Participant of COCARDE Network



University College Cork

The School of Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences ( at University College Cork uses marine geology and habitat mapping and cold-water coral carbonate mound as palaeo-archives to investigate cold-water coral carbonate mound development processes.






  • Marine Geology Laboratory
  • Malvern Particle Sizer





Prof. Dr.
Andy Wheeler
Aaron Lim


Related Publications

Dorschel, B., Wheeler, A.J., Monteys, X., Verbruggen, K. (in press). An Atlas of the Deep-water Seabed: Ireland. Springer, Heidleberg, Berlin.

Wheeler, A.J., Stadnitskaia, A. (in press) Benthic deep-sea carbonates: reefs and seeps. In: (edited by Heiko Huneke & Thierry Mulder) Deep-Sea Sediments, a book in the series Developments in Sedimentology, Elsevier.

Thierens, M., Titschack, J., Dorschel., B., Huvenne, V.A.I., Wheeler, A.J., Stuut, J.-B., O Donnell, R. (2010) The 2.6 Ma depositional sequence from the Challenger cold-water coral carbonate mound (IODP Exp. 307): sediment contributors and hydrodynamic palaeo-environments. Marine Geology, 271, 260-277.

Wheeler, A.J., M. Kozachenko, L.-A., Henry, A. Foubert, H. de Haas, V. Huvenne, D. G. Masson & K. Olu-Le Roy (2010) The Moira Mounds, small cold-water coral banks in the Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic: Part A – an early stage growth phase for future coral carbonate mounds? Marine Geology (on-line first). doi 10.1016/j.margeo.2010.08.006.

White, M. & Dorschel, B. (2010) The importance of the permanent thermocline to the cold water coral carbonate mound distribution in the NE Atlantic. Earth & Science Planetary Letter, 296, 395-402.

Dorschel, B., Wheeler, A.J., Huvenne, V.A.I., de Haas, H., 2009. Cold-water coral mounds in an erosive environmental setting: TOBI side-scan sonar data and ROV video footage from the northwest Porcupine Bank, NE Atlantic. Marine Geology, 264, 218-229.

Huvenne, V.A.I., Masson, D.G., Wheeler, A. (2009) Sedimentary dynamics of a sandy contourite: the sedimentary context of the Darwin cold-water coral mounds, Northern Rockall Trough. International Journal of Earth Science, 98, 865-884.

Roberts, J.M., Wheeler, A.J., Cairns, S. & Freiwald, A. (2009) Cold-water corals: the biology & geology of deep-sea coral habitats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 334.

Titschack, J., Thierens, M., Dorschel, B., Schulbert, C., Freiwald, A., Kano, A., Takashima, C., Kawagoe, N., Li, X. & IODP Expedition 307 scientific party (2009) Carbonate budget of a cold-water coral mound (Challenger Mound, IODP Exp. 307). Marine Geology, 259.

Van Rooij, D., Huvenne, V.A.I., Foubert, A., Blamart, D., Staelens, P., Henriet, J.-P., Wheeler, A. & de Haas, H. (2009) The Enya mounds: a lost mound-drift competition. International Journal of Earth Science, 98, 849-863.