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Dr. Mags Duncan
Visiting Research Fellow, Geology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Duncan, Mags, Enigmatic (Bar-like) microscopic phosphatic elements from the Lower Mississippian of Ireland, Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 28, 2010, p61 - 74 Journal Article, 2010

Duncan, Mags, Various Chondrichthyan microfossil faunas from the Lower Mississippian (Carboniferous) of Ireland, Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 24, 2006, p51 - 69 Journal Article, 2006

Duncan, Mags, Chondrichthyan genus Lissodus from the Lower Carboniferous of Ireland, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 49, (3), 2004, p417 - 428 Journal Article, 2004

Duncan, Mags, Early Carboniferous chondrichthyan Thrinacodus from Ireland, and a reconstruction of jaw apparatus, Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 48, (1), 2003, p113 - 122 Journal Article, 2003

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Duncan, Mags, Ichthyoliths as biostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental tools in the Carboniferous of Ireland, Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting, Cardiff, Wales, 1997 Conference Paper,

Wyse Jackson, P.N., Sevastopulo, G.D., Duncan, M.E., Irish Geological Heritage Theme 3: The Carboniferous and post-Carboniferous palaeontological heritage of the Republic of Ireland, Trinity College, Dublin for the Geological Survey of Ireland, 2003 Report,

Sevastopulo, G.D. and Duncan, M., Silurian crinoids attached to nautiloids - benthos or pseudoplankton, Dijon, France, 2006 Conference Paper,

Duncan, Mags, Irish Carboniferous Ichthyoliths, Palaeontological Association Annual Conference, University College Galway, Ireland, 1995 Meeting Abstract,

Sevastopulo, G.D. and Duncan, M., Field Trip Guide to the Carboniferous of Ireland, International Conodont Symposium, Ireland and Leicester, U.K., 13-15 July 2006, pp1 - 37 Meeting Abstract,

Research Expertise


Carboniferous Micro-palaeoichthyology; Palaeoecology using micro-palaeoichthyology; Palaeoenvironments using micro-palaeoichthyology



Journal reviewer for the Bulletin of New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science; Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences; Journal of Paleontology; Acta Palaeontological Polonica; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimetology, Palaeoecology.

Awards and Honours

Prof. Susan Pearce Prize for the best dissertation relating to Museum and Gallery Objects and Collections (University of Leicester) July 2010


Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Paleontological Society

The Micropalaeontological Society

Palaeontological Association