Hochstetter Lecture

2023 Hochstetter Lecturer

Lorna Strachan


In the last 6 years Lorna has used cores from across the Hikurangi Subduction Margin to understand links between sediment deposits, dispersal pathways, and flow triggers, including earthquakes and large storms.

Her Hochstetter lecture titled ‘Kaikōura Earthquake – Tales from the seafloor’ will share an exceptional and novel seafloor dataset that showcases the devastation wrought on the seafloor by the 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake, and the physical and biogenic processes in the minutes, hours, and years following the event.

Lorna will be undertaking her national tour from mid August until early October 2023.  Details of her talk in each region will be added to this website as the dates and venues are confirmed.  You can check these here.

In addition Lorna's talk will be recorded and a copy will be made available on the Society's YouTube channel shortly after the entire tour is completed.

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