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Dr Bill Landenberger

Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Earth Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Current fields of research include: 1. Petrological and geochemical investigations of rocks of mantle origin associated with granite batholiths, in order to better assess the tectonic history of the New England Orogen. 2. Studies of the geochemical development of mafic enclaves in granites, and their contribution to granite geochemistry. 3. Petrological and geochemical investigations of rocks of mantle origin (chiefly dykes) associated with granite batholiths, in order to assess their contribution to both the variation within, and the differences between granitoid suites. 4. Petrogenetic studies of contrasting granitoid suites, including the assessment of mantle versus crustal sources, and the role of hybridization. 5. Studies on the emplacement mechanisms of granitoid rocks at varying crustal levels. 6. Further zircon work on granites of the New England Batholith to refine ages of the suites (particularly S-types) and to date source rocks to aid with characterization of the crustal source(s).

Teaching Expertise
My teaching expertise at 2000 & 3000 level focuses on mineralogy and petrology as well as field geology. I am also heavily involved in forst year teaching, coordinating both 1000 level courses. These first year courses have undergon extensive curriculum redevelopment over the last five years, and AI have overseen the merging of geology and physical geography this level.

Administrative Expertise
To date I have had little admin expertise, with limited role on various committees (mainly curriculum development). From July 1 this year, I will be sharing the deputy head of school role with two others in SELS, and have also joined an advisory panel to oversee changes in the large equipment centres run by the Reserach Branch (electron microscope and X-ray unit etc.)

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Crustal Evolution
  • Field Geology
  • Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrogenesis
  • Petrology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
049999 Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1997 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Geological Society of Australia Geological Society of Australia
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Phillips G, Landenberger B, Belousova EA, 'Building the New England Batholith, eastern Australia-Linking granite petrogenesis with geodynamic setting using Hf isotopes in zircon', Lithos, 122 1-12 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.lithos.2010.11.005
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28
2002 Jenkins RB, Landenberger B, Collins WJ, 'Late Palaeozoic retreating and advancing subduction boundary in the New England Fold Belt, New South Wales', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 49 467-489 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 51
Co-authors Bill Collins
1996 Landenberger B, Collins WJ, 'Derivation of A-type granites from a dehydrated charnockitic lower crust: Evidence from the Chaelundi complex, eastern Australia', JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY, 37 145-170 (1996)
DOI 10.1093/petrology/37.1.145
Citations Scopus - 180Web of Science - 153
Co-authors Bill Collins
1995 LANDENBERGER B, FARRELL TR, OFFLER R, COLLINS WJ, WHITFORD DJ, 'TECTONIC IMPLICATIONS OF RB-SR BIOTITE AGES FOR THE HILLGROVE PLUTONIC SUITE, NEW-ENGLAND FOLD BELT, NSW, AUSTRALIA', PRECAMBRIAN RESEARCH, 71 251-263 (1995)
DOI 10.1016/0301-9268(94)00064-X
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Robin Offler, Bill Collins
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Conference (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Meek I, Collins WJ, Landenberger B, 'Using the trace element chemistry of igneous rocks to track changes in crustal thickness: A case study of the southern New England Orogen, eastern Australia', Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Bill Collins
2012 Meek I, Collins WJ, Landenberger B, 'The Bundarra supersuite: A case study in deep crustal hot zone development of extensional orogen granitoids', Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Bill Collins
2010 Meek I, Landenberger B, 'Geochemical, isotopic and petrographic constraints on the origin and development of the Barrington Tops Batholith', NEO 2010: New England Orogen 2010. Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of New England, Armidale (2010) [E2]
2010 Landenberger B, McKibbin S, Collins B, 'Genesis and age of magmas of the Hillgrove Batholith, southern New England Orogen', NEO 2010: New England Orogen 2010. Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of New England, Armidale (2010) [E2]
2000 Landenberger B, Collins WJ, 'Gabbroids, Basalts & Lamprophyres of the New England Batholith: a legacy of Late Carboniferous to Middle Triassic Arc Migration', Abstracts of the 15th Australian Geological Convention (2000) [E3]
Co-authors Bill Collins
1998 Landenberger B, Collins WJ, 'Evidence for mantle control on the character of I-type granites: examples from the New England Batholith', Geoscience for the New Millenium (1998) [E3]
Co-authors Bill Collins
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Supercontinental Reconstructions
PhD (Geology), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Implications of Structural, Metamorphic and Stratigraphic Features in a Palaeozoic Subduction Complex, Southeastern NSW, Australia
PhD (Geology), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Sulfur- and Lead-Isotope Signatures of Selected Middle Silurian to Carboniferous Mineral Systems of the Lachlan Orogen, Eastern New South Wales - Implications for Metallogenesis
PhD (Geology), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Insights Into the Origin of Lachlan Fold Belt Granites: Integrating Physical Characteristics With Isotopic Indicators
PhD (Geology), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Bill Landenberger

Position

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Focus area

Earth Sciences

Contact Details

Email bill.landenberger@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6366
Fax (02) 4921 6925

Office

Room G110
Building Geology
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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