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Meet Mike Johnston


Consulting Geologist.

Job description: 

Geological mapping, geohazard evaluation (slope failure, earthquake fault rupture and tsunami risk).

Work background: 

50 years geological experience with GNS Science, consulting firms and working for myself.

Favourite part of job: 

Making new discoveries.

Least favourite part of job: 

Dealing with bureaucracy.

What I am working on now: 

Slope stability risk in Nelson City (landslide risk).


PhD, BSc (Hons).

Interests outside work: 

History, particularly researching and writing books on history of mining in New Zealand. 

Watch the video where Mike talks about his work (18 Mb mp4 file).

Meet Geologist Mike Johnston. Image: M Johnston.