Dr Shane Tyrrell

BSc, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
Earth & Ocean Sciences
NUI Galway

E: SHANE.TYRRELL@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am a lecturer in Earth and Ocean Sciences and teach a range of undergraduate modules relating to geology, sedimentology, basin analysis and ancient earth environments. My research interests are related to these areas and involve the investigation of sedimentary processes using diverse datasets at a range of different scales - from assessing gross depositional environments, through petrography, to microanalysis of single grains. Much of my research work has focussed on using novel sedimentary provenance techniques to constrain sediment dispersal, to determine the source of sand in sedimentary basins, and to resolve issues related to basin development, ancient/modern drainage evolution and palaeogeographic / palaeoclimatic reconstructions.  This has stimulated research in a diverse range of sedimentary environments, from Triassic drylands, shallow shelf environments, deep-water fan systems and glaciogenic sediments. 

Research Interests

  • Sandstone provenance, sedimentary petrography and sedimentology as utlised in the understanding of basin development, landscape evolution and palaeogeographic reconstructions.
  • 'Source to sink' modelling of sedimentary systems.
  • Determining and understanding the factors controlling the nature, distribution and petrography of sandstones and, in particular, the use geochemistry as a tool for investigating sedimentary provenance and diagenesis.
  • Interrogating records of past climate in sedimentary archives.
  • The development and application of new sandstone provenance techniques, specifically, single-grain isotopic methods using in-situ microanalysis.
  • Development and refinement of the use of Pb isotopes in feldspar as a provenance tool.
  • Understanding modern drainage systems with a view to applying learnings to palaeodrainage.
  • Using provenance data in conjuction with burial-history information in order to reconstruct palaeogeology at various scales.
  • Tectono-sedimentary development and drainage evolution in basins on the Atlantic conjugate margins, and their linkage with the break-up of the Pangean Supercontinent and the opening of the North Atlantic.
  • The age, nature and crustal affinity of basement blocks offshore Ireland.
  • The evolution and sedimentary recycling of the Irish Continential Crust using Pb and Sm-ND isotopic systems.
  • Applications of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS).
  • Research Projects

      Project Start Date End Date
    Linking sedimentaey architecture and sedimantary sources in the NW Carboniferous Basin 01-MAR-16 31-DEC-16
    iCRAG - Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences 01-JAN-15 31-DEC-20
    PIPCO PROJECT SHANE TYRRELL 19-MAR-14 31-DEC-16
    PB ISOPTOPES OF DETRITAL FELDSPAR AS PROVENANCE TOOL S TYRRELL 19-JUN-13 30-SEP-16

    Peer Reviewed Journals

      Year Publication
    (2016) 'Provenance of detrital K-feldspar in Jianghan Basin sheds new light on the Pliocene−Pleistocene evolution of the Yangtze River'
    Zengjie Zhang, Shane Tyrrell, Chang’an Li, J Stephen Daly, Xilin Sun, Aoife Blowick, Xu Lin (2016) 'Provenance of detrital K-feldspar in Jianghan Basin sheds new light on the Pliocene−Pleistocene evolution of the Yangtze River'. Geological Society Of America Bulletin, [Details]
    (2014) 'Pb isotope compositions of detrital K-feldspar grains in the upper-middle Yangtze River system: Implications for sediment provenance and drainage evolution'
    Zhang, ZJ,Tyrrell, S,Li, CA,Daly, JS,Sun, XL,Li, QW (2014) 'Pb isotope compositions of detrital K-feldspar grains in the upper-middle Yangtze River system: Implications for sediment provenance and drainage evolution'. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 15 :2765-2779 [DOI] [Details]
    (2014) 'Pb isotope compositions of detrital K-feldspar grains in the upper-middle Yangtze River system:implications for sediment provenance and drainage evolution'
    Zengjie Zhang, Shane Tyrrell, Chang’an Li, J. Stephen Daly, Xilin Sun, Qiwen Li (2014) 'Pb isotope compositions of detrital K-feldspar grains in the upper-middle Yangtze River system:implications for sediment provenance and drainage evolution'. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, [Details]
    (2014) 'High temperature (> 350 °C) thermochronology and mechanisms of Pb loss in apatite'
    Cochrane, R., Spikings, R.A., Chew. D., Wotzlaw, J-F. Chiaradia, M., Tyrrell, S., Schaltegger, U., Van der Lelij, R. (2014) 'High temperature (> 350 °C) thermochronology and mechanisms of Pb loss in apatite'. Geochimica Et Cosmichimca Acta, 127- (-):39-56 [DOI] [Details]
    (2013) 'Inferring sites of subglacial erosion using the Pb isotopic composition of ice-rafted feldspar: Examples from the Weddell Sea, Antarctica'
    Flowerdew, MJ,Tyrrell, S,Peck, VL (2013) 'Inferring sites of subglacial erosion using the Pb isotopic composition of ice-rafted feldspar: Examples from the Weddell Sea, Antarctica'. Geology, 41 :147-150 [DOI] [Details]
    (2012) 'Large-scale, linked drainage systems in the NW European Triassic: insights from the Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar'
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Souders, A.K., Daly, J. S. and Shannon P.M (2012) 'Large-scale, linked drainage systems in the NW European Triassic: insights from the Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar'. Journal Of The Geological Society Of London, 169 (-):279-295 [DOI] [Details]
    (2012) 'Distinguishing East and West Antarctic sediment sources using the Pb isotope composition of detrital K-feldspar'
    Flowerdew, M.J., Tyrrell, S., Riley, T.R., Whitehouse, M.J., Mulvaney, R., Leat, P.T., Marschall H.R., (2012) 'Distinguishing East and West Antarctic sediment sources using the Pb isotope composition of detrital K-feldspar'. Chemical Geology, 292-293 (-):88-102 [DOI] [Details]
    (2009) 'K-feldspar sand-grain provenance in the Triassic, west of Shetland: distinguishing first-cycle and recycled sediment sources?'
    Tyrrell, S., Leleu, S., Souders, A.K., Haughton, P.D.W. & Daly, J.S. (2009) 'K-feldspar sand-grain provenance in the Triassic, west of Shetland: distinguishing first-cycle and recycled sediment sources?'. Geological Journal, 44 (-):692-710 [DOI] [Details]
    (2007) 'Drainage re-organization during break-up of Pangea revealed by in-situ Pb isotopic analysis of detrital K-feldspar'
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W. and Daly, J.S. (2007) 'Drainage re-organization during break-up of Pangea revealed by in-situ Pb isotopic analysis of detrital K-feldspar'. Geology, 35 (-):971-974 [DOI] [Details]
    (2006) 'The use of the common Pb isotope composition of detrital K-feldspar grains as a provenance tool and its application to Upper Carboniferous palaeodrainage, Northern England'
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S., Kokfelt, T.F. and Gagnevin, D., (2006) 'The use of the common Pb isotope composition of detrital K-feldspar grains as a provenance tool and its application to Upper Carboniferous palaeodrainage, Northern England'. Journal Of Sedimentary Research, 76 (-):324-345 [DOI] [Details]
    (2005) 'Metal sources of the Navan carbonate-hosted base metal deposit, Ireland: Nd and Sr isotope evidence for deep hydrothermal convection'
    Walshaw, R.D., Menuge, J.F. and Tyrrell, S. (2005) 'Metal sources of the Navan carbonate-hosted base metal deposit, Ireland: Nd and Sr isotope evidence for deep hydrothermal convection'. Mineralium Deposita, 41 (-):803-809 [DOI] [Details]

    Book Chapters

      Year Publication
    (2013) 'Pb isotopic domains from the Indian Ocean sector of Antarctica: implications for past Antarctica-India connections'
    Flowerdew, M.J., Tyrrell, S., Boger, S.D., Fitzsimons, I.C.W., Harley, S.L., Mikhalsky, E.V., and Vaughan, A.P.M. (2013) 'Pb isotopic domains from the Indian Ocean sector of Antarctica: implications for past Antarctica-India connections' In: Antarctica and Supercontinent evolution. London: Geological Society of London. [DOI] [Details]
    (2012) 'The Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar: a tool for constraining provenance, sedimentary processes and paleodrainage'
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S. and Shannon, P.M. (2012) 'The Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar: a tool for constraining provenance, sedimentary processes and paleodrainage' In: Quantitative Mineralogy and Microanalysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course Series, Volume 42. Quebec: Mineralogical Association of Canada. [DOI] [Details]
    (2010) 'Sandstone provenance and palaeodrainage on the eastern Rockall Basin margin: evidence from the Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar'
    Tyrrell, S., Souders, A.K., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S. & Shannon, P.M. (2010) 'Sandstone provenance and palaeodrainage on the eastern Rockall Basin margin: evidence from the Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar' In: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference. London: Geological Society of London. [DOI] [Details]
    (2010) 'An integrated study of Permo -Triassic basins along the North Atlantic passive margin: implication for future exploration'
    Redfern, J., Shannon, P.M., Tyrrell, S., Leleu, S., Fabuel Perez, I., Baudon, C., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S., Van Lanen, X., Štolfová, K., Hodgetts, D., Williams, B. & Speksnijder A. (2010) 'An integrated study of Permo -Triassic basins along the North Atlantic passive margin: implication for future exploration' In: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers: Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference. London: Geological Society of London. [DOI] [Details]
    (2005) 'First results from shallow stratigraphic boreholes on the eastern flank of the Rockall Basin, offshore western Ireland'
    Haughton, P., Praeg, D., Shannon, P., Amy, L., Tyrrell, S. and Morrissey, T. (2005) 'First results from shallow stratigraphic boreholes on the eastern flank of the Rockall Basin, offshore western Ireland' In: Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives: Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference. London: Geological Society of London. [DOI] [Details]

    Conference Publications

      Year Publication
    (2016) Irish Geological Research Meeting 2016
    Peter Haughton and Shane Tyrrell (2016) Pb isotopes and the Highland Boundary in Scotland - a look back Irish Geological Research Meeting 2016 NUI Galway, , 19-FEB-16 - 21-FEB-16 , pp.29-29 [Details]
    (2016) Irish Geological Research Meeting 2016
    Aron Barry, Shane Tyrrell, Andrew Morton and Paula Robinson (2016) Establishing the provenance of Lower Cretaceous Sandstones, offshore western Ireland Irish Geological Research Meeting 2016 NUI Galway, , 19-FEB-16 - 21-FEB-16 , pp.19-19 [Details]
    (2016) Irish Geological Research Meeting 2016
    Sun, K., Tyrrell, S., Chew, D., Daly, S.and Cogné, N (2016) The basement geology of the Porcupine High; new samples and new relationships? Irish Geological Research Meeting 2016 NUI Galway, , 19-FEB-16 - 21-FEB-16 , pp.39-39 [Details]
    (2015) Atlantic Ireland
    Sun, K., Tyrrell, S., Chew, D. and Cogné, N. (2015) The basement geology of the Porcupine High; new samples, new relationships and new sources for sediment? Atlantic Ireland Dublin, , 27-OCT-15 - 28-OCT-15 , pp.90-91 [Details]
    (2015) Atlantic Ireland 2015
    Aron Barry, Shane Tyrrell, Andrew Morton and Paula Robinson (2015) Provenance of Lower Cretaceous sandstones, offshore western Ireland Atlantic Ireland 2015 Dublin, , 27-OCT-15 - 28-OCT-15 , pp.69-70 [Details]
    (2015) INQUA 2015
    Zhang Z., Tyrrell S., Li C. & Daly J.S. (2015) Pb isotopic compositions of detrital K-feldspar of the modern-late Cenozoic sediments in the Yangtze River system INQUA 2015 Nagoya, Japan, , 26-JUL-15 - 02-AUG-15 [Details]
    (2015) Goldschmidt 2015
    Zhang Z., Tyrrell S., Li C. & Daly J.S. (2015) Pb-in-K-Feldspar Provenance Study of the Pliocene-Quaternary Sediments in the Jianghan Basin: Implications for Drainage Reorganization of the Yangtze River Goldschmidt 2015 Prague, , 16-AUG-15 - 21-AUG-15 , pp.3592-3592 [Details]
    (2015) AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition
    Aoife Blowick, Peter D. Haughton, John Holbrook, Patrick M. Shannon, Stephen Daly and Shane Tyrrell (2015) Sand Provenance Within the Mississippi-Gulf of Mexico Drainage System: New Insights From Common Pb Isotopes in Detrital K-Feldspar AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition Denver, , 31-MAY-15 - 03-JUN-15 [Details]
    (2015) 58th Irish Geological Research Meeting
    A. Blowick, P.D.W. Haughton, S. Tyrrell, J. Holbrook, J.S. Daly and P.M. Shannon (2015) A whole lot of mixing going on: Tracing sand through the Mississippi Drainage System 58th Irish Geological Research Meeting Belfast, , 20-FEB-15 - 22-FEB-15 [Details]
    (2015) 58th Irish Geological Research Meeting
    Shane Tyrrell, Damien Gagnevin, Andy Morton, Nicola Lee, Dirk Frei, Kathryn Dawson, Jonathan Leather and Joshua Lakaye (2015) Drainage evolution of the upper Nile: insights from multi-proxy provenance analysis of reservoir sandstones in the Lake Albert Basin, Uganda 58th Irish Geological Research Meeting Belfast, , 20-FEB-15 - 22-FEB-15 [Details]
    (2014) British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting
    Shane Tyrrell, Damien Gagnevin, Andy Morton, Nicola Lee, Dirk Frei, Kathryn Dawson & Jonathan Leather (2014) Multi-proxy sand provenance in the Lake Albert Basin, Uganda: insights into the drainage evolution of the upper Nile British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting Nottingham, , 20-DEC-14 - 22-DEC-14 , pp.144-144 [Details]
    (2014) British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting
    Aron Barry, Kevin Costello and Shane Tyrrell (2014) Provenance of Ordovician conglomerates in the South Mayo Trough, western Ireland British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting Nottingham, , 20-DEC-14 - 22-DEC-14 , pp.14-14 [Details]
    (2014) British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting
    Blowick, A., Haughton, P.D.W., Tyrrell, S., Holbrook, J., Daly, J.S., Shannon, P.M (2014) Detrital K-feldspar in modern river sands of the Mississippi Drainage Basin: A new perspective on continetal scale provenance British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting Nottingham, , 20-DEC-14 - 22-DEC-14 [Details]
    (2014) British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting
    P.J. Lancaster, S.Tyrrell, J.S. Daly and C.D. Storey (2014) Deciphering sedimenary recycling via multi-proxy in situ analysis in the Millstone Grit, Yorkshire British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting Nottingham, , 20-DEC-14 - 22-DEC-14 , pp.104-104 [Details]
    (2014) Atlantic Ireland 2014
    Tyrrell, S., Barry, A., Sun, K., Chew, D., Shannon P.M., Daly, J.S., Cogné, N., Morton, A. and Sylvester, P. (2014) Sourcelands, sand provenance and supply to North Atlantic margin basins: An integrated, multi-proxy approach Atlantic Ireland 2014 Dublin, , 20-OCT-14 - 20-OCT-14 , pp.132-133 [Details]
    (2014) Atlantic Ireland 2014
    Evans-Young, S., Shannon, P.M., Tyrrell, S., Naylor, D. & Daly, J.S. (2014) The provenance and petrography of Early Tertiary sandstones in the northeast Porcupine Basin Atlantic Ireland 2014 Dublin, , 20-OCT-14 - 20-OCT-14 , pp.127-129 [Details]
    (2014) Atlantic Ireland 2014
    Allcock, L., O'Toole, F., Johnson, M., Tyrrell, S., Wilson, A. and White. M. (2014) Vertical wall assemblages in the Whittard Canyon , NE Atlantic Margin Atlantic Ireland 2014 Dublin, , 20-OCT-14 - 20-OCT-14 , pp.105-105 [Details]
    (2014) 4th Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference
    Shane Tyrrell, Georgia Pe-Piper, David J.W. Piper (2014) First cycle supply to the Cretaceous Scotian Basin resolved using Pb-isotopes in detrital K-feldspar grains 4th Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, , 20-AUG-14 - 22-AUG-14 [Details]
    (2014) 4th Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference
    S. Tyrrell, D. Chew, J.S. Daly, X. Monteys, N. Cogné, P.M. Shannon, P.D.W. Haughton, S. Evans-Young, K. Sun (2014) Sourceland controls on reservoirs sandstones in NE Atlantic Margin basins: filling in the blanks? 4th Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, , 20-AUG-14 - 22-AUG-14 [Details]
    (2014) 4th Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference
    Evans-Young, S., Shannon, P.M., Tyrrell, S., Naylor, D. & Daly, J.S. (2014) The provenance and petrography of Early Tertiary sandstones in the northeast Porcupine Basin 4th Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, , 20-AUG-14 - 22-AUG-14 [Details]
    (2014) Working Group on Sediment Generation - 2nd Workshop
    Blowick, A., Haughton, P.D.W., Tyrrell, S., Holbrook, J., Shannon, P., & Daly, J.S (2014) Provenance of modern sands using common Pb isotopes in detrital K-feldspar: A case study from North America Working Group on Sediment Generation - 2nd Workshop Gottingen, Germany, , 25-JUN-14 - 27-JUN-14 [Details]
    (2014) Working Group on Sediment Generation - 2nd Workshop
    Penelope Jane Lancaster, Shane Tyrrell, J. Stephen Daly, Craig D. Storey (2014) The effect of recycling on provenance determinations Working Group on Sediment Generation - 2nd Workshop Göttingen, Germany, , 25-JUN-14 - 27-JUN-14 [Details]
    (2014) Discover, Explore, Create: 12th Galway Symposium on Higher Education
    John Murray, Tiernan Henry, Martin White, Shane Tyrrell (2014) Fieldwork in the context of Earth & Ocean Science training Discover, Explore, Create: 12th Galway Symposium on Higher Education [Details]
    (2014) Goldschmidt 2014
    Penelope Jane Lancaster, Shane Tyrrell, J. Stephen Daly, Craig D. Storey (2014) The effect of recycling on provenance determinations Goldschmidt 2014 Sacramento, California, USA, , 08-JUN-14 - 13-JUN-14 [Details]
    (2014) 57th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2014
    Evans-Young, S, Shannon, P.M., Tyrrell, S., Naylor, D. & Daly, J.S. (2014) The provenance of Early Tertiary sandstones in the northeast Porcupine Basin 57th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2014 UNiversity College Dublin, , 28-FEB-14 - 02-MAR-14 , pp.63-63 [Details]
    (2014) 57th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2014
    Aoife Blowick, Peter Haughton, Shane Tyrrell, Stephen Daly & Patrick Shannon (2014) Tributaries of a giant: Provenance of the modern Mississippi River System using Pb isotopes in K-feldspars 57th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2014 University College Dublin, , 28-FEB-14 - 02-MAR-14 , pp.33-22 [Details]
    (2014) 57th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2014
    Barry, A., Costello, K. and Tyrrell, S. (2014) Provenance of conglomerates in the South Mayo Trough, western Ireland 57th Irish Geological Research Meeting 2014 University College Dublin, , 28-FEB-14 - 02-MAR-14 , pp.79-79 [Details]
    (2013) British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting 2013
    Evans-Young, S., Shannon, P.M., Tyrrell, S., Naylor, D and Daly, J.S. (2013) The north-eastern Porcupine Basin: The provenance and petrography of Early Tertiary sands British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting 2013 University of Hull, , 18-DEC-13 - 20-DEC-13 , pp.92-92 [Details]
    (2013) 56th Irish Geological Research Meeting
    Tyrrell, S., Chew, D., Monteys, X., Daly, J.S., Conneally, J., O’ Rourke, H., Sun, K. & Badenszki, E (2013) Dredging up the past: New insights into the geology of the Porcupine High, offshore western Ireland . In: - eds. 56th Irish Geological Research Meeting Derry, , 01-MAR-13 - 03-MAR-13 , pp.54-54 [DOI] [Details]
    (2012) Third Conjugate Margins Conference
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., McElhinney, A., Shannon, P.M. & Daly, J.S (2012) Drainage evolution in Mesozoic NE Atlantic margin basins: sand sourcing, scales and sediment pathways . In: - eds. Third Conjugate Margins Conference Dublin, , 22-AUG-12 - 24-AUG-12 , pp.18-19 [DOI] [Details]
    (2012) Geological Association of Canada / Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., McElhinney, A., Shannon, P.M. & Daly, J.S (2012) Sediment dispersal to Mesozoic basins along the NE Atlantic margin: insights from Pb isotopes in detrital feldspar Geological Association of Canada / Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting [Details]
    (2011) Sediment Provenance Studies in Hydrocarbon Exploration & Production
    Tyrrell, S., Gibbs, P., Jahre, H., Bruvoll, M., Haughton, P.D.W., & Shannon, P.M. (2011) Provenance of K-feldspar in Upper Jurassic reservoir sandstones in the northern North Sea: implications for sand sourcing, sedimentary recycling and well correlation Sediment Provenance Studies in Hydrocarbon Exploration & Production [Details]
    (2011) British Sedimentological Research Group, AGM
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Shannon, P.M. & Daly, J.S. (2011) Climatic and topographic controls on sand dispersal into NW European Triassic basins British Sedimentological Research Group, AGM [Details]
    (2011) Goldschmidt 2011
    Tyrrell, S., Toms, L.T. and Haughton, P.D.W. (2011) Heinrich events on the Irish Atlantic margin: insights from the Pb isotopic composition of ice-rafted feldspar Goldschmidt 2011 [Details]
    (2011) Irish Geological Research Meeting 2011
    Tyrrell, S., Toms, L.T. and Haughton, P.D.W., Thierens, M. & Wheeler; A.J. (2011) Provenance of Quaternary ice-rafted debris, offshore western Ireland Irish Geological Research Meeting 2011 [Details]
    (2010) AAPG 2010 Annual Convention, New Orleans
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S. and Shannon, P.M (2010) Tracking sand grains from source to sink using the Pb-in-K-feldspar provenance tool: examples from sedimentary basins on the NW European margin AAPG 2010 Annual Convention, New Orleans [Details]
    (2010) Geoscience 2010
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S. and Shannon, P.M (2010) Tracking sediment from source to sink: Ongoing research at the UCD Sand Provenance Centre Geoscience 2010 [Details]
    (2010) British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting
    Tyrrell, S., Toms, L.T. and Haughton, P.D.W. & Thierens, M (2010) New constraints on the provenance of Late Quaternary ice-rafted debris, offshore western Ireland British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting [Details]
    (2010) EGU General Assembly 2010
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S. and Shannon, P.M (2010) Constraining sediment routing and recycling using the Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar: Examples from NW Europe EGU General Assembly 2010 [Details]
    (2009) 27th Meeting of the International Association of Sedimentologists
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S. and Shannon, P.M. (2009) Large-scale, linked drainage systems in the Triassic of NW Europe: Insights from the Pb-in-K-feldspar provenance tool 27th Meeting of the International Association of Sedimentologists [Details]
    (2008) EGU General Assembly 2008
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S., Leleu, S., Souders, K. and Sylvester, P. (2008) Sand provenance in Triassic basins along the NE Atlantic margin - implications for Pangaean drainage evolution and reservoir sandstone distribution EGU General Assembly 2008 [Details]
    (2008) British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S. and Shannon P.M. (2008) Recognising sedimentary recycling signals in provenance analysis: perspectives, problems and possible solutions British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting [Details]
    (2008) Goldschmidt 2008
    Tyrrell, S., Haughton, P.D.W., Daly, J.S., Souders, K., Sylvester, P. and Kronz, A. (2008) Paleodrainage reconstruction using Pb isotopes in K-feldspar sand grains: Examples from the NW European Triassic Goldschmidt 2008 [Details]

    Teaching Interests

    Sedimentology, sedimentary environments, basin evolution, field geology, petrography

    Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

      Student Degree Type Type
    Kerryming Sun Masters - Research - Master of Science Supervisor
    Aron Barry Masters - Research - Master of Science Supervisor

    Modules Taught

      Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
    Semester 1 Sediments and the Sedimentary Record EOS323
    Semester 1 Sedimentary Basins EOS422
    Semester 2 Introduction to Fieldskills EOS2101 Residential Field Trip
    Semester 2 Ancient Earth Environments EOS222

    Internal Collaborators

      Name Description of Collaboration
    Internal Collaborators

    External Collaborators

      Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
    External Collaborators
    University College Dublin and the National Centre of Isotope Geochemistry: Sediment dispersal into North Atlantic Margin Basins; Development and application of new provenance proxies using in-situ microanalysis (Laser ablation multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry). British Antarctic Survey: Characterisation of the sub-glacial geology of Antarctica; the Ice-rafted debris archive in the circum-Antarctic.  China University of Geosciences, Wuhan: Constraining the drainage evolution of the Yangtze River and its tributaries using the Pb isotopic composition of detrital K-feldspar.Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia:  Quantifying the effects of progressive metamorphism on Pb isotope ratios in feldspars.Trinity College Dublin: Characterisation of crustal blocks offshore western Ireland;development of U-Pb apatite dating as a provenance tool. St Mary’s University, Halifax, and the Geological Survey of Canada: Investigating sediment delivery to the Scotian Basin, offshore Nova Scotia. University of Liverpool and University of Leeds: ’ Source to sink’ analysis of Lower Cretaceous fan systems on the Maløy slope, offshore Norway.              Czech Geological Survey: Pb isotopic evolution and deep crustal sources of Czech Granites