Dr Tiernan Henry

BA, MSC, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Earth & Ocean Sciences
Room A207a
Quadrangle Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5096
E: tiernan.henry@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Tiernan Henry graduated with a BA (Mod) in Natural Sciences from TCD in 1986. In 1993 he graduated with an MSc in Water Resources Management (Hydrogeology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During that time he worked on several US EPA-funded water management projects in the Great Lakes area. He taught hydrology & hydrogeology at UCG as part of the Department of Engineering Hydrology before taking a consultancy position. For several years he worked in surface and groundwater management all around Ireland but his primary focus was in mine water management. In 2003 he joined the newly formed Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences as a lecturer in environmental geology. He completed his PhD, at NUIG, (characterising the hydrogeology of the Tynagh Mine catchment) in 2014. He has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice and is currently completing an MA focused on assessing the impact of geoscience fieldwork on students' affective domain.
He is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the International Mine Water Association (IMWA).

Research Interests

1. Catchment Management using an ecological approach.
2. Metals in groundwater.
3. Coastal karst hydrogeology.
4. Groundwater monitoring networks.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Integrated Catchment Management in the Burren Geopark (Participatory approach to Water Resource Management) 01-JUN-16 31-MAY-18
iCRAG - Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences - TP3.2 01-JAN-15 31-DEC-20
HYDROGEOLOCIAL INVESTGTNS ARSENIC 2008 PHD EH 2 MF 01-OCT-08 01-APR-14
MI PHD 05 001 STOCK ASSESSMENT TIERNAN HENRY 31-DEC-05 31-DEC-13
WETLAND INFILLING WITH C&D WASTE IN WEST T HENRY 01-MAR-09 28-FEB-10

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Understanding hydrothermal circulation patterns at a low-enthalpy thermal spring using audio-magnetotelluric data: A case study from Ireland'
Blake, S,Henry, T,Muller, MR,Jones, AG,Moore, JP,Murray, J,Campanya, J,Vozar, J,Walsh, J,Rath, V (2016) 'Understanding hydrothermal circulation patterns at a low-enthalpy thermal spring using audio-magnetotelluric data: A case study from Ireland'. Journal Of Applied Geophysics, 132 :1-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Mapping arsenopyrite alteration in a quartz vein-hosted gold deposit using micro beam analytical techniques'
Gilligan, M., Costanzo, A., Feely, M., A. Rollinson, G.K., Timmins, E., Henry, T. and Morrison, L (2016) 'Mapping arsenopyrite alteration in a quartz vein-hosted gold deposit using micro beam analytical techniques'. Mineralogical Magazine, 80 (5):739-748 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Compositional multivariate statistical analysis of thermal groundwater provenance: A hydrogeochemical case study from Ireland'
Sarah Blake, Tiernan Henry, John Murray, Rory Flood, Mark R. Muller, Alan G. Jones, Volker Rath (2016) 'Compositional multivariate statistical analysis of thermal groundwater provenance: A hydrogeochemical case study from Ireland'. Applied Geochemistry, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'A methodological framework to determine optimum durations for the construction of soil water characteristic curves using centrifugation'
Vero, S.E., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Creamer, R.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Forrestal, P.J., Richards, K.G., Fenton, O. (2016) 'A methodological framework to determine optimum durations for the construction of soil water characteristic curves using centrifugation'. Irish Journal Of Agriculture And Food Research, [Details]
(2016) 'Understanding hydrothermal circulation patterns at a low-enthalpy thermal spring using audio-magnetotelluric data: A case study from Ireland'
Blake, S., Henry, T., Muller, M.R., Jones, A.G., Moore, J.P., Murray, J., Campanya, J., Vozar, J., Walsh, J., Rath, V. (2016) 'Understanding hydrothermal circulation patterns at a low-enthalpy thermal spring using audio-magnetotelluric data: A case study from Ireland'. Journal Of Applied Geophysics, 132 :1-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Spatio-temporal distribution of construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal on wetlands: A case study'
Staunton, J,Williams, CD,Morrison, L,Henry, T,Fleming, GTA,Gormally, MJ (2015) 'Spatio-temporal distribution of construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal on wetlands: A case study'. Land Use Policy, 49 :43-52 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'CHALLENGES IN ASSESSING ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE ON WETLANDS: A CASE STUDY'
Staunton, J,Williams, CD,Mc Donnell, RJ,Fleming, GTA,Henry, T,Gormally, MJ (2014) 'CHALLENGES IN ASSESSING ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE ON WETLANDS: A CASE STUDY'. Applied Ecology And Environmental Research, 12 :457-479 [Details]
(2011) 'Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials on a dairy farm in southeast Ireland'
Owen Fenton, Mark G. Healy, Tiernan Henry, Mohammad I. Khalil, James Grant, Anne Baily, Karl G. Richards (2011) 'Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials on a dairy farm in southeast Ireland'. Ecological Engineering, 37 (9):1304-1313 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials on a dairy farm in southeast Ireland'
Fenton, O,Healy, MG,Henry, T,Khalil, MI,Grant, J,Baily, A,Richards, KG (2011) 'Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials on a dairy farm in southeast Ireland'. Ecological Engineering, 37 :1304-1313 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials on a dairy farm in south east Ireland'
Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Khalil, M.I., Grant, J., Baily, A., Richards, K.G. (2011) 'Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials on a dairy farm in south east Ireland'. Ecological Engineering, 37 :1304-1313 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Intertidal and submarine groundwater discharge on the west coast of Ireland'
Cave, RR,Henry, T (2011) 'Intertidal and submarine groundwater discharge on the west coast of Ireland'. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 92 :415-423 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Consequences of varied soil hydraulic and meteorological complexity on unsaturated zone time lag estimates'
Vero, SE,Ibrahim, TG,Creamer, RE,Grant, J,Healy, MG,Henry, T,Kramers, G,Richards, KG,Fenton, O (2014) 'Consequences of varied soil hydraulic and meteorological complexity on unsaturated zone time lag estimates'. Journal Of Contaminant Hydrology, 170 :53-67 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Consequences of varied soil hydraulic and meteorological complexity on unsaturated zone time lag estimates'
2. Vero, S.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Creamer, R.E., Grant, J., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Kramers, G., Richards, K.G., Fenton, O. (2014) 'Consequences of varied soil hydraulic and meteorological complexity on unsaturated zone time lag estimates'. Journal Of Contaminant Hydrology, 170 :53-67 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Assessing metal contamination from construction and demolition (C&D) waste used to infill wetlands: using Deroceras reticulatum (Mollusca: Gastropoda)'
Staunton, JA,Mc Donnell, RJ,Gormally, MJ,Williams, CD,Henry, T,Morrison, L (2014) 'Assessing metal contamination from construction and demolition (C&D) waste used to infill wetlands: using Deroceras reticulatum (Mollusca: Gastropoda)'. Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts, 16 :2477-2487 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Challenges in assessing ecological impacts of construction and demolition waste on wetlands: A case study'
Staunton, J., Williams, C.D., Mc Donnell, R.J., Fleming, G.T., Henry, T., Gormally, M.J. (2014) 'Challenges in assessing ecological impacts of construction and demolition waste on wetlands: A case study'. Applied Ecology And Environmental Research, 12 [Details]
(2014) 'Assessing metal contamination from construction and demolition (C&D) waste used to infill wetlands: using Deroceras reticulatum (Mollusca: Gastropoda)'
Staunton, J., McDonnell, R., Gormally, M.J., Williams, C.D., Henry, T., Morrison, L. (2014) 'Assessing metal contamination from construction and demolition (C&D) waste used to infill wetlands: using Deroceras reticulatum (Mollusca: Gastropoda)'. Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Consequences of varied soil hydraulic and meteorological complexity on unsaturated zone time lag estimates'
Vero, S., Ibrahim, T.G., Creamer, R.E., Grant, J., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Kramers, G., Richards, K.G., Fenton, O. (2014) 'Consequences of varied soil hydraulic and meteorological complexity on unsaturated zone time lag estimates'. Journal Of Contaminant Hydrology, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Spatio-temporal distribution of construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal on wetlands: a case study'
Staunton, J., Williams, C.D., Morrison, L., Fleming, G., Henry, T., Gormally, M. (2015) 'Spatio-temporal distribution of construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal on wetlands: a case study'. Land Use Policy, 49 :43-52 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Saltwater wedge variation in a non-anthropogenic coastal karst aquifer influenced by a strong tidal range (Burren, Ireland)'
Perriquet, M., Leonardi, V., Henry, T., Jourde, H (2014) 'Saltwater wedge variation in a non-anthropogenic coastal karst aquifer influenced by a strong tidal range (Burren, Ireland)'. J. Of Hydrology, [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Characterizing the Hydrogeology of Bell Harbour Catchment, a Coastal Karstic Aquifer Influenced by the Tide and Affected by a Saltwater Intrusion'
Marie Perriquet, Tiernan Henry (2014) 'Characterizing the Hydrogeology of Bell Harbour Catchment, a Coastal Karstic Aquifer Influenced by the Tide and Affected by a Saltwater Intrusion' In: H2Karst Research in Limestone Hydrogeology. Switzerland: Springer International Press. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting
Vero, S.E., Creamer, R.E., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Forristal, P., Richards, K.G., Fenton, O. (2015) Achieving equilibrium in the soil water characteristic curve: an ‘effective’ approach ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting Minneapolis, MN, , 13-NOV-15 - 19-NOV-15 [Details]
(2010) 5th International Nitrogen Conference
Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Baily, A., Henry, T., Khalil, M.I., Serrenho, A.J., Richards, K.G. (2010) Investigating denitrification hotspots in groundwater using d15N/d18O isotopes and membrane inlet mass spectrometry 5th International Nitrogen Conference [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the SOLAS Ireland Workshop 2006
Cave, R. R. and Henry, T. (2006) Groundwater Inputs to the Coastal Zone of south County Galway and north and west County Clare . In: O'Dowd, C eds. Proceedings of the SOLAS Ireland Workshop 2006 National University of Ireland, Galway, [Details]
(2010) 5th International Nitrogen Conference
Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Baily, A., Henry, T., Khalil, M.I., Serrenho, A.J., Richards, K.G. (2010) Investigating denitrification hotspots in groundwater using δ15N/δ18O isotopes and membrane inlet mass spectrometry 5th International Nitrogen Conference New Delhi, India, , 03-DEC-12 - 07-DEC-12 [Details]
(2011) Mine Water: managing the challenges
Henry, Tiernan (2011) Tynagh mine groundwater issues Mine Water: managing the challenges RWTH Aachen University, , 04-SEP-11 - 11-SEP-11 [Details]
(2012) GWFR 2012 International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks
Henry, Tiernan (2012) The hydrogeology of the Tynagh Mine area GWFR 2012 International Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rocks [Details]
(2012) Groundwater: recent developments in discharge and dewatering. 32nd Annual Groundwater Conference
Henry, Tiernan (2012) Groundwater issues in the Tynagh mine area Groundwater: recent developments in discharge and dewatering. 32nd Annual Groundwater Conference [Details]
(2012) SESEH 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health
Gilligan, M., Feely, M., Henry, T., Higgins, T., Zhang, C.S., Morrison, L. (2012) Geological Sources of Elevated Arsenic in Groundwater from The Croagh Patrick Region in The West of Ireland SESEH 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, , 20-AUG-12 - 25-AUG-12 [Details]
(2013) Groundwater and Catchment Management, 33rd Annual Groundwater Conference
Henry, Tiernan (2013) ...and then it goes to the sea: the ecological approach to understanding coastal catchments Groundwater and Catchment Management, 33rd Annual Groundwater Conference [Details]
(2014) ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting
Vero, S.E., Creamer, R., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Ibrahim, T., Richards, K., Fenton, O. (2014) Hydraulic equilibrium: is it ever reached? ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting Long Beach, CA, , 02-NOV-15 - 05-NOV-15 [Details]
(2014) GSA Annual Meeting
Whitmeyer, S.J., Feely, M., Henry, T., Pyle, E.J., Baedke, S.J., Eaton, L. S., Haynes, J.T., Johson, E. A, Leslie, S. A. & May, C. L. (2014) Why Ireland? Analyzing an international field experience on its tenth anniversary GSA Annual Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia, , 19-OCT-14 - 22-OCT-14 [Details]
(2014) Discover, Explore, Create: 12th Galway Symposium on Higher Education
John Murray, Tiernan Henry, Martin White, Shane Tyrrell (2014) Fieldwork in the context of Earth & Ocean Science training Discover, Explore, Create: 12th Galway Symposium on Higher Education [Details]
(2015) World Geothermal Congress
Blake, S., Jones, A.G., Henry, T., Kalscheuer, T. & IRETHERM Team (2015) A multi-disciplinary investigation of Irish warm springs and their potential for geothermal energy provision World Geothermal Congress Melbourne, Australia, , 19-APR-15 - 25-APR-15 [Details]
(2015) Agricultural Research Forum
Vero, S.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Creamer, R.E., Grant, J., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Kramers, G., Richards, R.G., Fenton, O. (2015) Effects of meteorological and soil data on unsaturated time lag estimates Agricultural Research Forum Offaly, Ireland, , 01-APR-15 [Details]
(2015) Irish Geological Research Meeting 2015
Blake, S., Jones, A.G., Henry, T., Muller, M.R. & IRETHERM Team (2015) Warm springs in Ireland - provenance, pathways and potential for geothermal energy Irish Geological Research Meeting 2015 Ulster Museum, Belfast, , 20-FEB-15 - 21-FEB-15 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(1994) Contaminated Sediments and the Great Lakes.
T. Henry (1994) Contaminated Sediments and the Great Lakes. University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI, USA. [Details]
(1994) Airborne Contaminants and the Great Lakes.
T Henry (1994) Airborne Contaminants and the Great Lakes. Sea Grant Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Geoscience 2016: Geological Survey Ireland Annual Conference,
Papageorgiou, F., McDermott, F., Morrison, L., Henry, T. (2016) Annual national geoscience conference. [Poster Presentation], Geoscience 2016: Geological Survey Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin Caste, Dublin , 02-NOV-16 - 02-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016) Geoscience 2016: Geological Survey Ireland Annual Conference,
Russell, A., McDermott, F., Hunter-Williams, N., Henry, T., Daly, E., Morrison, L. (2016) Annual national geoscience conference. [Poster Presentation], Geoscience 2016: Geological Survey Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin Castle, Dublin , 02-NOV-16 - 02-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016) Symposium on Higher Education,
Tiernan Henry (2016) Researching Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Symposium on Higher Education, NUI Galway , 17-JUN-16 - 17-JUN-16. [Details]
(2011) Geochemistry of a coastal karstic groundwater resource located in Western Ireland,
Petrunic, Barbara; Duffy, Garret; Henry, Tiernan; Cave, Rachel (2011) Geochemistry of a coastal karstic groundwater resource located in Western Ireland, . [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2011) Geochemistry of a coastal karstic groundwater resource located in Western Ireland. Environ 2011, 21st Irish Researchers' Colloquium.
Petrunic, B.M., Duffy, G., Henry, T., Cave, R. (2011) Geochemistry of a coastal karstic groundwater resource located in Western Ireland. Environ 2011, 21st Irish Researchers' Colloquium. Cork, Ireland: Abstract [Details]
(2014) The hydrogeology of the Tynagh Mine area, Galway.
Tiernan Henry (2014) The hydrogeology of the Tynagh Mine area, Galway. Abstract [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) Tynagh Mine Groundwater Issues.
Henry, T. (2011) Tynagh Mine Groundwater Issues. Aachen, Germany: Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Understanding groundwater flows and tidal effects on a karst aquifer in the Burren, Co. Clare.
Perriquet, M. & Henry, T. (2011) Understanding groundwater flows and tidal effects on a karst aquifer in the Burren, Co. Clare. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Hydrodynamics of a coastal karst aquifer affected by saltwater intrusion under oceanic climatic influence.
Perriquet, M., Henry, T., Cave, R., Leonardi, V. & Jourde, H. (2012) Hydrodynamics of a coastal karst aquifer affected by saltwater intrusion under oceanic climatic influence. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) The hydrogeology of the Tynagh Mine area, Galway, Ireland.
Henry, T. (2012) The hydrogeology of the Tynagh Mine area, Galway, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Groundwater issues in the Tynagh Mine area.
Henry, T. (2012) Groundwater issues in the Tynagh Mine area. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) ...and then it goes to the sea: the ecological approach to understanding coastal catchments.
Henry, T (2013) ...and then it goes to the sea: the ecological approach to understanding coastal catchments. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) Utilising a biomonitor, Deroceras reticulatum (Mollusca, Gastropoda), to investigate metal contamination on wetlands infilled with construction and demolition (C&D) waste.
Staunton, J., McDonnell, R., Henry, T., Gormally, M.J. & Morrison, L. (2013) Utilising a biomonitor, Deroceras reticulatum (Mollusca, Gastropoda), to investigate metal contamination on wetlands infilled with construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) Spatial distribution of As in gold bearing quartz veins from a high As groundwater regions in the Caledonides of western Ireland.
Gilligan, M., Feely, M., Henry, T., Higgins, T., Zhang, C., Timmins, E., Rollinson, G.K. & Morrison, L. (2013) Spatial distribution of As in gold bearing quartz veins from a high As groundwater regions in the Caledonides of western Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2005) The impact of groundwater on Irish coastal waters - a preliminary study. Environ ’05 Conference.
Cave, R. R., Henry, T. and O'Connor. T.: (2005) The impact of groundwater on Irish coastal waters - a preliminary study. Environ ’05 Conference. IT Sligo: Conference Poster [Details]
(2006) Groundwater inputs to the coastal zone of south Galway and Clare. Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference.
Cave, R.R. and Henry, T. (2006) Groundwater inputs to the coastal zone of south Galway and Clare. Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference. Oban, Scotland: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Groundwater inputs to the coastal zone of south Galway and Clare, west of Ireland. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting.
Cave, R.R. and Henry, T. (2009) Groundwater inputs to the coastal zone of south Galway and Clare, west of Ireland. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Nice, France: Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Hydrogeological and geochemical investigations of elevated arsenic (As) abundances in groundwater in Ireland.
Gilligan, M., Feely, M., Morrison, L., Higgins, T., Zhang, C. & Henry, T. (2009) Hydrogeological and geochemical investigations of elevated arsenic (As) abundances in groundwater in Ireland. Conference Poster [Details]
(2011) Characterising the hydrogeology of Bell Harbour catchment affected by a saltwater intrusion as a basis for groundwater modelling.
Perriquet, M. & Henry, T. (2011) Characterising the hydrogeology of Bell Harbour catchment affected by a saltwater intrusion as a basis for groundwater modelling. Conference Poster [Details]
(2013) Consequences of simplifcation versus complexity in estimating unsaturated vertical travel times in a multi-layered soil.
Vero, S.E., Creamer, R.E., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Ibrahim, T.G., Richards, K.G. & Fenton, O. (2013) Consequences of simplifcation versus complexity in estimating unsaturated vertical travel times in a multi-layered soil. Conference Poster [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2014) Saltwater wedge variation in a non-anthropogenic coastal karst aquifer influenced by a strong tidal range (Burren, Ireland).
Perriquet, M,Leonardi, V,Henry, T,Jourde, H (2014) Saltwater wedge variation in a non-anthropogenic coastal karst aquifer influenced by a strong tidal range (Burren, Ireland). Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2014) An Integrated Approach to Characterising the Hydrogeology of the Tynagh Mine Catchment, County Galway, Ireland.
Tiernan Henry (2014) An Integrated Approach to Characterising the Hydrogeology of the Tynagh Mine Catchment, County Galway, Ireland. Thesis [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Mine Water Association Member 01-JAN-09 / 29-NOV-13
International Association of Hydrogeologists Member 01-JAN-01 / 29-NOV-13

Reviews

  Journal Role
Journal Of Hydrology Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Associate Editor at Mine Water and the Environment, the Journal of the International Mine Water Association.