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Dr David Boutelier

Senior Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Career Summary


David is a structural geologist interested in the mechanics of plate tectonics. His work investigates the three-dimensional and thermo-mechanical aspects of various plate tectonic processes including subduction, collision and continental break-up. David uses and develops scaled models of tectonic processes in the laboratory to test hypotheses derived and constrained by geological and geophysical data. 

Research Expertise
Analogue and numerical modelling of Tectonics

Teaching Expertise
1. Structural and Field Geology
2. Geodynamics


  • PHD Geoscience, University of Nicc-Sophia Antipolis - France
  • Master of Science - Geoscience, University of Montpellier II - France


  • Analogue modelling
  • Geodynamics
  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics


  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
040402 Geodynamics 25
040312 Structural Geology 25
040313 Tectonics 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Schrank C, Karrech A, Boutelier DA, Regenauer-Lieb K, 'Ductile deformation of single inclusions in simple shear with a finite-strain hyperelastoviscoplastic rheology', Ductile Shear Zones: From Micro- to Macro-scales, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ 46-58 (2016) [B1]
DOI 10.1002/9781118844953.ch4
2011 Boutelier D, Chemenda A, 'Physical modeling of arc-continent collision: A review of 2d, 3d, purely mechanical and thermo-mechanical experimental models', 445-473 (2011)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-88558-0_16
Citations Scopus - 16
2011 Brown D, Ryan PD, Afonso JC, Boutelier D, Burg JP, Byrne T, et al., 'Arc-continent collision: The making of an orogen', 477-493 (2011)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-88558-0_17
Citations Scopus - 33

Journal article (34 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Boutelier D, Schrank C, Regenauer-Lieb K, '2-D finite displacements and strain from particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) analysis of tectonic analogue models with TecPIV', Solid Earth, 10 1123-1139 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/se-10-1123-2019
Citations Scopus - 1
2019 Boutelier D, Gagnon L, Johnston S, Cruden A, 'Buckling of orogens: Insights from analogue modelling', Journal of Structural Geology, 125 213-217 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.02.005
2018 Venkataramani D, Musgrave RJ, Boutelier DA, Hack AC, Collins WJ, 'Revised potential field model of the Gilmore Fault Zone', EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS, 49 572-583 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/EG16148
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Bill Collins
2018 Boutelier DP, Beckett D, 'Initiation of subduction along oceanic transform faults: Insights from three-dimensional analogue modelling experiments', Frontiers in Earth Science, 6 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.3389/feart.2018.00204
2018 Boutelier D, Cruden AR, 'Exhumation of (U)HP/LT rocks caused by diachronous slab breakoff', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 117 251-255 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.06.012
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2017 Boutelier DP, Cruden AR, 'Slab breakoff: insights from 3D thermo-mechanical analogue modelling experiments', Tectonophysics, 694 197-213 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.10.020
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5
2017 Kavanagh JL, Rogers BD, Boutelier D, Cruden AR, 'Controls on sill and dyke-sill hybrid geometry and propagation in the crust: The role of fracture toughness', Tectonophysics, 698 109-120 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 The Authors Analogue experiments using gelatine were carried out to investigate the role of the mechanical properties of rock layers and their bonded interfaces on the for... [more]

© 2017 The Authors Analogue experiments using gelatine were carried out to investigate the role of the mechanical properties of rock layers and their bonded interfaces on the formation and propagation of magma-filled fractures in the crust. Water was injected at controlled flux through the base of a clear-Perspex tank into superposed and variably bonded layers of solidified gelatine. Experimental dykes and sills were formed, as well as dyke-sill hybrid structures where the ascending dyke crosses the interface between layers but also intrudes it to form a sill. Stress evolution in the gelatine was visualised using polarised light as the intrusions grew, and its evolving strain was measured using digital image correlation (DIC). During the formation of dyke-sill hybrids there are notable decreases in stress and strain near the dyke as sills form, which is attributed to a pressure decrease within the intrusive network. Additional fluid is extracted from the open dykes to help grow the sills, causing the dyke protrusion in the overlying layer to be almost completely drained. Scaling laws and the geometry of the propagating sill suggest sill growth into the interface was toughness-dominated rather than viscosity-dominated. We define K Ic * as the fracture toughness of the interface between layers relative to the lower gelatine layer K IcInt ¿/¿K IcG . Our results show that K Ic * influences the type of intrusion formed (dyke, sill or hybrid), and the magnitude of K IcInt impacted the growth rate of the sills. K IcInt was determined during setup of the experiment by controlling the temperature of the upper layer T m when it was poured into place, with T m ¿<¿24¿°C resulting in an interface with relatively low fracture toughness that is favourable for sill or dyke-sill hybrid formation. The experiments help to explain the dominance of dykes and sills in the rock record, compared to intermediate hybrid structures.

DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.12.027
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2017 Schrank C, Karrech A, Boutelier DA, Regenauer-Lieb K, 'A comparative study of Maxwell viscoelasticity at large strains and rotations', GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 211 252-262 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/gji/ggx297
2016 Boutelier D, Cruden A, Saumur B, 'Density and visco-elasticity of Natrosol 250 HH solutions: Determining their suitability for experimental tectonics', Journal of Structural Geology, 86 153-165 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.03.001
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2016 Maravelis AG, Boutelier DP, Catuneanu O, St Seymour K, Zelilidis A, 'A review of tectonics and sedimentation in a forearc setting: Hellenic Thrace Basin, North Aegean Sea and Northern Greece', Tectonophysics, 674 1-19 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.003
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2016 Boutelier DP, 'TecPIV - A MATLAB-based application for PIV-analysis of experimental tectonics', Computers & Geosciences, 89 186-199 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.02.002
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
2016 Rudolf M, Boutelier DP, Rosenau M, Schreurs G, Oncken O, 'Rheological benchmark of silicone oils used for analog modeling of short- and long-term lithospheric deformation', Tectonophysics, 684 12-22 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.11.028
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
2015 Saumur BM, Cruden A, Boutelier DP, 'Sulfide Liquid Entrainment by Silicate Magma: Implications for the Dynamics and Petrogenesis of Magmatic Sulfide Deposits', Journal of Petrology, 56 2473-2490 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/petrology/egv080
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2015 Kavanagh JL, Boutelier D, Cruden AR, 'The mechanics of sill inception, propagation and growth: Experimental evidence for rapid reduction in magmatic overpressure', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 421 117-128 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.038
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 45
2014 Boutelier D, Oncken O, Cruden AR, 'Trench-parallel shortening in the forearc caused by subduction along a seaward-concave plate boundary: Insights from analogue modelling experiments', Tectonophysics, 611 192-203 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.11.028
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2014 Duarte J, Rosas F, Terrinha P, Schellart W, Boutelier DP, Gutscher M-A, Ribeiro A, 'Are subduction zones invading the Atlantic? Evidence from the southwest Iberia margin: REPLY', Geology (Boulder), 42 e329 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1130/G35420Y.1
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2013 Boutelier D, Cruden A, 'Slab rollback rate and trench curvature controlled by arc deformation', Geology, 41 911-914 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1130/G34338.1
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17
2013 Duarte JC, Rosas FM, Terrinha P, Schellart WP, Boutelier D, Gutscher M-A, Ribeiro A, 'Are subduction zones invading the Atlantic? Evidence from the southwest Iberia margin', GEOLOGY, 41 839-842 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1130/G34100.1
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 56
2012 Oncken O, Boutelier D, Dresen G, Schemmann K, 'Strain accumulation controls failure of a plate boundary zone: Linking deformation of the Central Andes and lithosphere mechanics', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2012GC004280
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17
2012 Boutelier D, Oncken O, Cruden A, 'Fore-arc deformation at the transition between collision and subduction: Insights from 3-D thermomechanical laboratory experiments', Tectonics, 31 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2011TC003060
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
2012 Riller U, Cruden AR, Boutelier D, Schrank CE, 'The causes of sinuous crustal-scale deformation patterns in hot orogens: Evidence from scaled analogue experiments and the southern Central Andes', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 37 65-74 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsg.2012.02.002
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
2011 Boutelier D, Oncken O, '3-D thermo-mechanical laboratory modeling of plate-tectonics: modeling scheme, technique and first experiments', SOLID EARTH, 2 35-51 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/se-2-35-2011
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20
2010 Riller U, Boutelier D, Schrank C, Cruden AR, 'Role of kilometer-scale weak circular heterogeneities on upper crustal deformation patterns: Evidence from scaled analogue modeling and the Sudbury Basin, Canada', EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 297 587-597 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.07.009
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13
2010 Boutelier DA, Oncken O, 'Role of the plate margin curvature in the plateau buildup: Consequences for the central Andes', Journal of Geophysical Research, 115 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2009JB006296
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
2008 Boutelier DA, Chemenda AI, 'Exhumation of UHP/LT rocks due to the local reduction of the interplate pressure: Thermo-mechanical physical modelling', EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 271 226-232 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.04.011
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
2008 Schrank CE, Boutelier DA, Cruden AR, 'The analogue shear zone: From rheology to associated geometry', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 30 177-193 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsg.2007.11.002
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23
2008 Boutelier D, Schrank C, Cruden A, 'Power-law viscous materials for analogue experiments: New data on the rheology of highly-filled silicone polymers', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, 30 341-353 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jsg.2007.10.009
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 31
2008 Boutelier DA, Cruden AR, 'Impact of regional mantle flow on subducting plate geometry and interplate stress: insights from physical modelling', GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, 174 719-732 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03826.x
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28
2008 Faure M, Mézème EB, Cocherie A, Rossi P, Chemenda A, Boutelier D, 'Devonian geodynamic evolution the Variscan Belt, insights from the French Massif Central and Massif Armoricain', Tectonics, 27 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2007TC002115
Citations Scopus - 67Web of Science - 62
2006 Schreurs G, Buiter SJH, Boutelier D, Corti G, Costa E, Cruden AR, et al., 'Analogue benchmarks of shortening and extension experiments', Geological Society Special Publication, 253 1-27 (2006)

We report a direct comparison of scaled analogue experiments to test the reproducibility of model results among ten different experimental modelling laboratories. We present resul... [more]

We report a direct comparison of scaled analogue experiments to test the reproducibility of model results among ten different experimental modelling laboratories. We present results for two experiments: a brittle thrust wedge experiment and a brittle-viscous extension experiment. The experimental set-up, the model construction technique, the viscous material and the base and wall properties were prescribed. However, each laboratory used its own frictional analogue material and experimental apparatus. Comparison of results for the shortening experiment highlights large differences in model evolution that may have resulted from (1) differences in boundary conditions (indenter or basal-pull models), (2) differences in model widths, (3) location of observation (for example, sidewall versus centre of model), (4) material properties, (5) base and sidewall frictional properties, and (6) differences in set-up technique of individual experimenters. Six laboratories carried out the shortening experiment with a mobile wall. The overall evolution of their models is broadly similar, with the development of a thrust wedge characterized by forward thrust propagation and by back thrusting. However, significant variations are observed in spacing between thrusts, their dip angles, number of forward thrusts and back thrusts, and surface slopes. The structural evolution of the brittle-viscous extension experiments is similar to a high degree. Faulting initiates in the brittle layers above the viscous layer in close vicinity to the basal velocity discontinuity. Measurements of fault dip angles and fault spacing vary among laboratories. Comparison of experimental results indicates an encouraging overall agreement in model evolution, but also highlights important variations in the geometry and evolution of the resulting structures that may be induced by differences in modelling materials, model dimensions, experimental set-ups and observation location. © The Geological Society of London 2006.

DOI 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.253.01.01
Citations Scopus - 95Web of Science - 94
2005 Lallemand S, Heuret A, Boutelier D, 'On the relationships between slab dip, back-arc stress, upper plate absolute motion, and crustal nature in subduction zones', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 6 (2005)

Statistical analysis of modern oceanic subduction zone parameters, such as the age of a downgoing plate or the absolute plate motions, is performed in order to investigate which p... [more]

Statistical analysis of modern oceanic subduction zone parameters, such as the age of a downgoing plate or the absolute plate motions, is performed in order to investigate which parameter controls the dip of a slab and, conversely, what the influence of slab geometry is on upper plate behavior. For that purpose, parameters have been determined from global databases along 159 transects from all subduction zones that are not perturbed by nearby collision or ridge/plateau/seamount subduction. On the basis of tomographic images, slabs that penetrate through, or lie on, the 670 km discontinuity are also identified. The results of the statistical analysis are as follows: (1) Back-arc stress correlates with slab dip, i.e., back-arc spreading is observed for deep dips (deeper than 125 km) larger than 50°, whereas back-arc shortening occurs only for deep dips less than 30°. (2) Slab dip correlates with absolute motion of the overriding plate. The correlation is even better when the slab lies on, or even more penetrates through, the 670 km discontinuity. (3) Slabs dip more steeply, by about 20° on average, beneath oceanic overriding plates than beneath continental ones. (4) Slabs dip more steeply on average by about 10° near edges. (5) Slab dip does not correlate with the magnitude of slab pull, the age of subducting lithosphere at the trench, the thermal regime of the subducting lithosphere, the convergence rate, or the subduction polarity (east versus west). The present study provides evidence that the upper plate absolute motion plays an important role on slab dip, as well as on upper plate strain. Retreating overriding plates are often oceanic ones and thus may partially explain the steeper slab dips beneath oceanic upper plates. One can infer that low slab dips correlate well with compression in continental advancing upper plates, whereas steep dips are often associated with extension in oceanic retreating upper plates. Excess weight of old slabs is often counterbalanced by other forces, probably asthenospheric in origin, such as lateral mantle flow near slab edges or anchor forces, to determine slab dip. Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.

DOI 10.1029/2005GC000917
Citations Scopus - 296Web of Science - 272
2004 Boutelier D, Chemenda A, Jorand C, 'Continental subduction and exhumation of high-pressure rocks: Insights from thermo-mechanical laboratory modelling', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 222 209-216 (2004)

Thermo-mechanical physical modelling of continental subduction is performed to investigate the exhumation of deeply subducted continental crust. The model consists of two lithosph... [more]

Thermo-mechanical physical modelling of continental subduction is performed to investigate the exhumation of deeply subducted continental crust. The model consists of two lithospheric plates made of new temperature sensitive analogue materials. The lithosphere is underlain by liquid asthenosphere. The continental lithosphere contains three layers: the weak sedimentary layer, the crust made of a stronger material, and of a still stronger lithospheric mantle. The whole model is subjected to a constant vertical thermal gradient, causing the strength reduction with depth in each lithospheric layer. Subduction is driven by both push force and pull force. During subduction, the subducting lithosphere is heating and the strength of its layers reduces. The weakening continental crust reaches maximal depth of about 120 km and cannot subduct deeper because its frontal part starts to flow up. The subducted crust undergoes complex deformation, including indicated upward ductile flow of the most deeply subducted portions and localised failure of the subducted upper crust at about 50-km depth. This failure results in the formation of the first crustal slice which rises up between the plates under the buoyancy force. This process is accompanied by the delamination of the crustal and mantle layers of the subducting lithosphere. The delamination front propagates upwards into the interplate zone resulting in the formation of two other crustal slices that also rise up between the plates. Average equivalent exhumation rate of the crustal material during delamination is about 1 cm/year. The crust-asthenosphere boundary near the interplate zone is uplifted. The subducted mantle layer then breaks off, removing the pull force and thereby stopping the delamination and increasing horizontal compression of the lithosphere. The latter produces shortening of the formed orogen and the growth of relief. The modelling reveals an interesting burial/exhumation evolution of the sedimentary cover. During initial stages of continental subduction the sediments of the continental margin are dragged to the overriding plate base and are partially accreted at the deep part of the interplate zone (at 60-70 km-depth). These sediments remain there until the beginning of delamination during which the pressure between the subducted crust and the overriding plate increases. This results in squeezing the underplated sediments out. Part of them is extruded upwards along the interplate zone to about 30-km depth at an equivalent rate of 5-10 cm/year. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.02.013
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 56
2003 Boutelier D, Chemenda A, Burg JP, 'Subduction versus accretion of intra-oceanic volcanic arcs: Insight from thermo-mechanical analogue experiments', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 212 31-45 (2003)

We perform thermo-mechanical laboratory experiments designed to explore the behaviour of the volcanic arc during intra-oceanic arc-continent collision following oceanic subduction... [more]

We perform thermo-mechanical laboratory experiments designed to explore the behaviour of the volcanic arc during intra-oceanic arc-continent collision following oceanic subduction and subsequent back-arc opening. The overriding oceanic lithosphere is made of two layers representing the oceanic crust and the lithospheric mantle. This lithosphere carries a volcanic arc and is thinned and weakened beneath both the arc and the back-arc basin. The subducting plate contains three parts: one-layer oceanic and two-layer (crust and mantle) continental lithosphere with a continental margin between them. When the continental margin reaches the trench and starts subducting, the overriding plate undergoes growing horizontal compression and finally fails in the vicinity of the back-arc spreading centre, which is the weakest part of this plate. The failure can result in subduction of the whole arc plate comprised between the trench and the back-arc spreading centre. During subduction of the arc plate, the mantle part of this plate subducts completely, while the behaviour of the arc crust depends on its thickness and strength, which is a function of composition and temperature. We tested four cases with different arc crust thicknesses and composition (rheology), with total lithosphere thickness in the arc being constant. Three types of tectonic evolution have been obtained: complete arc subduction, complete arc accretion, and partial arc subduction/accretion. The result is largely controlled by the crustal thickness of the arc. A thin arc (thickness equivalent to ~16 km in nature) made of the same strong material as the oceanic crust subducts completely without leaving any trace at the surface. On the contrary, a thick arc (equivalent to ~26 km in nature) made of the same material is scraped off and accreted to the overriding plate. The lower crust of such an arc is hotter, therefore its strength at 'Moho' depth and coupling between crust and mantle are small. In addition, the thick arc has a high isostatic relief and hence a greater mechanical resistance to subduction. Therefore, the arc is scraped off. If the arc is made of a weaker 'continental-like' material or contains a weak layer/low friction interface, it is completely or partially scraped off even if it is small. When there is no back-arc opening before collision (no thin and weak lithosphere in the rear of the arc), the overriding plate fails in the arc area, which may result in a complete fore-arc block subduction, with the volcanic arc remaining at the surface. The obtained models are compared with mountain belts with nearly no trace of arc activity (Oman), with accreted arc (Kohistan), and with small remnants of subducted arc (southern Tibet). © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/S0012-821X(03)00239-5
Citations Scopus - 88Web of Science - 86
Boutelier D, Chemenda A, Jorand C, 'Continental subduction and exhumation of HP rocks: first experience of physical thermomechanical modelling', Journal of the Virtual Explorer, 07
DOI 10.3809/jvirtex.2002.00039
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Venkataramani D, Musgrave R, Boutelier DP, Collins W, Hack A, 'Understanding the 3D structure of the Gilmore Fault Zone through geophysical modelling: implications for Lachlan tectonic reconstructions', Adelaide (2016)
Co-authors Bill Collins
2016 Bell M, Hack A, Boutelier DP, Collins W, Phillips G, 'The geodynamic significance of the Gilmore fault zone, Lachlan orogen: structural characteristics, kinematic history and timing', Adelaide (2016)
Co-authors Bill Collins
2016 Rudolf M, Boutelier DP, Rosenau M, Oncken O, 'Viscoelastic silicone oils in analog modeling - a rheological benchmark', Vienna (2016)

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 2
Total funding $68,300

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.

20161 grants / $26,400

East Riverina Project$26,400

Funding body: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Funding body NSW Department of Primary Industries
Project Team Doctor Alistair Hack, Doctor David Boutelier
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600784
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220

20141 grants / $41,900

Finite Strain with large rotations: A new hybrid numerical/experimental approach$41,900

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, Dr Christoph Schrank, Associate Professor Ali Karrech, Doctor David Boutelier
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1401200
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS

Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 Masters The Geodynamic Significance of the Gilmore Fault Zone, Lachlan Orogen: Structural Characteristics, Kinematic History and Timing M Philosophy (Geology), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Masters Subsurface Modelling of the Gilmore Fault Zone: Implications for Lachlan Tectonic Reconstructions M Philosophy (Geology), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 25
Germany 13
Canada 11
France 9
Switzerland 4


New volcanic eruption trigger discovered

May 20, 2015

An international research team, including UON’s Dr David Boutelier, say the findings could lead to new ways of interpreting signs of volcanic unrest.

Dr David Boutelier


Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

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