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Dr Anke Zernack

Research Officer

School of Agriculture and Environment

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: ext 84010
    Location: 2.34, AgHort B
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Physical volcanology, volcanic stratigraphy and volcaniclastic sedimentology
  • Explosive eruptions, pyroclastic deposits and tephrochronology
  • Volcanic mass-flow generation, flow mechanisms and hazards
  • Volcanic geochemistry and magmatic processes in mantle and crust
  • Human, environmental and climate impacts of volcanic eruptions

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000):
Earth Sciences (040000): Geochemistry (040200): Geochronology (040303): Geology (040300): Natural Hazards (040604): Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040600): Quaternary Environments (040606): Sedimentology (040310): Stratigraphy (incl. Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy) (040311): Surface Processes (040607): Volcanology (040314)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Riede, F., Tegner, C., Timmreck, C., Niemeier, U., Schmidt, A., Oppenheimer, C., . . . Zernack, AV. (2019). Laacher See-vulkanudbruddet og effekten på klimaet. Kvant. 30(1), 19-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Zernack, A.Contributed to by: Zernack, A.
Procter, JN., Cronin, SJ., Zernack, AV., Lube, G., Stewart, RB., Nemeth, K., . . . Keys, H. (2014). Debris flow evolution and the activation of an explosive hydrothermal system; Te Maari, Tongariro, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 286, 303-316
[Journal article]Authored by: Lube, G., Nemeth, K., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Cronin, SJ., Stewart, C., Zernack, AV., Brenna, M., Procter, JN., Pardo, N., . . . Irwin, M. (2014). Volcanic ash leachate compositions and assessment of health and agricultural hazards from 2012 hydrothermal eruptions, Tongariro, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 286, 233-247
[Journal article]Authored by: Procter, J., Stewart, C., Zernack, A.
Pardo, N., Cronin, SJ., Németh, K., Brenna, M., Schipper, CI., Breard, E., . . . Wallace, C. (2014). Perils in distinguishing phreatic from phreatomagmatic ash; insights into the eruption mechanisms of the 6 August 2012 Mt. Tongariro eruption, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 286, 397-414
[Journal article]Authored by: Kereszturi, G., Lube, G., Moebis, A., Nemeth, K., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Cronin, SJ., Stewart, C., Zernack, AV., Brenna, M., Procter, JN., Pardo, N., . . . Irwin, M. (2014). Volcanic ash leachate compositions and assessment of health and agricultural hazards from 2012 hydrothermal eruptions, Tongariro, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Procter, J., Stewart, C., Zernack, A.
Pardo, N., Cronin, SJ., Németh, K., Brenna, M., Schipper, CI., Breard, E., . . . Wallace, C. (2014). Perils in distinguishing phreatic from phreatomagmatic ash; insights into the eruption mechanisms of the 6 August 2012 Mt. Tongariro eruption, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Kereszturi, G., Lube, G., Moebis, A., Nemeth, K., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Procter, JN., Cronin, SJ., Zernack, AV., Lube, G., Stewart, RB., Nemeth, K., . . . Keys, H. (2013). Debris flow evolution and the activation of an explosive hydrothermal system; Te Maari, Tongariro, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lube, G., Nemeth, K., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Zernack, AV., Cronin, SJ., Bebbington, MS., Price, RC., Smith, IEM., Stewart, RB., . . . Procter, JN. (2012). Forecasting catastrophic stratovolcano collapse: A model based on Mount Taranaki, New Zealand. Geology. 40(11), 983-986
[Journal article]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Zernack, AV., Price, RC., Smith, IEM., Cronin, SJ., & Stewart, RB. (2012). Temporal evolution of a high-K andesitic magmatic system: Taranaki volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Petrology. 53(2), 325-363
[Journal article]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, AV., Cronin, SJ., Neall, VE., & Procter, JN. (2011). A medial to distal volcaniclastic record of an andesite stratovolcano: Detailed stratigraphy of the ring-plain succession of south-west Taranaki, New Zealand. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 100(8), 1937-1966
[Journal article]Authored by: Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Zernack, AV., Cronin, SJ., Neall, VE., & Procter, JN. (2010). A medial to distal volcaniclastic record of an andesite stratovolcano: detailed stratigraphy of the ring-plain succession of south-west Taranaki, New Zealand. International Journal of Earth Sciences. , 1-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Procter, JN., Cronin, SJ., & Zernack, AV. (2009). Landscape and sedimentary response to catastrophic debris avalanches, western Taranaki, New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology. 220(3-4), 271-287
[Journal article]Authored by: Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Zernack, AV., Procter, JN., & Cronin, SJ. (2009). Sedimentary signatures of cyclic growth and destruction of stratovolcanoes: A case study from Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Procter, J., Zernack, A.

Book

Zernack, A. (2020). Volcanic debris-avalanche deposits in the context of volcaniclastic ringplain successions - A case study from Mt. Taranaki. In M. Roverato, A. Dufresne, & J. Procter (Eds.) Volcanic debris avalanches: from collapse to hazards. : Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Dufresne, A., Zernack, A., Bernard, K., Thouret, J-C., & Roverato, M. (2020). Sedimentology of volcanic debris avalanche deposits. In M. Roverato, A. Dufresne, & J. Procter (Eds.) Volcanic debris avalanches: from collapse to hazards. : Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Procter, J., Cronin, S., & Zernack, A. (2020). Computer Simulation of Volcanic Debris Avalanches; A case study examining the emplacement of the Opua debris avalanche deposit from Mt Taranaki, NZ. In M. Roverato, A. Dufresne, & J. Procter (Eds.) Volcanic debris avalanches: from collapse to hazards. : Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Kósik, S., Voloschina, M., Zemeny, A., Cronin, SJ., Nemeth, K., Procter, JN., . . . Zernack, A. (2019). Field Trip Guide for the IAVCEI Fifth International Volcano Geology Workshop - Volcanism in a rapidly changing environment relating to an atypical plate margin. In K. Nemeth, & S. Kosik (Eds.) Abstract Volume and Field Guide of the IAVCEI Fifth International Volcano Geology Workshop. (pp. 108 - 203). : Geoscience Society of New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Nemeth, K., Zernack, A.Edited by: Nemeth, K.
Williams, E., Zernack, A., Boubee, J., & Watene-Rawiri, E. (2019). New Zealand Tuna (Freshwater Eels): Māori-driven Management Practises - Past, Present and Future. In P. Coulson, & A. Don (Eds.) Eels Biology, Monitoring, Management, Culture and Exploitation Proceedings of the First International Eel Science Symposium. (pp. 210 - 217). : 5m Publishing Ltd, Sheffield, England
[Chapter]Authored by: Zernack, A.

Conference

Zernack, A., Cronin, S., Bebbington, M., Price, R., Smith, I., Stewart, B., . . . Procter, J. (2019). Frequent cycles of growth and catastrophic collapse at Mt. Taranaki. In Abstract Volume and Field Guide of the IAVCEI Fifth International Volcano Geology Workshop. Palmerston North, New Zealand, 25 February to 4 March 2019. Geoscience. Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication Vol. 152 (pp. 103 - 104). , IAVCEI Fifth International Volcano Geology Workshop: Geoscience Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Zernack, A.Edited by: Nemeth, K.
Zernack, A., Kirkeng Jørgensen, E., Newton, A., & Riede, F. (2019). The origin of ocean-rafted pumice found in Mesolithic to Medieval archaeological sites across the North Atlantic. (pp. 1621 - 1621). , INQUA 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Riede, F., Enevold, R., Kueppers, U., Bakken Thastrup, M., Schmid, M., . . . Tegner, C. (2019). Evaluating post-depositional disturbance of distal tephra records and potential precursor eruptions from Laacher-See Volcano through multidisciplinary investigations at Paddenluch, Germany. , INQUA 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Kirkeng Jørgensen, E., Newton, A., & Riede, F. (2019). The origin of ocean-rafted pumice found in Mesolithic to Medieval archaeological sites across the North Atlantic. , INQUA 2019
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Procter, J., Cronin, S., & Singh, E. (2018). A complex interplay of sediment erosion and deposition during the 18 March 2007 crater-lake breakout lahar at Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20: EGU2018-19225 , EGU General Assembly April 2018
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Hoggard, C., Sauer, F., Tegner, C., & Riede, F. (2018). A critical evaluation of the evidence for multiple Late Pleistocene eruptions of Laacher See Volcano. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20: EGU2018-19140 , EGU General Assembly April 2018, Vienna, Austria
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Sauer, F., Hoggard, C., Zernack, A., & Riede, F. (2018). An archaeological predictive model for locating rock shelter sites in Hesse (Germany) that contain both Final Palaeolithic archaeology and Laacher See tephra. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20: EGU2018-19191 , EGU General Assembly April 2018
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Sauer, F., Hoggard, C., Zernack, A., & Riede, F. (2018). Understanding the Lacher See eruption through a geoarchaeological lens. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20: EGU2018-12461 , EGU General Assembly April 2018
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Riede, F., Hoggard, C., Sauer, F., & Zernack, A. (2018). The explosive Laacher See eruption (13ka BP) and its tephra fall - insights from archaeological volcanology. , EGU General Assembly April 2018
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Hoggard, C., Sauer, F., Zernack, A., & Riede, F. (2018). Understanding sudden environmental and societal change through coupled geochronological and artefact shape analyses. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20: EGU2018-17891 , EGU General Assembly April 2018
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Riede, F., Kueppers, U., Enevold, R., Munch Kristiansen, S., & Tegner, C. (2018). The influence of post-depositional processes on distal tephra beds: A case study of the 12,900 BP Laacher See Tephra at Paddenluch outcrop, northeastern Germany. , Cities on Volcanoes 10
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Riede, F., Timmreck, C., Zernack, A., Schmidt, A., & Oppenheimer, C. (2018). Revisiting the climate impact of the c. 12,900 yr BP Laacher See eruption. , Cities on Volcanoes 10
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A. (2018, April). Transition from Plinian to unstable eruption conditions recorded in fine-grained proximal ash layers of the Middle Laacher See Tephra (12,900 a BP), East Eifel Volcanic Field, Germany. Presented at EGU 2018. Vienna, Austria.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zemeny, A., Procter, J., Nemeth, K., Zellmer, G., & Zernack, A. (2018). Medial volcaniclastic mass flow deposit apron of Mt. Taranaki (New Zealand) cecording stratovolcano construction and associated chemical changes of the magmatic system. , Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nemeth, K., Procter, J., Zellmer, G., Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Paewai, S., Takarangi, M., Williams, E., Jameson, J., Heath, P., . . . Horton, P. (2017). Towards establishing an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable tuna (shortfin eel) aquaculture industry in New Zealand. , National Māori Tuna Conference 2017
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Williams, E., Jameson, J., Heath, P., & Horton, P. (2017). Project Tuna - Overcoming the hurdles to establish an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable shortfin eel aquaculture industry in New Zealand. , 1st Int. Eel Science Symposium “From Science to Management”, Sustainable Eel Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Williams, E., Jameson, J., Heath, P., & Horton, P. (2017). Project Tuna – Towards establishing an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable shortfin eel aquaculture industry in New Zealand. , FSBI 50th Anniversary Conference “Understanding Fish Populations”
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Price, R., Cronin, S., Smith, IEM., & Zernack, A. (2017). Insights into amphibole-fractionation during early subduction-related volcanism of the Taranaki volcanic lineament, North Island, New Zealand. In Abstracts, IAVCEI 2017 General Assembly, Portland, USA(pp. 859 - 859). , IAVCEI 2017 General Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Cronin, S., Damaschke, M., Torres-Orozco, R., Runer, M., Platz, T., Zernack, A., . . . Price, R. (2017). Stratovolcano “pulse” observed through a decadal multicomponent, high-resolution volcanic study at Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. In Abstracts, IAVCEI 2017 General Assembly, Portland, USA, IAVCEI 2017 General Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Procter, J., Cronin, S., & Singh, E. (2017, August). A complex interplay of sediment erosion and deposition during the 18 March 2007 crater-lake breakout lahar at Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. Presented at IAVCEI 2017 General Assembly. Portland, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Procter, J., Zellmer, G., Marcroft, G., Kuritani, T., Walsh, B., & Zernack, A. (2017). Magmatic response to volcano collapse; an example from Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. , IAVCEI General Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Procter, J., Zellmer, G., Zernack, A.
Procter, J., Marcroft, G., Zellmer, G., & Zernack, A. (2017). The effects of growth and collapse on the magmatic system below Mt Taranaki, New Zealand. , European Geoscience Union General Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Procter, J., Zellmer, G., Zernack, A.
Zernack, AV., Cronin, SJ., Brenna, M., Stewart, C., Christenson, B., Pardo, N., . . . Wilson, T. (2013). Complex ash leachate compositions of the 6 August 2012 Mt. Tongariro (Te Maari) eruption, New Zealand, and implications for volcanic health hazard evaluation. In International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior 2013 Scientific Assembly Abstracts(pp. Abstract: 3W_4B-P3, pp. 1102). , International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior 2013 Scientific Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Procter, JN., Zernack, A., Nemeth, K., Cronin, S., Patra, A., Leonard, G., . . . Sheridan, M. (2013). Titan2d Computer simulation and geomorphic analysis of the eruptive vents, landslide and debris flows of the 2012 Te Maari eruption from Mt. Tongariro, New Zealand. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15 (pp. EGU2013-13229). , European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nemeth, K., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Procter, JN., Cronin, SJ., Bebbington, M., Price, RC., & Smith, IEM. (2012). Predicting the timescales of catastrophic stratovolcano collapse – A model based on Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14 (pp. EGU2012-13100). , EGU General Assembly 2012
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Cronin, SJ., Brenna, M., Stewart, C., Christenson, B., Pardo, N., . . . Wilson, T. (2012). Mt. Tongariro (New Zealand) 2012 Eruption – Complex Ash Leachate Compositions and Implications for Volcanic Health Hazard Evaluation. In Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication Vol. 134A (pp. 96). , Geosciences 2012 Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, A., Cronin, SJ., Bebbington, MS., Price, RC., Smith, IEM., Stewart, RB., . . . Procter, JN. (2012). Forecasting catastrophic stratovolcano collapse: A statistical model based on Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. (pp. 3P2.1-13). , Cities on Volcanoes 7
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Stewart, C., Wilson, T., Cronin, SJ., Zernack, A., Brenna, M., Christenson, B., . . . Bickerton, H. (2012). Volcanic Ashfall, Drinking Water and Public Health – Recent Experiences from the 2011 Puyehue-Cordón Caulle and 2012 Tongariro Eruptions. In Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication Vol. 134A (pp. 84). , Geosciences 2012 Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Procter, JN., Zernack, A., Fuller, I., Phillips, E., & Cronin, SJ. (2012). Quantifying the geomorphic impacts and sediment transport of a lake break-out lahar, Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. In Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14 (pp. EGU2012-12959). , EGU General Assembly 2012
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Fuller, I., Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Procter, JN., Phillips, E., Cronin, SJ., Cordova, G., Patra, A., Sheridan, M., . . . Jolly, G. (2012). Titan2D as an emergency management tool for flow hazard zone determination. (pp. 2A1.1-6). , Cities on Volcanoes 7
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Procter, J., Zernack, A.
Nemeth, K., Pardo, N., Cronin, SJ., Schipper, CI., White, JDL., Irwin, M., . . . Pittari, A. (2012). Unravelling the Ash Generation Mechanism of the 6 August, 2012, Mt. Tongariro Eruption: Was it Hydrothermal or Phreatomagmatic?. In Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication Vol. 134A (pp. 69). , Geosciences 2012 Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Nemeth, K., Zernack, A.
Cronin, SJ., Zernack, A., Brenna, M., Christenson, B., & Stewart, C. (2012). Mt. Tongariro (New Zealand) 2012 ash – questions around volcanic health hazard evaluation. (pp. 2P2.3-2). , Cities on Volcanoes 7
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Price, RC., Smith, IEM., Gamble, JA., Zernack, AV., & Stewart, RB.(2007, August). Magmatic processes and the evolution of crust: Insights from the New Zealand/Kermadec subduction system. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA. 71 (15)(pp. A810 - A810). 0016-7037.
[Conference]Authored by: Zernack, A.
Zernack, AV., Procter, JN., & Cronin, SJ.Sedimentary signatures of cyclic growth and destruction of stratovolcanoes: A case study from Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Procter, J., Zernack, A.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • German
    Last used: mother tongue
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • French
    Last used: 2010
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Average

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Shannen Mills - Doctor of Philosophy
    Exploring the textural characteristic of tephra clasts from Taranaki and Ruapehu
  • Aliz Zemeny - Doctor of Philosophy
    Exploring geochemical cycles in response to the growth and destruction of stratovolcanoes.

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