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Frank McDermott

Associate Professor

School Of Geological Sciences
Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162327
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 is currently the School's postgraduate co-ordinator.  He is involved in undergraduate teaching at all levels. 

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 interstadial events and the role of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) as a driver of climatic conditions in western Europe during the past two millennia.  NAO variability is crucial in determining multiannual variations in the power output potential of windfarms in western Europe.

Frank is an Associate Editor and 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

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. [Poster Presentation], Climate Change - The Karst Record (KR6), Birmingham, UK , 26-JUN-11 - 29-JUN-11.
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. [Oral Presentation], International Speleothem Workshop, DAPHNE, Heidelberg (Germany) , 08-FEB-12 - 10-FEB-12.
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. [Oral Presentation], 55th Irish Geological Research Meeting, Cork (Ireland) , 17-FEB-12 - 19-FEB-12.
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

Mouchi, V., Crowley, Q., Jackson, A., McDermott, F., Monteys, X., de Rafelis, M., Rueda, J., 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, . [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. [DOI] [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., 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. [Details]
Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F,Baldini, LM,Ottley, CJ,Linge, KL,Clipson, N,Jarvis, KE (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 :1-16. [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]
Rudzka, D,Mcdermott, F,Suric, M (2012) 'A late Holocene climate record in stalagmites from Modric Cave (Croatia)'. JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, 27 :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]
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]
McDermott, F,Atkinson, TC,Fairchild, IJ,Baldini, LM,Mattey, DP (2011) 'A first evaluation of the spatial gradients in delta O-18 recorded by European Holocene speleothems'. Global and Planetary Change, 79 :275-287. [DOI] [Details]
Rudzka, D,McDermott, F,Baldini, LM,Fleitmann, D,Moreno, A,Stoll, H; (2011) 'The coupled delta C-13-radiocarbon systematics of three Late Glacial/early Holocene speleothems; insights into soil and cave processes at climatic transitions'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 75 :4321-4339. [DOI] [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]
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]
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]
Baldini, LM,McDermott, F,Baldini, JUL,Fischer, MJ,Mollhoff, M; (2010) 'An investigation of the controls on Irish precipitation delta O-18 values on monthly and event timescales'. Climate Dynamics, 35 :977-993. [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]
Hutchens, E., Gleeson, D., McDermott, F., Miranda-Saco Luengo, 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):1-14. [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]
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]
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]
Gleeson, D., Melville, K., McDermott, F. et al.; (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. and McDermott, F.; (2009) 'Cosmogenic 36Cl in karst waters: Quantifying contributions from atmospheric and bedrock sources'. Geophysical Research Letters, 36: L23705 . [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]
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]
Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F,Hoffmann, DL,Richards, DA,Clipson, N; (2008) 'Very high-frequency and seasonal cave atmosphere P-CO2 variability: Implications for stalagmite growth and oxygen isotope-based paleoclimate records'. Plan, 272 :118-129. [DOI] [Details]
Johnston, VE,McDermott, F; (2008) 'The distribution of meteoric Cl-36 in precipitation across Europe in spring 2007'. Plan, 275 :154-164. [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]
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]
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]
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]
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] [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, 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, 317 :748-748. [Details]
Gleeson,D., McDermott,F. and Clipson,N.; (2007) 'Understanding microbially active biogeochemical environments'. Advances in Applied Microbiology, 62 :81-104. [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, 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]
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'. Studies, 68 :4-11. [Details]
Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F,Fairchild, IJ; (2006) 'Spatial variability in cave drip water hydrochemistry: Implications for stalagmite paleoclimate records'. Geology, 235 :390-404. [DOI] [Details]
Baldini, LM, McDermott, F, Baldini, JUL, ; (2006) 'Detecting NAO-mode variability in high-resolution speleothem isotope records'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 70 (18):31-31. [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]
Gleeson, D; McDermott, F; Clipson, N; ; (2006) 'Structural diversity of bacterial communities in a heavy metal mineralized granite outcrop'. Environmental Microbiology, 8 (3):383-393. [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, JUL; McDermott, F; Clipson, N; ; (2006) 'Effects of high-frequency cave atmosphere P-CO2 ariability on stalagmite climate proxy records'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 70 (18):30-30. [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, 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]
Gleeson, D., McDermott, F. and Clipson N.J. ; (2006) 'Structural diversity of bacterial communities in a heavy metal mineralized granite outcrop'. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, . [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]
Gleeson, D.B., Clipson, N., Melville, K., Gadd, G.M. & McDermott, P.F. ; (2005) 'Characterization of fungal community structure on a weathered pegmatitic granite'. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, 50 :360-368. [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'. Geology, 33 :465-468. [DOI] [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'. J HUM EVOL, 49 :316-334. [DOI] [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]
Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F,Baker, A,Baldini, LM,Mattey, DP,Railsback, LB; (2005) 'Biomass effects on stalagmite growth and isotope ratios: A 20th century analogue from Wiltshire, England'. Plan, 240 :486-494. [DOI] [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 (6):652-670. [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'. 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]
Gleeson D.B., Kennedy N.M., Clipson N., Melville K., Gadd G.M and McDermott F. ; (2005) 'Characterization of bacterial community structure on a weathered pegmatitic granite'. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, . [Details]
McDermott, F., Delfin Jr. F.G. , Defant M.J., Turner S. and Maury, R.; (2005) 'The petrogenesis of volcanics from Mt. Bulusan and Mt. Mayon in the Bicol arc, the Philippines'. CONTRIBUTIONS TO MINERALOGY PETROLOGY, 150 :652-670. [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]
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]
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]
McDermott, F.; (2004) 'Palaeoclimate reconstruction from stable isotope variations in speleothems; a review'. Quartenary Science Reviews, 28 :901-918. [Details]
Gleeson, M, McDermott, F, Hunter, AG, ; (2004) 'Local and regional geochemical variability on the Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR) and its geophysical context'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 68 (11):696-696. [Details]
Baldini, JUL, McDermott, F, Fairchild, IJ, ; (2004) 'Environmental controls on annual carbonate deposition for stalagmites from Brown's Folly Mine, Wiltshire, England'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 68 (11):471-471. [Details]
Frisia, S., Borsato, A., Preto, N. and McDermott, F.; (2003) 'Influence of solar forcing and North Atlantic Oscillation on Holocene alpine climate recorded in stalagmite growth rates'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 216 :411-423. [Details]
O'Brien, GS,Bean, CJ,McDermott, F; (2003) 'Numerical investigations of passive and reactive flow through generic single fractures with heterogeneous permeability'. Plan, 213 :271-284. [DOI] [Details]
O'Brien, GS,Bean, CJ,McDermott, F; (2003) 'A numerical study of passive transport through fault zones'. Plan, 214 :633-643. [DOI] [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'. Plan, 216 :411-424. [DOI] [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. [Details]
O'Brien, GS; Bean, CJ; McDermott, F; ; (2003) 'A numerical study of passive transport through fault zones'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 214 (3-4):633-643. [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]
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) 'A numerical study of passive transport through fault zones'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 214 (3-4):633-643. [Details]
O'Brien, G.S., Bean, C.J. and McDermott, F.; (2003) 'A numerical study of passive transport through fault zones'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 214 :633-643. [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, 296 :2203-2206. [Details]
Baldini, JUL,McDermott, F,Fairchild, IJ; (2002) 'Structure of the 8200-year cold event revealed by a speleothem trace element record (See vol 317, pg 748, 2007)'. Science, 296 :2203-2206. [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 :687-699. [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]
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 (1-4):143-157. [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, 296 :2203-2206. [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]
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 (1-4):143-157. [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]
Baldini, JUL, McDermott, F, Fairchild, IJ, ; (2002) 'Structure of the 8200-year cold event revealed by a speleothem trace element record'. Science, 296 (5576):2203-2206. [Details]
Baldini, JU, McDermott, F, Fairchild, IJ, ; (2002) 'Speleothem trace elements as palaeohydrological proxies during the '8,200 year' cold/dry event'. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 66 (15A):46-46. [Details]
O'BRIEN, G.S., C.J. BEAN AND F. MCDERMOTT.; (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. [Details]
FRISIA, S., A. BORSATO, I.J. FAIRCHILD, F. MCDERMOTT AND E.M. SELMO.; (2002) 'Aragonite-calcite relationships in speleothems (Grotte de Clamouse, France): environment, fabrics and carbonate geochemistry'. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 72 :687-699. [Details]
MCDERMOTT, F., MATTEY, D.P AND HAWKESWORTH, C.J.; (2001) 'Centennial-scale Holocene climate variability revealed by a high-resolution speleothem ä18O record from S.W. Ireland'. Science, 294 :1328-1331. [Details]
Huang, HM,Fairchild, IJ,Borsato, A,Frisia, S,Cassidy, NJ,McDermott, F,Hawkesworth, CJ; (2001) 'Seasonal variations in Sr, Mg and P in modern speleothems (Grotta di Ernesto, Italy)'. Geology, 175 :429-448. [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, 158 :831-841. [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, 294 :1328-1331. [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, 294 (5545):1328-1331. [Details]
Huang, HM, Fairchild, IJ, Borsato, A, Frisia, S, Cassidy, NJ, McDermott, F, Hawkesworth, CJ, ; (2001) 'Seasonal variations in Sr, Mg and P in modern speleothems (Grotta di Ernesto, Italy)'. Chemical Geology, 175 (3-4):429-448. [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'. Geology, 158 (NA):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]
FAIRCHILD, I.F., BAKER, A., BORSATO, A. FRISIA, S., HINTON, R.W., MCDERMOTT, F., AND TOOTH, A.; (2001) 'Annual to sub-annual resolution of multiple trace-element trends in speleothems'. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 158 :831-841. [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]
Baker, A,Bolton, L,Brunsdon, C,Charlton, M,McDermott, F; (2000) 'Visualisation of luminescence excitation-emission timeseries: palaeoclimate implications from a 10,000 year stalagmite record from Ireland'. Geophysical Research Letters, 27 :2145-2148. [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'. Geology, 169 :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]
O'Brien, G; Bean, CJ; McDermott, F; ; (2000) 'Numerical and experimental modelling of fluid-rock interactions with heterogeneous porosity'. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 69 (NA):119-125. [Details]
O'Brien, G.S., Bean, C.J. and McDermott, F.; (2000) 'Numerical and experimental modelling of fluid-rock interactions with heterogeneous porosity'. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 69 :119-125. [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 (5):1183-1196. [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]
Baker, A, Bolton, L, Brunsdon, C, Charlton, M, 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]
O'Brien, G, Bean, CJ, McDermott, F, ; (2000) 'Numerical and experimental modelling of fluid-rock interactions with heterogeneous porosity'. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 69 (NA):119-125. [Details]
VERHEYDEN, S., KEPPENS, E., FAIRCHILD, I.J., MCDERMOTT, F. AND WEISS, D.; (2000) 'Mg, Sr and Sr isotope geochemistry of a Belgian Holocene speleothem: implications for palaeoclimate reconstructions'. Chemical Geology, 169 :131-144. [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]
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]
McDermott, F,Frisia, S,Huang, YM,Longinelli, A,Spiro, B,Heaton, THE,Hawkesworth, CJ,Borsato, A,Keppens, E,Fairchild, IJ,van der Borg, K,Verheyden, S,Selmo, E; (1999) 'Holocene climate variability in Europe: Evidence from delta O-18, textural and extension-rate variations in three speleothems'. Quaternary Science Reviews, 18 :1021-1038. [Details]
McDermott, F, Frisia, S, Huang, YM, Longinelli, A, Spiro, B, Heaton, THE, Hawkesworth, CJ, Borsato, A, Keppens, E, Fairchild, IJ, van der Borg, K, Verheyden, S, Selmo, E, ; (1999) 'Holocene climate variability in Europe: Evidence from delta O-18, textural and extension-rate variations in three speleothems'. Quaternary Science Reviews, 18 (8-9):1021-1038. [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 :69-80. [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]
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]
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 (3):217-234. [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]
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]
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'. 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, 276 :551-555. [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, 276 (5312):551-555. [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., MCDERMOTT, F., PEATE, D. AND VANCALSTEREN, P.; (1997) 'U-Th fractionation along Destructive Plate Margins'. Science, 276 :551-555. [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]
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]
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]
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.J., WEBB, J. AND 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 Quartenary 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), , -'. Recherches Sociologiques, 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. AND SWABEY, S.E.J.; (1995) 'Speleothems as palaeoclimate recorders: a review of recent advances'. Irish Speleology, 15 :61-70. [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]
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 Geochronology, (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 . [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'. Australians 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]
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

Walczak, I.W., Baldini, J., Baldini, L., Marsden, S., Richards, D., Standish, C., McDermott,F. & Andreo, B. (2014) The onset of Mediterranean climate in western Europe inferred from dating and CT scanning of an unsectioned stalagmite Goldschmidt Conference Sacramento, California, , 08-JUN-14 - 13-JUN-14 [Details]
Laura Zubiate, Frank McDermott, Conor Sweeney, and Mark O'Malley (2014) Local and regional effects of large scale atmospheric circulation patterns on winter wind power output in Western Europe EGU Gneral Assembly Vienna 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014, , 27-APR-15 - 02-MAY-14 Available Online [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 Vienna [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]
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 Vienna Vol. 14, EGU2012-2863, [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) 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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, [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, [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]
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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 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., 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 [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]
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]
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, 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
McDermott, F.; (2006) Isotopes in Speleothems: Signals from Sun, Sea and Soil IQUA Annual Symposium 2006 [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
McDermott, F (2004) QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS Palaeo-climate reconstruction from stable isotope variations in speleothems: a review , pp.901-918 [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]
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 energy production in western Europe