Dr Timothy McCormick

Dr Timothy McCormick Information Sector Manager (Geology)

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 4193

E-mail Dr Timothy McCormick

Biography

  •  2008 – ongoing : Information Sector Manager (= Senior Data Manager) Geology, British Geological Survey
  •  2000 –2008 : Web database specialist, British Geological Survey
  •  1998 –2000 : NERC Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
  •  1996 –1998 : Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, London
  •  1992 –1995 : PhD Palaeontology, University of Glasgow
  •  1986 –1989 : BSc Honours Geological Sciences, Aston University

Skills

  • Information management
  • Relational data modelling and SQL
  • Software analysis and design
  • Web data application development

Research interests

  • 3D visualisation in Earth science and palaeontology
  • Data interoperability
  • Data management and digital preservation
  • Geoscientific vocabularies and ontologies
  • Semantic web systems

Boards and committees

  •  2013 : IUGS-CGI Geoscience Terminology Working Group
  •  2013 : Treasurer, The Palaeontographical Society

Current projects and collaboration

  • GB/3D Type Fossils Online
  • Project Leader, Information Management (Geology)
  • Trainer in relational database design, SQL, geoscience information systems

Published outputs

  • British Geological Survey. 2008. The Lexicon of Named Rock Units [online]. Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey. [Cited 29 October 2012]. Available from The BGS Lexicon of Named Rock Units
  • McCormick, T. 2007. Search Documents Held by the Afghanistan Geological Survey and the Ministry of Mines [online]. Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey. [Cited 29 October 2012]. Available from Information resources at the AGS
  • McCormick, T. 2006. Palaeosaurus [online]. Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey. [Cited 29 October 2012]. Available from PalaeoSaurus online collections database
  • McCormick, T. 2004. Palaeohydrogeological Data Analysis and Model Testing (PADAMOT) Database [online]. Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey. [Cited 29 October 2012].

Key papers

Ault, L, Henni, P H O, Hobbs, S F, Luckett, R R, McCormick, T, McKenzie, A A, and Glaves, H M. 2011. Information management focus and operations: delivery plan 2010-2011 and beyond. British Geological Survey, OR/11/033. 37pp.

McCormick, T. 2011. The British Geological Survey Lexicon of Named Rock Units. 47-53 in Navigating the Geoscience Information Landscape: Pathways to Success. Proceedings of the Geoscience Information Society, Vol. 40 (for 2009). Foote, J B (editor). (Alexandria: Geoscience Information Society.)

Price, S J, Farrant, A, Leslie, A, Terrington, R L, Merritt, J, Thorpe, S, Horabin, C, Gow, H, Self, S, and McCormick, T. 2011. The 3D superficial and bedrock geology of Abu Dhabi urban area, United Arab Emirates. British Geological Survey Commercial Report, CR/11/138. 64pp.

McCormick, T. 2008. A Simple Microsoft Access Application for Capturing Metadata on Geological Reports held by the Afghan Geological Survey. British Geological Survey Commercial Report, CR/06/179N. 29pp.

McCormick, T. 2008. Short-Term Expert Report: Project Database Upgrade. Report for Papua New Guinea Department of National Planning & Monitoring, and European Development Fund. Project: 8 ACP PNG 018 F Geological Mapping and Mineral Potential Assessment of the PNG Highlands. 26pp.

McCormick, T. 2007. Short-Term Expert Report: Project Database and Field Data Collection Application. Report for Papua New Guinea Department of National Planning & Monitoring, and European Development Fund. Project: 8 ACP PNG 018 F Geological Mapping and Mineral Potential Assessment of the PNG Highlands. 19pp.

Woods, M A, Rowley, J, and McCormick T. 2007. Demonstration version of a high resolution borehole stratigraphy database: the Kimmeridge Clay. British Geological Survey Internal Report, IR/07/043R. 17pp.

Adrain, J M, Edgecombe, G D, Fortey, R A, Hammer, Ø, Laurie, J R, McCormick, T, Owen, A W, Waisfeld, B G, Webby, B D, Westrop, S R, and Zhou Z-y. 2004. Trilobites. 231-254 in The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event. Webby, B D, Paris, F, Droser, M L, and Percival I G (editors). (New York: Columbia University Press.)

McCormick, T, Nayembil, M L, Giles, J R A, and Bell, P D. 2004. PADAMOT project work package 3: design and compilation of database: final report. British Geological Survey Commercial Report, CR/04/199N.

Owen, A W, and McCormick, T. 2003. Ordovician trilobite biodiversity change in the Anglo-Welsh sector of Avalonia: a comparison of regional and global patterns. 271-280 in Trilobites and their relatives: contributions from the Third International Conference, Oxford 2001. Special Papers in Palaeontology, Vol. 70. (London: Palaeontological Association.)

McCormick, T, and Fortey, R A. 2002. The Ordovician trilobite Carolinites, a test case for microevolution in a macrofossil lineage. Palaeontology, Vol. 45(2), 229-257.

McCormick, T, and Owen, A W. 2001. Assessing trilobite biodiversity change in the Ordovician of the British Isles. Geological Journal, Vol. 36, 279-290.

Johnson, K G, and McCormick, T. 1999. The quantitative description of biotic change using palaeontological databases. 227-247 in Numerical Palaeobiology. Harper, D A T (editor). (London: John Wiley & Sons.)

McCormick, T, and Fortey, R A. 1999. The most widely distributed trilobite species: Ordovician Carolinites genacinaca. Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 73(2), 202-218.

McCormick, T, and Owen, A W. 1999. Ordovician biodiversity change in the British Isles: a database approach. II. A case study on the trilobites of the Girvan district. Acta Univ. Carolinae Geologica, Vol. 43(1/2), 527-530.

Owen, A W, and McCormick, T. 1999. Ordovician biodiversity change in the British Isles: a database approach. I. Rationale and database structure. Acta Univ. Carolinae Geologica, Vol. 43(1/2), 523-526.

McCormick, T, and Fortey, R A. 1998. Independent testing of a paleobiological hypothesis: the optical design of two Ordovician pelagic trilobites reveals their relative paleobathymetry. Paleobiology, Vol. 24(2), 235-253.