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Dr Katherine Holt

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

I spend roughly half my time teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and the other half performing research and commercial pollen analysis. My main research interests are around applying pollen analysis to reconstruct ancient vegetation and other aspects of the environment, and also in developing systems for the automated identification of pollen. I am the primary palynologist involved in the ongoing development of the Classifynder automated palynology system. I have also developed an interest in airborne pollen analysis, and run a Burkard airborne pollen sampler from my building on the Manawatu Campus. In addition, I perform commercial analysis of pollen from honey samples, to aid beekeepers and honey retailers in quality assessment of their products.

Current research projects include:

·         Applying the Classifynder to differentiate fossil pollen

·         Developing a pollen-based proxy for UV radiation in New Zealand

·         Pollen as age control in late Holocene fluvial sediments

I actively collaborate with researchers at GNS Science, Landcare Research, University of Waikato, NIWA, CSIRO, St Andrews University (UK), Aberystwyth University (UK).

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Co-Chair Science Programmes Review

Geography Major Leader

Science Programmes Committee

Geoscience Society of NZ Vice President

Editorial Board – Palynology Journal

I have been employed as Massey academic since completing my PhD in 2008, and was recently promoted to Senior lecturer at the start of 2016. I am the leader for the undergraduate Geography teaching programme here at Massey, and the Laboratory Manager for our Palynology lab. My research interests focus on pollen analysis (palynology) and reconstructing past environments. I have 12 years’ experience working with pollen, and I now provide commercial pollen analysis services, including analysis of honey samples.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 356 9099 ext. 81708
    Location: 3.36C, AgHort B
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Science) - Massey University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Earth Science) - Massey University (2004)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My main research interests focus on palynology (pollen analysis) in New Zealand and the Chatham Islands, Quaternary tephrochronology and cryptotephrochronology of the Chatham Islands, and Quaternary geology and environmental reconstructions. I have a strong interest in the Quaternary history and geology of the Chatham Islands, and the wider New Zealand region. I am also involved in testing and development of automated systems for the counting and classification of pollen.

Thematics

Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Earth Sciences (040000): Geology (040300): Palaeoclimatology (040605): Palaeontology (incl. Palynology) (040308): Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040600): Quaternary Environments (040606)

Keywords

  • pollen processing and extraction from sediments
  • pollen processing and extraction from honey
  • pollen identification
  • pollen-based vegetation reconstructions
  • tephrochronology and cryptotephrochronology (rhyolites)
  • Quaternary sediment and palaeoenvironmental analysis

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 6

Research Outputs

Journal

Pandey, S., & Holt, KA. (2017). Modern pollen distribution and its relationship to vegetation from the south-western part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, India. Palynology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K.
Damaschke, M., Cronin, SJ., Holt, KA., Bebbington, MS., & Hogg, AG. (2017). A 30,000 yr high-precision eruption history for the andesitic Mt. Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand. QUATERNARY RESEARCH. 87(1), 1-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Holt, K.
Holt, KA., & Bebbington, MS. (2014). Separating morphologically similar pollen types using basic shape features from digital images: A preliminary study. Applications in Plant Sciences. 2(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Holt, K.
Holt, KA., & Birley, C. (2014). Taking a closer look at pollen. New Zealand Kiwifruit Journal. (223), 38-39
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., & Bennett, KD. (2014). Principles and methods for automated palynology. New Phytologist. 203(3), 735-742
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2014). Rapid post-settlement floodplain accumulation in Northland, New Zealand. Catena. 113, 292-305
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, I., Holt, K., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2013). Rapid post-settlement floodplain accumulation in Northland, New Zealand. Catena. In Press, Corrected Proof, 1-14 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0341816213002038#
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Richardson, J.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2013). Holocene river dynamics in Northland, New Zealand: The influence of valley floor confinement on floodplain development. Geomorphology. 201, 494-511
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2013). Rapid post-settlement floodplain accumulation in Northland, New Zealand. Catena.
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Robertson, CM., Brook, MS., Holt, KA., Fuller, IC., & Benn, DI. (2013). Calving retreat and proglacial lake growth at Hooker Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer. 69(1), 14-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Jones, AF., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., . . . Bebbington, M. (2013). Holocene river behaviour in New Zealand: Response to regional centennial-scale climate forcing. Quaternary Science Reviews. 69, 8-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M., Richardson, J.
Robertson, CM., Benn, DI., Brook, MS., Fuller, IC., & Holt, KA. (2012). Subaqueous calving margin morphology at Mueller, Hooker and Tasman glaciers in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand. Journal of Glaciology. 58(212), 1037-1046
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Holt, K., Allen, G., Hodgson, R., Marsland, S., & Flenley, J. (2011). Progress towards an automated trainable pollen location and classifier system for use in the palynology laboratory. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 167(3-4), 175-183
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K., Marsland, S.
Holt, K., Allen, G., Hodgson, R., Marsland, S., & Flenley, J. (2011). Progress towards an automated trainable pollen location and classifier system for use in the palynology laboratory. REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY. 167(3-4), 175-183
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K., Marsland, S.
Holt, KA., Lowe, DJ., Hogg, AG., & Wallace, RC. (2011). Distal occurrence of mid-Holocene Whakatane Tephra on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand, and potential for cryptotephra studies. Quaternary International.
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K.
Fuller, I., Brook, M., & Holt, K. (2010). Linking teaching and research in undergraduate physical geography papers: The role of fieldwork. New Zealand Geographer. 66(3), 196-202
[Journal article]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Lowe, D., & Holt, KA. (2010). 'Active tephra in Kyushu': International field conference on tephrochronology, volcanism and human activity.. Quaternary Perspectives. 18(1), 8-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA. (2010). Active tephra in Kyushu 2010. Geoscience Society of New Zealand Newsletter. 1, 62-66
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Wallace, RC., Neall, VE., Kohn, BP., & Lowe, DJ. (2010). Quaternary tephra marker beds and their potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction on Chatham Island, east of New Zealand, southwest Pacific Ocean. Journal of Quaternary Science. 25(7), 1169-1178
[Journal article]Authored by: Holt, K.

Book

Savoian, MS., & Holt, KA. (2017). Epi-fluorescence microscopy and 3D printing: An easily implemented approach for producing accurate physical models of micro- and macro- scopic biological samples. In A. Méndez-Vilas (Ed.) Microscopy and imaging science: practical approaches to applied research and education. (pp. 697 - 702). : Formatex Research Center
[Chapter]Authored by: Holt, K., Savoian, M.
Lagerstrom, R., Holt, KA., Arzhaeva, Y., Bischof, L., Haberle, S., Lovell, D., . . . Hopf, F. (2015). Pollen image classification using the classifynder system: Algorithm comparison and a case study on New Zealand honey. In C. Sun, T. Bednarz, TD. Pham, P. Vallotton, & D. Wang (Eds.) Signal and Image Analysis for Biomedical and Life Sciences. (pp. 207 - 226). : springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Holt, K.

Thesis

Richardson, JM. (2013). Are the Northland rivers of New Zealand in synchrony with global holocene climate change?. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Richardson, J.Edited by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Holt, KA. (2008). The Quaternary History of Chatham Island, New Zeaalnd.. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Holt, K.

Report

Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Toonen, W., & Holt, KA.(2017). Long-term river dynamics and flooding in the Hutt Valley: implications for flood risk and climate change resilience assessment.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Holt, KA.Distinguishing manuka and kanuka pollen in monofloral honey samples using the Classifynder automated palynology system.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Holt, K.

Conference

Veitch, JC., Clement, AJH., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., & McColl, ST. (2017, February). Unravelling possible climatic and/or tectonic signals preserved in Holocene coastal geomorphology around Lake Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand. Presented at ANZGG Conference. Greytown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Clement, A., Fuller, I., Holt, K., McColl, S.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Toonen, W., Holt, KA., Norton, K., Malloy, E., . . . Veitch, J. (2017, February). Reconstructing Holocene palaeofloods in New Zealand.. Presented at ANZGG Conference. Greytown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Veitch, JC., Clement, AC., Fuller, IC., Holt, K., & McColl, ST. (2017). Unravelling possible climatic and/or tectonic signals preserved in Holocene coastal geomorphology around Lake Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand. , 17th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Clement, A., Fuller, I., Holt, K., McColl, S.
Veitch, JC., Clement, AJH., Fuller, IC., McColl, ST., & Holt, KA. (2016). Unravelling climatic and tectonic signals preserved in the Holocene coastal geomorphology around Lake Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Coastal Society 24th Annual Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Clement, A., Fuller, I., Holt, K., McColl, S.
Veitch, JC., Clement, AJH., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., & McColl, ST. (2016). Unravelling possible climatic and/or tectonic signals preserved in Holocene coastal geomorphology around Lake Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Quaternary Association Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Clement, A., Fuller, I., Holt, K., McColl, S.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Toonen, W., Holt, K., Norton, K., Malloy, E., . . . Veitch, J. (2016, November). Extending flood series using river sedimentary archives.. Presented at NZ Hydrological Society Conference. Queenstown.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Toonen, W., Holt, K., Norton, K., Malloy, E., . . . Veitch, J. (2016, September). A comparison of alluvial and bedrock river sedimentary archives for reconstructing Holocene palaeofloods in New Zealand.. Presented at 5th International Palaeoflood Conference. Rapid City, SD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Lo Re, G., Fuller, IC., Sofia, G., Holt, K., Macklin, MG., & Tarolli, P. (2016). High-resolution topography for the analysis of palaeochannels in the Manawatu River (New Zealand). In Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Macklin, M.
Damaschke, M., Cronin, SJ., Holt, KA., & Hogg, AG. (2015). Building a high-resolution distal tephra record from multiple sites around Mt. Taranaki, North Island, New ealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of GeoSciences 2014 Conference, 24th – 27th November 2014, Pukekura Raceway and Function Centre, New Plymouth
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Holt, K.Contributed to by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA. (2015). Differentiation of pollen of New Zealand species of Fuscaspora using automated image capture and analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of GeoSciences 2014 Conference, 24th – 27th November 2014, Pukekura Raceway and Function Centre, New Plymouth
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Holt, K.
Damaschke, M., Cronin, SJ., Holt, KA., & Hogg, AG. (2014). High precision tephrochronology: Tracking the time-varying pulse of Mt. Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of Cities on Volcanoes 8: Indonesia Sept 9-13, 2014
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Holt, K.Contributed to by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Lowe, DJ., Cronin, SJ., Shane, PAR., Danisik, M., & Hogg, AG. (2014). Developing a New Zealand tephrochronological framework for the SHAPE timeframe. Poster session presented at the meeting of GeoSciences 2014 Conference, 24th – 27th November 2014, Pukekura Raceway and Function Centre, New Plymouth
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Rees, A., Eaves, S., Vandergoes, M., Newnham, R., & Wilmshurst, J. (2014). A chironomid temperature reconstruction characterising chnage through the Antarctic Cold Reversal from Lake Rangatauanui, North Island, New Zealand.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting
[Conference Poster]Contributed to by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Alloway, B., Almond, P., Augustinus, P., Barrell, DJA., Fuller, I., . . . Williams, P. (2014). An overview of palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental change records for New Zealand covering 60ka-Present as a contribution to the Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments (SHAPE) project. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australasian Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting
[Conference Poster]Contributed to by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Lowe, DJ., Cronin, SJ., Shane, P., Danisik, M., & Hogg, A. (2014, June). Developing a New Zealand tephrochronological framework for the SHAPE timeframe. Presented at Australasian Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting. Mildura, Victoria, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Richardson, J., Fuller, I., Holt, K., Litchfield, N., & Macklin, M. (2013). Post-settlement fluvial response in Northland, New Zealand. In 10th Asia Oceania Geoscience Society Annual Meeting : Abstracts, 10th Asia Oceania Geoscience Society Annual Meeting [AOGS 2013] Australia: Asia Oceania Geoscience Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Richardson, J.
Richardson, J., Fuller, I., Holt, K., Litchfield, N., & Macklin, M. (2013, June). Post-settlement fluvial response in Northland, New Zealand. Presented at 10th Asia Oceania Geoscience Society Annual Meeting [AOGS 2013]]. Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Richardson, J.
Holt, KA., Flenley, JR., Hodgson, RM., Plaw, C., Mercer, K., & Butler, KR. (2012). Applying an automated palynology system to counting Quaternary fossil pollen: Can it be done?. In Japanese Journal of Palynology Vol. 58 (pp. 88 - 88). , 13th International Palynological Congress/9th International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Flenley, JR., Hodgson, R., Bennett, KD., & Newnham, RM. (2012). Automated pollen counting: the dream is approaching reality. In Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publicaiton Vol. 134A , Geosciences 2012 Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Cronin, SJ., Moebis, A., Bebbington, M., & Wilmshurst, JM. (2012). Late glacial to Holocene pollen-based vegetation and temperature reconstruction from Lake Rangatauanui, Central North Island. In Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication Vol. 134A (pp. 43 - 44). , Geosciences 2012 Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bebbington, M., Holt, K., Moebis, A.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, I., Macklin, MG., Holt, KA., & Litchfield, NJ. (2012, August). Southern Hemisphere regional climate variability during the Holocene: Evidence from New Zealand rivers. Presented at 32nd International Geographical Congress [IGC] 2012: Down to Earth. Cologne, Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, IC., Macklin, MG., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Jones, AF. (2012, August). Southern Hemisphere regional climate variability during the holocene: Evidence from New Zealand rivers. Presented at 32nd International Geographical Congress in Cologne 2012. Cologne, Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Richardson, J.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, I., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2012, September). Valley floor confinement as a control on Holocene floodplain development in Northland, New Zealand. Presented at Fluvial Archives Group [FLAG] Biennial Meeting 2012: New insight on the Quaternary evolution of the Moselle River and its tributaries (Luxembourge, France, Germany). Remich, Luxembourg.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, I., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2012). Valley floor confinement as a control on Holocene floodplain development in Northland, New Zealand. Fluvial Archives Group [FLAG] Biennial Meeting 2012: New insight on the Quaternary evolution of the Moselle River and its tributaries (Luxembourge, France, Germany): Abstract Book. (pp. 25 - 25). : Fluvial Archives Group [FLAG] Biennial Meeting 2012: New insight on the Quaternary evolution of the Moselle River and its tributaries (Luxembourge, France, Germany)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Richardson, J.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, I., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2012). Post-settlement fluvial response in Northland, New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of Fluvial Archives Group [FLAG] Biennial Meeting 2012: New insight on the Quaternary evolution of the Moselle Rive and its tributaries (Luxembourg, France, Germany). Remich, Luxembourg
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Richardson, JM., Fuller, I., Holt, KA., Litchfield, NJ., & Macklin, MG. (2012). Poster: Post-settlement fluvial response in Northland, New Zealand. In Fluvial Archives Group [FLAG] Biennial Meeting 2012: New insight on the Quaternary evolution of the Moselle Rive and its tributaries (Luxembourg, France, Germany): Abstract Book(pp. 43 - 43). , Fluvial Archives Group [FLAG] Biennial Meeting 2012: New insight on the Quaternary evolution of the Moselle Rive and its tributaries (Luxembourg, France, Germany): Fluvial Archives Group
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Richardson, J.
Holt, KA., Hodgson, R., Plaw, C., Mercer, K., & Flenley, J. (2011, December). Prospects for enhancing aeroallergen analysis through an automatic aeroallergen counting and classification system: Classifynder.. Presented at 19th International Congress of Biometeorology. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Newnham, R., Smith, M., & Holt, K, .(2011, December 4). Routine airborne pollen monitoring in New Zealand: do we need it?. (pp. 36). , 19th International Conference on Biometeorology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K.
Robertson, CM., Brook, MS., Fuller, IC., Holt, K., & Benn, DI. (2011). Subaqueous terminus morphology of lake-calving glaciers: Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand.. Poster session presented at the meeting of The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Melbourne
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Richardson, J., Fuller, IC., Holt, KA., Litchfield, N., & Macklin, M. (2011, July). Climate Change and Holocene fluvial activity in Northland, New Zealand. Presented at INQUA XVIII Congress. Bern, Switzerland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Tinkler, R., Neall, VE., Holt, KA., & Vandergoes, M. (2011, July). A Detailed Late-glacial Pollen- Based Climate History from Western North Island, New Zealand. Presented at XVIII INQUA Congress. Bern, Switzerland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Neall, VE., Wallace, RC., & Flenley, JR. (2011). The Quaternary history of the Chatham Islands, eastern outpost of New Zealand: insights into Quaternary terrestrial environmental change in a remote oceanic setting.. Poster session presented at the meeting of INQUA XVIII Congress. Bern, Switzerland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Holt, K.
Macdonald-Creevey, A., Neall, VE., Holt, KA., & Vandergoes, MJ. (2011, July). A multi-proxy record of late Holocene environmental change from lacustrine sediments: Lake Colenso, North Island, New Zealand. Presented at INQUA XVIII Congress. Bern, Switzerland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Richardson, J., Fuller, I., Holt, K., Litchfield, N., & Macklin, M. (2011). Holocene fluvial activity in Northland, New Zealand: A record of hydro-climatic change?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 14th Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference. Oamaru, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
Fuller, IC., Brook, MS., & Holt, K. (2010, January). Linking teaching and research in undergraduate Physical Geography papers: the role of fieldwork. Presented at Positioning Geography: Strategic Issues in Geographical Education. University of Waikato, Hamilton.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
MacDonald-Creevey, A., Neall, VE., Holt, KA., & Vandergoes, M. (2010, November). Multi-proxy record of late Holocene environmental change from Lake Colenso, Northern Ruahine Range. Presented at GeoNZ 2010. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Lowe, DJ., Wallace, RC., & Hogg, AG. (2010, November). How far do TVZ tephras go? A distal occurence of the Whakatane tephra and the potential for cryptotephra studies in the Chatham Islands. Presented at GeoNZ 2010 Incorporating the Geoscience Society of New Zealand Conference and the New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 21 Nov 2010 - 24 Nov 2010. 2010. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Richardson, J., Fuller, I., Holt, K., Litchfield, N., & Macklin, M. (2010, November). Reconstructing the holocene alluvial record of Northland, New Zealand. Presented at GeoNZ 2010 Incorporating the Geoscience Society of New Zealand Conference and the New Zealand Geothermal Workshop. University of Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K.
MacDonald Creevey, A., Neall, V., Holt, K., & Vandergoes, M. (2010). Multi-proxy record of late Holocene environmental change from Lake Colenso, Northern Ruahine Range. In GeoNZ 2010(pp. 179 - 179). : Geoscience Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, K., Lowe, D., & Wallace, C. (2010). How far do TVZ tephras go? A distal occurence of the Whakatane tephra and the potential for cryptotephra studies in the Chatham Islands. In GeoNZ 2010(pp. 133 - 133). : Geoscience Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K.
Richardson, J., Fuller, I., Holt, K., Litchfield, N., & Macklin, M. (2010, November). Reconstructing the holocene alluvial record of Northland, New Zealand. . The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fuller, I., Holt, K., Richardson, J.
Holt, K. (2010, May). Quaternary stratigraphy and tephrochronology in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. Presented at INTAV ''Active Tephra in Kyushu'' Conference. Kirishima City, Japan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA., Neall, VE., & Wallace, RC. (2010). Quaternary stratigraphy and tephrochronology in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. In International Field Conference and Workshop on Tephrochronology, Volcanism and Human Activity: Active Tephra in Kyushu(pp. 28 - 28). : INTAV-J Organizing Committee
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K.
Allen, G., Flenley, J., Hodgson, R., Marsland, SR., & Holt, KA. (2009). Autostage: a low-cost automated trainable classifier system for use in the pollen lab. In Past Climates New Zealand(pp. 7 - 7). : GNS Science
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K., Marsland, S.
Holt, KA., Marden, M., & Palmer, AS. (2009). Vegetation history in the Waipaoa catchment, East Coast region and the relationship to post-glacial downcutting: a preliminary investigation from two sites in the Waimata River valley.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Integration and Synthesis of Margins Sediment Source-To-Sink Research. Gisborne, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Holt, K., Palmer, A.
Campbell, HJ., Begg, J., Beu, A., Carter, B., Curtis, N., Davies, G., . . . Trewick, SA. (2009). Geological considerations relating to the Chatham Islands, mainland New Zealand and the history of New Zealand terrestrial life.. In Geology and Genes IV(pp. 5 - 6). : Geological Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K., Trewick, S.
Holt, KA. (2007). Quaternary Geology and uplift rates on Chatham Island. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint Geological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Geophysical Society Conference Launching International Year of Planet Earth
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA.(2007, November 26). Quaternary Geology and Uplift Rates on Chatham Island. In Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication Vol. 123A (pp. 73 - 73). , Joint Geological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Geophysical Society Conference Launching the INternational Year of Planet Earth: Geological Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K.
Cronin, SJ., Lube, G., Cole, SE., McMillan, HK., Neall, VE., Procter, JN., . . . Kellman, P. (2007, November). Lahar-streamflow interactions, new data from 18 March 2007 lahar at Ruapehu, New Zealand. Presented at Geological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Geophysical Society Joint Annual Conference. Tauranga, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K., Irwin, M., Lube, G., Procter, J., Stewart, R.
Cronin, SJ., Lube, G., Cole, SE., McMillan, HK., Neall, VE., Procter, JN., . . . Kellman, P. (2007). Lahar-streamflow interactions, new data from 18 March 2007 lahar at Ruapehu, New Zealand. In Geological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Geophysical Society Joint Annual Conference(pp. 32). : Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication 123A
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K., Irwin, M., Lube, G., Procter, J., Stewart, R.
Lube, G., Cronin, SJ., Thoret, J., Zernack, A., Kellman, P., Holt, KA., . . . Lecointre, JA. (2007, July). Flow observations and their relationship to the depositional record of the 18 Mar 2007 Ruapehu lahar. Presented at International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) XXIV General Assembly. Perugia, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K., Irwin, M., Lube, G., Nemeth, K., Procter, J.
Lube, G., Cronin, SJ., Thoret, J., Zernack, A., Kellman, P., Holt, KA., . . . Lecointre, JA. (2007). Flow observations and their relationship to the depositional record of the 18 Mar 2007 Ruapehu lahar. In Earth: Our Changing Planet. Proceedings of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) XXIV General Assembly(pp. unpaged). : International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K., Irwin, M., Lube, G., Nemeth, K., Procter, J.
Holt, KA.(2006, December 4). Chatham Island Quaternary Stratigraphy: an overview. In Geological Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication Vol. 122A (pp. 34 - 34). , Geosciences '06 - Our planet, Our Future: Geological Society of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Holt, K.

Other

Holt, KA. (2015, April). Automated pollen analysis using the Classifynder. In Palmerston North Plant Biology Meeting.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Torres-Orozco, R., Damaschke, M., & Palmer, AS. (2014). From Summit to Swamp: High and Low Explosive Eruptive Records at Mt Taranaki. (pp. 5 - 14). Geoscience Society of New Zealand
[Other]Authored by: Palmer, A.Edited by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA. (2011, July). A low-cost automated trainable pollen location and classifier system.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA. (2010, June). In the land of the rising plume: Aspects of volcanic eruptions in the Kagoshima area, Southern Japan. In Manawatu Branch of the Geological Society of New Zealand. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA. (2009, November). Climate change in the Chatham Islands - past present and future. In The Royal Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.
Holt, KA. (2008, August). Aspects of Quaternary paleoenvironments on Chatham Island, New Zealand. In Geological Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holt, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 2 4

Teaching

145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography

145.223 Climate Change and Natural Hazards

145.224 Biogeography

145.304 Applied Field Geomorphology

145.320 Quaternary Biogeography and Environmental Change

145.704 Quaternary Biogeography

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • James Veitch - PhD
    Holocene evolution of lake Wairarapa basin and connecting catchments

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Magret Damaschke - PhD
    High-precision tephrochronology: Tracking the time-varying eruption pulse of Mt. Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand
  • 2014 - Robert John Tinkler - PhD
    A high resolution record of late quaternary climatic and environmental change in Taranaki, New Zealand
  • 2013 - Jane Mary Richardson - PhD
    Are the Northland rivers of New Zealand in synchrony with global Holocene climate change?
  • 2013 - Clare Margaret Robertson - PhD
    Temporal evolution of the termini and subaqueous morphologies of lake-calving glaciers in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand

Media and Links

Media

  • 27 Mar 2014 - Radio
    Automated Pollen Counting
    Radio interview for RNZ 'Our Changing World' Programme

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