UCD School of Earth Sciences is pleased to host the 62nd Irish Geological Research Meeting - the largest annual all-Island geoscience event. We look forward to once again bringing together everyone in the geoscience community to find out more about the latest research taking place. The event will comprise of an extensive programme of talks, poster presentations and various social events, all providing an opportunity for fruitful discussion and cross-disciplinary networking.

From all of us: welcome to IGRM 2019!

Laura Berdi, John Conneally, Tom Culligan, Aileen Doran, Julia Gustafsson, Peter Haughton, David Kaeter, John Kennedy, Emma Morris, Patrick Orr, Fani Papageorgiou, Sarah Procter, Alex Russel & Greg Van den Bleeken



Final programme and abstracts now available for download

IGRM 2019 programme and abstracts



Invited Speakers & Other Events

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Application of multiple sulfur isotopes in geochemistry

Friday 1st March 15:30 - 17:00

The analysis of all four sulfur isotopes has the potential to provide information about reaction pathways that differentiate equilibrium from kinetic effects as well as provide information that can be used as tracers of geochemical processes.  This workshop will review the basic principles that control the nature of sulfur isotope variability in terrestrial environments extending from the modern atmosphere to the ancient atmosphere, sediments in deep geological time, and recycling of material from ancient sediments to solid-Earth reservoirs.

Oceanic Anoxic Events 40 years on: the search for feedbacks

Friday 1st  March 14:00 - 15:00

See Hugh's profile for further information.

Mass extinctions and supercontinents

Friday 1st March 18.00 Moore Auditorium, O’Brien Science Centre

Paul lectures in palaeontology and sedimentology at the University of Leeds where he is Professor of Palaeoenvironments.  Paul has a broad range of research interests centred around the general theme of the causes of mass extinction events and their effects on the Earth System and black shale depositional environments; he also investigates the Carboniferous basin history of NW Europe. Paul’s approach is multidisciplinary, synthesising data from the fossil record, sequence stratigraphy, and geochemistry including stable isotopes.

See Paul's profile for further information. 

What controlled carbonate mineralogy through geological time?

Saturday 2nd March 18.15 Moore Auditorium, O’Brien Science Centre

Rachel is Professor of Carbonate Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh.  Rachel is currently leading research groups investigating topics as diverse as biological evolution across the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic Transition, reef system evolution and sea water chemistry through geological time, and geomodelling of carbonates systems across pore to reservoir scales.  Rachel jointly co-ordinates the industry-sponsored International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs, the largest dedicated academic research group in Europe working on carbonate reservoirs.

See Rachel's profile for further information

Friday 1st March 17:00, O'Brien Science Centre


Saturday 2nd March 17:15, O'Brien Science Centre