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Dr Ronan Courtney

PhD

Biography

Research Interests:

Characterization and rehabilitation of industrial residue sites and mine tailings

Development of an ecosystem health and function indices for application to restored
industrial and mine waste sites and land use type

Assessment of engineered soils for application to waste facilities

Use of constructed wetlands for treatment of alkaline waste waters

Waste management and reuse for land application

Research Interests

Research Interests:

Characterization and rehabilitation of industrial residue sites and mine tailings

Development of an ecosystem health and function indices for application to restored
industrial and mine waste sites and land use type

Assessment of engineered soils for application to waste facilities

Use of constructed wetlands for treatment of alkaline waste waters

Waste management and reuse for land application

Publications

Conference Publication

2013

ICSOBA, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Courtney, R., Curtin, T., Fleming, L. and Buckley, R.

2012

22nd Annual Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium
Feeney, E. O’ Grady, A. Courtney, R.

2009

19th Annual Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium
Jordan, S.N., Mullen, G.J. and Courtney, R.

2009

Annual Agricultural Research Forum, Tullamore
Jordan, S.N., Mullen, G.J. and Courtney, R.

2005

Agricultural Research Forum, Annual Meeting
o Courtney, R. and Mullen, G.

2002

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

Sustained Bauxite Residue Rehabilitation with Gypsum and Organic Matter 16 years after Initial Treatment
Bray, AW,Stewart, DI,Courtney, R,Rout, SP,Humphreys, PN,Mayes, WM,Burke, IT
Environmental science & technology DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03568

2018

Enhancement of bauxite residue as a low-cost adsorbent for phosphorus in aqueous solution, using seawater and gypsum treatments
Cusack, PB,Healy, MG,Ryan, PC,Burke, IT,O'Donoghue, LMT,Ujaczki, E,Courtney, R
Journal Of Cleaner Production DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.092

2017
2016

Designer ecosystems: A solution for the conservation-exploitation dilemma
Awasthi, A,Singh, K,O'Grady, A,Courtney, R,Kalra, A,Singh, RP,Cerda, A,Steinberger, Y,Patra, DD
Ecological Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.05.010

2016

The potential for constructed wetlands to treat alkaline bauxite-residue leachate: Phragmites australis growth
Higgins, D,Curtin, T,Pawlett, M,Courtney, R
Environmental Science And Pollution Research DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7702-1

2016
2015
2014

An ecological assessment of rehabilitated bauxite residue
Courtney, R,Feeney, E,O'Grady, A
Ecological Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.064

2013

Indicators of soil formation in restored bauxite residues
Courtney, R,Harrington, T,Byrne, KA
Ecological Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.06.022

2013

Bacterial communities established in bauxite residues with different restoration histories.
Schmalenberger A, O'Sullivan O, Gahan J, Cotter PD, Courtney R
Environmental science & technology DOI: 10.1021/es401124w

2010

Macro-arthropod succession in grassland growing on bauxite residue
Courtney, R; O'Neill, N; Harrington, T; Breen, J
Ecological Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2010.07.006

2009

An Evaluation of Revegetation Success on Bauxite Residue
Courtney, R; Mullen, G; Harrington, T
Restoration Ecology DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2008.00375.x

2009

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL CHANGES IN BAUXITE RESIDUE FOLLOWING APPLICATION OF SPENT MUSHROOM COMPOST AND GYPSUM
Courtney, RG; Jordan, SN; Harrington, T
Land Degradation & Development DOI: 10.1002/ldr.926

2009

METAL UPTAKE IN LOLIUM PERENNE ESTABLISHED ON SPENT MUSHROOM COMPOST AMENDED LEAD-ZINC TAILINGS
Jordan, SN; Mullen, GJ; Courtney, RG
Land Degradation & Development DOI: 10.1002/ldr.909

2008

Evaluation of mehlich 3 for extraction of copper and zinc from irish grassland soils and for prediction of herbage content
Brennan, D; Coulter, B; Mullen, G; Courtney, R
Communications In Soil Science And Plant Analysis DOI: 10.1080/00103620802134743

2008
2003

Growth of Trifolium pratense in Red Mud amended with process sand, Gypsum and thermally dried sewage sludge
Courtney R., Timpson J.P., Grennan E.
International Journal Of Surface Mining, Reclamation And Environment DOI: 10.1076/ijsm.17.4.227.17481