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Claire McAteer

Senior Postgrad. Demonstrator

School Of Geological Sciences

Tel: +353 1 716
Email: claire.mcateer@ucd.ie

Biography

After completing her Geology degree in 2003 Claire worked as a volunteer at the US Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. She returned to UCD in October 2004 to commence her PhD with Stephen Daly and Dr Michael Flowerdew as supervisors.

Publications

         

Conference Publications

McAteer, C.A., Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., Whitehouse, M.J. and Kirkland, C.L. ; (2008) Laurentian provenance for the Dalradian rocks of NW Mayo 51st Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Dublin, [Details]
McAteer, C.A., Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., Whitehouse, M.J. and Kirkland, C.L. ; (2008) Laurentian provenance for the Erris Group and Inishkea Division (=Dalradian Grampian Group?) rocks of NW Mayo, Ireland Highlands Workshop British Geological Survey, Murchison House, Edinburgh, [Details]
McAteer, C.A., Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., Connelly, J.N., Housh, T.B. and Whitehouse, M.J. ; (2007) In situ U-Pb analysis of detrital titanite: a new provenance technique applied to enigmatic metasedimentary cover sequences in SW Scotland 17th annual meeting of the Goldschmidt Conference Cologne, Germany, [Details]
McAteer, C.A., Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J. and Whitehouse, M.J. ; (2007) In situ U-Pb analyses of detrital titanite: a new provenance tool applied to Neoproterozoic metasedimentary cover sequences in SW Scotland 50th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University of Ulster, Coleraine, [Details]
McAteer, C.A., Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., Connelly, J.N., Housh, T.B. and Monaghan, N. ; (2006) Provenance of the Colonsay Group, Iona Group and Bowmore Sandstone, Inner Hebrides, SW Scotland 49th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Cork, [Details]
Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., McAteer, C.A. and Whitehouse, M.J. ; (2006) Neoarchaean to Palaeoproterozoic events in the Lewisian of Iona, SW Scotland 49th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Cork, [Details]
McAteer, C.A., Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., Connelly, J.N., Housh, T.B., Whitehouse, M.J. and Menuge, J.F. ; (2006) Basement-cover relationships in the Scottish and Irish Caledonides: Provenance of Neoproterozoic cover sequences on the Inner Hebrides and in north Mayo Highlands Workshop Achill, , pp.12-13 [Details]
McAteer, C.A., Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., Connelly, J.N. and Housh, T.B. ; (2005) Provenance of the Colonsay Group, SW Scotland, based on Sm-Nd model ages (tDM) and U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology National Symposium of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology Croke Park Dublin, [Details]
McAteer, C.A., Flowerdew, M.J. and Daly, J.S. ; (2005) The provenance of the Colonsay Group, SW Scotland and the affinity of orthogneisses on Colonsay Highlands Workshop Islay, [Details]
McAteer, C., Daly, J.S. and Flowerdew, M.J. ; (2005) Possible Dalradian affinity for the Colonsay Group, SW Scotland, based on Sm-Nd model ages 48th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
Daly, J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., Hutton, D.H.W., Chew, D.M., McAteer, C. and Whitehouse, M.J. ; (2005) Grampian and earlier tectonic events in northwest Ireland and southwest Scotland Recent developments in the Geological History of the British Isles - A tribute to W. Stuart McKerrow Oxford, [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Project Title: Basement-cover relationships in the Scottish and Irish Caledonides. (PhD)

Supervisor(s): Dr Stephen Daly and Dr. Flowerdew (British Antarctic Survey)

Funding Agency: IRCSET and UCD Research Scholarship

Project Description:

Basement-cover unconformities in orogenic belts are a key element in reconstructing palaeogeography and hence in constraining tectonic models.  Within the Orthotectonic Caledonides of Britain and Ireland most basement-cover contacts are allocthonous though several candidates for original unconformities exist.  This project will focus initially on the Inner Hebridean island of Colonsay where metasediments of the Colonsay Group, which have experienced Grampian deformation, are thought to rest unconformably on Rhinns Complex orthogneisses which apparently exhibit a more protracted orogenic history.  Mineral geochronology based on well-constrained field relationships will be used to constrain these events and to evaluate the existence and significance of pre-Grampian tectonics.