Tag Archives: climate change

Naming and Shaming the Countries that have held the World to Ransom

This is the final update from Madrid by Emeritus Professor John Sweeney. And so after two weeks of negotiations, COP25 finally came to a fractious end on Sunday, some 40 hours past the scheduled close. As the remaining bleary-eyed delegates gathered for the final plenary, the stands were being dismantled, the protesters had departed and […]

COP25 – No Real Progress in Week 1

John Sweeney, Emeritus Professor of Geography, provides the first of his updates from COP25 in Madrid.  The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change rotates around the continents to minimise travel and thus the carbon footprint involved and was this year due to be held in the […]

Reflections on writing an undergraduate thesis by Daire Quinn

This is the second in a series of three blog posts written by students who have recently completed First Class undergraduate theses. My thesis set out to establish a benchmark for seasonal streamflow forecasting in Irish catchments. A benchmark method of flow forecasting is a technique which is used to compare the relative potential of […]

Reflections on writing an undergraduate thesis by Rhonda McGovern

Each year around 20 or so of our third year students (those who take the Single Honours or Major-Minor option) write approx. 12,000 word undergraduate theses. This year three of them completed First Class theses and so we asked them to jot down some reflections on the thesis-writing process. In the first of these guest […]

Are you a ‘climate terrorist’?

Click on the image gallery and scroll through… Send me corrections (hey, I’m not a statistician!), but hopefully I’m not too far off. Alistair Fraser

Recently completed PhD: Ciaran Broderick

We are delighted to note that Ciaran Broderick completed his PhD recently. His thesis was titled ‘Climate change and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): changes in flow and freshwater habitat in the Burrishoole catchment.’ Here is his abstract: Climate change is anticipated to impact the flow regime of riverine systems with resultant consequences for the freshwater […]