Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer

The Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer is selected on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology. Lecture sites will be primarily at colleges and universities having geologic programs related to mineral resources.

HeadshotJulie Rowland

SEG Fellow

  Talk Titles

  • A Metal-Transfer Superhighway and the Golden Trigger: Rheological and Tectonic Controls on Late Cretaceous to Recent Precious Metal Mineralization in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • Hydrologic, Magmatic and Tectonic Controls on Hydrothermal Flow, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: Implications for the Formation of Epithermal Vein Deposits
  • Faults, Fluids, and Ore Deposits: A Structural Primer


Julie (JR) got hooked on structural geology when she returned to academia after a decade teaching physical education. She took a B.Sc. (Hons) project with Dr. Bernhard Spörli, who taught her the value of detailed observation, and a doctorate under the mentorship of Professor Rick Sibson, who emphasized the need to sort the signal from the noise. From both, she learned the value of inspirational teaching. Since then, she has worked on structural controls on fluid flow with application to volcano-tectonic hazards, and mineral and geothermal exploration. Her field areas include active and paleoextensional and volcanic provinces from Africa and the Caribbean to Antarctica and New Zealand. JR’s current research passion is orogenic-scale control on metal transfer from source to sink. She is a Skinner Awardee, the former Regional Vice President Australasia for the Society of Economic Geologists, and the head of the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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To invite Julie, please review the calendar below and contact her directly. Please keep in mind, lecturers are working professionals and have busy schedules. They have agreed to keep the calendar up to date, but may not reflect recent activity. Please allow for a seven-day response.

Airfare, meals, and other transportation costs are funded by the SEG. We require the host university/institution to cover hotel accommodation costs for one or two nights, and if possible, pick up and return the lecturer to the airport.


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