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Dr Quentin Crowley

Associate Professor. Director, Trinity Centre for the Environment. Academic lead of EIT Climate-KIC at TCD.

Tel: + 353 1 896 2403 
Office: Museum Building, Office 0.15C


I have over 25 years of research and teaching experience in a wide range of geological and environmental science related themes. My current research focus is on geoscience and sustainability, where I utilise my broad geological knowledge to innovate around key societal challenges. I have developed and delivered several new modules, courses, and programmes on themes of sustainability and climate action, for example a new postgraduate certificate in Climate Entrepreneurship developed in collaboration with TCD Tangent in 2021, and the Climate Leadership Journey programme in conjunction with EIT Climate-KIC in 2022.


The following are examples of my current research topics:

  • Ireland’s Knowledge Centre for Carbon and Climate (IKC3): €3.7M. Funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science as a Human Capital Initiative Project through the Higher Education Authority. This is a collaborative project between Munster Technological University, University College Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin. Commencing in April 2022, the project will develop Ireland's knowledge and skills to enable innovative and systemic adaptation of enterprise and society to a decarbonized economy and sustainable living.
  • Climate Leadership Journey: €142k annually. Funded by EIT Climate-KIC, EU Commission and co-funded locally through the Higher Education Authority. For 2022, this is a collaborative project with four separate consortia. For 2022 I am consortium lead with Riga Technical University (Latvia) and Cleantech Estonia to co-develop and co-deliver an innovative education programme empowering individuals through with climate action and climate leadership training.
  • Radon: >€350k. Funded from various sources, including the Irish Research Council, Geological Survey Ireland, and the Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland). Ireland has some of the highest indoor radon levels, and some of this highest radon-related lung cancer incidences in Europe. My research has developed novel methodologies for measuring and modelling indoor radon and modelling the spatial distribution of the adverse health effects of radon exposure. My research has informed legislation in Ireland and I collaborate with several international bodies including the WHO / IARC and JRC.
  • Environmental Proxies: >€185k. Funded from various sources, including the Higher Education Authority, the Marine Institute, and Geological Survey Ireland. I am actively developing new environmental proxies from biominerals in order to better understand the magnitude and time-scales of past environmental change, and to better understand changes in the contemporary environment. Examples of biomineral proxies currently under investigation include cold-water corals (e.g. Lophelia pertusa) and salmonoid fish scales. Examples of my research outputs in this area can be found in the publication list below. I currently collaborate with GMIT and the MI to investigate the use of micro-chemistry of fish scales as proxies for geographic affinity to trace freshwater-marine migration of salmon. I have also worked with human and animal archaeological samples to better understand diet, migration and social / farming practices.

Postgraduate Students & Post-docs

I currently mentor the following post-doc:

  • Dr Sina Mousavi. Quantification of gamma radiation exposure, and radon-thoron exhalation rates in representative building materials in Ireland
  • Erica Krueger, PhD. Assessing the impacts of multiple stressors on cold-water corals and developing novel geochemical proxies for environmental change

Past postgraduate students include:

  • Meabh Hughes, PhD. 2022. A soil geochemistry and soil-radon study of Castleisland, Co. Kerry.
  • Eoghan Corbett, PhD, 2021. Refinement of high spatial resolution U-Pb geochronologic methodologies, TCD. Co-supervised by Tony Simonetti, University of Notre Dame, USA.
  • Sina Mousavi, PhD, 2021. Modelling of geogenic radon and health risk assessment in public buildings and workplaces.
  • Shane Lavery, MSc, 2019. Developing a predictive model for Mo mineralisation in a porphyry system.
  • Saskia Ryan, PhD, 2017. Sr Isotopes in the Irish Biosphere, TCD.
  • Kyle Heron, PhD, 2016. Geochronology and Gold Mineralisation in the Mesoarchean Tasiat Terrane, Mauritania. TCD.
  • Vincent Mouchi, PhD, 2016. Biomineralisation and Isotope Proxies for Environmental Change. TCD.
  • Neil Grumbley, MSc, 2015. Geological Evolution of the Haib Cu-Mo Porphyry Deposit, Southern Namibia. TCD.
  • John MacDonald, PhD, 2010. Crustal boundaries in the Precambrian - what tectonics do they represent? PhD. Co-supervised with John Wheeler, University of Liverpool, UK.
  • Chris Lawley, PhD, 2010. Nature and timing of gold mineralisation in a Paleoprotozeroic domain of Tanzania. Co-supervised with David Selby, Durham University, UK.
  • Gavin Chan, PhD, 2008. Ophiolite complexes preserved along the Yarlung Tsangpo suture zone (YTSZ), Southern Tibet. Co-supervised with Mike Searle, University of Oxford.
  • James Blight, PhD, 2008. The geological evolution of the Saykhandulaan Inlier, Mongolia: A window into the Palaeozoic growth of the South Gobi Mineral Belt. Co-supervised with Dickson Cunningham, University of Leicester, UK.
  • Joanne Neilson, PhD, 2007.  From slab break-off to triggered eruptions: tectonic controls of Caledonian post-orogenic magmatism. Co-supervised with Peter Kokelaar, University of Liverpool, UK.


My teaching is based on active learning (“learning by doing”), with a research-lead focus. I teach a wide variety of courses across different disciplines. I also work with EIT Climate-KIC to design and deliver an international postgraduate programme in Climate Leadership.

I am Academic Director of a part-time postgraduate certificate in Climate Entrepreneurship with Tangent, which is funded though the Springboard+ initiative of the Higher Education Authority. Springboard+ is a government initiative offering free and heavily subsidised courses. The Climate Entrepreneurship course has funding for 2022-2024 and places are offered to eligible applicants. Climate entrepreneurs can be defined as change agents who see the creation of ventures as a way to address urgent environmental challenges. Co-delivered by Tangent with Trinity’s School of Natural Sciences, this course is for change makers, innovators, business leaders, and community activists who recognise the need for change and are looking for guidance on how to best activate it. More information is available on the Tangent website, or by emailing

I currently coordinate the following modules:

M.Sc. Environmental Sciences
ES70XX Climate Leadership Journey (10 ECTS)

ES7057 Environmental Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)

BA Geography & Geoscience
GSU44002 Geoscience Field Course (5 ECTS)

GLU44009 Geoscience for a Sustainable Planet (5 ECTS)

I currently coordinate the following modules (* indicates module designer):

Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Entrepreneurship
IA7027 Systems Innovation for Climate Action (10 ECTS)*

IA7028 Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Climate Adaptation and Mitigation (10 ECTS)*

IA7029 Climate Enterprise Development (10 ECTS)*

BA Geography and Geoscience
GSU44003 Geoscience Frontiers Past, Present and Future (5ECTS)

GGU330012 Natural Hazards (5 ECTS)

MSc Environmental Sciences
ES7001 Induction Week (5 ECTS)

ES7049 Practical Environmental Skills (5 ECTS)

CHARM EU Masters in Global Challenges for Sustainability
M3 Transdisciplinary Research (10 ECTS)

Software Downloads

AERYN. This is a MATLAB based standalone application for visualizing and enhancing elemental maps. To use AERYN you must first download and install the free Matlab Runtime R2015a (8.5) from the MathWorks website.


Krueger, E.T., Mouchi, V., Monteys, X., McCarron, S., Lim, A., Crowley, Q.G.  2024. Development and physical characteristics of the Irish shelf-edge Macnas Mounds, Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic. Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch). DOI.

Mousavi Aghdam, M., Crowley, Q. 2024. Application of GIS and spatiotemporal analyses in viral infection modelling using multiple datasets – A case study on the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, Medicina de Familia. SEMERGEN, 50, 4, 102159. DOI.

DaPelo, S., Aghdam, M., Dentoni, V., Loi, A., Randaccio, P., Crowley, Q. 2023. Assessment of natural radioactivity and radon release potential of Silurian black shales, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 111347. DOI.

Banríon, M., Cobelli, M., Crowley, Q.G. 2023. Applying machine learning to model radon using topsoil geochemistry, Applied Geochemistry, 158, 105790. DOI.

Dardac, M., Elio, J., Aghdam, M.A., Banrion, M., Crowley, Q.G. 2023. Application of airborne geophysical survey data in a logistic regression model to improve the predictive power of geogenic radon maps. A case study in Castleisland, Co Kerry, Ireland. Science of the Total Environment, 894, 164965. DOI

Krueger, E.T.; Büscher, J.V.; Hoey, D.A.; Taylor, D.; O’Reilly, P.J.; Crowley, Q.G. 2023. Wanted Dead or Alive: Skeletal Structure Alteration of Cold-Water Coral Desmophyllum pertusum (Lophelia pertusa) from Anthropogenic Stressors. Oceans, 4, 68-79. DOI.

Pointon, M.A.; Smyth, H.; Omma, J.E.; Morton, A.C.; Schneider, S.; Hülse, P.; Rippington, S.J.; Lopez-Mir, B.; Crowley, Q.G.; Millar, I.; Whitehouse, M.J.; Frei, D.; Scott, R.A.; Flowerdew, M.J. A Multi-proxy Provenance Study of Late Carboniferous to Middle Jurassic Sandstones in the Eastern Sverdrup Basin and Its Bearing on Arctic Palaeogeographic Reconstructions. Geosciences 2023, 13, 10. DOI.

Aghdam, M.M, Dentoni, V., Da Pelo, S., Crowley Q. 2022. Detailed Geogenic Radon Potential Mapping Using Geospatial Analysis of Multiple Geo-Variables—A Case Study from a High-Risk Area in SE Ireland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(23), 15910. DOI.

Banrion, M.H., Elio, J., Crowley, Q.G. 2022. Using geogenic radon potential to assess radon priority area designation, a case study around Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Journal of Environmental Activity, 251, 106956. DOI.

Hughes, M.B., Elio, J., Crowley, Q.G. 2022. A users guide to radon priority areas: examples from Ireland. Journal of the European Radon Association, 3. DOI

Tray, E., Brophy, D., O’ Maoileidigh, N., Finlay, R., de Eyto, E., Poole, R., Crowley, Q.G. 2022. Investigating post-depositional alteration of trace elements in fish scales using tagged and recaptured wild salmon. Fisheries Research, 248, 106207. DOI

Gama, C., Pereira, M.F., Crowley, Q.G., da Silva, Í.D., Silva, J.B. 2021. Detrital zircon provenance of Triassic sandstone of the Algarve Basin (SW Iberia): Evidence of Gondwanan-and Laurussian-type sources of sediment. Geological Magazine, 158 (2), 311-329. DOI.

Mousavi Aghdam, M., Crowley, Q. Rocha, C., Dentoni, V., DaPelo, S., Long, S., Savatier, M. 2021. A study of natural radioactivity levels and radon/thoron release potential of bedrock and soil in Southeastern Ireland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18 (5), 2709. DOI.

Mukhopadhyay, J., Crowley, Q., Ghosh, B., Ghosh, G., Heron, K. 2021. Detrital zircon U–Pb LA‐ICPMS ages from the Kolhan Group, Singhbhum Craton, eastern India: Implications for terminal Mesoproterozoic palaeogeography between Columbia and Rodinia along the Central Indian Tectonic Zone. Geological Journal, 56 (1), 60-78. DOI 

Kaile, N., Lindivat, M., Elio, J., Thuestad, G., Crowley, Q.G., Hoell, I.A. 2020. Preliminary results from detection of microplastics in liquid samples using flow cytometry. Frontiers in Marine Science, section Marine Pollution, 856. DOI.

Elío J., Crowley Q., Scanlon R., Hodgson J., Long S., Cooper M., Gallagher V. 2020. Application of airborne radiometric surveys for large-scale geogenic radon potential classification, Journal of the European Radon AssociationDOI

Bossew, P., Cinelli, G., Ciotoli, G., Crowley, Q.G., De Cort, M., Elío Medina, J., Gruber, V., Petermann, E., Tollefsen, T. 2020. Development of a Geogenic Radon Hazard Index—Concept, History, Experiences. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(11), 4134. DOI.

Corbett, E.P., Simonetti, A., Shaw, P., Corcoran, L., Crowley, Q.G., Hoare, B.C. 2020. Shallow sampling by multi-shot laser ablation and its application within U-Pb zircon geochronology, Chemical Geology, DOI

Gama, C., Pereira, M., Crowley, Q., Dias da Silva, Í, & Silva, J. 2020. Detrital zircon provenance of Triassic sandstone of the Algarve Basin (SW Iberia): Evidence of Gondwanan- and Laurussian-type sources of sediment. Geological Magazine, 1-19. DOI

Gawęda, A., Szopa, K., Włodyka, R., Burda, J., Crowley, Q., Sikorska, M. 2019. Continuous magma mixing and cumulate separation in the High Tatra Mountains open system granitoid intrusion, Western Carpathians (Poland/Slovakia): a textural and geochemical study. Acta Geologica Polonica, 69 (4), 549-570.

Elío J., Crowley Q.G, Scanlon R., Hodgson J., Long, S. 2019. Rapid radon potential classification using soil-gas radon measurements in the Cooley Peninsula, County Louth, Ireland. Environmental Earth Sciences, 78, 389. DOI

Green, D.S. Kregting, L., Boots, b., Blockley, D.J., Brickle, P., da Costa, M., Crowley, Q.G., 2018. A comparison of sampling methods for seawater microplastics and a first report of the microplastic litter in coastal waters of Ascension and Falkland Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 137, 695-701. DOI

Ryan, S.E., Reynard, L.M., Crowley, Q.G., Snoeck, C., Tuross, N. 2018. Early medieval reliance on the land and the local: An integrated multiisotope study (87Sr/86Sr, δ18O, δ13C, δ15N) of diet and migration in Co. Meath, Ireland, Journal of Archaeological Science, 98, 59-71. DOI 

Barkat, Q., Ali, A., Hayat, U., Rehman, K., Crowley, Q.G., Siddique, N., Haidar, T., Iqbal, T. 2018. Time series analysis of soil radon in Northern Pakistan: implications for earthquake forecasting, Applied Geochemistry, 97, 2018, 197-208. DOI

Elío J., Crowley Q.G, Scanlon R., Hodgson J., Zgaga L. 2018. Estimation of residential radon exposure and definition of Radon Priority Areas based on expected lung cancer incidence, Environment International, 114, 69 – 76. DOI

Ryan, S., Snoeck, C., Crowley, Q.G., Babechuk, M. 2018. 87Sr/86Sr and trace element mapping of geosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere interactions: A case study in Ireland, Applied Geochemistry, 92, 209-224. DOI

Elío J., Crowley Q.G, Scanlon R., Hodgson J., Long S. 2017. Logistic regression model for detecting radon prone areas in Ireland, Science of The Total Environment, 599-600, 1317-1329. DOI

McConnell, B., Crowley, Q.G, Parks, M. 2017. Reply to Comment on 'No Exploits back-arc basin in the Iapetus suture zone of Ireland', Journal of the Geological Society, 174, 791-792. DOI

Mouchi, V., Volanthen, P., Verrecchia, E.P., Crowley, Q.G. 2017. Multi-scale crystallographic ordering in the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa, Scientific Reports, 7. DOI

Mouchi, V., Lartaud, F., Guichard, N., Immel, F., de Rafélis, M., Broussard, C., Crowley, Q.G., Marin, F. 2016. Chalky versus foliated: a discriminant immunogold labelling of shell microstructures in the edible oyster Crassostrea gigas, Marine Biology, 163:256. DOI

Mouchi, V., Crowley, Q.G., Ubide, T., 2016. AERYN : a simple standalone application for visualizing and enhancing elemental maps, Applied Geochemistry, 75, 44-53. DOI

Cooper, M., Anderson, P., Condon, D., Ellam, R., Meighan, I., Crowley, Q.G. 2016. Intrusion history of the Late Caledonian, Newry Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland revealed by high resolution Tellus geophysics and U-Pb age constraints. In: Unearthed: impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy. URL

Heron, K., Jessell, M., Harris, E., Benn, K., Crowley, Q. 2016. The Tasiast Deposit, Mauritania, Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 564-572. DOI

McConnell, B., Rogers, R., Crowley, Q. 2016. Sediment provenance and tectonics on the Laurentian margin, Scottish Journal of Geology, 52, 11-17. DOI

Chan, Gavin Heung Ngai Aitchison, Jonathan C. Crowley, Quentin G. Horstwood, Matthew S. A. Searle, Michael P. Parrish, Randall R. Chan, Jacky Sik-Lap. 2015. U-Pb zircon ages for Yarlung Tsangpo suture zone ophiolites, southwestern Tibet and their tectonic implications, Gondwana Research, 27, 719-732. DOI

Crowley, Q.G., Key, R., Noble, S.R. 2015. High-precision U-Pb dating of complex zircon from the Lewisian Gneiss Complex of Scotland using an incremental CA-ID-TIMS approach. Gondwana Research, 27, 1381-1391. DOI

Crowley, Q.G., Mukhopadhyay, J., Ghosh, S., Ghosh, G., Chakrabarti, K., Misra, B., Heron, K., Bose, S. 2015. Forum Reply: Oxygenation of the Archean Atmosphere: New Paleosol Constraints from Eastern India, Geology, e367. PDF

Crowley, Q.G., Strachan, R.A. 2015. U-Pb zircon constraints on obduction initiation of the Unst Ophiolite: an oceanic core complex in the Scottish Caledonides? Journal of the Geological Society, 172, 279-282. DOI

MacDonald, J.M., Goodenough, K.M., Wheeler, J., Crowley, Q., Harley, S.L., Mariani, E., Tatham, D. 2015. Temperature–time evolution of the Assynt Terrane of the Lewisian Gneiss Complex of Northwest Scotland from zircon U-Pb dating and Ti thermometry, Precambrian Research, 260, 55-75. DOI PDF

McConnell, B., Parks, M., Crowley, Q.G., Rushton, A. 2015. No Exploits back-arc basin in the Iapetus suture zone of Ireland, Journal of the Geological Society, 172, 740-747. DOI

Crowley, Q.G., Heron, K., Riggs, N., Kamber, B. Chew, D., McConnell, B., Benn, K. 2014. Chemical Abrasion Applied to LA-ICP-MS U–Pb Zircon Geochronology. Minerals 4, 503-518. DOI

Kryza, R, Pin, C., Oberc-Dziedzic, T., Crowley, Q.G., Larionov, A. 2014. Deciphering the geochronology of a large granitoid pluton (Karkonosze Granite, SW Poland): an assessment of U-Pb zircon SIMS and Rb-Sr whole-rock dates relative to U-Pb zircon CA-ID-TIMS. International Geology Review, 56, 756-782. DOI

Mouchi, V., Crowley, Q.G., Jackson, A.L., McDermott, F., Monteys, X., de Rafélis, M., Luis Rueda, J. Lartaud, F. 2014. Potential seasonal calibration for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction using skeletal microstructures and strontium measurements from the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa, Journal of Quaternary Science, 29, 803-814. DOI

Waldron, J., Schofield, D., S. DuFrane, A., Floyd, J., Crowley, Q., Simonetti, A., Dokken, R., Pothier, H. 2014. Ganderia-Laurentia collision in the Caledonides of Great Britain and Ireland. Journal of the Geological Society, 171, 555-569. DOI

Bozkurt, E., Winchester, J.A., Satır, M., Crowley, Q.G., Ottley, C.J. 2013. The Almacık mafic-ultramafic complex: exhumed Sakarya subcrustal mantle adjacent to the İstanbul Zone, NW Turkey, Geological Magazine, 150, 254-282. DOI.

Cooper, M.R., Crowley, Q.G., Hollis, S.P., Noble, S.R., Henny, P.J. 2013. A U-Pb age for the Late Caledonian Sperrin Mountains minor intrusions suite in the north of Ireland: timing of slab break-off in the Grampian terrane and the significance of deep-seated, crustal lineaments, Journal of the Geological Society, 170, 603-614. DOI.

Goodenough, K., Crowley, Q.G., Krabbendam, M., Parry, S.F. 2013. New U-Pb age constraints for the Laxford Shear Zone, NW Scotland: Evidence for tectono-magmatic processes associated with the formation of a Paleoproterozoic supercontinent, Precambrian Research, 231, 1-18. DOI.

Goodenough, K.M., Styles, M.T., Schofield, D., Thomas, R.J., Crowley, Q.G., Lilly, R.M., McKervey, J., Stephenson, D., Carney, J.N. 2013. Architecture of the Oman-UAE ophiolite: Evidence for a multi-phase magmatic history. Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 5, pp. 23-42.

MacDonald, J.M., Wheeler, J., Harley, S.L., Mariani, E., Goodenough, K.M., Crowley, Q., Tatham, D. 2013. Lattice distortion in a zircon population and its effects on trace element mobility and U-Th-Pb isotope systematics: examples from the Lewisian Gneiss Complex, northwest Scotland, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166, 21-41. DOI.

Lawley, C.J.M., Selby, D., Condon, D.J., Horstwood, M., Millar, I., Crowley, Q., Imber, J. 2013. Lithogeochemistry, geochronology and geodynamic setting of the Lupa Terrane, Tanzania: Implications for the extent of the Archean Tanzanian Craton, Precambrian Research, 231, 174-193. DOI.

Parry, S.F., Noble, S.R., Crowley, Q.G., Wellman, C.H. Reply to Discussion on 'A high-precision U–Pb age constraint on the Rhynie Chert Konservat-Lagerstätte: timescale and other implications', Journal of the Geological Society, 170, (4), 2013, p703-706. DOI.

Ryszard Kryza, Quentin G. Crowley, Alexander Larionov, Christian Pin, Teresa Oberc-Dziedzic, Ksenia Mochnacka, Chemical abrasion applied to SHRIMP zircon geochronology: An example from the Variscan Karkonosze Granite (Sudetes, SW Poland), Gondwana Research, 21, 2012, p757-767. DOI.

Pointon, M.A. , Chew, D.M., Ovtcharova, M., Sevastopulo, G.D. , Crowley, Q.G., 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, 169, (6), 2012, p713-721. DOI.

Cooper, M.R., Crowley, Q.G., Hollis, S.P., Noble, S.R., Roberts, S., Chew, D., Merriman, R.J., Earls, G., Herrington, R. 2011. Age Constraints and Geochemistry of the Ordovician Tyrone Igneous Complex, Northern Ireland, Journal of the Geological Society, 168, p837-850.

Parry, S., Noble, S., Crowley, Q., Wellman, C. 2011. A high-precision U-Pb age constraint on the Rhynie Chert Konservat-Lagerstätte: timescale and other implications. Journal of the Geological Society, 168, 2011, p863-872.

Smyth, H.R., Crowley, Q.G., Hall, R., Kinny, P.D. Hamilton, J., Schmidt, D.N. 2011. A Toba-scale eruption in the Early Miocene: the Semilir eruption, East Java, Indonesia, Lithos, 126, (3-4), p198-211.

Zimmermann, U. Tait, J. Crowley, Q.G., Pashley, V. Straathof, G. 2011. Diamicitites in southern Namibia and their associated rocks - constraints for a global glaciation? International Journal of Earth Sciences,  p511-526.

Chew, D.M., Fallon, N., Kennelly, C., Crowley, Q., Pointon, M. 2010. Basic volcanism contemporaneous with the Sturtian glacial episode in NE Scotland, Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 100, (4), 399-415.

Blight, J.H.S., Crowley, Q.G., Petterson, M.G., Cunningham, D. 2010. Granites of the Southern Mongolia Carboniferous Arc: new geochronological and geochemical constraints, Lithos, 116, (1-2), 35-52 .

Blight, J.H.S., Petterson, M.G., Crowley, Q.G., Cunningham, D. 2010. The Oyut Ulaan Volcanic Group: Stratigraphy, magmatic evolution and timing in the Carboniferous arc of South East Mongolia, Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167, (3), 491-509.

Goodenough, K.M., Park, R.G., Krabbendam, M., Myers, J., Wheeler, J., Loughlin, S., Crowley, Q.G., Kinny, P., Friend C.R.L., Beach, A., Graham, R. 2010. The Laxford Shear Zone: an Archean terrane boundary? Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 335, 101-118.

Goodenough, K.M., Styles M.T., Schofield D., Thomas R.J., Crowley Q.G., Lilly R.M., McKervey, J., Stephenson, D., Carney, J. 2010. Architecture of the Oman - UAE Ophiolite: evidence for a multi-phase magmatic history, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 3, (4), p439-458.

Kimbell, G.S., Young, B., Millward, D., Crowley, Q.G. 2010.The North Pennine batholith (Weardale Granite) of Northern England: new data on its age and form. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 58:107-128.

McConnell, B. Crowley, Q.G., Riggs, N. 2010. A Laurentian origin for the Ordovician Grangegeeth volcanic arc terrane, Ireland, Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167, (3), 467-473.

McConnell, B., Riggs, N., Crowley, Q.G. 2010. Comment on “Detrital U–Pb zircon dating of lower Ordovician syn-arc-continent collision conglomerates in the Irish Caledonides” by Peter D. Clift, Andrew Carter, Amy E. Draut, Hoang Van Long, David M. Chew, Hans A. Schouten, Tectonophysics 479 (2009), 165–174 , Tectonophysics, 490, 136-137.

Chan, G.H., Waters, D.J., Searle, M.P., Aitchison, J., Horstwood, M.S.A., Crowley, Q.G., Lo, C.-H., Chan, J. S.-L. 2009. Probing the basement of southern Tibet: evidence from crustal xenoliths entrained in a Miocene ultrapotassic dyke. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 166, 45-52.

McConnell, B., Riggs, N., Crowley, Q.G. 2009. Detrital zircon provenance and Ordovician terrane amalgamation, western Ireland. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 166, 473-484.

Neilson, J.C., Kokelaar, P., Crowley, Q.G. 2009. New ages for Siluro-Devonian magmatism in the SW Scottish Highlands: Timescales for volcanic-plutonic activity. Journal of the Geological Society, 166, 545-561.

Chew, D.M., Flowerdew, M.J., Page, L.M., Crowley, Q.G., Daly, J.S., Cooper, M., 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.

Cooper, M., Crowley, Q.G., Rushton, A. 2008. New age constraints for the Ordovician Tyrone Volcanic Group, Northern Ireland. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 165, 333-340.

Key, R.M., Loughlin, S.C., Horstwood, M.S.A., Gillespie, M., Pitfield, P.E.J., Henney, P.J., Crowley, Q.G., Del Rio, M. 2008. Two Mesoarchaean Terranes in the Reguibat shield of NW Mauritania. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 297, 33-52.

Okay, A.I., Bozkurt, E., Satır, M., Yiğitbaş, E., Crowley, Q.G., Shang, C.K. 2008. Defining the southern margin of Avalonia in the Pontides: geochronological data from the Late Proterozoic and Ordovician granitoids from NW Turkey. Tectonophysics 461, 252-264.

Selby, D., Conliffe, J., Crowley, Q.G., Feely, M. 2008. Geochronology (Re-Os, U-Pb) & fluid inclusion studies of molybdenite mineralisation associated with the Shap, Skiddaw & Weardale Granites, UK. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 117, 11-28.

Anczkiewicz, R., Mazur, S., Szczepanski, J., Storey. C., Crowley, Q.G., Villa, I.M., Thirlwall, M., Jeffries, T.E. 2007. Lu-Hf geochronology and trace element distribution in garnet: Implications for uplift and exhumation of ultra-high pressure granulites in the Sudetes, SW Poland. Lithos, 95, 363-380.

Zhang, Hong-Fei, Parrish, Randall, Zhang, Li, Xu, Wang-Chun, Yuan, Hong-Lin, Gao, Shan, Crowley, Quentin G. 2007. A-type granite and adakitic magmatism association in Songpan-Garze fold belt, eastern Tibetan Plateau: Implication for lithospheric delamination. Lithos. 97, 323-325.

Zhang, Hong-Fei, Parrish, Randall, Zhang, Li, Xu, Wang-Chun, Yuan, Hong-Lin, Gao, Shan, Crowley, Quentin G. 2007. Reply to the comment by Zhang et al. on: “First finding of A-type and adakitic magmatism association in Songpan–Garze fold belt, eastern Tibetan Plateau: Implication for lithoshperic delamination”. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2007.10.011.

Schofield, D.I., Horstwood, M.S.A., Pitfield, P.E.J., Crowley, Q.G., Wilkinson, A.F., Sidaty, H.Ch.O. 2006. Timing and kinematics of Eburnean tectonics in the central Reguibat Shield, Mauritania. Journal of the Geological Society, 163, 549-560.

Styles, M.T., Ellison, R.A., Arkley, S.L.B., Crowley, Q., Farrant, A., Goodenough, K M, McKervey, J A, Pharaoh, T C, Phillips, E R, Schofield, D, and Thomas, R J. 2006. The Geology and Geophysics of the United Arab Emirates. Volume 1: Geology. (Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey.)

Winchester, J.A., Kachlik, V., Patocka, F., Melzer, M., Nawakowski, C., Crowley, Q.G., Floyd, P.A., 2003. Geochemistry of Metasedimentary sequences in the Krkonose-Jizera Terrane, West Sudetes, Bohemian Massif: paleotectonic and stratigraphic implications. Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 48 (1-2), 135-136.

Winchester, J.A., Patocka, F., Kachlik, V., Melzer, M., Nawakowski, C., Crowley, Q.G., Floyd, P.A. 2003. Geochemical discrimination of metasedimentary sequences in the Krkonose-Jizera terrane (West Sudetes, Bohemian Massif): Paleotectonic and stratigraphic constraints. Geologica Carpathica, 54 (5), 267-280.

Crowley, Q.G., Štědrá, V., Winchester, J.A.W., Floyd, P.A., S., Holland, J.G. 2002. The Mariánské-Lázně Complex: development and destruction of an early Palaeozoic seaway. Geological Society Special Publication 201, 177-195.

Crowley, Q.G., Timmermann, H., Noble, S., Holland, J.G. 2002. Palaeozoic Terrane Amalgamation in Central Europe: a REE and Sm-Nd Isotopic Study of the pre-Variscan Basement, NE Bohemian Massif. Geological Society Special Publication 201, 157-176.

Floyd, P.A., Crowley, Q.G., Winchester, J.A.W., Kryza, R., Abdel-Wahed, M. 2002. Pillow lavas in the Sleza Ophiolite and their geochemical relationship to other Sudetic mafic components. Geological Society Special Publication 201, 197-216.

Winchester, J.A., Floyd. P.A., Crowley, Q.G. et al. 2002. Palaeozoic amalgamation of Central Europe: new results from recent geological and geophysical investigations. Tectonophysics, 360, 5-21.

Crowley, Q.G., Floyd, P.A., Winchester, J.A.W, Franke, W., Holland, J.G. 2000. Early Palaeozoic rift-related magmatism in Variscan Europe: fragmentation of the Armorican Terrane Assemblage. Terra Nova. 12 (4), 171-180.

Floyd, P.A., Winchester, J.A., Seston, R., Kryza, R., Crowley, Q.G. 2000. Review of geochemical variation in Lower Palaeozoic metabasites from the NE Bohemian Massif: intracratonic rifting and plume-ridge interaction. In: Orogenic Processes: Quantification and Modelling in the Variscan Belt (W.Franke, V. Haak and D. Tanner, eds.). Geological Society, London, special publication 179, 155-174.

Seston, R., Winchester, J.A., Piasecki, M.A.J., Crowley, Q.G., Floyd, P.A. 2000. A structural model for the Western-Central Sudetes: a deformed stack of Variscan thrust-bounded slices. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 157, 1155-1167.

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