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Researcher: Roach, MJ (Dr Michael Roach)

Fields of Research

Structural geology and tectonics
Electrical and electromagnetic methods in geophysics
Magnetism and palaeomagnetism
Resource geoscience
Mineral processing/beneficiation
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Seismology and seismic exploration
Veterinary parasitology
Waste management, reduction, reuse and recycling
Artificial life and complex adaptive systems
Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Applied geophysics
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Archaeological science
Other earth sciences
Petrophysics and rock mechanics
Engineering practice and education
Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy
Environmental management
Pollution and contamination
Numerical and computational mathematics
Image processing

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Mineral exploration
Other environmental management
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Teaching and instruction technologies
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Conserving the historic environment
Copper ore exploration
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Understanding Australia's past
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Mining and extraction of copper ores
Mining and extraction of precious (noble) metal ores
Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Other information and communication services
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Iron ore exploration
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Mining and extraction of aluminium ores
Superannuation and insurance services
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Other education and training
Coal mining and extraction
Other energy
Teaching and curriculum
Civil construction planning
Management of solid waste from mineral resource activities
Aluminium ore exploration

Career Best Publications

Electrical properties of porphyry mineralisation at the Cadia Ridgeway gold-copper deposit, NSW - implications for exploration; Exploration Geophysics
Geophysical characteristics of salinisation at Cape Portland, NE Tasmania; Exploration Geophysics

Research Publications

3D modelling of granite intrusions in northwest Tasmania using petrophysical and residual gravity data; Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting
An Image Interpretation Model to Support Integration of Image Understanding Techniques within a GIS: Delineation of Road Structures from Aerial Imagery; International GIS/GPS'97 Symposium, ISTANBUL-97
Automated multi-sensor petrophysical core logging; Exploration Geophysics
Digital geoscientific data in Tasmania - current status and future directions; National Forum on GIS in the Geosciences
Down the borehole but outside the box: innovative approaches to wireline log data interpretation; 21st Australian Society for Exploration Geophysicists/Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia International Conference
Efficient regional scale 3D potential field geophysical modelling to redefine the geometry of granite bodies beneath prospective, geologically complex, northwest Tasmania; Ore Geology Reviews
Electrical properties of porphyry mineralisation at the Cadia Ridgeway gold-copper deposit, NSW - implications for exploration; Exploration Geophysics
Englacial drainage structures in an East Antarctic outlet glacier; Journal of Glaciology
Environmental suitability of bare-nosed wombat burrows for Sarcoptes scabiei; International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Estimating bedding orientation from high-resolution digital elevation models; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Exploration tools for linked porphyry and epithermal deposits: example from the Mankayan intrusion-centered Cu-Au District, Luzon, Philippines; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Geoelectric structure of Tasmania from multi-scale magnetotelluric data; Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021
Geological characterization to identify upgrade potential and enhance mining efficiency; 16th SGA Biennial Meeting
Geological controls for pre-concentration in an intrusive related gold deposit; 16th SGA Biennial Meeting 2022
Geological mapping in Western Tasmania using radar and random forests; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
Geophysical characteristics of salinisation at Cape Portland, NE Tasmania; Exploration Geophysics
Geophysical characterization of hydrothermal systems and intrusive bodies, El Chichon volcano (Mexico); Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Geophysical data as a control on geological sections
Geophysical indicators of controls on soil salinisation and implications, Longford Basin, Northern Tasmania; Exploration Geophysics
Insights into the continental structure of southeast Australia and Tasmania from passive seismic and magnetic datasets; 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Inverse modeling constrained by potential field data, petrophysics, and improved geologic mapping: A case study from prospective northwest Tasmania; Geophysics
Investigating the Moho beneath onshore and offshore Tasmania using the complete Bouguer anomaly; Australian Earth Sciences Convention
Multidisciplinary characterisation of groundwater flow and contaminant transport in legacy mine wastes, Endurance Mine, northeast Tasmania, Oral Presentation; Goldschmidt 2022
Propagation of back-arc extension into the arc lithosphere in the southern New Hebrides volcanic arc; Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Punctuated progradation of the Seven Mile Beach Holocene barrier system, southeastern Tasmania; Marine Geology
Regional geophysics of the Alberton-Mangana goldfield, Northeast Tasmania; Exploration Geophysics
Scale-dependent electrical properties of sulphide rocks - new methods and techniques; Exploration Geophysics
The basement elements of Tasmania; Exploration Geophysics
The regional geophysical setting of gold mineralisation in northeast Tasmania
The regional structure of northeast Tasmania - a geophysical perspective; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Towards user friendly data-driven minerals exploration: lithological mapping in an orogenic gold setting; SEG 2015 Conference

Research Projects

Application of Geographic Information Systems to mineral exploration, with special reference to geophysics; Geoscience Australia (GA)
Application of the Multichannel Self-Potential method to Detection of Seepage from Mine Tailings Impoundments; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Archaeological Geophysics at Port Arthur; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Cainozoic Evolution of the Shallow Marine Environment of South-Eastern Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Development of Geophysical Methods for the Study of Contaminant Transport in Frozen Ground; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Electrical and electromagnetic properties of ore deposits and their host rock sequences; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Georange Project 89125 - Petrophysical Characterisation of Ore and Alteration Types in the Skellefte District, Sweden; Georange Project (GP)
Geothermal Exploration Methods and Results for NE Tasmania; Kuth Energy Limited (KUTHEN)
Immersive Visualisation for Field-Based Sciences; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Scale-Dependant Electrical Properties of Sulphide Rocks; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Rapid Inversion of EM Data (P1022); AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
The scale dependence of electrical properties of sulphide rocks; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Time-lapse Geophysical Monitoring of Acid Mine Drainage at Savage River Mine, North-western Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Archaelogical Geophysics at Port Arthur
Australian Geology Collaborative Digital Visualisation Project
Cave Rocks Geophysics- Stephen Kuhn
CODES 2007 Student Research Income [non scholarship funding]
CODES/Earth Sciences 2007 Student Research Income [non scholarship funding]
Donation - Electrical responses of eastern Australian rocks
Geophysical investigation of historic Aberfoyle tailings site, northeast Tasmania
Geophysical investigation of the Royal George tailings repository, northern Tasmania
Increased Ore Grade Control at Savage River using Downhole Geophysical Techniques
Tasmania Lidar Data

Research Candidate Supervision

A knowledge-based approach to mapping roads from aerial imagery using a GIS database geographic information system
A petrophysical and geophysical investigation of the West Tasmania region
Application of geographic information systems to mineral exploration in Western Tasmania
Application of remote sensing for geological mapping in Western Tasmania
Application of the multi-channel self-potential method for detection of seepage from mine tailings impoundments
Approximate Inverse Mapping (AIM) Inversion of Transient Electromagnetic (TEM) Data
Geology & geophysics of the Koonenberry Belt, far western New South Wales, & Eastern Australian correlates- timing, development & prospectivity of a sector of the Palaeozoic Gondwana margin
Geophysical and GIS applications to sediment-hosted Zn-Pb exploration
Geophysical characterisation of altered rocks within porphyry-epithermal mineral districts.
Geophysical Signatures of Copper-gold Porphyry and Epithermal Gold Deposits, and Implications for Exploration
Geopysical Mapping of Subsurface Archaeological Features at the Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania, Australia
Inductive Limit approximations applied to AEM data over Antarctic sea-ice.
Multi-layer analysis of geoscience and remote-sensing data for geological discovery and minerals targeting
Petrophysical Characterization of Comminution Behavior
Rapid Approximate 3D Inversion of Transient Electromagnetic Data
Scale Dependent Electrical Properties of Sulphide Deposits
Seismic acquisition and processing in the Tasmanian Basin
The Structural History of Tasmania from the Devonian to the Recent
Time-lapse geophysical monitoring of acid drainage at Savage River Mine - North-Western Tasmania
Unravelling the hydrothermal history of Macquarie Island ocean crust by integrating magnetic and field based observations.