Dr Jared Peters

Dr Jared Peters

Position: Post-doctoral Researcher

Contact: jaredpeters4@gmail.com

 

Biography

Jared completed his AAS (magna cum laude) in adventure sports management from Garrett College in 2005.  He then completed his BSc (cum laude) in geoscience from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2009.  Following this, Jared earned his MSc in 2012 at Simon Fraser University in sedimentology, which required two extended backcountry field expeditions and focused on Quaternary palaeoglaciology and environmental change.  Finally, Jared earned his PhD in 2016 at Ulster University in marine sedimentology and palaeoglaciology by investigating the last British-Irish Ice Sheet along its dynamic marine-terminating margin and the signatures of the associated environmental changes.

Jared’s educational background is complemented by residential and industrial construction experience, and experience as a professional recreational expedition leader.  Recently, he has also worked as a sedimentologist and geomorphologist for several offshore power cable site investigations.

 

Project

Jared is analysing geologic and geographic data for the Eirwind offshore wind farm project.  He is also using this, and other data, to investigate the deglacial history of the Irish continental shelf.  By recreating the retreat behaviour and chronology of the last Irish Ice Sheet, he hopes to calibrate models and improve our understanding of potential changes to modern ice sheets.

 

Awards and Funding

  • Marine Institute of Ireland Networking and Travel Grant, 2014.
  • BRITICE-Chrono project (NERC consortium grant NE/J009768/1), 2013.
  • Marine Institute of Ireland ship time award (CV13031), 2013.
  • International Association of Sedimentologists Travel and Networking Grant, 2013.
  • International Association of Sedimentologists Research Grant, 2013.
  • Quaternary Research Association Postgraduate Grant, 2013.
  • Starkey-Robinson Award (best dissertation or thesis in Canada), 2013.
  • Ulster University Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship, 2012.
  • Simon Fraser University Graduate Fellowship, 2011.
  • Geological Society of America Student Research Award, 2010.

 

Research Cruises

  • Barrow River Estuary cable-routing project; geomorphologist
  • HM_1509_ESBI_WW; cable-routing west of Ireland; sedimentologist
  • Shannon River Estuary cable-routing project (aboard the ILV Granuaile); sedimentologist
  • CE14014 West of Ireland Coring Programme (WICPro); night shift leader; coring operations
  • CE14019 Trial of coring equipment; chief scientist
  • CV13031 Palaeoenvironments and sediment distribution west of Ireland; chief scientist

 

Publications

Peters, J.L., Benetti, S., Dunlop, P., O´ Cofaigh, C., Moreton, S., Wheeler, A.J., Clark, C.D. (2016). Sedimentology and chronology of the advance and retreat of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet on the continental shelf west of Ireland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 140, 101-124.

Peters, J.L. (2016). Late Quaternary glaciation of the continental shelf offshore of west Ireland. (Doctoral dissertation, Ulster University).

Peters, J.L. (2015). Sedimentology Report; HydroMaster cruise HM_1509_ESBI_WW. Hydromaster LTD, Galway, Ireland.

Peters, J.L., Benetti, S., Dunlop, P., O´ Cofaigh, C. (2015). Maximum extent and dynamic behaviour of the last British–Irish Ice Sheet west of Ireland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 128, 48-68.

Peters, J.L. (2014). Trial of coring equipment. Cruise CE14019 Research Survey Report. Marine Institute, Ornmore, Ireland.

Peters, J.L. (2013). Palaeoenvironments and sediment distribution west of Ireland. Cruise CV13031 Research Survey Report. Marine Institute, Ornmore, Ireland.

Peters, J.L. (2012). Late Pleistocene evolution of glacial Lake Purcell: a potential floodwater source to the Channeled Scabland. (Master’s thesis, Simon Fraser University), etd7469.

 

In Preparation

Peters, J.L., Benetti, S., Dunlop, P., O´ Cofaigh, C., Wheeler, A.J. Evolution of the deglacial benthic marine environment west of Ireland: evidence for climate-forced ice dynamics during MIS-2. Anticipated submission to Journal of Quaternary Science.

Peters, J.L., Brennand, T.A. The paleogeography and evolution of glacial Lake Purcell—a potential floodwater source to the Channeled Scablands. Anticipated submission to Boreas.

Peters, J.L., Benetti, S., Dunlop, P., O´ Cofaigh, C. Biostratigraphic history of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet on the northern Porcupine Bank and Slyne Trough, west of Ireland.  Anticipated submission to Geobios or Facies.