Welcome & Congratulations

Welcome to two new members who have joined the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Group. Rob Halpin joined in September 2018 to undertake his PhD research investigating the potential for Natural Water Retention Measures in Ireland's upland blanket bog. Fiona Brady joined in March 2019 to undertake her PhD research investigating the potential for Natural... Continue Reading →

Latest Paper: Sub-millimetre resolution DEM for rock breakdown

In the first (senior-authored) paper from his Ph.D, Ankit Verma @Irockbreakdown adapts the popular Structure From Motion technique to obtain very high resolution, high accuracy topographic models. In this paper Ankit describes in detail how it can be done to facilitate its wide application. Digital Elevation Model of Moenkopi Sandstone Boulder, Arizona Verma, A. K.... Continue Reading →

Two PhD Scholarships in NWRM available

We are delighted to begin recruitment to the newly-funded EPA project SloWater. We offer two Ph.D scholarships (one at TCD and one at UCC). Ph.D 1: Flood reduction with natural water retention measures in agricultural catchments (TCD). Ph.D 2: Improving water quality and biodiversity with natural water retention measures in agricultural catchments (UCC). Application guidelines... Continue Reading →

Congratulations! Trinity Women in Science

Undergraduates in the Dublin University General Science Society @DUSciSoc have nominated Associate Professor Bourke as their favorite 'Trinity Woman in Science' for the second year in a row. Students noted that:"She is an impressive researcher, great lecturer and gifted communicator" Congratulations Professor Bourke!

Farewell to Dr Donnelly-Swift

The end of the Geological Survey of Ireland- funded Project on Rock Coast Platforms also means we must say farewell to Ross. Ross joined us to work on developing a quantitative classification of Ireland's Coastal Rock Platforms. Bio: Ross completed a BSc at Maynooth University where he studied Biology with additional subjects Physics, Chemistry and... Continue Reading →

Latest Paper: Abrasion on Coastal Rock Platforms

In her first published paper, TCD Ph.D student Niamh Cullen (@niamhcullen6) examines the efficacy of scratching and chipping rock platforms by wave-entrained clasts on a high energy Atlantic cliffed coast. Cullen, N. and M. C. Bourke (2018) Clast abrasion of a rock shore platform on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Earth Surface Process and Landforms.... Continue Reading →

Fond farewell to Niamh

The Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Group would like to wish Niamh Fay a fond farewell as she heads to Vietnam to teach English. Niamh was our Research Assistant in Geomorphology. She joined the group following the completion of her B.A. in Earth Sciences in 2018 here at Trinity College Dublin. Her undergraduate thesis focused... Continue Reading →

Extraordinary boulder transport by storm waves

Distinguished International Lecturers in Geography Professor R. Cox, the Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, Williams College, USA USING SUPRATIDAL COASTAL BOULDER DEPOSITS TO UNDERSTAND STORM WAVE BEHAVIOUR ALONG STEEP SHORELINES Wednesday October 17th, 5pm. Haughton Lecture Theatre, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Coastal boulder deposits include clasts that can weigh many 10s... Continue Reading →

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