Prof. Paul D. Ryan

B.A., PH.D.(KEELE),

Contact Details

Emeritus Professor
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2194
E: paul.ryan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Qualifications and Appointment 1967: B.A., Keele University, UK. 1974: PhD Keele University, UK. PGeo (1998); EurGeol (2001). Professor of Geology, National University of Ireland, Galway; Head, Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway. Membership Of Learned Societies And Distinctions 1974: elected Fellow Geological Society; 1998 elected to Institute of Geologists in Ireland; 2001 elected as member of European Federation of Geologists. Editor Journal of Geological Society of London (1997-2000). Awards For services to Scientific Diving worldwide: South Sinai Medal; Colin O¿Brien Medal; and President¿s Medal of Comhairle Fo Thuinn. Consultancies and Engagements 1988-95 President Scientific Committee of World Underwater Federation. 1988-95 Vice-President of World Underwater Federation. 1991-95 President of the Jury, UNESCO/CMAS `Grand Prix Maritime¿ 1992-95 External Examiner M.Sc. in Computing the Earth Sciences, Keele, UK 1992-97 President of the DGXII advisory committee on Scientific Diving in the EU. 1999 Member of the Earth Sciences Review Panel for the Portuguese National Research Assessment 1999-2002 External Examiner in Geological Sciences, Durham, UK. 2001-8 Subject area coordinator for the `Tuning Educational Structures in Europe¿. 2001-3 President, Tectonic Studies Group of the Geological Society 2003-4 Advisor to ANECA, the Spanish Government¿s Higher Education Authority 2003-5 Tuning Advisor to the AFANET Thematic Area Group 2005-10 Bologna Promoter for NUI, Galway 2005-8 Tuning Advisor to MRENet Thematic Network 2006 Coordinator for the Portuguese Research Panel for Earth & Space Sciences 2007 Educational advisor to the Republic of Georgia 2008 Member of the Departmental research assessment panel, Uni-Roma-3 2008 Coordinator of the Portuguese National Research Unit evaluation in Earth Sciences

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) 'The Bologna process'
Ryan, P.D. (2011) 'The Bologna process'. European Geologist, 30 :9-13 [Details]
(2009) 'The Earth Sciences template for Higher Education in Europe. Tuning EducationalStructures in Europe II'
Ryan P.D. et al. (2009) 'The Earth Sciences template for Higher Education in Europe. Tuning EducationalStructures in Europe II'. Universities' contribution to the Bologna Process, University of DeustoPublications, Bilbao, [Details]
(2009) 'The MarineGrid project in Ireland with Webcom'
Kenirons, M,Curran, O,Cunniffe, J,Ryan, J,Ryan, P,Shearer, A (2009) 'The MarineGrid project in Ireland with Webcom'. Computers & Geosciences, 35 :205-213 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'PAST: Paleontological Statistics Software Package for Education and Data Analysis'
Hammer, Ø., Harper, D.A.T., and Paul. D. Ryan, (2009) 'PAST: Paleontological Statistics Software Package for Education and Data Analysis'. PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA, 4 (1):1-9 [Details]
(2008) 'The Newer Granite problem revisited: a transtensional origin for the Early Devonian Trans-Suture Suite'
Brown, PE,Ryan, PD,Soper, NJ,Woodcock, NH (2008) 'The Newer Granite problem revisited: a transtensional origin for the Early Devonian Trans-Suture Suite'. Geological Magazine, 145 :235-256 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'The preservation of fore-arcs during arc-continent collision: insights from the Ordovician of Western Ireland'
Ryan, P.D. (2008) 'The preservation of fore-arcs during arc-continent collision: insights from the Ordovician of Western Ireland'. Geological Society of America, Special Paper, 406 :1-9 [Details]
(2007) 'The statistical analysis of high resolution heavy mineral data from the Ordovician of Western Ireland'
Ryan, P.D., Mange, M & Dewey, J.F. (2007) 'The statistical analysis of high resolution heavy mineral data from the Ordovician of Western Ireland'. High Resolution Heavy MineralAnalysis. Developments in Sedimentology, 58 :465-489 [Details]
(2004) 'Rapid tectonic exhumation, detachment faulting and orogenic collapse in the Caledonides of western Ireland'
Clift, PD,Dewey, JF,Draut, AE,Chew, DM,Mange, M,Ryan, PD (2004) 'Rapid tectonic exhumation, detachment faulting and orogenic collapse in the Caledonides of western Ireland'. Tectonophysics, 384 :91-113 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'The South Connemara Group reinterpreted: a subduction-accretion complex in the Caledonides of Galway Bay, western Ireland'
Ryan, P.D. and Dewey, J.F. (2004) 'The South Connemara Group reinterpreted: a subduction-accretion complex in the Caledonides of Galway Bay, western Ireland'. Journal of Geodynamics, 37 :513-529 [Details]
(2004) 'The South Connemara Group reinterpreted: a subduction-accretion complex in the Caledonides of Galway Bay, western Ireland'
Ryan, P.D. (2004) 'The South Connemara Group reinterpreted: a subduction-accretion complex in the Caledonides of Galway Bay, western Ireland'. JOURNAL OF GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 37 :513-529 [DOI] [Details]
(2001) 'Anatexis during crustal extension, an example from the Neoproterozoic of Scotland'
Ryan, P.D. and Soper, N.J. (2001) 'Anatexis during crustal extension, an example from the Neoproterozoic of Scotland'. Geological Magazine, 138 :577-588 [Details]
(2001) 'The role of deep basement during continent-continent collision: a review'
Ryan, P.D (2001) 'The role of deep basement during continent-continent collision: a review'. Geological Society, Special Publication, 184 :39-55 [Details]
(2001) 'Modelling anatexis in intra-cratonic rift basins: an example from the Neoproterozoic rocks of the Scottish Highlands'
Ryan, P.D. & Soper, N.J. (2001) 'Modelling anatexis in intra-cratonic rift basins: an example from the Neoproterozoic rocks of the Scottish Highlands'. GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, 138 (5):577-588 [Details]
(2000) 'Continental Tectonics, an introduction'
Ryan P.D. and MacNiocaill, C. (2000) 'Continental Tectonics, an introduction'. Geological Society of London,Special Publication, 164 :1-10 [Details]
(2000) 'The Variscan Orogeny'
Ryan, P.D. (2000) 'The Variscan Orogeny'. Oxford Companion to the Earth, :1077-1079 [Details]
(2000) 'Continental Tectonics'
MacNiocaill, C. and Ryan P.D. (2000) 'Continental Tectonics'. Geological Society of London, SpecialPublication, 164 [Details]
(2000) 'Collisional Orogeny'
Ryan, P.D. (2000) 'Collisional Orogeny'. Oxford Companion to the Earth, :1048-1051 [Details]
(2000) 'The Alpine Orogeny'
Ryan, P.D. (2000) 'The Alpine Orogeny'. Oxford Companion to the Earth, :14-16 [Details]
(2000) 'The Caledonides'
Ryan, P.D. (2000) 'The Caledonides'. Oxford Companion to the Earth, :90-91 [Details]
(1995) 'TERRANE GEOCHEMISTRY CONTRASTS ACROSS THE IAPETUS SUTURE IN IRELAND'
RYAN, PD et al. (1995) 'TERRANE GEOCHEMISTRY CONTRASTS ACROSS THE IAPETUS SUTURE IN IRELAND'. GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, 132 :581-597 [Details]
(1995) 'THE ANTRIM-GALWAY LINE - A RESOLUTION OF THE HIGHLAND BORDER FAULT ENIGMA OF THE CALEDONIDES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND'
RYAN, PD et al. (1995) 'THE ANTRIM-GALWAY LINE - A RESOLUTION OF THE HIGHLAND BORDER FAULT ENIGMA OF THE CALEDONIDES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND'. GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, 132 :171-184 [Details]
(1991) 'A GEOLOGICAL AND TECTONIC CROSS-SECTION OF THE CALEDONIDES OF WESTERN IRELAND'
RYAN, PD,DEWEY, JF (1991) 'A GEOLOGICAL AND TECTONIC CROSS-SECTION OF THE CALEDONIDES OF WESTERN IRELAND'. Journal Of The Geological Society, 148 :173-180 [Details]
(1987) 'THE USE OF COMPUTER ANIMATION TECHNIQUES IN THE TEACHING OF STEREOGRAPHIC PROJECTION'
RYAN, PD (1987) 'THE USE OF COMPUTER ANIMATION TECHNIQUES IN THE TEACHING OF STEREOGRAPHIC PROJECTION'. Journal Of Structural Geology, 9 :507-509 [Details]
(1983) 'Ophiolitic mélange separates the ortho- and paratectonic Caledonides in western Ireland'
Paul D. Ryan, Vigi Sawal, Andy Rolands (1983) 'Ophiolitic mélange separates the ortho- and paratectonic Caledonides in western Ireland'. NATURE, 301 :50-52 [Details]
(1983) 'THE PETROCHEMISTRY OF THE BASIC VOLCANIC-ROCKS OF THE SOUTH CONNEMARA GROUP (ORDOVICIAN), WESTERN IRELAND'
RYAN, PD,MAX, MD,KELLY, T (1983) 'THE PETROCHEMISTRY OF THE BASIC VOLCANIC-ROCKS OF THE SOUTH CONNEMARA GROUP (ORDOVICIAN), WESTERN IRELAND'. Geological Magazine, 120 :141-152 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2008) 'Geological Society of America, Special Paper'
Prof Paul D. Ryan Paul D Ryan (2008) 'Geological Society of America, Special Paper' In: Geological Society of America. [Details]
(2007) 'Heavy Minerals in Use'
Ryan, P.D. Mange, M. & Dewey, J.F. (2007) 'Heavy Minerals in Use' In: Elsevier Oxford, UK. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2006) Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Higher Agricultural Education
Ryan, P.D. (2006) Redefining the expected competences of graduates , lessons learned from the Tuning Project Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Higher Agricultural Education KVL, Copenhagen, Denmark, [Details]
(2005) Proceedings of the IROICA Conference
Ryan, P.D. (2005) The role of the Bologna Process in the Internationalization strategy of a University Proceedings of the IROICA Conference Debrecen, Hungary, [Details]
(2001) CONTINENTAL REACTIVATION AND REWORKING
RYAN, PD et al. (2001) The role of deep basement during continent-continent collision: a review CONTINENTAL REACTIVATION AND REWORKING , pp.39-55 [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(1998) Discussion on continental eclogites and the Wilson cycle - Reply.
Ryan, PD,Dewey, JF (1998) Discussion on continental eclogites and the Wilson cycle - Reply. Editorial [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2011) Arc-Continent Collision. Frontiers in Earth Sciences Series.
Brown, D. and Ryan, P.D. (2011) Arc-Continent Collision. Frontiers in Earth Sciences Series. Other Item [Details]
(2011) Arc-Continent Collision: the making of an orogen. Frontiers in Earth Sciences Series.
Brown, D. and Ryan, P.D. et al. (2011) Arc-Continent Collision: the making of an orogen. Frontiers in Earth Sciences Series. Other Item [Details]
(2011) Arc-continent collision in the Ordovician of western Ireland: stratigraphic, structural, and metamorphic evolution. Frontiers in EarthSciences Series.
Ryan P. D. and Dewey, J.F. (2011) Arc-continent collision in the Ordovician of western Ireland: stratigraphic, structural, and metamorphic evolution. Frontiers in EarthSciences Series. Other Item [Details]
(2011) Arc-Continent Collision. An introduction. Frontiers in Earth Sciences Series.
Brown, D. and Ryan, P.D. (2011) Arc-Continent Collision. An introduction. Frontiers in Earth Sciences Series. Other Item [Details]
(2010) External drivers for changing fieldwork practices and provision in the UK and Ireland. Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches; Geological Society of America Special.
Boyle, A.P., Ryan, P., and Stokes, A. (2010) External drivers for changing fieldwork practices and provision in the UK and Ireland. Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches; Geological Society of America Special. Other Item [DOI] [Details]
(2005) The Earth Sciences template for Higher Education in Europe. Tuning Educational Structures in Europe.
Ryan P.D. et al. (2005) The Earth Sciences template for Higher Education in Europe. Tuning Educational Structures in Europe. Other Item [Details]