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Dr. Quentin G Crowley

Associate Professor (Geology)

  Climate Change   Earth Science   Earth Sciences for Climate Research   Environmental Chemistry   Environmental Indicators, Monitoring, Risk Assessment   Environmental planning and sustainable development   EPIDEMIOLOGY   Geochemistry   Geochronology   Geology   Marine and Ocean Sciences   Marine pollution   Mineral Resources   PROVENANCE   Radioactivity   Sustainable development
 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

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Expert Committee for the European Code Against Cancer, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organisation 2023
Governing Board, Climate-KIC (The EU's main Climate Innovation initiative) 2023
Committee Member, Geosciences and Geographical Sciences, Royal Irish Academy 2022
Governing Board, Douglas Hyde Gallery 2019
Chief Editor, Journal of the Geological Society 2011
Awards Committee, The Geological Society of London 2011
National Representative, IGCP project 648 - Supercontinent Cycles & Global Geodynamics 2011
Editorial Board, Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 2011
Associate Editor, Geological Society of America Bulletin 2010
Committee Member, European Plate Observing Systems (EPOS) 2009
Subject Editor, Journal of the Geological Society, London 2008
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UArctic 2020 Present
Network of Arctic Researchers in Ireland (NARI) 2019 Present
Irish Cancer Epidemiology Research Group 2018 Present
European Radon Association 2017 Present
EIT Climate-KIC 2017 Present
Geochemical Society 2015 Present
Irish Isotopes Research Group 2013 Present
Geological Society, London 2006 Present
Mineralogical Society of America 2005 Present
European Union of Geosciences 1996 Present
Irish Geological Association 1993 Present
M. Mousavi Aghdam, Q. Crowley, Application of GIS and spatiotemporal analyses in viral infection modelling using multiple datasets " A case study on the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, Medicina de Familia, 50, (4), 2024, p102159-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Banríon, M., Cobelli, M., Crowley, Q.G, Applying machine learning to model radon using topsoil geochemistry, Applied Geochemistry, 158, 2023, p105790-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Mirela Dardac, Javier Elío, Mirsina M Aghdam, Méabh Banríon, Quentin Crowley, Application of airborne geophysical survey data in a logistic regression model to improve the predictive power of geogenic radon maps. A case study in Castleisland, county Kerry, Ireland, Science of the Total Environment, 894, 2023, p164965-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
DaPelo, S., Aghdam, M., Dentoni, V., Loi, A., Randaccio, P., Crowley, Q. , Assessment of natural radioactivity and radon release potential of Silurian black shales, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 2023, p111347-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Pointon, M.A.; Smyth, H.; Omma, J.E.; Morton, A.C.; Schneider, S.; Hülse, P.; Rippington, S.J.; Lopez-Mir, B.; Crowley, Q.G.; Millar, I.; Whitehouse, M.J.; Frei, D.; Scott, R.A.; Flowerdew, M.J., A Multi-proxy Provenance Study of Late Carboniferous to Middle Jurassic Sandstones in the Eastern Sverdrup Basin and Its Bearing on Arctic Palaeogeographic Reconstructions, Geosciences, 13, (1), 2023, p10-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Krueger, E.T.; Büscher, J.V.; Hoey, D.A.; Taylor, D.; O'Reilly, P.J.; Crowley, Q.G., Wanted Dead or Alive: Skeletal Structure Alteration of Cold-Water Coral Desmophyllum pertusum (Lophelia pertusa) from Anthropogenic Stressors, Oceans, 4, (1), 2023, p68 - 79, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Aghdam, M.M.; Dentoni, V.; Da Pelo, S.; Crowley, Q. , Detailed Geogenic Radon Potential Mapping Using Geospatial Analysis of Multiple Geo-Variables: A Case Study from a High-Risk Area in SE Ireland, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (19), 2022, p15910-, Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Banríon, M.H., Elío, J., Crowley, Q.G., Using geogenic radon potential to assess radon priority area designation, a case study around Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 251, 2022, p106956-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Tray E., Brophy D., Maoileidigh N.O., Finlay R., de Eyto E., Poole R., Crowley Q.G., Investigating post-depositional alteration of trace elements in fish scales using tagged and recaptured wild salmon, Fisheries Research, 248, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hughes, M.B., Elio, J., Crowley, Q.G., A users guide to radon priority areas: examples from Ireland. , Journal of the European Radon Association, 3, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Crowley, Q., Climate Innovation for SDG 13: Climate Action, 27/01/21, 2021, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
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


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Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2019
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
Main research interest: Earth System change. Focussed on characterising processes operating in the Earth system, including both ancient and contemporary environments. Geological examples include evolution of the early Earth as evidenced by interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere and geosphere. Examples from the contemporary environment include geogenic and technologically enhanced ionising radiation, and their effect on human health. Examples of Current Projects: Ireland's Knowledge Centre for Carbon, Climate and Community Action (IKC3). €3.7M (ca. €1M of the grant awarded as a collaborator) project funded by the Higher Education Authority, through the Human Capital Initiative Pillar 3 (Innovation and Agility). IKC3 is a collaborative project led by Munster Technological University, in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, and University College Dublin. The project benefits from 22 industry partners and collaboration with EIT Climate-KIC. IKC3 develops methodologies and specific content to innovate within higher and further education systems to support the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon society. Quantification of gamma radiation exposure, and radon-thoron exhalation rates in representative building materials in Ireland. PI on the project. €99.5k project funded through the Irish Research Council Enterprise Postdoctoral Scheme, with co-funding from Geological Survey Ireland. With an emphasis on radiological protection, the project is focused on the safe and sustainable supply of building materials in Ireland. Novel methodologies include the use of drone-based radiometric surveys and the integration of geochemical and geophysical datasets into a planning tool to assist industry partners to meet radiation protection legislative requirements. Assessing the impacts of multiple stressors on cold-water corals and developing novel geochemical proxies for environmental change. PI on the project. €90k project funded through the iCRAG SFI Research Centre. This project will develop novel geochemical proxies for seawater temperature, and assess the impact of contemporary environmental stressors on Cold Water Coral communities.