• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 204 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20072020

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Biography

PhD Marine Geophysics, University of Southampton, 2007

MSc Oceanography, University of Southampton, 2003

Masters in Geology, Ghent University, 2002

Research Interests

Ruth’s research has two sides to it: submerged landscapes and shipwreck archaeology. What links them is her interest in using high-resolution geophysical methods for underwater research.  Through seabed mapping, Ruth aims to gain a better understanding of what processes took place on the Irish continental shelf during and after the last Glacial Maximum. With regards to the shipwreck research, Ruth is interested in developing robust and innovative methodologies for the imaging and (3D) visualisation of shipwrecks.

Teaching Interests

Ruth teaches introductory geology and meteorology at undergraduate level on the geography and environmental science degree programmes.

She is the course director for the Environmental Sciences Undergraduate degree.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Southampton

Master, University of Southampton

Master, Ghent University

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Research Output

  • 204 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 2 Commissioned report
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    Late Quaternary sea-level change and evolution of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland: new offshore evidence and implications for sea-level reconstruction

    Plets, R., Callard, L., Cooper, A., Kelley, J. T., Belknap, D., Edwards, R., Long, A., Quinn, R. & Jackson, DWT., 9 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 34, 4-5, p. 285-298 14 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Optimising protocols for high-definition imaging of historic shipwrecks using multibeam echosounder

    Westley, K., Plets, R., Quinn, R., McGonigle, C., Sacchetti, F., Dale, M., McNeary, R. & Clements, A., 1 Jul 2019, In : Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 11, 7, p. 3629-3645 17 p.

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    Marine scour of cohesionless sediments

    Quinn, R., Saunders, R., Plets, R., Westley, K. & Dix, J., 2016, Site Formation Processes of Submerged Shipwrecks. Keith, ME. (ed.). University Press of Florida, p. 70-89

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    • 3 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

    20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research

    Louise Callard (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), Daniel Belknap (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), Rory Quinn (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant)
    25 Jul 201931 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014

    Rory Quinn (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), S. Louise Callard (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant), Daniel F. Belknap (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), David Long (Participant), G A Milne (Participant), X Monteys (Participant)
    27 Apr 20142 May 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    American Geophysical Union

    Rory Quinn (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), Louise Callard (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), Daniel F. Belknap (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), David Long (Participant), G A Milne (Participant), X Monteys (Participant)
    9 Dec 201313 Dec 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Thesis

    A Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of Galway Bay, Western Ireland, from the Last Glacial Maximum to Present Day

    Author: McCullagh, D., Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Benetti, S. (Supervisor) & Plets, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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