Lecturer
School of Biological, Earth & Env Sc
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Current Position

Permanent College Lecturer, University College, Cork (October 1999 - to date)

 

Previous Positions

College Lecturer, University College Cork (October 1995-September 1999)

Marie Curie Post-doctoral Researcher, University College Cork (October 1994 - September 1995)

Marie Curie Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Leeds (December 1992 - September 1994)

Research Interests

My PhD research was essentially a multidisciplinary study on the nature of Irish Variscan deformation and this set me on a path that has led me to looking at many different aspects of this orogen, an orogen that fundamentally shaped the landscape of southern Ireland. My early work focused on characterising the crustal scale geometry and regional strain patterns associated with the orogen.  In recent years I worked with a PhD student (Dave Quinn) in conjunction with Dr.  Jo Ann Wartho at Curtin University, Perth, on indirectly dating this deformation event using high level igneous intrusives intimately associated with Variscan late stage brittle deformation. This work also included a detailed regional analysis of late stage Variscan fractures in southern Ireland in an attempt to further constrain the age of the orogen.

The direct isotopic dating of deformation in orogenic forelands is greatly restricted by the lack of suitable syn-kinematic low-grade mineral phases associated with deformation in these peripheral tectonic settings. In such low-grade settings the isotopic dating of fabric development may offer the best or in some cases the only opportunity to constrain individual deformation events. Previous geochronological studies of fabric development in rocks deformed at low temperature have generally been restricted to the K-Ar or 40Ar/39Ar analysis of white mica in cleavage seams. In a recent study  in conjuction with a PhD student (Meg Ennis) and  Dr. Martin Timmerman at the University of Potsdam we have developed a new method of cleavage dating by targeting mica beards which have developed in strain fringes using the in situ 40Ar/39Ar Ultra Violet Laser Ablation (UVLA) method. This approach allows small microstructures (< 250μm), which are unequivocally syn-kinematic, to be targeted and provides a means to date cleavage in low-grade settings where sandstone, and not slate, is the dominant lithology.

Deformation, on all scales, of the Earth¿s crust is a direct consequence of large-scale plate-tectonic processes. Different tectonic regimes are characterised by different patterns and intensities of deformation. It is not until we are able to accurately characterise and quantify deformation patterns for past tectonic episodes that we will be able to fully understand present day deformation of the Earth¿s crust. Deformation patterns are quantified using the techniques of strain analysis, most commonly based on the behaviour of populations of approximately ellipsoidal objects, an almost ubiquitous constituent of natural rocks. I have worked for the last seven years in collaboration with colleagues from the Maths School to develop and test new strain analysis techniques in low-grade sedimentary rocks and apply them to regional studies in the Variscan of southwest Ireland. Analogue models are being developed to investigate the role of non-passive behaviour during deformation of clastic sedimentary rocks. Our group, based at NUIC have established in the last six years a research link with the Medical Physics Unit at the University Hospital that includes access for members of the group to the CT scanner housed in the unit. Application of CT scanning in the Earth sciences is a burgeoning and exciting field of research which frees one from the error prone task of reconstructing 3D geometries from 2D sections. It presents the opportunity to formulate and solve new problems and revisit old problems in strain analysis and many other areas.

The Upper Devonian Old Red Sandstone (ORS) clastic sedimentary rocks of the Munster Basin of southern Ireland can yield valuable information on the timing of Late Palaeozoic orogenic events in the region. Textural and modal analysis of the sequence indicates that they are mature to supermature, sub-litharenites to quartz arenites. Previous models for the Munster Basin describe it as a classic mollasse deposit with the sediment derived from a Caledonian orogenic edifice to the north. In conjunction with a PhD student (Meg Ennis) we have developed a new model for sediment provenance in the Munster Basin based on the 40Ar/39Ar step-heating and 40Ar/39Ar Ultra Violet Laser Ablation (UVLA) of detrital white micas. This new geochronological information indicates that the Munster Basin succession was derived from a younger source area than the Irish Caledonides (deformation in the Irish Caledonides is thought to have ceased by c. 420 Ma).

This multidisciplinary approach using methods in geochronology and semi-automated petrological analysis is currently being used for a Petroleum Infrastructure Programme project (3 MSc students) to determine the provenance and routing of sediment from onshore southern Ireland to the southern Celtic Sea and Porcupine Basins.This work will continue in 2017 with funding from the Irish Center for Research in Applied Geosciences  (iCRAG).

 

I also have an interest in the role of fluids in basin evolution. Recent studies include an investigation of the role and nature of upper crustal fluids in the development and Variscan inversion of the Munster/South Munster Basins. In July 2006 I commenced a six months research sabbatical at the University of Montana, Missoula. I undertook a multidisciplinary investigation of veining associated with post orogenic extension and focused on the classic thin skinned fold/thrust belt (Lewis Thrust) comparing it to the more thick skinned, basin inversion setting from the Variscides of south west Ireland. I also took the opportunity while in Montana to carry out some strain analysis studies on the Lewis Thrust, this work was written up and was accepted for publication by the Journal of Structural Geology (Meere et al. 2008). I will also receive in 2015/2016 funding (PhD and Post-doc) from the iCRAG to carry out a combined structural/fluid phase petrology of Variscan vein systems associated with copper mineralisation in south west Ireland.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Dating Variscan Deformation in Southern IrelandIrish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0431-MAR-08€75,962.00
EU/US Establishment of a Dual Bachelor of Science Degree International Field ATLANTISEuropean Union01-OCT-0730-SEP-12€204,000.00
EI Timing of Variscan Deformation in Southern IrelandEnterprise Irl01-JUL-0531-MAR-07€6,525.00
EU "Characterisation of veining associated with late orogenic foreland extension"Enterprise Irl04-APR-0627-APR-07€7,500.00
IRCSET Postgrad "The role of basin structure on strain patterns"Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0730-SEP-11€72,009.00
Feasibility Study Grant.Enterprise Irl01-MAR-1331-AUG-13€9,000.00
Petrological and Geophysical Properties of very hgigh PSV Rocks from Carrigcleena Quarru.Enterprise Irl06-MAY-1405-OCT-15€9,000.00
Travel Support.Enterprise Irl18-MAR-1331-JUL-13€804.00
The Petroleum Infrastructure Programme Group 4.Industry01-OCT-1331-MAR-17€375,000.00
Strain Analysis of Low Grade Deformation in Forelands of Orogenic Mountain Belts.Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-1030-SEP-14€72,000.00
Purchase of Microsope Lens.Miscellaneous01-OCT-1331-DEC-14€10,000.00

Books

YearPublication
(2013)Geology of Ireland - A Field Guide.
Meere, P.M., McCarthy, I.A.J., Reavy, R.J., Allen, A.R. & Higgs, K.T. (2013) Geology of Ireland - A Field Guide. Cork, Ireland: Collins Press. [Details]
(2004)Geology of the Devonian Carboniferous South Munster Basin, Ireland-Explanatory Notes to accompany 1:75,000 Geological Map.
MacCarthy, I. A. J. Meere, P. A.; (2004) Geology of the Devonian Carboniferous South Munster Basin, Ireland-Explanatory Notes to accompany 1:75,000 Geological Map. : University College Cork. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'2D model for development of steady-state and oblique foliations in simple shear and more general deformations'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., McCarthy, D.J. (2015) '2D model for development of steady-state and oblique foliations in simple shear and more general deformations' In: Ductile Shear Zones: From Micro- to Macro-scales. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
(2010)'Situating Integrative Learning in Medical Education Through a Communities of Practice Lens'
Aisling Joy & Tony Ryan; (2010) 'Situating Integrative Learning in Medical Education Through a Communities of Practice Lens' In: Making Connections:Intentional Teaching for Integrative Learning. Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2007)'Deformation of grains in sandstone rock'
Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K.F. and Choudhury, KR ; (2007) 'Deformation of grains in sandstone rock' In: Visual Practices Across the University. Paderhorn, Germany: Wilhelm Fink Verlag. [Details]
(2004)'Explanatory Notes to Accompany 1:75,000 Scale Geological Map'
MacCarthy, I. A. J. and Meere, P. A. ; (2004) 'Explanatory Notes to Accompany 1:75,000 Scale Geological Map' In: Geology of the Devonian Devonian ¿Carboniferous South Munster Basin, Ireland. University College Cork: University College Cork. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'Mathematica code for image analysis, semi-automatic parameter extraction and strain analysis'
Mulchrone, KF,McCarthy, DJ,Meere, PA (2013) 'Mathematica code for image analysis, semi-automatic parameter extraction and strain analysis'. Computers & Geosciences, 61 :64-70 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Shear folding in low-grade metasedimentary rocks: Reverse shear along cleavage at a high angle to the maximum compressive stress'
Meere, Patrick A.,Mulchrone, Kieran F.,Timmerman, Martin (2013) 'Shear folding in low-grade metasedimentary rocks: Reverse shear along cleavage at a high angle to the maximum compressive stress'. Geology, 41 (88):879-882879 Globe icon [Details]
(2009)'Factors affecting finite strain estimation in low-grade, low-strain clastic rocks'
Daniel Pastor-Galán, Gabriel Gutiérrez-Alonso, Patrick A. Meere, Kieran F. Mulchrone; (2009) 'Factors affecting finite strain estimation in low-grade, low-strain clastic rocks'. Journal of Structural Geology, 31 (12):1586--596 [Details]
(2009)'WinDICOM: A program for determining inclusion shape and orientation'
O'Connor, A.,Mulchrone, K. F.,Meere, P. A. (2009) 'WinDICOM: A program for determining inclusion shape and orientation'. Computers & Geosciences, 35 (66):1358-13691358 Globe icon [Details]
(2008)'The effect of non-passive clast behaviour in the estimation of finite strain in sedimentary rocks'
Meere, PA,Mulchrone, KF,Sears, JW,Bradway, MD (2008) 'The effect of non-passive clast behaviour in the estimation of finite strain in sedimentary rocks'. Journal of Structural Geology, 30 :1264-1271 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Strain refraction, viscosity ratio and multi-layer deformation: A mechanical approach'
Mulchrone, K. F. Meere, P. A. ; (2007) 'Strain refraction, viscosity ratio and multi-layer deformation: A mechanical approach'. Journal of Structural Geology, 29 (3):453-466 [Details]
(2006)'CASRG: a semi-automatic algorithm for strain analysis'
Roy Choudhury, K., Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F.; (2006) 'CASRG: a semi-automatic algorithm for strain analysis'. Journal of Structural Geology, 28 (*):363-375 [Details]
(2006)'Automated grain boundary detection by CASRG'
Choudhury, KR,Meere, PA,Mulchrone, KF (2006) 'Automated grain boundary detection by CASRG'. Journal of Structural Geology, 28 :363-375 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'The nature and timing of deformation within Old Red Sandstone lithologies from the Dingle Peninsula, south west Ireland'
Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F.; (2006) 'The nature and timing of deformation within Old Red Sandstone lithologies from the Dingle Peninsula, south west Ireland'. Journal of The Geological Society (London), 163 (*):461-469 [Details]
(2006)'Timing of deformation within old red sandstone lithologies from the Dingle Peninsula, SW Ireland'
Meere, P. A.,Mulchrone, K. F. (2006) 'Timing of deformation within old red sandstone lithologies from the Dingle Peninsula, SW Ireland'. 163 :461-469461 Globe icon [Details]
(2006)'The timing of Variscan deformation: UV laser Ar40 Ar39 dating of syn late-orogenic intrusions from SW Ireland'
Wartho JA, Quinn, D. & Meere P. A. ; (2006) 'The timing of Variscan deformation: UV laser Ar40 Ar39 dating of syn late-orogenic intrusions from SW Ireland'. GEOCHEMICA ET COSMOCHEMICA ACTA, 70 (18):A690-A690 [Details]
(2005)'A chronology of foreland deformation: ultra-violet laser Ar-40/Ar-39 dating of syn/late-orogenic intrusions from the Variscides of southwest Ireland'
Quinn, D,Meere, PA,Wartho, JA (2005) 'A chronology of foreland deformation: ultra-violet laser Ar-40/Ar-39 dating of syn/late-orogenic intrusions from the Variscides of southwest Ireland'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 :1413-1425 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'SAPE: a program for semi-automatic parameter extraction for strain analysis'
Mulchrone, KF,Meere, PA,Choudhury, KR (2005) 'SAPE: a program for semi-automatic parameter extraction for strain analysis'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 :2084-2098 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'A chronology of foreland deformation: ultra-violet laser 40Ar/39Ar dating of syn/late-orogenic intrusions from the Variscides of southwest Ireland'
Quinn D. Meere P.A.; (2005) 'A chronology of foreland deformation: ultra-violet laser 40Ar/39Ar dating of syn/late-orogenic intrusions from the Variscides of southwest Ireland'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (8):1413-1425 [Details]
(2005)'SAPE: a program for semi-automatic parameter extraction for strain analysis'
Mulchrone KF, Meere PA, Choudhury KR ; (2005) 'SAPE: a program for semi-automatic parameter extraction for strain analysis'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (11):2084-2098 [Details]
(2003)'The effect of sample size on geological strain estimation from passively deformed clastic sedimentary rocks'
Meere PA, Mulchrone KF ; (2003) 'The effect of sample size on geological strain estimation from passively deformed clastic sedimentary rocks'. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 (10):1587-1595 [Details]
(2002)'Finite strain estimation using the vector mean of elliptical objects with confidence intervals'
Mulchrone, K. F. O'Sullivan, F. Meere, P. A.; (2002) 'Finite strain estimation using the vector mean of elliptical objects with confidence intervals'. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 (4):529-539 [Details]
(2001)'A windows program for the analysis of tectonic strain using deformed elliptical markers'
Mulchrone, KF,Meere, PA; (2001) 'A windows program for the analysis of tectonic strain using deformed elliptical markers'. Science, 27 :1251-1255 [Details]
(2001)'A windows program for the analysis of tectonic strain using deformed elliptical markers'
Mulchrone, K. F.,Meere, P. A. (2001) 'A windows program for the analysis of tectonic strain using deformed elliptical markers'. Computers & Geosciences, 27 (1010):1251-12551251 Globe icon [Details]
(2001)'A Windows program for the analysis of tectonic strain using deformed elliptical markers'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A.; (2001) 'A Windows program for the analysis of tectonic strain using deformed elliptical markers'. Computers and Geosciences, 27 (10):1251-1255 [Details]
(1997)'Upper crustal fluid migration: an example from the Variscides of SW Ireland'
Meere PA, Banks DA ; (1997) 'Upper crustal fluid migration: an example from the Variscides of SW Ireland'. Journal of the Geological Society, 154 (Part 6):975-985 [Details]
(1997)'The Role of Fluids in Deformation of the Earth's Crust [B785]'
Meere, P.A.; (1997) 'The Role of Fluids in Deformation of the Earth's Crust [B785]'. The Irish Scientist 1997 Year Book, :125-* [Details]
(1996)'Temperature of paleo- to modern self-sealing within a continental rift basin: The fluid inclusion data (Soultz-sous-Forets, Rhine graben, France)'
Dubois M, Ougougdal MA, Meere P, Royer JJ, Boiron MC, Cathelineau M ; (1996) 'Temperature of paleo- to modern self-sealing within a continental rift basin: The fluid inclusion data (Soultz-sous-Forets, Rhine graben, France)'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY, 8 (5):1065-1080 [Details]
(1995)'The structural evolution of the Western Irish Variscides ¿ An example of obstacle tectonics'
Meere PA ; (1995) 'The structural evolution of the Western Irish Variscides ¿ An example of obstacle tectonics'. Tectonophysics, 246 (15):(1-3)-97-112 [Details]
(1995)'Are Quartz Veins Forming Under Strasbourg Today? A Stable Isotope Study of Vein Quartz From Soultz-Sous-Forêts [B773]'
Yardley, B. W. D.; Meere, P. A.; Cathelineau, M.; Valley, J. J.; (1995) 'Are Quartz Veins Forming Under Strasbourg Today? A Stable Isotope Study of Vein Quartz From Soultz-Sous-Forêts [B773]'. Terra Nova, 7 :185-* [Details]
(1995)'Sub-Greenschist Faciees Metamorphism From the Variscides of SW Ireland: an Early Syn-Extensional Peak Thermal Event [B761]'
Meere, P.A.; (1995) 'Sub-Greenschist Faciees Metamorphism From the Variscides of SW Ireland: an Early Syn-Extensional Peak Thermal Event [B761]'. Journal of The Geological Society (London), 152 :511-521 [Details]
(1994)'High and Low Density Fluids in a Quartz Vein From the Irish Vaariscides [B758]'
Meere, P.A.; (1994) 'High and Low Density Fluids in a Quartz Vein From the Irish Vaariscides [B758]'. Journal of Structural Geology, 17.3 :435-446 [Details]
(1994)'Fluid Characteristics From Quartz Veins in Low Grade Metaclastics Across the Variscan Cleavage Front, South West Ireland [B771]'
Meere, P. A.; Banks, D. A.; (1994) 'Fluid Characteristics From Quartz Veins in Low Grade Metaclastics Across the Variscan Cleavage Front, South West Ireland [B771]'. Journal of European Optical Society, 75 :350-* [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2007)'Deformation of Grains in Sandstone Rock. In: Visual Practices across the University (edited by Elkins, J.). Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich'
Meere, P. A. & Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2007) 'Deformation of Grains in Sandstone Rock. In: Visual Practices across the University (edited by Elkins, J.). Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich' Visual Practices across the University, :224-229. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2010)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
Patrick Meere, Marc Hendrix, Manfred Strecker, and Andreas Berger (2010) Assessing The Role Of Integrated Learning In The BSc International Field Geosciences (IFG) Joint Degree Programme At University College Cork, the University of Montana and the University of Potsdam General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union [Details]
(2010)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
Meere, P. A., Ennis, M. and Timmerman M. (2010) A revised model for the provenance of Upper Devonian Old Red Sandstone in southern Ireland General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union [Details]
(2010)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
Patrick Meere, Chloe Parker, Carl Stevenson, and Kieran Mulchrone (2010) Characterising finite strain patterns using AMS across a foreland ‘cleavage' front from the Variscides of southern Ireland General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union [Details]
(2009)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
C. Parker, P. Meere, K. Mulchrone, and C. Stevenson (2009) Characterising The Role of Basin Margin Structure On Finite Strain Patterns Across A 'Cleavage' Front From The Variscan Of Southern Ireland General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union [Details]
(2009)European Geophysical Union
P. A. Meere and K. F. Mulchrone (2009) Reverse shear across refracted axial planar cleavage planes associated with folding of fine grained marine clastic sedimentary sequences from the Variscan foreland of southern Ireland European Geophysical Union [Details]
(2009)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
A . McCarthy, R. Cosgrave, and P. Meere (2009) Use of the iPhone as a geological field tool: Practical benefits and technical limitations General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union [Details]
(2008)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
Ennis, M, Meere, P. A., M. J. Timmerman and Sudo, M; (2008) Dating cleavage formation in the Irish Variscides: an in situ 40Ar/39Ar Ultra Violet Laser Ablation approach General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union [Details]
(2008)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
Ennis, M, Meere, P. A., M. J. Timmerman and Sudo, M. ; (2008) Provenance of Upper Devonian Old Red Sandstone: evidence for Acadian recycling of the Lower Devonian in southern Ireland General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union [Details]
(2008)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
Meere PA, Mulchrone KF, Sears, J.W. and Bradway, M.D; (2008) The Effect of Non-Passive Clast Behaviour in the Estimation of Finite Strain in Sedimentary Rocks General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union Vienna, [Details]
(2007)49th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting
Ennis, M, Meere, P. A. and M. J. Timmerman ; (2007) Preliminary White Mica dates from the Upper Devonian in SW Ireland 49th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College, Cork, [Details]
(2006)Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Meeting
Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K.F., Sears, J. W. and Bradway, M. D. ; (2006) Estimation Of Finite Strain In Clastic Sedimentary Rocks Assuming Strain Partitioning Between Clasts And Matrix Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Meeting [Details]
(2006)48th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting
Ennis, M, Meere, P. A. and M. J. Timmerman ; (2006) Dating of Variscan deformation in southern Ireland 48th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Cork, [Details]
(2006)Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference
Wartho, J-A, Quinn, D. & Meere, P. A. ; (2006) A Chronology Of Foreland Deformation: Ultra-violet Laser 40Ar/39Ar Dating of Syn/Late-Orogenic Intrusions from the Variscides of Southwest Ireland Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Melbourne, Australia, [Details]
(2006)General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union
Ennis, M, Meere, P. A. and M. J. Timmerman ; (2006) Dating of Variscan deformation in southern Ireland General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union Vienna, [Details]
(2006)Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Meeting
Sears, J. W., Meere, P. A; (2006) Balancing The Montana Rocky Mountain Triangle Zone: What To Do About Layer-Parallel Strain? Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Meeting [Details]
(2006)Tectonic Studies Group
Mulchrone, K.F. and Meere, P.A. ; (2006) Strain refraction, viscosity ratio and multi-layer deformation: a dynamic approach Tectonic Studies Group Manchester, UK, [Details]
(2006)Tectonic Studies Group
Meere, P.A. and Mulchrone, K.F. ; (2006) Timing of deformation within Old Red Sandstone lithologies from the Dingle Peninsula, southwest Ireland Tectonic Studies Group Manchester, UK, [Details]
(2005)47th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting
Ennis, M., Meere, P. A. and M. J. Timmerman ; (2005) The Timing of Variscan deformation in Southern Ireland and Britain 47th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
(2005)47th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting
Meere, P. A. and Mulchrone, K. F.; (2005) The Nature and Timing of Crustal Scale Deformation on the Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland 47th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
(2002)44th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting
Meere. P. A. ; (2002) The effect of sample size on geological strain estimation from passively deformed clastic sedimentary rocks 44th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Dublin, [Details]
(2002)44th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A; (2002) From shape fabric to deformation history 44th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Dublin, [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of Conference of Applied Statistics in Ireland
O' Sullivan, F., De, P., Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K. F., Roy Choudhury, K. ; (2001) Statistical analysis of microphotographic image data in geology Proceedings of Conference of Applied Statistics in Ireland [Details]
(2000)Basement Tectonics 15 Conference
Meere, P. A. and O¿Mahony, M. J. ; (2000) The role of basement structure in crustal scale Variscan deformation from South West Ireland Basement Tectonics 15 Conference Galicia, [Details]
(2000)Irish Journal of Earth Science
O¿Mahony M.J., Meere, P.M. & REAVY, R.J.; (2000) The tectonics of the Leinster Granite Complex, SE Ireland: and insight into the Palaeozoic tectonic evolution of southern Ireland Irish Journal of Earth Science [Details]
(1999)Terra Abstracts
O¿Mahony, M.J., Meere, P.A. and REAVY, R.J. ; (1999) The Tectonics of the Leinster Granite, SE Ireland: an insight into the Palaeozoic tectonic evolution of southern Ireland. vol.11 issue.94 Terra Abstracts [Details]
(1999)Specialised session of the Geologique de France, Nancy
Meere. P. A. and Rogers, John G. Rogers ; (1999) Fluids associated with Mode I fracturing during orogenic exhumation: an example from the Irish variscides. Fluids and Fractures in the Lithosphere Specialised session of the Geologique de France, Nancy [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2011)Extension of onshore bedrock geology to the offshore based on existing INFOMAR data: an investigation of potential approaches and methodologies.
Kozachenko, M. and Meere, P.; (2011) Extension of onshore bedrock geology to the offshore based on existing INFOMAR data: an investigation of potential approaches and methodologies. University College Cork, Ireland. [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2006)The timing of Variscan deformation: UV laser Ar-40 Ar-39 dating of syn late-orogenic intrusions from SW Ireland.
Wartho, JA,Quinn, D,Meere, PA (2006) The timing of Variscan deformation: UV laser Ar-40 Ar-39 dating of syn late-orogenic intrusions from SW Ireland. Abstract [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1988Research scholarship De Regt Cable Ireland Ltd.
1992Marie Curie Fellowship EU
2004President"s Award for research into innovative forms of teaching & learning UCC
2014National Seminar Series Award Irish National Forum For Teaching & Learning
2013President's Award for research into innovative forms of teaching & learning UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Royal Irish Academy Member of Editorial Board of Irish Journal of Earth Science01-SEP-11 / 01-SEP-11

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2007)Preliminary White Mica dates from the Upper Devonian in SW Ireland. 48th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting,
Meere, P; (2007) Oral Presentation. [Oral Presentation], Preliminary White Mica dates from the Upper Devonian in SW Ireland. 48th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting, University College Cork , 02-JAN-07 - 02-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)48th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting,
Meere, P; (2007) Conference Organisation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 48th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting, University College Cork , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2006)Philadelphia Meeting. Geological Society of America,
Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K. F., Sears, J. W. & Bradway, M.D. ; (2006) Estimation of finite strain in clastic sedimentary rocks assuming strain partitioning between clasts and matrix. [Oral Presentation], Philadelphia Meeting. Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Meeting , 01-JAN-06 - 31-DEC-06. [Details]
(2006)Tectonic Studies Group,
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A.; (2006) Strain refraction, viscosity ratio and multi-layer deformation: a dynamic approach. [Poster Presentation], Tectonic Studies Group, Manchester , 01-JAN-06 - 05-JAN-06. [Details]
(2003)1st Annual Environmental Science and Engineering Day,
Gamble, J.A., Allen, A.R., Davis, T., Higgs, B., Higgs, K.T., MacCarthy, I.A.J., Meere, P.A., Reavy, R.J., Smith, J. & Wheeler, A.J.; (2003) Environmental Geology SRA: Building o the solid foundation of our past and moving forward. [Oral Presentation], 1st Annual Environmental Science and Engineering Day, Cork, Ireland , 10-DEC-03 - 10-DEC-03. [Details]
(2002)IGRM UCD,
Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F. ; (2002) The effect of sample size on strain estimation from passively deformed clastic sedimentary rocks. [Oral Presentation], IGRM UCD, UCD , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2002)Department of Statistics, UCC, Seminar Series,
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., ; (2002) From shape fabric to deformation history. [Oral Presentation], Department of Statistics, UCC, Seminar Series, UCC , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2002)IGRM UCD,
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., Powell, R. ; (2002) From shape fabric to deformation history. [Oral Presentation], IGRM UCD, UCD , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of Conference of Applied Statistics in Irelan,
O' Sullivan, F., De, P., Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K. F., Roy Choudhury, K.; (2001) Statistical analysis of microphotographic image data in geology. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of Conference of Applied Statistics in Irelan, Ireland , 01-JAN-01 - 31-DEC-01. [Details]
(2000)Irish Geological Research Meeting,
O'Mahony M.J., Meere, P.M. & REAVY, R.J.; (2000) The tectonics of the Leinster Granite Complex, SE Ireland: and insight into the Palaeozoic tectonic evolution of southern Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Irish Geological Research Meeting, Cork, Ireland , 25-FEB-00 - 27-FEB-00. [Details]
(2000)41st Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting,,
Meere, P; (2000) Conference Organisation. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 41st Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting,, University College Cork , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00. [Details]
(2000)Irish Geological Research Meeting,
O¿Mahony M.J., Meere, P.M. & REAVY, R.J.; (2000) The tectonics of the Leinster Granite Complex, SE Ireland: and insight into the Palaeozoic tectonic evolution of southern Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Irish Geological Research Meeting, Cork, Ireland , 01-FEB-00 - 01-FEB-00. [Details]
(1999)European Union of Geosciences 10,
O¿Mahony, M.J., Meere, P.A. and REAVY, R.J.; (1999) The Tectonics of the Leinster Granite, SE Ireland: an insight into the Palaeozoic tectonic evolution of southern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], European Union of Geosciences 10, Strasbourg, France , 01-APR-99 - 01-APR-99. [Details]
(1999)Fluids associated with Mode I fracturing during orogenic exhumation: an example from the Irish variscides,
Meere, P; (1999) Presentations. [Oral Presentation], Fluids associated with Mode I fracturing during orogenic exhumation: an example from the Irish variscides, Nancy, France , 03-JAN-99 - 03-JAN-99. [Details]
(1999)*,
Gamble, J., Allen, A., Davcis, T., Higgs, B., Higgs K. T., MacCarthy, I. A. J., Meere, P. A., Reavy, R. J., Smith, J. & Wheeler, A. J.; (1999) Environmental Geology SRA:Going Forward. [Oral Presentation], *, UCC 2003 , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)European Union of Geosciences 10,
O'Mahony, M.J., Meere, P.A. and REAVY, R.J.; (1999) The Tectonics of the Leinster Granite, SE Ireland: an insight into the Palaeozoic tectonic evolution of southern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], European Union of Geosciences 10, Strasbourg, France , 10-APR-99 - 14-APR-99. [Details]
(1999)Irish Geological Research Meeting,
O'Mahony M.J., Meere, P.M. & REAVY, R.J.; (1999) Controls on Palaeozoic crustal evolution by reactivation of an Avalonian margin template - evidence from Southern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Geological Research Meeting, Dublin, Ireland , 26-FEB-99 - 28-FEB-99. [Details]
(1998)Tectonic Studies Group,
O'Mahony M.J., Meere, P.M. & REAVY, R.J.; (1998) Controls on Palaeozoic crustal evolution by reactivation of an Avalonian margin template - evidence from Southern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Tectonic Studies Group, St. Andrews, UK , 20-DEC-98 - 22-DEC-98. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Science Faculty Research Committee Committee member1999 / 2004
BEES QA/QI Committee 2011 / 2012
SEFS College Graduate Studies Committee BEES rep2010 / 2013
BEES International Committee Chair2010 /
Graduate Studies Chair2014 / 2017
International Officer International Officer2014 / 2017

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Temporary College Lecturer01-OCT-95 / 30-SEP-99
University College Cork Permanent College Lecturer01-OCT-99 / 30-DEC-99
University of Leeds Postdoctoral Research Felllow01-OCT-92 / 30-AUG-94

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1988University College Galway BSCGeology
1992University College Cork PhDStructured Geology
2005University College Cork POST GRAD DIPTeaching & Learning In Higher Education

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French BasicBasic
Irish FunctionalBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

Regularly lead field courses for the Geography Teachers Association.

Presented at  the 2013 Geography Teachers Association AGM.


Ran an  information session for transition year students at St Angela's College, Cork (Oct 2014).

Appeared on TV3's natural history series "The Park"


Current President of the Cork Geological Association.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Geological Magazine Referee-
Scottish Journal Of Geology Referee-
Geology Referee-
International Journal Of Earth Sciences Referee-
Computers And Geosciences Referee-
Irish Journal Of Earth Sciences Editor-
Journal Of Structural Geology Referee-
Geological Society Of London Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

EU Research Infrastructure Environment Panel member

2006 - 2011  EU Marie Curie (Environmental & Geosciences {ENV}) evaluation panel. Brussels.

Marie Curie 'Early Training Networks' Environment Panel Vice Chair 2014 - to date

Acted as PhD thesis committee member for Emily G. Ward, thesis title " Development of the Rocky Mountain foreland basin: Combined structural, mineralogical, and geochemical analysis of basin evolution Rocky Mountain thrust front, Northwest Montana."



Acted as PhD External Examiner for Daniel Pastor Galan, thesis title "The Geodynamical Evolution of the Ibero-Armorican Orocline".

Taking lead role in BEES contribution to Failte Ireland  'Wild Atlantic Way' project.

Over the last ten years I have run geological field courses for a number of amateur geology societies including the Cork Geological Association, the Irish Geological Association, the Open University Geological Society and the Devon Geological Society.

Teaching Interests

A summary of my timetabled (lectures, tutorials, labs & field teaching) contact hours for the last and coming academic year is presented in Table 1.

Teaching Duty Type 20011/2012
 
Lectures 62hrs
 
Laboratories 64hrs
 
Tutorials 36hrs
 
Field courses 150hrs
 
TOTAL  312hrs
 


 
I am currently co-coordinator for six undergraduate modules and will start co-ordinating two MSc module in 2012/2013.

In addition, each year I typically supervise between 3 and 5 undergraduate degree theses in the BSc Geology and BSc Earth Science programmes (GL4009 & ER4003). One of the undergraduate modules I co-ordinate is a 10 day field course based in central Greece that requires a significant additional time commitment organising travel and field logistics.
 
As module coordinator for six modules I am ultimately responsible for the assessment of these modules. In addition to my continuous assessment and examination marking responsibilities I collate assessment marks from other contributors to my modules. I enter student marks through the DMIS system and attend the relevant examination board meetings as required.

I have had an active involvement in the Science Faculty First Year Mentoring Scheme since its inception, finding it a very rewarding and useful experience for both the students and myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2004Dr. Aonghus O’Connor NUI (UCC)PHDMathematical modeling of geological strain/
2013Kevin Ryan NUI (UCC)PHDLandfill leachate study
2008Meg Ennis NUI (UCC)PhDSediment provenance studies SW Ireland.

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Byrne Keith Masters Degree by Research

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Structural Geology GL2017Structural Geology
2017Applied Structural Geology GL3004Applied Structural Geology
2017Advanced Structural Geology GL3003Advanced Structural Geology
2017Geology Research Project GL4025Geology Research Project
2017Introduction to Geology II GL1801Introduction to Geology II
2017Dissertation in Field Geology GL6018Dissertation in Field Geology

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr.Kieran Mulchrone School of Mathematics, UCC.IRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Dr. Daniel Pastor Galan University of UtrechtHOLLAND
Professor James Sears University of MontanaU.S.A.
Professor Gabriel Guterez-Alonso University of SalamancaSPAIN
Dr. Martin Timmerman University of PotsdamGERMANY