Vasiliki Mouslopoulou

Department of Mineral Resources Engineering
Technical University of Crete
Chania, GR 73100
GREECE

Office: Room M3.208
Tel: (30) 28210 37679
Fax: (30) 28210 37853
Email: vasiliki@mred.tuc.gr, v.mouslopoulou@gns.cri.nz

Academic Achievements
Professional Activities
Research
Publications
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1. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Education

Ph. D. in Geology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: 2003-2006 [PDF file] [On line Access]
M. Sc. in Solid Earth Physics, University of Bergen, Norway: 1998-2000
Diploma in Geology, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece: 1992-1997

Awards/distinctions

2011: Latsis Foundation Research Award (one of 18 awardees among 921 candidates).
2009: 2-year International Incoming Marie Curie Fellowship (MC Individual Actions).
2008: UCD Research Seed funding, Ireland.
2006: Merit Award for oral presentation, Geological Society of New Zealand.
2006: 2-year IRCSET Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Ireland.
2006: PhD completion Scholarship, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
2005: Earthquake Commission, New Zealand: Research Funding.
2005: Environment Bay of Plenty, New Zealand: Research Funding.
2004: 2-year PhD Fellowship co-funded by GNS Science & FRST, New Zealand.
2003: Earthquake Commission, New Zealand: Research Funding.
1998: 9-month MSc Scholarship from the Ministry of Education of Norway, Norway.
1997: 6-month Erasmus Scholarship for undergraduate studies in Norway.

Training courses/Workshops

2. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

3. RESEARCH INTERESTS

In order to explore the faults and their properties I am using a variety of tools and methods, including field investigations (e.g., fault trenching, logging of coastal cliffs, GPS-RTK surveying of displaced features, etc), LiDAR analysis, interpretation of seismic-reflection/gravity data and geostatistics. My research is focused on two main directions:

Structure and kinematics of strike-slip and normal fault intersections
Growth of faults over geological and earthquake timescales

1. Strike-slip and normal fault intersections

Understanding the manner in which strike-slip and normal fault intersections operate over different length scales has been the focus of my PhD research.

Specifically, the following topics have been explored:

2. Growth of faults over geological and earthquake timescales

Exploring how slip accrues on faults during individual earthquakes to account for kilometre-scale cumulative displacements has been the focus of my post-doctoral research.

Specifically, the following topics have been/are being explored:

4. PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed International Journals or Book Chapters

Mouslopoulou, V., Hristopulos, D.T., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Bannister, S., The importance of microearthquakes in crustal extension. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, in review.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, A., Begg, J.G., Townsend, D., Hristopulos, D., in review. Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth in an active rift. Journal of Structural Geology, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2011.11.010. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191814111001982

Mouslopoulou, V., Moraetis, D., Fassoulas, C., 2011. Identifying past earthquakes on carbonate faults: advances and limitation of the Rare Earth Element method based on analysis of the Spili Fault, Crete, Greece. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 309, 45-55, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.06.015. [PDF file]

Mouslopoulou, V. and Hristopulos, D., 2011. Patterns of tectonic fault interactions captured through variogram analyses of microearthquakes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B07305, doi:10.1029/2010JB007804. [PDF file]

Townsend, D., Nicol, A., Mouslopoulou, V., Begg, J.G., Beetham, R.D., Clark, D., Giba, M., Heron, D., Lukovic, B., McPherson, A., Seebeck, H., Walsh, J.J., 2010. Paleoearthquake histories across a normal fault system in the southwestern Taranaki Peninsula, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 53, 4, 375-394. [PDF file]

Begg, J.G., Mouslopoulou, V., 2010. Analysis of late Holocene faulting within an active rift using lidar, Taupo Rift, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 190, 152–167, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2009.06.001. [PDF file]

Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Mouslopoulou, V., Villamor, P., 2009. Earthquake histories and Holocene acceleration of fault displacement rates. Geology, 37, 911–914, doi:10.1130/G25765A.1. [PDF file]

Mouslopoulou, V., Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., 2009a. Fault displacement rates on a range of timescales. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278, 186-197. [PDF file]

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., Begg, J., 2009b. Paleoearthquake surface rupture in a transition zone from strike-slip to oblique-normal slip and its implication to seismic hazard, North Island Fault System, New Zealand. In: Reicherter, K., Michetti, A.M. & Silva Barroso, P.G. (eds) Palaeoseismology: Historical and Prehistorical Records of Earthquake Ground Effects for Seismic Hazard Assessment. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 316, 269-292. [PDF file]

Begg, J.G., Van Dissen, R.J., Nicol, A., Mouslopoulou, V., 2008. Characteristics of the Pacific-Australian Tectonic Plate Interface in New Zealand. In: Graham, I. (eds), New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century. Geological Society of New Zealand, Miscell. Pub., 124, 388 pp, ISBN 978-1-877480-00-3. [PDF file]

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Beetham, D., Stagpoole, V., 2008. Quaternary temporal stability of a regional strike-slip and rift fault intersection. Journal of Structural Geology, 30, 4, 451-463. [PDF file]

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., Walsh, J.J, 2007a. Terminations of large strike-slip faults: an alternative model from New Zealand. In: Cunningham, W. D. & Mann, P. (eds), Tectonics of Strike-Slip Restraining and Releasing Bends. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 290, 387–415. [PDF file]

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., Walsh, J.J., 2007b. Displacement transfer between intersecting strike-slip and extensional fault systems. Journal of Structural Geology, 29, 100-116. [PDF file]

 

International Conferences (abstracts and oral presentations)

Nicol, A., Begg, JG., Mouslopoulou, V., Stirling, M., Townsend, D., Van Dissen, R, Walsh, J, 2011. Active faults in New Zealand: what are we missing? Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 127A, p.79, ISBN 978-1-877480-13-3.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Begg, J.G., Townsend, D.B. & Hristopulos, D.T. 2011. Sampling biases in palaeoseismological data. In: Earthquake Geology and Archaeology: Science, Society and Critical facilities. (Edited by Grützner, C., Perez-Lopez, R., Fernandez-Steeger, T., Papanikolaou, I., Reicherter, K., Silva, P.G. and Vött, A.), Proceedings of the 2nd INQUA-IGCP 567 International Workshop, Corinth, 290, 148-151, ISBN 978-960-466-093-3.

Hristopulos, D., Mouslopoulou, V., 2011. On the use of the Weibull distribution as a model for the distribution of earthquake interevent times. International conference on statistical physics, Larnaka 11-15, July 2011.

Mouslopoulou, V., 2011. Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth. IODP Marmara-Trans Workshop, Istanbul Technical University, 12-16 June, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, J., Townsend, D., Begg, J., Heron, D., Beetham, D., Hristopulos, D., 2010. Relations between paleoearthquakes and million-year fault growth in an active rift, In Submarine Paleoseismology: the offshore search for large Holocene earthquakes, European Science Foundation, Obergurgl, 11-16 September, Austria.

Mouslopoulou, V., Hristopulos, D., 2010. Patterns of fault interactions triggered by micro earthquake activity. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 2-7 May 2010: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-3035, 2010.

Mouslopoulou, V., Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., 2009. Fault displacement rates on a range of timescales. European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 19-24 April 2009: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-5761-1, 2009.

Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Mouslopoulou, V., Villamor, P., 2008. An explanation for the widespread acceleration of fault displacement rates since 10 ka. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 124A, p. 110.

Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., Mouslopoulou, V.,2008. The role of interaction on the growth of faults on geological and earthquake time scales. Keynote oral presentation at: New Challenges In Earthquake Dynamics: Observing And Modelling A MultiScale System, European Sciences Foundation, Innsbruck, October 2008.

Nicol, A., Walsh, J.J., Childs, C., Mouslopoulou, V., & Schöpfer, M.P.J., 2008. Interactions and growth of faults on earthquake and geological timescales. Fault Zones Structure, Mechanics and Fluid Flow, Geological Society of London, September 2008.

Mouslopoulou, V., Walsh, J.J., Nicol, A., 2008. Fault displacement rates over different timescales. Keynote oral presentation at: 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC), Oslo, Norway, August 6-14, 2008: abstracts (no.STT01106L).

Begg, J.G., Mouslopoulou, V., 2007. Rangitaiki plains: the veil is lifted. New LiDAR data from Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 123A, ISBN 0-908678-08-8.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., Begg, J., 2007. Paleoearthquake surface rupture in a transition zone from strike-slip to oblique-normal faulting. International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics (IUGG) XXIV General Assembly 2007, 1-12 July, Perugia, Italy, ISBN 978-88-95852-25-4.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T.A., 2006. Quaternary kinematics and temporal stability of a strike-slip and normal fault intersection, North Island, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 122A, ISBN 0-908678-05-3.

Villamor, P., Berryman, K., Langridge, R., Van Dissen, R., Persaud, M., Canara, C., Nicol, A., Alloway, B., Litchfield, N., Cochran, U., Stirling, M., Mouslopoulou, V., Wilson, K., 2006. A classification of geometric styles from paleoseismic trenches across normal faults in the North Island, New Zealand: an interplay between tectonic and erosional/depositional processes. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco December 2006, paper S31A-0184.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T., Beetham, D., Berryman, K., Langridge R., Villamor, P., Beanland, S., 2005. Late Quaternary paleoearthquakes on the northern North Island Fault System, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 119A., ISBN 0-908678-01-0.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T., Berryman, K., Walsh, J., 2005. Displacement transfer between strike-slip and extensional fault systems: an example from New Zealand. Bulnay & Bogd International Field Conference, Mongolia.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T., 2004. Relations between fault kinematics and paleoearthquakes in a transition zone from strike-slip to normal faulting, North Island, New Zealand. Abstract no. 271-17 In: Italia 2004: 32nd International Geological Congress (IGC): abstracts, Florence, Italy, August 20-28, 2004.

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Little, T., Berryman, K., Walsh, J., 2004. Fault interactions and slip transfer between the North Island Dextral Fault Belt and the Taupo Rift, New Zealand. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 117A, ISBN 0-908678-98-3.

Mouslopoulou, V., Little, T., Nicol, A., 2003 Along strike changes in slip pattern of strike-slip faults: preliminary observations from the northern North Island Dextral fault belt. Geological Society of New Zealand Miscell. Pub. 116A, ISBN 0-908678-96-7.

Mouslopoulou, V., 2003. Along-strike changes in slip pattern of strike-slip faults: a comparative study of the North Island Fault System (New Zealand) & the western North Anatolian Fault (eastern Mediterranean). p.141 In: International Workshop on the North Anatolian, East Anatolian & Dead Sea Fault Systems: Recent Progress in Tectonics and Paleoseismology and Field Training Course in Paleoseismology: programme & abstracts, 31 August- 12 September 2003, METU-Ankara, Turkey.

Mouslopoulou, V., Berryman, K., Stirling, M., 2001: Active Faulting in New Zealand: the twenty most active faults in New Zealand. International Lithospheric Project: programme & abstracts, 10-15 December, Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Mouslopoulou, V., Andreou C., Atakan, K., Fountoulis, I., 1999. “Paleoseismological investigation along the Kera fault zone, Western Crete: Implication for Seismic Hazard Assessment” International Conference on Earthquake Hazard and Risk in the Mediterranean Region:programme & abstracts, 18-22 October, Nicosia, Cyprus.

 

International Conferences (Short papers with reviewers)

Mouslopoulou, V., Nicol, A., Walsh, J., Begg, J.G., Townsend, D., Hristopulos, D., 2011. Sampling biases in the paleoseismological data in 2nd INQUA-IGCP 567 International Workshop on Active Tectonics, Earthquake Geology, Archaeology and Engineering, 19th-24th September 2011, Corinth, Greece. [PDF file]

Hristopulos, D.T. Mouslopoulou,V., Bannister, S., 2009. Fault interactions and patterns of short-term fault growth due to micro-earthquakes. StatGIS 2009: Geoinformatics for Environment Surveillance, June 17-19, 2009, Milos, Greece. [PDF file]

Beetham, R.D., Dellow, G.D., Cousins, W.J., Gerstenberger, M.C., Stephenson, W.R., Mouslopoulou, V., Hoverd, J.L., Davenport, P.N., Barker, P., 2006. Whakatane microzoning study. p. 11-22 In: Earthquakes and urban development : New Zealand Geotechnical Society 2006 Symposium, Nelson, February 2006. Proceedings of technical groups / Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand 31(1).

Mouslopoulou, V., Andreou C., Atakan, K., Fountoulis, I., 2001. Paleoseismological investigation along the Kera fault zone, Crete: Implication for Seismic Hazard Assessment. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, t. XXXIV/4, 1531-1537.

Andreou C., Mouslopoulou, V., Atakan, K., Fountoulis, I., 2001. Implications of paleoseismology in seismic hazard analysis, NW Crete and Kythira Strait (Greece). Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, t. XXXIV/4, 1465-1472.

 

Invited Talks

2011: National Taiwan University (NTU), Department of Geosciences, Taipei, Taiwan: ‘Paleoearthquakes and million-year fault growth in an active rift and the importance of paleoseismic sampling’.

2011: IODP Marmara-Trans Workshop, 12-16 June 2011, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey: ‘Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth’.

2011: CEREGE (Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement), CNRS (National Centre of Scientific Research), Universite´ Paul Ce´zanne Aix en Provence, France: ‘Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth in an active rift’.

2010: Technical University of Crete, Greece: “Fault growth over different timescales: the Taranaki Rift study case”.

2009: Technical University of Crete, Greece: “Bridging the timescales in fault-slip accumulation: from the earthquake record to the geological record”.

2008: Keynote speaker at 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC), Oslo, Norway (August 6-14) for the talk “Fault displacement rates over different timescales” (Mouslopoulou, Walsh, Nicol).

2008: Technical University of Crete, Greece: “Faults, Earthquakes and Mineralisation”.

2005: Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi (the Maori University ), New Zealand: “Active faulting in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand”.

2002: University of Athens, Greece: “An introduction to Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismology in New Zealand”.

1997: University of Athens, Greece: “The Caledonian Orogeny in western Norway”.

 

Scientific reports / various articles / postgraduate thesis

Mouslopoulou, V. 2006. Quaternary geometry, kinematics and paleoearthquake history at the intersection of the strike-slip North Island Fault System and Taupo Rift, New Zealand. PhD Thesis. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 1-437.

Beetham, R., Dellow, G., Cousins, J., Mouslopoulou, V., Hoverd, J., Gerstengerger, M., Stephenson, B., Davenport, P & Barker, P., 2004. Whakatane microzoning study. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd, confidential client report for Environment Bay of Plenty.

Perea H., Figueiredo P.M., Carner J., Gambini S., Boydell K. & participants of the Europaleos Field Training Course (including V. Mouslopoulou among 31 other co-authors), 2003. Paleoseismological data from a new trench across the El Camp fault (Catalan Coastal Ranges, NE Iberian Peninsula), Annals of Geophysics 46(5), 763-77.

Berryman, K., Van Dissen, R. and Mouslopoulou, V., 2002. Recent Rupture of the Tararua Section of the Wellington Fault and Relationships to other Fault Sections and Rupture Segments. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd. EQC Research Report 97/248.

Mouslopoulou, V., 1999. Active tectonics in Western Crete and Paleoseismological investigations along Kera fault zone”. MSc Thesis, University of Bergen, Norway, pp.1-130.