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Dr. Quentin G Crowley

Associate Professor (Geology)
MUSEUM BUILDING


  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
 Radon Monitoring and Hazard Prediction in Ireland
 Developing a Cross-Border Radon Research Network in Ireland
 Sr Isotopes and the Irish Biosphere
 Refinement of high spatial resolution U-Pb geochronologic methodologies
 Assessment of the Skeleton of the Cold-Water Coral Lophelia pertusa as a Tool for Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction

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Details Date
The Geological Society of London Awards Committee 2011-Present
Editorial Board, Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 2011-2017
Chief Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society 2011-2016
Associate Editor for the Geological Society of America Bulletin 2010-Present
Irish National Committee Member for European Plate Observing Systems (EPOS) 2009-2010
Subject Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society, London 2008-2011
Details Date From Date To
Geochemical Society 2015 Present
Geological Society, London 2006 Present
Mineralogical Society of America 2005 Present
European Union of Geosciences 1996 Present
Irish Geological Association 1993 Present
Elío J., Crowley Q., Scanlon R., Hodgson J., Long S., Rapid radon potential classification using soil-gas radon measurements in the Cooley Peninsula, County Louth, Ireland , Environmental Earth Science, 78:359, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Gawęda, A., Szopa, K., Włodyka, R., Burda, J., Crowley, Q., Sikorska, M., Continuous magma mixing and cumulate separation in the High Tatra Mountains open system granitoid intrusion, Western Carpathians (Poland/Slovakia): a textural and geochemical study, Acta Geologica Polonica, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Corbett, E.P., Simonetti, A., Shaw, P., Crowley, Q.G., Eliminating U-Pb 'downhole' elemental fractionation and achieving nanometer (nm) depth resolution by low volume single-shot LA-ICP-MS., Goldschmidt, Barcelona, Spain, August 18-23 2019, 2019, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Corbett, E., A. Simonetti, P. Shaw, Q.G. Crowley, L. Corcoran, Eliminating U-Pb 'Downhole' Elemental Fractionation and Achieving Nanometer (nm) depth resolution in zircon by low volume single-shot LA-ICP-MS., North American Workshop on Laser Ablation, Austin, Texas, USA, May 28, 29-31, 2019, 2019, pp38 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Crowley, Q., Elío, J., Hughes, M., Dardac, M., Vucinic, L., O'Toole, R., McGuire, P., Wolfe, S., Radon Potential as a diagnostic tool for indoor radon hazard mapping, Irish Geological Research Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 1-3 March 2019, 2019, pp51-52 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Crowley, Q., Elio, J., Scanlon, R., Hodgson, J., Long, S., Zaga, L., Advances in radon mapping and radiological protection in Ireland, Irish Geological Research Meeting, UCC, 23-25/02/2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Crowley, Q., Elío, J., Scanlon, R., Hodgson, J., Long, S., Zgaga, L., Mapping and modelling radon for radiation protection and improved health, 71st Geological Congress of Turkey, METU, Ankara, 2018, pp927 - 927, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Riggs, N., Crowley, Q., McConnell, B., U-Pb zircon dating of the South Connemara Group, Ireland, and implications for late stages of the Iapetus Ocean basin, GSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 50, (6), 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Elío J., Crowley Q., Scanlon R., Hodgson J., Zgaga L., Estimation of residential radon exposure and definition of Radon Priority Areas based on expected lung cancer incidence, Environment International, 114, 2018, p69 - 76, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ryan, S., Snoeck, C., Crowley, Q.G., Babechuk, M., 87Sr/86Sr and trace element mapping of geosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere interactions: A case study in Ireland, Applied Geochemistry, 2018, p209-224 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
  

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Burke, S.M., Wheeler, A.J., Crowley, Q.G., Reavy, R.J., Formation of Littoral and Offshore Irish Placer Resources (FLIPeR), Irish Geological Research Meeting, TCD, March 5-6 2017, 2017, pp57 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Elizabeth Tray, Quentin G. Crowley, Niall McEvoy, Vincent Mouchi, Xavier Monteys, Geochemical and Temporal Characterization of Holocene Cold-water Corals, Irish Geological Research Meeting, TCD, 4-5 March 2017, 2017, pp69 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Wheeler, A.J., Kevin Power, K., Crowley, Q., Georgopoulou, A., Bean, B., Croot, P., McCarthy, T., Calahane, C., Nicholas, S., Toth, Z., Walsh, D., Generating long-term records of seabed environmental conditions in support of drill-operation EIAs and other iCRAG Marine Spoke projects, Atlantic Ireland 2016, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Tray, E., Crowley, Q., Mouchi, V., Monteys, X., Geochemical and temporal characterisation of Holocene cold-water corals from offshore Ireland, Challenger Society 2016 Conference - Oceans and Climate, Liverpool, 5-8 September 2016, 2016, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Mouchi, V., Crowley, Q.G., Monteys, X., McDermott, F.D., McCarron, S., L'apport du corail d'eaux froides Lophelia pertusa aux reconstitutions climatiques et paléocéanographiques de l'Holocène du NE Atlantique. , 25ème Réunion des Sciences de la Terre, 24-28th of October 2016, Caen, France., 2016, pp231 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Mouchi, V., Crowley, Q.G., Monteys, X., McDermott, F., McCarron, S., NE Atlantic climatic and oceanographic variations in the Holocene using the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa, 35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2016, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Anderson, P., Stevenson, C., Cooper, M., Ellam, R., Meighan, I., Hurley, C., Reavey, J., Inman, J., Condon, D., Crowley, Q., Magnetic Fabrics and petrology of the Newry Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland reveals a new emplacement model, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, 15, ((EGU2013-11600)), 2013, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Goodenough, K.M., Krabbendam, M., Crowley, Q., Overview of the Proterozoic evolution of the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, Scotland - constraints from a corner of Laurentia , Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, 15, (EGU2013-11600), 2013, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Anderson, P., Stevenson, C., Cooper, M., Ellam, R., Meighan, I., Hurley, C., Reavey, J., Inman, J., Condon, D., Crowley, Q., A new model of granitic emplacement: the Newry Igneous Comples, Northern Ireland, Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group, University of Bristol, 7-9 January, 2013, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
WALDRON, John W.F., SCHOFIELD, David I., DUFRANE, S. Andrew, FLOYD, James D., CROWLEY, Quentin C., SIMONETTI, Antonio, DOKKEN, Robert, and POTHIER, Hayley, Rifting, Drifting, and Accretion of Microcontinental Terranes: A Recipe for Accretionary Orogens, GSA Abstracts with Programs , The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colarado, USA, 27-30 Oct 2013, 45, (7), 2013, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of London 2006
EU Training and Mobility of Researchers Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award 1998
Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM) prize for best student paper, Belfast, N. Ireland 1997
National University of Ireland PhD Fellowship 1994
National University Prize for highest grade in Geology at the B.Sc. (Honours) level 1993
Forbairt Petroleum Technology Scholarship 1993
I am interested in geochemically and temporally characterising significant processes and events in Earth history. My current research encompasses both the contemporary environment and the geological past. The following are examples of my current research areas: (1) Radon and geochemistry of the contemporary environment: Radon exposure is the second highest cause of lung cancer globally, yet there are no internationally accepted protocols for its detection and prediction. Ireland has some of the highest known indoor radon levels in Europe and the eighth highest average indoor concentration in the world. My research has developed novel methodological advancements to better understand factors controlling sources and distribution of radon in both natural and built environments. My research group has conducted the first systematic soil radon mapping research for representative areas in Ireland and has constructed a high-resolution indoor radon risk map using both indoor radon and geogenic information. In terms of geochemistry of the contemporary environment, elemental / isotopic analyses of rock, soil, plants and biominerals (e.g. teeth and bones) have the potential to inform us about natural processes such as rock weathering and soil formation, interaction between terrestrial and marine reservoirs, animal and human migration and environmental effects of anthropogenic activities. This aspect of my research is making a contribution to development of a SOIL research strand as part of TCD's NATURE+ Research Centre and is focused on metal deficiencies and toxicity in agricultural soils. (2) Cold-water corals as environmental archives of the deep oceans: Biominerals have the potential to act as high-resolution proxies for environmental change. Cold-water corals (e.g. Lophelia pertusa) form a significant biomass is the North Atlantic offshore Ireland and represent an under-explored potential as a high-resolution proxy for environmental and climate change spanning the present day to Miocene. My research on Lophelia pertusa has lead to a better understanding of biomineralisation processes at the micro-scale determine physical properties (e.g. structural strength) in Cold Water Corals and how geochemical information (e.g. Li/Mg) in coral skeletons may be used to gain a better understanding of climate change. (3) Evolution of the early Earth: I am currently working on geochemistry and geochronology of Archean rocks from Mauritania (West African Craton), NE Scotland (Atlantic Craton) and India (Singhbhum Craton) as well as Neoproterozoic rocks from Russia. This research has the overarching goal of gaining a better understanding of processes operating in the early Earth and include evolution of distinct tectonic processes, oxygenation of the early Earth's atmosphere and links between deep time glaciations and atmospheric evolution. (4) The nature and timing of mineralisation in relation to magmatic and tectonic processes: I am interested in providing absolute age constraints on economically significant mineralisation events. Current projects include Archean Au mineralisation in Mauritania, Palaeoproterozoic Cu-Mo porphyry deposits in Namibia and Ordovician Au-Cu-Zn-Pb mineralisation in SE Ireland.