Associate Professor David Cohen
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Role: 
President of the Academic Board
Field of Research: 
Exploration and environmental geochemistry
Contact details:
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 8084
Office: 

Room 202
Chancellery Building (C22)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

 

Research & Current Projects

 Research Interests

  • Exploration and Environmental Geochemistry
  • Biogeochemistry,
  • Regional geochemical mapping
  • Selective geochemical extractions,
  • Data processing
 Current Projects
  • Urban geochemistry of Cyprus (Geol Surv Dept of Cyprus)
  • Biogeochemical mapping of the Cobar Basin
  • Beneficial use of Na-carbonate brines in AMD remediation (RGS Env)
  • Geochemical profiling of Niah Caves, Borneo 

See also:

https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/associate-professor-david-ronald-cohen

 

Affiliations

  • Past-President, (Int'l) Association of Applied Geochemists

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales

  • Fellow of ISCAST

  • President, Australian Geoscience Council

Awards

  • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Visiting Lecturer 2013 (to New Zealand)
  • Silver Medal of the Association of Applied Geochemists

Positions

2019-     President of the Australian Geoscience Council

2017-     President of the Academic Board and member of the UNSW Council

2010-16 Deputy President of the Academic Board

2008-16 Associate Professor and Head, School of Biological, Earth and Environ. Sciences

2004-07 Presiding Member, UNSW Faculty of Science

1998-07 Senior Lecturer, School of BEES, UNSW

1998-03 NSW Board of Studies examination panels

1994-96 Associate Director, Key Centre for Mines, UNSW

1992-97 Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Department of Applied Geology, UNSW

1991       Project scientist, UNSW Centre for Groundwater Management and Hydrogeology.

Visiting Appointments

  • 1997 Colorado School of Mines;

  • 2002 Canadian Geological Survey.

  • 2002 CSIRO Exploration and Mining

  

Research Students

Current

Eric Chen (PhD) – Beneficial use of Na-carbonate brines in AMD remediation

Joe Schifano (PhD) – Biogeochemical mapping of the Cobar Basin

 

Past

Ksenia Chistyakova (MPhil) – Mapping of structures using soil helium patterns

Oliver Delves (MPhil) – Geochemistry of the Morning Start Au deposit, Victoria

Iain Dalrymple (PhD) - Optimisation of selective geochemical extraction methods

Ahmad Reza Mokhtari (PhD) - Geochemical dispersion through transported regolith

Morteza Jami (PhD) - Genesis of the Esfordi phosphate deposit, Iran
 
 
Teaching

GEOS3141 Mineral & Energy Resources

GEOS3281 Applied Geochemistry (Course Coordinator)

 

Publications

BOOKS

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Morisseau E and Zissimos AM, 2011.The Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus. UNSW Press, Sydney.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Kelloway S, Ward CR, Marjo C, Wainwright IE, Cohen DR, 2015. Analysis of coal cores using micro-XRF scanning techniques. Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores. Springer.

Cohen DR and Bowell, RJ (in press). Exploration Geochemistry. In: Scott SD (Ed) Treatise on Geochemistry Volume 11Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits. Elsevier. ISBN 978 174223 306 2

Cohen DR(2008). Protocols for the trace element analysis of biomass. CCSD Biomass Cofiring Handbook,CRC for Coal and Sustainable Development.

Cohen DRand Dunlop AC, 2005. The Timbarra Gold Deposit, New England Region, NSW. In:Butt CRM, Robertson IDM, Scott KM and Cornelius M, eds., CRC LEME, Regolith Expressions of Australian Ore Deposits. Optima Press.ISBN 1 921039 28 0.

Cohen DR, Dunlop AC and Shen XC, 2005. The Mragelli Pb-Zn prospect, Cobar In:Butt CRM, Robertson IDM, Scott KM and Cornelius M, eds., CRC LEME, Regolith Expressions of Australian Ore Deposits. Optima Press.ISBN 1 921039 28 0.

Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, Pringle I, and Elliot J, 2005. The Bowdens Ag-Pb-Zn Deposit, Lue, NSW. In: Butt CRM, Robertson IDM, Scott KM and Cornelius M, eds., CRC LEME, Regolith Expressions of Australian Ore Deposits. Optima Press.ISBN 1 921039 28 0.

McHugh GR, Cohen DR, Dixon E, Mooney SD and Rutherford NF, 1998. The Geochemistry of Pond Sediments in Centennial Park, Botany Basin, Sydney. In:G.H. McNally and J. Jankowski (Eds), Environmental Geology of the Sydney Basin. Geological Society of Australia. ISBN 1 876315 15 6

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Dunlop AC and Alipour S, 1996. Geochemical Exploration in the Cobar Region, In: Cook WG, Ford AJH, McDermott JJ, Standish PN, Stegman CL and Stegman TM (eds), The Cobar Mineral Field - a 1996 Perspective, Melbourne, Australian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy, 125-155. ISBN 1 875776 39 7.

Ward CR, Crouch A and Cohen DR, 1997. Identification of friction ignition potential for rocks in Australian coal mines. In: R Doyle, J Moloney, J Rogis and M Sheldon, eds., Safety in Mines: the Role of Geology. Coalfield Geology Council of NSW, Newcastle, 169-175.

 

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

Rincheval M, Cohen DR, Hemmings FA, 2019. Biogeochemical mapping of metal contamination from mine tailings using field-portable XRF. Science of The Total Environment, 662, 404-413.

Zekri H, Mokhtari AR, Cohen DR, 2019. Geochemical pattern recognition through matrix decomposition. Ore Geology Reviews, 104, 670-685

Piroozfar P, Alipour S, Modabberi S, Cohen DR, 2019. Application of Geochemistry and VNIR Spectroscopy in Mapping Heavy Metal Pollution of Stream Sediments in the Takab Mining Area, NW of Iran. Acta Geologica Sinica‐English Edition, 92, 2382-2394    

Zissimos AM, Christoforou IC, Cohen DR, Mooney SD, Rutherford NF, 2018. Spatial distribution and controls on organic and inorganic carbon in the soils of Cyprus. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 196, 95-104                  

Cooper D, Green D, Sullivan M, Cohen DR, 2018. Environmental justice analyses may hide inequalities in Indigenous people’s exposure to lead in Mount Isa, Queensland. Environmental Research Letters, 13, 084004.

Ward CR, Kelloway SJ, French D, Wainwright IE, Marjo C, Cohen DR, 2018. Profiling of inorganic elements in coal seams using laboratory-based core scanning X-ray fluorescence techniques. International Journal of Coal Geology, 191, 158-171 

Ward CR, Kelloway SJ, Vohra J, French D, Cohen DR, Marjo CE, 2018. In-situ inorganic analysis of coal seams using a hand-held field-portable XRF Analyser. International Journal of Coal Geology, 191, 172-188.

Zissimos AM, Cohen DR, Christoforou IC, Pekris J, Morisseau EG, 2018. Land use influences on soil geochemistry in Lefkosia (Nicosia) Cyprus. In: Demetriades A and Birke M (eds), Spec Issue, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 187, 6-20.

Cohen DR, Cohen EJ, Graham IT, Soares GG, Hand SJ, Archer M, 2017. Geochemical exploration for vertebrate fossils using field portable XRF. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 181, 1-9.

Yilmaz H, Cohen DR, Sonmez FN, 2017. Comparison between the effectiveness of regional BLEG and− 80# stream sediment geochemistry in detection of precious and base metal mineral deposits in Western Turkey. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 181, 69-80.

Martin AP, Turnbull RE, Rattenbury MS, Cohen DR, Hoogewerff J, Rogers KM, Baisden WT, Christie AB, 2016. The regional geochemical baseline soil survey of southern New Zealand: Design and initial interpretation. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 167, 70-82.

Lay A, Graham IT, Cohen DR, Privat K, González-Jiménez JM, Belousova E, 2017. Ophiolitic chromitites of Timor Leste: Their composition, platinum group element geochemistry, mineralogy and evolution. Canadian Mineralogist, 55, 875-908.

Wang KK, Graham IT, Lay A, Harris SJ, Cohen DR, Voudouris P, 2017. The origin of a new pargasite-schist hosted ruby deposit from Paranesti, Northern Greece. Canadian Mineralogist, 55, 535 – 560.

Archer M, Christmas O, Hand SJ, Black KH, Creaser P, Godthelp H, Graham IT, Cohen DR, Arena DA, Anderson C, Soares G, Machin N, Beck RMD, Wilson LAB, Myers TJ, Gillespie AK, Khoo B, Travouillon KJ, 2016. Earliest known record of a hypercarnivorous dasyurid (Marsupialia), from newly discovered carbonates beyond the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, north Queensland. Memoirs of Museum Victoria. on-line.

Zekri H, Mokhtari AR, Cohen DR, 2016. Application of singular value decomposition (SVD) and semi-discrete decomposition (SDD) techniques in clustering of geochemical data: an environmental study in central Iran. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 30, 1947-1960.

Huang J, Mokhtari AR, Cohen DR, Monteiro Santos FA, Triantafilis J, 2015. Modelling soil salinity across a gilgai landscape by inversion of EM38 and EM31 data. European J. Soil Science, 66, 951-960.

Ren L, Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Zissimos AM, Morisseau E, 2015. Reflections of the geological characteristics of Cyprus in soil rare earth element patterns. Applied Geochemistry, 56, 80-93.

Mokhtari AR, Rodsari PR, Cohen DR, Emami A, Bafghi AAD, Ghegeni ZK, 2015. Metal speciation in agricultural soils adjacent to the Irankuh Pb-Zn mining area, central Iran. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 101, 186-193.

Kelloway SJ, Ward CR, Marjo CE, Wainwright IE, Cohen DR, 2014. Calibration for ED-XRF profiling of coal cores for the Itrax Core Scanner. Powder Diffraction, 29, 1-7.

Kelloway SJ, Ward CR, Marjo CE, Wainwright IE, Cohen DR, 2014. Quantitative chemical profiling of coal using core-scanning X-ray fluorescence techniques. International Journal of Coal Geology, 128-129, 55-67.

Zissimos AM, Christoforou IC, Morisseau E, Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, 2014. Distribution of water-soluble inorganic ions in the soils of Cyprus. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 146, 1-8.

Geranian H, Mokhtari AR, Cohen DR, 2013. A comparison of fractal methods and probability plots in identifying and mapping soil metal contamination near an active mining area, Iran. Science of the Total Environment, 464, 349-360.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Morisseau E, Christoforou E, Zissimos AM, 2012. Anthropogenic versus lithological influences on soil geochemical patterns in Cyprus. Geochem: Explor. Environ. Anal., 12, 349-360.

Mohammadi H, Cohen DR, Babazadeh M, Rokni L, 2012. The effects of atmospheric processes on Tehran smog formation. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 41, 1-12.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Morisseau E, Zissimos AM, 2012. Geochemical patterns in the soils of Cyprus. Science of the Total Environment, 420, 250–262.

Cohen DR, 2011. Earthquakes and tsunamis: Natural features of a hostile world we call home. CASE Magazine, 27, 4-8.

Cohen DR, Kelley DL, Anand RR, Coker WB, 2010. Major Advances in Exploration Geochemistry, 1998 –2007. Geochem: Explor. Environ. Anal. 10, 3–16.

Mokhtari AR, Cohen DR, Gatehouse SG, 2009. Geochemical effects of deeply buried Cu–Au mineralization on transported regolith in an arid terrain. Geochem: Explor. Environ. Anal. 9, 227–236.

Mokhtari AR, Cohen DR, Gatehouse SG, 2009. Geophysical support for geochemistry in detecting deeply buried mineralization: a case study from Mandamah, Australia. Explore 145.

Jami M, Dunlop AC, Cohen DR, 2009. Fluid inclusion and stable isotope study of the Esfordi apatite-magnetite deposit, central Iran - A reply. Economic Geology, 104, 140-143.

Cohen DR, Kelley DL, Anand R, Coker WB, 2007. Major Advances in Exploration Geochemistry, 1998-2007. In: Milkreit, I. (ed.) Proceedings of Exploration ‘07, Toronto, Sept 10-12. Keynote Paper.

Jami M, Dunlop AC, Cohen DR, 2007. Fluid inclusion and stable isotope study of the Esfordi apatite-magnetite deposit, central Iran. Economic Geology, 102, 72-93.

Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, Rose T, 2005. Contrasting dispersion patterns for gold in stream sediments at Timbarra, NSW, Australia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 85, 1-16.

Dalrymple IJ, Cohen DR, Gatehouse SG, 2005. Optimisation of partial extraction chemistry for an acetate leach. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment and Analysis, 5, 279-285

Malik IA, Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, 2005. Geochemical aspects of the geochemistry of uranium in the Sumayar Valley, northern areas of Pakistan. Geological Bulletin of the University of Peshawar, 37, 1-25.

Shen W, Cohen, DR, 2005. Fractally invariant distributions and an application in geochemical exploration. Mathematical Geology, 37, 895-909.

Cohen DR, Waite TD, 2004. Interaction of Au (III)-chloride with goethite, smectite and kaolinite. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 4, 279-287.

Ward CR, Crouch A, Cohen DR, 2001. Identification of potential for methane ignition by rock friction in Australian Coal Mines. Submitted to International Journal of Coal Geology, 45, 91-103.

Clare AP, Cohen DR, 2001. An unsupervised neural network approach to the analysis of multi-element stream sediment data, Northeastern NSW, Australia. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 1, 119-134.

Cohen DR, Silva-Santisteban CM, Rutherford NF, Garnett DL, Waldron HM, 1999. Comparison of biogeochemical and stream sediment geochemical patterns in the north eastern region of NSW. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 66, 469-489.

Ward CR, Taylor JC, Cohen DR, 1999. Quantitative mineralogy of sandstones by X-ray diffractometry and normative analysis. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 69, 1050-1062.

Cohen DR, Shen XC, Dunlop AC, Rutherford NF, 1998. A comparison of selective extraction soil geochemistry and biogeochemistry in the Cobar Area, New South Wales. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 61, 173-190.

Alipour S, Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, 1997. Geochemical characteristics of lag in the Cobar Area, N.S.W. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 58, 15-28.

Cohen DR, Beck RW, 1995. A new type of synthetic geochemical standard - SynTERM. The Analyst, 120, 1378-1384.

Alipour S, Dunlop AC, Cohen DR, 1995. Morphology of lag in the Cobar region, NSW, Australia. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics, 16, 253-262.

Neef G, Bottrill RS, Cohen DR, 1995. Mid and Late Devonian sheet-flood, braided stream, and braided river deposited arenites in the northern Barrier Ranges, far western New South Wales, Australia. Sedimentary Geology, 103, 39-61.

Cohen DR, Ward CR, 1992. Sednorm - A program for determining sedimentary mineral compositions from chemical data. Computers and Geosciences, 17, 1235-1254.

Cohen DR, Booth GW, Govett GJS, Beck RW, 1992. A statistical and analytical approach to the sizing of particulate gold. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 43, 1-25.

Ward CR, Cohen DR, Crouch A, Panich D, Schaller S, Dutta PK, 1991. Assessment of methane ignition potential by frictional processes from Australian coal mine rocks. Mining Science and Technology, 13, 1-25.

Cohen DR, 1989. Goldcals - A FORTRAN program for estimating number and size of gold particles in geological samples. Computers and Geosciences, 17, 153-161.

Cohen DR, Hoffman EL, Nichol I, 1987. Biogeochemistry: A geochemical method for gold exploration in the Canadian Shield. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 29, 49-73.

 

REFEREED GOVERNMENT REPORTS

Martin AP, Turnbull RE, Rattenbury MS, Baisden WT, Christie AB, Cohen DR; Hoogewerff J and Rogers KM 2015. Geochemical atlas of southern New Zealand. GNS Science Report 2015/26. 262 pp.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, 2011. The Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus: Final Technical Report. Report to the Geological Survey Department of Cyprus. 4 volumes (Text, Table and Figures, Maps, Quality Control).

Dalrymple IJ, Gatehouse SG, Cohen DR, 2002, Evaluation of Selective Geochemical Extractions for Detecting Mineralisation under Thick Transported Regolith, Mandamar, NSW. CSIRO report to AurionGold Ltd.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Garnett DG, Waldron HM, 1995. Geochemical Survey of the Upper NE Region of NSW. Geological Survey of New South Wales and the NSW Natural Resources Audit Council.

 

OTHER GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY OR EXPERT EVIDENCE REPORTS

Cohen DR, 2018. Australian Geoscience Tertiary Education Profile 2013-2017. Report for the Australian Geoscience Council.

Cohen DR, 2011. Expert opinion in matter of SGS ats ALS, Federal Court of Australia.

Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, 1999. Evaluation of selective geochemical extractions in the wet tropics. Final report for AMIRA project P549.

Cohen DR, Buck MD, Barcelona E, Ford P, Rutherford NF, 1994. Submission to the Select Committee upon Lead Pollution, Parliament of New South Wales, 8th November, 1994.

Knight MJ, Cohen DR, 1992. Chemical Contaminants Survey of the RANAD Newington (Olympic Village) Site for Department of Defence. Series of Unisearch Reports.

Cohen DR, Knight MJ, Jankowski J, 1991. Aspects of the occurrence of mercury in geological materials including coal, oil, metalliferous ores and construction materials for ICI Australia. Unisearch Report.

Cohen DR, 1991. Statistical assessment of chemical data from the BCLV site in Morwell, Victoria for environmental audit for Kinhill, Pty Ltd. Series of Unisearch reports.

 

 

CONFERENCE ORAL PAPER ABSTRACTS

Cohen DR, 2018. 15-year longitudinal survey of Australian Earth Science Departments. AGCC, Adelaide, 14-18 Oct, 2018.

Cohen DR, Rinchval M, Ostowari K, Cohen EJ, Vohra J, Schifano J, Rutherford NF, Zissimos AM, 2018. Zapping trees with an XRF to find mineral deposits. AGCC, Adelaide, 14-18 Oct, 2018.

Cohen DR, Rinchval M, Ostowari K, Cohen EJ, Vohra J, Rutherford NF, Schifano J, Zissimos AM, 2018. Biogeochemical mapping at various scales using fpXRF. RFG’18, Vancouver, 17-20 Jun, 2018.

Cohen DR, Triantafilis J, Mokhtari AR, Zekri H, Gatehouse SG, 2018. Can geophysics and geochemistry combine to detect mineralisation under transported cover? ASEG, Sydney, 2018, 1-6.

Cohen DR (Keynote paper), 2017. Educating the next generation of geologists. 10th Int Mining Geology Conf, Hobart, 20-22 Sep, 2017.

Chen Q, Cohen DR, Andersen M, Robertson AM, Jones DR, Kelly B, 2017. Application of alkaline coal seam gas waters to remediate AMD from historical sulfide ore mining operations. 13th Int. Mine Water Assoc. Congress, Lappeenranta, Finland, 25-30 Jun, 2017.

Chen Q, Cohen DR, Andersen M, Robertson AM, Jones DR, Kelly B, 2017. Chemical and economic feasibility study of application of alkaline CSG waters in AMD remediation. 9th Aust Acid and Metalliferous Drainage Workshop, Burnie, 20-23 Nov, 2017.

Cohen DR (Keynote paper), 2016. Vectoring to mineralisation in areas of transported cover. 2016 Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 26 Jun - 1 Jul, 2016.

Cohen DR, Graham IT, Archer M, Hand SJ, Soares GG, Cohen EJ, 2016. Exploring for Vertebrate Fossils in the Riversleigh Area of Queensland using Field-Portable XRF. 35th Int Geol Congress, Cape Town, Sth Africa, 27 Aug - 4 Sep, 2016.

Cohen DR, Zissimos A, 2016, Separating natural from anthropogenic trace element patterns in soils of Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus. 35th Int Geol Congress, Cape Town, Sth Africa, 27 Aug - 4 Sep, 2016.

Gardner C, Graham IT, Cohen DR, 2016. Ordovician dioritic magmatism of the Donken area, far SE Laos: Implications for Gondwana evolution in SE Asia. 35th Int Geol Congress, Cape Town, Sth Africa, 27 Aug - 4 Sep, 2016.

Rattenbury MS, Martin AP, Turnbull RE, Baisden WT, Christie AB, Cohen DR, Hoogewerff J, Rogers KM, 2016. The geochemical baseline survey of southern New Zealand. 35th Int Geol Congress, Cape Town, Sth Africa, 27 Aug - 4 Sep, 2016.

Ward CR, Kelloway SJ, French D, Marjo CE, Cohen DR, Wainwright IE, Vohra J, 2016. Quantitative inorganic profiling of coal seams using core-scanning and hand-held x-ray fluorescence techniques. 35th Int Geol Congress, Cape Town, Sth Africa, 27 Aug - 4 Sep, 2016.

Cohen DR, 2016. The AGC syllabus for earth science degrees. AUGEN conference, Canberra, 28-29 Jan, 2016.

Cohen DR, 2015. Regional scale soil geochemistry. Innovative approaches to geochemistry for regional scale exploration, Perth, 14 Oct, 2015 (Geoconferences / CSIRO).

Cohen DR, 2015. Signatures in regional geochemical surveys Mineral Deposit Footprints & Exploration Vectors Workshop, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, 30 Mar - 2 Apr, 2015 (NZ AusIMM)

Cohen DR, Cohen EJ, Graham IT, Archer M, Hand SJ, 2015. Geochemical exploration for vertebrate fossils using fpXRF. 27th International Applied Geochemical Symposium (IAGS), 19-24 Apr, 2015, Tucson.

Cohen EJ, Cohen DR, Graham IT, Pringle IJ, Leyh W, 2015. Where has all the cobalt gone? Regolith geochemistry of cobaltiferous pyrite deposits at Broken Hill, NSW. 27th International Applied Geochemical Symposium (IAGS), 19-24 Apr, 2015, Tucson.

Delves ON, Cohen DR, Graham IT, Privat K, 2015. Role of bismuth in the genesis of auriferous quartz veins, Woods Point dyke swarm lamprophyres, Victoria, Australia. 27th International Applied Geochemical Symposium (IAGS), 19-24 Apr, 2015, Tucson.

Cohen DR, Ren L, Rutherford NF, Zissimos AM, Morisseau E, 2014. Rare earth and other element patterns in the soils of Cyprus. Aust Earth Science Convention, 7-10 Jul, 2014, Newcastle.

Burkett D, Kelly BF, Communian A, Graham IT, Cohen DR, 2014. Imputation of left censored grade data of the Kulumadau epithermal gold deposit and implications for subsequent multivariate analysis. Aust Earth Science Convention, 7-10 Jul, 2014, Newcastle.

Cohen DR, Sutton M, Hemmings F, 2014. Use of field portable XRF in assessing the biogeochemical response to contamination from the Woodlawn Cu-Pb-Zn deposit, New South Wales. 26th International Applied Geochemical Symposium (IAGS), 17-21 Nov, 2014, Rotorua.

Ren L, Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Zissimos AM, Morisseau E, 2014. Lithological and mineralogical controls on REE patterns in the soils of Cyprus. 26th International Applied Geochemical Symposium (IAGS), 17-21 Nov, 2014, Rotorua.

Sormaz K, Cohen DR, Kelly BF, 2014. In-situ measurements of soil helium to detect leakage patterns through transported regolith. 26th International Applied Geochemical Symposium (IAGS), 17-21 Nov, 2014, Rotorua.

Burkett D, Lau F, Graham IT, Cohen DR, Spencer LM, 2014. Use of field portable XRF in chemostratigraphy and lithogeochemical vectoring towards mineralisation, Kulumadau epithermal gold deposit, Woodlark Island, PNG. 26th International Applied Geochemical Symposium (IAGS), 17-21 Nov, 2014, Rotorua.

Cohen DR, Sutton M, Hemmings F, 2014. Use of field-portable XRF in biogeochemical mapping. Australian X-ray Analytical Association (AXAA) Conference, Perth, 9-13 Feb 2014, Perth.

Kelloway SJ, Ward CR, Marjo CE, Wainwright IE, Cohen DR, 2014. Chemical Profiling of Coal Seam Sections using Core-scanning XRF Techniques. Australian X-ray Analytical Association (AXAA) Conference, Perth, 9-13 Feb 2014, Perth.

Cohen DR, 2013. Six years and 12,000 samples - Sampling on a national scale. Sampling Australia, 14-15 May, Perth.

McGeeney D, Cohen DR, Graham IT, Spencer L, 2012. Gold distribution within the Kiriwina Formation, Woodlark Island, Papua New Guinea. 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Queensland, 05-10 Aug, 2012, 3330-3330.

McGeeney D, Graham IT, Cohen DR, Spencer L, Jacobsen G, Williams A, 2012. Stratigraphy and age-dating of the Kiriwina Formation, Woodlark Island, Papua New Guinea. 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Queensland, 05-10 Aug, 2012, 3507-3507.

Graham IT, Spencer L, Lennox PG, Cohen DR, Burkett D, Nicholls A, Frey M, Lau F, Newport R, Woodhead J, 2012. Woodlark Island, Papua New Guinea: An emerging gold province. 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Queensland, 05-10 Aug 2012, 1599-1599.

Cohen DR, 2011. Geochemical Mapping - The Analytical Perspective. Symposium on the release of the Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus, Lefkosia, Sept 5 – 7, 2011.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Morisseau E, Zissimos AM, 2011. The Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus: Project Overview. Symposium on the release of the Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus, Lefkosia, Sept 5 – 7, 2011.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Morisseau E, Zissimos AM, 2011. Geochemical Characteristics and Processes in the Regolith of Cyprus. Symposium on the release of the Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus, Lefkosia, Sept 5 – 7, 2011.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Morisseau E, Zissimos AM, 2011. How Much Influence do Humans Exert on Regional Geochemical Patterns? – The Cyprus Case. 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, Rovaniemi, Aug 21 – 26, 2011.

McGeeney D, Cohen DR, Graham IT, Spencer L, 2011. Gold dispersion through young carbonate cover overlying the Woodlark epithermal gold system, Papua New Guinea. 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, Rovaniemi, Finland, 22–26 Aug, 2012.

Cohen DR, 2011. Geochemical Sampling at Site to National Scales. Sampling Australia, Perth, June 1 – 2, 2011.

Cohen DR, 2009. Geochemistry and the challenge posed by exotic cover. SMEDG–AIG Symposium on New Exploration Technologies, 11 Sept, Sydney, 2009.

Mokhtari AR, Cohen DR, Gatehouse SG, 2009. Detection of deeply buried mineralisation using ground conductivity and pH measurement. 24th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Fredericton, June 2 –7, 2009.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, 2007. Regolith Characteristics of Cyprus. 23rd International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, Oviedo, June 14 – 19, 2007.

Cohen DR, Siegele R, 2005, Differential effects of selective geochemical extractions within plumbojarosite. 22nd International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, June 19-23 Sept, Perth, 2005.

Skillicorn DB, Cohen DR, 2004, Detecting mineralisation using partial element extraction - A case study. 4th SIAM international conference on data mining, Florida, April 24, 2004.

Dalrymple IJ, Cohen DR, Gatehouse SG, 2005, An alternative approach to geochemical leaching: The pink leach. 22nd International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, June 19-23 Sept, Perth, 2005.

Cohen DR, Skillicorn DB, Gatehouse SG, Dalrymple IJ, 2003, Signature detection in geochemical data using singular value decomposition and semi discrete decomposition. 21st International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Dublin, May 2003.

Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, Rose T, 2001, Factors controlling the dispersion of gold in streams at Timbarra, NSW. 20th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Santiago, May, 2001.

Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, Shen XC. 2000 Contrasting geochemical and mineralogical patterns in residual and transported regolith in the Cobar region, NSW. Central West Symposium, Cobar 2000: Geology, Landscapes and Mineral Exploration, 17-19 Apr, Cobar, 2000. 8-12.

Cohen DR, Clare AP, 2000. A comparison of unsupervised neural networks and K-means clustering of multi-element stream sediment data, northeastern New South Wales. 15th Australian Geological Convention, 07-11 Jul 2000, Sydney. p88.

Shen XC, Dunlop AC, Cohen DR, 1999, Geochemical dispersion in residual and transported regolith along drainage systems near the CSA mine, Cobar, New South Wales. In: GF Taylor GF and C Pain (Eds), New Approaches to an Old Continent, CRC LEME, Wembley, WA. 263-270.

Cohen DR, Rutherford NF, Shen XC, Dunlop AC, 1999. Some comments on the use of selective extractions in geochemical exploration in arid terrains. Selective extractions short course in association with 19th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Vancouver, 12-16 Apr, 1999.

Cohen DR, Silva-Santisteban CM, Rutherford NF, Garnett DL, Waldron HM, 1999. A comparison of vegetation and stream sediment geochemistry in northeastern New South Wales, Australia. 19th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Vancouver, 12-16 Apr, 1999.

Clare AP, Cohen DR, 1999. An unsupervised neural network approach to the analysis of multi-element stream sediment data, northeastern NSW, Australia. 19th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Vancouver, 12-16 Apr, 1999.

Shen XC, Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, 1999. Geochemical patterns from various extraction methods in residual and transported regolith in the Cobar Region, NSW, Australia. 19th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Vancouver, 12-16, Apr, 1999.

Shen XC, Dunlop AC, Cohen DR, 1999. Characterization of residual and transported regolith profiles using the PIMA II. 19th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Vancouver, 12-16, Apr, 1999.

Cohen DR, Kelley DL, Clark JR, 1997. Selective geochemical extractions - balancing selectivity and kinetics. Geoanalysis '97, 1-4 July, Vail, 1997.

Alipour S, Cohen DR, Dunlop AC, 1995. Geochemical characteristics of lag in the Cobar Area, N.S.W. 17th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Townsville, May, 1995.

Cohen DR, Garnett D, Rutherford NF, 1995. A comparison of stream sediment and vegetation geochemistry in the Drake area, New South Wales. 17th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, Townsville, May, 1995.

Alipour S, Dunlop AC, Cohen DR, 1994. Morphology of lags in the Cobar area, N.S.W. Regolith '94 Conference, Broken Hill, 13-17 Nov, 1994.

Beck RW, Cohen DR, 1994. A new type of synthetic geochemical standard - SynTES. Geoanalysis '94, 19-24 Sept, Ambleside, UK, 1994.

Cohen DR, Beck RW, 1993. Development of synthetic chemical standards for use in exploration and environmental geochemistry. 16th International Geochemical Exploration Symposium, 12-16 Sept, Beijing, 1993.

Ward CR, Crouch A, Panich D, Cohen DR, Schaller S, 1990. Gas ignitability by friction effects from Australian coal mines. 24th Newcastle Symposium on "Advances in the Sydney Basin". 23-25 March, Newcastle, 1990.

 

Computer Software

Emergent Technologies, 2000, Minator – MINeral Analysis Through Oxide Reduction, V1.1.3 for Windows. Swann Rd, Taringa, Qld, 4068. Based on Sednorm (Cohen and Ward, 1992).

 

Media Appearances

Comment on proposal by former Prime Minister Hawke for disposal of radioactive waste in South Australia. The BBC and Radio National, 2010.

Reopening of exploration for uranium in NSW. ABC AM Program. 2012.

China’s dominance of world REE production. Mornings with Linda Mottram. 2013.

 

Editorial and review work

Editorial Boards:  Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (2007-2019)

                            Journal of Geochemical Exploration (1997-2006; 2014 – as Associate Editor)

Manuscripts Reviewed for:  Applied Geochemistry, Arabian Journal of Geology, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Computers and Geosciences, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Geochemistry: Exploration Environment Analysis, Mathematical Geology, Mineralium Deposita, Mining and Environment, Ore Geology Reviews, Science of the Total Environment.

Grants Reviewed for:  Aust. Research Council, Geosci Council Sth Africa, NSERC (Canada), NERC (UK).