Dr Eugene Farrell

Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer, Geography | Director of MSc Programme 'Coastal and Marine Environments'
Geography
101A
Arts/Science Building
University Road
NUI Galway

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researcher

Biography

Dr. Eugene J. Farrell is a fulltime, permanent Lecturer in the Discipline of Geography in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies in National University Ireland Galway. He joined the University in August 2012. He is the instructor for physical geography modules in the BA (undergraduate) and MSc (postgraduate) degree programmes. He directs the new taught MSc programme ‘Coastal and Marine Environments: physical processes, policy’.

Dr. Farrell completed the Earth Science Bachelor of Science (BSc hons.) programme at University College Cork (1991-1995) and the Masters of Science (MS) programme in Geography during his tenure at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA (1995-1998). Following these he worked in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the California real estate industry for four years (1998-2002) mapping natural and environmental hazards. He moved to Italy in 2003 to work at the Università degli Studi di Firenze on coastal research and management projects along the Tuscany coastline. He completed the doctoral programme (PhD) in Geography at Texas A&M University, USA (2006-2012). During this time period he was a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellow and visiting scholar at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.  In January 2012 he was appointed Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA).  

His research background is in physical geography, with a focus on process geomorphology in coastal nearshore-beach-dune environments. 
His adopted scientific approach relies rely on the design and implementation of instrumented field experiments relevant to high-resolution topography, sedimentology, atmospheric and ocean sciences, and innovative techniques in remote sensing. Currently he pursues five major research themes: (1) the response and recovery of nearshore-beach-dune systems to short-term (storms) & long-term pressures (climate change) & development of adaptation management strategies; (2) aeolian processes & landforms; (3) source-to-sink: linking catchment dynamics with coastal and marine environments; (4) geomorphology: public outreach, education and civic engagement; and (5) application of innovative UAV-based (drone) & Earth Observation (ESA, Copernicus) remote sensing techniques to coastal dynamics. A driving motivation of his research is the conviction that informed decision making must be based upon empirical/observation data as we try to predict how our coastal and marine environments will respond to short- and long-term pressures and drivers of change. Much of this work is collaborative and cross-disciplinary in character and is supported by grants and awards from research funding agencies.


CURRENT POSITIONS
Lecturer, Discipline of Geography, National University Ireland Galway
Director, MSc Programme 'Coastal and Marine Environments: Physical Processes, Policy and Practice'
President, Irish Geomorphology Group
Member, Ryan Institute, National University Ireland Galway
Steering Committee, Galway Science and Technology Forum

Research Interests

My research background is in physical geography, with a focus on process geomorphology in coastal beach and dune environments. As we increasingly stress our coastlines and watersheds we continue to ask ourselves if Humans can co-exist with natural landforms? The answer has to be Yes, but in the knowledge that these ’natural systems’ wont be fully natural; they will be impacted by human action; and they will be hosting a myriad of interests that are often conflicting. A driving motivation of my research is the conviction that informed decision making must be based upon empirical data as we try to predict how these natural systems will respond to short- and long-term change. 

Please visit Eugene's Coastal Dynamics Research GroupThe research programmes I currently pursue focus on five major themes

1. The response and recovery of nearshore-beach-dune systems to short-term (storms) & long term pressures (climate change) & adaptation management strategies 
2. Aeolian processes & landforms
3. Source-To-Sink: linking catchment dynamics with coastal and marine environments
4. Geomorphology: public outreach, education and civic engagement
5. Application of innovative UAV-based & Earth Observation (ESA, Copernicus) remote sensing techniques to coastal dynamics. 

Field Project Experience
- Application of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) methods to detect shallow subsurface properties of a coastal catchment (Achill Island, Ireland)
- Application of UAV technology to measure bathymetry and topography in coastal and marine environments (Brandon Bay, Ireland)
- From source to sink: the response and recovery of coastal catchment ecosystems to large perturbations. (Achill Island, Ireland)
- Post-storm recovery of beach-dune systems (Maharees, Ireland)
- Comparison of remote sensing techniques for beach-dune system monitoring (Hakai Institute, Calvert Island, BC Canada)
- Post-storm recovery of beach-dune systems (multiple sites in Ireland)
- Controls on the behaviour of sand avalanches on the lee side of barchan dunes: a field and numerical modeling study (Jericoacoara, Brazil)
- Evaluating the geomorphological and sedimentological effects of a beach nourishment using dredged material for restoring bayside sediment processes, (Sailors Haven Marina, New York, USA)
- Hydrodynamic modeling of beaches and reef platforms in Torres Strait islands (Torres Strait, Australia)
- Charactering mass-flux profiles in aeolian saltation (Jericoacoara, Brazil)
- Wave induced setup behind a detached breakwater (Marina di Pisa, Italy)
- Morphodynamic response to two cobble beaches during an El Nino season (Malibu and San Pedro, CA, USA)
- The generation of cusps on gravel beaches: an evaluation of edge waves and self organization hyotheses (Malin Head, Republic of Ireland)
- The formation and behavior of aeolian streamers (Guadalupe, CA, USA)
- Coherent structures and aeolian saltation (Shoalhaven Heads, NSW, Australia)
- Aeolian saltation: field measurments and numerical simulations (Pismo Beach, CA, USA)
- Tracing beach nourishment material in the surf zone to mitigate impact of dumped material on nearshore benthos (Carlsbad, CA, USA)
- Shoreline erosion by boatwakes along the Savannah River (Fort Pulaski, GE, USA)
- Wave transformation over a rock platform (Belinho, Portugal)
- Quantifying levee erosion in the Sacramento River Delta (CA, USA)
- Shear stress partitioning of bed roughess: a field investigation (Green River, UT, USA)
- Sediment oscillations in the swash zone (Point Mugu, CA, USA) 


POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION

Current Graduates:
Sinead Wilkes Orozco (Masters)
Guillermo Castro Cambo (Doctoral)
Daithi Maguire (Doctoral)

POSTDOCTORAL RESEACHERS
Dr. Siddhi Joshi



Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MODELLING MAERL HABITAT DYNAMICS IN RESPONSE TO INCREASED STORMINESS 01-NOV-17 31-OCT-18
APPLICATION OF UAV TECHNOLOGY TO MEASURE BATHYMETRY AND TOPOGRAPGY IN COASTAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS 01-SEP-17 31-JUL-18
An Investigation of Sediment Transport Pathways and Shoreline Position Evolution in Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry (Kerry County Council) 01-JUN-17 01-JUN-18
IRC Postgrad 2016 Daithi Maguire - The application of Copernicus satellite-borne remote sensors for monitoring coastal erosion and ecosystems in Ireland 01-OCT-16 30-SEP-20
General Account 25-MAY-15 31-DEC-20
From source to sink: the response and recovery of coastal catchment ecosystems to large perturbations 01-APR-15 31-MAR-18
COASTAL FLOODING & EROSION OPW PROJECT EUGENE FARRELL 01-SEP-14 31-DEC-17
Eugene Farrell MF Project 01-OCT-14 31-AUG-17

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Longshore sediment transport and foreshore change in the swash zone of an estuarine beach'
Jackson, N.L., Nordstrom, K.F., Farrell, E.J. (2017) 'Longshore sediment transport and foreshore change in the swash zone of an estuarine beach'. Marine Geology, [Details]
(2016) 'Restoring Sediment to Compensate for Erosion of an Estuarine Shore'
Nordstrom K.F., Jackson N.L., Farrell E.J., Rafferty P., and Tengwall, C. (2016) 'Restoring Sediment to Compensate for Erosion of an Estuarine Shore'. Geomorphology, [Details]
(2016) 'The morphological response of foredunes at a breached barrier system to winter 2013/2014 storms on the southwest coast of Ireland'
Kandrot, S., Farrell, E.F., and Devoy, R.J.N. (2016) 'The morphological response of foredunes at a breached barrier system to winter 2013/2014 storms on the southwest coast of Ireland'. Earth Surface Processes And Landforms, [Details]
(2015) 'The fall velocity of sand grains in air: a review'
Farrell, E.J., and Sherman, D.J. (2015) 'The fall velocity of sand grains in air: a review'. Progress In Physical Geography, [Details]
(2015) 'Dynamics of sediment storage and release on aeolian dune slip faces: A field study in Jericoacoara, Brazil'
Pelletier J.D., Sherman D.J., Ellis J.T., Farrell E.J., Jackson N., Li B., Nordstrom K.F., Maia L.P., Omidyeganeh M. (2015) 'Dynamics of sediment storage and release on aeolian dune slip faces: A field study in Jericoacoara, Brazil'. Journal Of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Estimates of the Schmidt Number for vertical flux distributions of wind-blown sand'
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2013) 'Estimates of the Schmidt Number for vertical flux distributions of wind-blown sand'. Journal Of Coastal Research, (Special Issue No. 65) [Details]
(2013) 'Characterization of aeolian streamers using time-average videography'
Sherman, D.J.; Houser, C.; Ellis, J.T.; Farrell, E.J.; Li, B.; Maia, L.P. (2013) 'Characterization of aeolian streamers using time-average videography'. Journal Of Coastal Research, (Special Issue No. 65) [Details]
(2012) 'Temporal and spatial variability of aeolian sand transport: implications for field measurements'
Ellis, J.T., Sherman, D.J., Farrell, E.J., and Li, B. (2012) 'Temporal and spatial variability of aeolian sand transport: implications for field measurements'. Aeolian Research, (3):379-387 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Vertical distribution of grain size for wind blown sand'
Farrell, E.J., D.J. Sherman, Ellis, J., and B.Li. (2012) 'Vertical distribution of grain size for wind blown sand'. Aeolian Research, 7 :51-61 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Recalibrating aeolian sand transport models'
Sherman, D.J., B. Li, Ellis, J.E., Farrell, E.J., Maia, L.P., Granja, H (2012) 'Recalibrating aeolian sand transport models'. Earth Surface Processes And Landforms, [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Measuring Aeolian Saltation: A Comparison of Sensors'
Sherman, D.J., B. Li, Farrell, E.J., Ellis, J.E., Cox, W.D., Maia, L.P. (2011) 'Measuring Aeolian Saltation: A Comparison of Sensors'. Journal Of Coastal Research, [Details]
(2010) 'Variability of the apparent von Kármán parameter during aeolian saltation'
Li, B., D.J. Sherman, D.J., Farrell, E.J., and J.T. Ellis (2010) 'Variability of the apparent von Kármán parameter during aeolian saltation'. Geophysical Research Letters, 37 (L15404) [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Benchmarking the war against global warming'
Sherman, D.J., S. Quiring, B. Li, and E.J. Farrell (2010) 'Benchmarking the war against global warming'. Annals Of The Association Of American Geographers, 100 (4):1013-1024 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Protocols for characterizing aeolian mass- flux profiles'
Ellis, J.T., B. Li, E.J. Farrell, and D.J. Sherman (2010) 'Protocols for characterizing aeolian mass- flux profiles'. Aeolian Research, 1 :19-26 [Details]
(2009) 'Aeolian saltation at Esposende beach'
Li, B., H. Granja, E.J Farrell, J.T. Ellis, and D.J. Sherman (2009) 'Aeolian saltation at Esposende beach'. Journal Of Coastal Research, (Special Issue 56):327-331 [Details]
(2009) 'Wave transformation across a rock platform, Belinho, Portugal'
Farrell, E.J., H. Granja, L. Cappietti, J.T. Ellis, B. Li, and D.J. Sherman (2009) 'Wave transformation across a rock platform, Belinho, Portugal'. Journal Of Coastal Research, (Special Issue 56):44-48 [Details]
(2008) 'Aerodynamic roughness lengths over moveable beds: comparison of wind tunnel and field data'
Sherman, D.J., and Farrell, E.J. (2008) 'Aerodynamic roughness lengths over moveable beds: comparison of wind tunnel and field data'. Journal Of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 111 (F02S08) [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Aeolian – sediment transport'
Farrell E.J. and Swann C.S. (2016) 'Aeolian – sediment transport' In: Geomorphological Techniques (Online Edition: ISSN 2047-0371). BSG: British Society of Geomorphology. [Details]
(2014) 'Tsunami Case Studies'
Farrell E. and Hickey K.R. (2014) 'Tsunami Case Studies' In: Hazards and Disasters Series: Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. California: California Press. [Details]
(1998) 'Natural Hazards'
Sherman, D.J., Farrell, E.J., Ridland, M., and Wang, J. (1998) 'Natural Hazards' In: Atlas of Southern California: Volume 2. Southern California Studies Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. USC: USC. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Conference of Irish Geographers (2014), University College Dublin, Ireland
Farrell, E.F., and Sherman, D.J. (2014) Using the Rouse Concentration Model to to represent vertical flux profiles of wind blown sand Conference of Irish Geographers (2014), University College Dublin, Ireland [Details]
(2014) Conference of Irish Geographers (2014), University College Dublin, Ireland
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K., Corbett, J., Logan, J., Miller, A., Murphy, M., Fahy, F., Morley, T., and Reilly, K. (2014) I Like Beaches: A University community knowledge initiative (CKI) to promote civic engagement Conference of Irish Geographers (2014), University College Dublin, Ireland [Details]
(2003) MedCoast ’03: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment. Ankara, MEDCOAST
Pranzini, E., Farrell., E.J., and Steinhardt, S (2003) Use of a reflective groin in a pocket beach MedCoast ’03: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment. Ankara, MEDCOAST , pp.1741-1752 [Details]
(2003) MedCoast ’03: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment. Ankara, MEDCOAST
Cappietti, L., Cammelli, C., Farrell, E.J., Ferri, S., Aminti, P., and Pranzini, E. (2003) A case of updrift erosion induced by a harbour breakwater MedCoast ’03: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment. Ankara, MEDCOAST , pp.1707-1718 [Details]
(2003) MedCoast ’03: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment. Ankara, MEDCOAST
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J (2003) Process-scaling issues for aeolian transport modeling in field and wind tunnel experiments: roughness length and mass flux distributions MedCoast ’03: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment. Ankara, MEDCOAST , pp.1457-1468 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) Evaluation of the Effects of a Demonstration Project for Restoring Bayside Sediment Processes at Sailors Haven Marina. Natural Resource Report NPS/FIIS/NRR—2016/1309.
Nordstrom, K.F., Jackson, N.L., and Farrell, E.J. (2016) Evaluation of the Effects of a Demonstration Project for Restoring Bayside Sediment Processes at Sailors Haven Marina. Natural Resource Report NPS/FIIS/NRR—2016/1309. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, USA. [Details]
(2013) Sustainable Water Network (SWAN), Ireland. Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Ireland - Meeting Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive targets for Ireland’s transitional and coastal waters through implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management.
O’Mahony, C., S., Köpke, Twomey, S., O’Hagan, A.M, Farrell, E.J., and Gault, J. (2013) Sustainable Water Network (SWAN), Ireland. Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Ireland - Meeting Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive targets for Ireland’s transitional and coastal waters through implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Available online, The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) Ireland. [Details]

Media - Community Engagement

  Year Publication
(2017) Newspaper (The Kerryman). Maharees at the cutting edge of erosion research.
Farrell, E.J. (2017) Newspaper (The Kerryman). Maharees at the cutting edge of erosion research. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2017) Radio (RTE Drivetime). Researching extreme weather events in Ireland.
Farrell, E.J. and Morley, A.M. (2017) Radio (RTE Drivetime). Researching extreme weather events in Ireland. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2017) Newspaper (The Irish Times). More research needed to predict extreme weather events.
Morley, A.M. and Farrell, E.J. (2017) Newspaper (The Irish Times). More research needed to predict extreme weather events. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2017) Newspaper (Kerry's Eye). Where's all the sand gone?.
Farrell, E.J. (2017) Newspaper (Kerry's Eye). Where's all the sand gone?. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2017) Newspaper (The Kerryman). Grassroots battle to save the Maharees.
Farrell, E.J. (2017) Newspaper (The Kerryman). Grassroots battle to save the Maharees. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2017) Radio (Radio Kerry). Where's the sand in the Maharees?.
Farrell, E.J. (2017) Radio (Radio Kerry). Where's the sand in the Maharees?. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2017) Newspaper (The Guardian). 'It gives people hope': born-again Irish beach captures world's attention.
Farrell, E.J. and Lynch, K.L. (2017) Newspaper (The Guardian). 'It gives people hope': born-again Irish beach captures world's attention. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2016) Newspaper (Galway Advertiser). NUI Galway and city council promote coastal and marine environments.
Farrell, E.J. (2016) Newspaper (Galway Advertiser). NUI Galway and city council promote coastal and marine environments. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2016) TV (TG4). Proposed extension of the Salthill Promenade, Galway.
Farrell, E.J. (2016) TV (TG4). Proposed extension of the Salthill Promenade, Galway. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2016) Newspaper (Connacht Tribune). Climate expert warns Salthill Promenade 'on last legs'.
Farrell, E.J. (2016) Newspaper (Connacht Tribune). Climate expert warns Salthill Promenade 'on last legs'. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2015) Newspaper (Connacht Tribune). Galway's researcher preparing for nature's assault on coastline.
Farrell, E.J. (2015) Newspaper (Connacht Tribune). Galway's researcher preparing for nature's assault on coastline. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2015) TV (RTE). Eco Eye 13 - Episode 8: 'Rising Tides'.
Farrell, E.J. (2015) TV (RTE). Eco Eye 13 - Episode 8: 'Rising Tides'. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2016) Public Seminar. Present and future challenges in coastal management: the steps ahead for The Maharees. Castlegregory (Co. Kerry).
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K.L., Wilkes Orozco, S., and Castro Cambo, G. (2016) Public Seminar. Present and future challenges in coastal management: the steps ahead for The Maharees. Castlegregory (Co. Kerry). Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2016) Public Seminar. Challenges for Coastal Management in Ireland. Case Study: The Maharees, Castlegregory (Co. Kerry).
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K.L., Wilkes Orozco, S., and Castro Cambo, G. (2016) Public Seminar. Challenges for Coastal Management in Ireland. Case Study: The Maharees, Castlegregory (Co. Kerry). Media - Community Engagement [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) Public Seminar. The 2013-2014 Winter Storms in Ireland. TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway November 2015.
Farrell, E.J. (2015) Public Seminar. The 2013-2014 Winter Storms in Ireland. TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Galway November 2015. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2015) Public Seminar. Will Galway drown if future climate change projections materialize? Pint of Science International Festival, Galway, Ireland.
Farrell, E.J. (2015) Public Seminar. Will Galway drown if future climate change projections materialize? Pint of Science International Festival, Galway, Ireland. Media - Community Engagement [Details]
(2014) Public Seminar. Beaches in Galway: Our Last Defence against Climate Change. Galway City Museum and National University Ireland Galway. Natural and Human Heritages Public Lectures.
Farrell, E.J. (2014) Public Seminar. Beaches in Galway: Our Last Defence against Climate Change. Galway City Museum and National University Ireland Galway. Natural and Human Heritages Public Lectures. Media - Community Engagement [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2017) Challenges of protecting rural coastal communities in Ireland. Sea, Land & Spirit, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K.L., Wilkes Orozco, S., and Castro Cambo, G. (2017) Challenges of protecting rural coastal communities in Ireland. Sea, Land & Spirit, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2017) The response and recovery of coastal beach-dune systems to storms. European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K.L., Wilkes Orozco, S., and Castro Cambo, G. (2017) The response and recovery of coastal beach-dune systems to storms. European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Conference Paper [Details]
(2017) The response and recovery of coastal beach-dune systems to storms. 49th Conference of Irish Geographers, UCC, Ireland.
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K.L., Wilkes Orozco, S., and Castro Cambo, G. (2017) The response and recovery of coastal beach-dune systems to storms. 49th Conference of Irish Geographers, UCC, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2016) The Nature of Large-Scale Coherent Structures as a Source of Saltation Unsteadiness. ICAR IX conference. Mildura, Australia, 2016.
D. Sherman, B. Li, J. T. Ellis, E.J. Farrell, R. Davidson-Arnott, A. Baas, and C. Swann (2016) The Nature of Large-Scale Coherent Structures as a Source of Saltation Unsteadiness. ICAR IX conference. Mildura, Australia, 2016. Conference Paper [Details]
(2016) Linking micro-scale sediment exchange processes to meso-scale beach-dune behaviour in The Maharees, Co. Kerry.
Wilkes Orozco, S., Farrell, E.J., and Lynch, K.L. (2016) Linking micro-scale sediment exchange processes to meso-scale beach-dune behaviour in The Maharees, Co. Kerry. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) The response and recovery of Irish beach-dune systems to storms. Third Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop, Geological Survey Ireland.
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K.L., Wilkes Orozco, S., and Castro Cambo, G. (2015) The response and recovery of Irish beach-dune systems to storms. Third Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop, Geological Survey Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) The 2013/14 winter storms in Ireland. Windy Day Conference, University of Reading, UK.
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K.L., Wilkes Orozco, S., and Castro Cambo, G. (2015) The 2013/14 winter storms in Ireland. Windy Day Conference, University of Reading, UK. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) Post-Storm Recovery of Beach-Dune Systems in Ireland (The Maharees, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry). 47th Conference of Irish Geographers, Queens University Belfast, Ireland.
Farrell, E.F. and Lynch, K. (2015) Post-Storm Recovery of Beach-Dune Systems in Ireland (The Maharees, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry). 47th Conference of Irish Geographers, Queens University Belfast, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) The Winter Storms of 2013-2014: a window into Ireland’s future for coastal climate change. 47th Conference of Irish Geographers, Queens University Belfast, Ireland.
Farrell, E.J.Farrell, E.F., Kandrot, S., Morley, A., Lynch, K., and Finneran, B. (2015) The Winter Storms of 2013-2014: a window into Ireland’s future for coastal climate change. 47th Conference of Irish Geographers, Queens University Belfast, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) I Like Beaches: a public outreach and educational initiative. First Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop, Trinity College Dublin.
Farrell, E.J. (2015) I Like Beaches: a public outreach and educational initiative. First Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop, Trinity College Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Using the Rouse Concentration Model to Represent Vertical Flux Profiles of Wind Blown Sand. 46th Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin, Ireland.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2014) Using the Rouse Concentration Model to Represent Vertical Flux Profiles of Wind Blown Sand. 46th Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) I Like Beaches: a student-led community knowledge research initiative. 46th Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin, Ireland.
Farrell, E.J., Lynch, K., Byrne, S., Corbett, J., Logan, J., Miller, A., and Murphy, M. (2014) I Like Beaches: a student-led community knowledge research initiative. 46th Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Using the Rouse Concentration Model to Represent Vertical Flux Profiles of Wind Blown Sand. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2014) Using the Rouse Concentration Model to Represent Vertical Flux Profiles of Wind Blown Sand. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Estimates of the ß parameter (a form of the Schmidt Number) in the Rouse Number for vertical flux distributions of wind blown sand. 12th International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth, England.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2014) Estimates of the ß parameter (a form of the Schmidt Number) in the Rouse Number for vertical flux distributions of wind blown sand. 12th International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth, England. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Characterization of aeolian streamers using time-average videography. 12th International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth, England.
Sherman, D.J., Houser, C., Ellis, J.T., Farrell, E.J., Li, B., and Maia, L.P. (2014) Characterization of aeolian streamers using time-average videography. 12th International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth, England. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Land to sea: benchmarking for our future. First Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop, Trinity College Dublin.
Farrell, E.J. (2014) Land to sea: benchmarking for our future. First Irish Geomorphology Scientific Workshop, Trinity College Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) Estimates of the Schmidt Number for vertical flux distributions of wind-blown sand. 45th Conference for Irish Geographers, Galway, Ireland.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2013) Estimates of the Schmidt Number for vertical flux distributions of wind-blown sand. 45th Conference for Irish Geographers, Galway, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Mass flux profiles of wind blown sand: a review of laboratory, field and numerical studies. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, USA.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2012) Mass flux profiles of wind blown sand: a review of laboratory, field and numerical studies. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Settling velocity of sand sized particles in air: a review. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, USA.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2011) Settling velocity of sand sized particles in air: a review. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Recalibrating aeolian sand transport models. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, USA.
Ellis, J. T., Sherman, D. J., Li, B., and Farrell, E. J. (2011) Recalibrating aeolian sand transport models. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Field calibration of aeolian sand transport models. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
Ellis, J. T., Sherman, D. J., Li, B., and Farrell, E. J. (2011) Field calibration of aeolian sand transport models. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Horizontal variability of aeolian sand transport. The 7th International Conference for Aeolian Research, Santa Rosa, Argentina.
Ellis, J. T., Sherman, D. J., Farrell, E. J., and Li, B. (2010) Horizontal variability of aeolian sand transport. The 7th International Conference for Aeolian Research, Santa Rosa, Argentina. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Variability of apparent von Kármán parameter during aeolian saltation. The 7th International Conference for Aeolian Research, Santa Rosa, Argentina.
Li, B., Sherman, D. J., Farrell, E. J., and Ellis, J. T. (2010) Variability of apparent von Kármán parameter during aeolian saltation. The 7th International Conference for Aeolian Research, Santa Rosa, Argentina. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Horizontal variability of aeolian sand transport. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, USA.
Ellis, J.T., Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2010) Horizontal variability of aeolian sand transport. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Wave transformation across a rock platform, Belinho, Portugal. 10th International Coastal Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal.
Farrell, E.J., Granja, H., Cappietti, L., Ellis, J.T., Li, B., and Sherman, D.J. (2009) Wave transformation across a rock platform, Belinho, Portugal. 10th International Coastal Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Aeolian saltation at Esposende beach. 10th International Coastal Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal.
Li, B., Granja, H., Farrell, E.J., Ellis, J.T., and Sherman, D.J. (2009) Aeolian saltation at Esposende beach. 10th International Coastal Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Aeolian saltation profiles: an evaluation of alternative methodologies and analyses. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA.
Ellis, J. T., Li, B., Farrell, E. J., Cox, W. D., and Sherman, D. J. (2009) Aeolian saltation profiles: an evaluation of alternative methodologies and analyses. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Field evaluation of grain-scale aeolian saltation sensors. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA.
Li, B., Ellis, J. T., Farrell, E. J., Cox, W. D., and Sherman, D. J. (2009) Field evaluation of grain-scale aeolian saltation sensors. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Protocols for characterizing aeolian mass flux profiles. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Houston, USA.
Ellis, J.T., Sherman, D.J., Farrell, E.J., and Li, B. (2008) Protocols for characterizing aeolian mass flux profiles. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Houston, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Characterizing the Vertical Distribution of Aeolian Saltation. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, USA.
Li, B., Ellis, J. T., Farrell, E. J. and Sherman, D. J. (2008) Characterizing the Vertical Distribution of Aeolian Saltation. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Process-scaling issues of saltation dynamics in wind tunnel and field environments. American Geosciences Union General Assembly, San Francisco, USA.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2007) Process-scaling issues of saltation dynamics in wind tunnel and field environments. American Geosciences Union General Assembly, San Francisco, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Vertical mass-flux gradients in aeolian saltation. American Geosciences Union General Assembly, San Francisco, USA.
Sherman, D.J., Granja, H., Ellis J.T., Farrell, E.J., and Li, B. (2007) Vertical mass-flux gradients in aeolian saltation. American Geosciences Union General Assembly, San Francisco, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Wind tunnel simulations of saltation: is close enough, good enough? Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2007) Wind tunnel simulations of saltation: is close enough, good enough? Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Vertical mass-flux gradients in aeolian saltation. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA.
Sherman, D.J., Granja, H., Ellis, J.T., Farrell, E.J., and Li, B. (2007) Vertical mass-flux gradients in aeolian saltation. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Using scaled models in aeolian geomorphology. Annual meeting of the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers, Norman (OK), USA.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2006) Using scaled models in aeolian geomorphology. Annual meeting of the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers, Norman (OK), USA. Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) Process-scaling issues for aeolian transport modeling in field and wind tunnel experiments: roughness length and mass flux distributions. The 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment: Ravenna, Italy.
Farrell, E.J. and Sherman, D.J. (2003) Process-scaling issues for aeolian transport modeling in field and wind tunnel experiments: roughness length and mass flux distributions. The 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment: Ravenna, Italy. Conference Paper [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
(2016) Coastal management strategies in Galway: present and future challenges. Will the city drown? Galway Geological Association.
Farrell, E.J. (2016) Coastal management strategies in Galway: present and future challenges. Will the city drown? Galway Geological Association. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2015) Coastal storms, erosion and climate variability linkages: An Irish Perspective. University of Victoria, BC Canada.
Farrell, E.J. (2015) Coastal storms, erosion and climate variability linkages: An Irish Perspective. University of Victoria, BC Canada. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2015) Understanding coastal catchment response to climate change: linking bouncing sand grains, disappearing dunes and a wandering polar jet stream. University of Ulster Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
Farrell, E.J. (2015) Understanding coastal catchment response to climate change: linking bouncing sand grains, disappearing dunes and a wandering polar jet stream. University of Ulster Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2014) Climate change and coastal flooding. Dublin City Council, Geographical Society of Ireland, and University College Dublin.
Farrell, E.J. (2014) Climate change and coastal flooding. Dublin City Council, Geographical Society of Ireland, and University College Dublin. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2014) Aeolian system modelling: from bouncing sand grains to dune avalanching, size does matter! Trinity College Dublin, School of Natural Sciences. Seminar series in Geology and Physical Geography.
Farrell, E.J. (2014) Aeolian system modelling: from bouncing sand grains to dune avalanching, size does matter! Trinity College Dublin, School of Natural Sciences. Seminar series in Geology and Physical Geography. Invited Seminars [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2016) Earth Science Ireland, Issue 19 Spring/Summer 2016 (ISSN 1753-5271). A Battle on The Maharees Peninsula, County Kerry. The community fight against coastal erosion.
G. Shaikh-Horajska and E.J.Farrell (2016) Earth Science Ireland, Issue 19 Spring/Summer 2016 (ISSN 1753-5271). A Battle on The Maharees Peninsula, County Kerry. The community fight against coastal erosion. Magazine Article [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2017) An example of a successful IGGy collaboration: From source to sink: the response and recovery of coastal catchment ecosystems to large perturbations. Workshop: Strategic research funding for geomorphology in Ireland.
Farrell, E.J. (2017) An example of a successful IGGy collaboration: From source to sink: the response and recovery of coastal catchment ecosystems to large perturbations. Workshop: Strategic research funding for geomorphology in Ireland. Workshops [Details]
(2017) Modelling nearshore, beach, and dune environments in Ireland. Workshop on marine modelling and observation, NUIG (sponsored by MAREI).
Farrell, E.J. (2017) Modelling nearshore, beach, and dune environments in Ireland. Workshop on marine modelling and observation, NUIG (sponsored by MAREI). Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 PI. Griffith Geoscience Research Award. Application of UAV technology to measure bathymetry and topography in coastal and marine environments Geological Survey of Ireland
2017 Co-PI. Modelling maerl habitat dynamics in response to increased storminess Geological Survey of Ireland
2017 PI. An Investigation of Sediment Transport Pathways and Shoreline Position Evolution in Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry Kerry County Council
2016 Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) Research Award Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA)
2015 Co-PI. EPA Climate 2014 Call: Vulnerability of natural and managed ecosystems to Climate Change with a full integrated assessment Environmental Protection Agency
2014 Marine Industry Awards 2016, Excellence in Marine Education & Training Award (MSc 'Coastal and Marine Environments' staff short listed finalist) Marine Industry Awards 2016
2014 Co-PI. Post-storm recovery of beach-dune systems in Ireland Office of Public Works
2014 PI. Morphodynamics of mäerl beaches. Millenium Fund, National University Ireland Galway Millenium Fund, National University Ireland Galway
2014 PI. Geography Research Incentivisation Scheme. National University Ireland Galway National University Ireland Galway
2014 PI. Dobbin Scholarship (James M Flaherty Scholarship Program), Ireland Canada University Foundation. Encouraging and facilitating links between scholars in Ireland and Canada. Research scholarship. Ireland Canada University Foundation
2014 PI. Marine Research Sub-Programme: Networking & Travel Grant Marine Institute
2013 PI. Geography Research Incentivisation Scheme. National University Ireland Galway National University Ireland Galway
2013 Co-PI. I Like Beaches – A University community knowledge initiative (CKI) to promote civic engagement EXPLORE, National University Ireland Galway
2013 Co-PI. Aether Drone Project – A University community knowledge initiative (CKI) to promote civic engagement EXPLORE, National University Ireland Galway
2013 Co-PI. Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Ireland - Meeting Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive targets for Ireland’s transitional and coastal waters Sustainable Water Network (SWAN), Ireland
2011 PI. U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering, East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Award. Hydrodynamic modeling of beaches and reef flats U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering
2011 U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship for Excellence in scholarly research and teaching and for exemplifying the meaning of scholar/mentor in the highest sense. Texas A&M University, USA Texas A&M University, USA.
2008 Co-PI. Characterizing mass-flux profiles in aeolian saltation. U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Geography and Regional Science (GRS) Program. Grant 0822482. U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Geography and Regional Science (GRS) Program. Grant 0822482.

Reviews

  Journal Role
Journal Of Coastal Research Reviewer
Journal Of Maps Reviewer
Ocean And Coastal Management Reviewer
Earth Surface Processes And Landforms Reviewer
Journal Of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface Reviewer
Journal Of Arid Environments Reviewer
Theoretical And Applied Climatology Reviewer
Sedimentary Geology Reviewer
Peerj Reviewer
Geomorphology Reviewer

Teaching Interests


Undergraduate Teaching:
 

TI151 Principals of Physical Geography /co-taught            

TI152 Geography in Practice /co-taught 

TI224 Residential Field Class (Environment, Risk and Resilience in The Algarve, Portugal )

TI225 Earth surface processes and landforms

TI251 Evidence in Geography: The production of geographical knowledge /co-taught

TI313 Specialism I: physical geography (Dune dynamics and processes of aeolian sediment transport /now TI368) 

TI335 Research project design and development 

TI356 Research seminar in physical geography 

TI368 Fundamentals of aeolian geomorphology 



Postgraduate Teaching: 
 
    TI6104: Coastal Processes and Landforms (MSc in Coastal and Marine Environments: Physical Processes, Policy, and Practice)

 
 

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Guillermo Castro Camba Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Daithí Maguire Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Sinead Wilkes Orozco Masters - Research - Master of Literature Degree Supervisor

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
IRELAND: Environmental Protection Agency
IRELAND: Marine Institute
IRELAND: Geological Survey of Ireland
IRELAND: Maynooth University
IRELAND: Local Authorities
IRELAND: Office of Public Works
IRELAND: Trinity College Dublin
IRELAND: University College Cork, Coastal and Marine Research Centre
IRELAND: University College Dublin
IRELAND: University of Ulster Coleraine
AUSTRALIA: James Cook University, Australia
BRAZIL: Universidade Federal do Ceará
CHINA: Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
EUROPE: Kings College London, UK
EUROPE: Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
EUROPE: Universidade do Minho, Portugal
NORTH AMERICA: Desert Research Institute, Nevada
NORTH AMERICA: Guelph University, Canada
NORTH AMERICA: National Park Service
NORTH AMERICA: New Jersey Institute of Technology
NORTH AMERICA: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
NORTH AMERICA: Texas A&M University
NORTH AMERICA: University of Arizona
NORTH AMERICA: University of South Carolina
NORTH AMERICA: University of Victoria, Canada
NORTH AMERICA: University of Alabama