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Professor Peter Dowd

Professor Peter Dowd
Professor of Mining
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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Professor Peter Dowd

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

My research interests include geostatistical modelling and prediction in mineral resource, petroleum reservoir and environmental applications; geological modelling and mathematical geology; stochastic modelling and quantified risk assessment in natural resource and environmental applications; definitions and reporting of ore reserves; mineral economics; financial analysis and modelling; operational research; and computer-aided mine design. The context of much of this work has been the modelling and estimation of orebodies, coal deposits and hydrocarbon reservoirs, often in very complex geological settings; the generation of three-dimensional orebody models as the basis for optimal mine design and scheduling; establishing resources and reserves together with associated confidence limits; the design of blasting and loading operations to optimise mineral extraction; and the quantification of geological and technical risk associated with resource extraction.

Recent work has focussed on the characterisation of rock masses in hot dry rock enhanced geothermal systems; for environmental risk analysis and assessment; for mining applications; for stochastic modelling of flow pathways in aquifers; and for assessing temperature changes in climate modelling. 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Professor of Mining Engineering and Executive Director, Mining Education Australia. The University of Adelaide
2004 - 2012 Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences The University of Adelaide
1997 - 2003 Head of the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering The University of Leeds
1995 - 2001 Head of the Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering The University of Leeds
1993 - 2004 Professor of Mining Engineering The University of Leeds
1992 - 1993 Professor of Mine Design and Geostatistics The University of Leeds
1990 - 1992 Reader in Mining Geostatistics and Operational Research The University of Leeds
1986 - 1990 Senior Lecturer The University of Leeds
1978 - 1986 Lecturer The University of Leeds
1975 - 1978 British Petroleum Research Fellow The University of Leeds
1972 - 1975 Research Fellow Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Montréal
1967 - 1971 Operational Research Officer Conzinc Rio Tinto Australia (CRA) Ltd.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2016 Distinction 2016 Krumbein Medal International Association for Mathematical Geosciences
2015 Recognition APCOM Recognition Award for contributions to APCOM over the past three decades APCOM: Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industry
2013 Award 2013 Georges Matheron Lecturer International Association for Mathematical Geosciences United States
2013 Teaching Award Institute of Engineers Australia and Australasian Association for Engineering Educuation, 2013 Award for Industry Engagement in University Education. Institute of Engineers Australia and Australasian Association for Engineering Education Australia
2009 Distinction President, Australian Council of Engineering Deans
2007 Distinction Chair, Group of Eight Engineering Deans and Associates
2007 Distinction Vice-President, Australian Council of Engineering Deans
2006 Fellowship Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
1998 Fellowship Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
1998 Distinction President of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Institution of Mining and Metallurgy UK (now the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
1996 Distinction Vice-President of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Institution of Mining and Metallurgy UK (now Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining)

Language Competencies

Language Competency
French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1975 - 1978 The University of Leeds United Kingdom PhD
1972 - 1973 Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université de Montréal Canada MScA,
1964 - 1966 University of New England Australia BSc

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Dowd, P., Ruiz-Constán, A., Martos-Rosillo, S., Luque-Espinar, J., Rodríguez-Galiano, V., & Pedrera, A. (2018). Epikarst mapping by remote sensing. Catena, 165, 1-11.
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2018 Dong, S., Zeng, L., Dowd, P., Xu, C., & Cao, H. (2018). A fast method for fracture intersection detection in discrete fracture networks. Computers and Geotechnics, 98, 205-216.
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2018 Wang, Z., Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2018). A Modified Cubic Law for single-phase saturated laminar flow in rough rock fractures. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 103, 107-115.
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2018 Wang, H., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Dowd, P., & Yang, Y. (2018). Comparison of statistical methods for testing the hypothesis of constant global mean in spatial statistics. Spatial Statistics, 23, 143-159.
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2018 Adeli, A., Emery, X., & Dowd, P. (2018). Geological modelling and validation of geological interpretations via simulation and classification of quantitative covariates. Minerals, 8(1), 18 pages.
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2018 Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Dowd, P., Bosch, A., Luque-Espinar, J., Heredia, J., & Durán-Valsero, J. (2018). A parsimonious distributed model for simulating transient water flow in a high-relief karst aquifer. Hydrogeology Journal, 1-11.
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2018 Sepulveda Escobedo, E., Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (2018). The optimisation of block caving production scheduling with geometallurgical uncertainty - a multi-objective approach. Mining Technology: Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Online(3), 1-15.
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2018 Sepulveda Escobedo, E., Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (2018). Fuzzy clustering with spatial correction and its application to geometallurgical domaining. Mathematical Geosciences.
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2018 Xu, C., Fidelibus, C., Dowd, P., Wang, Z., & Tian, Z. (2018). An iterative procedure for the simulation of the steady-state fluid flow in rock fracture networks. Engineering Geology, 242, 160-168.
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2017 Wang, H., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Dowd, P., & Yang, Y. (2017). Optimal estimation of areal values of near-land-surface temperatures for testing global and local spatio-temporal trends. Computers and Geosciences, 106, 109-117.
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2017 Sepulveda, E., Dowd, P., Xu, C., & Addo, E. (2017). Multivariate Modelling of Geometallurgical Variables by Projection Pursuit. Mathematical Geosciences, 49(1), 121-143.
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2016 Dowd, P., Xu, C., & Coward, S. (2016). Strategic mine planning and design: Some challenges and strategies for addressing them. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 125(1), 22-34.
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2016 Cetin, E., & Dowd, P. (2016). Multiple cut-off grade optimization by genetic algorithms and comparison with grid search method and dynamic programming. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 116(7), 681-688.
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2016 Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Li, Q. (2016). Carbon sequestration potential of the Habanero reservoir when carbon dioxide is used as the heat exchange fluid. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 8(1), 50-59.
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2016 Dowd, P. (2016). Smart mining complexes and mineral value chains. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 125(1), 1.
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2015 Dowd, P. (2015). Discrete Fracture Network Engineering. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 124(3), 121.
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2015 Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Tian, Z. (2015). A simplified coupled hydro-thermal model for enhanced geothermal systems. Applied Energy, 140, 135-145.
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2015 Dowd, P., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., & Egozcue, J. (2015). The total bootstrap median: a robust and efficient estimator of location and scale for small samples. Journal of Applied Statistics, 42(6), 1306-1321.
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2015 Olea, R., Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2015). Robust and resistant semi-variogram modelling using a generalized bootstrap. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 155(1), 37-44.
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2015 Alghalandis, Y., Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (2015). Connectivity field: a measure for characterising fracture networks. Mathematical Geosciences, 47(1), 63-83.
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2014 Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2014). Stochastic fracture propagation modelling for enhanced geothermal systems. Mathematical Geosciences, 46(6), 665-690.
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2014 Natarajan, N., Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Hand, M. (2014). Numerical modelling of thermal transport and quartz precipitation/dissolution in a coupled fracture-skin-matrix system. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 78, 302-310.
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2014 Seifollahi, S., Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (2014). An enhanced stochastic optimization in fracture network modelling conditional on seismic events. Computers and Geotechnics, 61, 85-95.
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2014 Seifollahi, S., Dowd, P., Xu, C., & Fadakar Alghalandis, Y. (2014). A spatial clustering approach for stochastic fracture network modelling. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 47(4), 1225-1235.
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2014 Dowd, P. (2014). Block caving. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 123(3), 119.
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2013 Cetin, E., & Dowd, P. (2013). Multi-mineral cut-off grade optimization by grid search. Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 113(8), 659-665.
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2013 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., Dowd, P., Baltuille, J., & Chica-Olmo, M. (2013). Geostatistical modelling of a coal seam for resource risk assessment. International Journal of Coal Geology, 112, 134-140.
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2013 Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Wyborn, D. (2013). Optimisation of a stochastic rock fracture model using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 122(3), 153-158.
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2013 Fadakar Alghalandis, Y., Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (2013). The RANSAC method for generating fracture networks from micro-seismic event data. Mathematical Geosciences, 45(2), 207-224.
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2013 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2013). Comparison of inference methods for estimating semivariogram model parameters and their uncertainty: The case of small data sets. Computers & Geosciences, 50, 154-164.
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2013 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., Duran, J., & Dowd, P. (2013). Automatic detection and delineation of karst terrain depressions and its application in geomorphological mapping and morphometric analysis. Acta Carsologica, 42(1), 17-24.
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2012 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., Duran-Valsero, J., Dowd, P., Guardiola-Albert, C., Linan-Baena, C., & Robledo-Ardila, P. (2012). Estimation of spatio-temporal recharge of aquifers in mountainous karst terrains: Application to Sierra de las Nieves (Spain). Journal of Hydrology, 2012, 124-137.
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2012 Kumral, M., & Dowd, P. (2012). Singular value decomposition as an equation solver in co-kriging matrices. Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 112(10), 853-858.
2012 Dowd, P., & Pardo-Iguzquiza, E. (2012). Integration of spatial geophysical data by geostatistical simulation. Global Journal of Geological Sciences, 40(4/5), 267-280.
2012 Mohais, R., Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Hand, M. (2012). Permeability correction factor for fractures with permeable walls. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(3), L03403-1-L03403-5.
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2012 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., Dowd, P., Xu, C., & Duran-Valsero, J. (2012). Stochastic simulation of karst conduit networks. Advances in Water Resources, 35, 141-150.
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2011 Mohais, R., Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2011). Fluid flow and heat transfer within a single horizontal fracture in an enhanced geothermal system. Journal of Heat Transfer-Transactions of the ASME, 133(11), 112603-1-112603-8.
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2010 Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2010). A new computer code for discrete fracture network modelling. Computers & Geosciences, 36(3), 292-301.
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2009 Dowd, P., Martin, J., Xu, C., Fowell, R., & Mardia, K. (2009). A three-dimensional fracture network data set for a block of granite. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 46(5), 811-818.
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2007 Xu, C., Dowd, P., Mardia, K., Fowell, R., & Taylor, C. (2007). Simulating correlated marked-point processes. Journal of Applied Statistics, 34(9), 1125-1134.
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2007 Dowd, P., Xu, C., Mardia, K., & Fowell, R. (2007). A Comparison of Methods for the Stochastic Simulation of Rock Fractures. Mathematical Geosciences, 39(7), 697-714.
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2007 Mardia, K., Nyirongo, V., Walder, A., Xu, C., Dowd, P., Fowell, R., & Kent, J. (2007). Markov chain Monte Carlo implementation of rock fracture modelling. Mathematical Geosciences, 39(4), 355-381.
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2006 Xu, C., Dowd, P., Mardia, K., & Fowell, R. (2006). A connectivity index for discrete fracture networks. Mathematical Geosciences, 38(5), 611-634.
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2006 Dowd, P., & Pardo-Iguzquiza, E. (2006). Core-log integration: optimal geostatistical signal reconstruction from secondary information. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Section B-Applied Earth Science, 115(2), 59-70.
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2006 Fowell, R., Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2006). An update on the fracture toughness testing methods related to the cracked Chevron-notched Brazilian Disk (CCNBD) specimen. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 163(5-6), 1047-1057.
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2006 Xu, C., Dowd, P., Mardia, K., & Fowell, R. (2006). A flexible true plurigaussian code for spatial facies simulations. Computers & Geosciences, 32(10), 1629-1645.
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2005 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2005). EMLK2D: a computer program for spatial estimation using empirical maximum likelihood kriging. Computers & Geosciences, 31(3), 361-370.
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2005 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2005). Multiple indicator cokriging with application to optimal sampling for environmental monitoring. Computers & Geosciences, 31(1), 1-13.
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2005 Kumral, M., & Dowd, P. (2005). A simulated annealing approach to mine production scheduling. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 56(8), 922-930.
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2005 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2005). Empirical maximum likelihood kriging: The general case. Mathematical Geosciences, 37(5), 477-492.
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2005 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., Dowd, P., & Grimes, D. (2005). An automatic moving window approach for mapping meteorological data. International Journal of Climatology, 25(5), 665-678.
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2005 Dowd, P., & Pardo-Iguzquiza, E. (2005). Estimating the boundary surface between geologic formations from 3D seismic data using neural networks and geostatistics. Geophysics, 70(1), P1-P11.
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2005 Dowd, P. (2005). Thematic issue on blasting. Mining Technology, 114(4), 193.
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2004 Dowd, P. (2004). Transactions of the Institutuion of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Miming Technology: Editorial. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 113(1).
2004 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2004). Normality tests for spatialy correlated data. Mathematical Geosciences, 36(6), 659-681.
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2003 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2003). Assessment of the uncertainty of spatial covariance parameters of soil properties and its use in applications. Soil Science, 168(11), 769-782.
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2003 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2003). Testing for constant spatial mean using the global D-statistic. Computers & Geosciences, 29(8), 1057-1068.
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2003 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2003). SPECSIM2: a program for spectral simulation of anisotropic two-dimensional random fields. Computers & Geosciences, 29(8), 1013-1020.
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2003 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2003). IRFK2D: a computer program for simulating intrinsic random functions of order k. Computers & Geosciences, 29(6), 753-759.
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2003 Dowd, P., Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Xu, C. (2003). Plurigau: a computer program for simulating spatial facies using the truncated plurigaussian method. Computers & Geosciences, 29(2), 123-141.
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2003 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2003). CONNEC3D: a computer program for connectivity analysis of 3D random set models. Computers & Geosciences, 29(6), 775-785.
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2003 Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2003). Optimal construction and visualisation of geological structures. Computers & Geosciences, 29(6), 761-773.
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2003 Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. A. (2003). Spatial interpolation from noisy and correlated measurements – assessing the measurement and propagation of uncertainty. LUMA Journal, 16, 43-56.
2003 Xu, C., Dowd, P. A., Mardia, K. V., & Fowell, R. J. (2003). Stochastic approaches to fracture modelling. LUMA Journal, 16, 85-93.
2003 Xu, C., Dowd, P. A., Mardia, K. V., & Fowell, R. J. (2003). Parametric point intensity estimation for stochastic fracture modelling. LUMA Journal, 16, 85-92.
2002 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2002). FACTOR2D: a computer program for factorial cokriging. Computers & Geosciences, 28(8), 857-875.
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2002 Dowd, P., & Pardo-Iguzquiza, E. (2002). The incorporation of model uncertainty in geostatistical simulation. Geographical and Environmental Modelling, 6(2), 147-169.
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2002 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2002). Parametric inference of indicator variograms. LUMA Journal, 15, 85-96.
2001 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2001). VARIOG2D: a computer program for estimating the semi-variogram and its uncertainty. Computers & Geosciences, 27(5), 549-561.
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2001 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2001). Variance-Covariance Matrix of the Experimental Variogram: Assessing Variogram Uncertainty. Mathematical Geology, 33(4), 397-419.
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2001 Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2001). Orebody modelling by optimal surface reconstruction. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Section B-Applied Earth Science, 110(2), 110-120.
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2000 Li, S., Dowd, P., & Birch, W. (2000). Application of a knowledge-and geographical information based system to the environment impact assessment of an opencast coal mining project. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 14(4), 277-294.
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2000 Khalokakate, R., Dowd, P., & Fowell, R. (2000). A Windows program for optimal open pit design with variable slope angles. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 14(4), 262-275.
2000 Khalokakaie, R., Dowd, P., & Fowell, R. (2000). Incorporation of slope design into optimal pit design algorithms. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Transactions. Section A: Mining Technology, 109(MAY/AUG), A70-A76.
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2000 Khalokakaie, R., Dowd, P., & Fowell, R. (2000). Lerchs-Grossmann algorithm with variable slope angles. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Transactions. Section A: Mining Technology, 109(MAY/AUG), A77-A85.
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2000 Khalokakaie, R., Dowd, P., & Fowell, R. (2000). Windows program for optimal open pit design with variable slope angles. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 14(4), 261-275.
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2000 Khalokakaie, R., Dowd, P., & Fowell, R. (2000). Lerchs–Grossmann algorithm with variable slope angles. Mining Technology, 109(2), 77-85.
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2000 Dowd, P., & Li, S. (2000). Knowledge- and geographical information-based system for noise impact assessment of surface mining and quarrying projects. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING INDUSTRY, 109, A1-A13.
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1998 Pardo-Igúdzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. A. (1998). A case study of model selection and parameter inference by maximum likelihood with application to uncertainty analysis. Natural Resources Research, 7(1), 63-73.
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1998 Dowd, P. (1998). Geostatistics in the United Kingdom: Past, present and future. International Mining and Minerals, 1(7), 173-178.
1998 Dowd, P. (1998). Change: Choices and Dilemmas for Education, Industry and the Institution. International Mining and Minerals, 1(11), 285-286.
1998 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (1998). Maximum likelihood inference of spatial covariance parameters of soil properties. Soil Science, 163(3), 212-219.
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1998 Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (1998). The second-order stationary universal kriging model revisited. Mathematical Geology, 30(4), 347-378.
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1997 Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (1997). AMLE3D: a computer program for the inference of spatial covariance parameters by approximate maximum likelihood estimation. Computers and Geosciences, 23(7), 793-805.
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1997 Dowd, P. (1997). Risk in minerals projects: analysis, perception and management. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING TECHNOLOGY, 106, A9-A18.
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1997 Dowd, P. (1997). Geostatistical characterization of three-dimensional spatial heterogeneity of rock properties at Sellafield. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING TECHNOLOGY, 106, A133-A147.
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1995 Barker-Read, G. R., & Dowd, P. A. (1995). Quality assessment in the teaching of mining and mineral engineering. Minerals Industry International, 1027, 11-15.
1995 Tercan, A. E., & Dowd, P. A. (1995). Approximate local confidence intervals under change of support. Mathematical Geology, 27(1), 149-172.
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1995 Dowd, P. (1995). Bjorkdal gold-mining project, northern Sweden. Transactions - Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Section A, 104(Sept-Dec), A149-A163.
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1995 TAYLOR, H., DAVIS, G., SMITH, L., & DOWD, P. (1995). DISCOUNT RATES AND RISK ASSESSMENT IN MINERAL PROJECT EVALUATIONS - RISK ASSESSMENT IN RESERVE ESTIMATION AND OPEN-PIT PLANNING - INCLUSION OF RISK ASSESSMENT IN OPEN-PIT DESIGN AND SCHEDULING. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING INDUSTRY, 104, A187-A191.
1994 Dowd, P. (1994). Risk assessment in reserve estimation and open-pit planning. Transactions - Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Section A, 103(Sept-Dec), A148-A154.
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1994 Dowd, P. (1994). The optimal design of quarries. Geological Society Special Publication, 79(1), 141-155.
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1994 Dowd, P. (1994). Optimal open pit design: Sensitivity to estimated block values. Geological Society Special Publication, 79(1), 87-94.
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1994 Dowd, P., & SaraÇ, C. (1994). A neural network approach to geostatistical simulation. Mathematical Geology, 26(4), 491-503.
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1994 Djilani, M. C., & Dowd, P. A. (1994). An optimal scheduling algorithm for open pit mining. LUMA Journal, 12, 133-140.
1994 Saraç, C., & Dowd, P. A. (1994). Conditional simulation by ring decomposition of the covariance matrix.. Sciences de la Terre Série Informatique Géologique, 32, 1-14.
1994 DOWD, P. (1994). GEOLOGICAL CONTROLS IN THE GEOSTATISTICAL SIMULATION OF HYDROCARBON RESERVOIRS. ARABIAN JOURNAL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 19(2B), 237-247.
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1993 Saraç, C., & Dowd, P. A. (1993). A modified approach to large-scale geostatistical simulation via the LU decomposition method. LUMA Journal, 11, 95-102.
1993 Tercan, A. E., & Dowd, P. A. (1993). The effect of the nugget variance of the grade variogram on the estimation of conditional distributions by indicator and probability kriging. LUMA Journal, 11, 173-181.
1993 Dowd, P., & Onur, A. (1993). Open-pit optimization - Part 1: Optimal open-pit design. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 102, 95-104.
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1993 Dowd, P. A., & Onur, A. H. (1993). Open pit optimisation: II - scheduling and roadway design. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Industry, 102, 105-113.
1993 Onur, A., & Dowd, P. (1993). Open-pit optimization - Part 2: Production scheduling and inclusion of roadways. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 102, 105-113.
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1992 Dowd, P. (1992). Integrated computer package for geostatistical estimation and modelling. Transactions - Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Section A, 101(May-Aug), A95-A103.
1992 Dowd, P. (1992). Geostatistical ore reserve estimation: a case study in a disseminated nickel deposit. Geological Society Special Publication, 63(1), 243-255.
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1992 Onur, A. H., & Dowd, P. A. (1992). Optimal scheduling in open pit mining.. LUMA Journal, 10, 71-80.
1992 Dowd, P. A. (1992). Large scale simulation of multi-layered formations.. Sciences de la Terre Série Informatique Géologique, 31, 259-268.
1991 Dowd, P. (1991). A review of recent developments in geostatistics. Computers and Geosciences, 17(10), 1481-1500.
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1988 Dowd, P. A. (1988). Practical aspects of using geostatistics in resource appraisal: from experimental values to the model. Sciences de la Terre Série Informatique Géologique, 27, 291-315.
1987 Dowd, P., & Elvan, L. (1987). DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING APPLIED TO GRADE CONTROL IN SUB-LEVEL OPEN STOPING.. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 96, A171-A178.
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1986 Dowd, P. A. (1986). Variogram modelling and interpretation: two examples. Leeds University Mining Association Journal, 4, 87-102.
1985 SHURTZ, R., MELLISH, M., BARNES, R., KRAUSHAAR, D., SCHAAP, W., MOKS, D., . . . KAAS, L. (1985). APCOM 84 - APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS AND MATHEMATICS IN THE MINERAL INDUSTRIES. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING INDUSTRY, 94(JAN), A42-A66.
1985 Dowd, P. A. (1985). Generalized covariances and structural analysis: a comparison. Sciences de la Terre Série Informatique Géologique, 24, 95-128.
1985 Dowd, P. A. (1985). Kriging, disjunctive kriging and conditional expectation: a simple comparison for the multi-lognormal case. LUMA Journal, 3, 97-109.
1984 Dowd, P. A. (1984). Lognormal geostatistics.. Sciences de la Terre Série Informatique Géologique, 18, 47-68.
1984 Dowd, P. A. (1984). Two algorithms for geometrical control in kriging and orebody modelling. Sciences de la Terre Série Informatique Géologique, 21, 189-208.
1982 Dowd, P. (1982). Lognormal kriging - the general case. Mathematical Geology, 14(5), 475-499.
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1976 Dowd, P. (1976). APPLICATION OF DYNAMIC AND STOCHASTIC PROGRAMMING TO OPTIMIZE CUTOFF GRADES AND PRODUCTION RATES.. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, 85.
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1975 Dowd, P. (1975). MINE PLANNING AND ORE RESERVE ESTIMATION WITH THE AID OF A DIGIGRAPHIC CONSOLE DISPLAY.. CIM Bulletin, 68(754), 39-43.
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Books

Year Citation
2015 Garcia-Periera, H., De Sousa, A. J., Ribeiro, J., Salgueiro, R., & Dowd, P. A. (2015). Correspondence Analysis as a modelling tool. Lisbon, Portugal: IST Press.
1994 Armstrong, M., & Dowd, P. A. (Eds.) (1994). Geostatistical Simulations. Springer Science & Business Media.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2018 Dowd, P., Xu, C., & Coward, S. (2018). Strategies for mine planning and design. In R. Dimitrakopoulos (Ed.), Applied Strategic Mine Planning (First ed., pp. 395-417). Switzerland: Springer Nature.
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2018 Dowd, P., & Dare-Bryan, P. (2018). Planning, designing and optimising production using geostatistical simulation. In R. Dimitrakopoulos (Ed.), Applied Strategic Mine Planning (First ed., pp. 421-449). Switzerland: Springer Nature.
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2018 Dowd, P. (2018). Quantifying the impacts of uncertainty. In B. D. Sagar, Q. Cheng, & F. Agterberg (Eds.), Handbook of Mathematical Geosciences: Fifty Years of IAMG (pp. 349-373). Switzerland: Springer.
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2016 Mohais, R., Xu, C., Dowd, P. A., & Hand, M. (2016). Enhanced Geothermal Systems. In J. H. Lehr, & J. Keeley (Eds.), Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopaedia (First ed.). New York: Wiley.
2016 Mohais, R., Xu, C., Dowd, P. A., & Hand, M. (2016). Enhanced Geothermal Systems. In J. H. Lehr, & J. Keeley (Eds.), Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopaedia (First ed.). New York: Wiley.
2007 Mardia, K., Walder, A., Xu, C., Dowd, P., Fowell, R., Nyirongo, V., & Kent, J. (2007). A line finding assignment problem and rock fracture modelling. In S. K. Upadhyay, U. Singh, & D. K. Dey (Eds.), Bayesian Statistics and Its Applications (pp. 319-330). United Kingdom: Anamaya Publishers.
2003 Dowd, P. (2003). The assessment and analysis of financial, technical and environmental risk in mineral resource exploitation. In A. Fabbri, G. Gaal, & R. McCammon (Eds.), Deposit and Geo-environmental Models for Resource Exploitation and Environmental Security (Vol. 80, pp. 187-221). Berlin: Springer.
2000 Dowd, P. A. (2000). Recoverable reserves and their economic significance. In H. S. Pandalai, & P. K. Saraswati (Eds.), Geological data analysis: statistical methods (pp. 129-154). New Delhi, India: Hindustan Publishing Corporation.
1987 Dowd, P. A., & Milton, D. W. (1987). Geostatistical estimation of a section of the Perseverance nickel deposit. In G. Matheron, & M. Armstrong (Eds.), Geostatistical case studies (pp. 39-67). Dordrecht, Netherlands: D. Reidel Publishing Company (Kluwer).
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Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Dowd, P., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Jorreto, S., Polido-Bosch, A., & Sánchez-Martos, F. (2017). Constraining geostatistical simulations of delta hydrofacies by using machine correlation. In J. Gómez-Hernández, J. Rodrigo-Ilarri, M. Rodrigo-Clavero, E. Cassiraga, & J. Vargas-Guzmán (Eds.), Geostatistics Valencia 2016 Vol. 19 (pp. 893-907). Switzerland: Springer.
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2017 Dowd, P., Wang, H., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., & Yang, Y. (2017). Constrained spatial clustering of climate variables for geostatistical reconstruction of optimal time series and spatial fields. In J. Gómez-Hernández, J. Rodrigo-Ilarri, M. Rodrigo-Clavero, E. Cassiraga, & J. Vargas-Guzmán (Eds.), Geostatistics Valencia 2016 Vol. 19 (pp. 879-891). Switzerland: Springer.
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2017 Wang, H., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Dowd, P., & Yang, Y. (2017). Comparison of trend detection approaches in time series and their application to identify temperature changes in the Valencia region (Eastern Spain). In J. Gómez-Hernández, J. Rodrigo-Ilarri, M. Rodrigo-Clavero, E. Cassiraga, & J. Vargas-Guzmán (Eds.), Geostatistics Valencia 2016 Vol. 19 (pp. 933-946). Switzerland: Springer.
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2015 Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Tian, Z. (2015). Simulation of heat extraction for the Habanero 1 and 3 doublet using a conditioned discrete fracture network model. In Proceedings of the 2015 World Geothermal Congress (pp. 1-7). Melbourne, Australia: International Geothermal Association.
2015 Wang, H., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2015). On testing the hypothesis of constant global mean in geostatistics. In Proceedings of IAMG 2015 - 17th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (pp. 981-989).
2015 Dowd, P., Pardo-Igúzquiza, E., Jorreto, S., & Pulido, A. (2015). Stochastic simulation of spatial hydrofacies accounting for the uncertainty of hydrofacies proportions. In Proceedings of IAMG 2015 - 17th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (pp. 1000-1009).
2015 Dowd, P. A., & Xu, C. (2015). Rock fracture network modelling and simulation with particular application to Hot Dry Rock Geothermal reservoirs. In H. Mischo, & C. Drebenstedt (Eds.), Latest innovations in Mining Education and Research (pp. 109-119). Freiberg, Germany: Technische Universtat Bergakademie Freiberg.
2015 Coward, S., & Dowd, P. A. (2015). Geometallurgical models for the quantification of uncertainty in mining project value chains. In Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM) (pp. 360-369). USA: Soc. Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).
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2015 Sepulveda Escobedo, E., Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (2015). Modelling geometallurgical response variables using Projection Pursuit regression. In Proceeding of the 11th International Mineral Processing Conference (pp. 1-10). Santiago.
2014 Xu, C., Fidelibus, C., & Dowd, P. A. (2014). Realistic pipe models for flow modelling in discrete fracture networks. In DNFE 2014. Vancouver, Canada.
2014 Dowd, P. A., Xu, C., & Coward, S. (2014). Strategies for Mine Planning and Design. In Proceedings Orebody Modelling and Strategic Mine Planning Symposium 2014 (pp. 41-50). Melbourne: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
2014 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., Olea, R., & Dowd, P. (2014). Semi-variogram model inference using median bootstrap statistics. In E. Pardo-Igúzquiza, C. Guardiola-Albert, J. Heredia, L. Moreno-Merino, J. Durán, & J. Vargas-Guzmán (Eds.), Mathematics of Planet Earth: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (pp. 79-82). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
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2013 Nicholas, G., Dowd, P., & Galli, A. (2013). Hedging strategies for mining companies using real options valuation combined with conditional simulations. In Proceedings of the 36th Applications of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry, APCOM (pp. 299-309). Brazil: Fundacao Luiz Englert.
2013 Coward, S., Dowd, P., & Vann, J. (2013). Value chain modelling to evaluate geometallurgical recovery factors. In Proceedings of the 36th APCOM Applications of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (pp. 288-298). Brazil: Fundacao Luiz Englert.
2013 Alghalandis, Y., Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2013). Connectivity index and connectivity field towards fluid flow in fracture-based geothermal reservoirs. In Proceedings of the 38th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir engineering (pp. 1-11). CD-ROM: Curran Associates, Inc. Red Hook New York.
2013 Mohais, R., Xu, C., & Dowd, P. A. (2013). Fluid flow through branched channels in a fracture plane in an Enhanced Geothermal System. In INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION - 2012, VOL 6, PTS A AND B (pp. 1687-1691). Houston, TX: AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS.
2012 Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Mohais, R. (2012). Connectivity analysis of the Habanero enhanced geothermal system. In Proceedings of the Thirty-seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering 2012 (pp. 1-8). online: Stanford Geothermal Program.
2012 Jorreto-Zaguirre, S., Dowd, P., Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., Pulido-Bosch, A., & Sanchez-Martos, F. (2012). Improved geostatistical simulation of the spatial heterogeneity of deltaic hydrofacies for environmental applications. In Proceedings of the Ninth Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, GeoENV2012 (pp. 193-202). Germany: Springer.
2012 Dowd, P., & Pardo-Iguzquiza, E. (2012). Geostatistical analysis of rainfall in the West African Sahel. In Proceedings of the Ninth Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, GeoENV2012 (pp. 95-108). Germany: Springer.
2012 Fadakar Alghalandis, Y., Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (2012). Application of connectivity measures in enhanced geothermal systems. In Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference (pp. 62-66). Australia: Geoscience Australia.
2012 Seifollahi, S., Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (2012). A stochastic model for the fracture network in the Habanero enhanced geothermal system. In Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference (pp. 181-188). Australia: Geoscience Australia.
2012 Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2012). The edge effect in geostatistical simulations. In Proceedings of Geostatics Oslo 2012 (pp. 115-127). Netherlands: Springer.
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2012 Dowd, P., & Pardo-Iguzquiza, E. (2012). Extensions of the parametric inference of spatial covariances by maximum likelihood. In Proceedings of Geostatics Oslo 2012 (pp. 129-141). Netherlands: Springer.
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2012 Mohais, R., Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2012). Fluid flow through branched channels in a fracture plane in an enhanced geothermal system. In Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2012 Vol. 6 (pp. 1-5). Houston: ASME.
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2011 Dowd, P. (2011). Formulating and solving complex minerals industry optimisation problems - a systems approach to complex systems problems. In Conference proceedings of the 35th APCOM Symposium 2011 (pp. 1-10). CD ROM: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
2011 Fadakar Alghalandis, Y., Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2011). A general framework for fracture intersection analysis: algorithms and practical applications. In A. R. Budd (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference (pp. 15-20). Australia: Geoscience Australia.
2011 Mohais, R., Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2011). An analytical model of coupled fluid flow and heat transfer through a fracture with permeable walls in an EGS. In A. R. Budd (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference (pp. 175-179). Australia: Geoscience Australia.
2011 Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Wyborn, D. (2011). Optimisation of a stochastic rock fracture model using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation. In Proceedings of the 35th APCOM Symposium (pp. 635-642). CD: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
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2010 Xu, C., Dowd, P., & Wyborn, D. (2010). Optimised fracture network model for Habanero reservoir. In Proceedings of Australian Geothermal Conference 2010 (pp. 98-103). www: Geoscience Australia.
2010 Dowd, P. (2010). University engineering education in Australia. In Joint International IGIP-SEFI Annual Conference 2010.
2009 Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2009). Fracture simulation for deep crystalline rock. In Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference (pp. 1-6). Canberra: Geoscience Australia.
2009 Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2009). Conditional simulation of grades controlled by geological indicators. In Proceedings of the Orebody Modelling and Strategic Mine Planning 2009 (pp. 43-50). Australia: AIMM.
2008 Dowd, P., & Pardo-Iguzquiza, E. (2008). Bayesian extension of empirical maximum likelihood Kriging. In Proceedings of the VIII International Geostatistics Congress (pp. 359-368). Chile: GECAMIN Ltd.
2008 Xu, C., & Dowd, P. (2008). Plurigaussian simulation of rock fractures. In J. M. Ortiz (Ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Geostatistics Congress (pp. 41-50). Chile: Gecamin Ltd.
2007 Dowd, P., & Dare-Bryan, P. (2007). Planning, designing and optimising production using geostatistical simulation. In R. Dimitrakopoulos (Ed.), Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Publication Series (pp. 363-377). Perth, AUSTRALIA: AUSTRALASIAN INST MINING & METALLURGY.
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2005 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2005). On the automatic inference and modelling of a set of indicator covariances and cross-covariances. In O. Leuangthong, & C. Deutsch (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Geostatistics Congress 'Geostatistics Banff' Vol. 14 (pp. 185-193). 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
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2004 Dare-Bryan, P., & Dowd, P. (2004). Assessing ore loss and ore dilution - quantifying the effects of geological and technical uncertainties. In A. Spry (Ed.), Proceedings of the PACRIM 2004 Congress Vol. 2004 (pp. 473-486). Carlton, Vic: Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
2004 Dowd, P., & Dare-Bryan, P. (2004). Planning, designing and optimising using geostatistical simulation. In R. Dimitrakopoulos, & S. Ramazan (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Orebody Modelling and Strategic Mine Planning: Uncertainty and Risk Management (pp. 321-337). Melbourne, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
2002 Cetin, E., & Dowd, P. (2002). The use of genetic algorithms for multiple cut-off grade optimisation. In APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN THE MINERAL INDUSTRY, PROCEEDINGS (pp. 769-780). Littleton, Colorado: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
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2002 Pardo-Iguzquiza, E., & Dowd, P. (2002). Extensions of, and algorithms for, plurigaussian simulation. In Application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry : proceedings of the 30th International Symposium, 2002 (pp. 757-768). United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
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2002 Dowd, P. (2002). GERT models for the development of open-pit gold mines in Saudi Arabia. In Application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry : proceedings of the 30th International Symposium, 2002 (pp. 781-795). United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
2002 Dowd, P. (2002). Optimal orebody reconstruction and visualisation. In Application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry : proceedings of the 30th International Symposium, 2002 (pp. 743-756). United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
2002 Dowd, P. (2002). Short-term mine production scheduling for industrial minerals using multi-objective simulated annealing. In Application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry: proceedings of the 30th International Symposium, 2002 (pp. 731-741). United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
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2001 Dowd, P., Khalokakaie, R., & Fowell, R. (2001). A Windows program for incorporating slope design in open-pit optimisation. In Computer Applications in the Minerals Industries (pp. 189-196). Beijing, China: Taylor & Francis.
2001 Dowd, P., & Pardo-Iguzquiza, E. (2001). A wireline property index. In Computer Applications in the Minerals Industries (pp. 9-14). Beijing, China: Taylor & Francis.
2001 Dowd, P. A. (2001). The future of geostatistics: an academic perspective.. In W. Kleingeld, & D. G. Krige (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Geostatistics Congress Vol. 1 (pp. 12-25). South Africa.
2001 Dowd, P. A. (2001). The geostatistical calibration and integration of core, wireline and seismic data. In W. Kleingeld, & D. G. Krige (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Geostatistics Congress Vol. 2 (pp. 469-478). South Africa.
2001 Dowd, P. A. (2001). Incorporation of model uncertainty in risk assessment using geostatistical simulation. In W. Kleingeld, & D. G. Krige (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Geostatistics Congress Vol. 2 (pp. 704-714). South Africa.
2000 Beniscelli, J., Carrasco, P., Dowd, P., Ferguson, G., & Tulcanaza, E. (2000). Estimation of resources and conversion to reserves - Protocols for the assessment, reduction and management of risk. In MASSMIN 2000, PROCEEDINGS Vol. 2000 (pp. 9-16). BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: AUSTRALASIAN INST MINING & METALLURGY.
1999 Dowd, P. A. (1999). Financial evaluation of polymetallic mining projects. In K. Dagdalen, & C. Xu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Computer Applications in the Minerals Industries - APCOM’99 (pp. 385-392). Golden, Colorado, USA: Colorado School of Mines.
1999 Dowd, P. A. (1999). Reserves and resources: continuity and confidence levels. In K. Dagdalen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Computer Applications in the Minerals Industries - APCOM’99 (pp. 93-99). Golden, Colorado, USA: Colorado School of Mines.
1999 Dowd, P. (1999). Structural controls in the geostatistical simulation of mineral deposits. In E. Baafi, & N. Schofield (Eds.), Geostatistics Wollongong 96 - Proceedings of the Fifth International Geostatistics Congress, Wollongong, Australia, September 1996 Vol. 8 (pp. 647-657). WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL.
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1998 Li, S., & Dowd, P. A. (1998). Integrated computer system for environmental impact assessment of surface mining and quarrying projects.. In C. T. Shaw (Ed.), Proceedings of The 27th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 98). London: Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London.
1995 Dowd, P., & Xu, C. (1995). Financial evaluation of mining projects. In D. McKee (Ed.), APCOM XXV 1995: APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN THE MINERALS INDUSTRIES Vol. 95 (pp. 247-254). BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA: AUSTRALASIAN INST MINING & METALLURGY.
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1994 DOWD, P. (1994). IS RESEARCH IN MINING GEOSTATS AS DEAD AS A DODO - COMMENT. In R. Dimitrakopoulos (Ed.), GEOSTATISTICS FOR THE NEXT CENTURY Vol. 6 (pp. 313-314). MONTREAL, CANADA: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL.
1994 DOWD, P., & SARAC, C. (1994). AN EXTENSION OF THE LU DECOMPOSITION METHOD OF SIMULATION. In M. Armstrong, & P. Dowd (Eds.), GEOSTATISTICAL SIMULATIONS Vol. 7 (pp. 23-36). FONTAINEBLEAU, FRANCE: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL.
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1994 DOWD, P. (1994). THE USE OF NEURAL NETWORKS FOR SPATIAL SIMULATION. In R. Dimitrakopoulos (Ed.), GEOSTATISTICS FOR THE NEXT CENTURY Vol. 6 (pp. 173-184). MONTREAL, CANADA: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL.
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1993 DOWD, P. (1993). GEOLOGICAL AND STRUCTURAL CONTROL IN KRIGING. In A. Soares (Ed.), GEOSTATISTICS TROIA 92, VOLS 1 AND 2 Vol. 5 (pp. 923-935). TROY, PORTUGAL: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL.
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1992 DOWD, P., & ONUR, A. (1992). OPTIMIZING OPEN-PIT DESIGN AND SEQUENCING. In Y. KIM (Ed.), 23RD APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN THE MINERAL INDUSTRY (pp. 411-422). UNIV ARIZONA, TUCSON, AZ: SOC MINING METALLURGY & EXPLORATION INC.
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1990 Dowd, P. A. (1990). Structural control in stratigraphic orebodies - a constrained kriging approach. In Proceedings of APCOM 90 Vol. 2 (pp. 529-540). Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin, TUB-Dokumentation-Dokumentation, Berlin.
1989 Dowd, P. A. (1989). Generalized cross-covariances. In Geostatistics Vol. 1 (pp. 151-162). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
1989 Dowd, P. A. (1989). Some observations on confidence intervals and kriging errors. In Geostatistics Vol. 2 (pp. 861-874). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
1989 Dowd, P., Johnstone, S., & Bower, J. (1989). Application of structurally controlled geostatistics to the Hilton orebodies, Mt. Isa, Australia. In A. WEISS (Ed.), Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (pp. 275-285). LAS VEGAS, NV: SOC MIN ENGINEERS AIME.
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1989 Dowd, P. A. (1989). The design of a rock homogenizing stockpile. In P. A. Dowd (Ed.), Mineral Processing in the United Kingdom (pp. 63-82). University of Leeds: Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London.
1986 Dowd, P. A., & Scott, I. R. (1986). Geostatistics in the stratigraphic orebodies at Mt. Isa.. In J. T. Woodcock (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th Congress of Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Institutions Vol. Volume 2: Geology (pp. 27-36). Parkville, Victoria, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
1986 Dowd, P. (1986). Geometrical and geological controls in geostatistical estimation and orebody modelling. In R. Ramani (Ed.), Proceedings of The 19th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM), as published in proceedings of the APCOM International Symposium. (pp. 81-94). Littleton, CO/Pennsylvania, USA: Society of Mining Engineers Inc/Jostens Publications.
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1985 Dowd, P. (1985). REVIEW OF GEOSTATISTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR CONTOURING.. In NATO ASI Series, Series F: Computer and Systems Sciences Vol. 17 (pp. 483-529).
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1985 Dowd, P. (1985). ALGORITHMS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTERPOLATION BETWEEN PLANAR SLICES.. In NATO ASI Series, Series F: Computer and Systems Sciences Vol. 17 (pp. 531-554).
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1984 Dowd, P. A. (1984). Conditional simulation of inter-related beds in an oil deposit. In G. Verly, M. David, A. G. Journel, & A. Marechal (Eds.), Geostatistics for Natural Resource Characterization Vol. 2 (pp. 1031-1044). Dordrecht, Netherlands: D. Reidel Publishing Co..
1984 Dowd, P. A. (1984). The variogram and kriging: robust and resistant estimators. In G. Verly, M. David, A. G. Journel, & A. Marechal (Eds.), Geostatistics for Natural Resources Characterization Vol. 1 (pp. 91-106). Dordrecht. Netherlands: D. Reidel Publishing Company.
1984 Dowd, P. A., & Scott, I. R. (1984). The application of geostatistics to mine planning in a structurally complex silver/lead/zinc orebody. In Proceedings of The Eighteenth International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Mathematics in the Mineral Industries (pp. 255-264). London: Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London.
1981 Dowd, P. A. (1981). Role of certain taxation systems in the management of mineral resources.. In M. J. Jones (Ed.), National and international management of mineral resources (pp. 329-335). London: The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy.
1977 Dowd, P. A., & Royle, A. G. (1977). Geostatistical applications in the Athabasca Tar Sands. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industries (APCOM 77) (pp. 235-242). Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
1976 Dowd, P. A. (1976). Planning from estimates: sensitivity of mine production schedules to estimation methods. In M. Guarascio, M. David, & C. Huijbregts (Eds.), Advanced Geostatistics in the Mining Industry (pp. 163-183). Dordrecht, Netherlands: D. Reidel Publishing Company.
1974 David, M., Dowd, P. A., & Korobov, S. (1974). Forecasting departure from planning in open pit design and grade control. In T. B. Johnson, & D. W. Gentry (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on the Applications of Computers and Mathematics in the Minerals Industry (pp. F131-F153). Golden, Colorado, USA: Colorado School of Mines.
1973 Dowd, P. A. (1973). The use of a digigraphic console display as a geological feedback system for ore reserve estimation. In Proceedings of the IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing Vol. Institution of Engineers (Australia) International Conference Publication 73/4 (pp. 83-86). Sydney, Australia: Institution of Engineers (Australia).
1973 Dowd, P. A. (1973). A digigraphic console program for kriging techniques.. In J. R. Sturgul (Ed.), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Computer Applications in the Minerals Industry (pp. D1-D9). Tucson, USA.

Software

Year Citation
2000 Dowd, P. A., & Xu, C. (2000). MINVEST (Version 1) [CD]. Adelaide/Leeds: University of Adelaide/University of Leeds.
  • UK Nirex Ltd. for the geostatistical characterisation of three-dimensional spatial heterogeneity of rock properties; 1996-99. Principal (sole) Investigator. £60k.
  • Teaching Company Directorate/UK Department of Trade and Industry with industrial collaboration.  Determination of the best layouts of quarry faces and blasting procedures to permit close approach to sensitive structures. Award under the Teaching Company Scheme (now DTI Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) 1998-2001. Lead Academic. Grant number (Knowledge Transfer Partnership no.) 4900. £92k.
  • Anglo American plc Funding for research Chair; 1998-2003. Principal Investigator. £100k.
  • Anglo American plc Funding for research Chair; 2004. Principal Investigator. £50k per annum reviewed every two years.
  • United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, grant for geostatistical calibration; 1999, Principal (sole) Investigator. £3k.
  • UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant for the Geostatistical calibration and integration of wireline, core and seismic data; 1999-2002, Principal (sole) Investigator. Grant number GR/M72944/01. £132k.
  • Teaching Company Directorate/Department of Trade and Industry with industrial collaboration for the development of a new, directional, nuisance dust gauge suitable for use around quarry and landfill sites, and to develop associated dust monitoring and modelling protocols and software. Award under the Teaching Company Scheme (now DTI Knowledge Transfer Partnerships); 2001-04. Lead Academic. Grant number (Knowledge Transfer Partnership no.) 5386. £92k.
  • EPSRC and industrial collaborators Joint Research Equipment Initiative (JREI) grant for XRF facility; 2000-03. Grant number GR/M92607/01. Principal Investigator. £168k.
  • BNFL Strategic Alliance in Particle Science and Technology. Collaboration with R A Williams (Alliance Director), B Rand, B Gibbs and K J Roberts at University of Leeds and R Clegg and D T Goddard at BNFL, 2000-2004, BNFL £2.0M and Royal Academy of Engineering, £140k.
  • EPSRC and industrial collaborators JREI grant for Global Positioning System; 2001-02. Principal Investigator. Grant number GR/R05659/01. £42k.
  • Rio Tinto plc WWW Geostatistics project; 2001. Principal (sole) Investigator. £15k.
  • EPSRC and industrial collaborators JREI grant for 3D measurement and simulation of structured materials facilitated by X-ray Micro-Tomography. 2001-03. Co-Investigator. Grant number GR/M91563/01. £171k.
  • EU Fifth framework. Network for extractive mining industries (consortium of 15 industrial and academic partners); 2001-05, €570,000.
  • EPSRC grant for Stochastic modelling of fractures in rock masses. 2002-2005. Principal Investigator. Grant number GR/R94602/01. £262k.
  • AMCO plc Funding of a readership; 2002-03. £46k per annum.
  • Marie Curie Fellowship (EU Fifth Framework). Geostatistical simulation. Principal Investigator. 2003-04, £17k.
  • Australian Research Council grant for Quantification of risk and uncertainty in the optimisation of open-pit mine design and production scheduling. R. Dimatrakopolous (Principal Investigator – University of Queensland), P.A. Dowd (Co-Investigator). ARC Linkage Grant LP0211446 - grant held at University of Queensland. 2002-04. $285k.
  • Australian Research Council grant for Development of a stochastic short-term production scheduling optimisation approach for open pit metal mines. R. Dimatrakopolous (Principal Investigator – University of Queensland), P.A. Dowd (Co-Investigator). ARC Linkage Grant LP0348798 - grant held at University of Queensland. 2003-05, ($315k).
  • Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA). Funding for a Chair in Mining Geology. Funding over three years 2009-11 ($180k).
  • University City Initiative (Adelaide) Research funding to establish the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources.  Funding over three years from July 2009 ($750k).
  • South Australia State Government. Funding to establish the South Australian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research. 2008-09 ($250k); 2009-11 ($800k); 2011-13 ($1.0M). 
  • Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP110104766. Stochastic modelling of fractures in crystalline rock massess for hot dry rock geothermal systems, 2011-13. Principal Investigator ($330k).
  • Newcrest Mining Limited. Quantification of risk in mining operations, 2012-15. Principal Investigator ($533k).
  • Centre of Excellence in Mining and Petroleum Services.  Chair in Geostatistics and Quantitative Geology, 2014-16, ($245k)

Master of Geostatistics Programme: Introduction to Geostatistics;  Linear Geostatistics;  Non-stationarity, selection and recoverability;  Non-linear Geostatistics;  Geostatistical simulation; Final project and thesis.

Mine Management

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor Resource Heterogeneity Modelling for Optimal Ore Extraction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yusha Li
2018 Principal Supervisor Spatio-Temporal Modelling for the Prediction of Ore Grades to Mill Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kiet Wong
2015 Co-Supervisor Rock Mechanical Behaviour Under High Pressure and High Temperature Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhihe Wang
2015 Principal Supervisor Modelling of Stockpile Oxidation and its Potential Value on Improving Gold Recovery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hang Wang
2013 Principal Supervisor Integrated Risk-Quantified Mine Planning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Andrew Lawrence Lawless

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Quantification of Uncertainty of Geometallurgical Variables for Mine Planning Optimism Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Exequiel Manuel Sepulveda Escobedo
2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Geostatistical Modelling and Simulation of Karst Systems Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Romina Ghobadi
2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Stochastic Modelling of Fractures in Rock Masses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Younes Fadakar
2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Simulation of Correlated Variables: A Comparison of Approaches with a Case Study from the Yandi Channel Iron Deposit Master of Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences Master Part Time Mr Christopher Leslie De-Vitry
2004 - 2014 Principal Supervisor An Integrated Model Risk Evaluation Model for Mineral Deposits Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Grant Deon Nicholas

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2013 - ongoing Board Member Boletín Geológico y Minero Instituto Geológico y Minero de España Spain
2007 - ongoing Board Member Mathematical Geosciences International Association for Mathematical Geosciences United States
1992 - ongoing Editor-In-chief Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Industry Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Australasian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy United Kingdom
Position
Professor of Mining
Phone
83134543
Fax
8313 4359
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North, floor 1
Room Number
1 46
Org Unit
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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