Associate Professor Victor Gostin

Victor Gostin
Honorary Visiting Research Fellow
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

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Associate Professor Victor Gostin


Date Position Institution name
1970 Associate Professor University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2011 Geological Society of Australia (SA) Bruce Webb Medal Geological Society of Australia (SA)

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
French Can read, speak and understand spoken
Russian Can read, speak and understand spoken


Date Institution name Country Title
1966 - 1968 Australian National University Australia PhD
1962 - 1963 University of Melbourne Australia MSc


Date Citation
2014 Gostin,VA, 2014, Peeling back the layers under Adelaide, Bibliofile, 13, 4, 3-8
2013 Williams,G, Gostin,V, Prescott,J, 2013, Stratigraphy and optical dating of Pleistocene coastal deposits in the Port Campbell australite strewn field, SW Victoria, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 60, 4, 463-474 10.1080/08120099.2013.795501
2012 Bron,K, Gostin,V, 2012, The Tookoonooka marine impact horizon, Australia: sedimentary and petrologic evidence, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47, 2, 296-318 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01330.x
2012 Thomas,M, Clarke,J, Gostin,V, Williams,G, Walter,M, 2012, The Flinders Ranges and surrounds, South Australia: a window on astrobiology and planetary geology, Episodes, 35, 1, 226-235
2011 Gostin,V, McKirdy,D, Williams,G, 2011, Ice, an asteroid impact & the rise of complex life, Australasian Science, 32, 4, 34-36
2010 Williams,G, Gostin,V, 2010, Geomorphology of the Acraman impact structure, Gawler Ranges, South Australia, Cadernos do Laboratorio Xeoloxico de Laxe, 35, 35, 209-219
2010 Gostin,V, McKirdy,D, Webster,L, Williams,G, 2010, Ediacaran ice-rafting and coeval asteroid impact, South Australia: insights into the terminal Proterozoic environment, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57, 7, 859-869 10.1080/08120099.2010.509408
2008 Williams,G, Gostin,V, McKirdy,D, Preiss,W, 2008, The elatina glaciation, late Cryogenian (Marinoan Epoch), South Australia: Sedimentary facies and palaeoenvironments, Precambrian Research, 163, 3-4, 307-331 10.1016/j.precamres.2007.12.001
2006 McKirdy,D, Webster,L, Arouri,K, Grey,K, Gostin,V, 2006, Contrasting sterane signatures in Neoproterozoic marine rocks of Australia before and after the Acraman asteroid impact, Organic Geochemistry, 37, 2, 189-207 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2005.09.005
2006 Edwards,SA, McKirdy,D, Bone,Y, Gell,P, Gostin,V, 2006, Diatoms and ostracods as mid-Holocene palaeoenvironmental indicators, North Stromatolite Lake, Coorong National Park, South Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53, 4, 651-663 10.1080/08120090600686801
2005 Williams,G, Gostin,V, 2005, Acraman-Bunyeroo impact event (Ediacaran), South Australia, and environmental consequences: twenty-five years on, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52, 4-5, 607-620 10.1080/08120090500181036
2004 Mann,GA, Clarke,JDA, Gostin,VA, 2004, Surveying for Mars analogue research sites in the central Australian deserts, Australian Geographical Studies, 42, 1, 116-124 10.1111/j.1467-8470.2004.00247.x
2004 Hill,A, Grey,K, Gostin,V, Webster,L, 2004, New records of Late Neoproterozoic Acraman ejecta in the Officer Basin, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 51, 1, 47-51 10.1046/j.1400-0952.2003.01044.x
2001 McKirdy,D, Burgess,J, Lemon,N, Yu,X, Cooper,A, Gostin,V, Jenkins,R, Both,R, 2001, A chemostratigraphic overview of the late Cryogenian interglacial sequence in the Adelaide Fold-Thrust Belt, South Australia, Precambrian Research, 106, 1-2, 149-186 10.1016/S0301-9268(00)00130-3
2001 Christie-Blick,N, Williams,G, Gostin,V, 2001, Discussion on mantle plume uplift in the sedimentary record: origin of kilometre-deep canyons within late Neoproterozoic successions, South Australia, Journal of the Geological Society, 158, 3, 573-576 10.1144/jgs.158.3.573
2001 Gostin,V, 2001, Introduction - Ancient Gondwana and an Australian environmental perspective, Geological Society of Australia, Special Publication, 21, xi-xvi
2000 Williams,G, Gostin,V, 2000, Mantle plume uplift in the sedimentary record: origin of kilometre-deep canyons within late neoproterozoic successions, South Australia, Journal of the Geological Society, 157, 4, 759-768 10.1144/jgs.157.4.759
1999 Gostin,V, Zbik,M, 1999, Petrology and microstructure of distal impact ejecta from the Flinders Ranges, Australia, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 34, 4, 587-592 10.1111/j.1945-5100.1999.tb01365.x
1998 Eyles,C, Eyles,N, Gostin,V, 1998, Facies and allostratigraphy of high-latitude glacially-influenced marine stratigraphy of the Early Permian southern Sydney Basin, Australia, Sedimentology, 45, 1, 121-161 10.1046/j.1365-3091.1998.00138.x
1997 Eyles,N, Eyles,CH, Gostin,VA, 1997, Iceberg rafting and scouring in the Early Permian Shoalhaven Group of New South Wales, Australia: Evidence of Heinrich-like events?, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 136, 1-4, 1-17 10.1016/S0031-0182(97)00094-1
1997 Gostin,V, Therriault,A, 1997, Tookoonooka, a large buried early Cretaceous impact structure in the Eromanga Basin of southwestern Queensland, Australia, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 32, 4, 593-599 10.1111/j.1945-5100.1997.tb01303.x
1996 Wallace,M, Gostin,V, Keays,R, 1996, Sedimentology of the Neoproterozoic Acraman impact-ejecta horizon, South Australia, Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics, 16, 4, 443-451
1995 Zbik,M, Gostin,VA, 1995, Flindersites from Flinders Range, a unique discovery of a distal ejecta blanket in Australia, Przeglad Geologiczny, 43, 10, 863-868
1995 Zbik,M, Gostin,V, 1995, Findersyty z Gor Flindersa, unikalne znalesisko odleglych pokryw impaktytowych w Australii, Prezeglad Geologiczny, 43, 10, 863-869
1995 Mazzoleni,A, Bone,Y, Gostin,V, 1995, Cathodoluminescence of aragonitic gastropods and cement in Old Man Lake thrombolites, south-eastern South Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42, 5, 497-500 10.1080/08120099508728219
1994 Fuller,MK, Bone,Y, Gostin,VA, Von Der Borch,CC, 1994, Holocene cool-water carbonate and terrigenous sediments from southern Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 41, 4, 353-363 10.1080/08120099408728144
1993 Cann,JH, Belperio,AP, Gostin,VA, Rice,RL, 1993, Contemporary benthic Foraminifera in Gulf St Vincent, South Australia, and a refined Late Pleistocene sea-level history, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 40, 2, 197-211 10.1080/08120099308728074
1993 Murray-Wallace,CV, Belperio,AP, Gostin,VA, Cann,JH, 1993, Amino acid racemization and radiocarbon dating of interstadial marine strata (oxygen isotope stage 3), Gulf St. Vincent, South Australia, Marine Geology, 110, 1-2, 83-92 10.1016/0025-3227(93)90107-7
1992 JAMES,NP, BONE,Y, VON DER BORCH,CC, GOSTIN,VA, 1992, Modern carbonate and terrigenous clastic sediments on a cool water, high energy, midā€latitude shelf: Lacepede, southern Australia, Sedimentology, 39, 5, 877-903 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1992.tb02158.x
1991 Wallace,MW, Keays,RR, Gostin,VA, 1991, Stromatolitic iron oxides: evidence that sea-level changes can cause sedimentary iridium anomalies, Geology, 19, 6, 551-554 10.1130/0091-7613(1991)019<0551:SIOETS>2.3.CO;2
1990 Young,GM, Gostin,VA, 1990, Sturtian glacial deposition in the vicinity of the yankaninna anticline, North Flinders Basin, South Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 37, 4, 447-458 10.1080/08120099008727944
1990 Wallace,MW, Gostin,VA, Keays,RR, 1990, Acraman impact ejecta and host shales: Evidence for low-temperature mobilization of iridium and other platinoids, Geology, 18, 2, 132-135 10.1130/0091-7613(1990)018<0132:AIEAHS>2.3.CO;2
1989 Young,GM, Gostin,VA, 1989, Depositional environment and regional stratigraphic significance of the Serle Conglomerate: A Late Proterozoic submarine fan complex, South Australia, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 71, 3-4, 237-252 10.1016/0031-0182(89)90052-7
1989 Young,GM, Gostin,VA, 1989, An exceptionally thick upper Proterozoic (Sturtian) glacial succession in the Mount Painter area, South Australia, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 101, 6, 834-845 10.1130/0016-7606(1989)101<0834:AETUPS>2.3.CO;2
1989 Wallace,MW, Gostin,VA, Keays,RR, 1989, Discovery of the Acraman impact ejecta blanket in the officer Basin and its stratigraphic significance, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 36, 4, 585-587 10.1080/08120098908729511
1989 Gostin,VA, Keays,RR, Wallace,MW, 1989, Iridium anomaly from the Acraman impact ejecta horizon: Impacts can produce sedimentary iridium peaks, Nature, 340, 6234, 542-544 10.1038/340542a0
1988 Young,GM, Gostin,VA, 1988, Stratigraphy and sedimentology of sturtian glacigenic deposits in the western part of the north flinders basin, South Australia, Precambrian Research, 39, 3, 151-170 10.1016/0301-9268(88)90040-X
1988 Cann,JH, Belperio,AP, Gostin,VA, Murray-Wallace,CV, 1988, Sea-level history, 45,000 to 30,000 yr B.P., inferred from Benthic foraminifera, Gulf St. Vincent, South Australia, Quaternary Research, 29, 2, 153-175 10.1016/0033-5894(88)90058-0
1988 Gostin,VA, Belperio,AP, Cann,JH, 1988, The Holocene non-tropical coastal and shelf carbonate province of southern Australia, Sedimentary Geology, 60, 1-4, 51-70 10.1016/0037-0738(88)90110-8
1987 Compston,W, Williams,IS, Jenkins,RJ, Gostin,VA, Haines,PW, 1987, Zircon age evidence for the late precambrian acraman Ejecta Blanket, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 34, 4, 435-445 10.1080/08120098708729424
1986 Gostin,V, Haines,P, Jenkins,R, Compston,W, Williams,I, 1986, Impact ejecta horizon within late Precambrian shales, Adelaide Geosyncline, South Australia, Science, 233, 4760, 198-200 10.1126/science.233.4760.198
1984 HAILS,J, GOSTIN,VA, 1984, SPECIAL ISSUE - THE SPENCER GULF REGION - INTRODUCTION, MARINE GEOLOGY, 61, 2-4, R5-R8 10.1016/0025-3227(84)90163-4
1984 Hails,JR, Belperio,AP, Gostin,VA, Sargent,GEG, 1984, The submarine Quaternary stratigraphy of northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Marine Geology, 61, 2-4, 345-372 10.1016/0025-3227(84)90174-9
1984 Belperio,AP, Smith,BW, Polach,HA, Nittrouer,CA, DeMaster,DJ, Prescott,JR, Hails,JR, Gostin,VA, 1984, Chronological studies of the Quaternary marine sediments of northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Marine Geology, 61, 2-4, 265-296 10.1016/0025-3227(84)90171-3
1984 Gostin,VA, Sargent,GEG, Hails,JR, 1984, Quaternary seismic stratigraphy of northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Marine Geology, 61, 2-4, 167-179 10.1016/0025-3227(84)90166-X
1984 Gostin,VA, Hails,JR, Belperio,AP, 1984, The sedimentary framework of northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Marine Geology, 61, 2-4, 111-138 10.1016/0025-3227(84)90164-6
1984 Belperio,AP, Hails,JR, Gostin,VA, Polach,HA, 1984, The stratigraphy of coastal carbonate banks and Holocene sea levels of northern Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Marine Geology, 61, 2-4, 297-313 10.1016/0025-3227(84)90172-5
1984 Hails,JR, Belperio,AP, Gostin,VA, 1984, Quaternary sea levels, northern Spencer Gulf, Australia, Marine Geology, 61, 2-4, 373-389 10.1016/0025-3227(84)90175-0
1983 Belperio,AP, Hails,JR, Gostin,VA, 1983, A review of Holocene sea levels in South Australia., Monograph Series, Geography Department, James Cook University, Occasional Paper, 3, 37-47
1983 Hails,JR, Belperio,AP, Gostin,VA, 1983, Holocene sea levels of upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia., Monograph Series, Geography Department, James Cook University, Occasional Paper, 3, 48-53
1981 Link,PK, Gostin,VA, 1981, Facies and paleogeography of Sturtian Glacial Strata (Late Precambrian), South Australia., American Journal of Science, 281, 4, 353-374 10.2475/ajs.281.4.353
1981 Gostin,VA, Hails,JR, Polach,HA, 1981, Quaternary sea-levels in upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia., Search, 12, 1-2, 43-45
1981 Rust,BR, Gostin,VA, 1981, Fossil transverse ribs in Holocene alluvial fan deposits, Depot Creek, South Australia., Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 51, 2, 441-444 10.1306/212F7C9D-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D
1981 Plummer,PS, Gostin,VA, 1981, Shrinkage cracks: desiccation or synaeresis?, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 51, 4, 1147-1156
1980 Hails,JR, Gostin,VA, Sargent,GE, 1980, The significance of the submarine geology of upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia, to environmental decision making., Search, 11, 4, 115-116
1980 Gostin,VA, Jenkins,RJF, 1980, Possible western outlet for an ancient Murray River in South Australia. I. An alternative viewpoint., Search, 11, 7-8, 225-256
1979 GRAVENOR,CP, GOSTIN,VA, 1979, Mechanisms to explain the loss of heavy minerals from the Upper Palaeozoic tillites of South Africa and Australia and the late Precambrian tillites of Australia, Sedimentology, 26, 5, 707-717 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1979.tb00938.x
1976 Sumartojo,J, Gostin,VA, 1976, Geochemistry of the Late Precambrian Sturt Tillite, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Precambrian Research, 3, 3, 243-252 10.1016/0301-9268(76)90011-5
1974 Kennett,J, Houtz,R, Andrews,P, Edwards,A, Gostin,V, Hajos,M, Hampton,M, Jenkins,D, Margolis,S, Ovenshine,A et al, 1974, Development of the Circum-Antarctic Current, Science, 186, 4159, 144-147 10.1126/science.186.4159.144
1973 Daily,B, Gostin,VA, Nelson,CA, 1973, Tectonic origin for an assumed glacial pavement of late proterozoic age, South Australia, Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 20, 1, 75-78 10.1080/14400957308527896
1973 Gostin,VA, Herbert,C, 1973, Stratigraphy of the upper carboniferous and lower permian sequence, southern Sydney basin, Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 20, 1, 49-70 10.1080/14400957308527894


Date Citation
1990 Lemon,NM, Gostin,VA, 1990, Glacigenic sediments of the late Proterozoic Elatina Formation and equivalents, Adelaide Geosyncline, South Australia, 149-163
1988 Belperio,AP, Gostin,VA, Cann,JH, Murray-Wallace,CV, 1988, Sediment-organism zonation and the evolution of Holocene tidal sequences in southern Australia, 475-497

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2011 Williams,G, Gostin,V, McKirdy,D, Preiss,W, Schmidt,P, 2011, The Elatina glaciation (late Cryogenian), South Australia, Geological Society of London, United Kingdom, pp. 713-721 10.1144/M36.70
2011 Gostin,V, McKirdy,D, Webster,L, Williams,G, 2011, Mid-Ediacaran ice-rafting in the Adelaide Geosyncline and Officer Basin, South Australia, Geological Society of London, United Kingdom, pp. 673-676 10.1144/M36.66
2011 Preiss,WV, Gostin,VA, McKirdy,DM, Ashley,PM, Williams,GE, Schmidt,PW, 2011, The glacial succession of Sturtian age in South Australia: the Yudnamutana Subgroup, Geological Society of London, United Kingdom, pp. 701-712 10.1144/M36.69
2010 Haberlah,D, Glasby,P, Williams,M, Hill,S, Williams,F, Rhodes,E, Gostin,V, O' Flaherty,A, Jacobsen,G, 2010, 'Of droughts and flooding rains': an alluvial loess record from central South Australia spanning the last glacial cycle, Geological Society of London, United Kingdom, pp. 185-223 10.1144/SP346.11

Conference Papers

Date Citation
1997 James,NP, Bone,Y, Hageman,SJ, Feary,DA, Gostin,VA, 1997, Cool-water carbonate sedimentation during the terminal quaternary sea-level cycle: Lincoln shelf, southern Australia, Conference on Cool-Water Carbonates, GEELONG, AUSTRALIA
1991 Young,GM, Gostin,VA, 1991, Late Proterozoic (Sturtian) succession of the North Flinders Basin, South Australia; An example of temperate glaciation in an active rift setting 10.1130/SPE261-p207
Honorary Visiting Research Fellow
8313 4347
North Terrace
Mawson Laboratories
Room Number
G 18a
Org Unit
Earth Sciences