Dr Bill Landenberger

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 first year teaching, coordinating both 1000 level courses. These first year courses have undergone extensive curriculum redevelopment over the last five years, and I have overseen the merging of geology and physical geography this level.

Administrative Expertise
Deputy Head of School (School of Environmental & Life Sciences) July 2007-December 2014
Program Convenor (Bachelor of Science) July 2014-December 2015
Head of Discipline (Earth Sciences) July 2015-Present

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

Awards

Award

Year Award
2012 Teaching Service Award
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
GEOS1040 Earth's Dynamic Systems
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
The Earth is an evolving and dynamic planet. Changes that take place and at the rate at which they occur have the potential to dramatically affect the way we live. Understanding past evolutionary changes in the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere that shape our planet, and the crucial interactions between these systems, is fundamental in predicting the course and impact of future changes. Topics covered provide the necessary grounding for continuing studies in Earth and Environmental Sciences, including Geology and Physical Geography.
Course coordinator, lecturer & tutor 1/03/2003 - 14/07/2017
GEOS1050 Earth Processes & Products
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Earth Processes & Products builds on the "big picture" presentation of Earth systems presented in semester 1 (GEOS1040). The course details the processes that have shaped and continue to shape our planet, and the products of these processes that form the world around us. To this end, the course examines in detail the chemistry and structure of rock forming minerals, the characteristics of volcanoes and their products, changes in rocks caused by internal processes of deformation and heating, and processes that sculpt Earth's surface. Formation and human use of Earth's energy and mineral resources are also addressed, including current and possible future energy sources. A two-day field trip is held over one weekend during the semester to bring students into direct contact with the processes which shape our planet. The topics covered provide the necessary grounding for continuing studies in a major in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences.
Course coordinator, lecturer and tutor. 1/03/2005 - 14/07/2017
GEOS2080 Earth Science Field Course
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
GEOS2080 exposes students to a broad range of skills required by professional Earth Scientists and Geologists. Topographic map and aerial photo interpretation are covered and basic geometric and surveying principles are introduced. Field investigations are used to illustrate how these skills are applied. There are two field components to the course. The major field component of the course deals with the interpretation of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, the mapping of igneous plutons and metamorphic sequences, the production of stratigraphic logs and the preparation of a detailed field report including the presentation of geological and environmental data. Another component covers geometric and surveying principles, as well as local sedimentology and stratigraphic interpretation.
Course coordinator, lecturer and tutor. 1/02/2009 - 14/07/2017
GEOS2170 Optical Mineralogy & Igneous Petrology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Provides an introduction to optical crystallography, rock-forming minerals and igneous petrology. The course provides the fundamentals of mineral identification using the petrological microscope, mineral chemistry, and the petrogenesis of igneous rocks in relation to plate tectonic environment. Lectures encompass the theoretical sections of the course, while the practical aspect is delivered by the use of microscopes and rock thin-sections.
Course coordinator, lecturer and tutor. 1/03/2001 - 14/07/2017
GEOS3110 Igneous Petrology & Crustal Evolution
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
The first section of this course deals with the high temperature geochemistry of magmatic processes.  The second section provides a detailed analysis of the major tectonic and petrological processes involved in the generation of the major rock groups on the planet (basalts, andesites, granites). The third section examines the changes in continental building processes, using the Australian continent as the example.
Course coordinator, lecturer and tutor. 1/03/2005 - 14/07/2017
GEOS2190 Structural & Field Geology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, University of Newcastle
Geological mapping is a key tool in understanding past environments and the processes that shape Planet Earth. This course provides an introduction to geological structures, and equips students with the skills to resolve the deformation processes operating in the earth's crust through the description, analysis and mapping of deformed rocks. The course consists of a series of lectures and laboratory classes during the first half of the semester, as well as a week-long field mapping exercise run during the mid semester break. The mapping module builds on the introductory field mapping course (GEOS 2080), using more complex geological environments. The fieldwork focuses on the relations between sediment deposition and folding and faulting in dynamic tectonic systems.
Course coordinator (interim) and excursion leader 1/08/2013 - 1/12/2014
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Publications

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


Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 McKibbin SJ, Landenberger B, Fanning CM, 'First magmatism in the New England Batholith, Australia: forearc and arc-back-arc components in the Bakers Creek Suite gabbros', SOLID EARTH, 8 421-434 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/se-8-421-2017
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 - 33Web of Science - 31
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 - 63Web of Science - 59
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 - 188Web of Science - 164
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 - 31Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Bill Collins, Robin Offler
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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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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 5
Total funding $42,905

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20171 grants / $5,000

Jake Breckenridge PhD Project - University of Newcastle$5,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Industry Skills and Regional Development

Funding body NSW Department of Industry Skills and Regional Development
Project Team Doctor Bill Landenberger, Kevin Ruming, Mr Jake Breckenridge
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701090
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20051 grants / $5,305

2005 RIBG allocation$5,305

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Bill Landenberger
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185837
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Philip Seccombe, Prof BILL Collins, Doctor Bill Landenberger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183568
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $11,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Philip Seccombe, Prof BILL Collins, Doctor Bill Landenberger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182390
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Bill Landenberger
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178699
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Subsurface Analysis of the Permian Sedimentary Succession in the Northern Sydney Basin, SE Australia: Paleogeography, Geotectonic Evolution and Economic Potential PhD (Geology), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD The Proterozoic History Of The Northern And Western Siberian Cratonic Margins (Based On Results Of U-Pb-Hf Detrital Zircon Analysis) 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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