'Peat bog hydrology and geotechnics' by Ray Flynn
Lecture Theatre, Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4
Lecture Theatre, GSI
The Annual joint IAH-Geotechnical Society of Ireland lecture will be delivered by Ray Flynn (Queens University Belfast) on 'Peat Development and Conservation of Irish Bogs: Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Challenges'.
About the speaker:
Raymond Flynn has taught Environmental Hydrology at undergraduate and postgraduate level the School of the Natural and Built Environment, Queen's University Belfast, since 2005. His research interests range from fractured rock hydrogeology to water borne contaminant transport. He has a particular interest in using multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the hydrology and hydrogeology of Irish peatland habitats, which he has investigated over the past 30 years.
He has acted as the principal hydrologist on the development of the Irish Government's National Peatlands Strategy, where he worked in collaboration with RPS Engineers to generate a scientifically defensible basis for management plans within the government's network of raised bogs. More recently he has headed up an EPA-funded programme to quantify ecosystems services provided by blanket bogs to water.