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Dr. David Chew - Associate Professor and Head of Discipline

Dave Chew

Contact

Email: chewd@tcd.ie

Tel: + 353 1 8963481

Office: 0.15C Museum Building

 

Research

My research involves applying geochronology and isotope geochemistry to various problems in the geosciences. My current research interests include isotopic dating of sedimentation and quantifying the timing and rates of tectonic processes such as orogenesis (mountain building) and exhumation. The isotopic dating studies are being undertaken on rocks devoid of fossils (such as Neoproterozoic glacial sequences) and also on Phanerozoic sequences with high biostratigraphic resolution (for example to constrain the onset and duration of Palaeozoic glacial–interglacial cycles).  My tectonics research includes investigating exhumation mechanisms in orogenic and rift settings using low temperature thermochronology and investigating the timing and causes of orogenesis in ancient orogenic belts (the Caledonides and Andes).

 

Teaching

Senior Freshman
GL2206 Dynamic Earth 2: Structure and Microscopy

Junior Sophister
GL3328 Structural Geology
GL3325 Geological Field Skills 2

Publications

2017

Petrus, J.A., Chew, D.M., Leybourne, M.I and Kamber, B.S. (2017) A new approach to laser-ablation inductively-coupled-plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) using the flexible map interrogation tool 'Monocle'. Chemical Geology, 463, 76-93. pdf.

Gawęda, A., Burda, J., Golonka, J., Klötzli, U., Chew, D., Szopa, K., Wiedenbeck, M. (2017) The evolution of Eastern Tornquist-Paleoasian Ocean and subsequent continental collisions: A case study from the Western Tatra Mountains, Central Western Carpathians (Poland), Gondwana Research, 48, 134–152. pdf

Szopa, K, Badura, J., Brachaniec, T., Chew, D., and Karwowski, Ł. (2017) Origin of parautochtonous Polish Moldavites – a palaeogeographical and petrographical study. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae (2017), 87 (in press) pdf.

Mark, C., Chew, D. and Gupta, S. (2017) Does slab-window opening cause uplift of the overriding plate? A case study from the Gulf of California. Tectonophysics, in press. pdf

Chew, D.M., Petrus, J.A., Kenny, G.G. and McEvoy, N. (2017). Rapid high-resolution U–Pb LA-Q-ICPMS age mapping of zircon. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 32 (2), 262-276. pdf

2016

Cogné, N., Doepke, D., Chew, D., Stuart, F.M., Mark, C. (2016). Measuring plume-related exhumation of the British Isles in Early Cenozoic times. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 456, 1-15. pdf

O’Sullivan, G.J., Chew, D.M. and Samson, S.D. (2016). Detecting magma-poor orogens in the detrital record. Geology, 44, 871-874. pdf

Gawęda, A., Szopa, K., Chew, D., Klötzli, U., Müller, A., Sikorska, M. and Pyka, P. (2016) Age and origin of fluorapatite-rich dyke from Baranec Mt. (Tatra Mts., Western Carpathians): a key to understanding of the post-orogenic processes and element mobility. Geologica Carpathica, 67, 417-432. pdf

Chew, D.M., Pedemonte, G. and Corbett, E. (2016) Proto-Andean evolution of the Eastern Cordillera of Peru. Gondwana Research, 35, 59-78. pdf

Chew, D.M., Babechuk, M.G., Cogné, N., Mark, C., O’Sullivan, G.J., Henrichs, I.A., Doepke, D. and McKenna, C. (2016) (LA,Q)-ICPMS trace-element analyses of Durango and McClure Mountain apatite and implications for making natural LA-ICPMS mineral standards.  Chemical Geology, 435, 35-48. pdf

Mark, C., Cogné, N., and Chew, D. (2016) Tracking exhumation and drainage divide migration of the western Alps: a test of the apatite U-Pb thermochronometer as a detrital provenance tool.  Geological Society of America Bulletin, 128, 1439-1460. pdf

Rodrigues, B., Chew, D.M., Jorge, R.C.G.S., Fernandes, P., Veiga-Pires, C., Oliveira, J.T. (2016) Reply to Discussion on ‘Detrital zircon geochronology of the Carboniferous Baixo Alentejo Flysch Group (South Portugal); constraints on the provenance and geodynamic evolution of the South Portuguese Zone’, Journal of the Geological Society, 172, 294–308. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 173, 401-403. pdf

2015

Fernandes, P., Cogné, N., Chew, D.M., Rodrigues, B., Jorge, R.C.G.S., Marques, J., Jamal, D., Vasconcelos, L. (2015) The thermal history of the Karoo Moatize-Minjova Basin, Tete Province, Mozambique: an integrated vitrinite reflectance and apatite fission track thermochronology study. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 112, 55-72. pdf

Ubide, T., McKenna, C.A., Chew, D.M., Kamber, B.S. (2015) High-resolution trace element mapping of igneous minerals: in search of magma histories.  Chemical Geology, 409, 157–168. pdf

Chew, D.M. and Spikings, R.A. (2015) Geochronology and Thermochronology using apatite: Time and Temperature, Lower Crust to Surface. Elements, 11, 189-194. pdf

Rodrigues, B., Chew, D.M., Jorge, R.C.G.S., Fernandes, P., Veiga-Pires, C., Oliveira, J.T. (2015) Detrital zircon geochronology of the Carboniferous Baixo Alentejo Flysch Group (South Portugal); constraints on the provenance and geodynamic evolution of the South Portuguese Zone. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 172, 294-308. pdf

2014

Gawęda, A., Szopa, K. and Chew, D. (2014) LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating and REE patterns of apatite from the Tatra Mountains, Poland as a monitor of regional tectonomagmatic activity. Geochronometria, 41, 306-314. pdf

Cogné N., Chew, D.M. and Stuart, F.M. (2014) The thermal history of the western Irish onshore. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 171, 779-792. pdf

Yang, Y.-H., Wu, F.-Y., Yang J.-H., Chew, D.M., Xie, L.-W., Chu, Z.-Y., Zhang, Y.-B., Huang, C. (2014) Sr and Nd isotopic compositions of standard apatites used in U-Th-Pb geochronology. Chemical Geology, 385, 35-55. pdf

Szopa, K., Włodyka, R. and Chew, D. (2014) LA-ICP-MS U-Pb apatite dating of rocks from teschenite-picrite assocation in Southern Poland. Geologica Carpathica, 65, 273-284. pdf

Pointon, M.A., Chew, D.M., Ovtcharova, M., and Sevastopulo, G.D. (2014) High-precision U-Pb zircon CA-ID-TIMS dates from western European late Viséan bentonites. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 171, 649-658. pdf

Giuliani, A., Phillips, D., Maas, R., Woodhead, J.D., Kendrick, M.A., Greig, A., Armstrong, R.A., Chew, D., Kamenetsky, V.S. and Fiorentini, M.L. (2014) LIMA U-Pb ages link lithospheric mantle metasomatism to Karoo magmatism beneath the Kimberley region, South Africa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 401, 132–147. pdf

Crowley, Q.G., Heron, K., Riggs, N., Kamber, B., Chew, D., McConnell, B. and Benn, K. (2014) Chemical Abrasion Applied to LA-ICP-MS U–Pb Zircon Geochronology. Minerals, 4(2), 503-518. pdf [Supplementary Data] pdf

Chew, D.M. and van Staal, C.R. (2014) The ocean-continent transition zones along the Appalachian-Caledonian margin of Laurentia: examples of large-scale hyperextension during the opening of the Iapetus Ocean. Geoscience Canada, 41, 165-184. pdf

Chew, D.M and Strachan, R.A. (2014) The Laurentian Caledonides of Scotland and Ireland. In: New perspectives on the Caledonides of Scandinavia and related areas (Eds. Corfu, F., Gasser, D. and Chew, D.M.) Geological Society of London Special Publication, 390, 45-91. pdf

Corfu, F., Gasser, D. and Chew, D. (2014) New perspectives on the Caledonides of Scandinavia and related areas: introduction. In: New perspectives on the Caledonides of Scandinavia and related areas (Eds. Corfu, F., Gasser, D. and Chew, D.M.) Geological Society of London Special Publication, 390, 1-8. pdf

Cochrane, R., Spikings, R.A., Chew, D., Wotzlaw, J.-F., Chiaradia, M., Tyrrell, S., Schaltegger, U. and Van der Lelij, R. (2014) High temperature (> 350 °C) thermochronology and mechanisms of Pb loss in apatite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 127, 39–56. pdf

Chew, D.M., Petrus, J.A. and Kamber, B.S (2014) U-Pb LA-ICPMS dating using accessory mineral standards with variable common Pb. Chemical Geology, 363C, 185-199. pdf

Chew, D.M., Donelick, R.A., Donelick, M.B., Kamber, B.S. and Stock, M. (2014) Apatite chlorine concentration measurements by LA-ICP-MS. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 38, 23-35. pdf

2013

van Staal, C. R., Chew, D. M., Zagorevski, A., McNicoll, V., Hibbard, J., Skulski, T., Castonguay, S., Escayola, M. P., and Sylvester, P. J., (2013) Evidence of Late Ediacaran Hyperextension of the Laurentian Iapetan Margin in the Birchy Complex, Baie Verte Peninsula, Northwest Newfoundland: Implications for the Opening of Iapetus, Formation of Peri-Laurentian Microcontinents and Taconic – Grampian Orogenesis. Geoscience Canada, 40, 94-117. pdf

2012

Pointon, M.A., Chew, D.M., Ovtcharova, M., Sevastopulo, G.D. and Crowley, Q.G. (2012) New high-precision U-Pb dates from Western European Carboniferous tuffs; implications for timescale calibration, the periodicity of late Carboniferous cycles and stratigraphical correlation. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 169, 713 –721. pdf

Chew, D.M., Donelick, R.A. (2012) Combined apatite fission track and U-Pb dating by LA-ICPMS and its application in apatite provenance analysis.  In: Quantitative Mineralogy and Microanalysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks (Ed. Sylvester, P.) Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course 42, 219-247. pdf

Emeleus, C.H., Troll, V.R., Chew, D.M. and Meade, F.C. (2012) Lateral versus vertical emplacement in shallow-level intrusions? The Slieve Gullion ring-complex revisited. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 169, 157-171. pdf

Pointon, M.A., Cliff, R.A. and Chew, D.M. (2012) The Provenance of Western Irish Namurian Basin sediments inferred using detrital zircon U-Pb LA-ICP-MS geochronology. Geological Journal, 47, 77-98. pdf

2011

Chew, D.M. and Kirkland, C. (2011) The Chiquerío Formation, southern Peru. In: The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic glaciations (Eds. Arnaud, E., Shields, G. & Halverson, G.) Geological Society of London Memoir, 36, 481-486. pdf [Photo Atlas]

Chew, D.M., Sylvester. P.J., Tubrett, M.N. (2011) U-Pb and Th-Pb dating of apatite by LA-ICPMS.  Chemical Geology, 280, 200-216. pdf

Chew, D.M., Cardona, A., Miškovic, A. (2011) Tectonic evolution of Western Amazonia from Rodinia assembly to break-up. International Geology Review, 53 (11/12), 1280-1296. pdf

Rooney, A.D., Chew, D.M., Selby, D. (2011) Re-Os geochronology of the Neoproterozoic – Cambrian Dalradian Supergroup of Scotland and Ireland: Implications for Neoproterozoic stratigraphy, glaciations and Re-Os systematics. Precambrian Research, 185, 202-214. pdf

Ganerød, M., Chew, D.M., Smethurst, M., Troll, V.R., Corfu, F., Meade, F. and Prestvik, T. (2011) Geochronology of the Tardree Rhyolite Complex, Northern Ireland: implications for North Atlantic Magmatism and zircon fission track and (U-Th)/He studies. Chemical Geology, 286, 222-228. pdf

Cooper, M. R., Crowley, Q. G., Hollis, S.P., Noble, S.R., Roberts, S., Chew, D., Earls, G. Herrington, R. & Merriman, R.J. (2011) Age Constraints and Geochemistry of the Ordovician Tyrone Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland: implications for the Grampian orogeny. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 168, 837–850. pdf [Erratum] IGR paper

Wiesmaier, S. Deegan, F.M., Troll, V.R., Carracedo, J.C., Chadwick, J.P., Chew, D.M. (2011) Magma mixing in the 1100 AD Montaña Reventada composite eruption, Tenerife, Canary Islands: Interaction between rift zone and central volcano plumbing systems. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162, 651–669. pdf [Erratum] IGR paper

2010

Chew, D.M., Fallon, N., Kennelly, C., Crowley, Q. and Pointon, M. (2010) Basic volcanism contemporaneous with the Sturtian glacial episode in NE Scotland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 100, 399-415. pdf

van der Lelij, R., Spikings, R.A., Kerr, A., Kounov, A., Cosca, M., Chew, D. and Villagomez, D. (2010) Thermochronology and Tectonics of the Leeward Antilles: evolution of the Southern Caribbean Plate Boundary Zone.  Tectonics, 29, TC6003, doi:10.1029/2009TC002654. pdf

Chew, D.M., Daly J.S., Magna, T., Page, L.M., Kirkland C.L., Whitehouse, M.J and Lam, R. (2010) Timing of ophiolite obduction in the Grampian Orogen. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 165, 675-685. [Text] [Supplementary Publication]

Cardona, A., Chew, D., Valencia, V. A., Bayona, G., Miškovic, A., and Ibañez-Mejía, M. (2010) Grenvillian remnants in the Northern Andes: Rodinian and Phanerozoic paleogeographic perspectives. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 29, 92-104. pdf

2009

Chew, D.M. (2009) Grampian Orogeny. In: The Geology of Ireland, 2nd edition (Eds. Holland, C.H. and Sanders, I.S.) Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh, 69-93. [link to book]

Chew, D.M. and Stillman, C.J. (2009) Late Caledonian Orogeny and magmatism. In: The Geology of Ireland, 2nd edition (Eds. Holland, C.H. and Sanders, I.S.) Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh, 143-173. [link to book]

Cardona, A., Cordani, U., Ruiz, J., Valencia, V., Armstrong, R., Chew, D., Nutman, A. and Sanchez, A. (2009) U/Pb Zircon Geochronology and Nd Isotopic Signatures of the Pre- Mesozoic Metamorphic Basement of the Eastern Peruvian Andes: Growth and Provenance of a Late Neoproterozoic to Carboniferous Accretionary Orogen on the Northwest Margin of Gondwana, Journal of Geology, 117, 285 - 305. pdf

Clift, P.D., Carter, A., Draut, A.E., Van Long, H., Chew, D.M., and Schouten, H.A. (2009) Detrital U-Pb Zircon Dating of Lower Ordovician Syn-Arc-Continent Collision Conglomerates in the Irish Caledonides. Tectonophysics, 479, 165-174. pdf

Flowerdew, M.J., Chew, D.M., Daly, J.S and Millar, I.L. (2009) Hidden Archaean and Palaeoproterozoic crust in NW Ireland? Evidence from zircon Hf isotope data from granitoid intrusions. Geological Magazine, 146, 903–916. pdf

Meade, F.C., Chew, D.M., Troll, V.R., Ellam, R.M, Page, L.M. (2009) Magma ascent along a major terrane boundary: crustal contamination and magma mixing at the Drumadoon Intrusive Complex, Isle of Arran, Scotland. Journal of Petrology, 50(12), 2345-2374. pdf

Miškovic, A., Spikings, R.A., Chew, D.M., Košler, J., Ulianov, A. and Schaltegger, U. (2009) Tectono-magmatic evolution of Western Amazonia: geochemical characterisation and zircon U-Pb geochronologic constraints from the Peruvian Eastern Cordilleran granitoids. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121 (9/10), 1298–1324. pdf

Nicoll, G., Holness, M., Troll, V., Holohan, E., Donaldson, C., Emeleus, C.H. and Chew, D.M. (2009) An integrated re-investigation of early mafic and felsic magmatism on the Isle of Rum, NW Scotland: insights from field relationships, petrology and geochemistry. Geological Magazine, 146, 368-381. pdf

2008

Troll, V.R., Meade, F.C., Chew, D.M., Emeleus, C.H. (2008) A new caldera fault segment exposed at Slieve Gullion: implications for the emplacement of the early ring-complex. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 26, 1-16. pdf

Chew, D.M., Magna, T., Kirkland, C.L., Miškovic, A., Cardona, A., Spikings, A. and Schaltegger, U. (2008) Detrital zircon fingerprint of the Proto-Andes: evidence for a Neoproterozoic active margin? Precambrian Research, 167, 186-200. pdf

Kirkland C.L., Daly J.S., Chew, D.M., Page, L.M. (2008) The Finnmarkian Orogeny revisited: an isotopic investigation in eastern Finnmark, Arctic Norway. Tectonophysics, 460, 158–177. pdf

Chew, D.M., Flowerdew, M.J., Page, L.M., Crowley, Q.G., Daly J.S., Cooper, M.J. and Whitehouse, M.J. (2008) The tectonothermal evolution and provenance of the Tyrone Central Inlier, Ireland: Grampian imbrication of an outboard Laurentian microcontinent? Journal of the Geological Society, London, 165, 675-685. pdf[Text] [Supplementary Publication]

2007

Chew, D.M., Kirkland, C., Schaltegger, U and Goodhue, R. (2007) Neoproterozoic glaciation in the Proto-Andes: Tectonic implications and global correlation. Geology, 35, 1095-1099. pdf[Text] [Supplementary Publication]

Chew, D.M., Graham, J.R. and Whitehouse, M.J. (2007) U-Pb zircon geochronology of plagiogranites from the Lough Nafooey (= Midland Valley) arc in western Ireland: constraints on the onset of the Grampian orogeny. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 164, 747-750. [Text] [Supplementary Publication]

Chew, D.M., Schaltegger, U., Košler, J., Whitehouse, M.J., Gutjahr, M., Spikings R.A. and Miškovic, A. (2007) U-Pb geochronologic evidence for the evolution of the Gondwanan margin of the north-central Andes. The Geological Society of America Bulletin, 119, 697-711. [Text] [Data Repository] [Cover image]

2006

Vallejo, C, Spikings, R.A., Luzieux, L., Winkler, W., Chew, D. & Page, L.M. (2006) The early interaction between the Caribbean Plateau and the NW South American Plate, Terra Nova, 18, 264-269. pdf

2005

Chew, D.M. & Schaltegger, U. (2005) Constraining sinistral shearing in NW Ireland: a precise U-Pb zircon crystallisation age for the Ox Mountains Granodiorite. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 23, 55-63. pdf

Chew, D.M. (2005) 1:2,500 Geological Map of South Achill Island and Achill Beg, western Ireland. Journal of Maps, 18-29. pdf

2004

Clift, P.D., Dewey, J.F., Draut, A.E., Chew, D.M., Mange, M. and Ryan, P.D. (2004). Rapid tectonic exhumation, detachment faulting and orogenic collapse in the Caledonides of Western Ireland. Tectonophysics, 384, 91-113. pdf

Chew, D.M., Daly J.S., Flowerdew, M.J., Kennedy, M.J. and Page, L.M. (2004) Crenulation-slip development in a Caledonian shear zone in NW Ireland: evidence for a multi-stage movement history. In: Transport and flow processes in shear zones. (Eds, Alsop, G.I., Holdsworth, R.E., McCaffrey, K.J.W. & Hand, M.) Geological Society of London Special Publication, 224, 337-352. pdf

Draut, A.E., Clift, P.D., Chew, D.M., Cooper, M.J., Taylor, R.N. and Hannigan, R. (2004) Laurentian crustal recycling in the Ordovician Grampian Orogeny: Nd isotopic evidence from western Ireland. Geological Magazine, 141 (2), 195-207. pdf

2003

Chew, D.M., Daly, J.S., Page, L.M., Kennedy, M.J. (2003) New constraints on Grampian orogenesis and the development of blueschist-facies metamorphism in western Ireland. Journal of the Geological Society, London 160, 911-924. pdf

Chew, D.M. (2003) An Excel spreadsheet for finite strain analysis using the Rf / phi technique. Computers & Geosciences 29 (6), 795-799. pdf [rfphi.xls] [synthetic.xls] [test.xls] [readme.doc]

Chew, D.M. (2003) Structural and stratigraphic relationships across the continuation of the Highland Boundary Fault in western Ireland. Geological Magazine 140 (1), 73-85. pdf

2001

Chew, D.M., (2001) Basement protrusion origin of serpentinite in the Dalradian. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 19, 23-35. pdf

Chew, D.M. (2001) The relationship between the Dalradian Supergroup and the Clew Bay Complex, Co. Mayo, western Ireland. Ph.D. thesis, University College Dublin, 287 pp.


Last updated 3 July 2017 nmcginle@tcd.ie.