908678-05-3.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T., Beetham, D., Berryman, K., Langridge R., Villamor, P., Beanland, S., 2005. Late Quaternary paleoearthquakes on the northern North Island Fault System, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 119A., ISBN 0-908678-01-0.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T., Berryman, K., Walsh, J., 2005. Displacement transfer between strike-slip and extensional fault systems: an example from New Zealand. Bulnay & Bogd  International Field Conference, Mongolia.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T., 2004. Relations between fault kinematics and paleoearthquakes in a transition zone from strike-slip to normal faulting, North Island, New Zealand. Abstract no. 271-17 In: Italia 2004:32nd International Geological Congress (IGC) Florence, Italy, August 20-28, 2004: abstracts.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T., Berryman, K., Walsh, J., 2004. Fault interactions and slip transfer between the North Island Dextral Fault Belt and the Taupo Rift, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 117A, ISBN 0-908678-98-3.

Mouslopoulou, V., Little, T., Nicol, A., 2003 Along strike changes in slip pattern of strike-slip faults: preliminary observations from the northern North Island Dextral fault belt. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 116A, ISBN 0-908678-96-7.

Mouslopoulou, V., 2003. Along-strike changes in slip pattern of strike-slip faults: a comparative study of the North Island Fault System (New Zealand) & the western North Anatolian Fault (eastern Mediterranean). p.141 In: International Workshop on the North Anatolian, East Anatolian & Dead Sea Fault Systems: Recent Progress in Tectonics and Paleoseismology and Field Training Course in Paleoseismology, 31 August-12 September 2003, METU-Ankara, Turkey: programme & abstracts. Ankara, Turkey.

Mouslopoulou, V., Berryman, K., Stirling, M., 2001: Active Faulting in New Zealand: the twenty most active faults in New Zealand. International Lithospheric Project, 10-15 December: programme & abstracts, Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Mouslopoulou, V., Andreou C., Atakan, K., Fountoulis, I., 1999. “Paleoseismological investigation along the Kera fault zone, Western Crete: Implication for Seismic Hazard Assessment” International Conference on Earthquake Hazard and Risk in the Mediterranean Region, 18-22 October: programme & abstracts, Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Invited Lectures

  • GNS Science, New Zealand: 'Earthquake clustering on upper-plate faults controls uplift rate transients along subduction margins', February 2016.
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel: 'Late Quaternary paleoshoreline formation on Crete, eastern Mediterranean’, January 2015.
  • Freie University (FU), Berlin, Germany: ‘Clusters of mega-earthquakes on upper plate faults control the Eastern Mediterranean hazard’, May 2015.
  • University of Marseille (Aix en Provence): Earthquake variability produces long-term stability of uplift rates along the Hellenic subduction margin, July 2014.
  • University of Patras, Greece: ‘The importance of microearthquakes in crustal extension of an active rift: a case-study from New Zealand’, November 2013.
  • Freie University (FU), Berlin, Germany: ‘Fault-slip accumulation over thousands to millions of years and the importance of paleoearthquake sampling’, May 2013.
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria: ‘The importance of microearthquakes in crustal extension of an active rift: a case-study from New Zealand’, April 2013.
  • German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany: ‘Paleoearthquake history on the Spili Fault and its relation to the destruction of ancient and modern cities on the island of Crete, Greece’, March 2013.
  • University of Leuven, Belgium: ‘Is the Spili fault, Crete, responsible for the double destruction of the Minoan palace at Phaistos?’, November 2012.
  • Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany: ‘Growth and interaction of faults over earthquake and geological timescales’, August 2012.
  • Plymouth University, School of Environment, Geography and Earth Sciences, United Kingdom: ‘Active faulting over earthquake and geological timescales’, July 2012. 
  • University of Liverpool, School of Environmental Sciences, United Kingdom: ‘Growth and interaction of faults over earthquake and geological timescales’, June 2012.
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Department of Engineering and Earth Sciences, Saudi Arabia: ‘Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth’, May 2012.
  • Otago University, Department of Geology, New Zealand: ‘Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth’, March 2012.
  • National Taiwan University, Department of Geosciences, Taipei, Taiwan: ‘Paleoearthquakes and million-year fault growth in an active rift and the importance of paleoseismic sampling’, December 2011.
  • Istanbul Technical University, invited to IODP Marmara-Trans Workshop by IODP association and Queens College, the University of New York, 12-16 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey: ‘Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth’, June 2011.
  • CEREGE, CNRS (National Centre of Scientific Research), Universite´ Paul Ce´zanne Aix en Provence, France: ‘Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth in an active rift’, March 2011.
  • Technical University of Crete, Greece: ‘Fault growth over different timescales: the Taranaki Rift study case’, May 2010.
  • Technical University of Crete, Greece: ‘Bridging the timescales in fault-slip accumulation: from the earthquake record to the geological record’, May 2009.
  • Keynote speaker at 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC), Oslo, Norway (2008 August 6-14) for the talk “Fault displacement rates over different timescales”.
  • Technical University of Crete, Greece: “Faults, Earthquakes and Mineralisation”, March 2008.
  • Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi (the Māori University), New Zealand: “Active faulting in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand”, June 2005. 
  • University of Athens, Greece: “An introduction to Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismology in New Zealand”, October 2002.

Publications