Contact: [email protected]
Colm Pierce received his BSc (Hons) and PhD at University College Dublin in 2009 and 2015. His PhD, entitled ‘The Development, Distribution and Evolution of Gravity Flow Processes in the Pennsylvanian Ross Sandstone Formation, Western Ireland’, focussed upon the detailed analysis of newly acquired behind-outcrop research boreholes and their integration with well-exposed outcrops of the submarine fan architecture of the Ross Sandstone Formation at the mouth of the Shannon, Co Clare.
In 2014 he began a three year post-doc at the University of Aberdeen which focussed on developing aeolian reservoir analogues to deeply buried and very tight onshore Rotliegend deposits in northern Germany. This comprised the acquisition of virtual outcrops for a range of aeolian systems (wet-dry) on the Colorado Plateau. The study integrated traditional fieldwork techniques and virtual outcrop models to inform revised depositional models, process-based modelling and finally representative (REV-based) element modelling in Petrel.
Colm joined CASP in August 2017 as a field geologist for the North Atlantic Margins Evolution Project, where he has focussed upon knitting several key field-based studies on the Northwest African and Lusitanian margins together with offshore well studies.
- Life at the continental–marine interface: palaeoenvironments and biota of the Alcobaça Formation (Late Jurassic, Central Portugal), with a formal definition of the unit appended
- Mud-forced turbulence dampening facilitates rapid burial and enhanced preservation of terrestrial organic matter in deep-sea environments
- High-resolution X-ray fluorescence profiling of hybrid event beds: Implications for sediment gravity flow behaviour and deposit structure
- Variable character and diverse origin of Hybrid Event Beds (HEBs) in a sandy submarine fan system, Pennsylvanian Ross Sandstone Formation, western Ireland