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Herve Wabo

Research Associate at CIMERA
Name: Hervé Wabo
Location: C1 Lab 332A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Tel: 011 559 4090


About Dr Hervé Wabo

Dr. Hervé Wabo is a Research Associate and Manager of the UJ Paleomagnetism Laboratory, a unique geophysical facility of its kind on the African continent. Dr Wabo’s research focuses on the understanding of the earth’s history, dynamics, and resources through the application of paleomagnetic techniques and other analytical methods such as precise geochronology, geochemistry and applied mineralogy. Dr Wabo is an economic geologist with a strong international background in field work, analytical instruments, research and teaching. He has participated in various economic/research projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, involving geophysical and hydrogeological surveys, geological field sampling and mapping. His combined field and laboratory experience has enhanced his understanding of how theoretical concepts in geosciences can be applied to practical problem solving and mineral deposit targeting.


Selected scientific publications:

  • de Kock, M.O., Malatji, I., Wabo, H., Mukhopadhyay, J., Banerjee, A., Maré, L.P. (2024). Extreme high-latitude platform carbonate deposition: Climate paradox at the terminal Mesoproterozoic. Nature Communications, 15(1). doi: 10.1038/s41467-024-46390-w.
  • Wabo, H., Beukes, N.J., Patranabis-Deb, S., Saha, D., Belyanin, G., Kramers, J. (2022). Paleomagnetic and 40Ar/ 39Ar age constraints on the timing of deposition of deep-water carbonates of the Kurnool Group (Cuddapah basin) and correlation across Proterozoic Purana successions of Southern India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 223, 104984.
  • Djeutchou, C., de Kock, M.O., Wabo, H., Gaitán, C.E., Söderlund, U. and Gumsley, A.P. (2021). Late Paleoproterozoic mafic magmatism and the Kalahari craton during Columbia assembly, Geology, 1375–1380.
  • Wabo, H., De Kock, M.O., Beukes, N.J., Hegde, V.S. (2022). Paleomagnetism of the uppermost carbonate units of the Purana basins in Southern India: New demagnetization results from the Kaladgi and Bhima basins, Karnataka. Geological Magazine, 159: 269–278,
  • Wabo, H., De Kock, M.O., Belyanin, G., (2020). A 2058 Ma paleopole for the Kaapvaal Craton: Implications for late Rhyacian plate motion and duration of the Bushveld Complex, Precambrian Research. 342, 105654.
  • Humbert, F., Agangi, A., Massuyeau, M., Elburg, M.A., Belyanin, G., Smith, A.J.B., Iaccheri, L.M., Coetzee, L.L., Wabo, H., (2020). Rifting of the Kaapvaal Craton during the early Paleoproterozoic: Evidence from magmatism in the western Transvaal subbasin (South Africa). Precambrian Research, 342, 105687.


Collaborating institutions:

  1. Harvard & Yale Universities & Caltech, USA
  2. University of Geneva, Switzerland
  3. Lund University, Sweden
  4. Council for Geoscience, South Africa
  5. Indian Statistical Institute of Kolkata, India
  6. Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE