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Dr. Quentin G Crowley

Assistant Professor (Geology)

  CALEDONIDES   Earth Science   Earth Sciences for Climate Research   Environmental Chemistry   Geochemistry   Geochronology   Geology   GRANITIC MAGMAS   Igenous and metamorphic petrology   IONIZATION MASS-SPECTROMETRY   IRISH VARISCIDES   IRISH WATERS   ISLAND ARCS   Isotope Geochemistry   ISOTOPES   MIGRATION   Mineral Resources   MINERALIZATION   OPHIOLITE   OROGENY   OXYGEN ISOTOPES   OXYGEN-ISOTOPE ANALYSES   OXYGEN-ISOTOPE RECORDS   Petrology   PROVENANCE   Radioactivity   Stratigraphy   Structural Geology   Tectonics   Volcanology   ZIRCONS
 Sr Isotopes and the Irish Biosphere
 Geochronology and Gold Mineralisation in the Tasiat Terrane, Mauritania
 Biomineralisation and Isotope Proxies for Environmental Chance
 Understanding Crustal Evolution of the Early Earth: The Singhbhum Craton, India
 The Gander Zone in Ireland

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Chief Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society 2011-
The Geological Society Awards Committee 2011-
Associate Editor for Geological Society of America Bulletin 2010-
Editorial Board, Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 2011-
Irish National Committee Member for European Plate Observing Systems (EPOS) 2009-
Subject Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society, London 2008-2011
External reviewer of grant applications for the Czech Academy of Sciences and France's National Research Agency - ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche). 2008-2009
Peer reviewer of papers for: The British Geological Survey, Geodinamica Acta, Geological Journal, Geological Magazine, Geology Review, Geological Society of America, Geoscientist, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Journal of the Geological Society, Lithos, Periodico di Mineralogia, Polish Geological Institute (PGI), Precambrian Research, Tectonophysics, Terra Nova and Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences.
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Fellow of the Geological Society, London
Mineralogical Society of America
European Union of Geosciences
Irish Geological Association
Chan, Gavin Heung Ngai Aitchison, Jonathan C. Crowley, Quentin G. Horstwood, Matthew S. A. Searle, Michael P. Parrish, Randall R. Chan, Jacky Sik-Lap, U-Pb zircon ages for Yarlung Tsangpo suture zone ophiolites, southwestern Tibet and their tectonic implications, Gondwana Research, 27, (2), 2015, p719-732 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Mukhopadhyay, J., Crowley, Q.G., Ghosh, S., Ghosh, G., Chakrabarti, K., Misra, B., Heron, K., Bose, S., Oxygenation of the Archean Atmosphere: New Paleosol Constraints from Eastern India, Geology, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Crowley, Q.G., Key, R., Noble, S.R. In Press, High-precision U-Pb dating of complex zircon from the Lewisian Gneiss Complex of Scotland using an incremental CA-ID-TIMS approach, Gondwana Research, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Crowley, Q.G., Keron, K.Y., Riggs, N., Kamber, B., Chew, D., McConnell, B., Benn, K., Chemical Abrasion Applied to LA-ICP-MS U-Pb Zircon Geochronology, Minerals, (4), 2014, p503-518 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Waldron, J., Schofield, D., S. DuFrane, A., Floyd, J., Crowley, Q. Simonetti, A., Dokken, R., Pothier, H., Ganderia-Laurentia collision in the Caledonides of Great Britain and Ireland, Journal of the Geological Society, (171), 2014, p555 - 569, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
R. Kryza, C. Pin, T. Oberc-Dziedzic, Q.G. Crowley, A. Larionov, Deciphering the geochronology of a large granitoid pluton (Karkonosze Granite, SW Poland): an assessment of U-Pb zircon SIMS and Rb-Sr whole-rock dates relative to U-Pb zircon CA-ID-TIMS, International Geology Review, 56, (6), 2014, p756-782 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Architecture of the Oman-UAE Ophiolite: Evidence for a Multi-Phase Magmatic History in, Khalid Al Hosani, Francois Roure, Richard Ellison, Stephen Lokier , Lithosphere Dynamics and Sedimentary Basins: The Arabian Plate and Analogues, 2013, pp23-42 , [Goodenough, K.M., Styles, M.T., Schofield, D., Thomas, R.J., Crowley, Q.G., Lilly, R.M., McKervey, J., Stephenson, D., Carney, J.N.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bozkurt, E., Winchester, J.A., Satır, M., Crowley, Q.G., Ottley, C.J., The Almacık mafic-ultramafic complex: exhumed Sakarya subcrustal mantle adjacent to the İstanbul Zone, NW Turkey, Geological Magazine, 150, (2), 2013, p254-282 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Cooper, M.R., Crowley, Q.G., Hollis, S.P., Noble, S.R., Henny, P.J., A U-Pb age for the Late Caledonian Sperrin Mountains minor intrusions suite in the north of Ireland: timing of slab break-off in the Grampian terrane and the significance of deep-seated, crustal lineaments, Journal of the Geological Society, 170, (4), 2013, p603-614 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Parry, S.F., Noble, S.R., Crowley, Q.G., Wellman, C.H., Reply to Discussion on 'A high-precision U-Pb age constraint on the Rhynie Chert Konservat-Lagerstätte: timescale and other implications', Journal of the Geological Society, 170, (4), 2013, p703-706 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Anderson, P., Stevenson, C., Cooper, M., Ellam, R., Condon, D., Crowley, Q., Meighan, I., Hurley, C., Reavy, J., New insights into the timing and emplacement of the Newry Igneous Complex, N. Ireland, Irish Geological Research Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 18-20 February, 2011, pp45 , Poster, PUBLISHED
McConnell, B., Crowley, Q., Menuge, J., Terrane affinities of Caledonian rocks in southeast Ireland, Irish Geological Research Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 18-20 February, 2011, pp59 , Poster, PUBLISHED
Bozkurt, E., Ruffet, G., Crowley, Q.G., Synorogenic Eocene extension and extrusion wedge formation in the southern Menderes Massif, southwest Turkey: inslights from U-Pb and 39Ar-40Ar geochronology, 7th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, Adana, Turkey, 18-22 October, 2010, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Hollis, S., Roberts, S., Earls, G., Cooper, M.R., Herrington, R., Crowley, Q.G., Chew, D., Ordovician arc-continent collision within Northern Ireland: new constraints from the Tyrone Igneous Complex, Irish Geological Research Meeting, Belfast, 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
Cooper, M.R., Crowley, Q.G., Noble, S.R., Merriman, R.J., A U-Pb zircon age constraint for the Ordovician Tyrone Plutonic Group ophiolite, Tyrone Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland: implications for plate models and Grampian orogenic amalgamation, Irish Geological Research Meeting, TCD, 2009, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
McConnell, B., Crowley, Q.G. Riggs, N. , Laurentian origin for the Ordovician Grangegeeth volcanic arc terrane; a detrital zircon provenance study, Irish Geological Research Meeting, TCD, March 2009, 2009, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
McConnell, B., Crowley, Q.G. Riggs, N., A detrital zircon provenance study of the Grangegeeth volcanic arc terrane, eastern Ireland, Highland Workshop, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2009, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
McConnell, B., Riggs, N., Crowley, Q.G. , Detrital zircon provenance and Ordovician terrane amalgamation, western Ireland, Highland Workshop, 2009, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Mark Cooper, Quentin Crowley, David Chew, Stephen Daly, Michael Flowerdew, Highland Workshop, 2009, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Smyth, H.R., Crowley, Q.G., Hall, R., Kinny, P.K., Hamilton, H., Schmidt, D.N. , A Toba-scale eruption in the Early Miocene: The Semilir eruption, East Java, Indonesia, Southeast Asian Gateway Evolution, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2009, Poster, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
National University Prize for highest grade in Geology at the B.Sc. (Honours) level 1993
Forbairt Petroleum Technology Scholarship 1993
Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM) prize for best student paper, Belfast, N. Ireland 1997
Young scientists travel grant, European Union of Geosciences 1997
Invited participant on Münchberg field workshop, Germany (Frankfurt University) 1998
Invited speaker, Department of Earth Sciences, Keele University, UK 1998
Invited participant, Orogenic Processes conference, Freiberg, Germany 1999
Invited speaker, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, UK 1999
Invited keynote speaker, 31st International Geological Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (symposium 6.8 - Volcanism and Associated Regimes) 2000
Invited speaker at EUROPROBE conference, Ankara, Turkey (European Science Foundation support) 2001
Invited keynote speaker, conference on early Palaeozoic palaeogeography and palaeobiogeography of Europe and N Africa, Lille, France 2001
Invited speaker at "Re-invigorating TIMS" workshop, Boulder Colorado, USA 2004
Invited speaker, Department of Geology, Leicester University, UK 2004
Invited speaker, School of Earth Sciences and Geography, Keele University, UK 2006
Invited speaker, School of Earth Sciences and Geography, Keele University, UK 2007
Invited speaker at British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK 2007
Invited U-Th-Pb geochronology shortcourse presentation at SGA conference, Dublin, Ireland 2007
Invited speaker, University College Dublin 2008
Invited speaker, Trinity College Dublin 2008