Ningsheng Wang

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Luminescence Dating Laboratory Manager School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Areas of responsibility

  • Manage all aspects of the Luminescence Dating Laboratory. This includes dealing with clients to ensure results are delivered to a high quality and on time.
  • Responsible for the smooth daily running of the laboratory, sample processing, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Collaboration in scientific activities with researchers and postgraduate students.
  • General laboratory coordination and maintenance.
  • Responsible for the annual laboratory audit by MPI Biosecurity New Zealand.
  • Ensure the laboratory is a safe working environment and complies with the HSNO code and necessary policies and procedures.

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Recent publications

Taylor-Silva, B.I, Stirling , M.W., Litchfield,  N.J., Griffin, J. D., van den Berg, E. J. & Wang, N. (2019): Paleoseismology of the Akatore Fault, Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, DOI.10.1080/00288306.2019.1645706

Little, T. A., Van Dissen, R., Kearse, J., Norton, K, Benson, A.& Wang, N.(2018): Kekerengu Fault, New Zealand: Timing and Size of Late Holocene Surface Ruptures. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 108, No. 3B, 1556–1572, DOI: 10.1785/0120170152

Thackray, G. D.,  Shulmeister, J., Hyatt, O.M., Wang, N. & Rieser, U. (2017): MIS 3 glaciation in the middle Rakaia valley, New Zealand, documented through stratigraphy and luminescence geochronology, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2017.1342664

Lipar, M., Webb, J.A., Cupper, M.L., Wang, N., (2017).  Aeolianite, calcrete/microbialite and karst in southwestern Australia as indicators of Middle to Late Quaternary palaeoclimates.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 470, 11-29.

Sewell, R.J., Parry,S., Millis, S.W., Wang, N., Rieser, U., DeWitt, R. (2015). Dating of debris flow fan complexes from Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China: The potential relationship between landslide activity and climate change. Geomorphology, 248, 205–227.

Hornblow, S., Quigley, M., Nicol, A., Van Dissen, R., & Wang, N. (2014). Paleoseismology of the 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake source, Greendale Fault, New Zealand. Tectonophsics, 637, 178-190.

Schiller, M., Dickinson, W., Zondervan, A., Ditchburn, R., & Wang, N. (2014). Rapidly soil accumulation in a frozen landscape. Geology, 42(4), 335-338

Ninis, D, Little, T. A., Van Dissen, R, Smith, E G. C., Litchfield, N., Smith, E.G.C., Wang, N., & Rieser, U. (2013). Slip Rate on the Wellington Fault, New Zealand, during the Late Quaternary: Evidence for Variable Slip during the Holocene. Bulletin of the Seismological Association of America, 103(1), 559-579.

Grapes, R., Rieser, U., & Wang, N. (2010). Dating the Kawakawa/Oruanui eruption: comment on optical luminescence dating of a loess section containing a critical tephra marker horizon, SW North Island of New Zealand by R. Grapes et al. By D Lowe, CJN Wilson, RM Newnham and AG Hogg. Reply. Quaternary Geochronology, 5(4), 497-501.

Grapes, R., Rieser, U. & Wang, N. (2010). Optical luminescence dating of a loess section containing a critical tephra marker horizon, SW North Island of New Zealand. Quaternary Geochronology 5(2-3), 164-169.

Wang, N., & Grapes, R. (2008). Infrared-stimulated luminescence dating of late Quaternary aggradation surfaces and their deformation along an active fault, southern North Island of New Zealand. Geomorphology, 96(1-2), 86-104.

Recent conference presentations

Wang, N., Rieser, U., Quigley, M. 2014: Liquefaction sediments from the Christchurch earthquakes, New Zealand: Luminescence test of different grain sizes. The 14th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Conference.

Wang, N., Rieser, U., Langridge, R. 2011: Luminescence dating of finegrained sediments from a New Zealand site using various protocols. The 13th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Conference.

Rieser, U., Wang, N. 2011: Dating polymineral finegrains: Experience with the single aliquot regenerative technique. The 13th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Conference.

Grapes, R., Wang, N., Rieser, U. 2008: A New Zealand loess section with a key tephra layer: OSL dating and comparison with 14C calendar year B.P. ages. The 12th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Conference in Beijing, China

Wang, N., Rieser, U., Grapes, R. 2005: Optical luminescence dating of late Quaternary movement on the Wellington Fault, Upper Hutt area, New Zealand. The 11th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Conference in Cologne

Rieser, U., Carter, J.A., Wang, N., Prior, C., Edsall, D. 2005: Phytoliths, Diatoms, and Volcanic ashfalls - OSL dating of (more or less) amorphous substances. The 11th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating Conference in Cologne.