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Ian Somerville

Associate Professor

School Of Geological Sciences
Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162325
Email: ian.somerville@ucd.ie

Biography

Ian joined the teaching staff in 1979, becoming College Lecturer in 1983 and Senior Lecturer in 1996. He set up the Carboniferous Research Group. Ian has organised a Geological Conference in Dublin in September 1994 (European Dinantian Environments) and was a co-convenor of the "Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs Symposium" in El Paso, Texas in May 2000. He received a President's Award in 1993 from UCD for scholarly research and is currently Chief Editor of the Geological Journal (1999-). He was co-editor of SEPM Special volume 83 (2003). Ian was an invited keynote speaker at "Carboniferous Platforms and Basins" Conference in Koln (2006). He was a co-convenor and chairperson of the "XVI International Congress of Carboniferous and Permian" in Nanjing (2007), and chairperson at the "X International Congress of Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera" in St Petersburg (2007). Ian was appointed as newsletter co-editor for IASFCP (2007-2011) and a European Council Member. He was appointed a member of Graduate Faculty of Oklahoma State University in 2007. In 2008 Ian was appointed Associate Professor of Palaeontology in UCD. He has been invited as a co-convenor and chairman of XVII International Congress of Carboniferous and Permian" in Perth (2011).

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1993.
Title: Presidents' Award

Associations

Association: Geological Society of London, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Geological Association , Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Association for Economic Geology, Function/Role: Member
Association: Institute of Geologists of Ireland (PGeo) , Function/Role: Member
Association: European Federation of Geologists, Function/Role: Member
Association: International Association of Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, Function/Role: Council member
Association: Irish Federation of University teachers, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND STRANK, A.R.E.; Palaeogeographic reconstructions of the Dinantian in North Wales (U.K.). C.R. 4,. [N/A], 11th Congrès International de Stratigraphie et de Geologie du Carbonifère,(Beijing, China 1987), Beijing, China .
NAGY, ZS.R., SOMERVILLE, I.D., BECKER, S., GREGG, J. M., WRIGHT, W. JOHNSON, A.W. AND SHELTON, K. L.; (2001) Petrology and biostratigraphy of carbonate rocks from the ?lower to upper Viséan (Lower Carboniferous) Milford Formation, Co. Carlow, Ireland. [N/A], Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, Boston , 05-NOV-01.
WRIGHT W.R., SOMERVILLE, I.D., GREGG, J.M., JOHNSON A.W., SHELTON K.L.; (2001) From regional to micro-scale: Keys to interpreting the genesis of the Irish Lower Carboniferous dolomite and Zn-Pb mineralization. [N/A], Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, November 5-8, 2001, Boston , 05-NOV-01 - 08-NOV-01.
WRIGHT, W., SOMERVILLE, I.D., GREGG, J. M. AND SHELTON, K. L.; (1999) Dolomite CL and ä18O and ä13C data from the Irish Midlands and Dublin Basin, Carboniferous. In: STANLEY C.J. et al. (eds) Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing. [N/A], Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial SGA Meeting and the Tenth Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium, Imperial College London, 1999, * , 22-AUG-99 - 25-AUG-99.
SOMERVILLE, I.D., STROGEN, P. AND SOMERVILLE, H.E.A.; (1995) Upper Viséan platform carbonates and buildups in the Kingscourt Outlier, Ireland. [N/A], Proceedings of the XIII International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian, 28th August-2nd September 1995,, Krakow, Poland , 28-AUG-95 - 02-SEP-95.

Committees

Committee : Council of International Association of Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera
Committee : EMPS Module Timetable
Committee : Postgraduate Studies Committee
Committee : Geological Journal
 

Education

Year 1973 Institution: Queens University Belfast
Qualification: BSc (Hons) Geology Subject: --none--
Year 1977 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1999 Institution:
Qualification: P GEO Subject:
Year 1973 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year Institution:
Qualification: FGS Subject:
       

Other Activities

External Examiner PhD (Madrid)

Publications

Books

Gatley, S., Sleeman, A.G., Somerville, I.D., Morris, J.H. & Emo, G.; (2005) Geology of Galway and Offaly -A geologicvl description of Galway-Offaly and adjacent parts of Westmeath, Tipperary, Loais, Clare and Roscommon to accompany the bedrock geology 1:100,00 scale Map Series, Sheet 15. Dublin: Geological Survey of Ireland. [Details]
Morris, J.H., Somerville, I.D. and MacDermot, C.V.; (2003) Geology of Longford and Roscommon. A geological description of Longford, Roscommon and part of Westmeath to accompany the Bedrock Geology 1:100,000 Scale Map Series, Sheet 12. : *. [Details]
Ahr, W.M., Harris, P.M., Morgan, W.A. and Somerville, I.D.; (2003) Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs. : *. [Details]
STROGEN, P., SOMERVILLE, I.D., AND JONES, G.LL.; (1996) Recent Advances in Lower Carboniferous Geology. : *. [Details]

Book Chapters

Nagy, Z.R., Becker, S. Gregg, J.M., Shelton, K.L., Johnson, A.W., Somerville, I.D. & Wright; (2004) 'Early dolomitisation, brine migration and hydrothermal dolomite in the Lower Carboniferous platform carbonates of the southeast Midlands' In: Braithwaite, C.J.R., Rizzi, G., & Darke, G (eds). The Geometry and Petrogenesis of Dolomite Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. London: Geological Society of London, volume 235. [Details]
Wright, W., Somerville, I.D., Gregg, J.M., Shelton, K.L., & Johnson, A.W.; (2004) 'Irish Lower Carboniferous replacement dolomite: isotopic modelling evidence for a diagenetic origin involving low-temperature modifed sea-water' In: Braithwaite, C.J.R., Rizzi, G., & Darke, G (eds). The Geometry and Petrogenesis of Dolomite Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. London: Geological Society London, volume 235. [Details]
JOHNSON, A.W., SHELTON, K.L., GREGG, J.M., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND WRIGHT, W.; (2000) 'Fluid inclusion evidence for the presence of multiple fluids in Zn-Pb hosting Carboniferous carbonate rocks in the Irish Midlands: initial findings' In: In: HAGNI. D (ed.) (eds). Studies on ore deposits, mineral economics and applied mineraology: with emphasis on Mississippi Valley-type Base Metal and Carbonatite-related Fluorspar Deposits. [Details]
WRIGHT, W., SOMERVILLE, I.D., GREGG, J.M., SHELTON, K.L., AND JOHNSON, A.W.; (2000) 'Application of dolomite CL (cathodoluminescence) microstratigraphy to the genesis of Zn-Pb mineralization in Lower Carboniferous rocks, Ireland: Similarities to the Southeast Missourri Pb-Zn District?' In: In: HAGNI, D. (ed.) (eds). Studies on ore deposits, mineral economics and applied mineraology: with emphasis on Mississippi Valley-type Base Metal and Carbonatite-related Fluorspar Deposits. [Details]
JONES, G. LL., AND SOMERVILLE, I.D. .; (1996) 'Irish Dinantian Biostratigraphy: practical application' In: In: STROGEN, P., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND JONES, G.LL. (eds) Geological Society, London, Special Publications (eds). Recent Advances in Lower Carboniferous Geology. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D., STROGEN, P. JONES, G. LL. AND SOMERVILLE, H.E.A.; (1996) 'Late Viséan buildups of the Kingscourt Outlier, Ireland: Possible precursors for Upper Carboniferous bioherms' In: In: STROGEN, P., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND JONES, G.LL. (eds) Geological Society, London, Special Publications, No.107 (eds). Recent Advances in Lower Carboniferous Geology. [Details]
STROGEN, P., SOMERVILLE, I.D., PICKARD, N.A.H., JONES, G.LL. AND FLEMING, M.; (1996) 'Controls on ramp, platform and basin sedimentation in the Dinantian of the Dublin Basin and Shannon Trough, Ireland' In: STROGEN, P., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND JONES, G.LL. (eds) Geological Society, London, Special Publications, No.107 (eds). Recent Advances in Lower Carboniferous Geology. [Details]
WYSE-JACKSON, P.N., BANCROFT, A.J. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1991) 'Bryozoan zonation in a Trepostome-dominated buildup from the Lower Carboniferous of North Wales' In: In: BIGNEY (ed.) (eds). Bryozoa Living and Fossil, F.P.Bulletin de la Societé des Sciences Naturelles de l'Ouest de la France Mem. HS1, Nantes. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Shen, S.Z., Henderson, C.M. and Somerville, I.D.; (2010) 'Preface: Lopingian (Late Permian) stratigraphy of the world, major events and environmental change'. Geological Journal, 45 :119-121. [DOI] [Details]
Wang, X.D., Shen, S.Z. and Somerville, I.D. ; (2009) 'Carboniferous and Permian Biota, integrative stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeogeography, and palaeoclimatology - An introduction'. Palaeoworld, 18 (2-3):77-79. [Details]
Johnson, A.W., Shelton, K.L., Gregg, J.M., Somerville, I.D., Nagy, Z.R., Becker, S.P. and Wright, W.R.; (2009) 'Regional studies of dolomites and their included fluids: recognizing multiple chemically distinct fluids during the complex diagenetic history of the Lower Carboniferous (Mississippian) rocks of the Irish Zn-Pb ore field'. Mineralogy & Petrology, 96 (1):1-18. [Details]
Somerville, I.D., Cózar, P., Aretz, M., Herbig, H.-G. and Medina-Varea, P. ; (2009) 'Carbonate facies distribution in a tectonically controlled platform in northwest Ireland during the late Viséan (Mississippian)'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 57 (3-4):165-192. [Details]
Cózar, P., Vachard, D., Somerville, I.D., Pille, L. and Medina-Varea, P. ; (2009) 'Revision and new species of the Late Palaeozoic dasyclad algae Windosporella and Eovelebitella'. Palaeontographica Abteilung B, 282 (1-3):39-67. [Details]
Cozar, P., Vachard, D., Somerville, I.D., Berkhli, M., Medina-Varea, P., Rodriguez, S. and Said, I.; (2008) 'Late Visean-Serpukovian foraminiferans and calcareous algae from the Adarouch region (central Morocco), North Africa'. Geological Journal, 43 (4):463-485. [Details]
Aretz, M., Herbig, H-G., and Somerville, I.D.; (2008) 'Preface: Carboniferous Platforms and Basins'. Geological Journal, 43 (2-3):119-121. [Details]
Cozar, P., Somerville, I.D., and Burgess, I.; (2008) 'New foraminifers in the Visean/Serpukhovian boundary interval of the Lower Limestone Formation, Midland Valley, Scotland'. Journal of Paleontology, 82 (5):906-923. [Details]
Somerville, I.D. ; (2008) 'Biostratigraphic zonation and correlation of Mississippian rocks in Western Europe: some case studies in the Late Visean/Serpukhovian'. Geological Journal, 43 (2-3):209-240. [Details]
Rong, J-Y, and Somerville, I.D.; (2007) 'Originations and Radiations in the Biota of China Part II, Preface'. Geological Journal, 42 (3-4):225-228. [Details]
Rong, J-Y, and Somerville, I.D.; (2006) 'Originations and Radiations in the Biota of China-Part I, Preface'. Geological Journal, 41 (3-4):255-258. [Details]
Cozar, P; Somerville, ID; Rodriguez, S; Mas, R; Medina-Varea, P; ; (2006) 'Development of a late Visean (Mississippian) mixed carbonate/siliciclastic platform in the Guadalmellato Valley (southwestern Spain)'. Sedimentary Geology, 183 (3-4):269-295. [Details]
Gallagher, SJ; Macdermott, CV; Somerville, ID; Pracht, M; Sleeman, AG; ; (2006) 'Biostratigraphy, microfacies and depositional environments of upper Visean limestones from the Burren region, County Clare, Ireland'. Geological Journal, 41 (1):61-91. [Details]
Cozar, P; Somerville, ID; Mitchell, WI; Medina-Varea, P; ; (2006) 'Correlation of Mississippian (Upper Visean) foraminiferan, conodont, miospore and ammonoid zonal schemes, and correlation with the Asbian-Brigantian boundary in northwest Ireland'. Geological Journal, 41 (2):221-241. [Details]
Somerville, I.D. and Cózar, P.; (2006) 'A new Mississippian problematicum from Ireland and Britain; comparison with the problematicum Draffania'. Lethaia, 39 :49-56. [Details]
Cozar, P; Somerville, ID; ; (2006) 'Significance of the Bradyinidae and Parajanischewskina n. gen. for biostratigraphic correlations of the late Visean (Mississippian) in western Paleotethyan basins'. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 36 (3):262-272. [Details]
Cózar, P. and Somerville, I.D.; (2005) 'Stratigraphy of Upper Viséan rocks in the Carlow area, southeast Ireland'. Geological Journal, 40 (1) :35-64. [Details]
Nagy, ZR; Somerville, ID; Gregg, JM; Becker, SP; Shelton, KL; Sleeman, AG; ; (2005) 'Sedimentation in an actively tilting half-graben: sedimentology and stratigraphy of Late Tournaisian-Visean (Mississippian, Lower Carboniferous) carbonate rocks in south County Wexford, Ireland'. Sedimentology, 52 (3):489-512. [Details]
Nagy, ZR; Somerville, ID; Gregg, JM; Becker, SP; Shelton, KL; ; (2005) 'Lower Carboniferous peritidal carbonates and associated evaporites adjacent to the Leinster Massif, southeast Irish Midlands'. GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 40 (2):173-192. [Details]
Cozar, P; Somerville, HEA; Somerville, ID; ; (2005) 'Foraminifera, calcareous algae and rugose corals in Brigantian (late Visean) limestones in NE Ireland'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 55 (NA):287-300. [Details]
Cózar, P. and Somerville, I.D.; (2005) 'Significance of calcareous algae for the recognition of the Asbian and Brigantian stages (Mississippian) in Ireland and Great Britain'. REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MICROPALEONTOLOGIA, 37 (1):71-94. [Details]
Cózar, P., Somerville, I.D. and Paula Medina-Varea, P.; (2005) 'Note on the earliest occurrences of the calcareous algae Paraepimastopora and Archaeolithophyllum in Mississippian rocks'. COLOQUIOS DE PALEONTOLOGIA, 55 :7-21. [Details]
Somerville, I.D. and Cózar, P.; (2005) 'Late Asbian to Brigantian (Mississippian) foraminifera from south-east Ireland: Comparison with Northern England assemblages'. JOURNAL OF MICROPALAEONTOLOGY, 24 (2):131-144. [Details]
Cózar, P., Somerville, I.D., Aretz, M. and Herbig, H.-G.; (2005) 'Biostratigraphical dating of Upper Viséan limestones (NW Ireland) using foraminifera, calcareous algae and rugose corals'. IRISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, 23 :1-23. [Details]
Cózar, P. & Somerville, I.D.; (2005) 'A new species of Mississippian Diploporaceae alga (Chlorophyta, Dasycladales) in southeastern Ireland'. REVISTA ESPANOLA DE MICROPALEONTOLOGIA, 27 (3):419-430. [Details]
Cózar, P. and Somerville, I.D.; (2004) 'New algal-foraminferal evidence for the recognition of the Asbian-Brigantian boundary in northern England'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 55(1) :43-65. [Details]
Nagy, Z.R., Becker, S.M., Shelton, K.L., Johnson, A.W., Somerville, I.D. and Wright, W.R.; (2004) 'Early dolomitisation, brine migration and hydrothermal dolomite in the Lower Carboniferous platform carbonates of the southeast Irish Midlands. In: Rizzi, G., Darke, G. and Braithwaite, C. (eds), The Geometry and Petrogenesis of Dolomite Hydrocarbon Reservoirs'. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 235 :367-392. [Details]
Wright, W.R., Somerville, I.D., Gregg, J.M., Shelton, K.L. and Johnson, A.W.; (2004) 'The petrogenesis of dolomite, regional patterns of dolomitisation and fluid flow in the Lower Carboniferous of the Irish Midlands and Dublin Basin. (In: Rizzi, G., Darke, G. and Braithwaite, C. (eds), The Geometry and Petrogenesis of Dolomite Hydrocarbon Reservoirs)'. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 235 :75-97. [Details]
Vachard, D., Somerville, I.D. and Cózar, P.; (2004) 'Fasciella and Praedonezella (Mississippian-Early Pennsylvanian): revision and new species'. Revista Espanola De Micropaleontologia, 36 (2) :263-278. [Details]
Wright, W., Somerville, I.D., Gregg, J.M., Johnson, A.W. and Shelton, K.L.; (2003) 'Dolomitization and Neomorphism of Irish Lower Carboniferous (Early Mississippian) limestones: evidence from petrographic and isotopic data. (In: Ahr, W.M., Harris, P.M., Morgan, W.A. and Somerville, I.D. (eds). Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs)'. American Association of Petroleum Geology Memoires, 83 :394-408. [Details]
Cózar, P., Rodríguez, S. and Somerville, I.D.; (2003) 'Large multi-biotic cyanoliths from relatively deep-water facies in the early Serpukhovian of SW Spain: composition, palaeoecology and depositional setting'. Facies, 49 :31-48. [Details]
Somerville, I.D.; (2003) 'Review of Irish Lower Carboniferous (Mississippian) mud-mounds: depositional setting, biota, facies and evolution. (In: Ahr, W.M., Harris, P.M., Morgan, W.A. and Somerville, I.D. (eds). Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs)'. American Association of Petroleum Geology Memoires, 83 :239-252. [Details]
Gallagher, S.J. and Somerville, I.D.; (2003) 'Lower Carboniferous (Late Viséan) platform development and cyclicity in southern Ireland: Foraminiferal biofacies and lithofacies evidence'. Rivista Italiana Di Paleontologia E Stratigrafia, 109(2) :152-165. [Details]
Ahr, W.M., Harris, P.M., Morgan, W.A. and Somerville, I.D.; (2003) 'Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs -Introduction and summary of articles. (In: Ahr, W.M., Harris, P.M., Morgan, W.A. and Somerville, I.D. (eds). Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs)'. American Association of Petroleum Geology Memoires, 83 :3-7. [Details]
GREGG, J. M., JOHNSON, A.W., SHELTON, K. L., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND WRIGHT,W.; (2001) 'Dolomitization of the Waulsortian Limestone (Lower Carboniferous) Irish Midlands'. Sedimentology, 48 :745-766. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D., STROGEN, P., MITCHELL, W.I., SOMERVILLE, H.E.A. AND HIGGS, K. T.; (2001) 'Stratigraphy of Dinantian rocks in WB3 borehole from Co. Armagh, N. Ireland'. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 19 :51-78. [Details]
WRIGHT, W., JOHNSON, A.W., SHELTON, K. L., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND GREGG, J. M.; (2000) 'Fluid migration and rock interactions during dolomitisation of the Dinantian in Irish Midlands and Dublin Basin'. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 69 (70):159-164. [Details]
GALLAGHER, S.J. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1997) 'Late Dinantian (Lower Carboniferous) platform carbonate stratigraphy of the Buttevant area North Co. Cork, Ireland'. Geological Journal, 32 :313-335. [Details]
Somerville, I.D.; (1997) 'Rugose coral faunas from Upper Visean (Asbian-Brigantian) buildups and adjacent platform limestones, Kingscourt, Ireland'. Boletin Real Sociedad Espanola De Historia Natural (Sec, 92 ((1-4)):35-47. [Details]
SOMERVILLE; (1997) 'Biostratigraphy and biofacies of Upper Carboniferous-Lower Permian rugose coral assemblages from Isfjorden, Central Spitsbergen'. Boletin Real Sociedad Espanola De Historia Natural (Sec, 92 ((1-4)):363-378. [Details]
PICKARD, N.A.H., EILERTSEN, F., HANKEN, N.M., JOHANSEN, T., JOHANSEN, T.A., LØNØY, H.-A., NAKREM, I., NILSSON, I. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1996) 'Stratigraphic framework of Late Carboniferous (Moscovian-Kasimovian) strata in Bünsow Land, Central Spitsbergen: palaeogeographic implications'. Norsk Geologisk Tiddskrift, 76 :169-185. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D., JONES, G. LL. AND PHILCOX, M. E.; (1996) 'Supra-Waulsortian workshop'. Irish Association for Economic Geology, Annual Review, :1-78. [Details]
STROGEN, P., SOMERVILLE, I.D., JONES, G.LL. AND PICKARD, N. A.H.; (1995) 'The Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian) stratigraphy and structure of the Kingscourt Outlier, Ireland'. Geological Journal, 30 :1-23. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1994) 'Early Carboniferous rugose coral assemblages from the Dublin Basin, Ireland; possible bathymetric and palaeoecologic indicators'. Courier Forschung Institut Senckenburg, 172 :223-229. [Details]
PICKARD, N.A.H., REES, J.R., STROGEN, P., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND JONES, G. LL.; (1994) 'Controls on the evolution and demise of late Dinantian carbonate platforms, northern margin of the Dublin Basin, Ireland'. Geological Journal, 29 :93-117. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND STROGEN, P.; (1992) 'Ramp sedimentation in the Dinantian limestones of the Shannon Trough, Co. Limerick, Ireland'. Sedimentary Geology, 79 :59-75. [Details]
PICKARD, N.A.H., JONES, G. LL., REES, J.G., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND STROGEN, P.; (1992) 'Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian) stratigraphy and structure of the Walterstown-Kentstown area, Co. Meath'. Geological Journal, 27 :35-58. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D., PICKARD, N.A.H., STROGEN, P. AND JONES, G. LL.; (1992) 'Early to mid-Viséan shallow water platform buildups, north Co. Dublin, Ireland'. Geological Journal, 27 :151-172. [Details]
KELLY, J. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1992) 'Arundian (Dinantian) carbonate mudbanks in north-west Ireland'. Geological Journal, 27 :221-241. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D., STROGEN, P. AND JONES, G. LL.; (1992) 'Mid-Dinantian Waulsortian buildups in the Dublin Basin, Ireland'. Sedimentary Geology, 79 :91-116. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D., STROGEN, P. AND JONES, G. LL.; (1992) 'Biostratigraphy of Dinantian limestones and associated volcanic rocks in the Limerick Syncline, Ireland'. Geological Journal, 27 :201-220. [Details]
STROGEN, P., JONES, G. LL. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1990) 'Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian) boreholes from west Co. Meath, Ireland'. Geological Journal, 25 :103-137. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D., STRANK, A.R.E. AND WELSH, A.; (1989) 'Chadian faunas and floras from Dyserth: depositional environment and palaeogeographic setting of Viséan strata in Northeast Wales'. Geological Journal, 24 :49-66. [Details]
BANCROFT, A.J., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND STRANK, A.R.E.; (1988) 'A bryozoan buildup from the Lower Carboniferous of North Wales'. Lethaia, 21 :51-65. [Details]
JONES, G. LL., SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND STROGEN. P.; (1988) 'The Lower Carboniferous (Dinantian) of the Swords area: sedimentation and tectonics in the Dublin Basin'. Geological Journal, 23 :221-248. [Details]
MITCHELL, M. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1988) 'A new species of Sychnoelasma (Rugosa) from the Dinantian of the British Isles: its phylogeny and biostratigraphical significance'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 47 :155-162. [Details]
NUDDS, J.R. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1987) 'Two new species of Siphonodendron (Rugosa) from the Viséan of the British Isles'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 46 :293-300. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D., MITCHELL, M. AND STRANK, A.R.E.; (1986) 'An Arundian fauna from the Dyserth area, North Wales and its correlation within the British Isles'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 46 :57-77. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND JONES, G. LL.; (1985) 'The Courceyan stratigraphy of the Pallaskenry Borehole, Co. Limerick, Ireland'. Geological Journal, 20 :377-400. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND STRANK, A.R.E.; (1984) 'Faunal discoveries from Viséan limestones of North Wales'. Proceedings of the Geologists Association, 95 :394-395. [Details]
STROGEN, P. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1984) 'The Stratigraphy of the Upper Palaeozoic rocks of the Lyons Hill area, Co. Kildare'. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 6 :155-173. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND STRANK, A.R.E.; (1984) 'The recognition of the Asbian/Brigantian boundary fauna and marker horizons in the Dinantian of North Wales'. Geological Journal, 19 :227-237. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D. AND STRANK, A.R.E.; (1984) 'Discovery of Arundian and Holkerian faunas from a Dinantian platform succession in North Wales'. Geological Journal, 19 :85-105. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1979) 'Minor sedimentary cyclicity in late Asbian (upper D1) Limestones in the Llangollen district of North Wales'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 42 :317-342. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1979) 'A sedimentary cyclicity in early Asbian (lower D1) limestones in the Llangollen district of North Wales'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 42 :397-404. [Details]
SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1979) 'Cyclothems in the early Brigantian (lower D2) limestones east of the Clwydian Range, North Wales'. Geological Journal, 14 :69-87. [Details]
POWER, G. AND SOMERVILLE, I.D.; (1975) 'A preliminary report on the occurrence of minor sedimentary cycles in the 'Middle White Limestone' (D1, Lower Carboniferous) of North Wales'. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 40 :491-497. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Somerville, I.D. & Rodriguez, S.; (2007) Rugose coral associations from the late Visean (Carboniferous) of Ireland, Britain and SW Spain . In: Hubmann, B. & Piller, W.E eds. Fossil Corals and Sponges -Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, St. Petersburg Graz, Austria, , 03-AUG-03 - 07-AUG-03 [Details]
Rodriguez, S. & Somerville, I.D.; (2007) Comparisons of Rugose corals from the Upper Visean of SW Spain and Ireland: implications for improved resolution in Late Mississippian coral bisotratigraphy . In: Hubmann, B. & Piller, W.E eds. Fossil Corals and Sponges -Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, St Petersburg Graz, Austria, , 03-AUG-03 - 07-AUG-03 [Details]
Somerville, I.D., Cozar, P., & Rodriguez, S.; (2007) Late Visean rugose coral faunas from South-East Ireland: composition, depositional setting and palaeoecology of Siphonodendron biostromes . In: Hubmann, B. & Piller, W.E eds. Fossil Corals and Sponges -Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, St. Petersburg Graz, Austria, , 03-AUG-03 - 07-AUG-03 [Details]
Rodriguez, S., Arribas, M.E., Bermudez, D.D., Calvo, A., Cozar, P., Falces, S., Hernando, J.M., Mas, J.R., Moreno-Eiris, E., De La Pena, J.A., Rodriguez-Martinez, M., Sanchez-Chico, R. & Somerville, I.D. ; (2007) Stratigraphical and paleontological synthesis of the Sierra del Castillo succession (late Visean, Cordoba, SW Spain) . In: Wong, Th.E eds. Proceedings of 15th International Congress on Carboniferous and Permian Stratigraphy, Utrecht Utrecht, Holland, , 10-AUG-03 - 16-AUG-03 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Carboniferous palaeontology (corals, conodonts, algae and foraminifers) and biostratigraphy
Carbonate sedimentology in platforms and basins, reefs, mud mounds
Dolomites and fluid flow, tectonics and base-metal mineralisation of Irish Carboniferous basins
Carboniferous sedimentology and biostratigraphy of Morocco, SW Spain, northern England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland