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Dr Eugene Farrell Ph.D
Eugene completed a BSc at University College Cork in Earth Science (1991-1995). He then completed a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Geography at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Following this he worked in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry for four years (1998-2002) in Los Angeles mapping natural and environmental hazards. He moved to Italy in 2003 to work at the Università degli Studi di Firenze on research and management projects focused along the Tuscany coastline. He completed a Phd in Geography at Texas A&M University, USA (2006-2012). During this time period he was an National Science Foundation (NSF) fellow and visiting scholar at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. In January 2012 he obtained a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA). Eugene joined the Discipline of Geography at NUIG in August 2012.
Please visit Eugene's Coastal Dynamics Research Group.
Field Project Experience
Project: Morphodynamics of mäerl beaches ( RM1416)
Start/End Dates: 01-OCT-14 / 31-AUG-16
Project: From source to sink: the response and recovery of coastal catchment ecosystems to large perturbations ( REP1002)
Start/End Dates: 01-APR-15 / 31-MAR-17
Project: Post-Storm Recovery of Beach-Dune Systems in Ireland ( ROG1159)
Start/End Dates: 01-SEP-14 / 31-AUG-15
|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]|
|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]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Farrell, E.J., and Sherman, D.J. (2015) 'The fall velocity of sand grains in air: a review'. Progress In Physical Geography, . [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|Farrell, E.J. (2014) Climate change and coastal flooding. Dublin City Council, Geographical Society of Ireland, and University College Dublin. Invited Seminars [Details]|
|Farrell, E.J. (2014) Beaches in Galway: Our Last Defence against Climate Change. Galway City Museum and National University Ireland Galway. Natural and Human Heritages Public Lectures. Invited Seminars [Details]|
|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]|
|Farrell, E.J. (2015) Coastal storms, erosion and climate variability linkages: An Irish Perspective. University of Victoria, BC Canada. Invited Seminars [Details]|
|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]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2015.
Title: Co-Principal Investigator: Vulnerability of natural and managed ecosystems to Climate Change with a full integrated assessment (EPA Climate 2014 Call)
| Year: 2014.
Title: Dobbin Scholarship, Ireland Canada University Foundation Encouraging and facilitating links between scholars in Ireland and Canada. Research scholarship.
| Year: 2014.
Title: Co- Principal Investigator: Office of Public Works, Ireland. Post-storm recovery of beach-dune systems in Ireland
| Year: 2014.
Title: Co-Principal Investigator: EXPLORE Programme, National University Ireland Galway, Ireland. The Aether Drone Project
| Year: 2013.
Title: Principal Investigator: Morphodynamics of mäerl beaches
| Year: 2013.
Title: Co-Principal Investigator: EXPLORE Programme, National University Ireland Galway, Ireland. I Like Beaches - A University community knowledge initiative (CKI) to promote civic engagement
| Year: 2012.
Title: Contributor: Sustainable Water Network, Ireland. ICZM in Ireland - Meeting Water Framework Directive & Marine Strategy Framework Directive
| Year: 2011.
Title: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering, East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Program Award. Hydrodynamic modeling of beaches and reef flats
| Year: 2011.
Title: Principal Investigator: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of International Science and Engineering, East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program Award.
| Year: 2011.
Title: 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
| Year: 2008.
Title: Co-Principal Investigator: Geography and Regional Science (GRS) Program, U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant 0822482.
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
TI6104: Coastal Processes and Landforms (MSc in Coastal and Marine Environments: Physical Processes, Policy, and Practice)
Dr. Andreas Baas (Kings College London, UK)
Dr. Mary Bourke (Trinity College Dublin)
Prof. Jean Ellis (University of South Carolina, USA)
Dr. Lorenzo Cappietti (Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy)
Prof. Peter Coxon (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Prof. Robin Davidson-Arnott (Guelph University, Canada)
Dr. Helena Granja (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Dr. Frances Fahy (National University Ireland Galway, Ireland)
Prof. Jack Gillies (Desert Research Institute, USA)
Dr. Kieran Hickey (University College Cork)
Dr. Tiernan Henry (National University Ireland Galway, Ireland)
Prof. Chris Houser (Texas A&M University, USA)
Prof. Nancy Jackson (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Dr. Bailiang Li (Trent University, Canada)
Dr. Kevin Lynch (National University Ireland Galway, Ireland)
Dr. Terry Morley (National University Ireland Galway, Ireland)
Dr. Barry O'Dwyer (University College Cork)
Dr. Luis Parente Maia (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil)
Prof. Jon Pelletier (University of Arizona, USA)
Prof. Karl Nordstrom (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA)
Dr. Kevin Parnell (James Cook University, Australia)
Dr. Enzo Pranzini (Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy)
Prof. Stephen Quiring (Texas A&M University, USA)
Dr. Kathy Reilly (National University Ireland Galway, Ireland)
Prof. Douglas Sherman (University of Alabama, USA)
Dr. Jonathan Turner (University College Dublin)
Prof. Ian Walker (University of Victoria, Canada)