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Dr Vicki Moon

Senior Lecturer (Earth Sciences)

Qualifications: MSc PhD Waikato

Research Interests

Geomechanics and engineering geology, particularly soft rocks; volcanic and pyroclastic materials; weathering; mass wasting of weathered and altered rocks; soil erosion from development sites.

Research Supervised

PhD

  • Harris, Rachel (2015). The effects of benthic organisms on intertidal sediment erodibility. (chief supervisor Conrad Pilditch).
  • Roddy, Brendan (2010). The use of the sediment fingerprinting technique to quantify the different sediment sources entering the Whangapoua Estuary, North Island, in New Zealand.

MSc (Research)

  • Mills, Philippa (in progress). Initiation of landslides in sensitive soils in the Tauranga region.
  • Garae, Camilla (2015). Estimating patterns and rates of coastal cliff retreat around Tauranga Harbour.
  • Kleyburg, Melissa (2015). Paleoliquefaction in late Pleistocene alluvial sediments in the Hauraki and Hamilton basins.

MSc

  • Daysh, Katrina (2013). An investigation into the application of international environmental Greenroads Certification standards to road construction in New Zealand.
  • Cunningham, Michael (2012). Sensitive rhyolitic pyroclastic deposits in the Tauranga region: mineralogy, geomechanics and microstructure of peak and remoulded states.
  • Schicker, Renee (2010). Quantitative landslide susceptibility assessment of the Waikato region using GIS.
  • Wyatt, Justin (2009). Sensitivity and clay mineralogy of weathered tephra-derived soil material in the Tauranga region.

Recent Publications

  • Kluger, M. O., Kreiter, S., Moon, V. G., Orense, R. P., Mills, P. R., & Mörz, T. (2019). Undrained cyclic shear behaviour of weathered tephra. Geotechnique, 69(6), 489-500. doi:10.1680/jgeot.17.P.083

  • Lowe, D. J., Loame, R. C., Moon, V. G., Johnston, R. E., Kluger, M. O., Villamor, P., . . . Rees, A. B. H. (2018). Earth-shaking insight from liquefied tephra layers in lakes in central Waikato region, New Zealand: a new tool to evaluate and date palaeoseismicity?. In Crossing New Frontiers: INTAV International Field Conference on Tephrochronology, ‘Tephra Hunt in Transylvania’. Conference held in Moieciu de Sus, Romania.

  • Loame, R. C., Lowe, D. J., Johnston, R. E., Evans, E., Pittari, A., Moon, V. G., . . . Ross, N. (2018). CT and micro-CT scanning of liquefied tephra deposits in ~22,000-year-old lake sediments, central Waikato region, New Zealand, and implications. In Crossing New Frontiers: INTAV International Field Conference on Tephrochronology, ‘Tephra Hunt in Transylvania’. Conference held in Moieciu de Sus, Romania.

  • Huirama, M., Balks, M., Hughes, A., & Moon, V. (2018). Using sediment fingerprinting to determine the contribution of bank erosion to stream sediment yields. In 50th New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Annual Conference. Conference held The Rutherford, Nelson, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Email: vgmoon@waikato.ac.nz
Room: DE.1.03
Phone: +64 7 837 9388