Post Doc in Natural Hazards
Dr Flood is a geoscientist with experience in sedimentary geology & geomorphology with interests in coastal processes, geochemistry, geostatistics & mathematical geoscience. His research background is in marine and coastal environmental change over the Quaternary. he is also interested in landscape evolution and soil erosion studies.
He has applied and developed robust statistical methodologies for chemometrics (calibration of chemical data), geochemistry, and textural (grain-size) analysis through compositional data analysis (CoDa) approaches and multivariate statistical modelling. In his previous position he was employed on the FRAGSUS ERC funded project as a postdoctoral research assistant where he examined the geochemistry and sedimentology of the Holocene stratigraphy of the Maltese islands for the reconstruction of past environmental conditions.
Flood, R.P., Orford, J.D., McKinley, J.M., Roberson, S., 2015. Effective grain size distribution analysis for interpretation of tidal-deltaic facies: West Bengal Sundarbans. Sedimentary Geology 318, pp. 58–74. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.12.007
Flood, R.P., Bloemsma, M.R., Weltje, G.J., O’Rourke, S.M., Barr, I.D., Orford, J.D., Turner, J.N. (in review). Compositional data analysis of Holocene sediments from the West Bengal Sundarbans, India: geochemical proxies for grain-size variability in a delta environment. Applied Geochemistry.
Blake, S., Henry, T., Murray, J., Flood, R., Muller, M.R., Jones, A.G., Rath, V. (in review). Investigating the provenance of thermal groundwater using compositional multivariate statistical analysis: a hydrogeochemical case study from Ireland. Applied Geochemistry.
Select conference contributions and seminars
Flood, R.P. Climatic and monsoonal variability in the lower Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta: evidence from the late Holocene West Bengal Sundarbans. 19th International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress. Nagoya Congress Center (NCC) (invited presentation).
Flood, R.P. Process facies dynamics and the late Holocene stratigraphy of the West Bengal Sundarbans, Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta. 19th International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress. Nagoya Congress Center (NCC).
Flood, R.P. Environmental facies of the Lower Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta: a case study of the West Bengal Sundarbans. School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Environmental Cluster Research Seminar Series, Queen’s University Belfast (invited presentation).
Flood, R.P., Bloemsma, M.R., Orford, J.D., Weltje, G.J., Turner, J.N., Dobby, M. Developing constrained geochemical data to establish environmental change in the deposition of Late Holocene sediments in the West Bengal Sundarbans, India. 57th Irish Geological Research Meeting. School of Geological Sciences, University College Dublin.
Flood, R.P., Orford, J.D. Holocene sedimentary processes and quantitative textural analysis of the West Bengal Sundarbans. 15th International Association of Mathematical Geosciences Conference. Faculty of Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid.
Flood, R.P., Orford, J.D., Turner, J.N. Holocene sedimentary processes in the West Bengal Sundarbans: facies dynamics in a peri-marine environment. 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology. Cité des Sciences de La Villette.
Flood, R.P., Orford, J.D. Post mid-Holocene geomorphological processes and sedimentary facies evolution of the Sundarbans, West Bengal, India. 55th Conference of Irish Geographers. School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Flood, R.P., Orford, J.D. Sedimentary process dynamics in the West Bengal Sundarbans: Holocene facies in a peri-marine environment. 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the British Sedimentological Research Group. School of Geological Sciences, University College Dublin.
Flood, R.P., Orford, J.D. Holocene sedimentary processes and quantitative textural analysis of the West Bengal Sundarbans. 55th Irish Geological Research Meeting. School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork.
2015: Volunteer assistant at the 58th Irish Geological Research Meeting held at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2013: Geoscientist postgraduate ‘buddy’ participant in the “Science and Schools at Stormont” event led by the Geological Survey Northern Ireland in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast.
2012: Contributed to a monthly blog from January 2012 to May 2013 for Van Walt Environmental Ltd on communicating my PhD research to the general public.
2012: Convenor of the Irish Quaternary Association Spring Meeting and AGM.
2011: Co-convenor of the Stable Isotope Analysis and Modelling in Freshwater Ecosystems Symposium.
Meetings and Conferences Organised
2012: Flood, R.P., Stefanini, B.S., McGlynn, G. (2012) Irish Quaternary Association, Spring Meeting and AGM. School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast.
2011: Keaveney, E.M., Reimer, P.J., Flood, R.P. (2011) Stable Isotope Analysis and Modelling in Freshwater Ecosystems. School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast.
Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS)
Member of the International Association of Mathematical Geoscientists (IAMG)
Member of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)
Member of the Quaternary Research Association (QRA)
Member of the Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA)