Professor Peter CoxonB.Sc. (Sussex), Ph.D. (Cantab.), M.R.I.A., F.T.C.D.
Telephone: +353-(0)1 896 1213
Postal Address: Department of Geography, Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin
Graduate Research Projects
Possible research topics
(these are general areas. Potential applicants
should contact me in the first instance to expand
on potential research areas)
1. Midlandian Late-glacial (13,000-10,000
years BP) palaeoenvironments in Ireland.
(see Coxon 2001)
2. The biogeography and biostratigraphy
of Irish interglacial sequences.
(see Coxon,P. and Waldren,S. 1995 and Dowling et al. 1998)
3. The Tertiary and Quaternary
landscape evolution of western Ireland.
(see Coxon and Coxon 1997)
Topic 3 above may receive external funding (Forbairt application) and provide a two year studentship. Will not know outcome of this application until mid-April.
Articles relevant to possible research topics
Coxon,P. and Waldren,S. 1995. The floristic
record of Ireland's Pleistocene temperate
stages. in Preece,R.C. (ed) Island Britain;
a Quaternary Perspective. Geological Society
Special Publication No. 96, pp 243-268.
Coxon,P. and Coxon,C. 1997. A pre-Pliocene or Pliocene land surface in County Galway, Ireland. in M.Widdowson. (ed) Palaeosurfaces: Recognition, Reconstruction and Palaeoenvironmental Interpretation. Geological Society Special Publication No. 120. pp. 37-55.
Coxon,P. 2001. Cenozoic: Tertiary and Quaternary (until 10,000 years before present.) in: Holland.C.H. A Geology of Ireland. (Second Edition). Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh. pp387-427.
Dowling, L.A., Sejrup, H.P., Coxon, P. and Heijnis, H. 1998. Palynology, aminostratigraphy, and U-series dating of marine Gortian Interglacial sediments in Cork Harbour, southern Ireland. Quaternary Science Reviews. 17, 945-962