Emeritus Professor Cam S. Nelson

Emeritus Professor (Earth Sciences)

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Well PhD Auck FRSNZ

Research Interests

Professor Nelson's current research fields are:

  1. Applications of stable oxygen and carbon isotopes in sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleoclimatology and paleoceanography, especially in the Neogene and Quaternary periods;
  2. Sedimentology and diagenesis of nontropical carbonates and limestones; and
  3. Cenozoic geology of North Island, New Zealand, especially South Auckland/King Country and East Coast Basins.

Research Supervised

Have been involved in the supervision of 142 completed MSc and PhD degrees in Earth Sciences, with current co-supervision of:


Jared Jiang - Pliocene limestones, Wairoa

Michael Tayler - Paleocene stratigraphy, eastern North Island

Anna Lawless - Glauconite deposits, Chatham Rise

Danielle Rogers - Carbonate sedimentation, East Northland shelf

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