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Lloyd White Dr.

Senior Lecturer, Academic Program Director (BSc. Geology), XRF/XRD Lab Manager

  • Senior Lecturer - School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences, University of Wollongong 2020 -
  • Lecturer - School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences, University of Wollongong 2017 - 2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Royal Holloway University of London 2012 - 2016
  • AISRF Postdoctoral Fellow - The Australian National University 2011 - 2012
  • Research Geoscientist - Geoscience Australia 2006 - 2008

Overview


I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences at UOW. My background is in geology - more specifically I focus on determining the age of rocks and deciphering what happened to them after they formed. My primary interest is in understanding the processes that occur at the edges of Earth's tectonic plates, whether this be the formation of mountain chains where two or more plates are pushing against one another or the separation of continents where two or more plates start to pull away from one another. More recently, I have been focusing on the interlinkages between the movement of Earth's tectonic plates and the evolution of life.

I am also responsible for coordinating UOW's BSc. (Geology) degree and managing an XRF and XRD laboratory which we use to determine the chemical and mineralogical composition of rocks and sediments.


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am fascinated by plate tectonic processes, from the creation of mountain ranges at collisional boundaries to the splitting of supercontinents. I am also interested in how these processes can drive evolutionary changes in organisms. My research, therefore, involves a mixture of specializations. This more often than not involves mapping and sampling campaigns in remote regions (e.g. West Papua, the Himalaya) to document the relative timing of magmatic, metamorphic and deformation events. I then use biostratigraphic and isotopic data to determine when these events occurred in the geological record.

    I have previously worked on research and consulting projects. This includes various projects for the oil and gas exploration industry, as well as projects that have focussed on gold, copper or diamond exploration.

    Should you have any questions about my research or be interested in student projects please feel free to contact me

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • 3D modelling
  • Geochronology
  • Paleogeography
  • Reconstructing the Rim of Fire
  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics
  • The break-up history of Australia, Antarctica and India (including sediment transport pathways)

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Ph.D. Lloyd White advising Jost, Benjamin Jost, Benjamin
    Ph.D. Lloyd White advising Webb, Max Webb, Max
    Doctor of Philosophy Palaeogeographic Evolution of Australia's Southern Margin Porritt, Erin

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • University of Wollongong
    • EESC101 – Planet Earth (2018)
    • EESC209 – Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geophysics (Subject Coordinator, 2017-2018)
    • EESC250 – Field Geology (Subject Coordinator, 2018- )
    • EESC260 – Earth and Environmental Sciences Research Project (2019 - )
    • EESC330 – Advanced field skills in the Earth Sciences (Subject Coordinator, 2018 - )

    Royal Holloway University of London (2012–2016)
    • First-year structural geology
    • Second-year field mapping
    • Second-year GIS

Keywords


  • Biogeography
  • Earth Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Geology
  • Geoscience
  • Paleogeography
  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am fascinated by plate tectonic processes, from the creation of mountain ranges at collisional boundaries to the splitting of supercontinents. I am also interested in how these processes can drive evolutionary changes in organisms. My research, therefore, involves a mixture of specializations. This more often than not involves mapping and sampling campaigns in remote regions (e.g. West Papua, the Himalaya) to document the relative timing of magmatic, metamorphic and deformation events. I then use biostratigraphic and isotopic data to determine when these events occurred in the geological record.

    I have previously worked on research and consulting projects. This includes various projects for the oil and gas exploration industry, as well as projects that have focussed on gold, copper or diamond exploration.

    Should you have any questions about my research or be interested in student projects please feel free to contact me

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • 3D modelling
  • Geochronology
  • Paleogeography
  • Reconstructing the Rim of Fire
  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics
  • The break-up history of Australia, Antarctica and India (including sediment transport pathways)

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Ph.D. Lloyd White advising Jost, Benjamin Jost, Benjamin
    Ph.D. Lloyd White advising Webb, Max Webb, Max
    Doctor of Philosophy Palaeogeographic Evolution of Australia's Southern Margin Porritt, Erin

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • University of Wollongong
    • EESC101 – Planet Earth (2018)
    • EESC209 – Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geophysics (Subject Coordinator, 2017-2018)
    • EESC250 – Field Geology (Subject Coordinator, 2018- )
    • EESC260 – Earth and Environmental Sciences Research Project (2019 - )
    • EESC330 – Advanced field skills in the Earth Sciences (Subject Coordinator, 2018 - )

    Royal Holloway University of London (2012–2016)
    • First-year structural geology
    • Second-year field mapping
    • Second-year GIS

Keywords


  • Biogeography
  • Earth Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Geology
  • Geoscience
  • Paleogeography
  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics
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