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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
049999Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1997 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Geological Society of AustraliaGeological 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Phillips 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]
DOI10.1016/j.lithos.2010.11.005
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 19
2002Jenkins 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]
CitationsScopus - 44Web of Science - 41
Co-authorsBill Collins
1996Landenberger 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)
DOI10.1093/petrology/37.1.145Author URL
CitationsScopus - 163Web of Science - 137
Co-authorsBill Collins
1995LANDENBERGER 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)
DOI10.1016/0301-9268(94)00064-XAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 24
Co-authorsRobin Offler, Bill Collins
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Conference (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Meek 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, Brisbane, QLD (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsBill Collins
2012Meek 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, Brisbane, QLD (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsBill Collins
2010Meek 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, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E2]
2010Landenberger 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, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E2]
2000Landenberger 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, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E3]
Co-authorsBill Collins
1998Landenberger 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, Townsville, Australia - July, 1998 (1998) [E3]
Co-authorsBill Collins
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$37,905

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20051 grants / $5,305

2005 RIBG allocation$5,305

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Bill Landenberger
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185837
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $7,600

The origin of zinc-skarn ores and the character of their driving intrusions$7,600

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Philip Seccombe, Professor Bill Collins, Doctor Bill Landenberger
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183568
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $11,000

Geological setting and environmental controls on economic skarn ore formation.$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Philip Seccombe, Professor Bill Collins, Doctor Bill Landenberger
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182390
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19991 grants / $14,000

Mantle Contributions to Granite Genesis and Crustal Growth in the New England Batholith$14,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Bill Landenberger
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178699
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

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

Position

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Earth Sciences

Contact Details

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

Office

RoomG110
BuildingGeology.
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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