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Associate Professor Bob Stewart

Associate Professor Bob Stewart

IAE, Massey University

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Phone:+64 6 350 5799 x 84869
Fax:+64 6 350 5632


Tertiary education

  • 1983
  • Ph.D. Massey University Soil Science
  • 1975
  • MSc. - University of Canterbury Geology
  • 1972
  • BSc. University of Canterbury Science

Research Interests

  • Petrology and oxygen isotope systematics in andesitic arc volcanoes
  • Land reclamation and acid generation in mine spoil
  • Phytoremediation and phytomining
Associate Professor Bob Stewart
Associate Professor Bob Stewart



Publications

  • Journal Articles

  • Price, R.C., Gamble, J.A., Smith, I.E.M., Maas, R., Waight, T., Stewart, R.B. and Woodhead, J. (2012). The anatomy of an andesite volcano: A time-stratigraphic study of andesite petrogenesis and crustal evolution at Ruapehu Volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Petrology (53): 2139-2189
  • Wysoczanski, R.J., Handler, M.R., Schipper, C.I., Leybourne, M.I., Creech, J., Rotella, M.D., Nichols, A.R.L., Wilson, C.J.N. and Stewart, B. (2012). The tectonomagmatic source of ore metals and volatile elements in the Southern Kermadec Arc Economic Geology 107(8):1539-1556
  • Zernack, A.V., Price, R.C., Smith, I.E.M., Cronin, S.J. and Stewart, R.B. (2012). Temporal Evolution of a High-K Andesitic Magmatic System: Taranaki Volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Petrology 53: 325-363
  • Turner, M.B., Cronin, S.J., Bebbington, M.S., Smith, I.E.M. and Stewart R.B. (2011). Integrating records of explosive and effusive activity from proximal and distal sequences: Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand. Quaternary International 246: 364-373
  • Turner, M.B., Cronin, S.J., Bebbington, M.S., Smith, I.E.M. and Stewart, R.B. (2011). Relating magma composition to eruption variability at andesitic volcanoes: A case study from Mount Taranaki, New Zealand Geological Society of America Bulletin 123: 2005-2015
  • Balogh, K., Németh K., Itaya T., Molnár F., Stewart R., Thanh N.X., Hyodo H. and Daróczi L. (2010). Loss of 40Ar(rad) from leucite-bearing basanite at low temperature: implications on K/Ar dating. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2(3): 385-398
  • Schipper, C.I., White, J.D.L., Houghton, B.F., Shimizu, N. and Stewart, R.B. (2010). Explosive submarine eruptions driven by volatile-coupled degassing at Lo`ihi Seamount, Hawai`i. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 295: 497-510
  • Schipper, C.I., White, J.D.L., Houghton, B.F., Shimizu, N. and Stewart, R.B. (2010) "Poseidic" explosive eruptions at Loihi Seamount, Hawaii. Geology 38: 291-294
  • Smith, I.E.M., Stewart, R.B., Price, R.C. and Worthington, T.J. (2010). Are arc-type rocks the products of magma crystallisation? Observations from a simple oceanic arc volcano: Raoul Island, Kermadec Arc, SW Pacific. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 190: 219–234
  • Gruender, K., Stewart, R.B., and Foley, S. (2010). Xenoliths from the sub-volcanic lithosphere of Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 190: 192–202
  • Smith, I.E.M., Price, R.C., Stewart, R.B. and Worthington, T.J. (2009). An assessment of the mantle and slab components in the magmas of an oceanic arc volcano: Raoul Volcano, Kermadec arc. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 184:437–450
  • Németh, K., Cronin, S.J., Stewart, R.B. and Charley, D., (2009). Intra- and extra-caldera volcaniclastic facies architecture of a frequently active mafic island-arc volcano, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. In: Németh, K., Manville, V., Kano, K. (Editors) Source to sink: from volcanic eruptions to volcaniclastic deposits on the Pacific Rim. Sedimentary Geology 220 (2009) 256–270.
  • Turner, M., Bebbington, M., Cronin, S.J. and Stewart, R.B. (2009). Merging Eruption Datasets: Towards an Integrated Holocene Eruptive Record of Mt Taranaki, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology 71: 903-918.
  • Handley H.K., Turner S.P., Smith I.E.M., Stewart R.B. and Cronin SJ (2008). Rapid timescales of differentiation and evidence for crustal contamination at intra-oceanic arcs: Geochemical and U-Th-Ra-Sr-Nd isotopic constraints from Lopevi Volcano, Vanuatu, SW Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 273: 184-194.
  • Moreno, F.N., Anderson, C.W.N., Stewart, R.B. and Robinson, B.H. (2008). Phytofiltration of mercury-contaminated water: volatilisation and plant-accumulation aspects. Environmental and Experimental Botany 62: 78-85.
  • Turner M.B., Cronin S.J., Stewart R.B., Bebbington M. and Smith I.E.M . (2008). Using titanomagnetite textures to elucidate volcanic eruption histories. Geology 36 (1): 31-34.
  • Donoghue, S. L., Vallance, J., Smith, I. E. M. and Stewart, R. B. (2007). Using geochemistry as a tool for correlating proximal andesitic tephra: case studies from Mt Rainier (USA) and Mt Ruapehu (New Zealand). J. Quaternary Sci., 22: 395-410.
  • Platz, T., Cronin, S.J., Smith, I.E.M., Turner, M.B. and Stewart, R.B. (2007): Improving the reliability of microprobe-based analyses of andesitic glasses for tephra correlation. Holocene 17 (5): 573-583 Jul 2007.
  • Platz, T, Cronin, S J, Cashman, K A, Stewart, R B and Smith, I E M (2007). Transition from effusive to explosive phases in andesite eruptions Platz, T, Cronin, S J, Cashman, K A, Stewart, R B and Smith, I E M (2007). Transition from effusive to explosive phases in andesite eruptions –
  • Smith, IEM; Worthington, TJ; Price, RC; Stewart, RB; Maas, R. (2006). Petrogenesis of dacite in an oceanic subduction environment: Raoul Island, Kermadec arc. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 156 (3-4): 252-265.
  • Anderson, C., Stewart, B., Wreesmann, C., Smith, G. and Meech, J., 2005. Bio-nanotechnology and phytomining: the living synthesis of gold nanoparticles by plants. In Intelligence in a Small Materials World (IPMMAnderson, C., Stewart, B., Wreesmann, C., Smith, G. and Meech, J., 2005. Bio-nanotechnology and phytomining: the living synthesis of gold nanoparticles by plants. In Intelligence in a Small Materials World (IPMM’
  • Moreno, F.N., Anderson, C.W.N., Stewart, R.B. and Robinson, B.H. (2005). Mercury volatilisation and phytoextraction from base-metal mine tailings. Environmental Pollution 136.: 341-352.
  • Moreno, F.N., Anderson, C.W.N., Stewart, R.B., Robinson, B.H., Ghomshei, M., Meech, J.A. and Nomura, R., (2005). Effect of thioligands on plant-Hg accumulation and volatilisation from mercury-contaminated mine tailings. Plant and Soil, 275 (1-2): 233-246.
  • Moreno, F.N., Anderson, C.W.N., Stewart, R.B., Robinson, B.H., Gomshei, M. and Meech, J.A. (2005). Induced plant uptake and transport of mercury in the presence of sulphur-containing ligands and humic acid. New Phytologist 166:445-454.
  • Price, R.C., Gamble, J.A., Smith, I.E.M., Stewart, R.B., Eggins, S. and Wright, I.C. (2005). An integrated model for the evolution of andesites and rhyolites and crustal evelopment in New ZealandPrice, R.C., Gamble, J.A., Smith, I.E.M., Stewart, R.B., Eggins, S. and Wright, I.C. (2005). An integrated model for the evolution of andesites and rhyolites and crustal evelopment in New Zealand’
  • Stewart, R. B. and Anderson, C. W. N. (2005). Erica andevalensis, a unique Stewart, R. B. and Anderson, C. W. N. (2005). Erica andevalensis, a unique “copper flower”
  • Moreno, F. N., Anderson, C. W. N., Stewart, R. B. and Robinson, B.H. (2004). Phytoremediation of Mercury-Contaminated Mine Tailings by Induced Plant-Mercury Accumulation. Environmental Practise 6 (2): 165-175.
  • Smith, I.E.M, Stewart, R.B. and Price, R.C. (2003). The petrology of a large intra-oceanic silicic eruption: the Sandy Bay Tephra, Kermadec Arc, Southwest Pacific. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 124: 173-194.
  • Smith, I.E.M, Worthington, T.J., Stewart, R.B., Price, R.C. and Gamble, J.G. (2003). Felsic Volcanism in the Kermadec arc, SW Pacific: crustal recycling in an oceanic setting. In Larter, R.D. and Leat, P.T., Intraoceanic subduction systems:tectonic and magmatic processes. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 219.
  • Keeling, SM, Stewart, RB, Anderson, CWN and. Robinson, B. H. (2003). Nickel and cobalt phytoextraction by the hyperaccumulator Berkheya coddii: Implications for polymetallic phytomining and phytoremediation. International Journal of Phytoremediation 5 (3): 235-244.
  • Morrell, W.J., Bolan, N.S., Gregg, P.E.H., and Stewart, R.B. (2003). An assessment of the revegetation potential of acidic base metal tailings using metal-tolerant grass. In Bioavailability and its Potential Role in Risk Assessment. (Ed.) Naidu, R., V. V. S. R Gupta, S. Rogers, R. S Kookana, N. S. Bolan and D. Adriano (Science Publishers) 271-290.
  • Sabti, H., Brooks, R R, Stewart, R B and Hossain, M (2002). Adsorbing colloid flotation for removal of metal ions in waters from base metal mines. Environmental Progress 21 (1): 63-69.
  • Neall, V E, Stewart, R B, Wallace, R C, Williams, M C and Mew, G. (2001). Mineralogy, stratigraphy, and provenance of soil coverbeds in the Kumara district, Westland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 44: 205-218.
  • Neall, V E, Cronin, S J, Donoghue, S L, Hodgson, K A, Lecointre, J A, Palmer, A S and Stewart, R B (2001). Lahar Hazards Map for Ruapehu Volcano. Institute of Natural Resources Neall, V E, Cronin, S J, Donoghue, S L, Hodgson, K A, Lecointre, J A, Palmer, A S and Stewart, R B (2001). Lahar Hazards Map for Ruapehu Volcano. Institute of Natural Resources –
  • Anderson, C., Deram. A., Petit, D., Brooks, R., Stewart, R., and Simcock, R., 2001. Induced hyperaccumulation: metal movement and problems. In Trace Elements in Soil, Bioavailability Flux, and Transfer (Ed I.K.Iskander and M.B.Kirkham) pp 63-76 (CRC Press, Florida).
  • Gurung, S R, Stewart, R B, Gregg, P E H and Bolan, N S (2000). An assessment of requirements of neutralising materials for partially oxidised pyritic mine waste rock. Australian Journal of Soil Research 38: 329-344.
  • Sabti, H, Hossain, Md M, Brooks, R R and Stewart, R B (2000). The current environmental impact of base-metal mining at the Tui Mine, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 30: 197-208.
  • Anderson, C., Brooks, R. and Stewart, R., 2000. Phytomining: a new method of mining. Chemistry NZ, 81 (November): 16-22.
  • Price, R C, Stewart, R B, Woodhead, J D and Smith, I E M (1999). Petrogenesis of high-K arc magmas: evidence from Egmont volcano, North Island, New Zealand. Journal of Petrology 40: 167 Price, R C, Stewart, R B, Woodhead, J D and Smith, I E M (1999). Petrogenesis of high-K arc magmas: evidence from Egmont volcano, North Island, New Zealand. Journal of Petrology 40: 167 –
  • Ansensi, A, Bennett, F, Brooks, R R, Robinson, B and Stewart, R B (1999). Copper Uptake Studies on Erica andevalensis a metal tolerant plant from Southwestern Spain. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 30: 1615-1624.
  • Gamble, J A, Wood, C P, Price, R C, Smith, I E M, Stewart, R B and Waight, T (1999). A fifty year perspective of magmatic evolution on Ruapehu Volcano, New Zealand: verification of open system behaviour in an arc volcano. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 170: 301-314.
  • Anderson, C W N, Brooks, R R, Stewart, R B and Simcock R (1999). Gold Uptake by Plants. Gold Bulletin 32: 48 Anderson, C W N, Brooks, R R, Stewart, R B and Simcock R (1999). Gold Uptake by Plants. Gold Bulletin 32: 48 – 51
  • Anderson, C, Brooks, R, Stewart, R, Simcock, R and Robinson, B (1999). The phytoremediation and phytomining of heavy metals. PACRIM Anderson, C, Brooks, R, Stewart, R, Simcock, R and Robinson, B (1999). The phytoremediation and phytomining of heavy metals. PACRIM ’
  • Brooks, R, Anderson, C, Stewart, R and Robinson, B (1999). Phytomining: growing a crop of a metal. Biologist 46: 201 Brooks, R, Anderson, C, Stewart, R and Robinson, B (1999). Phytomining: growing a crop of a metal. Biologist 46: 201 –
  • Waight. T E, Price, R C, Stewart, R B, Smith, I E M and Gamble, J (1999). Stratigraphy and geochemistry of the Turoa area, with implications for andesite petrogenesis at Mt Ruapehu, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 42: 513 Waight. T E, Price, R C, Stewart, R B, Smith, I E M and Gamble, J (1999). Stratigraphy and geochemistry of the Turoa area, with implications for andesite petrogenesis at Mt Ruapehu, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 42: 513 –
  • Donoghue, S L, Palmer, A S, McClelland, E, Hobson, K, Stewart, R B, Neall, V E, Lecointre, J and Price, R C (1999). The Taurewa eruptive episode: evidence for climactic eruptions at Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology, 60: 223 Donoghue, S L, Palmer, A S, McClelland, E, Hobson, K, Stewart, R B, Neall, V E, Lecointre, J and Price, R C (1999). The Taurewa eruptive episode: evidence for climactic eruptions at Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology, 60: 223 –
  • Anderson, C W N, Brooks, R R, Chiarucchi, A, LaCoste, C J, Leblanc, M, Robinson, B H, Simcock, R and Stewart, R B (1999). Phytomining for nickel, thallium and gold. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 67: 407-715.
  • Gregg, P E H, Stewart, R B and Ross, C W (1998). Land reclamation practises and research in New Zealand. In Fox, H R, Moore, H M and McIntosh, A D (Eds) Land Reclamation, Achieving Sustainable Benefits. Proceedings of the Fourth International Affiliation of Land Reclamationists, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 7-11 September 1998. A A Balkema/Rotterdam/Brookfields; 548 pp.
  • Bennett, F A, Tyler, E K, Brooks, R R, Gregg, P E H and Stewart, R B (1998). Fertilisation of Hyperaccumulators to enhance their potential for phytoremediation and phytomining. pp249 Bennett, F A, Tyler, E K, Brooks, R R, Gregg, P E H and Stewart, R B (1998). Fertilisation of Hyperaccumulators to enhance their potential for phytoremediation and phytomining. pp249 –
  • Anderson, C W N, Brooks, R R, Stewart, R B and Simcock, R (1998). Harvesting a crop of gold in plants. Nature 395: 553-554.
  • Gregg, P E H, Morrell, J, Mason, K and Stewart, R (1998). Plant growth and soil development on mine tailings in the North Island, New Zealand. Proceedings, 16th World Congress of Soil Science, Montpellier, France.
  • Cronin, S J. Neall, V E, Palmer, A S and Stewart, R B (1997). Methods of Identifying late Quaternary rhyolitic tephras on the ring plains of Ruapehu and Tongariro volcanoes, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 40: 175 - 184.
  • Donoghue, S L, Neall, V E, Palmer, A S and Stewart, R B (1997). The volcanic history of Ruapehu during the past 2 millenia based on the record of Tufa Trig Tephras. Bulletin of Volcanology 59:136 - 146.
  • Lloyd, E D, Nathan, S, Smith, I E M and Stewart, R B (1996). Volcanic history of Macauley Island, Kermadec ridge, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 39: 295-308.
  • Gurung, S, Stewart, R B, Loganathan, P and Gregg, P E H (1996). Aluminium-organic matter-fluoride interactions during soil development on oxidised mine waste. Soil Technology 9: 273-279.
  • Cronin, S J, Neall, V E, Stewart, R B and Palmer, A S (1996). A multiple parameter approach to andesitic tephra correlation, Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 72: 199 Cronin, S J, Neall, V E, Stewart, R B and Palmer, A S (1996). A multiple parameter approach to andesitic tephra correlation, Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 72: 199 –
  • Stewart, R B, Price, R C and Smith, I E M (1996). Evolution of high-K arc magma, Egmont volcano, Taranaki, New Zealand: Evidence from mineral chemistry. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 74: 275 - 295.
  • Morrell, W J, Stewart, R B, Gregg, P E H, Bolan, N S and Horne, D (1996). An assessment of sulphide oxidation in abandoned base-metal tailings, Te Aroha, New Zealand. Environmental Pollution 94: 217 - 225.
  • Donoghue, S L, Gamble, J A, Palmer, A S and Stewart, R B, (1995). Magma mingling in andesites of the Poruhau Member (Bullot Formation), Ruapehu Volcano, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 68: 177 - 191.
  • Downey, W S, Kellet, R J, Smith, I E M, Price, R C and Stewart, R B, (1994). New Paleomagnetic evidence for the recent eruptive activity of Mt Taranaki, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 60: 15 - 27.
  • Alloway, B V, Stewart, R B, Neall, V E and Vucetich, C G, 1992. Climate of the last glaciation in New Zealand, based on aerosolic quartz influx in an andesitic terrain. Quaternary Research 38: 170 - 179.
  • Price, R C, McCulloch, M T, Smith, I E M and Stewart, R B, 1992. Pb-Nd-Sr isotopic compositions and trace element characteristics of young volcanic rocks from Egmont Volcano and comparisons with basalts and andesites from the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 56: 941 - 953.
  • Fenner, J, Carter, L and Stewart, R B, 1992. Late Quaternary paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic change over northern Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Marine Geology 108: 383 - 404.
  • Golden, D C, White, R E, Tillman, R W and Stewart, R B, 1991. Partially acidulated reactive phosphate rock (PAPR) fertiliser and its reactions in soil: I Initial movement of dissolved ions and solubility of the phosphate rock residue. Fertiliser Research 28: 281 -293.
  • Golden, D C, Stewart, R B, Tillman, R W and White, R E, 1991. Partially acidulated reactive phosphate rock (PAPR) fertiliser and its reactions in soil: II Mineralogy and morphology of reaction products. Fertiliser Research 29: 295 - 304.
  • Donoghue, S L, Stewart, R B and Palmer, A S, 1991. Morphology and chemistry of olivine phenocrysts of Mangamate Tephra, Tongariro Volcanic Centre, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 21: 225 - 236.
  • Benny, L A, Kennedy, N M, Kirkman, J H and Stewart, R B, 1988. Mineralogical and textural discrimination of loess derived from a tephra near Rotorua, New Zealand. Australian Journal of Soil Research 26: 301 - 312.
  • Stewart, R B, Neall, V E and Syers, J K, 1986. Accumulation of quartz in an andept chronosequence, North Island, New Zealand. Geoderma 37: 331 - 340.
  • Neall, V E, Stewart, R B and Smith, I E M, 1986. History and petrology of the Taranaki volcanoes. In Smith, I E M and Latta, J H (editors), Late Cenozoic Volcanism in New Zealand. Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin 23: 251 - 263.
  • Stewart, R B, Neall, V E and Syers, J K, 1985. Origin of quartz in selected soils and sediments, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 29: 147 - 152.
  • Stewart, R B and Neall, V E, 1984. Chronology of paleoclimate change at the end of the last glaciation. Nature 331: 47 - 48.
  • Stewart, R B, Neall, V E and Syers, J K, 1984. Occurrence and source of quartz in six basaltic soils from Northland, New Zealand. Australian Journal of Soil Research 22: 365 - 377.
  • Wallace, R C, Neall, V E and Stewart, R B, 1984. Method for counting volcanic glass shards, and particles with glass adhering. ICOMAND Circular 7.
  • Stewart, R B, 1982. Sand mineralogy of North Island yellow-brown loams. In V E Neall (editor), Soil Groups of New Zealand Part 6, Yellow-brown Loams. New Zealand Society of Soil Science.
  • Neall, V E and Stewart, R B, 1980. Discovery of the Kimbolton, New Zealand stony meteorite. Meteoritical Bulletin No. 58 In Meteoritics 15:237.
  • Stewart, R B, Neall, V E, Pollok, J A and Syers, J K, 1977. Parent material stratigraphy of an Egmont loam profile, Taranaki, New Zealand. Australian Journal of Soil Research 15: 177 - 190.