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Dr. Mary Bourke

Associate Professor (Geography)
MUSEUM BUILDING


     Aeolian   Coastal Morphological Changes, Defense Mechanisms   Deserts   Earth Observation   Earth Science   Fluvial   Geochronology   Geographic information systems   GEOMORPHOLOGY   Landslides   Mars   Natural Hazards   Planetary Geomorphology   Rock Breakdown   Sedimentology
 Carbon dioxide levitation: A new geomorphic process
 Recent change in Martian Polar dunes
 Inventory of landslides in Co. Mayo and Kerry, Ireland
 Wind Regime, Sediment Transport and the Age of Dune Fields in the North Polar Sand Seas on Mars
 Rock breakdown on Earth and Mars: Further investigations using a combined field and experimental approach.

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National representative to International Association of Geomorphologists 2017
National Representative to European Geoscience Union (Geomorphology Group) 2020
National member to the Land4Flood COST action 2018
President (acting) Irish Geomorphology group 2020
Member of the EPA Hydromorphology Working Group 2019
National representative to International Association of Geomorphology 2013-2015
National Representative to European Geosciences Union, Geomorphology Division 2013-2015
President(founding) of the Irish Geomorphology Group 2013-2015
Chair (founder) of the Planetary Geomorphology Working Group of the International Association of Geomorphology 2007-2015
Executive Committee of the Irish Geomorphology Group 2015-2019
Executive Committee of the British Society for Geomorphology 2001-2003
Managing guest editor for special issue on Geomorphology of Ireland, In Journal of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2014-2016
Associate Editor of the Journal Earth Surface Dynamics (ESurf) 2013-2018
Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 2008-2018
Associate Editor Journal of Aeolian Research 2011-2014
Managing guest editor for special issue on Planetary Dunefields, in Journal of Geomorphology 2009-2010
Invited to serve on NASA review panel: Solar System Working Program(USA) 2017
Invited to serve on NASA review panel: Maturation of Instruments for Solar System Exploration (MatISSE)(USA) 2016
Invited to serve on NASA review panel: Mars Data Analysis 2016
Invited to serve on European Science Foundation Europlanet 2020 research infrastructure program panel. 2016
Invitation to participate on NASA research panel to review the next Scout Mission to Mars 2010
Invitation to participate on the NASA review panel: Mars Data Analysis 2007
Invitation to Chair the NASA Mars Data Analysis research proposals (Geology) 2005
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship; NASA Solar system workings; Executive government agency of National Science Center, Poland 2017
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Observations (PICASSO); NASA Solar System Workings; National Geographic; Executive government agency of National Science Center, Poland. 2016
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Cassini Data Analysis program; Aurora (UK. 2015
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Solar System Workings; National Geographic; NASA Cassini Data Analysis program; Aurora (UK). 2014
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Cassini Data Analysis program; Aurora (UK) 2013
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Mars Fundamental Research 2011
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Planetary geology and geophysics; French Research Agency; NASA Mars Fundamental Research. 2010
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Planetary geology and geophysics; NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Participating Scientist) 2009
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Mars Data Analysis 2007
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics. 2006
Invited as Expert external reviewer by the following international programs: NASA Mars Data Analysis 2004
Details Date From Date To
International Association of Geomorphologists 1990
European Geosciences Union 2009
American Geophysical Union 1998
Irish Geomorphology Group 2012
International Association of Hydrogeologists 2019
British Society for Geomorphology 1990
Geographical Society of Ireland
Irish Quaternary Association 2012
Mc Keown L., McElwaine J.N., Bourke M.C., Sylvest M.E., Patel M.R., The formation of araneiforms by carbon dioxide venting and vigorous sublimation dynamics under martian atmospheric pressure, Scientific Reports, 11, (1), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Collier, M.J.; Bourke, M., The case for mainstreaming nature-based solutions into integrated catchment management in Ireland, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 102B, (2), 2020, p107 - 113, Notes: [The intensification of European policies, agreements and regulations for climate action, water resources, energy, agriculture and forestry, and biodiversity is pressurising governments to adopt a wider portfolio of actionable solutions that are more financially and socially sustainable as well as scalable.Traditional engineering solutions,such as grey infrastructure,are the standard approach to the management of waterways, particularly when it comes to water purification and flood prevention or abatement. However, grey infrastructure depreciates over time, necessitating costly and technology de- pendant interventions on a continual basis. Green infrastructure, on the other hand, often appreciates over time and can provide multiple co-benefits in the longer term; this is the nature-based solution approach.This paper outlines the potential of nature-based solutions and integrated catchment man- agement. It describes how current integrated catchment policy and programmes would benefit from this new approach and posits that nature-based solutions are a complimentary technology that would have multiple co-benefits in the Irish landscape.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  URL
Planetary Aeolian Geomorphology in, editor(s)Livingstone, I, Warren, A. , Aeolian geomorphology a new introduction., Wiley, 2019, pp261 - 286, [Bourke, M.C., Balme, M.R., Lewis, S.R., Lorenz, R., Parteli, E.J.R.,], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Verma, A. K. and M. C. Bourke , A method based on structure-from-motion photogrammetry to generate sub-millimetre-resolution digital elevation models for investigating rock breakdown features, Earth Surface Dynamics, 7, (1), 2019, p45 - 66, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cullen, N.D., Bourke, M.C., Clast abrasion of a rock shore platform on the Atlantic coast of Ireland, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43, (12), 2018, p2627-2641 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Danielle Cullen, N., Kumar Verma, A., Carol Bourke, M., A comparison of structure from motion photogrammetry and the traversing micro-erosion meter for measuring erosion on shore platforms, Earth Surface Dynamics, 6, (4), 2018, p1023-1039 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cornwall, C., D. W. T. Jackson, M. C. Bourke & J. A. G. Cooper, Morphometric analysis of slipface processes of an aeolian dune: Implications for grain-flow dynamics, Sedimentology, 65, 2018, p2034 - 2054, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Viles, H.A., Messenzehl, K., Mayaud, J., Coombes, M., Bourke, M.C., , Stress histories control rock breakdown trajectories in arid environments, Geology, 46, (5), 2018, p419 - 422, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cornwall, C., Bourke, M.C., Jackson, D.W.T., Cooper, J.A.G., Aeolian slipface dynamics and grainflow morphologies on Earth and Mars, Icarus, 314, 2018, p311-326 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cornwall, C., Jackson, D.W.T., Bourke, M.C., Beyers, M., Cooper, J.A.G., Seasonal Variations in Airflow Over the Namib Dune, Gale Crater, Mars: Implications for Dune Dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, (18), 2018, p9498-9507 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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J. Byrne, J. Connelly, J. Su, V. Krylov, M. Bourke, D. Moloney & R. Dahyot, Trinity College Dublin Drone Survey Dataset, 2017, School of Computer Science & Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, Dataset, PUBLISHED
Bourke, M.C. and Pilla, F., Nash, C., Cullen, N., Innovative approaches to coastal landslide identification and mapping, Geological Survey of Ireland, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Bourke, M.C., Flood, R., Goffo, F., Cullen, N, Nash, C. Naylor, L., Investigation of Ireland's Shore Platforms: Location, type and coastal protection., Geological Survey of Ireland, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Bourke, M.C., Blows and flows on Martian dunes: An untold story of sediment transport, Fermore Meeting on Comparative Planetology, London, 2014, Geological Society of London, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Bourke, M.C., Dynamic aeolian sediment transport, 45th Annual Binghampton Symposium on Planetary Geomorphology, USA, 2014, University of Tennassee, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Bourke, M.C., Seasonal changes on aeolian dunes: the role of cryo-aeolian processes, Geological Society of America, USA, 2014, GSA, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Bourke, M.C. Pila, F. , Inventory of landslides in County Kerry and County Mayo, Ireland, Geological Survey of Ireland, 2014, p1 - 61, Report, PUBLISHED
Pila, F. Bourke, M.C., Guidat, T., GIS landslide susceptibility model of County Kerry and County Mayo, Ireland, Geological Survey of Ireland, 2014, 1, 74, Report, PUBLISHED
Bourke, M.C., Sand furrows: a new geomorphic feature on Martian Dunes, European Geosciences Union, Vienna, 2013, EGU, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Bourke, M.C., Human exploration field activities, Concepts for Activities in the Field for Exploration Experts meeting, Royal Astronomical Society, London, 2012, European Space Agency, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin 2016
Master in Arts (jure officii) 2016
Elsevier 'Top Cited Author's in Geomorphology (2006-2011) 2011
Visiting Senior Research Associate, School of Geography, University of Oxford 2003-2014
Adjunct Associate Professor, UCD 2012-
International Research Fellowship, University New South Wales, Canberra, Australia 2007
Academic Research Award, University of Oxford 2002
Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Earth and Planetary Studies, Smithsonian 2000-2004
Best graduate paper, Australian New Zealand Geography Conference. 1997
Robert Hill Memorial Prize for 'Outstanding and Innovative Research in the Earth Sciences', Australian National University. 1995
J.M. Bowler award for best graduate paper, Australian Quaternary Association. 1994