Hailing from the Land of the Long White Cloud, it's a wonder that he didn't become a meteorologist! But, after surviving the great War of the Ring against the orcs and the Dark Lord Sauron, he came to Australia. After taking some poor Aussie battler's job, he now finds himself as an integral member in the geology department for his knowledge of tectonics (possibly picked up from his Motherland because there's a tiny fault line there). Having been away from home for what seems like a geologic age, a single mention of New Zealand now brings a tear to his eye and he inexorably breaks out into a very heartfelt rendition of "God Defend New Zealand."
Sedimentary Geology Research Group James Cook University Townsville, Australia