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Frank McDermott

Professor

School Of Earth Sciences
Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162331
Email: frank.mcdermott@ucd.ie

Biography

Frank joined the School of Geological Sciences in 1993 as a Newman Scholar and was appointed to the full-time lecturing staff in 1999.  He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2002 and Associate Professor in 2006.  He served as Head of the School of Geological Sciences from 2007 to 2011, and as the School's postgraduate co-ordinator from 2005-2007 and from 2011 to present.  He is currently Head of the UCD School of Earth Sciences. 

He leads the Palaeoclimate Research Group, focussing on the use of speleothems (cave carbonates) to reconstruct past climate variability.  His current research focuses on reconstructing the timing and character of late Pleistocene interstadials and the role of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) as a driver of climatic conditions in western Europe during the past two millennia.  Changes in the state of the NAO are linked to wind speed and cloud cover and are crucial in determining inter-annual variations in the power output of windfarms and solar PV installations in western Europe.

Frank is a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Geochemical Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Geophysical Union, Function/Role: Member
Association: Quaternary Research Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Geological Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Quaternary Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Institute of Geologists of Ireland (PGeo) , Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Gleeson D, McDermott F and Clipson NJW (2002); Bacterial communities in a weathered Caledonian granite outcrop in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology, Volume of abstracts 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark .
   

Education

Year 1987 Institution: Open University
Qualification: PhD Subject:
         

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Gleeson, D., McDermott, F. and Clipson, N.; (2007) 'Understanding Microbially Active Biogeochemical Environments' In: Gadd, G (eds). Advances in Applied Microbiology. St Louis, MO: Elsevier, 81-103. , pp.81-103 [Details]
McDermott, F., Schwarcz, H. and Rowe, P.J.; (2006) 'Isotopes in Speleothems' In: McDermott, F., Schwarcz, H. and Rowe, P.J.; (eds). Isotopes in Palaeoenvironmental Research. Netherlands: Springer, 185-225. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F.; (1994) 'Mass Spectrometry' In: MARFUNIN, A. Macmillian, India, - (eds). Advanced Mineralogy vol. 2. , pp.332-337 [Details]
HAWKESWORTH, C.J., GALLAGHER, K., HERGT, J.M. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1993) 'Trace element fractionation processes in the generation of island arc basalts' In: In: TARNEY, J., PICKERING, K.T., KNIPE, R.J. AND DEWEY, J.F. (eds) Clarendon Press/The Royal Society, London (eds). Melting and melt movement in the Earth. , pp.393-405 [Details]
ELLAM, R.M., HAWKESWORTH, C.J. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1990) 'Th/U and U/Pb fractionation in subduction related processes: implications for mantle evolution' In: In: E.A.G. Special Issue of Chemical Geology, 83 (eds). Development of the Continental Crust Through Time. , pp.165-181 [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1990) 'Intracrustal recycling and upper crustal evolution: a case study from the Pan-African Damara mobile belt' In: In: E.A.G. Special Issue of Chemical Geology (eds). Development of the Continental Crust Through Time. , pp.263-280 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Deininger, M., McDermott, F., Mudelsee, M., Werner, M., Frank, N., Mangini, A. (2017) 'Coherency of European speleothem δ18O records linked to North Atlantic ocean circulation'. Climate Dynamics, . [DOI] [Details]
Heinen, S., Turner, W., Cradden, L., McDermott, F. and O¿Malley, M. (2017) 'Electrification of residential space heating considering coincidental weather events and building thermal inertia: A system-wide planning analysis'. Energy, 127 :136-154. [DOI] [Details]
Zubiate, L., McDermott, F., Sweeney, C. & O¿Malley, M. (2017) 'Spatial variability in winter NAO-wind speed relationships in western Europe linked to concomitant states of the East Atlantic and Scandinavian patterns'. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 :552-562. [DOI] [Details]
Cradden, L.C., McDermott, F., Zubiate, L., Sweeney, C., O'Malley, M. (2017) 'A 34-year simulation of wind generation potential for Ireland and the impact of large-scale atmospheric pressure patterns'. Renewable Energy, 106 :165-176. [DOI] [Details]
Comas-Bru, L; McDermott, F; Werner, M (2016) 'The effect of the East Atlantic pattern on the precipitation d18O-NAO relationship in Europe'. Climate Dynamics, 47 :2059-2069. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Deininger, M., Werner, M., McDermott, F (2016) 'North Atlantic Oscillation controls on oxygen and hydrogen isotope sgradients in winter precipitation across Europe; implications for palaeoclimate studies'. Climate of the Past, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Fankhauser, A., McDermott, F. and Fleitmann, D. (2016) 'Episodic speleothem deposition tracks the terrestrial impact of millennial-scale last glacial climate variability in SW Ireland'. Quaternary Science Reviews, 152 :104-117. [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly, SS and Mariotti, G and Winter, AR and Newman, SA and Matys, ED and McDermott, F and Pruss, SB and Bosak, T and Summons, RE and Klepac-Ceraj, V (2017) 'Molecular biosignatures reveal common benthic microbial sources of organic matter in ooids and grapestones from Pigeon Cay, The Bahamas'. Geobiology, 15 :115-130. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, L.M., McDermott, F., Baldini, J.U.L., Arias, P., Cueto, M., Fairchild, I.J., Hoffmann, D.L., Mattey, D.P., Müller, W., Nita, D.C., Ontañón, R., Garciá-Moncó, C. and Richards, D.A. (2015) 'Regional temperature, atmospheric circulation, and sea-ice variability within the Younger Dryas Event constrained using a speleothem from northern Iberia'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 419 :101-110. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Walczak, I.W., Baldini, J.U.L., Baldini, L.M., Marsden, S., McDermott, F., Richards, D.A., Standish, C.D. and Andreo, B. (2015) 'Reconstructing high-resolution climate using CT scanning of unsectioned stalagmites: A case study identifying the mid-Holocene onset of the Mediterranean climate in southern Iberia'. Quaternary Science Reviews, 127 :117-128. [DOI] [Details]
Comas-Bru, L. and McDermott, F. (2015) 'Data-model comparison of soil-water d18O at a temperate site in N. Spain with implications for interpreting speleothem d18O'. Journal of Hydrology, 530 :216-224. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Mouchi, V., Crowley, Q., Jackson, A., McDermott, F., Monteys, X., de Rafelis, M., Rueda, J. and Lartaud, F. (2014) 'Potential seasonal calibration for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction using skeletal microstructures and strontium measurements from the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa'. Journal of Quaternary Science, 29 (8):803-814. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Comas-Bru, L. and McDermott, F. (2014) 'Impacts of the EA and SCA patterns on the European twentieth century NAO-winter climate relationship'. Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society, 140 :354-363. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Swindles, G.T., Lawson, I.T., Matthews, I.P., Blaauw, M., Daley, T.J., Charman, D.J., Roland, T.P., Plunkett, G., Schettler, G., Gearey, B.R., Turner, T.E., Rea, H.A., Roe, H.M., Amesbury, M.J., Chambers, F.M., Holmes, J., Mitchell, F.J.G., Blackford, J., Blundell, A., Branch, N., Holmes, J., Langdon, P., McCarroll, J., McDermott, F., Oksanen, P.O., Pritchard, O., Stastney, O., Stefanini, B., Young, D., Wheeler, J., Becker, K. and Armit, I. (2013) 'Centennial-scale climate change in Ireland during the Holocene'. Earth-Science Reviews, 126 :300-320. [DOI] [Details]
Rudzka-Phillips, D., McDermott, F., Jackson. A. and Fleitmann, D. (2013) 'Inverse modelling of the 14C bomb pulse in stalagmites to constrain the dynamics of soil carbon cycling at selected European cave sites'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 112 :32-51. [DOI] [Details]
Rudzka, D., McDermott, F. and Suric, M. (2012) 'A late Holocene climate record in stalagmites from Modric Cave (Croatia)'. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, 27 (6):585-596. [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, J.U.L., McDermott, F., Baldini, L.M., Ottley, C.J., Linge, K.L., Clipson, N. and Jarvis, K.E. (2012) 'Identifying short-term and seasonal trends in cave drip water trace element concentrations based on a daily-scale automatically collected drip water dataset'. Chemical Geology, 330-331 :1-16. Available Online [Details]
McDermott, F., Atkinson, T.C., Fairchild, I.J., Baldini, L.M. and Mattey, D.P.; (2011) 'A first evaluation of the spatial gradients in d18O recorded by European Holocene speleothems'. Global and Planetary Change, 79 :275-287. Available Online [Details]
Rudzka, D., McDermott, F., Baldini, L.M., Fleitmann, D., Moreno, A. and Stoll, H.; (2011) 'The coupled d13C-radiocarbon systematics of three Late Glacial/early Holocene speleothems; insights into soil and cave processes at climate transitions'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 75 (15):4321-4339. [Details]
Hutchens, E., Gleeson, D., McDermott, F., Miranda-Casoluengo, R. and Clipson, N.; (2010) 'Meter-Scale Diversity of Microbial Communities on a Weathered Pegmatite Granite Outcrop in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland; Evidence for Mineral Induced Selection?'. Geomicrobiology Journal, 27 :1-14. [DOI] [Details]
Rooney, DC,Hutchens, E,Clipson, N,Baldini, J,McDermott, F; (2010) 'Microbial Community Diversity of Moonmilk Deposits at Ballynamintra Cave, Co. Waterford, Ireland'. Microbial Ecology, 60 :753-761. [DOI] [Details]
Gleeson, DB,Melville, K,McDermott, F,Clipson, N,Gadd, GM; (2010) 'Molecular Characterization of Fungal Communities in Sandstone'. Geomicrobiology Journal, 27 :559-571. [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, L.M., McDermott, F., Baldini, J.U.L., Fischer, M.J. and Möllhoff, M.; (2010) 'An investigation of the controls on Irish precipitation d18O values on monthly and event timescales'. Climate Dynamics, 35 (6):977-993. [DOI] [Details]
Johnston, V.E., McDermott, F. and Tamas, T.; (2010) 'A radiocarbon dated bat guano deposit from NW Romania: Implications for the timing of the Little Ice Age and Medieval Climate Anomaly'. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 291 :217-227. [DOI] [Details]
Johnston, V.E. and McDermott, F.; (2009) 'Cosmogenic 36Cl in karst waters: Quantifying contributions from atmospheric and bedrock sources'. Geophysical Research Letters, 36: L23705 . [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, J.U.L., McDermott, F., Hoffmann, D.L., Richards, D.A. and Clipson, N.; (2008) 'Very high-frequency and seasonal cave atmosphere PCO2 variability: Implications for stalagmite growth and oxygen isotope-based palaeoclimate records'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 272 :118-129. [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, LM,McDermott, F,Foley, AM,Baldini, JUL; (2008) 'Spatial variability in the European winter precipitation delta O-18-NAO relationship: Implications for reconstructing NAO-mode climate variability in the Holocene'. Geophysical Research Letters, 35 . [DOI] [Details]
Wynn, PM,Fairchild, IJ,Baker, A,Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F; (2008) 'Isotopic archives of sulphate in speleothems'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 :2465-2477. [DOI] [Details]
Hutchens, E., McDermott, F.P., and Clipson, N.; (2008) 'Bacteria, fungi and archaea on silicate minerals - A case for selective colonization'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 (12):404-404. [Details]
Baldini, L.M., McDermott, F., Foley, A.M. and Baldini, J.U.L.; (2008) 'Spatial variability in European winter precipitation d18O-NAO relationship: Implications for reconstructing NAO-mode climate variability in the Holocene'. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L04709 :doi:10.1029/2007. [DOI] [Details]
Jackson, AS,McDermott, F,Mangini, A; (2008) 'Late Holocene climate oscillations and solar fluctuations from speleothem STAL-AH-1, Sauerland, Germany: A numerical perspective'. Geophysical Research Letters, 35 . [DOI] [Details]
Johnston, V.E. and McDermott, F.; (2008) 'The distribution of meteoric Cl-36 in precipitation across Europe in spring 2007'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 275 :154-164. [DOI] [Details]
Wynn, P. M., Fairchild, I. J., Baker, A., Baldini, J. U. L. and McDermott, F.; (2008) 'Isotopic archives of sulphate in speleothems'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 (10):2465-2477. [Details]
Gleeson,D., McDermott,F. and Clipson,N.; (2007) 'Understanding microbially active biogeochemical environments'. Advances in Applied Microbiology, 62 :81-104. [Details]
Baldini, JUL, Mcdermott, F, Fairchild, IJ, ; (2007) 'Structure of the 8200-year cold event revealed by a speleothem trace element record (Retraction of vol 296, pg 2203, 2002)'. Science AAAS, 317 :748-748. [Details]
Holmes, J., Jones, R., Haas, J. N., McDermott, F., Molloy, K., O'Connell, M., ; (2007) 'Multi-proxy evidence for Holocene lake-level and salinity changes at An Loch Mor, a coastal lake on the Aran Islands, Western Ireland'. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26 (19-21):2438-2462. [Details]
Baldini, JUL; Baldini, LM; McDermott, F; Clipson, N; ; (2006) 'Carbon dioxide sources, sinks, and spatial variability in shallow temperate zone caves: Evidence from Ballynamintra Cave, Ireland'. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 68 (1):4-11. [Details]
Gleeson, D,McDermott, F,Clipson, N; (2006) 'Structural diversity of bacterial communities in a heavy metal mineralized granite outcrop'. Environmental Microbiology, 8 :383-393. [DOI] [Details]
McDermott, F, Baldini, LM, Baldini, JUL, ; (2006) 'Forward modelling of speleothem delta O-18: A critical assessment of their use as high-resolution climate proxies'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70 (18):408-408. [Details]
Baldini, JUL; Baldini, LM; McDermott, F; Clipson, N; ; (2006) 'Carbon dioxide sources, sinks, and spatial variability in shallow temperate zone caves: Evidence from Ballynamintra Cave, Ireland'. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 68 (1):4-11. [Details]
Baldini, J.U.L., McDermott, F. and Fairchild, I.J. ; (2006) 'Spatial variability in cave drip water hydrochemistry: Implications for stalagmite paleoclimate records'. Chemical Geology, 235 (3-4):390-404. [Details]
Fairchild, IJ; Smith, CL; Baker, A; Fuller, L; Spotl, C; Mattey, D; McDermott, F; ; (2006) 'Modification and preservation of environmental signals in speleothems'. Earth-Science Reviews, 75 (1-4):105-153. [Details]
Gleeson, DB, Kennedy, NM, Clipson, N, Melville, K, Gadd, GM, McDermott, FP, ; (2006) 'Characterization of bacterial community structure on a weathered pegmatitic granite'. Microbial Ecology, 51 (4):526-534. [Details]
Baldini, J.U.L., McDermott, F., Baker, A., Baldini, L.M., Mattey D.P. and Railsback, L.B.; (2005) 'Biomass effects on stalagmite growth and isotope ratios: A 20th century analogue from Wiltshire, England'. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 240 :486-494. [Details]
McDermott, F,Delfin, FG,Defant, MJ,Turner, S,Maury, R; (2005) 'The petrogenesis of volcanics from Mt. Bulusan and Mt. Mayon in the Bicol arc, the Philippines'. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 150 :652-670. [DOI] [Details]
Wang, Q., McDermott, F., Xu, J., Bellon, H. and Zhu Y.; (2005) 'Cenozoic K-rich adakitic volcanic rocks in the Hohxil area, northern Tibet: Lower-crustal melting in an intracontinental setting'. GEOLOGY, 33 :465-468. [Details]
McMillan, E.A., Fairchild, I.J., Frisia, S., Borsato, A. and McDermott, F.; (2005) 'Annual trace element cycles in calcite-aragonite speleothems: evidence of drought in the western Mediterranean 1200-1100 yr BP'. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, 20 :423-433. [Details]
Grun, R; Stringer, C; McDermott, F; Nathan, R; Porat, N; Robertson, S; Taylor, L; Mortimer, G; Eggins, S; McCulloch, M; ; (2005) 'U-series and ESR analyses of bones and teeth relating to the human burials from Skhul'. Journal of Human Evolution, 49 (3):316-334. [Details]
McMillan, EA, Fairchild, IJ, Frisia, S, Borsato, A, McDermott, F, ; (2005) 'Annual trace element cycles in calcite-aragonite speleothems: evidence of drought in the western Mediterranean 1200-1100 yr BP'. Journal of Quaternary Science, 20 (5):423-433. [Details]
Wang, O, McDermott, F, Xu, JF, Bellon, H, Zhu, YT, ; (2005) 'Cenozoic K-rich adakitic volcanic rocks in the Hohxil area, northern Tibet: Lower-crustal melting in an intracontinental setting'. Journal of Geology, 33 (6):465-468. [Details]
Gleeson, DB, Clipson, N, Melville, K, Gadd, GM, McDermott, FP, ; (2005) 'Characterization of fungal community structure on a weathered pegmatitic granite'. Microbial Ecology, 50 (3):360-368. [DOI] [Details]
McDermott, F.; (2004) 'Palaeoclimate reconstruction from stable isotope variations in speleothems; a review'. Quartenary Science Reviews, 28 :901-918. [Details]
Frisia, S, Borsato, A, Preto, N, McDermott, F, ; (2003) 'Late Holocene annual growth in three Alpine stalagmites records the influence of solar activity and the North Atlantic Oscillation on winter climate'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 216 (3):411-424. [Details]
O'Brien, GS, Bean, CJ, McDermott, F, ; (2003) 'Numerical investigations of passive and reactive flow through generic single fractures with heterogeneous permeability'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 213 (3-4):271-284. [DOI] [Details]
BALDINI, J.U., MCDERMOTT, F. AND FAIRCHILD, I.J.; (2002) 'Structure of the 8200-year cold event revealed by a speleothem trace element record'. Science AAAS, 296 :2203-2206. [Details]
O'Brien, GS,Bean, CJ,McDermott, F; (2002) 'A comparison of published experimental data with a coupled lattice Boltzmann-analytic advection-diffusion method for reactive transport in porous media'. Journal of Hydrology, 268 :143-157. [DOI] [Details]
Gleeson, M, Hunter, AG, McDermott, F, Pearson, G, Nowell, G, Fallick, A, ; (2002) 'Geochemistry of crustal samples from the Atlantis Bank Platform, SWIR'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66 (15A):279-279. [Details]
Frisia, S, Borsato, A, Fairchild, IJ, McDermott, F, Selmo, EM, ; (2002) 'Aragonite-calcite relationships in speleothems (Grotte de Clamouse, France): Environment, fabrics, and carbonate geochemistry'. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 72 (5):687-699. [Details]
McDermott, F, Mattey, DP, Hawkesworth, C, ; (2001) 'Centennial-scale holocene climate variability revealed by a high-resolution speleothem delta O-18 record from SW Ireland'. Science AAAS, 294 (5545):1328-1331. [Details]
Fairchild, IJ,Baker, A,Borsato, A,Frisia, S,Hinton, RW,McDermott, F,Tooth, AF; (2001) 'Annual to sub-annual resolution of multiple trace-element trends in speleothems'. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 158 :831-841. [Details]
HUANG, Y., FAIRCHILD, I.J., BORSATO, A., FRISIA, S., CASSIDY, N.J., MCDERMOTT, F. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (2001) 'Seasonal variations in Sr, Mg and P in modern speleothems (Grotta di Ernesto, Italy)'. Chemical Geology, 175 :429-448. [Details]
Verheyden, S, Keppens, E, Fairchild, IJ, McDermott, F, Weis, D, ; (2000) 'Mg, Sr and Sr isotope geochemistry of a Belgian Holocene speleothem: implications for paleoclimate reconstructions'. Chemical Geology, 169 (1-2):131-144. [Details]
Frisia, S,Borsato, A,Fairchild, IJ,McDermott, F; (2000) 'Calcite fabrics, growth mechanisms, and environments of formation in speleothems from the Italian Alps and southwestern Ireland'. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 70 :1183-1196. [Details]
FAIRCHILD, I.J., BORSATO, A., TOOTH, A., FRISIA, S., HAWKESWORTH, T.H.E., HUANG, Y., MCDERMOTT, F. AND SPIRO, B.; (2000) 'Controls on trace element (Sr-Mg) compositions of carbonate cave waters: implications for speleothem climatic records'. Chemical Geology, 166 :255-269. [Details]
O'BRIEN, G., BEAN, C.J. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (2000) 'Numerical and Experimental modelling of fluid-rock interactions with heterogeneous porosity'. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 69 (70):119-125. [Details]
BAKER, A., BOLTON, L., BRUNSDON, C., CHARLTON, M.E. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (2000) 'Visualisation of luminescence excitation-emission timeseries: palaeoclimate implications from a 10,000 year stalagmite record from Ireland'. Geophysical Research Letters, 27 (14):2145-2148. [Details]
FRISIA, S., BORSATO, A., FAIRCHILD, I.J. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (2000) 'Fabrics of speleothems from temperate-humid settings: growth mechanisms and environmental parameters'. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 70 (5):1183-1196. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., FRISIA, S., HUANG, Y., LONGINELLI, A., SPIRO, B., HEATON, T.H.E., HAWKESWORTH, C.J., BORSATO, A., KEPPENS, E., FAIRCHILD, I.J., VAN DER BORG, K., VERHEYDEN, S. AND SELMO, E.; (1999) 'Holocene climate variability in Europe: evidence from ä18O and textural variations in speleothems'. Quartenary Science Reviews, 18 :1021-1038. [Details]
Grun, R, Huang, PH, Huang, WP, McDermott, F, Thorne, A, Stringer, CB, Yan, G, ; (1998) 'ESR and U-series analyses of teeth from the palaeoanthropological site of Hexian, Anhui Province, China'. Journal of Human Evolution, 34 (6):555-564. [Details]
Grun, R,Huang, PH,Huang, WP,McDermott, F,Thorne, A,Stringer, CB,Yan, G; (1998) 'ESR and U-series analyses of teeth from the palaeoanthropological site of Hexian, Anhui Province, China'. J HUM EVOL, 34 :555-564. [Details]
Turner, S,McDermott, F,Hawkesworth, C,Kepezhinskas, P; (1998) 'A U-series study of lavas from Kamchatka and the Aleutians: constraints on source composition and melting processes'. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 133 :217-234. [Details]
GOEDE, A., MCCULLOCH, M., MCDERMOTT, F. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1998) 'Aeolian contribution to strontium and strontium isotope variations in a Tasmanian speleothem'. Chemical Geology, 149 :37-50. [Details]
TURNER, S., MCDERMOTT, F., HAWKESWORTH, C.J. AND KEPEZHINSKAS, P.; (1998) 'A U-series study of lavas from Kamchatka and the Aleutians: constraints on source composition and melting processes'. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 133 :217-234. [Details]
GRÜN, R., HUANG, P.H., HUANG, W., MCDERMOTT, F., THORNE, A., STRINGER, C.B. AND YAN, G.; (1998) 'ESR and U-series analyses of teeth from the palaeoanthropological site of Hexian, Anhui Province, China'. Journal of Human Evolution, 34 :555-564. [Details]
Maury, RC, Defant, MJ, Bellon, H, Jacques, D, Joron, JL, McDermott, F, Vidal, P, ; (1998) 'Temporal geochemical trends in northern Luzon arc lavas (Philippines): implications on metasomatic processes in the island arc mantle'. BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE GEOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE, 169 (1):69-80. [Details]
Zhou, LP, McDermott, F, Rhodes, EJ, Marseglia, EA, Mellars, PA, ; (1997) 'ESR and mass-spectrometric uranium-series dating studies of a mammoth tooth from Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England'. Quaternary Science Reviews, 16 (3-5):445-454. [Details]
HAWKESWORTH, C.J., TURNER, S., PEATE, D., MCDERMOTT, F. AND VAN CALSTEREN, P.; (1997) 'Elemental U and Th variations in island arc rocks: implications for U-series isotopes'. Chemical Geology, 139 :207-221. [Details]
KEPEZHINSKAS, P., MCDERMOTT, F., DEFANT, M.J., HOCHSTAEDTER, A., DRUMMOND, M.S., HAWKESWORTH, C.J., KOLOSKOV, A., MAURY, R.C. AND BELLON. H.; (1997) 'Trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb isotope geochemistry of the Kamchatka volcanic arc, Russia'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 61 :577-600. [Details]
Hawkesworth, CJ, Turner, SP, McDermott, F, Peate, DW, vanCalsteren, P, ; (1997) 'U-Th isotopes in arc magmas: Implications for element transfer from the subducted crust'. Science AAAS, 276 (5312):551-555. [Details]
Goede, A, McDermott, F, Hawkesworth, C, Webb, J, Finlayson, B, ; (1996) 'Evidence of Younger Dryas and neoglacial cooling in a late quaternary palaeotemperature record from a speleothem in eastern Victoria, Australia'. Journal of Quaternary Science, 11 (1):1-7. [Details]
Goede, A,McDermott, F,Hawkesworth, C,Webb, J,Finlayson, B; (1996) 'Evidence of Younger Dryas and neoglacial cooling in a late quaternary palaeotemperature record from a speleothem in eastern Victoria, Australia'. Journal of Quaternary Science, 11 :1-7. [Details]
ZHOU, L.P., MCDERMOTT, F., RHODES, E.J., MARSEGLIA, E.A.; (1996) 'ESR and Mass-Spectrometric Uranium-Series Dating Study of a Mammoth Tooth from Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England. Quaternary Geochronology, (Quaternary Science Reviews), , -'. Quaternary Geochronology, 15 :1-10. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., STRINGER, C.B., GRÜN, R., WILLIAMS, T., DIN, V. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1996) 'New Late-Pleistocene Uranium-Thorium and ESR ages for the Singa hominid (Sudan)'. Journal of Human Evolution, 31 :507-516. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., HARRIS, N.B.W. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1996) 'Geochemical constraints on crustal anatexis; a case study from the Pan-African Damara granitoids of Namibia'. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 123 :406-423. [Details]
HUANG, Y., HAWKESWORTH, C.J., VANCALSTEREN, P. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1995) 'Geochemical characteristics and origin of the Jacupiranga Carbonatites, Brazil and implications for mantle metasomatism'. Chemical Geology, 119 :79-99. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F. AND SWABEY, S.E.J.; (1995) 'Speleothems as palaeoclimate recorders: a review of recent advances'. Irish Speleology, 15 :61-70. [Details]
FOURCADE, S., MAURY, R.C., DEFANT, M.J. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1994) 'Mantle metasomatic enrichment versus arc crust contamination in the Philippines: Oxygen isotope study of Batan ultramafic nodules and northern Luzon arc lavas'. Chemical Geology, 114 :199-215. [Details]
GRÜN, R. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1994) 'Open system modelling for U-series and ESR dating of fossil teeth'. Quaternary Science Reviews, 13 :121-125. [Details]
HAWKESWORTH, C.J., GALLAGHER, K., HERGT, J.M. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1994) 'Destructive plate margin magmatism: Geochemistry and melt generation'. Lithos, 33 :169-188. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., GRÜN, R., STRINGER, C.B. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1993) 'Mass-spectrometric U-series dates for Israeli Neanderthal/early modern hominid sites'. Nature, 363 :252-254. [Details]
HAWKESWORTH, C.J., GALLAGHER, K., HERGT, J.M. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1993) 'Mantle and Slab contributions in arc magmas'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 21 :175-204. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., ELLIOTT, T.R., VANCALSTEREN, P. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1993) 'Measurement of 230Th/232Th ratios in young volcanic rocks by single-sector thermal ionisation mass-spectrometry. (Isotope Geoscience Section)'. Chemical Geology, 103 :283-292. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., DEFANT, M.J., HAWKESWORTH, C.J. AND JORON, J.L.; (1993) 'Isotope and trace element evidence for three component mixing in the genesis of the North Luzon arc lavas (Philippines)'. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 113 :9-23. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., HAWKESWORTH, C.J., GRÜN, R. AND STRINGER, C.B.; (1993) 'Dating hominid remains; discussion and reply'. Nature, 366 :415. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1991) 'Th, Pb, and Sr isotope variations in young island arc volcanics and oceanic sediments'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 104 :1-15. [Details]
HAWKESWORTH, C.J., HERGT, J.M., MCDERMOTT, F AND ELLAM, R.M.; (1991) 'Destructive margin magmatism and the contributions from the mantle wedge and subducted crust'. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 38 :577-594. [Details]
HAWKESWORTH, C.J., HERGT, J.M., ELLAM, R.M. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1991) 'Element fluxes associated with subduction related magmatism'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, London, A335 :393-405. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1990) 'The Sr isotope evolution of the upper continental crust'. Nature, 344 :850-853. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., HARRIS, N.B.W. AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (1989) 'Crustal reworking in southern Africa: constraints from Sr-Nd isotope studies in Archaean to Pan-African terrains'. Tectonophysics, 161 :257-270. [Details]
FRANCIS, P.W., SPARKS, R.S.J., HAWKESWORTH, C.J., THORPE, R.S., PYLE, D.M., TAIT, S.R., MANTOVINI, M.S.M. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1989) 'Petrology and Geochemistry of volcanic rocks of the Cerro Galan caldera, North West Argentina'. Geological Magazine, 126 (5):515-547. [Details]
HARRIS, N.B.W., HAWKESWORTH, C.J., VAN CALSTEREN, P. AND MCDERMOTT, F.; (1987) 'Evolution of continental crust in southern Africa'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 83 :85-93. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Russell A., McDermott F., Hunter Williams T., Daly E., Henry T. & Morrison L. (2017) Sourcing groundwater arsenic contamination in North-East Ireland. Goldschmidt Conference Goldschmidt [Details]
McDermott, F. and Phillips, D. (2017) Carbon dioide budgets in cave air and carbon in speleothems; insignts from a shallow cave in Ireland EGU General Assembly [Details]
McDermott, F. (2017) Impact of atmospheric pressure patterns on rainfall and speleothem oxygen isotope ratios Karst Research VIII [Details]
Deininger M., Vattano M., McDermott F., Frisia S., Borsato A., Frank N., Spötl C., Scholz D., Di Maggio C., and Madonia G. (2017) The speleothem record from Sicily, an important palaeoclimate testimony in the heart of the Mediterranean: overview of current research EGU General Assembly Vienna, , 23-APR-17 - 28-APR-17 [Details]
Deininger, M., McDermott, F., Cruz, F.W., Bernal, J.P., Mudelsee, M., Frank, N., Vonhof, H., Millo, C., Treble, P, Spötl, C. (2017) Inter-hemispheric synchrony of Holocene mid-latitude atmospheric circulation changes inferred from speleothem geochemical proxies EGU General Assembly Vienna, , 23-APR-17 - 28-APR-17 [Details]
Russell, A., McDermott, F. and Morrison, L. (2017) Linking naturally-occuring sources of arsenic with contamination of groundwater resources in the Longford-Down Terrane of North-East Ireland Irish Geological Research Meeting Available Online [Details]
Comas-Bru,L. McDermott, F. and Werner, M. (2016) Atmospheric drivers that compromise the assumed long-term stationarity between d18O-based proxy records and NAO, winter air temperature and winter precipitation amount American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco [Details]
McDermott, F and Fankhauser, A. (2016) Episodic speleothem deposition in Ireland during the late Quaternary; implications for Greenland ice core chronology and British-Irish Ice Sheet dynamics EGU General Assembly [Details]
Comas-Bru, L., McDermott, F. and Werner, M. (2016) Atmospheric drivers that compromise the assumed long-term stationarity between d18O-based proxy records and NAO, winter air temperature and winter precipitation amount INQUA [Details]
Comas-Bru, L., McDermott, F. and Werner, M. (2016) Atmospheric drivers that influence the stationarity of European NAO proxy records QRA Annual Discussion Meeting Royal Holloway University of London, , 06-JAN-16 - 08-JAN-16 [Details]
Crowley, Q; Mouchi, V; Dämmer, L; Power, K; Wheeler, A; McDermott, F; Georgiopoulou, A; Blamart, D (2016) The potential and challenges of cold water corals as proxies for enviromental change Irish Geological Research Meeting Galway, Ireland, , 19-FEB-16 - 21-FEB-16 [Details]
Deininger, M. and McDermott, F. (2016) Coherency of European speleothem δ18O records linked to North Atlantic ocean circulation EGU General Assembly [Details]
Deininger M., Lippold J., Abele F. and McDermott, F. (2016) Comparison of a spatio-temporal speleothem-based reconstruction of late Holocene climate variability to the timing of cultural developments EGU General Assembly [Details]
Comas-Bru, L., McDermott, F. and Werner, M. (2016) Atmospheric drivers that compromise the assumed long-term stationarity between δ18O-based proxy records and NAO, winter air temperature and winter precipitation amount EGU General Assembly Available Online [Details]
McDermott, F. (2016) Early onset of Dansgaard-Oeschger warming events in Northern Hemisphere Last Glacial speleothems: asynchronous warming or missing Greenland ice layers? Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
O'Reilly, S;Klepac-Ceraj, V;Winter, A;Bosak T;McDermott, F;Summons, R (2015) Molecular evidence for a micorbial role in modern ooid formation and implications for their occurrence and meaning in the geological record Astrobiology Science Conference 2015 Chicago, , 15-JUN-15 - 19-JUN-15 Available Online [Details]
O'Reilly, S; Newman, S; McDermott, F; Summons, R (2015) Lipid biomarkers preserved within Oman Ophiolite carbonates: insights into a subsurface serpentinite-hosted ecosystem 3rd International Workshop on Microbial Life under Extreme Energy Limitation (MICROENERGY2015) Sandbjerg Manor, Denmark, , 21-SEP-15 - 25-SEP-15 [Details]
Baldini, J., McDermott, F., Baldini, L., Ottley, C., Linge, K., Clipson, N. and Jarvis, K. (2015) Automatically collected drip water data reveals daily-scale variability in cave drip water trace element concentrations EGU General Assembly , pp.EGU2015-12665 [Details]
Baldini, L., McDermott, F., Baldini, J., Arias, P., Hoffmann, D., Mattey, D., Müller, W., Nita, D., Ontañón, R., Garciá-Moncó, C. and David Richards (2015) A speleothem-based trace element reconstruction of westerly wind strength during the Younger Dryas in northern Iberia EGU General Assembly , pp.EGU2015-11303 [Details]
O'Reilly, S; Klepac-Ceraj, V; Winter, A; Newman, S; Bosak, T; McDermott, F; Summons, R (2015) Evidence for a microbial role in ooid formation and implications for their utility as molecular paleoenvironmental records 27th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry Prague, , 13-SEP-15 - 18-SEP-15 [Details]
O'Reilly, S; Klepac-Ceraj, V; Newman, S; Winter, A; Pruss, S; Mariottu, G; Bosak, T; McDermott, F; Summons, R; (2015) Molecular Evidence For a Microbial Role in Ooid Formation and Preservation of Molecular Biosignatures in Ancient Oolite Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, , 31-OCT-15 - 04-NOV-15 [Details]
Michael Deininger and Frank McDermott (2015) Spatio-temporal coherency analysis of European Holocene speleothem δ18O records reveals temperature driven changes Goldschmidt , pp.697-697 [Details]
Zubiate, L., McDermott, F., Sweeney, C. and O'Malley, M. (2014) Local and regional effects of large scale atmospheric circulation patterns on winter wind power output in Western Europe EGU General Assembly Vienna, Austria, , 27-APR-15 - 02-MAY-14 , pp.EGU2014-4253 Available Online [Details]
Walczak, I.W., Baldini, J., Baldini, L., Marsden, S., Richards, D., Standish, C., McDermott, F. and Andreo, B. (2014) The onset of Mediterranean climate in western Europe inferred from dating and CT scanning of an unsectioned stalagmite Goldschmidt Sacramento, California, , 08-JUN-14 - 13-JUN-14 , pp.14f/15:30/Fr [Details]
Zubiate, L., McDermott, F., Sweeney, C. and O'Malley, M. (2014) Local and regional effects of large scale atmospheric circulation patterns on winter wind power output in Western Europe EGU General Assembly Vienna, Austria, , pp.EGU2014-4253 [Details]
Rudzka D. and McDermott F. (2012) The 14C ¿bomb¿ pulse in selected European stalagmites as a tracer of soil carbon cycling dynamics EGU General Assembly Vol. 14, EGU2012-2863, [Details]
Fankhauser A., McDermott F., Fleitmann D., Hoffmann D.L. (2012) Rapid response of climatic conditions during the last glacial: evidence from U-series dated Irish speleothems EGU General Assembly [Details]
Comas-Bru,L., McDermott, F. and Fleitmann, D.; (2012) A 1,000 year annually resolved record of speleothem δ18O from Northern Spain; a potential new proxy for North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index reconstruction European Geosciences Union. General Assembly 2012 Vol. 14, EGU2012-1627-1, [Details]
Laia Comas-Bru and Frank McDermott (2012) Criteria for selecting european cave sites and speleothems for reconstructing the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO); a case study from N.Spain International Speleothem Workshop, DAPHNE Heidelberg (Germany), , 08-FEB-12 - 10-FEB-12 [Details]
Laia Comas-Bru and Frank McDermott (2012) Criteria for selecting European cave sites and speleothems for reconstructing the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO); a case study from N.Spain Irish Geological Research Meeting Cork (Ireland), , 17-FEB-12 - 19-FEB-12 [Details]
Comas-Bru,L., McDermott, F. and Fleitmann, D.; (2012) A 1,000 year annually resolved record of speleothem δ18O from Northern Spain; a potential new proxy for North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index reconstruction EGU General Assembly Vol. 14, EGU2012-1627-1, Available Online [Details]
McDermott, F., Atkinson, T.C., Fairchild, I.J., Baldini, L.M. and Mattey, D.P.; (2011) The nature and possible causes of changes in speleothem d18O gradients across Europe during the Holocene Climate Change - The Karst Record (KR6) Birmingham, U.K, , 26-JUN-11 - 29-JUN-11 [Details]
Fankhauser A., McDermott F., Fleitmann D. (2011) Speleothems versus ice core ages for the Greenland interstadials. Does the latest NGRIP chronology still exhibit time lags? Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) Spring meeting [Details]
Fankhauser A., McDermott F., Fleitmann D. (2011) The nature and timing of MIS 3 interstadials; new constraints from U-series dated speleothems from Crag cave, S.W. Ireland 18th International Quaternary Association (INQUA) congress, Bern, Switzerland Bern, Switzerland, [Details]
Rudzka D. , McDermott F., and Suric M.; (2011) A late-Holocene climate record in stalagmites from Modric Cave (Croatia) Climate Change - The Karst Record (KR6) Birmingham, 26-30 June 2011,p. 112, [Details]
Fankhauser, A., McDermott, F. and Fleitmann, D.; (2011) U-series dated speleothems from Crag cave S.W. Ireland constrain the timing and nature of interstadial events during Marine Isotope Stages 2 and 3 Climate Change - The Karst Record (KR6) Birmingham, U.K, , 26-JUN-11 - 29-JUN-11 [Details]
Laia Comas-Bru and Frank McDermott (2011) A preliminary assessment of the possible sensitivity of speleothem δ18O to North Atlantic Oscillation variability in N.Spain Climate Change - The Karst Record (KR6) Birmingham, UK, , 26-JUN-11 - 29-JUN-11 [Details]
Fankhauser, A. and McDermott, F.; (2010) 'U-Th Ages for Speleothem Deposits from Crag Cave, S.W. Ireland; Insights into the Timing of Interstadials during the Last Glacial' Dated Speleothems Archives of the Palaeoenvironment (DFG Research Group, 3rd DAPHNE Workshop) Abstracts Volume, , pp.34 [Details]
McDermott, F.; (2010) Methodologies to extract regional scale climate signals from site-specific noise in speleothem stable isotope records EGU General Assembly 2010, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, , pp.EGU2010-8275 [Details]
Rudzka, D. and McDermott, F.; (2010) Changes in the balance of soil respired CO2 (root vs. soil organic matter) during the Younger Dryas event; evidence from three European cave sites EGU General Assembly 2010, Geophysical Research Abstracts EGU2010-13130-4 Vol. 12, [Details]
Rudzka, D. and McDermott, F.; (2009) The response of recalcitrant soil organic matter to climate change; insights from speleothems EGU General Assembly 2009, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 11 EGU2009-5449, , 19-APR-09 - 24-APR-09 [Details]
Rooney, D., Hutchens, E., Clipson, N. and McDermott, F.; (2009) Microbial community diversity associated with moonmilk deposits in a karstic cave system in Ireland EGU General Assembly 2009, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 11, , 19-APR-09 - 24-APR-09 , pp.EGU2009-2901 [Details]
McDermott, F.; (2009) Spatio-temporal gradients in d18O among Northern hemisphere Holocene speleothems; decpihering temperature, aridity and moisture transport effects EGU General Assembly 2009, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 11, , 19-APR-09 - 24-APR-09 , pp.EGU2009-10651-2 [Details]
Hutchens, E., Clipson, N. and McDermott, F.; (2008) Mineralogical influence on the structure and diversity of bacterial communities associated with silicate minerals European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2007 Vienna, Austria, , 15-APR-08 - 20-APR-08 [Details]
Johnston, V.E. and McDermott, F.; (2008) An investigation of cosmogenic Cl-36 as a solar irradiance proxy: preliminary production results from European rainfall 51st Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Dublin, [Details]
Johnston, V.E. and McDermott, F.; (2008) An investigation of Cl-36 as a novel solar irradiance proxy in speleothems: preliminary results from European rainfall and shallow karst systems Geophysical Research Abstracts, 10 , pp.EGU2008-A-09676 Available Online [Details]
Hutchens, E., Gleeson, D.B., Clipson, N. and McDermott, F.; (2008) Mineral Induced Selection of microbial communities on silicates The 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME12):  Microbial Diversity - Sustaining the Blue Planet Cairns, Australia, , 17-AUG-08 - 22-AUG-08 [Details]
Hutchens, E., McDermott, F. P. and Clipson, N.; (2008) Bacteria, fungi and archaea on silicate minerals - A case for selective colonization Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 , pp.p.404 [Details]
McDermott, F., Jackson, A. S., Mangini, A., Mattey, D. P. and Frisia, S.; (2008) C-14 variability in two late Holocene stalagmites and the implications for climate forcing mechanisms Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 , pp.p.612 [Details]
Baldini, L. M., McDermott, F., Macpherson, C. G., Hercman, H. and Baldini, J. U. L.; (2008) Spatial variability in the NAO-European winter precipitation delta O-18 relationship: Implications for stalagmite proxy NAO index reconstructions Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 , pp.p.48 [Details]
Baldini, J. U. L., McDermott, F., Hoffman, D. L., Richards, D. A. and Clipson, N.; (2008) Cave air controls on stalagmite growth rates and paleoclimate records Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 , pp.p.48 [Details]
Hutchens, E., Clipson, N. and McDermott, F.; (2007) What can DNA tell us about microbial colonisation of rock surfaces? European Geosciences Union, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9 , pp.04345 [Details]
Jackson, A. and McDermott, F.; (2007) Climate proxy response to late Holocene 14C fluctuations in European stalagmites 50th Irish Geological Research Meeting Coleraine, [Details]
McDermott, F, Baldini, LM, Baldini, JUL, ; (2006) GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA Forward modelling of speleothem delta O-18: A critical assessment of their use as high-resolution climate proxies , pp.408-408 [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, LM, McDermott, F, Baldini, JUL, ; (2006) GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA Detecting NAO-mode variability in high-resolution speleothem isotope records , pp.31-31 [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, JUL; McDermott, F; Clipson, N; ; (2006) GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA Effects of high-frequency cave atmosphere P-CO2 ariability on stalagmite climate proxy records , pp.30-30 [Details]
Baldini, J.U.L., McDermott, F. and Clipson, N.; (2006) Effects of high-frequency cave atmosphere PCO2 variability on stalagmite climate proxy records 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Melbourne, Australia, , 27-AUG-06 - 01-SEP-06 [Details]
Fairchild, IJ,Smith, CL,Baker, A,Fuller, L,Spotl, C,Mattey, D,McDermott, F (2006) EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS Modification and preservation of environmental signals in speleothems , pp.105-153 [DOI] [Details]
Hutchens, E., Clipson, N. and McDermott, F.; (2006) Microbial colonization of rock surfaces; random or mineral specific selection?  ' ABSTRACT 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Melbourne, Australia, , 27-AUG-06 - 01-SEP-06 [Details]
McDermott, F., Baldini, L.M. and Baldini, J.U.L.; (2006) Forward modelling of speleothem δ18O: A critical assessment of their use as high-resolution climate proxies  16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Melbourne, Australia, , 27-AUG-06 - 01-SEP-06 [Details]
Baldini, L.M., McDermott, F. and Baldini, J.U.L.; (2006) Detecting NAO-mode variability in high-resolution speleothem isotope records  ' ABSTRACT 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Melbourne, Australia, , 27-AUG-06 - 01-SEP-06 [Details]
Hutchens, E; Clipson, N; Mcdermott, FP; ; (2006) Microbial colonization of rock surfaces; random or mineral specific selection? 16th V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, Australia , pp.274-274 [Details]
Jackson, AS; Mcdermott, F; ; (2006) Detection of late Holocene Delta C-14 anomalies and climate proxy response in a French stalagmite 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, Australia , pp.283-283 [Details]
Baldini, LM; McDermott, F; Baldini, JUL; ; (2006) Detecting NAO-mode variability in high-resolution speleothem isotope records 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, Australia , pp.31-31 [Details]
Baldini, JUL; McDermott, F; Clipson, N; ; (2006) Effects of high-frequency cave atmosphere P-CO2 ariability on stalagmite climate proxy records 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, Australia , pp.30-30 [Details]
McDermott, F.; (2006) Isotopes in Speleothems: Signals from Sun, Sea and Soil IQUA Annual Symposium 2006 [Details]
Baldini, J.U.L., McDermott, F. and Clipson, N.; (2005) Towards an understanding of phosphorus cyclicity in stalagmites: A year of P, TOC, and drip rate monitoring at Ballynamintra Cave, S. Ireland European Geosciences Union Vienna, Austria, , 24-APR-05 - 29-APR-05 [Details]
Baldini, L., McDermott, F. and Baldini, J.U.L., European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, April 24-29; (2005) Modern drip water d18O variability in Crag Cave, SW Ireland: Implications for palaeoclimate studies of stalagmites European Geosciences Union Vienna, Austria, , 24-APR-05 - 29-APR-05 [Details]
Fairchild, I.J., Baker, A., Mattey, D.P., Spotl, C., McDermott, F., Baldini, L., McMillan, E., Borsato, A. and Andrea, B.; (2005) High resolution approaches to understanding short- and long-term trends in speleothem geochemical records American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting San Francisco, USA, [Details]
McMillan, EA,Fairchild, IJ,Frisia, S,Borsato, A,McDermott, F (2005) JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE Annual trace element cycles in calcite-aragonite speleothems: evidence of drought in the western Mediterranean 1200-1100 yr BP , pp.423-433 [DOI] [Details]
McDermott, F, Delfin, FG, Defant, MJ, Turner, S, Maury, R, ; (2004) GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA Source compositional variability beneath the Bicol arc, the Philippines , pp.598-598 [Details]
Gleeson, M, McDermott, F, Hunter, AG, ; (2004) GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA Local and regional geochemical variability on the Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR) and its geophysical context , pp.696-696 [Details]
McDermott, F (2004) QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS Palaeo-climate reconstruction from stable isotope variations in speleothems: a review , pp.901-918 [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, JUL, McDermott, F, Fairchild, IJ, ; (2004) GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA Environmental controls on annual carbonate deposition for stalagmites from Brown's Folly Mine, Wiltshire, England , pp.471-471 [Details]
Baldini, JU, McDermott, F, Fairchild, IJ, ; (2002) GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA Speleothem trace elements as palaeohydrological proxies during the '8,200 year' cold/dry event , pp.46-46 [Details]
O'Brien, G,Bean, CJ,McDermott, F (2000) JOURNAL OF GEOCHEMICAL EXPLORATION Numerical and experimental modelling of fluid-rock interactions with heterogeneous porosity , pp.119-125 [Details]
Zhou, LP,McDermott, F,Rhodes, EJ,Marseglia, EA,Mellars, PA (1997) QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS ESR and mass-spectrometric uranium-series dating studies of a mammoth tooth from Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England , pp.445-454 [Details]
                                         

Abstract

Baldini, LM,Mcdermott, F,Cabal, PA,Baldini, JUL,Mattey, DP,Hoffman, DL,Muller, W (2010) A high resolution, precisely dated speleothem record of the Younger Dryas and Holocene from La Garma Cave, northern Spain. Abstract [Details]
Baldini, JUL,Mcdermott, F,Baldini, LM,Clipson, N (2010) Identifying the link between climate and trace element concentrations in cave deposits using a daily-scale cave drip water dataset. Abstract [Details]
McDermott, F,Jackson, AS,Mangini, A,Mattey, DP,Frisia, S (2008) C-14 variability in two late Holocene stalagmites and the implications for climate forcing mechanisms. Abstract [Details]
Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F,Hoffman, DL,Richards, DA,Clipson, N (2008) Cave air controls on stalagmite growth rates and paleoclimate records. Abstract [Details]
Baldini, LM,McDermott, F,Macpherson, CG,Hercman, H,Baldini, JUL (2008) Spatial variability in the NAO-European winter precipitation delta O-18 relationship: Implications for stalagmite proxy NAO index reconstructions. Abstract [Details]
Baldini, LM,McDermott, F,Baldini, JUL (2006) Detecting NAO-mode variability in high-resolution speleothem isotope records. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F,Clipson, N (2006) Effects of high-frequency cave atmosphere P-CO2 ariability on stalagmite climate proxy records. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Jackson, AS,Mcdermott, F (2006) Detection of late Holocene Delta C-14 anomalies and climate proxy response in a French stalagmite. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
McDermott, F,Baldini, LM,Baldini, JUL (2006) Forward modelling of speleothem delta O-18: A critical assessment of their use as high-resolution climate proxies. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F,Fairchild, IJ (2004) Environmental controls on annual carbonate deposition for stalagmites from Brown's Folly Mine, Wiltshire, England. Abstract [Details]
McDermott, F,Delfin, FG,Defant, MJ,Turner, S,Maury, R (2004) Source compositional variability beneath the Bicol arc, the Philippines. Abstract [Details]
Gleeson, M,McDermott, F,Hunter, AG (2004) Local and regional geochemical variability on the Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR) and its geophysical context. Abstract [Details]
Baldini, JU,McDermott, F,Fairchild, IJ (2002) Speleothem trace elements as palaeohydrological proxies during the '8,200 year' cold/dry event. Abstract [Details]
Gleeson, M,Hunter, AG,McDermott, F,Pearson, G,Nowell, G,Fallick, A (2002) Geochemistry of crustal samples from the Atlantis Bank Platform, SWIR. Abstract [Details]
McDermott, F (2002) Solar forcing of Holocene climate; where are the amplifiers?. Abstract [Details]
       

Reviews

Holmes, J,Jones, R,Haas, JN,McDermott, F,Molloy, K,O'Connell, M (2007) Multi-proxy evidence for Holocene lake-level and salinity changes at An Loch Mor, a coastal lake on the Aran Islands, Western Ireland. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Gleeson, D,McDermott, F,Clipson, N (2007) Understanding microbially active biogeochemical environments. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
                                                                                 

Research

Research Interests

Late Pleistocene Climate Change
Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction using stable istotopes and trace elements in speleothems
Variability in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) during the past two millennia
NAO persistence patterns and the implication for wind and solar energy production in western Europe